Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday Hen Candle Board

I'm very happy to finally show you my last design release in the candleboard series. 
Here is the third design in the series called 
"Holiday Hen".

This is a collaboration with Kelmscott DesignsIt's mounted their pre-painted reproduction candle board, which was custom made for the design. 
Stitched on 32ct Vintage Exemplar from Lakeside Linens.  Each piece in the series was stitched on this count and color. 
It stitched with Classic Colorworks Red Manor floss and trimmed with Colonial Tea chenille from Dames of the Needle.

This new design, along with the candleboard can be purchased from your favorite needlework shop or directly from me in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you all for your continued support and as always, 
  Happy Stitching! ~Nan

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Primitive Handmades Mercantile Tonight

Hope you'll join us tonight at 9EST on Primitive Handmades Mercantile. 
I'll be offering a finished Merry & Bright Pillow that I've stitched in a different silk colorway just for this update.

Smiles, ~Nan

Friday, November 11, 2016

Merry & Bright

I'm so happy to finally show you my latest design.  This one was truly fun to create
and I really loved mixing in a bit of wool on this.

"Merry & Bright"

The model was stitched one over two linen strands on 32ct Dirty Ewe linen by Dames of the Needle with Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Red Fox.  I love the variation the silk gives and it's so wonderful to stitch with.  The wool trees were a breeze to stitch on and a template is provided with the pattern.  I purchased the wool from The Merry Hooker.  The color is called Pepperberry and matched the Red Fox silk perfectly.
I did a simple trim around the edge with a matching red yarn.
Stitch Count 107 x 108.
Finally, I want to thank my dear friend Cindy Ruckman Cabrey for stitching the model.  Every stitch is always beautiful.

This will be available in shops very soon and will also listed in my Etsy shop for your convenience. 

Thank you very much my fellow stitchers for all your continued support.
Happy weekend and happy stitching. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

A sneak peek and some creative time

Thought I'd share with you a sneak of my soon to be chart release, "Merry & Bright".  Back from my wonderful model stitcher, Cindy Ruckman Cabrey.  I'm hoping to get this printed and out this week. I can't wait for you to see the finish.  Another cross stitch and wool combo!

 I locked myself in my studio for most of the day....Working on a few things for this month's Primitive Handmades Merc.  I have a large bin of scraps that I've saved....and I use them to mix and match for the backings of pinkeep, etc.  It has done my heart and mind good to sew and get creative today.

Wishing you a day of good creativity too!
Smiles, ~Nan