Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Folksy Wool Applique...

"Folksy Bird and Bloom" Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com


More items on my worktable 
for finishing, before the 
 Lititz Artisans' Porchwalk...
(September 29-30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days)



"Folksy Bird and Bloom" Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I decided to Blanket stitch this design
onto a piece of striped wool...




"Folksy Bird and Bloom" Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

around the edge twice,
using Valdani Variegated Perle Cotton...




"Folksy Bird and Bloom" Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I experimented a little with this look,
and decided I liked the finish.




"Folksy Bird and Bloom" Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

is available as a pattern or as a kit. 
 Kit will include light wool for backing
and all of the colored wool needed for
 the wool applique design.

Design can be finished into a pillow,
framed, placed on a tote bag or 
placed on a hornbook, etc.

~  ~  ~


Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

*Mushrooms*
I'm always watching for mushrooms...
these are a few found in our back lawn
and the bottom one 
was spotted by a friend, in their back lawn.

Enjoy your day...
Rose

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lambs Tongues And Pumpkins...

Pumpkin Punch Needle finished with Lambs Tongues by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com


Occasionally, when I punch a design,
I'll punch two at the same time, 
often in the same hoop...
this one is paired with 
lambs tongues made from hand dyed wool.
Placed on a hornbook, ready to hang.




Pumpkin Punch Needle finished with Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The second time I punched the design, 
I didn't punch a background.  Sometimes
I like the clean look of a design and want 
to simply embellish it with wool applique
or hand embroidery.




Lambs Tongues And Punch Needle - back of Charm Cushion

(Back of Charm Cushion)




Pumpkin Punch Needle finished with Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This one was made into a small Charm Cushion...
a small pillow that can be placed on a shelf, 
in a bowl or used as a Pincushion.

Wishing you a lovely midweek...
Rose

Friday, September 8, 2017

Buttery Soft Wool And Perle Cotton...

Punch Needle and Hand Dyed Wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

What's not to like LOVE about
buttery soft wool in...
Burnt Orange
Ginger
Caramel
Terracotta
Carrot
Amber
Paprika
Honey
on and on...
Out come the colors of Autumn...




Valdani Perle Cotton Thread used in Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Beautiful rusty shades of Valdani Perle Cotton...




Pumpkin Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have pumpkins and more pumpkins 
on my work table...




Punch Needle and Hand Dyed Wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Paired with wool that I have hand dyed...
I will be working on a few more 'finishes'.

Enjoy your start to the weekend...
Rose

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hornbooks And Spiced Pumpkin...

Hornbooks for finishing hand work projects.

Hornbooks are perfect for "finishing"
your hand work.
Counted Cross Stitch, Hand Embroidery,
Wool Applique and Punch Needle...
these lovelies arrived in the mail.
(From Tara at Perfect Prim Punch)
They are getting a fresh coat of paint,
followed by hand rubbed wax.




Spiced Pumpkin Loaves

It is a cold and dreary day 
here in Pennsylvania...
I'm enjoying the comforting
sweet and spicey smell of 
Spiced Pumpkin Loaf.




Spiced Pumpkin Loaves

Spiced Pumpkin Loaves
Yield: 2 loaves

3 C sugar
1/4 C vegetable oil 
4 eggs
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 C apple juice
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C pumpkin (drain if fresh) OR 15 oz. can
4 C flour
Chopped walnuts or pecans, for top (optional)
**Can also add 1/2 C dried cranberries**
  • Mix well.  Sprinkle nuts on top.  
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes, until knife inserted into center comes out clean.  Enjoy !
This recipe makes two large loaves...
keep one for yourself and gift the second one !
(Of course, if you must keep them both,
they freeze well.)




Wool Charm Bundles at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio/Shop)

are being assembled...




Wool Charm Bundles at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio/Shop)

Little bites of color and texture 
for wool applique and small sewing projects.
It's a great way to get an assortment of 
wool, in lots of colors and textures.



Parsley / Caterpillars

It seems I'm not the only one 
enjoying the fresh parsley.




'Pumpkin Love' !

I had to share my ONE AND ONLY pumpkin !
The wild animals have been eating them 
when they are just tiny...
somehow, this one was missed...
'Pumpkin Love'  ;)

Enjoy your day...
Rose

Friday, September 1, 2017

Welcome September With A Pumpkin 'Finish'...

'Autumn's Prize' punch needle 'finish' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Blog)

Working on a finish for a punch needle piece.




'Autumn's Prize' punch needle 'finish' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Blog)

I've added a tad of hand embroidery 
to a rich coppery piece of wool.




'Autumn's Prize' punch needle 'finish' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Blog)

I was thinking about buttons,
but as I began bringing it together...
the dark brown buttons didn't make the cut.




'Autumn's Prize' punch needle 'finish' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Blog)

A Beaded Blanket Stitch on the edge...




'Autumn's Prize' punch needle 'finish' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Blog)

A few pumpkin leaves on the back...




'Autumn's Prize' punch needle 'finish' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Blog)

This pillow will be my donation 
for the auction, at the
 19th Annual Artisans' Porchwalk,
in Historic Lititz, PA
September 29 and 30th
10 - 4:00 p.m.

Have a creative and beautiful Friday...
Rose

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Delicate Pear...

Wool Applique Pear with Beaded Blanket Stitch edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - (Blog)

The delicate pear...
arriving at the end of summer,
they hang like jewels in the trees,
as the cooler weather approaches.




Wool Applique Pear with Beaded Blanket Stitch edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - (Blog)

On my work table, are several, (actually A LOT),
of projects that need 'finishing' for 
an upcoming show.

This slice of pear is complete, 




Hollyhocks Punch Needle with Beaded Blanket Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

After digging in my stash,
I was able to locate 
Czech Glass Beads size 6/0,
in nice pinkish shades to 
compliment the Hollyhocks punch needle.
This is finished into a small 'charm cushion'.




Oakleaf Hydrangea

Some of the blossoms 
on my Oakleaf Hydrangea
are turning a vivid fuchsia pink.
I'm loving this flash of color, so late in the season !

We are enjoying some of the BEST weather,
here in Pennsylvania...
70's and sunny with a slight breeze.
My son has returned to school
and it's time to dig in and gather up
the threads, wool, fibers and maybe even 
a stash of Mattress ticking in warm reds...
Have a lovely and creative weekend, friends...
Rose

Friday, August 18, 2017

Free 'How To' - Rustic Wool Pumpkins...


Free 'How To' - Rustic Wool Pumpkins with Angry Gnarled Stems by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com (go to Blog)

I have had many requests for the directions
for the wool pumpkins that are shown in the top banner...
If you would like to make your own,
to learn how !

Have a beautifully creative weekend...
Rose


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stitching In August...

Pumpkin Vine

~  August ~
My pumpkin vine is sporting the most gorgeous
large golden flowers...
but, NO pumpkins !
It seems between the squirrels and the skunks,
there is not a one wee pumpkin that survives.
I'll simply have to be happy to have 
sunny blooms greet me each morning.




'His Eye is on the Sparrow' counted cross stitch from Heartstring Samplery

More time is spent indoors sewing.




'His Eye is on the Sparrow' counted cross stitch from Heartstring Samplery

'His Eye is on the Sparrow'
counted cross stitch design,
from Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery.




'His Eye is on the Sparrow' counted cross stitch from Heartstring Samplery

This is a beautiful design on 28ct. Cashel linen
Stitch count 435 x 363




'His Eye is on the Sparrow' counted cross stitch from Heartstring Samplery

I'm a little more than halfway finished,
but still have soooo much more to go !

See that lovely tray on the arm of my chair ?
Since purchasing my Stitchers Tray,
it never leaves my side !
'Invaluable' !



'His Eye is on the Sparrow' counted cross stitch from Heartstring Samplery

This bird is one of my favorites...
the color and size 
(compared to the other motifs),
makes me smile.




'His Eye is on the Sparrow' counted cross stitch from Heartstring Samplery

One motif at a time.

~~~~
"We can let others
convince us to rush
 or we can choose
to live in the moment.
Connected with our stitching
and the past.
Even if it is for only 
a few minutes a day."
Kit Dunsmore
~~~~


Have a lovely day, my friends !
Rose