Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prim Sisters Club Reveal

I am super excited that I can finally show you the design and finish I've created for my first Prim Sisters Club kit, hosted by Country Sampler Spring Green.  I'm very please and happy to be designing for this wonderful shop.  I always try to make my club pieces special and I hope you think it is too.
Each kit includes the chart, overdyed linen and floss, 2 coordinating fabrics, the stained bone ring and detailed finishing instructions so you that can create this gathered pocket hanging and matching pyn pillow.

If you'd like to join the 2015 Prim Sisters Club, please give Jeanne and the girls at Country Sampler a call.  Linda from The Pinkeep will be next up in a few months with her design and we'd love to have you join the stitching fun.

Happy Stitching my friends!
Smiles, ~Nan

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Shamrock Finish

Today I finished my Lucky Shamrocks stitch into a little thread holder pocket.  I think I'll add a wire hanger.  This was a quick and easy finish. I love the flannel ticking and antique lace I found in my stash.
It was a good day to stay in a work on finishing.  Very cold and we have supposedly lots of snow headed our way.  I see a few stitching snow days on the horizon.  
Have a great week all........and stay safe!
Smiles, ~Nan

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Change of Plans:(

So I was supposed to be stitching with a bunch of friends down in Maryland today, but we all thought it best not to travel in the snow.  I stitched this morning anyway......My hubby said, instead of a Stitch A Long, I was having a Stitch A Lone.....he is so darn cute.  Working on my Lucky Freebie and have a sweet finish planned.  All my freebies can be found in the freebie patterns tab under my header photo:)

I hope you are all having a good day and are staying safe and warm.
Happy Stitching, ~Nan

Friday, January 16, 2015

Release Day!

Happy Friday my fellow stitch friends......You have all been very patient and it's much appreciated.  There is a lot of thought and work that go into a release,
but I'm as ready as I can be:)
First up....
"Beggar's Valentine"

This is the 4th design in this series.
Stitched on 32ct Vintage Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linen with The Gentle Art floss. 
This is trimmed in a brand new color chenille called Colonial Tea from Dames of the Needle/From the Cauldron.  Elizabeth has matched it perfectly, just for this design.
Many thanks to her for coming to my aid on this one.

Next is......

"Wynter Peacocks"

This stitcher's pocket was stitched on 32ct linen using The Gentle Art floss.
Along with cross stitch this design also has the Algerian eye stitch.

Both of these will be on the Hoffman and Norden Distributors update today and will be in your local needlework shop very soon.  Some already have it.
This will also be available in my Etsy shop.

I want to thank you all for your kind comments, emails and facebook pm's
along with your loyal support of my designs.
You keep me inspired and constantly stitching!
Smiles, ~ Nan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Getting Ready......

I've been getting ready for my Primitive Handmades Mercantile update tomorrow night...Goodness that comes around fast:)  Here is one of the "One of a Kind" items I have created for this month. Hope you'll stop by to see all the wonderful handmades the PHM girls and I have to show you! Plus....there is going to be a giveaway/contest this month too...Smiles, ~Nan

Update is at 9:00 EST....

By the way, haven't I been very good so far this year with posting to my blog?
My New Year's Resolution.....and I'm Reeeeeeeally trying:)
Smiles, ~Nan

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Beggar's Valentine Coming!

I'm very happy to announce that a new Beggar's release is due out next week.
"Beggar's Valentine".
I am very excited.  The charts were shipped today to my distributors.
Look for in Friday's update, January 16th.

I will also have one other release that day for your stitching pleasure.
Happy Stitching my friends!
Smiles, ~Nan 

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's Friday And It's Time!

It's time to announce the giveaway winner!  First I want to thank all of you very much for your response and your kind and very sweet well wishes. With the help of a random generator, the winner chosen is Penny Shepard.  
Congrats Penny...I'll be contacting you for your mailing info.
Thank you all for making this giveaway so much fun! 
Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My Work Update:)

Yesterday, I was posed a question by my friend Deb, who is the owner of the wonderful cross stitch shop Stitches N Things.   She is currently stitching one of my newer designs, 
"My Work".

She wanted to have the new year on it rather than the 2014 that it's charted with.
I was more than happy to help a fellow stitcher and friend and charted 2015 for her to incorporate into her  stitch.
I thought I'd share it with you all in case anyone who has the pattern and would like to use the new date when stitching it.
Hope everyone is staying warm.  The temps are very frigid here and I am missing the 60 degree weather we had over the holidays.   Brrrrr!
 Happy Stitching my friends,

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2000 Plus!

WOW!!.....Looks like I hit 2000 followers/likes on my facebook page over the holidays.  Now that's something to celebrate!
So, I'm having a GIVEAWAY!...I put together TWO of my kits from last year, "Cinnamon Hearts".
Leave a comment on my Facebook Giveaway post...
OR here on this blog post and I'll pull One FB Winner and ONE blog Winner on Friday, Jan 9th.
Thank you all for your friendship and support and Good Luck!
Smiles, ~Nan