Thursday, August 16, 2018

'Finishing' And The Porchwalk...

'Finishing' Punch Needle designs by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

About this time, each year,
I begin pulling wool and attempting
to "finish" many different projects 
that I have worked on throughout the year.



'Finishing' Punch Needle designs by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm thinking these will become pillows...



'Finishing' Punch Needle designs by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This is one of my favorite purple wools




Purple and Red Textured Wool Fabric

This texture in both red and purple !



Artisans' Porchwalk September 28-29, 2018 - Lititz, PA

The 20th annual Artisans' Porchwalk 
in Lititz, PA will be held on
September 28-29, 2018
10am-4pm, both days.



Artisans' Porchwalk September 28-29, 2018 - Lititz, PA

This is a beautiful Autumn venue,
 with over 38 vendors,
showcasing their amazing talent...
all located on, or situated around,
the beautiful porches 
of the historic town of Lititz, PA.



Artisans' Porchwalk September 28-29, 2018 - Lititz, PA

I'm excited to be a part of this group again.
(These are pics from last year.)

Mark your calendars and stop by,
'rain or shine', 
'cause we're under a deep porch !

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Have a wonderful day, my friends...
Rose

Monday, August 13, 2018

Wool Crazy Quilt Pumpkins...

Sunflowers

Sweet Monday...
Up early, hit the ground running...
not a bad thing, but a flurry of activity,
the moment I go vertical !




Sunflowers

These sunflowers are volunteers 
from the seed that has fallen from the bird feeder.
They are sprouting up all over my gardens.




Drinking Gourd Hosta

I almost lost this Drinking Gourd Hosta.
When we had a new roof put on, 
it was trampled to bits.  But Hosta are
very tolerant and this one bounced back.
Loving all those deep puckers,
that really do collect the rain water !




Morning Glory

One of my favorite flowers - The Morning Glory...




Morning Glory

never needs planted by me - 
it resows each year,
 plentifully !
(A little side note - 
my 7 year old Granddaughter took this pic !! 
I think she has a future in photography !)




Crazy Quilt Pumpkin Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The wool dust is flying...
assembling 30 Crazy Quilt Pumpkin Kits.
This Thursday, I'll be teaching a class 
to a wonderful group of ladies, 
that I haven't seen for a long, long time.
The hard part is deciding what treat 
to bake and bring with me !!

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Update:  The Crazy Quilt Pumpkin Pattern
can be found in my Studio.
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Have a lovely start to your week, my Friends !
Rose


Friday, August 10, 2018

Muslin and Pumpkins...

Wool Appliqued Muslin Bags by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Crisp, clean, muslin drawstring sacks.



Wool Appliqued Muslin Bags by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

With wool appliqued flowers.
These bags have so many uses.
(I love how these house all of the
Grands "little toys".)



Pumpkin on a Stick

This is what my 'Pumpkin on a Stick'
looks like now !



Pumpkin on a Stick

Gorgeous deep orange 'pumpkins' !



Pumpkin on a Stick

My 'Pumpkin on a Stick' plants
are now about 3 feet tall.



Rustic, old birdhouse !

A VERY rustic, old birdhouse 
in the garden.
As long as the roof doesn't leak,
it's good !

Enjoy your day, my friends...
Rose

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Most Amazing July...

Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA

July came and went...
filled with so much fun and relaxation !

~~ My July in pictures ~~



Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA

Hershey Butterfly Atrium...



Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA




Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA




Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA



Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA



Butterfly Atrium, Hershey PA




Enola Grade, Rails to Trails

Miles and miles of Rail Trails, 
on our bikes...



Enola Grade, Rails to Trails

(A beautiful little butterfly takes flight.)



Ocean City, New Jersey

Lots of lazy beach days....



Good Reads

Beach 'reads'...



Good Reads

Finished both these books...
they were great.



Ocean City, New Jersey

The kids went parasailing...
scary and fun !



3 Little Monkeys

Oodles of time with these little monkeys !



S'mores

Ending the long days with S'mores...



S'mores

A sweet finish to July !
I'm ready to dig into 
some new projects in August.

Enjoy these summer days 
to the fullest !
Rose

Monday, July 9, 2018

Wool Flowers With Hand Embroidery...

Wool Applique with hand embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Snippets of pastel wools
pieced into flowers 
on black and white houndstooth wool.



Wool Applique with hand embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Embellished with tiny glass beads
and a touch of hand embroidery.



Wool Applique with hand embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm taking a little time to get back to my roots...
with some free hand embroidery.
I love anything black and white,
so this wool makes a great background.


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Candy Corn Vine

It's a warm breezy Monday.
Perfect for working in the garden.

A Candy Corn vine.
(attracts hummingbirds)
It's very dainty, but brightly colored.



Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh in full bloom.
These spikes of blooms are 5 foot tall.



Blooming Extra Large Hosta

Huge hosta



Oakleaf Hydrangea

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Every year, this never ceases to amaze me.
It seams nothing bothers it and it comes 
back strong each Spring.



Oakleaf Hydrangea Bloom

Enjoy your start to the week, my Friends !
Rose

Monday, July 2, 2018

Warm, Yummy Colors And Tomatoes...

Punch Needle Perle Cotton Colors at ThreeSheepStudio.com

On my worktable today...
Warm and inviting colors...
Cinnamon Swirl ~ Terracotta Twist
Rusted Orange ~ Coffee Roast
Burnt Chocolate ~ Chocolate Brownies

It all sounds so divine !
(I guess, I'm hungry this morning !)



Punch Needle with Valdani Perle Cotton by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm working on a gnarly old tree
using Valdani Perle Cotton 
in Black Nut.



Sun Sugar Yellow Cherry Tomatoes

AND...
First of the season !
Sun Sugar Yellow Cherry tomatoes.
Once you start picking,
it's like an avalanche of sweet goodness...
the plant just starts producing almost every day.

Enjoy your (*VERY warm*) summer day !
Rose

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Witchy, Scratchy, Snarly Little Plants...

'Pumpkin On A Stick'... Loving these Witchy, Scratchy, Snarly, little plants !

Last month, while at the greenhouse,
my eyes spied this...
(absolutely treacherous and I LOVE it)




'Pumpkin On A Stick'... Loving these Witchy, Scratchy, Snarly, little plants !

Like something found in a deep, dark forest !
~ spooky ~




'Pumpkin On A Stick'... (Picture from Pinterest)

(~ Picture from Pinterest ~)

This will be the end result...
It's called
"Pumpkin On A Stick"
How cool is this !!!




'Pumpkin On A Stick'... Loving these Witchy, Scratchy, Snarly, little plants !

These are my plants now...




'Pumpkin On A Stick'... Loving these Witchy, Scratchy, Snarly, little plants !

Loving these little pumpkins -
complete with witchy, scratchy
and snarly thorns !




Strawberry Season

Picked and ate my fair share of strawberries...




Dark Sweet Cherries from Cherry Hill Orchard, Lancaster PA

Now, it's Cherries.
We picked 20.6 pounds over the weekend,
at Cherry Hill Orchards in Lancaster, PA
We only have a handful left !
(Obviously, need to pick more)





Ocean City, New Jersey

Spent some time at the Beach 
with two of my favorite people !
(My Son and Granddaughter)
~ Sooo much fun ~




'Wildflowers' Hand Embroidery by Rose Clay at Three Sheep Studio

I managed 'just a little bit of time' 
to squeeze in some stitching.




'Wildflowers' Hand Embroidery by Rose Clay at Three Sheep Studio

Blanket Stitching onto Mattress Ticking...
(my favorite)




'Wildflowers' Hand Embroidery by Rose Clay at Three Sheep Studio

Beautiful Linen secured with
Mother Of Pearl buttons...




'Wildflowers' Hand Embroidery by Rose Clay at Three Sheep Studio

I'm working on a finish for 
my 'Wildflowers' Hand Embroidery.


Enjoy this fine summer day my friends...
Rose