Monday, February 8, 2016

His eye is on the Sparrow...


Threads have been bought...
(are they not gorgeous ?  Beth Twist chose 
beautiful 'old world colors' for this design)



'His eye is on the Sprarrow' Cross Stitch

 Cross Stitch design from
Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery.




My work project basket...
a place to contain my scissors, needles
and 'what nots'.





28 count Linen, mocha stained




I will be showing you my progress
as I work on this large cross stitch piece.
Hoping, fingers crossed, maybe
to have it finished in a year ??





My goal was to stitch 30 min. most days.
It is so relaxing and enjoyable to work on...
something for ME !
I have been clocking an hour or two almost
every day...  I just cannot put it down !

~  ~  ~  ~
Happy are they who 
take life day by day,
complain very little 
and are thankful for the little things in life.
                           ~ Unknown
~  ~  ~  ~

Enjoy your day...
Rose

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Burst Of Winter Color...

'Into The Garden' Punch Needle Design by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio

It seems I have a young designer in my home.
My 12 year old son presented this whimsical
design to me for my punching pleasure !




'Into The Garden' Punch Needle Design by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio

This design uses Valdani Perle Cotton Thread.



'Into The Garden' Punch Needle Design by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio

This might be the only time I like
snails in my garden !
'Into The Garden' measures about
5.25 in. x 5.25 in.
A fun and quick design to punch.
Pattern can be found HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend...
Rose


Monday, February 1, 2016

Rabbits...Hares...Bunnies...

'Spring Greetings' Punch Needle design at ThreeSheepStudio

Rabbits...Hares...Bunnies
(Chocolate Brown goodness!)
Tied up with a Linen ribbon.



'Spring Greetings' Punch Needle design at ThreeSheepStudio
Punch Needle design using Valdani variegated Perle Cotton

Spring flowers and bunnies are on my mind...
forget that there is several feet of snow 
outside my window !




'Spring Greetings' Punch Needle design at ThreeSheepStudio
Blanket Stitching a binding on the edges

One of my favorite finishes is simply
a wool binding, Blanket Stitched in place.
Nothing fancy...and very easy to do.



'Spring Greetings' Punch Needle design at ThreeSheepStudio

'Spring Greetings' measures
about 5in. x 7.25in.
Perfect for hanging on a knob
or from an Easter Basket !
Punch Needle pattern
can be found HERE.

Stitching a rainy day away...
Rose


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Punch Needle And Cross Stitch...

Punch Needle from ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've been working on patterns 
with a nature theme...
leaves, rabbits, flowers
and even some unusual 'suspects'.



Punch Needle from ThreeSheepStudio.com
Punch Needle Design using Valdani Perle Cotton

My 12 year old son actually designed
the above pattern for me to punch.
More on this design, soon to come...

~  ~  ~  ~



'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design from Heartstring Samplery

Recently, Kim, from My Field Of Dreams,
wrote about starting this beautiful pattern,
and working on it just a little each day.

I recently had the opportunity to see 
this design in all of it's glory.
A member from my Embroidery Guild 
was working on this design at one of our meetings.
It is really huge...approximately 31in. x 26in.
(stitch count 435 x 363) 
I was completely smitten.  It is beyond beautiful.
She said she worked on this piece 
mostly during her lunch breaks.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design from Heartstring Samplery

'His eye is on the Sparrow' is a beautiful design  
from Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.  
Her designs can be found HERE.

So, when Kim wrote about starting this design,
I thought...
 I know , or at least I think...
certainly, I have 30 minutes each day
that I can work on this project.

I just received my pattern.
Time to get linen and floss.

Hope you're finding some time 
to be creative this weekend...
Rose


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Piecing Wool Pinwheels...


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

Assembling wool pieces...
what will work...what needs moved...
what needs tossed out.
Lots of trimming, shaping and plenty of
"No, that won't work !"




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

The result is a long wool table runner.
46 inches long x 8 inches wide



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

The center of this table runner is
a punch needle design, 'Primitive Pinwheels'.
I was looking for an interesting finish...
something I could take with me to a show or two this year.



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

I duplicated the pinwheels in wool fabric to match
the punch needle design...



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

added leaves with just a bit of Feather stitch, 
topped off with a few red French knots
in the center of each Pinwheel.



Punch Needle and Wool Applique by Rose Clay at Three Sheep Studio
Valdani Perle Cotton was used throughout this project

The edges are finished with a Blanket Stitch.

~  ~  ~  ~
The act of sewing 
is a process
of emotional repair.
                         Louise Bourgeois
~  ~  ~  ~

We are anticipating a snow storm arriving
on Friday into Saturday.  

Groceries have been stocked...
(Goodness knows we have to have good food,
if we are to be gathered together for days.)
The snow blower stands 'at the ready'...
Hot Chocolate, with extra marshmallows 
awaits the 'snowman builders' and sledders...
The bird feeder is full...
and most importantly, stitching projects are 
ready and waiting, to pass the time.

Rose

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