Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Very Small Wooly Good Project...

 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have been working on a sweet, 
very little project, for my son.  




 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

My music loving son turned 13 years old on June 1.
He got an IPod to store his generous
collection of music.  Perfect.




 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

My job was to make a very small tote,
(wool, of course !) to house his IPod,
when we are in the car.




 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I wasn't going to hang any old sack in my car.
It had to have a little pizazz and still
fit the need.




 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

This is perfect...a place for the IPod to rest...
(instead of in the cup holder, where it could get wet)




 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

Seems like a simple little thing, 
but what can I say...
I love things that make life easier 
and meet a purpose. ;)




 A Small Wooly Good Project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

See the little bag, with the red IPod,
on the lower right ??
The Blue Tooth in my car picks it up instantly...
We are so easily entertained !

So what is on my Son's playlist ??
EVERYTHING "Twenty One Pilots"
and 
"Pentatonix"

Enjoy this beautiful Wednesday...
Rose


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fraktur Pattern And Hornbook Giveaway - Winner...

Fraktur Pattern and Hornbook Giveaway - ThreeSheepStudio.com

'A Mother's Watch' 1800 Fraktur pattern
and a  beautiful Hornbook to finish the pattern,
goes to 
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ElaineJune 9, 2016 at 7:26 PM
Beautiful combination of colors, the hornbook and design!
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(Please contact me Elaine (W.) with your address
and I'll get your winnings in the mail !)

Thanks so much for everyone's 
kind and encouraging comments !
Rose

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Hornbook, A Fraktur And A Giveaway...

A Hornbook, A Fraktur And A Giveaway - ThreeSheepStudio.com

HORNBOOK:
A child's primer consisting of a sheet of parchment, vellum 
or paper, mounted on wood, bone, leather or stone 
and protected by a sheet of transparent horn.
The parchment paper displayed the alphabet, 
vowels, religious materials, etc.  
The frame often had a handle, 
enabling the child to grasp the primer.
Circa 1595 or possibly earlier.




'A Mother's Watch' punchneedle design - an adaptation of an '1800' Fraktur

My newest release, 'A Mother's Watch',
is a punch needle design mounted on a hornbook.  
I painted the hornbook a shade found in the wing of the bird
 and gave it a 'finish' by hand applying wax.
(To learn more about using wax, go to 
Aging With Wax.)  

Reproduction Hornbooks are beautiful 
to use in finishing projects.  I purchased 
this Hornbook from Tara at Perfect Prim Punch.
She was willing to work with my specifications
and created exactly what I needed 
to finish my project.
Tara has beautiful hornbooks to choose from.
(In fact, it will be hard to choose only one !)
Tara was delightful to work with and my perfect
hornbook arrived promptly !




'A Mother's Watch' punchneedle design - an adaptation of an '1800' Fraktur

This punch needle design is an adaptation of a Fraktur,
dated '1800'.  The Artist is documented as unknown.
I made every attempt to keep the various hues 
and shading accurate to the original 1800 Fraktur.
Valdani Perle Cotton was used in this design,
however a conversion for DMC floss is included with pattern.
Now available in my Studio... 
go to 'A Mother's Watch', to learn more.

To view my other patterns, go to


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Now, the best part...
a GIVEAWAY.
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Hornbooks from Tara at Perfect Prim Punch

'A Mother's Watch' pattern and Hornbook
GIVEAWAY.

I will be giving away this Fraktur pattern WITH
one of the above Hornbooks to a lucky winner.

To enter the Giveaway,
leave a comment on this post.

A winner will be chosen (by Random . org)
on Monday evening, June 13, 2016 !
Sorry, shipment within USA, only.
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This Giveaway is now closed.
A winner has been notified.
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Enjoy this beautiful day !
Rose

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Looong Table Runner...

Wool For A Long Table Runner - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm dreaming up a new table runner.
My table is a long, narrow Shaker style.
The runner needs to be about
45 inches long x 7.5 inches wide

I'll most likely do a finish of wool applique.




Wool Table Runner - ThreeSheepStudio.com

This is my current table runner.  It has seen better days.
It's at least 12 years old and has been through the
laundry machine dozens of times.
(Coasters are tossed on top of the runner,
to use for drinks.)




Wool For A Long Table Runner - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm trying to pick out colors that might take me
for the next 10 years... the color needs
to be darker, to hide food spills.
My favorite is this green striped wool
with a rust base...




Wool For A Long Table Runner - ThreeSheepStudio.com

My husband likes the look of this
checked wool with the rust base.

Any opinions ??  I'm all ears...
Rose

Friday, June 3, 2016

His eye is on the Sparrow...

Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

My work has slowed on this project,
which is okay and I expected that would happen
with the change in weather.
It's hard to stitch when it's sunny and warm outside.

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I enjoy gardening almost as much as
I enjoy stitching...almost.




Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery
Pattern from Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery






Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

I try to work on this very large piece
about 3 times a week, for 45 min. at a sitting.





Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

I now have almost 1/4 of the design completed.
(almost !)





Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

Several people are stitching along with this piece.
For me, the more challenging part of this design,
clearly was the large flower basket.
But, I also had to tear out the leafy oval above
the main part of the house, at least 3 times !





Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

My favorite part, thus far, 
is that folky old steer.  He is very fun.



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Foxglove

My foxglove is in it's full glory...





Foxglove

Every year these plants show up
and bloom like there is no tomorrow.





Foxglove
Foxglove up against an old fence row

At the end of the blooming season,
they drop their seeds and new plants emerge 
during the summer.  Next summer those new
plants will bloom and do the same thing.
So we never run out of foxglove, year after year !




Foxglove

I love their randomness...
kind of messy, cottage look.
They sprout and bloom wherever
they chose and they don't like to be moved.




Foxglove

"Isn't it funny how
day by day
nothing changes
but when you look back 
everything is different..."
                           C.S. Lewis

Make the most of your day.
Rose

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