Monday, September 1, 2014

A Labor Day finish

Here it is the first of September already....where has the summer gone.  It's still in the 80's and 90's here in Florida so I'm waiting impatiently for the leaves to turn and the air to get that crisp fall feeling to it.  
I hope everyone has a safe and leisurely Labor Day and that you all get some "stitchie" time in.  I was able to put the finishing stitches into this Blackbird Design that I just love.  If you don't like stitching with's not for you.  I used HDF silks on this one and I love how it turned out.  The blackbird has a hint of green and grey running thru it that goes well with the fabric which is WDW Straw Gingham.  This is a fun fabric to stitch on if you haven't tried it yet.
Now I get to go pick out something new to stitch......that's the best part of finishing something!
Blessings, Barbara

Monday, August 25, 2014

My new finish

I've been working on this for a couple of days and what took the longest was the finishing.  I found the perfect fabric for it pretty quickly which really surprised me.  I have the dangest trouble picking out fabrics!  This is a Stacy Nash pattern called Primitive Sewing Tray and I love it....but I don't love it enough to stitch again so you'll find the pattern in my store.

While looking around Michaels the other day, I came across the neatest thing.  If you look closely to the corners of the needlecase, you'll see little studs.  Those are micro mini metal paper fasteners.  The spokes that you punch thru the paper with are less than 1/4 inch long and they are fantastic looking on primitive samplers.  They come in alot of different colors so check them out if you're looking for something different.

Thanks for looking!
Blessings, Barbara

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

to all knitters and crocheters

I've gone thru my yarn collection and weeded out some that I know I will never use and have put these in my store.  Most of them are sock weight but there are other weights as well.  I've posted the retail price and then the price I'm selling them for.  If you are interested in any of them, email me at

Blessings, Barbara