Thursday, September 18, 2014

Punching Pumpkins...

Punch Needle Embroidery

Pumpkins are in my hoop..

All shapes and sizes...
all different colors.
Punched with Valdani Perle Cotton,
in rich variegated colors.

Beautiful Autumn shades...
Chocolate Brownies ~ Terracotta Twist
Toffee ~ Burnt Chocolate
Olives - Ancient Gold

Hoping to have this design 
completed for the weekend.

Artisans' Porchwalk 2013 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

I have been busy gathering, designing,
stitching, preparing...
(I can make one of the Rustic Pumpkins,
in the above photo, in 15 minutes flat !
~ And you can, too ~
Go to Rustic Pumpkins, to learn how.)

Artisans' Porchwalk 2013

The 16th Annual Aritsans' Porchwalk 
will be October 3 & 4, 2014

This is always a great time and  
I love being able to meet and chat with others
who are also interested in fiber art.

~ ~ ~

Don't forget to sign up to receive 
Three Sheep Studio's Newsletter
for some great giveaways that will 
be happening this Fall.

Enjoy your day...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pages Of Eye Candy...

 This wreath is just packed with Autumn goodness !

I recently picked up a copy of this magazine...

This magazine is filled with 
bittersweet, golden leaves 
and warm candlelight glow.

You can just about smell the sweet earthiness
 of fallen leaves.

It makes me want to take a walk
in the cool crisp air,
or maybe bake apple dumplings 
while sipping a cup of steaming coffee !

Even the back of the magazine is
a feast for the senses.

There is just something about the glow
of September sunlight.

Enjoying September...

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Magical Wedding...

Sweet, lovely flower girls ;)

I have survived a Wedding !
The beautiful, magical wedding of my #2 daughter.

A sweet moment with her Dad

Decorated Pews

A gorgeous old church with a brilliant Moravian Star

We have not lost a daughter, but have gained an amazing son-in-law !

My husband and I following the ceremony...
Feeling blessed to have this amazing family ;)

A special day to be remembered

~ ~ ~

Enjoy your weekend !

Friday, August 22, 2014

Perfectly Paisley Book...

Perfectly Paisley
Wool Applique Wall Hanging...

30 unique and different Paisley Designs...
all hand stitched using only
three different stitches.

'Perfectly portable', you can take it with you
and work on one block at a time.

I truly believe this Paisley project
is what got me through the extremely
bitter cold winter we had in Pennsylvania
last winter !

Perfect for using up scraps of wool fabric !
Each block has an optional accent 
of clear glass beads, for just a hint of sparkle.

Perfectly Paisley Wool Applique Wall Hanging
~ ~ ~
Now offered as a book with 30 full size patterns,
in the Studio.

Approximate size when finished is 49.5 in. x 43.25in.,
including hanging sleeve.

Have a fun weekend !
Last one here, before school starts ;)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gardening And Stitching...


 The gardens are in full swing.
They are enjoying the cooler than normal temps.

Usually by August, I abandon the 'weed pulling'
and pick up a needle...
The gardens are now left on their own.

And amazingly, they will still go on
 blooming without me pruning, pulling weeds
 and fussing over them. 
(funny how that works)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Perfectly Paisley Wool Applique

The paisley designs have been finished 
into a wall hanging.
The Patterns should be ready within the week. ;)
(And not a moment to soon,
with a wedding in the works and a show in October !)

This Wool Applique Wall Hanging
(and the book of patterns)
 will be at the Artisans' Porchwalk
in Lititz, Pennsylvania on October 3 and 4, 2014. 

Enjoy your Wednesday !

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Please Meet The Doo-Rock !

The rule is
"If it has a heartbeat, it isn't getting into the house."
Now before you judge...
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE animals !
All kinds !
And we have always had dogs, cats, birds, fish, etc. 
in our home.

But, then I had children...
A lot of children...
and all of a sudden things got way crazy.
Our Pup, "Peaches" gave us 19 of the most
wonderful, fulfilling years.

But, when Peaches was gone,
my new 'rule' was law.

The Doo-Rock (last year) as a 'youth'.

My son is now 11 years old.
The ONLY thing he wanted for his birthday
last year was a Lizard.
(How can I deny my son his one wish..
the only boy in a family of all girls !)

Disclaimer:  I did tell my husband to choose carefully,
because Leopard Geckos can live 20-30 years.
(And we all know who will be taking care of him
down the road.  (Hint:  NOT me !)

'Baby' Doo-Rock

Well, how could you resist this colorful fellow ??
Ugh !  Am I really doing this ???

His color has changed, his tail has fattened up
and he is as handsome as ever !!

Yes -

Don't believe me ??
Doo-Rock LOVES to have his belly rubbed
and he freely gives out kisses.
Yes, kisses, (I kid you not) !
He is gentle and loving.

Doo-Rock lives in a warm terrarium
and eats live crickets 
and mealy worms.  
(Mealy worms are like candy to a lizard)

And, guess who buys the live crickets
and mealy worms, every week ??
That's ;)
** I've even been known to catch crickets 
in the back lawn, to save a trip to the store. **
(Hey, anything to give me more stitching time!)

They are nocturnal and he sleeps 
in a little cave during the day.

A glimpse into a day at the Clay household ;)

Have a wonderful weekend !

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Late Summer Days...

The sun is shining brightly,but there is 
a coolness in the air that can't be denied...
just enough to hint at a change in seasons.

A few Gourds drying

Wool Applique with beadwork

Autumn Harvest in Wool Applique

Cheryl from Missouri sent me a picture of 
her Punchneedle finish of "Autumn Harvest".
How beautiful is that ?
So warm and rustic...
Placed on a breadboard and ready 
to 'welcome in' the season. 
Thanks Cheryl for allowing me to share !

Enjoy this beautiful late summer day ;)

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