Thursday, December 12, 2019

My Most Requested Pattern and an Old Fashioned Cookie...

'Farm Show Sheep' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at  (in the 'Studio/Shop')

A tribute to the many Community Farm Shows, 
across the USA.
A gathering of animals, canned goods, 
needlework, flower exhibits,
baked goods, vegetables, farm equipment -
all competing for the coveted Blue Ribbon !

This design launched it all...
Originally drawn on linen for
Rug Hooking, I placed it in the 
State level Farm Show, many years ago
and it did amazingly well.
In fact, it generated so much interest
that my business was 'born' from it...
Three Sheep Studio.

Once I had my business on it's feet,
I formatted the design into 
Punch Needle Embroidery.
After some time, I removed this pattern from
my 'line up' and placed it in my private collection.

After several years of being tucked away,
this design continues to be
an often requested pattern.

'Farm Show Sheep' is available,
once again.  This design is punched
with Valdani Perle Cotton Thread,
however there is a DMC conversion included.

To learn more about this design, 

Old Fashioned Vanilla Raisin Cookies

Cookie baking is underway at our house.
Old Fashioned Vanilla Raisin Cookies
are at the top of the list.
They are topped with a generous amount 
of sanding sugar !

Old Fashioned Vanilla Raisin Cookies
(Recipe from Rebecca White)

2 Cups raisins
1 1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup shortening
1 1/2 Cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 Cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Additional sugar for rolling - 1/2 C each 
of granulated AND sanding sugar

*  In a small saucepan, boil raisins and water
until all water is absorbed.  Remove from heat
and cool for 30 minutes.

*  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
Line baking trays with parchment paper.

*  In a large bowl, cream together butter,
shortening and sugar until fluffy.  

*  Add eggs and vanilla and mix together.

*  Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.

*  Gently fold in raisins.

*  Using a small cookie scoop (approx. 1/2 Tbsp.),
drop cookies into sanding/granulated sugar mix.
Cover with sugar and place on parchment
lined tray.

*  Bake for approximately 9 min.,
or just until slightly golden.

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Enjoy your day my Friends...


  1. such a wonderful pattern. Oh those cookies!! they sound so wonderful I may have to put them in my christmas cookie mix.

  2. Oh my. I thank you for the recipe. My hips will not.

  3. Thanks for sharing your marvelous recipe! YUMMY Janice

  4. Those sheep are so fluffy looking! And thank you for the cookie recipe! It sounds wonderful!


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