Friday, January 18, 2019

Small Stitching Treasures...

Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Small candy tins are calling my name...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I guess I have a habit of collecting 
all kinds of small sturdy containers,
with the idea of repurposing them...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A few scraps of wool...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Some scattered embroidery stitches....




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A fancy button and some glass beads...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

These small tins, that once held candy,
now hold my pins or other 
small stitching supplies,
or 'whatnots'.




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have these sitting around my Studio...
they always make me smile
when I reach for one of them.


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And, this ALWAYS makes me happy...

Gorgeous New Wool - ThreeSheepStudio.com

This was waiting on my porch for me...




Gorgeous New Wool - ThreeSheepStudio.com

It's the simple things !
(Who doesn't smile when - 
'THE WOOL' arrives !!)

Have a wonderful weekend, Stitching Friends...
Rose

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Eat Chocolates...Make 'Wooly Good' Valentine's Hearts...

'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Valentine's Chocolates from a 
stitching retreat...
(Thanks Kathy Z.)




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Eating chocolate...
lots and lots of chocolates.
Why ??
For the boxes !!
(FYI - I am not a chocolate snob,
while I have my 'favorite' chocolates...
I have no trouble at all devouring
every bite of chocolate from most brands,
in order to have the boxes to work with !)




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Using the lids to trace onto paper...




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Cutting out wool fabric hearts...
I cut two - one for the lid and
one for the bottom of the box.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Don't forget to cut a third heart, 
just a little 'smaller',
to fit in the inside of box.
(I saved the plastic candy liner,
just in case I want to use it.)




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Gathering beautiful variegated 
Valdani Perle Cotton thread,
for the stitching on these hearts...

TIP:  Store your Valdani Perle Cotton balls
in egg cartons and organize them by color.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

You can add embroidery of your choice...




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I did a Cast On Rose with a single leaf.
The Fly stitch was used for leaf.
Colonial Knots surround the small pink heart...




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Place a small amount of 'Fabri-Tac' adhesive
around the edges of heart and a dab in the center.
Position the wool heart onto the lid 
and press into place.  Allow to dry.

This box has red foil sides, which I love,
so I decided not to cover them with wool.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

For the back of the box, 
I cut a tiny 'wonky' heart and placed initials in it.
I attached the wool heart to the bottom of the box,
in the same way as I did the top.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Loving these sweet 'wooly good' heart boxes !
Several more to go... 
I'm thinking, in different colors and stitches.

So very cold here in Pennsylvania...
We might have a storm brewing for the weekend.

Dinner to chase away the cold...
I have a kettle of Chicken and Dumplings 
on the stove.  Fresh salad with fixings.
Homemade Lemon Custard Cake
for dessert.

Time to stitch !
Rose

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

'Buy One Get One Free' Promotion...

Punch Needle and Wool Applique Patterns by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

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

Three Sheep Studio is having a 
~~Promotion has ended~~

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

~ ~ ~ ~
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.
(If you purchase the FREE pattern you would like,
then it's not FREE !)
~~~> List the FREE pattern you would like,
in the 'Note to Seller' box,
when checking out. <~~~

_______________________

valid until Midnight EST,
Saturday, January 12, 2019

~~ Promotion has ended ~~
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Thank you to all the wonderful Needleworkers 
who have supported and encouraged me in 2018.
I am grateful for each one of you.
Rose

Monday, January 7, 2019

Snowflakes And New Employees...

Homemade wooden snowflakes

Snow is in the forcast for tonight...
but, we are getting a jump on it
and creating our own 
snowflakes here...




Homemade wooden snowflakes

Serious creative work going on !




Homemade wooden snowflakes

And, we surely know how to
do GLITTER !
(The more glitter, the better)




Homemade wooden snowflakes

Our fully stocked work station...
glue, poms and glitter...
glitter, glitter and more glitter !




Homemade wooden snowflakes

We started with
clothes pins from the dollar store...




Homemade wooden snowflakes

removed all the springs...
(I'm still thinking about what 
I can do with these !)




Homemade wooden snowflakes

positioned the clothes pins 'just so'
and secured them with a glue gun.
(I did this before the Grands arrived.)




Homemade wooden snowflakes

We like to hang these snowflakes
 from windows and cabinet knobs.




Helping hands at Three Sheep Studio

My two newest workers
at Three Sheep Studio...
always willing to take packages
to the post office, with Grammy.

Good hard workers, as long 
as you 'pay them' their weight in snacks !

~ Grands are THE BEST ! ~

Enjoying a typical Monday,
before the snow arrives...
Rose

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January Stitches...

'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

I'm very eager to complete
'His eye is on the Sparrow'
by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

This was one of my last motifs to 
complete in this design...
a large apple tree.



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Apples in two different shades of red...



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Stitched 2 over 2
on 28ct Cashel linen in
'Country Mocha' finish



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Just a small amount of border 
to complete...
a finish is in sight !

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And now we 
welcome the new year,
full of things
that have never been.
- Rilke
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Enjoy your day, my Friends...
Rose

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Can You Have Too Many Chai Teas ?

Slate Cafe, Lititz, PA

I'm having a serious problem with 
all of these yummy hot drinks...
Chai Tea
*
Hansel and Gretel Chai
(Chai, cranberry syrup, orange zest)
*
Chider 
(hot apple cider with Chai tea)
*
Chocolate Chai
*
Hazelnut Chai
*
on and on...



My Shopping Buddies

My Christmas shopping buddies...
My son and #2 daughter.



Heavenly Soaps, Lititz, PA
Heavenly Soaps

I'm a huge believer in shopping
small business and shopping local.
The service, unique items and beautiful displays
are vital and a mainstay with small business.



Clemintines, Lititz, PA
Clemintines

These pics are from some of our local stores,
here in Lititz, PA.

Small business shop owners,
both in Brick and Mortar stores
and online, take an interest 
in their customers and work hard
to provide a unique shopping experience.



Zest, Lititz, PA
zest

This year, venture out,
support small business.
You might be amazed what you will find !



Slate Cafe, Lititz, PA
Slate Cafe




Family Memories

We braved the cold 
(with warm Chais) and
came home with Christmas treasures
to start this festive season !
Making warm cozy memories...
Rose

Monday, November 19, 2018

Honey Butter...

Honey Butter by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.blogspot.com

~ Honey Butter ~
(I have posted this recipe before - 
but each year I get 
so many requests for the recipe,
I'm posting it again.)

I am always looking for an 
easy, festive and delicious Hostess Gift...
this recipe checks everything off my list.

Honey Butter
1 Cup Honey
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Pound Butter, (3 sticks)

~ In pan combine honey, cream and sugar.
On medium high heat, bring to a boil, 
stirring constantly.  Boil for 1 minute.
~ Cut butter into Tablespoon pieces and 
place in blender.  Pour hot mixture
over butter and blend until well mixed.
~Pour into containers and refrigerate.
Yield: approximately six 1/2 pints

For Cinnamon Honey Butter:
Add 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
(or more, depending on taste)

For Orange Honey Butter:
Add 1/2 tsp. orange extract

For Vanilla Honey Butter:
Add 1/2 tsp. pure extract or can add seeds
scraped from half a vanilla bean, 
into hot mixture

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For a simple wrapping technique,
go to (HONEY BUTTER),
to read the original post and
learn how to wrap, as shown.
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my Friends...
Rose