Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW Pattern ~ "Jack in the Hat"

Hello friends!
The new pattern is ready! 
"Jack in the Hat" 
a primitive ditty bag.

Don't you just love is wicked smile?
I really enjoyed creating this and it was such a fun stitch and finish.
I hope you like it too:)
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The model was stitched on 30ct WDW Confederate Grey linen using Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works and DMC floss.  A color conversion for using all DMC threads is provided.
Pattern is 64 by 66 stitches.  
Finished cross stitched bag is approx. 5 3/4" wide by 7 3/4" high.

This new design is now available in my Etsy Shop 
and also in the hands of my distributors.
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Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Stitching!
Smiles, ~Nan

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Almost Time Again!

I can't believe how this Summer is flying by.  It has really been one of the best! I am having a wonderful time designing and now, also creating new pieces. I have more time now and I love the freedom it gives me to create some of what is in this head of mine......LOL
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It's time once again for my Primitive Handmades Mercantile update this week.I will be listing a few of my handmades late Thurs. night. Here is a sneak peek at two of the creations I'll be offering.

Bluebird and Berries Wall Pocket
Cottage Rose Whisk and Wrap
I hope you'll join us to see all the wonderful new handmades 
from all the PHM gals.  Such a talented bunch.  They have all made me feel so welcome.
Thanks for stopping by,
Smiles, ~Nan

Friday, August 1, 2014

A very happy Friday to you all.....
Thank you to all my friends and followers for your patience while getting these 2 new patterns ready for release. Your emails and comments are always so heartwarming and so supportive.  You have no idea how much they mean to me.

First up.....

"All American Finn"

A special thank you to my friend Gretchen Hubert, for being the inspiration behind "All American Finn".   Without her, Finn would never have come to life!  
The model for Finn is stitched on 35ct Weeks Dye Works Cocoa linen with  WDW- Parchment and Gentle Art - Schoolhouse Red, Black Crow, and Barn Grey. 
The stripes of the flag are charted and can either be stitched or 1/8” red ric rac may be attached, as was done on the model.  I have lots of the vintage red ric rac that I've also listed in my Etsy Shop.  I chose to attach this to a handmade hornbook, but this would look wonderful on an antique breadboard or even framed.

Next is......                        
"Cottage Rose"

This sweet little design if comes with two charts for both finishes.  A pinkeep and a broom wrap finish.  Cottage Rose is on 32ct Zweigart Vintage Heritage with Weeks Dye Works - Kudzu and Gentle Art - Burlap, Brandy and Country Redwood.

I've added these new designs and the ric rac to my Etsy Shop and they should soon be in your Local Needlework Shop.

Another new design is in the works!  Feeling in the mood for some Halloween stitching:)

Remember.....if you're on facebook and want to belong to a great primitive stitching group, please think about joining The Prim Stitchers Society.  We now have close to 2400 members and there is always something to see and learn.  I'm on there every day to see what's new and to connect with the members.  I have made so many new friends and we are very supportive of each other in so many ways. 

Enjoy your weekend! Happy Stitching and thank you for stopping by.
Smiles, ~Nan