Monday, May 20, 2019

Red, White, & Blue Update!!

Hello everyone!  I hope all is well!  I will be having a small red, white, and blue update tonight (5/20) at 9 PM Eastern time in my Etsy shop!

First up is a design by Stacy Nash that I made into a decorative pillow.  A little bit of Red, White, And Blue with some strawberries thrown in.  Love this design.  It has been stitched onto linen with hand dyed threads.  

Next, I have a design by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.  Samuel & Elizabeth are such a cute pair.  I made this design into a decorative pillow as well, using DMC and hand dyed threads.  

Last but not least is a design by Brenda Gervais.  It is called Summer in Baltimore.  I took my favorite part of the design and made a little bag out of it.  I stitched this design onto 46 count linen.  That means very tiny stitches.  I love how it turned out.  I used all hand dyed threads on this one!

That is all for today!!  If you see something you like, be sure to visit my Etsy shop at 9 PM Eastern time tonight, May 20!

Take care, Jen!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Pretty Tulips!!

Happy May Day!!  I have a lovely little Coxcomb & Tulip punch needle mat ready for sale and available tonight in my Etsy shop at 9PM Easterm time!  (Pictured above).  It is a design by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.  I used a combination of DMC and Valdani threads.  It is backed with a patterned wool that I rolled around the edges and secured with thread.

Next up, pictured below, I have a cross stitch decorative pin pillow.  It is a design by Tina Woltman.  It is called Fraktur Tulips.  I stitched this onto a primitive linen using DMC threads.  A coordinating blue reproduction cotton fabric has been sewn to the bottom and a tan rick rack trim has been added.  It is backed in homespun and firmly stuffed with sawdust, wool, and cotton clippings.  

Again, they will both be available tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern Time in my Etsy shop!!  Thanks so much and see you soon!!!



Monday, April 8, 2019

Spring Update

Hello everyone!  I am just popping in to let you know that I will have a few Spring things available tomorrow night (April 9, 2019) at 8:00 PM Eastern time in my ETSY SHOP.     

Above is my Happy Easter cross stitch and punch needle pin pillow set.  The cross stitch design is by Shelly Auen and the punch needle design is by Donna Munson.

Next is a Spring Tulip pin pillow set.  The punch needle design is by Lori Brechlin and the cross stitch design is by Jenny Hoffman.

Below is the last set and it is a Spring Strawberry cross stitch pin pillow with a coordinating hand dyed velvet strawberry.  The cross stitch design is by Jenny Hoffman and the strawberry design is by Maggie Bonanomi.

I will not be taking any orders on these items, but I will do my best to have some new things ready soon.

Take care and have a great evening!


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Newsletter Sign Up

     I have been working on a few new things that will be available soon.  I just wanted to drop in and let everyone know that I have added a link to my blog so that you can sign up for my Newsletter.  It is just a faster, more direct way for me to let you know that I will be updating my shop.  I really try not to spend too much time on Facebook or Instagram anymore.  Blogs are prettier, I think.  And more friendly.  I have been noticing, too, that I don't get notifications as fast on those social media sites.  I find that this website I am using delivers the emails very quickly. 

     Another thing, I will not be taking any orders for a while.  I have so many new things I want to make, but it is hard to make new things when you are working on orders.  I do homeschool my daughter, so my time is limited a bit due to that. 

     I will be back in a few days to list a date and time for an update.  If you sign up for my Newsletter, then you will get an email from me letting you know when that update is. 

     The above items will be available as sets.  NO EARLY SALES.  The first picture shows a punch needle design by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm and a cross stitch design by Jenny Hoffman.  The second set shows a punch needle design by Donna Munson and a cross stitch design by Shelly Auen.  There will probably be one other set available.  I am finishing something up now.

     If you have any questions just email me at  Take care and have a great day!!!



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Some Spring Things~~


     Hello, I thought I would share a few Spring punch needle finishes today!  All of these have been spoken for.  The cute bunny above is a design by Donna Munson called, Alexander Rabbit.  I did not resize this one.  It is punched using Valdani pearl cotton thread.  I stitched the punched piece onto some coordinating cotton.  I love how he turned out.  He is my favorite bunny out of all of the ones I have punched.

     The two bunnies above are designs by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.  This pattern is called Signs of Spring . So pretty . I had many requests for more of these to be made!!  All punched in Valdani cotton thread and stitched onto cotton fabric.

     This last one is an embroidery pattern by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.  I simply just punched it instead of doing the embroidery.  I am working on teaching myself embroidery.  Lori has a very nice video on her YouTube channel that helps.  She also offers lots of cool embroidery patterns in her Etsy shop.  You can find them HERE.  I have so many of her patterns!!!  Love them all!!!! 

     Well, that 's all I have to share today!  I am going to do a little tidying up in the sewing room.  I hope to be able to crack open a window or two.  It supposed to be nice here today in Southwestern Pa. 

                               Take care,

Monday, March 11, 2019

Summer at Hollyberry Farm

     Hello!!  I have been working on some Spring punch needle project, but in between I have become addicted to stitching this project!  That house is very big, but I absolutely love it!  Almost every cross stitch pattern I fall in love with has a big house in it.  I love those Americana swags!  This is a pattern by Stacy Nash.  I am stitching it using called for threads on 40 count R&R Reproduction Winter's Brew.  I have been favoring the 40 count linens lately.  Love those tiny stitches.  You just need some awesome readers and a really good light.  I have like 3 different Ott lights in various locations all over the house.  You need good lighting for punch needle too (at least I do)!  Lol!  I am off to do a little more stitching on this tonight and watch a few movies with my daughter.  Take care and try to survive this dreaded time change!!!           



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.......