Thursday, November 12, 2020

Gingerbread Winter Stitching...

 


I've been working on some Gingerbread,
both in the kitchen and in my stitching.
I have two new Holiday designs for 
your punching pleasure...




A delicate roof of royal icing...




The icing details are in place...
pine boughs with deep wine
winter berries surround 
this sweet house.




A Gingerbread roof takes shape...




A lovely soft white background
will finish this off...



A holiday Gingerbread house,
nestled in pine and winter berries.
Valdani Perle Cotton has been used 
to punch this design.
A DMC conversion is included.

To learn more about this 
Punch Needle pattern, click on 

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A Gingerbread Man
begins to take form...




A colorful branch of Holly and Berries...
with a soft white background...




A festive Gingerbread Man,
warm from the oven...
can't you just smell the spices !
Design punched with Valdani Perle Cotton.
A DMC conversion is included.

To learn more, go to

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Both these Punch Needle Patterns 
are 15% off right now, with Free Shipping !

15% off SALE runs 
now through November 16th, 2020.

Sale includes:
Punch Needle Patterns
Wool Applique Patterns
Needlework Patterns
Books
(A few exclusions apply.
No coupon code needed, 
discount will be taken at checkout.)

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The next Newsletter will include
my personal favorite Gingerbread recipe
for soft and delicious Gingerbread,
as well as a FREE Gingerbread 
Punch Needle Pattern ! 
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Be safe and well my Friends !
Rose

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Handmade Autumn Offerings...

Handmade Autumn Offerings

 Handmade Autumn Goodness
~ Handmade Offerings ~

Please join me this evening for
a few Autumn Themed finished goods...

Thursday, October 15, 2020
7 o'clock p.m. EST
right here on this Blog.

I look forward to seeing you this evening...
                      Rose


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Not All Pumpkins Are Orange... New Releases



Spider Webs and Pumpkins
on an October Eve.

This Punch Needle design uses 
Valdani Perle Cotton.  A DMC conversion
is included with pattern.

Design is made into a small pillow,
perfect to display on a shelf or 
use as a seasonal bowl filler.




'Sickle Moon' Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  click on 'Studio/Shop

'Sickle Moon' Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  click on 'Studio/Shop

Sawtooth border is punched in 
'Cinnamon Swirl'.
To keep your sawtooth border
crisp and clean...
after completing project, with needle tip,
nudge any stray loops into place
(on front), if needed.



'Sickle Moon' Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  click on 'Studio/Shop

Project finished with a
Beaded Picot Edge.
For tutorial on how to do the
edge... go to BEADED PICOT EDGE


To learn more about this Punch Needle Pattern,


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'Cinderella Pumpkin' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  click on 'Studio/Shop'

Not all pumpkins are orange !
'Cinderella Pumpkin' is punched with
watery blue-greens, silver foam and teal.
Punched using Valdani Perle Cotton,
however a DMC conversion is included.

A beautiful blue-green pumpkin 
to welcome Autumn.



'Cinderella Pumpkin' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  click on 'Studio/Shop'

Instructions to finish this design into 
a small pillow with a wool front and back,
are included.

To learn more about this
Punch Needle Pattern, 

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Enjoy this beautiful Autumn day...
Rose


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Oh, Pumpkin ! ...New Releases...Three Day Sale

'Oh, Pumpkin' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com click on 'Studio'

A rusty orange pumpkin sits atop
an old Urn, surrounded by
pumpkin blossoms and vines.

This Punch Needle design uses 
Valdani Perle Cotton.  Directions are 
included for finishing, as shown, 
with a wool backing, ribbon 
and a hanging ring.
Design measures 7.5 inches x 5.75 inches.

Go to 'Oh, Pumpkin' 
to learn more about this hanging mat.




'Passing the Time'' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com click on 'Studio'

'Passing the Time'...
Lazily swinging the day away
under the Willow tree.
As a child, I spent countless afternoons, 
swinging from an old Willow tree...
passing the time.

'Passing the Time' is punched with 
variegated Valdani Perle Cotton.
This design uses only five colors of thread,
but because it is variegated,
the design shows beautiful
color variation.
(DMC conversion is included.)

To learn more about this pattern, 





Three Day Sale going on now !
August 5-7, 2020.
20% off all patterns and books.
(a few exclusions apply)
~ Shipping is FREE in the USA ~ 

No coupon needed...
to find your next project !


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Wishing you a safe, healthy 
and creative August...
Rose

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Nutmeg Hearts - Rolling Hills - Counting Sheep and more...

Fuschia Peonies

A lot has been happening here,
during the last 2 months.
So, let me bring you up to speed...


NEW PUNCH NEEDLE DESIGNS...

'Hope Springs Eternal' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - in 'Studio/Shop'


'Hope Springs Eternal' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - in 'Studio/Shop'

'Hope Springs Eternal' is a combination
of Punch Needle and Wool Applique.
The pattern guides you through the 
steps to do both and instructions
are included to make wool heart pins.

Valdani Perle Cotton has been used 
to punch design, however a 
DMC conversion is included.
There is also an option to have the
Nutmeg wool, to make the hearts,
included with pattern.

'Hope Springs Eternal'
pattern available in
the STUDIO.





'Thistle' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - in 'Studio/Shop'

The Thistle stands for Endurance, 
Fortitude, Nobility of Character,
Strength and Determination.

'Thistle' is punched with gorgeous
shades of Valdani Perle Cotton Thread
and trimmed with ruched 
hand dyed ribbon in 'Orchid'
from Monahan Papers.
A DMC conversion is included with pattern.

For a 'How To' on making Ribbon Ruching...
go to 'RUCHING'.

'Thistle' pattern 
available in the STUDIO.





'Counting Sheep' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - in 'Studio/Shop'

'Counting Sheep' is a long and narrow
Punch Needle Pillow that is styled
after a 'Tailor's Roll',
using my three signature sheep.

Pillow is edged with 'Pitch' ribbon ruching.
(Ribbon from Monahan Papers.)

'Counting Sheep' pattern is 
available in the STUDIO.





'Rolling Hills' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - in 'Studio/Shop'

Rolling Green Hills and 
Climbing Honeysuckle Vines...

Shortly after getting married, I took a job
as a nurse at a hospital that was 
nestled in the side of a hill.
It was a beautiful setting that 
overlooked the rolling farmland.
Directly in front of the hospital was a 
steep hill that was smothered in honeysuckle.
I can still remember each evening,
at the end of my shift, 
walking to my car with the heavy scent
of honeysuckle hanging in the air.
I have the fondest memories of that time.

'Rolling Hills' is finished into a wool pillow
and is edged with wool ruching.
Punched with Valdani Perle Cotton, 
however a DMC conversion is also included.

Pattern available at...
'Rolling Hills'.

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For a limited time...
there is a 'Staying Home and Stitching'
sale going on at THREE SHEEP STUDIO.
15% off all patterns and books.
(a few exclusions apply)
No coupon code needed.  
Discount applied at checkout.
~ Shipping is always FREE within the USA ~
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Wool Strawberry Pincushion by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Strawberry season is here,
and I couldn't be happier.
I'm dreaming of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie,
Strawberries dipped in sour cream 
and brown sugar, fresh Strawberry sundaes,
Strawberry baked oatmeal, Strawberry pancakes
and fresh from the field berries.

Enjoy your early Summer, my Friends !
Rose

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

String Bag Giveaway...

Wool String Bag by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ The useful String Bag ~
A String Bag was found in most homes in 
the late 1800's.
Long before rubberbands, paper clips 
and staplers - string was a way to bundle 
and tie up items and keep 
things together and organized.

This is an updated version of a String Bag...
Made from black and white houndstooth wool,
embellished with Wool Applique 
and a touch of Hand Embroidery
with glass beads.
I have mine hanging from an old doorknob 
in my kitchen.  I use it to...
*Secure herbs in a bag to flavor 
soups and stews.
*Tie cinnamon and clove in a bag
to simmer with apple cider.
(Tip: use a coffee filter as a 'bag' for spices.)
* Tie magazines and papers together
for recycling.  

'QuilterLaura' - you are the winner
of the Wool String Bag !
Please contact me with your 
mailing address.
For a chance to win this String Bag 
and a ball of string (sorry, scissors not included) -
leave a comment below 
listing your favorite Spring activity or flower.
A winner will be chosen
at the end of the day on 
Saturday, March 21, 2020.
(Shipping within USA only, please)
The winner will be listed here on this blog,
so check back to see if you have won !
This Giveaway is now closed.

Happy Spring...
Rose

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Peaceful Garden Punch Needle Design...

Valdani Perle Cotton


Valdani Perle Cotton 
in M49, Subtle Elegance...
(My favorite !)



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

A garden is growing...



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Tiny loops....
make me smile.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Adding a touch of green to 
the calming neutral shades.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

A creamy pale shade for the background.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Gorgeous ribbon from 
Monahan Papers in 'Fresh Egg'
was used for the Ribbon Ruching
on the edges.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

'Peaceful Garden' 
Small pillow punched in creamy shades 
of Ivory, Light Beige and Mocha.
Available in the Studio.
To learn more, go to...

Enjoy your day, my Friends...
Rose

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Charm Bundles and Sunflowers...

Wool Charm Bundles at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

On my worktable...
The Wool Charm Bundles 
are being restocked... 
there are a few remaining in the (Studio).
Lovely little bites of color
and texture that are perfect
for Penny Rugs and Wool Applique.



Wool Charm Bundles at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

I love seeing my worktable covered in 
wooly goodness !




I have also been working on 
one of my Sunflower Patterns.
Punching with my 'Ultra Punch' punchneedle
and Valdani Perle Cotton inTarnished Gold.
This particular design has a touch of 
Wool Applique added.





'Simply Sunflowers' punch needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio'

The centers are embellished with
Colonial Knots.  You could also use 
French Knots.  It's all in how you wrap 
the thread around the needle.  The stitch 
looks similar, but is different...
I prefer Colonial Knots
because they seem to be more sturdy 
and stay in place better.

To learn more about these sunflowers,

Enjoy your weekend, my Friends...
Rose

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