Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hand Embroidery And Punch Needle...

Hand embroidery with Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
Golden Yarrow 

Good Morning !
It's a chilly morning here and the sun
just isn't sure if it wants to make an appearance.
As I settle in with a cup of coffee and
some avocado toast (yum)...
I wanted to show you 
what I have been working on.

I've been adding some hand embroidery 
around my punched Spring Lamb.




Hand embroidery with Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Using the same Valdani colors 
I used to punch the cherry blossom,
I brought the design out into 
the border with embroidery.




Hand embroidery with Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
Periwinkle Blooms

Very simple little stitches.
Open Blanket Stitch,Satin Stitch,
Back Stitch, Colonial Knots
and Picot Stitch




Hand embroidery with Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
Bachelor Buttons




Fine Line Erasable Marking Pen

I used a water erasable fine line
marking pen to transfer my design.
When I completed the embroidery, 
I simply misted the area and then blotted it
with a clean cloth.  All the markings disappeared.
I'd love to hear what YOUR favorite 
Marking Pen is !

Have a beautifully creative day !
Rose

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rustic Wool Moire Thread And Spring Dinner...

Punching with Rustic Wool Moire Thread by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Rustic Wool Moire Threads
Perfect to punch a wooly Lamb.
I used a medium needle with this wool thread.  
I could have used a small needle for one
of the spools, but the other spool had more
slubs (small bits of fiber texture),
 and the thread flowed smoother with a medium needle.

I plan to punch the remaining design with 
Valdani Perle Cotton and then add
some hand embroidery.




Orchids

I have a small collection of Orchids 
on my kitchen windowsill....




Orchids

They make me smile every morning...




Orchids

Very easy to care for...
Literally 3 ice cubes each week.




Orchids

These blooms will last easily 
for 2 months, or more.





Mini Cheese Ravioli with Sugar Peas and chopped Tomatoes in a light Lemon Butter Sauce.

Some kind of delicious dinner !!
I made mini cheese ravioli
with fresh sugar peas and chopped tomatoes,
in a light lemon butter sauce.
 I love meals that come together quickly
and this one is extremely fast and full of great flavors.

Enjoy your day, my friends...
Rose


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Alpaca "Thread"...

Gorgeous, soft Alpaca Thread

I recently came across these fabulous
threads/fine yarn...  They come in an assortment of 
colors...but I'm dreaming of sheep...
and these shades look like sheep to me.




Gorgeous, soft Alpaca Thread

Beautiful and softer than soft !
I purchased these
~Luxurious~ "threads"
in Reading, PA




'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

3 inches of snow yesterday
and now rain today...
Staying inside and working on
by Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery




'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery


Have a wonderful day my friends !
Rose

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Snow Day - Sew Day...

Purple Crocus

Hmmm...
Just two days ago, 
a lovely purple crocus 
was spotted in my lawn.




Snowy Birdhouse

Today,
at least 10 inches of snow already,
with it continuing until 
after midnight tonight.



Punch Needle and Wool

Oh well...
a Snow Day = a Sew Day.




Wool Charm Bundles in the 'Studio' at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Enjoy your day,
whatever it holds for you, my Friends...
Rose

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Local Needlework Shop...

Hand Dyed Threads

For many months now,
my evenings have been taken with
hand stitching...




Cross Stitch Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

I'm continuing to work on
by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery.




Cross Stitch Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery - stitched by Rose Clay

I can at finally see an "end" to this very large project.
(I started it on February 8, 2016,
and have worked on it continually,
in my free time.)

~  ~  ~  ~
Stitch count:  435 x 363
2 threads over 2
worked on 28 ct. Cashel linen 
in 'Country Mocha' finish
~  ~  ~  ~

If you live local to Lancaster County, PA...
I purchased the linen and all of the 
hand dyed threads at 
(The staff are friendly and helpful
and the shop is well stocked.)




Cross Stitch Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Loving this Honeybee motif !

~  ~  ~  ~

"It's impossible",
said pride.
"It's risky", 
said experience.
"It's pointless", 
said reason.
"Give it a try",
whispered the heart.
                       ~ Unknown

~  ~  ~  ~

Have a wonderful day...
Rose

Monday, March 12, 2018

Giveaway Winners...


GIVEAWAY WINNERS



'Strawberry Hill Cottage' punch needle pattern

punch needle pattern 
with red wool :

Lavonne
~  ~  ~



'Primitive Penny Sheep' punch needle pattern

punch needle pattern :

Marlene Haller
~  ~  ~


Winners: 
 Please contact me with your mailing address 
and I'll send these on their way !
(roseclay@threesheepstudio.com

Thank you to all who entered,
and for your very kind words.
~  ~  ~

Enjoy the start of your week.
Rose

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Sheep, A Strawberry And A Giveaway...

'Primitive Penny Sheep' punch needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Two new releases for March...
(and a GIVEAWAY!)

'Primitive Penny Sheep' is a punch needle 
design. The sheep's coat is punched 
longer in different shades of 
soft and gentle neutrals.

I used Valdani variegated Perle Cotton,
but I also offer a DMC conversion with the pattern.
Available in the Studio.



'Strawberry Hill Cottage' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

'Strawberry Hill Cottage' has a time worn look.
I 'finished' this punch needle piece on a 
gorgeous red wool fabric
and gave it a Pulled Thread Edge.

'Strawberry Hill Cottage' is available in the Studio,
with the option of the red wool fabric,
needed to 'finish' this design, as shown. 

~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~

And now the GIVEAWAY...
I will be giving away two Punch Needle Patterns...
One Primitive Penny Sheep
and 
One Strawberry Hill Cottage, 
(with red wool needed to finish).

To enter...
Leave a comment on THIS blog post,
sharing which of these two patterns 
is your favorite.
(Within USA only, at this time.)

Winners will be chosen on Monday evening,
March 12,2018.
~  Winners have been chosen.
This giveaway is now closed. ~


Enjoy your day...
Rose


Friday, March 9, 2018

Craving Strawberries...

Valdani variegated Perle Cotton Thread for 'Strawberry Hill Cottage' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

It's a crisp, sunny Friday morning, here in PA.
(although the clouds will be moving in)
A busy Friday awaits...
orders to pack, errands to run,
a Newsletter to put together as well as 
new patterns to assemble.

Our local Farmers Market will be opening in 
about a week.  I can hardly wait.
Hoovers Farm Market grows fields of Strawberries.
While they won't be ready until the end of May...
I am craving Strawberries !



'Strawberry Hill Cottage' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've been working on a new Punch Needle design...
'Strawberry Hill Cottage'
It will be finished with a gorgeous piece of
red wool.  I can hardly wait to show you !

Have a wonderful Friday !!
Rose