Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winter Finishes!

     Hello and Happy New Year!  Just stopping by to share some winter finishes today.  Above is a punch needle pin pillow called "For Ewe".  Design by Teresa Kogut.  I punched this using Valdani thread.  I then stitched the punched piece onto coordinating wool and backed with a cotton print fabric.  It was then firmly stuffed with sawdust, cotton and wool scraps.  I stitched cream colored hand dyed wool yarn to the edges.  I love how it turned out!!

     Next, I finished this cute snow lady pillow.  I love her!  This "Winter Is Here" pattern is designed by Doreen Frost of Vermont Harvest Folk Art.  I love her designs!  This one is also punched using Valdani thread.  I then stitched it onto faded green wool, backed it with a pretty cotton, and firmly stuffed with sawdust, cotton and wool clippings.  I hand stitched black wool yarn to the edges.  She turned out pretty cute, if I may say so myself.  Onto some Valentine's Day things next....... 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Farmstead Christmas

     Hello!  It is very snowy here today in Southwest, Pa.  Love it!  I plan on working on a punch needle project and maybe even doing some quilting.  I just wanted to share with you "Farmstead Christmas".  It is a design by Plum Street Samplers.  I made this pin pillow for a Christmas gift exchange for a group I belong to on Facebook, Dixiesamplar's Exchange Group.  Such a fun group!  They have exchanges a few times a year.  This is my second exchange.  I love receiving my Fall one.  I can't wait to get my Christmas one as well.  I stitched this piece onto 40 count Weeks Confederate Gray Linen with hand dyed threads.  I covered up the stuffing hole in back with a little punch needle tree!  I loved stitching this.  I just might have to make one for myself!!  LOL

Have a great day, Jen

Monday, November 26, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas

     Hello!  I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!  I just wanted to share with you another cross stitch series I am working on for myself.  Farmhouse Christmas by Little House Needleworks.  I just love how they are turning out.  Very small and fast projects to do.  Easy to read patterns as well.  There are 9 patterns in all.  I have only stitched 4 so far but looking forward to finishing the rest.  I am sure I won't have them done this Christmas, but that is okay.  I will have some to work on through the year. 

     I am also working on having a couple of punch needle/cross stitch pillow sets available within the next couple of days.  I will be listing them in my Etsy shop.  I will post before doing do.   

     I am off to work on that update.  You all have a wonderful Monday!  Jen

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hometown Holiday


     I have been enjoying working on a series of pin pillows for myself and thought I would share some pictures.  I am going to make them into little pillows and display them around the house.  There are 17 designs in this series by Little House Needleworks.  I love them all.  I have all the patterns, the most recent one being, "Clockmaker".  They are all adorable.  I started them after Christmas last year, year and as you can see, I haven't gotten very far.  I just start a new one every now and again.  They are very easy and quick patterns and a lot of fun to stitch.  Maybe by next Christmas!  LOL! 

    Happy Thursday!! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Old Black Cat & Friends

     Hello, again!!  I hope you all are having a great Friday and looking forward to a relaxing weekend!  I just wanted to share some pictures of my latest finish, Old Black Cat & Friends, a design by Pineberry Lane.  I love her patterns!  These are all pretty small and cute for putting in a bowl or tiered tray.  I stitched them onto 32 count Summer Khaki linen.  They are already spoken for.

    I am currently working on a pattern by Tina Woltman.  I am stitching it on 40 count linen, so it is very small.  I kinda like the small tiny stitches.  I will share my progress soon.

     I am off to stuff another little pin pillow, but I will hopefully be back tomorrow with more pictures! 

    Have a great weekend!!!   

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Witch Pumpkin?

     Already spoken for, but I thought I would share!  This is a pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.  Witch Pumpkin?   I love her.  I stitched her onto linen with DMC threads.  Hand dyed black wool yarn is sewn to the edge.  Stuffed very firmly with sawdust and cotton clippings.  Hopefully I can try to come back daily for some updates.  I am not sure anyone reads this anymore since I have not posted in such a long time.  So sorry for that!  I think we all get so busy, plus we like to save time for making all the pretty things instead of posting about them.  I do like looking at pictures on blogs much more than Facebook or Instagram, though.  Less drama too!  LOL .

  You all have a fabulous day,    Jen

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mrs. Maguire's Hen House

     Hello!  Already spoken for, just thought I would share photos of my finish.   Mrs. Maguire's Hen House stitched on 32 count linen with a combination of hand dyed and DMC threads.  I love how this turned out.  Design by Pineberry Lane.  Just some pretty pictures for you!!  Have a great day!