Thursday, August 27, 2009

Men are clueless

Okay, I know you're wondering what this post is all about after seeing my title. I'll get to that in a minute. Here's more of Rebecca. Only twelve more of the alien looking border flowers. I'm forcing myself to stitch at least two a day. I'm starting to feel that I'll eventually finish her. I have to admit that the border is pretty...not just pretty boring. I've been sneaking a stitch or two in Blyler House by The Goode Huswife, also. It's an oldie that I've wanted to do forever.

Tonight, my husband will come home and ask me what I painted today. When I show him my version of Adam and Eve, he's going to say "who would want little naked people on that?" I'm going to reply "hopefully, somebody". He just doesn't get some of my subject matter. The tombstone angel set was the perfect example. He didn't understand why anyone would want that either. The look on his face was classic when I told him it sold right away. Now, it all makes sense, right?

I sent my first package off to Bloom Woodworks on Tues. They will soon be offering assorted thread keeps that I've painted. I'll show photos in a day or two.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Something new...

from The Scarlett House studio. I am happy to now be offering these complete sets on my Etsy shop. The four piece set includes a needle case, ruler, thread keep, and scissor fob. The scissors are my own beloved Ginghers, and are not included. For the longest time, I have wanted to complete my sets with a fob and thread keep. I was recently contacted by Bloom Woodwork's about painting for them. They make these wonderful horn book fobs and thread keeps in all kinds of fun shapes out of solid cherry. Their workmanship and attention to detail is the best I've seen. I am so thrilled to be partnering with them. In the very near future, you will be able to purchase individual items from them. I'll occasionally show the designs here on blog. If you've purchased one of my previous sets and would like the matching pieces, please email me for details.
On the stitching front, I'm still working on that darn Rebecca border, and hating every minute of it. My friend, Margaret, is stitching her, too. She has turbo needles, and I've threatened to go take her needles away if she finishes it before I do, since I've been working at it so much longer. She only thinks I'm kidding.
I did finish the third sachet for my Stacy Nash grouping. The little coverlet design took the longest. Let me tell you, the lavender filling smells wonderful.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My new obsession

For the past week, I've put Rebecca Robinson's border aside. I've had so much fun stitching these little lavender filled sachets. The designs are from the new Stacy Nash Primitives From Hollyhock Farm. They are stitched over one on 30ct. cream fabric that I've tea stained. It is definitely my favorite linen for over one projects. Finished they are about 5x5. I wanted to change the decor on the blanket chest at the foot of our bed, so this is how it looks so far. I have one more to stitch for the grouping, and it's a coverlet design. I think I'm going to look for a couple of her Halloween and Christmas designs, and do them the same way. The Peace and Plenty piece was finished like this and is hanging on the armiore.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nothing but the border...

All that remains is the border on Rebecca Robinson. I should always do that part first as it is my least favorite. Only 35 1/2 of the funny looking border flowers left to finish. I have a honey colored frame already picked out.
As usual, my mind is already full of possible new starts. I bought a couple of new charts recently, and we'll see if they go to the top or the bottom of the stash. I was able to find The City Stitcher's Strawberry Sampler, which I absolutely have loved forever. There's also Mary Corey, 1809 by Threads of Gold, another Stacy Nash design, and lastly Betsy Davis 1797 by The Scarlet Letter. I almost wish someone else would make the decision for me. There is so much to stitch and never enough hours in the day.