Saturday, August 17, 2019

A Look Back Over The Summer...

Sail Boats at Ocean City, New Jersey

It has been a gorgeous full summer...




Ocean City, New Jersey

~ Lots of boogie boarding ~
My 'surf girl' Granddaughter...




Ocean City, New Jersey

My son, riding in the waves...




Washing Wheels

The Grands, washing their wheels...




Rails To Trails Bike Riding

Long bike rides every day...




Fresh Peaches

Lots of these...
means plenty of this...




Waffles and Peaches

My 'go to' for breakfast, 
lunch or dinner !
waffles - fresh peaches - strawberry syrup




Yeti 'Rambler' in the New Purple Shade

An early Birthday gift for me !!
(from my Granddaughter)
~L.O.V.E.~




Cherry Ice Cream Soda at The Jigger Shop in Mount Gretna, PA

Waaaaay too much of this !
Fantastic ice cream treats
from The Jigger Shop in Mt. Gretna, PA




Turkey Hill Experience - Columbia, PA

Even more ice cream for the Grands...
while visiting the 
Turkey Hill Experience
in Columbia, PA




Farm Kitties

Lovin on the 'farm kitties'...




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

And finally...
I have been working slowly on
the 'Three Things Sampler'
by Moira Blackburn.




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

28ct. Lakeside Linen in Meadow Rue
2 over 2
Stitch count is 263w x 359h


Enjoy the last couple weeks 
of August, my Friends...
Rose

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Watchman (Crow And Pumpkin Patch)...

A collection of Valdani Perle Cotton Thread for Punch Needle Embroidery

A collection of beautiful Autumn colors
in Valdani Perle Cotton thread...
Tarnished Gold
Muddy Bark
Faded Olive
Yummy Pumpkin
Washed Orange...




Back of Punch Needle Embroidery - 'The Watchman' design by Rose Clay from ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Pumpkin vines in the works...
(back of project)




Punch Needle Embroidery - 'The Watchman' design by Rose Clay from ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Moving on to the background...




Hand Dyed Bone Rings to use in projects.

I found these beautiful bone rings - 
circa 1920's.  The bottom three
show how light each of these rings were.




Instant Antique by Primitive Gatherings

I poured a little 'Instant Antique'
into a cup and dropped several 
bone rings into the cup, 
to soak overnight.




'The Watchman' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

'The Watchman'...
a watchful eye is kept over a 
sprawling pumpkin patch.

Punch Needle finished into
 a small hanging mat,
backed with wool and has a 
bone ring for hanging.  
(Optional) ribbon attached for decoration.  
Design measures 6.75 in. x 6 in.

For pattern and to learn more,

Enjoy this summer day...
Rose

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Two New Stitching Buddies...

Pumpkin Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Pumpkins and Autumn 'things'
have been on my mind.
August always brings very hot days,
but the night time temps begin 
to slip, which means the morning
is just a little cooler and sometimes
layered in fog.



Pumpkin Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The wool and threads are once again
on my worktable.  Hand Embroidery
 is my 'go to' to embellish wool fabric.



My Stitching Buddy !

This girl has been my 
'stitching pal' for the last week, 
while daughter #2 was at the Beach.
Can you not just get lost in those 
big brown eyes ? 



Stormy Philadelphia Cityscape

I'm not a city girl at all.
In fact, when traveling, I will always take
the country 'back road' scenic route.
But, I found myself on the road 
to Philadelphia recently - It was
a sweltering hot and stormy afternoon
and I was taken by the beauty of
the dark sky and the cityscape.



Needlepoint shop in Lititz, PA

I arrived home to find this...
in my hometown !
I am not a Needlepointer
(only because there are not 
enough hours in the day,
to do all I want !)
But, I do use many of the same threads
used for Needlepoint, in my work.
And the best part ?
(A proud Mama moment)
My #2 daughter has now
picked up Needlepoint and is 
loving it.  I now have a new Stitching buddy !

Enjoy your day...
Rose

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Basket of Halloween Ornies...

'Halloween Folly' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

This punched design
has been one of my favorites 
to work on !  I just have to smile
when I see his 'up to no good' face !



'Halloween Folly' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

A trio of Halloween themed Ornies...



'Halloween Folly' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

I ordered several different
shades of beautiful ribbon 
from MonahanPapers on Etsy...



'Halloween Folly' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

I settled on the "Pumpkin" Ribbon
and decided to age it just a little 
for the perfect shade.



'Halloween Folly' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

I used 'Instant Antique'
from Primitive Gatherings.
I poured a small amount into 
a cup and soaked a length of ribbon
overnight.  There are many different ways
to age ribbon, but I had this on hand
and have been wanting to try it out.
It worked great !



'Halloween Folly' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

A basket of spirited Ornies.

'Halloween Folly' is finished into 
a Wallhanging with a wool backing 
and wired pom pom hanger.
Wallhanging with hanger measures
approximately 9 in. x 6.5 in.

For Pattern and to learn more

Enjoy this fine Summer day, my Friends...
Rose

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Autumn Squirrel...

'Gathering' punch needle pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I have been enjoying working 
with these rich Autumn shades...
who can resist colors like:
Fall Leaves ~ Coffee Roast
Aged Wine ~ Tarnished Gold
Old Brick ~ Ebony Almond



'Gathering' punch needle pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A playful squirrel is beginning 
to take shape...



'Gathering' punch needle pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Gathering beads and Perle Cotton
for the edging....



'Gathering' punch needle pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This design was placed on a 
dark green herringbone
wool backing.



'Gathering' punch needle pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Finished with a 



'Gathering' punch needle pattern by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The playful Squirrel knows all too well
when Fall is coming...
now if only he can remember 
where he placed those acorns !

'Gathering' is finished into a small pillow,
trimmed with a beaded edge,
however you can opt to finish
edges with a regular Blanket Stitch.
Pillow measures approximately
7 in. x 6.5 in.

For Pattern and to learn more,
go to 'Gathering'.

Have a peaceful Sunday my Friends...
Rose

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cherry Hill Farm Punch Needle...

Dark Sweet Cherries

A very hot 90 degrees
here in Pennsylvania !
I'm taking cover in the 
cool air conditioning...
working on new projects.




Valdani variegated Perle cotton Threads

Valdani threads from a recent 
cherry themed design...



'Cherry Hill Farm' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

Cherries and cherry blossoms...



'Cherry Hill Farm' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

A blue quilt hangs from 
a limb of the Cherry Tree.



'Cherry Hill Farm' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

'Cherry Hill Farm' is a recent 
new release.

~ A cherry tree rises above an old farmhouse 
that sits on a hill.
From the limb hangs 
a weathered blue patchwork quilt. ~

This punch needle design is finished
with a wired pom pom for hanging.
Design is backed in wool fabric.

For pattern and to learn more...
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July 4th has passed,
time to move on to stitching the
colors of Autumn...
Rose


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A Patriotic Punch Needle...

A patriotic Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - 'Blog'

Stars and Stripes...




A patriotic Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - 'Blog'

Gathering up Valdani Perle Cotton #8




A patriotic Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - 'Blog'

Old Gold stars...




A patriotic Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - 'Blog'

Flying proudly...




A patriotic Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - 'Blog'

This is the back of pillow...
I love the crisp, clean feel of Mattress Ticking.
I need to make a note to use it more often
to finish projects !




A patriotic Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - 'Blog'

~ Stars and Stripes punch needle design
with a dark red and blue fringe edge.

Pillow measures approx. 6in. x 6in.
Perfect size to sit on a shelf or 
use as a bowl filler or a pin cushion.

For pattern and to learn more...



Have a wonderful, safe
4th of July...
Rose

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