Monday, February 11, 2019

Three Things Sampler...

'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn - stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Starting off the week with new 
floss and linen...

Since finishing 'His eye is on the Sparrow',
I have been looking for a new 'long term' project
to begin.  I have really enjoyed always
having a stitching project 'at the ready' 
to work on.  




'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn - stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Delicate small 'rosebuds' frame out
this new project...




'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn - stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I enjoy doing cross stitch in my 'free time',
most evenings for an hour or two (or three).





'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn - stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This design called for DMC,
but I love the variations of the hand dyed floss.




'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn - stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

My local Needlework shop 
"Stitches Unlimited", helped me to 
convert the DMC to Gentle Art and 
Weeks Dye Works threads.




'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn

'Three Things Sampler'
is a cross stitch design by
Moira Blackburn
I purchased the pattern online




'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn - stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This design is beautiful...
I am stitching it on 28ct. Lakeside Linen in 
'Meadow Rue',  2 over 2.

Stitch count is 263w x 359h




'Three Things Sampler' - design by Moire Blackburn

~ Three Things Sampler ~

"Three things there are 
that will never come back.
The arrow shot forth
on its destined track.
The appointed hour that
could not wait and
The helpful word that 
was spoken too late."
~  ~  ~


Have a lovely Monday my Friends...
Rose

Monday, February 4, 2019

'His eye is on the Sparrow' Is Complete...


This beautiful project is complete !
is a cross stitch design from 
Beth Twist at Heartstring Samplery.





I started this project on Feb. 8, 2016
and ended in Jan. 2019.

Stitch count is 435 x 363
Stitched on 28 ct. Cashel linen in 
'Country Mocha' finish.

I'm sad to see it come to an end.
It has been my 'go to' stitching 
for a long time, and has kept me company
through endless evenings of stitching.

I now need to patiently wait until I can 
(hopefully) locate an old frame large enough
to work with this piece.  
Design size is roughly 31 in. x 26 in.

~  ~  ~



While at a local thrift store,
I spied this gorgeous wool skirt.
Could not resist !





1.00 for about a half yard of usable wool.
I have just the place for it.
(You can read about my process
by going to REPURPOSED.)

We are enjoying some very beautiful,
warm days here in PA.
Birds are chattering and our little historic town 
is bustling with activity.

Enjoy your day Friends ...
Rose

Friday, January 18, 2019

Small Stitching Treasures...

Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Small candy tins are calling my name...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I guess I have a habit of collecting 
all kinds of small sturdy containers,
with the idea of repurposing them...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A few scraps of wool...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Some scattered embroidery stitches....




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A fancy button and some glass beads...




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

These small tins, that once held candy,
now hold my pins or other 
small stitching supplies,
or 'whatnots'.




Small Stitching Treasures - Candy Tins covered with wool, embroidery, buttons and beads by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have these sitting around my Studio...
they always make me smile
when I reach for one of them.


~  ~  ~

And, this ALWAYS makes me happy...

Gorgeous New Wool - ThreeSheepStudio.com

This was waiting on my porch for me...




Gorgeous New Wool - ThreeSheepStudio.com

It's the simple things !
(Who doesn't smile when - 
'THE WOOL' arrives !!)

Have a wonderful weekend, Stitching Friends...
Rose

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Eat Chocolates...Make 'Wooly Good' Valentine's Hearts...

'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Valentine's Chocolates from a 
stitching retreat...
(Thanks Kathy Z.)




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Eating chocolate...
lots and lots of chocolates.
Why ??
For the boxes !!
(FYI - I am not a chocolate snob,
while I have my 'favorite' chocolates...
I have no trouble at all devouring
every bite of chocolate from most brands,
in order to have the boxes to work with !)




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Using the lids to trace onto paper...




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Cutting out wool fabric hearts...
I cut two - one for the lid and
one for the bottom of the box.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Don't forget to cut a third heart, 
just a little 'smaller',
to fit in the inside of box.
(I saved the plastic candy liner,
just in case I want to use it.)




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Gathering beautiful variegated 
Valdani Perle Cotton thread,
for the stitching on these hearts...

TIP:  Store your Valdani Perle Cotton balls
in egg cartons and organize them by color.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

You can add embroidery of your choice...




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I did a Cast On Rose with a single leaf.
The Fly stitch was used for leaf.
Colonial Knots surround the small pink heart...




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Place a small amount of 'Fabri-Tac' adhesive
around the edges of heart and a dab in the center.
Position the wool heart onto the lid 
and press into place.  Allow to dry.

This box has red foil sides, which I love,
so I decided not to cover them with wool.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

For the back of the box, 
I cut a tiny 'wonky' heart and placed initials in it.
I attached the wool heart to the bottom of the box,
in the same way as I did the top.




'Wooly Good' Valentine's Boxes by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Loving these sweet 'wooly good' heart boxes !
Several more to go... 
I'm thinking, in different colors and stitches.

So very cold here in Pennsylvania...
We might have a storm brewing for the weekend.

Dinner to chase away the cold...
I have a kettle of Chicken and Dumplings 
on the stove.  Fresh salad with fixings.
Homemade Lemon Custard Cake
for dessert.

Time to stitch !
Rose

Monday, January 7, 2019

Snowflakes And New Employees...

Homemade wooden snowflakes

Snow is in the forcast for tonight...
but, we are getting a jump on it
and creating our own 
snowflakes here...




Homemade wooden snowflakes

Serious creative work going on !




Homemade wooden snowflakes

And, we surely know how to
do GLITTER !
(The more glitter, the better)




Homemade wooden snowflakes

Our fully stocked work station...
glue, poms and glitter...
glitter, glitter and more glitter !




Homemade wooden snowflakes

We started with
clothes pins from the dollar store...




Homemade wooden snowflakes

removed all the springs...
(I'm still thinking about what 
I can do with these !)




Homemade wooden snowflakes

positioned the clothes pins 'just so'
and secured them with a glue gun.
(I did this before the Grands arrived.)




Homemade wooden snowflakes

We like to hang these snowflakes
 from windows and cabinet knobs.




Helping hands at Three Sheep Studio

My two newest workers
at Three Sheep Studio...
always willing to take packages
to the post office, with Grammy.

Good hard workers, as long 
as you 'pay them' their weight in snacks !

~ Grands are THE BEST ! ~

Enjoying a typical Monday,
before the snow arrives...
Rose

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January Stitches...

'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

I'm very eager to complete
'His eye is on the Sparrow'
by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

This was one of my last motifs to 
complete in this design...
a large apple tree.



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Apples in two different shades of red...



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Stitched 2 over 2
on 28ct Cashel linen in
'Country Mocha' finish



'His eye is on the Sparrow' stitched by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Design by Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery

Just a small amount of border 
to complete...
a finish is in sight !

~  ~  ~  ~
And now we 
welcome the new year,
full of things
that have never been.
- Rilke
~  ~  ~  ~

Enjoy your day, my Friends...
Rose

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