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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Online Show Of Handmade Offerings...

November 15, 2018 Online Show of Handmade Offerings from Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.blogspot.com

Please join me, here on my Blog,
for an online show of handmade offerings...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 o'clock p.m. EST

~  ~  ~
Hope to see you this evening...
Rose

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Vultures And Foxglove...

His eye is on the Sparrow cross stitch design by Beth Twist. Stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Now that the cold weather has moved in,
I'm returning to 'His eye is on the Sparrow'
by Beth Twist.




His eye is on the Sparrow cross stitch design by Beth Twist. Stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

It is dark at 5 p.m.
The evenings are long and chilly
and this has become my 'go to' evening stitch,
with a cup of warm Spiced Chai tea.




His eye is on the Sparrow cross stitch design by Beth Twist. Stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've been working on finishing out
the border, which I had put aside.
(It was more fun stitching all of the 
different small motifs.)




His eye is on the Sparrow cross stitch design by Beth Twist. Stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have the tree of life, 
Adam and Eve and the serpent to complete
 and just a tad bit of border...
then it's time to go on an adventure 
and find a HUGE frame !
(My hoop is 12 inches to give you
a size comparison.)




Black Vulture

Today, in our neighborhood, 
I spotted something I have never seen...




Black Vulture

A Black Vulture.
They are smaller then a Turkey Vulture
and much more aggressive.
They attack newborn livestock.




Black Vulture

I know they are not a farmer's favorite,
but I have to say, they are quite handsome fellows.
(Very 'unlike' the Turkey Vulture.)




Mid November blooming Foxglove

It is mid November...
On Thursday -
they are calling for 3-5 inches of snow,
with ice, here in PA.
But for now, I am enjoying 
this unexpected gift - 
a late blooming Foxglove in my garden.

Enjoy your day, needlework friends...
Rose

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Blue Spruce Wool Applique ~ Pattern Release...

Blue Spruce wool applique by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

Gathering shades of blue/green
and moss green wool...
in lots of yummy textures.



Blue Spruce wool applique by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

These shades will make a nice pine tree...



Blue Spruce wool applique by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

Bringing the pieces together on a 
creamy eggshell wool background...



Blue Spruce wool applique by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

Blanket stitching the limbs in place...
I'm loving the different shades and
how they play well together.



Blue Spruce wool applique by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

The final touch is Perle Cotton
snowflakes in pure white...
randomly placed.



Blue Spruce wool applique by Rose Clay of ThreeSheepStudio.com

A beautiful, tall Blue Spruce surrounded with 
softly falling snowflakes, 
makes a lovely festive project.

To learn more or for pattern,
(There is also an option for background wool
and wool for Blue Spruce pine tree,
to be included.)

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Also, mark your calendars...
Please join me for an Online Show,
of Handmade Offerings...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
7 o'clock p.m.  EST

~  ~  ~  ~  ~

Looking forward to a 
Honey Mint Citrus tea from Starbucks
(Thank you karenofwalden on Instagram !) 
and a full day of stitching...
Rose 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Feathery Facts...

'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A sweet little wisp of willow...




'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com




'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A few beautiful tail feathers...




'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A Peacock begins to take shape...




'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Choosing wool for the backing
and Moss green pom...




'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Time for a 'finish'...




'Feathered Finery' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A new Punch Needle release -
'Feathered Finery'

~ Feathery Facts ~
Peacocks represent patience, kindness,
luck and immortality.
~
They are part of the Peafowl family
~
A family of Peafowl are called 
a 'bevy', a 'muster' or a 'party'
~
Males are 'Peacocks'
Females are 'Peahens'
Babies are 'Peachicks'
~
To learn more about this punch needle pattern,
go to (Feathered Finery).
(This pattern also includes an option for 
the wool backing and Moss Pom to be included.)

Have a fabulous day my Friends...
(November, already ???)
Rose


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wool Snippets...

Wool fabric for Wool Applique

Beautiful wools are gathering on my worktable.
Shades of blue/green and moss,
light and dark shades.
Not sure yet what I'm going to use.




Wool snippets from Wool Applique

I've been cutting out shapes.
~ I love seeing a snippet pile ~
it means my hands have been busy !




Wool Applique by Rose Clay from ThreeSheepStudio.com

Time to trim and arrange and re-arrange,
and re-arrange some more !
More to come on the final outcome.




October Pumpkin

We've had some frosty cold nights...
The leaves are just beginning to turn colors, 
the frost really is on the pumpkin now.
Enjoying these October days,
with brilliant warm sunshine and 
dark blue skies.

Enjoy your day my Friends...
Rose

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wool applique and fiber goodness -
visit my (INSTAGRAM)

Friday, October 19, 2018

It's a Frosty Friday...

Herr. Schneemann punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Hello Needlework friends !
It's a frosty Friday morning here in PA.

The roof tops and lawns,
were touched with frosty glitter, this morning.
~  ~  ~  ~  ~

~ A German inspired snowman ~
Herr. Schneemann makes a 
perfect tree ornament or package topper !
He was punched using Valdani Perle Cotton thread,
however a DMC conversion is included.

Pattern includes three different scarf options...
Christmas Red, Dusky Purple 
and Denim Blue

For pattern, go to (Herr Schneemann).




Black Licorice Penny Rug Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I finished the last few details on 
this penny rug runner...




Black Licorice Penny Rug Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Penny 'tag' on back of runner...




Black Licorice Penny Rug Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Binding the edge...




Black Licorice Penny Rug Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Complete.




Black Licorice Penny Rug Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I will be having an online show
of handmade offerings in November. 
Date will be announced soon.
The Black Licorice Penny rug runner 
will be there.

Have a beautiful October day...
Rose
  
(For more stitching, punching,
wool applique and fiber goodness -
visit my (INSTAGRAM)