Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Pumpkins And Father Christmas...

Tissue Paper Pumpkins filled with candy treats

Small tissue paper pumpkins...




Tissue Paper Pumpkins filled with candy treats

This sweet Grand and I have
been making class treats 
for Halloween...
(with 6 pounds of candy from Costco -
fill some, eat some !)




Tissue Paper Pumpkins filled with candy treats

Tissue paper pumpkins filled with 
assorted candy...
tied off with green masking tape 
and a name tag leaf.
Almost makes me wish
I was back in grade school again !
(almost)




'Father Christmas' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio/Shop'

Assorted red Valdani variegated
Perle Cotton Thread,
waiting for the next project.




'Father Christmas' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio/Shop'

Tiny bronze loops,
make my heart sing...




'Father Christmas' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio/Shop'

'Father Christmas' is 
taking shape...




'Father Christmas' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio/Shop'

I'm in love with this shade of 
Perle Cotton from Valdani -
#M70 The Nutcracker.
Cranberry Red - Forest Green - Gold




'Father Christmas' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio/Shop'


'Father Christmas'
A Santa with Old World Charm

'Father Christmas' is punched with 
Valdani Perle Cotton thread...
a DMC conversion is included with pattern.
Design measures 9.25 in. x 4 in.

To learn more about this design,



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'It was a beautiful 
bright Autumn day,
with air like cider 
and a sky so blue
you could drown in it.'
~ Diana Gabaldon 

Enjoying these crisp Fall days...
Rose 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Halloween Books...

Halloween Punch Needle Books by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Autumn is gaining a foothold
with longer evenings and cooler nights !

I have two fun and spooky,
little Halloween themed books available.




Halloween Punch Needle Books by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Book #1 is a Sweet Hoot Owl,
punched with Valdani variegated
Perle Cotton Thread.  She is trimmed in 
glass beads and has a hand dyed, 
dark copper wool backing.
Book measures 4 in. x 6 in.

Sweet Owl Book is SOLD...
Thank you !



Halloween Punch Needle Books by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Book #2 is a Happy Jack
full of Halloween mischief.
He is punched using Valdani Perle Cotton Thread.
He has hand dyed wool pennies in 
each corner, with tiny black glass beads.
Book measures 4 in. x 6in.

Happy Jack Pumpkin Book - SOLD...
Thanks so much !





Halloween Punch Needle Books by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Each book contains 220 pages of 
heavy weight, pure white
acid free paper.

If interested in purchasing
either of these Handmade Offerings,
please contact me at
Please include name of item you 
are interested in.
(Shipping within USA only, at this time.)




Autumn Pumpkin Stack

Enjoy this beautiful Autumn weekend...
Rose


Friday, September 6, 2019

Red Bird...

'Red Bird' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've had these lovely 'reds' 
on my worktable this week.
Gorgeous variegated Valdani Perle Cotton.



'Red Bird' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I reworked my Folksy Bird 
Wool Applique pattern to accommodate
Punch Needle.  I love how it turned out.



'Red Bird' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This design uses 
Valdani Variegated Perle Cotton,
however a conversion for DMC 
is included with pattern.



'Red Bird' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com



'Red Bird' punch needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Design measures approximately
5.75 in. x 5.75 in.
'Red Bird' would look lovely framed, 
made into a pillow, attached to a book 
or wooden box or placed on a tote bag.

To learn more about this pattern,
go to 'Red Bird'.


Autumn Wreath


Just a reminder:
( Originally posted in my August Newsletter)

This will be the first year I will not 
be participating in the 
Lititz Artisans' Porchwalk.
I have been part of the Porchwalk for a decade
and have met wonderful people along the way.
With the growth of my business,
I have found it necessary to focus
additional time on pattern development
and some other areas I am branching into.

I want to heartfully Thank each one
of you for your support and kind words
on this most amazing journey I have been on.
As always, you can continue to find
my patterns at your local 
needlework shop or in my Etsy shop.
I will continue to announce,
(through my Newsletter and Blog),
Handmade Offerings, as available.

My Best To You, Rose
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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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