Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vintage Mini Pinwheel Kit

 It's been a few weeks in the making, but I'm very excited to show you what I've designed for this limited kit.  

~*~ Vintage Mini Pinwheel ~*~

The inspiration for this super fun finish was from the Quaker pinwheels and pinballs that were made long ago.  Sweet things come in small packages and this measures all of 2 inches round.



The kit includes:

6 x 6 piece of 40ct Vtg. Pearled Barley Linen
  Gentle Art floss
Reproduction Backing Fabric
Dark Brown Silky Ribbon
Pearl Pins & Aqua Beads w/Beading Pins
Wool Batting
Chipboard Circles
Color cross-stitch graph
and complete finishing instructions
The cost per kit is $26.00 plus shipping 

The kits are limited in quantity and will be offered directly through me.  You may email me at threadworkprimitives@verizon.net

Thank yous and I look forward to your emails and comments.
Many happy stitches to you all!
~Nan

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Quaker Bird Pinwheel

Long time since my last post...I know...but I've been taking life a little slower these past few months and just enjoying life.  
I'm happy to show you my first real release of the year.  And I'm really happy with how the model turned out.  I was inspired by the antique pinwheels the Quakers use to make and thought I'd try my hand and making one.

"QUAKER BIRD PINWHEEL

Stitched on 32ct Peep's Lost Sheep linen from my friend Ebeth of Dames of the Needle.
I used a combination of Classic Colorworks and DMC floss.  Detailed finishing instructions are provided.  The finished pinwheel is about 4" in diameter. 

This new pattern is now available in my Etsy shop and will also soon be available at your local needlework shop. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always, happy stitching my friends!
~Nan




Saturday, January 14, 2017

Working on Valentine Offerings

Got my wooly punched heart stuffed and mounted on an old oil can spout. This was fun and actually very easy...now I'm in the mood for more punching.


I am excited about this month's PHM listings next Thurs night. Hearts all around.
Smiles, Nan

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ohio Treasure

"Ohio Treasure" cross stitch design is an antique adaptation of an original sample from Ohio, date 1800-1850 and is held by the Wisconsin Historical Society. This will be the last year this design is available. This was originally released in 2013 and was given a 5 year window for sale by the WHS and I have a limited number of charts left.



Please email me at threadworkprimitives@verizon.net if interested in purchasing. 
Thank you.
~Nan

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On my work table

Working on Valentine's Day offerings for my Primitive Handmades Merc. update next week.
Many ideas spinning in my head....how I love designs featuring hearts.

One little wool heart fob that will be attached to the stuffed drum below and a soon to be cross stitch pinwheel.  Really loving the colors in this and eager to get to the finishing.



Hope to share more as I get them done and sure hope you'll visit our
wonderful group PHM for the update next week.

Smiles, ~Nan

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cinnamon Hearts

Guess it's time to think about hearts. I've release my "Cinnamon Hearts" design. It was originally a kit. Since so many have asked for it as just a chart, I thought this would be a perfect time! 
Gentle Art Floss - Cinnamon and Wood Trail on 32 ct light colored linen.


Now available in my Etsy Shop!

Happy Stitching my friends.....
~Nan

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday Hen Candle Board

I'm very happy to finally show you my last design release in the candleboard series. 
Here is the third design in the series called 
"Holiday Hen".

This is a collaboration with Kelmscott DesignsIt's mounted their pre-painted reproduction candle board, which was custom made for the design. 
Stitched on 32ct Vintage Exemplar from Lakeside Linens.  Each piece in the series was stitched on this count and color. 
It stitched with Classic Colorworks Red Manor floss and trimmed with Colonial Tea chenille from Dames of the Needle.

This new design, along with the candleboard can be purchased from your favorite needlework shop or directly from me in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you all for your continued support and as always, 
  Happy Stitching! ~Nan