Thursday, August 18, 2016

Savoring Summer And Handmade Offerings...



I am savoring these last few weeks of summer.  
My heart longs for the crispness of Autumn, 
but I'm not one to rush through the season.

I like to linger and take in every drop of 
the warm days of sweet summer...
hear the locusts humming during the day 
and listen to crickets singing 
as evening approaches.

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I have a few Handmade Offerings available.
If interested in purchasing any items,
please contact me at 
roseclay@threesheepstudio.com 
I accept all major credit cards, PayPal and checks.

~ Thanks so much for all of your support and
encouraging words.  All handmade offerings
have been sold. ~ 



Honey Bee Pillow Tuck by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Honey Bee Pillow Tuck 
This nicely sized pillow tuck measures
7in. x 7in.  It is made from a soft golden plaid wool,
both front and back. 
I have needle punched the honey bee 
on maple cream weavers cloth, 
using Valdani variegated perle cotton.




Honey Bee Pillow Tuck by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The honey bee is surrounded by various 
appliqued wool honeycomb.
The edge is finished with a glass picot edging.
$64.00
 plus shipping
Honey Bee Pillow Tuck is sold - Thank You !




I have two books to offer...
Each measures 4in. x 6in. and has 110 sheets
of high quality white, acid free, heavy weight paper.




Thistle Book by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Thistle Book 
I have needle punched this design using
Valdani variegated perle cotton onto
maple cream weavers cloth.
Book measures 4in. x 6in.
$23.00
plus shipping
Thistle Book is sold - Thank You !



Folk Tulip Book by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Folk Tulip Book 
Punched using Valdani variegated perle cotton.
Tulip is needle punched on maple cream weavers cloth.
Book measures 4in. x 6in.
$23.00
plus shipping
Folk Tulip Book is sold - Thank You !



Golden Pear Charm Cushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Golden Pear Charm Cushion
This cushion is made from a soft 
muted yellow wool fabric, front and back.
Cushion measures 6.5in. x 4in.



Golden Pear Charm Cushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The golden pear has been needle punched
 on maple cream weavers cloth.  




Golden Pear Charm Cushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Valdani variegated perle cotton thread 
has been used throughout.
Adorned with a hand dyed 
mother of pearl button.
$54.00
plus shipping
Golden Pear Charm Cushion is sold - Thank You !



8 Pointed Civil War Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

8 Pointed Civil War Pincushion 
Handmade from a beautiful red wool,
with cream 'ticked' stripes.
All work is by hand, no machine used.




8 Pointed Civil War Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Pincushion is filled firmly with crushed walnut shells.
It is topped with hand cut wool pennies.




8 Pointed Civil War Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This lovely large pincushion has big 'personality' 
and usefulness.  Pincushion measures 'tip to tip',
8.5in. x 3.5in. high.  
It comes with two penny pins.
$54.00
plus shipping
Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion is sold - 
Thank You !



Penny Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Penny Pincushion
This pincushion is made from 
black honeycomb wool,
front and back.




Penny Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Pennies have been cut by hand,
 from hand dyed wool in both solids and textures.
The pincushion has been trimmed 
in a glass beaded blanket stitch.




Penny Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Pincushion is sized generously at 
7.5in. x 6in. 
Comes with two penny pins.
$54.00
plus shipping
Penny Pincushion is sold - Thank You !

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Please contact me at
roseclay@threesheepstudio.com
if interested in purchasing any items.

Thanks for stopping by...
Rose


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Handmade Offerings...

Handmade Offerings by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com (Blog)

Please join me, here on my Blog
for an online offering
of Handmade items...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
at 7:00 p.m.

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Hope to see you Thursday... ;)
Rose

Friday, August 12, 2016

Counted Cross Stitch Progress...

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

As summer is wearing on, I have once again 
started to pick up and work on
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow" cross stitch design,
by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.




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

It feels good to have it in my hand again.
It's like an old friend at the end of the day...
relaxing and easy... one motif at a time.




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

I keep this piece at my stitching chair, so that I
can pick it up readily and work on it, 
even when I only have a short amount of time.

Working with hand dyed threads is always a pleasure,
because the finished product is never the same..but rather 
holds plenty of movement and is instantly aged.


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I took this picture today.
What ??  Let's get a closer look...





This thermometer is just outside my kitchen window.
Really ???  This is Pennsylvania...on the East coast !
Unbelievable !

Hope wherever you are, 
you're staying cool...
I refilled my birdbath twice today,
so that the birds would have cool water
to drink and splash around in.  ;)

Rose


Friday, August 5, 2016

Interlaced Back Stitch...

Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog
Wool Applique

Stem Stitch ?  No.
Sometimes, I just want a little more texture
in my stitching.  Nothing fancy...
something simple and easy.

I chose to do an Interlaced Back Stitch
for the stems on my Table Runner.
Want to see how easy it is ?


Monday, August 1, 2016

Copper Cinnamon And Chocolate Brownies...

Wool Table Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A little bit of hand embroidery to connect
the wool petals...



Wool Table Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Once the embroidery is complete,
I pinned the center panel to the deep cinnamon wool.
This runner is just under 45 inches long x 7 inches wide.



Wool Table Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The center panel was blanket stitched in place,
starting at a short side.  I used Valdani
variegated Perle Cotton Thread in Chocolate Brownies
to assemble the wool table runner.

Copper Cinnamon colored wool and
Chocolate Brownies Perle Cotton - LOVE !


Wool Table Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The edge is a self binding...
I simply folded the sides of the wool backing
to the front and blanket stitched in place. 

I did it the easy way and just folded over 
an inch or two at a time and pinned in place.  
When I blanket stitched to that point,
I would then fold over another inch or two.
This allows you more control when working with
a very long side.



Wool Table Runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Before pinning the center panel onto the 
wool backing, I hand embroidered simple
initials and the year onto the back.

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Very little is needed
to make a happy life...
                                                    Found on Pinterest
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Happy August to you !
Rose


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