Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Day Out

Took a trip up to Lititz, PA late yesterday with my sweet hubby.
It was so great just to spend the day with him.  I did some shopping and came home with 
this treasure.....a very primitive gray green bench with a lift top lid for tons of storage.
I had seen this on my last trip to Lititz and was thrilled to see it was still there.
 Need to get it decorated for Christmas.

Loving the color and the patina!

I treated my sweetie 
to dinner at JoBoy's....they have THE BEST burgers.
And a wonderful Porter.

I love visiting this wonderful little town and visiting with local friends.
Always good to see Susan and Cindy at Day's Gone By Creations.

The street and shops were all lit up and decorated.

Still smiling from a great day out with my best friend and love.
Smiles, Nan

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Finally Ready for Release

"Let it Snow"

Stitched on 32ct Cherry Pit Brown linen by Dames of the Needle using 
The Gentle Art - Country Redwood floss and backed with Winterberry velvet by Blackberry Primitives.
Pattern Stitch Count is 129 x 71 and finished pinkeep is approx. 81/2" by 5".

Charts have shipped to my distributor and automatic shops and will be available in my
 Etsy shop also.


And to all my wonderful friends and customers...a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving is wished to you.  May you enjoy a day filled with much love, happiness, peace and plenty.
Smiles, ~Nan

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Needlework Heaven

Always so behind on my blog posts.....but as I mentioned a few posts ago, while friends and I were out in Ohio we took a side trip to a Cross Stitch shop in Vermilion, Ohio.  Boy, was it worth it.....  Clare's Stitching Post is an amazing shop. 

  I could not believe the linen she had.
Every color and count your heart and hands could desire....

and I love linen.....can you

All the latest and greatest charts and even some oldies but goodies.

This is one one of the floss wall...Oh My!

We had such fun adding to our stash and getting time to chat with Clare.
She was so very sweet and helpful.  I do hope we get back to see her and her sweet doggie Max.

Smiles, Nan

Friday, November 20, 2015

Primitive Handmades Merc Update

Fell a little behind in blogging again, but with coffee in hand this morning....
here are my offerings that I posted to last night's Primitive Handmades Mercantile.

As you can see I was still in a "Fall" mood when creating these and not thinking 
about Christmas yet....LOL

"Bountiful Blessing Hanging Pocket" 

"Bittersweet Ditty Bag"

"Bittersweet Pincushion"

I've had so much fun creating these this month and I hope if you have time
you'll stop by the website to see everyone's creations.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
Smiles, Nan

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

From Our Hands Show 2015

Friends and I traveled to the From Our Hands Show in Peninsula Ohio.
What an adorable little town.
I didn't get many pictures, but we all had a wonderful time and each of us came 
home with some beautiful handmades.
I was after a hanging pinkeep by Primitives Past and was lucky enough to get this one.

It was cold and windy waiting in line for the show to open.  Our little bunch are die hards and
we got there an hour before to be second in line.

 Here is the Welcome sign in the entrance.  

Got to meet up with some great friends that live near by.  It was wonderful to see them and one of the highlights of the trip.  We had some yummy food and lots of catching up at Fisher's Cafe & Pub, just down the road from the show.  These peeps are like family to me.

We also went to a wonderful needlework shop and I'll post some pics of that later.
Happy day all:)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Peek

A peek of something to come.....
A pretty tone one tone design using Cherry Pit Brown linen by 
Dames of the Needle.
Hope to have a release of this in a few weeks.

Heading on a trip out to Ohio this week for the From Our Hands & Hearts Show
in Peninsula.   My friends and I had such a great time last year we knew we'd make
the trip out again this year.
We'll be at the Friday night preview show.....If you're going...hope to see you there!

Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fox Run

I finished my punchneedle project last night.  It got easier the more I punched.  To the point where I just couldn't put it
I'm sure with practice I will improve, but for only my 3rd time punching, I'm happy with it.

I'm not sure of the's just pinned on the basket for right now.

I also have a wooden hornbook I could attach it to...I have to think on it.

Hope you all had a happy Wednesday.
Smiles, ~Nan

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Not sure what I was thinking......

For whatever reason, I have had a hankering for some punching...don't ask me
It has been a year since I've punched and it's tough for me to get back into, but I like to finish what I start....

I'm making this up as I go along.  Looked at some pictures of foxes on Pinterest, so I could
get an idea for his coloring.

I'll keep you posted on the finish, but hoping to have this all done by the 20th for my

Until then...Happy Creating:)