Thursday, January 18, 2018

Free Pattern Promotion...

Punch Needle and Wool Applique Patterns by Rose Clay at Three Sheep Studio


If you have had your eye on a pattern,
now is the time to get it !

Three Sheep Studio is having a 

Buy one Punch Needle or Wool Applique Pattern
and get a second pattern free,
of equal or lesser value.

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BOOKS, KITS AND OTHER SUPPLIES
ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROMOTION.
_______________________________

This is a hugely popular promotion -
A few tips to help the promotion go smoothly...

**When making your purchase
please do not purchase the FREE pattern 
that you are wanting.  List the FREE pattern
you would like, in the 'note to seller' box,
when checking out.

This 'Buy One Get One Free' promotion
valid until Midnight EST,
Sunday, January 21, 2018
( ~ This Promotion has now ended ~ )
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Enjoy this crisp January day...
Rose

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Fraktur Valentines...

Valdani Perle Cotton, Wired Pom Pom - Three Sheep Studio Blog

To say this bitter cold is tiring,
(to say the least !)
is an understatement.
But, rather than complain,
I'll cozy inside and stitch.




'Be Thee Mine' punch needle design with long fringed edge by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've been experimenting and trying out
some new products...




Wired dark red Pom Pom

One of them is this wired pom pom. 
(**LOVE**)
Would like to try my hand at hand dyeing
these sweet little poms to match the wool I have.
(I'm imagining all kinds of happy shades.)




'Bee Thee Mine' punch needle - a 1776 Fraktur adaptation by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
'Be Thee Mine' punch needle design

'1776' Fraktur adaptation.
Beautiful rich reds... perfect for Valentines day.
Finished with a long fringe edge 
and a pom pom hanger.
~ Pattern available in my Studio ~
There is also an option for the 
hand dyed dark red wool 
and dark red pom poms to be included.




'Forever True' punch needle design - a 1744 Fraktur adaptation by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
'Forever True' punch needle design

'Forever True' is also a Fraktur adaptation,
dated '1744'.
Fraktur work often contains beautiful tulips
and hearts.
This design is backed with 
hand dyed dark red wool
 and a dark red pom pom hanger.
~ Pattern available in my Studio ~
Also included, is the option for the wool backing
and dark red pom pom hanger.

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By the end of the week,
the weather channel is saying 
we might get in the 50's...
I'm hopeful !

Have a wonderful start to your week...
Rose


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Red Perle Cotton, Please...

Red Perle Cotton, Please - Three Sheep Studio Blog

It's crispy cold here in Pennsylvania.
The kind of cold that makes you want to 
linger over a few cups of steaming hot coffee,
early in the morning.
The house is quiet again...
The laughter of family and loved ones,
the baking and wrapping (and unwrapping)
and all that Christmas is... 
passes all too quickly.




Red Perle Cotton, Please - Three Sheep Studio Blog - Perle Cotton stores beautifully in an egg carton

Time to dig into some new projects...
I've gathered some luscious
Valdani variegated Perle Cotton,
 for my next project.
They have so many gorgeous shades of red...
it's hard to pick just the few I'll need.




Punch Needle using Perle Cotton by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm thinking about Valentine's Day. 

Enjoying the last few days of 2017...
Rose

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wool String Bag GIVEAWAY...

Wool String Bag by Rose Clay from ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have so much enjoyed my 
walk down memory lane...
so many delicious cookies
and many lovely and warm memories
shared with family and loved ones !

The winner of the 
Wool String Bag
(chosen by Random. org)
is...
Bonnie58.
Please contact me Bonnie with your
mailing address.

Thanks to all who shared a favorite cookie
and a memory !  
Rose

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Merry Christmas Giveaway...

Wool String Bag by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A Merry Christmas
GIVEAWAY...




Wool String Bag by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This String Bag is made from 100 percent 
 wool in a black and white houndstooth,
 with colorful wool applique blossoms on the front.
The flowers have been embellished
with hand embroidery.
Measures approximately 8in. x 7.75in.
not including hanger.

I have a few of these at my house.
My favorite one hangs from a knob in my kitchen,
where I use the string to...

~ Secure herbs in a bag to flavor soups and stews.
~ Tie cinnamon and clove in a 'coffee filter'
 and simmer in a kettle of apple cider.
(I love warm spiced cider !)
~Tie magazines and papers together for recycling.
~ Tie wool bundles together for hand dyeing. 
and more....




Wool String Bag by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Ball of string is included.
(scissors are not)

To enter for a chance to win
this String Bag...
Leave a comment on this post
stating your all time 
FAVORITE Christmas Cookie !

I'll choose a winner on 
Sunday night, December 17th.
Remember to check back, 
to see if you have won !

**A winner has been chosen and contacted.
This giveaway is now closed.**
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Wishing you a festive and fun weekend !
Rose

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Stitchers Heart...

'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Wool ~ Beads ~ Pins and Needles




'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Sometimes, it's the wool that 
calls my name first. 
(Not the design.)




'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Often, I will contemplate wool and beads,
wondering how they can be used...
Asking myself, what can I come up with, 
using these colors and textures ?




'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com





'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A strip of red wool adds a finishing touch...




'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A place to rest your pins and needles...
(and a small scissors)



'A Stitchers Heart' Wool Applique design from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ Keeper of your stitching essentials ~
Measures 8.5in. x 7.5in.

This wool applique design is made 
completely by hand, no machine needed.
Pattern includes step by step directions, 
design template and a 
"Helpful Tips And General Information" page
for working with wool.
Instructions with diagram for 
Beaded Blanket Stitch, included.
Pattern available in my Studio.

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Soon to come...
Check back for a 'Giveaway'
that is in the works.
~ ~ ~

Enjoy your day.
Rose


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Civilized Stitching...

'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

from Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

Each November and December,
I find myself losing my footing...
with all the added festivities of the holidays,
the time gets away from me.

The decorating, cooking, baking,
shopping, wrapping...
with lots of drives for 'specialty, seasonal' 
coffees and teas,
(with enough caffeine to keep me going for days!)

I honestly can think of a dozen things that can
easily take up a full days worth of time.
My 'to do' list keeps growing
 and I keep moving it to the next day !




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

The one thing that remains a constant for me,
is my (ritual) of evening stitching.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

I look forward to working on this piece daily.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

A chance to ponder my day 
and give it closure, before going to bed.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

(2 threads over 2)

I enjoy the quietness of pulling 
the thread through the linen.
There is just something 'civilized' about it.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

(Stitch count:  435 x 363)

Every few weeks, I will lay the linen
open to see what I have accomplished
and to see how it is coming together.

((**The 'Stitchers Tray', on the arm of the chair,
is my constant companion.  Purchased from
Lori at Notforgotten Farm.  It makes my work
so much more pleasant...
keeps everything at my fingertips.
(psst - would make a wonderful and thoughtful
Christmas gift !**))




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, stitched by Rose Clay

After a long day of Holiday busy-ness...
this calls my name and grounds me.

Take a deep breath, be still (if only for a moment)
and enjoy your day.
Rose

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stitching Wool Pennies...

Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Since we turned our clocks back,
I'm not sure how much I love that it gets 
dark out at about 5 o'clock !

One thing I am sure about,
is I need something to keep my hands busy,
or I just want to curl up like a cat
and fall asleep (way to early),
on these cold, dark evenings.




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I started cutting wool pennies...
lots of wool pennies !




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I dyed some houndstooth wool last year
in a rich caramel brown.




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Can you tell what this will become ?




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This will keep my hands busy for
a few nights...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

There is something comforting about 
Blanket Stitching wool pennies...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I actually like the repetition of it...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Layering the pennies and stitching each one
into place...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Wool Pennies stacked three high...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I need to have this completed by next week.
It will be a tree skirt for a small 
European Christmas Tree.

Have a lovely weekend my friends !
Rose