Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Civil War Needlebook Kit

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
I had such a great response to this design last year that I'm pleased to offer the re- release of this kit, so that you can create your own Civil War Needlebook.  I designed this based on an original antique from around 1863-1865.

The kit includes everything you need:

* prairie cloth
* navy fabric
* cream muslin
* floss
* vintage floral ribbon
* stained seam binding
* rusty pins
*chart and instructions
$26. plus shipping.

These kits are 
limited in quantity because I only
have so much of the vintage blue and 
cream ribbon.
     x   x   x   x   x     
 If you would like to purchase one of these
sweet little kits, you can email me at
Have a wonderful week and happy stitching my friends.
Smiles, ~Nan

Sunday, May 18, 2014

One More...LOL

I have another stitcher's finish to show you and again this one is also mine...:)
A good friend stitched the "Wicked" design by The Primitive Needle and asked me to do the finishing on it.  She is such a wonderful friend that I was not only happy, but also really excited to do it for her. 
I had done this finish before so she knew of it and sent along a vintage skeleton key that she had in her stash.  She stitched this with the called for WDW 30ct Parchment and with the called for 
CC Belle Soie silks.  I love this design and she stitched this so beautifully.
I sent her a pic of the finish and she is super happy with it.  That is what counts and makes me smile. 
Hope you like it too and that it inspires you to try something a little different! 
Smiles, ~Nan

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Stitcher's Finish

Happy Friday all :)
I thought I'd do a quick blog post while I wait for my honey to get home so we can start to enjoy the weekend together.
My good buddy Dora, stitched and finished "Bloom"
I think it's just wonderful.  Love the wool she used on the bottom along with the ric rac.
She has started to stuff with wood shavings and loves the look and feel, as do I.
You really did a super job on this Dora and you know how much I love to see your finishes.  Thank you for sharing it with me. 

The next stitcher's finish is.....mine.....LOL.  I recently joined the Little Stitches Club 
given by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.
I stitched and finished this kit called Spools of my Thread.  I just love this little
spool bag and will proudly display it in my sewing studio.  It was really an enjoyable stitch.

The Prim Stitcher's group that I belong to on facebook, actually had a stitch a long for this project.  It was so much fun to see everyone's progess and finishes.  I think everyone did their bag a little different and made it their own.  I love that!
Well, it was the perfect rainy day to work on this and it was a lot fun.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and as always....Happy Stitching!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beggar's 4th Release

Happy May 1st to you all.... 
Seems like many of us are in such a patriotic stitching mood.  Myself included.
I've tried very hard to work quickly to get this new release completed.  I've had so many wonderful emails and comments regarding this new design, which is the 3rd in the Beggar's Series.  You have been very patient:) so I'm please to show you the finish of "Beggar's 4th"
Stitch Count: 106w x 77h 

Threads:  Gentle Art, Freedom and Flax. 
Classic Colorworks, Black Coffee and Cayenne

Fabric:  35ct Olde Towne Blend by R&R Reproductions.
(This is a light creamy color linen, please feel free to use what makes you smile).

Trimmed in stained vintage chenille. 

I've already begun shipping to shops and my distributor should have this on tomorrow's update. YAY! 
As always, thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your continued support of my needlework designs.   I am always so touched by your emails and comments.
Smiles and Happy Stitching!