Friday, November 17, 2017

Stitching Wool Pennies...

Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Since we turned our clocks back,
I'm not sure how much I love that it gets 
dark out at about 5 o'clock !

One thing I am sure about,
is I need something to keep my hands busy,
or I just want to curl up like a cat
and fall asleep (way to early),
on these cold, dark evenings.




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I started cutting wool pennies...
lots of wool pennies !




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I dyed some houndstooth wool last year
in a rich caramel brown.




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Can you tell what this will become ?




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This will keep my hands busy for
a few nights...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

There is something comforting about 
Blanket Stitching wool pennies...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I actually like the repetition of it...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Layering the pennies and stitching each one
into place...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Wool Pennies stacked three high...




Wool Penny Tree Skirt by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I need to have this completed by next week.
It will be a tree skirt for a small 
European Christmas Tree.

Have a lovely weekend my friends !
Rose

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sparrow Cross Stitch And Soy Candles...

'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design by Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery

Now that cooler weather has arrived,
I've really been enjoying working,
(once again),
by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design by Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery

Stitch count is 435 x 363




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design by Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery

I love all of the little elements of this design.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design by Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery

Stitched 2 threads over 2,
on 28 ct. linen, with hand dyed thread in 
beautiful colors.




'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch design by Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery

Completed dimensions will be
31 in. x 26 in.


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Once cooler weather arrives,
I love to burn candles.  I have found 
a small family owned business that makes
the most delectable soy candles,
poured in small batches.

When I signed up for their newsletter
I received 20% off my order !
(and my order arrived quickly,
which everyone loves !)




SweetieSoyCandles.com - clean burning soy candles scented beautifully.


They burn cleanly and smell amazing.




SweetieSoyCandles.com - clean burning soy candles scented beautifully.

I've tried several different scents
and they all smell amazing,
from start to finish !

Enjoy this crisp Autumn day !
Rose


Monday, October 30, 2017

Pomegranates...

Pomegranate

Pomegranates !
They stand for Abundance, Fruitfulness
and Prosperity.




Pomegranate

Around my house, these sweet little gems
are fought over ! Yum.
Literally hidden away in the refrigerator with our
respective names on the dish !

They have become my inspiration for my 
latest Punch Needle design.




Variegated Valdani Perle Cotton Thread - Pomegranate shades

Variegated Valdani Perle Cotton #8
has just the right shading and all of the colors 
you could ever want !




Punch Needle Pomegranate design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStduio.com

Perfect rich 'Pomegranate' colors !




Punch Needle Pomegranate design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStduio.com

I'm in love with this selection of caramel browns
from Valdani...




Punch Needle Pomegranate design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStduio.com

beautiful rich shades for pine cones.



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It's a cold and very windy day here,
just right for a mid morning hearty breakfast...


Avocado over toast with Poached Eggs.  Yum !

Avocado over toast with poached eggs !
Can you say amazing ;)
I'm ready for whatever the day throws at me.

Enjoy your day...
Rose


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesdays Wool...

Wool Fabric for wool applique and penny rugs at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio)

My day is filled to the brim with wool...




Wool Fabric for wool applique and penny rugs at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio)

I've been cutting, arranging, assembling bundles...
and listing them in the Studio.




Wool Fabric for wool applique and penny rugs at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio)

Warm and welcoming shades of caramel and brown.




Wool Fabric for wool applique and penny rugs at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio)

Plenty of colors for wool applique,
penny rugs and sewing projects.




Penny Pin kits by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio)

The Penny Pin kits are back in stock again.




Penny Pin kits by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  (Studio)


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"Rails To Trails" walking and biking path.

It is a gorgeous day...
A bike riding day...
I need to take a break and blow
the wool dust off !





"Rails To Trails" walking and biking path.

We are fortunate to have miles of
"Rails to Trails" around us.
(Railroad tracks that were made into
walking and biking trails.)
It's a great way to take a break
and get some fresh air.




Autumn Countryside

The countryside is overflowing
 with color and woodsy smells.
Each season brings something different to love,
but Autumn is a relaxing, peaceful hug,
that I need each year.

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Enjoy this lovely day ...
Rose

Friday, October 20, 2017

A Wooly Good Friday...

Crocheted Pumpkin with Harry Lauders Walking Stick stem

It is sunny and 'clear as a bell', today...
a perfect kind of Autumn day.

Yesterday...I spent untold hours 
of spinning my wheels, with 'technology'  !
Having to learn the 'ins and outs' of
a new computer.
Argh.

But today is better !
My #3 Daughter gifted me with 
this sweet, wooly good, crocheted pumpkin, 
that she made.




Crocheted Pumpkin with Harry Lauders Walking Stick stem

It has an extra long Harry Lauder
 Walking Stick stem.
(my favorite)




Crocheted Pumpkin with Harry Lauders Walking Stick stem

It is vibrant and happy and makes me smile !




Gorgeous Wool Fabric

This wooly goodness arrived 
on my doorstep, today...
**SMILE**




Gorgeous Wool Fabric

Any day that wool arrives at my house,
is a good, EXCELLENT day !

Hope you are having 
a wonderful Friday...
Rose

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jolly Old Fellow Punch Needle (With Wool Applique)...

'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

It's a crisp, clear, October Tuesday.
While I am very much still in Autumn mode
and enjoying every moment of this Fall season...
I am aware that many of you like to get
a head start on Winter projects.



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've been working on a punch needle design,
using varying heights of loops...



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

He is a Jolly one !



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have been waiting for a time to use this 
red mattress ticking.  I purchased it from
JoAnn fabrics.  I prefer the look and feel
of vintage Mattress Ticking, but this will do.



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I placed a frayed 'label' on the back,
from my vintage stash...



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

then Blanket stitched the happy fellow
onto the ticking...



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

attempted to line up the lines
on the front and back,
(not always an easy task).



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

(Back of Mattress Ticking Pillow)



'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design using wool applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The 'Jolly Old Fellow' punch needle design
is in my Studio.
He measures about 9in. x 6in.
He uses a little wool applique 
and a few back stitches.
(There is an option for the hand dyed wool 
to be included.)

He would also look great on a drawstring sack,
(better if filled with gifts !).

Have a great start to your week !
Rose

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Week At The Farm Show...

Fruit Baked Oatmeal

Starting this cool, overcast day with 
Fruit Baked Oatmeal... yum !

Mix together in a bowl...
(scant)1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk 
1 tsp. vanilla

When all is combined,
add fruit of your choice.
I like to add frozen mixed berries.

Pour into a 8in. x 9in. pan.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
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Dahlia Flowers

Ever since receiving this HUGE Dahlia
for the Artisans' Porchwalk,
I have been loving these flowers...
so while at the Manheim Community Farm Show,
I went looking for the flower display...



Dahlia Flowers




Dahlia Flowers




Dahlia Flowers




Dahlia Flowers




Dahlia Flowers

I seriously may need to grow some of these beauties 
in my gardens, next season !



Flowers from the Manheim Farm Show

While checking out the Dahlias,
I spied some tiny rubber boots...
so, so cute !



Flowers from the Manheim Farm Show

Just couldn't resist !



Flowers from the Manheim Farm Show

TINY !



Flowers from the Manheim Farm Show

more cuteness !
Some people really have an imagination ;)



 Manheim Farm Show

I also spied this beauty...
REALLY want several of these !
The Penn State Extension said these 
particular plants were experimental
and they would be disposed of, after the show...
can't I please take them home ??
(I was actually tempted to be a 
"dumpster diver" !)




Vince's artwork for the Manheim Farm Show 2017

My 14 y.o. son entered a few items
in the Farm Show this year.
This is his 'Cut Paper Collage'.



Vince's artwork for the Manheim Farm Show 2017

His entry in the '3D sculpture'.



Vince's artwork for the Manheim Farm Show 2017

He loves to cartoon...



Vince's artwork for the Manheim Farm Show 2017



Vince's artwork for the Manheim Farm Show 2017

He entered 'Life Changes'
in the 'Color Drawing' category.
(No ribbon for this, but it's MY
personal favorite, because it shows
his personality !)

It was a great Farm Show Week.
Good food (every day), cool evenings,
lots of talent everywhere and ribbons !
(My son won two first place ribbons 
for his artwork !! **Proud Mama**)

Maybe, I'll hire him on,
 to draw Punch Needle Designs !!
;)

Enjoy your Sunday my friends...
Rose