Friday, October 12, 2018

Creamy White Pumpkins...

Wool Pennies by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Yesterday was one of those drippy,
rainy, misty, dark and gloomy days.
I sat and cut wool pennies and 
worked on a Penny Rug...

~ BUT ~
Everything changed,
when the mail arrived !




Beautiful Pumpkins by Janice at Prims By The Water

I received a package yesterday...
Beautiful creamy cotton pumpkins
and a fun, white wool, pumpkin pillow !
from Janice at Prims By The Water !
What a wonderful surprise ;)

I had entered her giveaway, on her Blog.
I anticipated ONE of these items,
not all four !!
Thank you Janice... it made my day !




Pumpkin Roll with Meringue Mushrooms by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This is on my 'to do' list today...
An old time favorite !
Go to (PUMPKIN ROLL) for the recipe.




Autumn decorating !

The weather is much more Fall like here in PA.
A gorgeous blue sky with 
dappled Autumn sunshine and cool breezes !

Enjoy your day my Friends...
Rose


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Adding A Smidge Of Yellow...

'Licorice Penny Rug' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

There were a few projects that I wanted to
complete before the Porchwalk, 
but did not quite make it.

The Licorice Penny Rug was one 
of those projects...
so I took another look at it 
and decided it needed just a tad of color.
I used a quarter to cut my wool pennies.




'Licorice Penny Rug' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

A pale yellow wool will do.




'Licorice Penny Rug' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Blanket stitched the single pennies in place.




'Licorice Penny Rug' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I decided on a simple Sheaf stitch 
in the center of each golden wool penny.




'Licorice Penny Rug' by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Just have to add the backing.

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Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud

I'm coming to the end of this 
very good book.
Everyone has necessary endings,
as they go through the seasons of life.
How well we navigate those endings
determines how well we do,
moving forward.
A great read.
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Enjoy your day my Friends...
Rose

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A 'Lamb' Finish...

'Spring Lamb' punch needle embroidery by Rose Clay. Punch Needle design uses Valdani variegated Perle, Rustic Wool Moire Thread and is embellished with Hand Embroidery

I had so hoped to have this little lamb finished 
for the Lititz Porchwalk...
but it was not to be.




'Spring Lamb' punch needle embroidery by Rose Clay. Punch Needle design uses Valdani variegated Perle, Rustic Wool Moire Thread and is embellished with Hand Embroidery

Finished with a picot beaded edge...




'Spring Lamb' punch needle embroidery by Rose Clay. Punch Needle design uses Valdani variegated Perle, Rustic Wool Moire Thread and is embellished with Hand Embroidery

I have to say, I'm in love with this piece !
Cushion measures 8 in. x 7.5 in.
This design uses 
Valdani variegated Perle,
with the lamb punched in 
Rustic Wool Moire Thread.
Piece is embellished with hand embroidery
that brings the punched flowers into the border.

To learn more, or if you would like
to make your own lamb...
Pattern can be found (HERE).

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Happy October !

Enjoy these warm October days, my Friends...
Rose


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Monday, October 1, 2018

Another Show In The Books...

Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

The Lititz Porchwalk...
~ A gorgeous weekend !
~ 72 degree weather !
~ connecting with old friends and
meeting new friends !




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

Hundreds of people stepped onto 
my porch over 2 days.
The sun was shining brightly 
and the show was a huge success.




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

But, what touched me most,
were the stories of many of the women, 
who visited.  Women who relied on
their handwork to get them through
the seasons of their lives.
Joyful, happy seasons - 
but also seasons of sorrow and heartache.
Every woman has a story.
Thank you, to so many of you 
that shared your story with me.
I was touched and honored.




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

A special 'shout out' to Linda and her husband,
who drove all the way from Pittsburgh 
to visit my porch.  Thank You !
Linda brought a few pieces of her beautiful
wool work to show me.
Keep nurturing your talent Linda !!

Thank you to our porch hostesses,
Dave and Judy.  Judy is known 
for her incredible cooking.  She kept us well 
fed during our stay on her porch.




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

And, I cannot forget  
my sweet little Nennie. (2 years old)
The keeper of Grammy's Porch !




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

She kept track of the numbers for me !




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

But, it wasn't all work...
My little 'numbers person'
took breaks watching 'Peppa Pig'
on her Mama's phone.




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

And, My son played the classics on 
the piano, just off the front porch.
(BTW - the wood floors are 118 years old !!)




Lititz Porchwalk - ThreeSheepStudio

Another show in the books - 
I think I'll take the next week and relax...
on second thought...
maybe not !!
Rose


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Sneaker And Sweatshirt Weather...

Summer Garden Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The 'Summer Garden' punch needle 
is being attached to a piece of black and white wool.



Summer Garden Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Getting ready to become a pillow...
This is my last pillow for the 
on Sept 28th and 29th.



Summer Garden Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The pattern for 
('Summer Garden'punch needle 
is in the Studio, for those that would like 
to make it themselves.
Design measures 9 in. x 7.25 in.
and can be 'finished' in many different ways.



Landisville, PA farm for pumpkins

We had a gorgeous Autumn weekend
and couldn't resist going to the 
farm in Landisville, PA for pumpkins.



Mums and White Pumpkins

Enjoy your first week of Autumn !
Cooler temps have set in, making for 
sneaker and sweatshirt weather.
(My favorite !)
Rose

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Perle or PEARL ...

Perle Cotton Thread for Punch Needle Embroidery

In my small, comfy, QUIET 
and cozy world of stitching...
this is Perle ...
(Perle Cotton Thread to be exact)




Perle Cotton Thread for Punch Needle Embroidery

I dream about Perle Cotton...
I have designs floating around in my head,
just waiting to come to life on cloth...
stitch by stitch ~ punch by punch.




Stash of Perle Cotton Thread for Punch Needle Embroidery

Did I mention I hoard Perle Cotton ?
I do, and I have no shame 'what so ever'.
You can never have too many fibers, 
fabric or Perle.

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So, where am I going with this ?
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Pearl Drum Set

Well...

to my 15 year old son...

THIS IS - PEARL !




Pearl Drum Set

PEARL !




Pearl Drum Set

~ a PEARL drum set ~

My son has a 'new' music passion
(He already plays advanced Piano..
ahh, nice and soothing sounds,
as he tickles the ivory)




Pearl Drum Set

This is a new experience for us...
there are some serious sounds coming
from our home.
Kind of like a concert of sorts.

I might have to start getting up just
a little earlier to enjoy some 
coveted, peaceful, quiet time - 
to stitch/punch with MY Perle !

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Oh, and you can check out my new
(Instagram)
for more stitching, punching,
wool applique and fiber goodness !
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Have a peaceful day, my Friends...
Rose

Monday, September 17, 2018

Philphlot Fraktur - Wool Applique...

'Tulip and Philphlot' Wool Applique design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

As the evenings get cooler,
I'm drawn to woolens...




'Tulip and Philphlot' Wool Applique design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Working on Wool Applique.
Soft and easy...perfect to 
'while away' the afternoon.




Scalloped Blanket stitch on wool fabric by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - go to Blog to learn how

This Wool Applique pillow will go to the Porchwalk.
Finished in a (Scalloped Blanket stitch),
using Valdani variegated Perle Cotton thread.
It is an unassuming edge,
that adds just a hint of interest,
but doesn't demand lots of attention.




'Tulip and Philphlot' Wool Applique design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

'Tulip and Philphlot' is an adaptation 
of a Fraktur design on a Pennsylvania 
painted dower chest, dated 1781.

So what is a Philphlot (fil-flot), anyway ???
A Philphlot is a swirled design that can
be carved in wood, punched in tin,
painted onto a surface or, 
as shown - pieced together in 
wool applique.

The 'Tulip and Philphlot' pattern 
is in the Studio, in both 


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Spiderweb in Harry Lauders Walking Stick

Before the rains arrived,
I caught this GORGEOUS, 
huge spiderweb in our 
Harry Lauders Walking Stick.
(I love spiders, so this was a lovely find !)

Enjoy this September day, my Friends...
Rose

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Garden Block Series...

Scarlet Blossom punch needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Working on finishing 
another Punch Needle design...
'Scarlet Blossom'.



Glass Beaded Picot edge on red honeycomb wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Glass Beads size 6/0 for a Picot edge,
on a deep red honeycomb wool.



Punch Needle Pillows by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

'Scarlet Blossom' and 'Woodland Blossom'
are two Punch Needle designs 
in the Garden Block Series.

These pillows are headed 
for the Lititz Artisans' Porchwalk,
on the last weekend of September.


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Gorgeous Counted Cross Stitch

I found this beautiful stitchery on Pinterest.
Does anyone know who the designer is ??
I have searched everywhere
and cannot come up with any info.

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Enjoy your day my Friends...
Rose