Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An Autumn State Of Mind...

In The Patch punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Buttons...  
Creamy buttons speckled with rust and green.




In The Patch punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm in an Autumn state of mind...
I love the rusty shades and midnight blues
of Fall.




In The Patch punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

"In The Patch" punch needle design...

~ Surrounded by swirled vines and bittersweet,
a plump pumpkin awaits Autumn ~

'In The Patch' is now in my Studio.
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Have an amazing day !
Rose

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Stitching Needful...

A Stitchers Tray from Lori at Notforgotten Farm

My Stitchers Tray...
To say this is my second set of hands is
an understatement !




A Stitchers Tray from Lori at Notforgotten Farm

This is my 'nest'...
'stitching nest' to be exact.
I am convinced my (stitching) mind works best
in this exact chair !  Nothing fancy,
mind you... but it is where I have everything
at my fingertips.  Surrounded by
threads, fibers, wool, needles...
all the things that make me happy ! 




A Stitchers Tray from Lori at Notforgotten Farm

I don't know what I did without this 
Stitchers Tray from Lori (and Peter),
at Notforgotten Farm !

** (Well, yes I do know -
I was always balancing scissors, threads,
pattern papers, etc. on the arm of my chair...
only to have them continually fall off !) **




A Stitchers Tray from Lori at Notforgotten Farm

My  6 year old granddaughter and I 
have a little saying between us...  
If something is 
AMAZING GOOD...
we call it the Bomb Diggety !

This Stitchers Tray is the 
BOMB DIGGETY !
(and even better, comes in several choices
of colors - mine is a soft Sage Green.)

A HUGE thank you to Peter and Lori 
for creating a useful and clever 
product for the stitching community.
Lori also keeps an interesting and unique


May you have an enjoyable 
start to your week...
Rose


Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Simple Idea Book And A Tiny Nest...

An 'Idea Book' for stitching ideas.

This simple 'idea book'
goes with me everywhere.  Whenever
an idea pops into my head, (which can be 
at the oddest times)... into the book it goes.
My idea books contain more ideas 
than what I will ever get to, in my lifetime.




Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

From it's pages...





Valdani Perle Cotton colors




Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Working on a new Punch Needle design.




Hummingbird Nest

We have a lot of hummingbirds 
around our house, but in all the years we
have lived here, I have never seen a nest.




Hummingbird Nest

But...
that all changed this week !
Look what my son and I found...
How incredible is this ?
I feel like we found a treasure ;)

This nest only measures about 2in. across.
Situated in the crook of a small lower limb...
it looks like it is made from lichen.
So delicate and beautiful !

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Coming this week - a 'needful'
that every stitcher should have !
~  ~  ~

Have a beautiful and peaceful weekend...
Rose

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Small Tip About The Tip...

'A Smalll Tip' about the Ultra Punch Punchneedle

A small tip about the tip (of the needle).
I punch a lot of hours in a week and my 
Ultra Punch punchneedle really goes 
the distance for me.




'A Smalll Tip' about the Ultra Punch Punchneedle

I place my Perle Cotton ball in a jelly jar...
to keep it contained when I punch.




'A Smalll Tip' about the Ultra Punch Punchneedle

But...
at the end of the day, I will get a little lazy, 
(or maybe it's just tired),
and simply store my punchneedle, 
(with it still threaded) in the jar, 
(as shown, with needle out).

Every few months, my needle was getting
a bur on the tip, and I couldn't figure out why.
On several occasions,
I have taken a file to the needle tip to gently
file away the bur, (or replaced the needle). 




'A Smalll Tip' about the Ultra Punch Punchneedle

It took me some time before I realized...
I was causing my own problem.
At the end of the day, I now retract the needle,
still threaded (because I still can be lazy, (or tired),
and want it ready to go when I pick it up again !)




'A Smalll Tip' about the Ultra Punch Punchneedle

I drop it into the jelly jar with the Perle Cotton ball...
(*Needle retracted*)



'A Smalll Tip' about the Ultra Punch Punchneedle

Not sure why it took me so long to figure this out,
but I haven't filed or replaced a needle since !

~  ~  ~  ~
It is going to be sunny and cooking hot,
here in PA.
Have a beautiful weekend, friends...
Rose


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June Handmade Offerings...

Wool Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion with Penny Pins by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ June Handmade Offerings ~
So glad to have you here.  I hope you enjoy
this selection of work from my hand... 

If interested in purchasing any items,
please contact me at

I accept all major credit cards, PayPal and checks.
(Sorry, shipping within the USA only, at this time.)



Wool Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion with Penny Pins by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~  Wool Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion ~
This pincushion is made from a lovely
wool ticking stripe.  Topped with wool pennies
and two penny pins.
It is filled firmly with crushed walnut shells.
Pincushion measures 'tip to tip' 8in. x 3in.
$54.00
plus shipping
Civil War Pincushion - SOLD...
Thanks ever so much !


Old Fashioned Pansy Punch Needle Pillow Tuck with a glass bead picot edge by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ Old Fashioned Pansy Pillow Tuck ~
This generous sized pillow tuck
measures 9.5 in. x 6.5 in.
Front and back are a 
lovely plum honeycomb wool.
The Pansies are punched with 
rich lavender, violet and plum 
variegated Valdani Perle Cotton.
The edge is finished with a glass bead picot edging.

Old Fashioned Pansy Pillow Tuck - SOLD...
Thank you !!!


Always Blooming Punch Needle Pintuck with three Penny Pins by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ Always Blooming Pintuck ~
An urn of primitive flowers... ready to hold your 
collection of pins and needles.
Pintuck measures 7in. x 6.5 in.
Made from an olive wool, front and back.
It comes with three penny pins that match
the punched flowers.  Design is punched using
Valdani variegated Perle Cotton.

Always Blooming Pintuck - Sold...
Thanks So Much !



Simply Sunflowers Charm Cushion with glass beaded edge by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Simply Sunflowers Charm Cushion ~
Simply Sunflowers is punched with 
Valdani Perle Cotton thread on 
a Moss green fine weave-Weavers Cloth.
It is Blanket stitched onto my favorite 
black and white wool.
The edge is finished with a Beaded Blanket stitch,
using glass beads.
Cushion measures 7.25 in. x 6in.

Simply Sunflowers Charm Cushion - SOLD...
Thanks so much !



Skeleton Key Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

 ~ Skeleton Key Penny Rug ~
Substantial reproduction iron skeleton key
measures 8 in. long.  From it hangs a penny rug 
 made from assorted hand dyed wool 
in solids and textures.
Wool penny rug measures 7in. x 3.5 in.

Skeleton Key Penny Rug - SOLD...
Thanks Kindly !


Punch Needle Pins using Petite Velvet thread and trimmed with a Beaded Blanket stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ Punch Needle Pins ~
1) Golden Pear    2) Red Folk Bloom
Both Pins are punched using Petite Velvet thread
and have a lovely soft textured look and feel.
Each is blanket stitched onto wool fabric 
and trimmed using a glass Beaded Blanket stitch.
Golden Pear measures 5in. x 4in. 
Red Folk Bloom measures 5.25 in. x 4in.
Each is on a large 4 inch Pin.
(Not suitable for delicate fabric)
Would be perfect on jackets, coats, tote bags
or to hold a shawl in place.

#1) Golden Pear Punch Needle Pin
and 
#2) Red Folk Bloom - SOLD...
Thank You !!

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Please contact me at 
if interested in purchasing any items.

Thanks for visiting with me
on this June evening.
Rose

Monday, June 5, 2017

Handmade Offerings...


My hands have been busy...
Punching, Beading and Stitching !

Please join me, here on my Blog, on 
Wednesday, June 7th at 7 o'clock p.m. EST, 
where I will showcase a few handmade offerings.
Rose


Friday, June 2, 2017

Two New Punch Needle Designs...

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I have two new designs for Punch Needle
to share with you...
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Scarlet Blossom Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The first in a series of Garden Blocks.




Hollyhocks Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The staple of a cottage garden.

***********
Both of these designs are now available in my Studio.
***********


Have a beautiful weekend  ☼
Rose


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Little Tool That I Can't Do Without...

TwistEase for Morgan Hoop

I use a Morgan Hoop when I 
do Punch Needle embroidery.
My hands always hurt when I tighten or loosen 
the wingnut on my hoop.

** (For my Newsletter readers,
you know how much I love this simple tool !) **




TwistEase for Morgan Hoop

"TwistEase" is one of those little items
that I keep in my stitching carrier - 
it's always with me !
It is the perfect solution to tighten or loosen 
the wingnut quickly and easily.



TwistEase for Morgan Hoop

***  Please note - this product can be 
found at the following link... ***

It is available at QuiltersWarehouse.

I love products that make my job easier !

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The sun is SHINING, at finally !!
Enjoy this beautiful day...
Rose