Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A New Start

Hi all!  I do love to show you what I'm
working on.....
I designed a mini sampler a week or
so ago and finally have it 
tweaked to where I want it.
I happily started on it this morning.
Like I said it will be small.....
around 6" x 7".
I have all my floss picked, but no
guarantees.  One or more may 
change, thats usually what happens, 
but we'll see.
This linen is so luscious.
It's 32ct Apple Brown Biddy
by R&R.
I know I probably sound like
a broken record, but I just
Loooooove they're linen.
I did stain it with a strong coffee
mix cause I really want this one to 
look old. 
I want to thank you all
so much for all the 
Civil War Needlebook kit orders.
I am so thrilled with the response and 
really appreciate all of you and the 
support you have shown.
I can't wait to see some of your
  The first round has been mailed and
more will go out tomorrow.
  Remember, Dyeing to Stich
has them too and 
will be getting in some more this week.
If you'd like to get one through
them, just give them a call.
x  x  x 
I'll keep you posted on my 
progress of this new sampler.
Thanks for stopping by and
happy stitching!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Civil War Needlebook Kit

Happy Friday my friends!

 I'm so pleased to offer this new design, 
so that you can create your own
 Civil War Needlebook.
 The kit includes everything you need:
* prairie cloth
* navy fabric
*stained muslin
* 2 skeins of DMC floss
* 1 skein of stained floss
* antique ribbon
* overdyed seam binding
* rusty pins
*chart and instructions
$23. plus shipping.

As I mentioned, these kits are 
limited in quantity because I only
have so much of the antique blue and 
cream ribbon.
x   x   x   x   x       

If you would like to have one of these
wonderful little kits, you can email me at
Dyeing to Stitch will also have
some available in their shop.
x   x   x   x   x
Thanks for all your emails and comments
about this release.
I greatly appreciate your support
and I look forward to seeing your 
Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh My : )

I wanted to do a quick post today.
I didn't want to leave all of you hanging and
wondering about the Civil War needlebook.

First, WoW..... thank you so much for the
wonderful response.  You guys always make
  me so happy to be doing what I'm doing.

  I'm working on getting the kits together 
and ready for release.
I hope to release it this Friday
and I'll post all the information
about it then.

My good friends at Dyeing to Stitch
will have some kits at their shop too.

Remember, the amount of kits will be
  limited.  I only have so much 
of that sweet antique ribbon.
By the way... Ivonne finally saw the
 Down Va. Way post and wrote me.  
I promised I'd share.  Here's some of what
she wrote.....
OMG Nan...you made me heart jump for joy and put a big smile on my face.  This is so sweet of you, thank you so very much!!  I'm so happy that we met, I feel really lucky to call you my dear friend and feel very special.  I love, love your new design...you go girl!!! 
Smiles Ivonne
Ain't she so sweet?  Love you Vonnie.
Safe travels home, my friend.
I guess this wasn't all that quick of a post ; )
  Until Friday. Enjoy the rest of your week
and happy stitching.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thinking 'bout a kit

Happy Sunday all. 
I'm sure a lot of you frequent Pinterest....
I know I do and I always find so 
much inspiration there.
My mind has been in such a creative mode 
these days.  While relaxing on Pinterest
one morning and I came across this
picture of a very old needlebook that
was made during the Civil War.
Picture courtesy of Pinterest.
I fell in love with it immediately
and wanted to do my own,
less expensive : ) version of it.
So, I set to work creating the
design and working out all
the finishing details.
And this was the result....
It turned out pretty sweet and
I got to thinking maybe some of 
my blogging friends would like to 
make one too.  I was thinking of 
putting together a kit to release
around the beginning of May. 
This would be an exclusive kit in 
limited quantities since I will include
a piece of the antique blue and cream
ribbon for you to add to the inside
of your finished needlebook.  
Here is the inside.
 I'd love to hear what you think and
I will provide more details in the
coming weeks. 
Thanks for stopping by and 
Happy Stitching.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Down Virginia Way Pinkeep and Fob

Wow, what a busy day it's been.
Printing and stitching and
getting this release all ready
to go!
"Down Virginia Way"
 Both the pinkeep and fob
were stitched on R & R 
Reproductions 40ct Mink linen
and is available at their shop
Using flosses from
  Crescent Colours - Pollywog
and Ye Olde Gold, Gentle Art -
Otter Creek and DMC 3021.
     A full DMC thread conversion
list is also provided.
The pattern is now available
in my Etsy Shop and will soon
be available at your LNS. 
x  x  x 
If you got to read my previous post 
you know that I've dedicated this
design to my dear friend Ivonne,
of The Crackling Crows.
She's still away in Germany and
hasn't seen the post, but she 
should be home soon and I will
let you know what she says.
I'm quite excited for her to see it and
hear her thoughts.
x  x  x  x
Thank you all for your patience and 
interest regarding this release.
You are all very special to me 
and keep me inspired and happy
to be doing what I love.....
Hugs, ~Nan