Monday, August 22, 2016


My favorite morning activity.......

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Don't Forget......

Our Primitive Handmades Mercantile update is this Thursday Aug. 18th at 9PM EST.

I've been busy in the studio creating some one of kind pieces for my listings.
I'm still stitching Summer related items...just not ready to move on to Fall stitching yet...
maybe next month.

Here's a peek at a few of the pieces I've been working on....
Hope you'll join us for our Thurs. update
Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Big Release Day!

Dear Friends, 
I'm excited to announce I have two new designs ready for release. One is a Quaker style sampler with a fun twist and the other is a cross stitch and wool combo design. I've been asked many time to create a piece that combines both cross stitch and wool, so I hope you'll like what I've come up with.

"Never Fading"

I have a great fondness for anything in the Quaker style. This is a sampler I've designed with that style in mind, but I wanted to give it a bit of a twist. I've added a wool patch on the bottom, so you can add your favorite little treasures, such as buttons, keys, pins etc., of which I have many....and rather then have them sit in a drawer unseen, they now have a special place for display. The bonus pinkeep design is also included in the chart pack. 

Design Info: Stitch Count: 128 x 117 (sampler), 80 x 74 (pinkeep). 32ct Vtg. Sand Dune and 36ct Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens. Blackberry Primitives Wool ~ Yarrow. Beautifully model Stitched by Cindy Ruckman Cabrey and framed by Patti Nicolosi of By My Hand Needlewerks.

"Nightingale's Garden"
I've been having lots of fun working with wool lately and thought it would be great to finally combine the two in a design. This was a fun piece to create and I love how prim it turned out. The wool farmhouse was inspired by one that is right down the road from us. 

Design Info: Stitch Count: 158 x 51. 30ct Tin Roof linen by Weeks Dye Works. Blackberry Primitives Wool ~ Boulder and Slate. Beautifully framed by Patti Nicolosi of By My Hand Needlewerks.

Both of these new designs can be purchased from your favorite needlework shop or directly from me in my Etsy Shop. These and all my designs are listed there. Thank you for all your continued support and as always, happy stitching! ~Nan

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The True North

I've designed a Canadian version of
"Land that I Love.....for all my dear friends in Canada.

If you would like to purchase this version, just add a little
note at checkout in my Etsy Shop and it will be added in to the chart packet along with the original design.

A few of my friends have already stitched it and it just makes me smile.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, August 5, 2016

Release Day!

"Autumn in Bloom"

My new threadkeep design is now available,
 along with the bone thread rings that go with this project.

Please visit my Etsy shop for all the details.  

This was stitched on 32ct Dirty Ewe by Dames of the Needle.  This wonderfully prim linen is available from Elizabeth Talledo here if you find you're in need of some.

Happy Friday all and many, many thanks for your support.

Smiles, Nan

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy to share with you one of the few new designs I have coming out for release.

"Autumn in Bloom" Threadkeep.  
A fun stitch for Fall.

Stitched on 32ct Dirty Ewe by Dames of the Needle and backed with a beautiful wool from Blackberry Primitives, called Cocoa.  
I'll be adding these stained bone rings to my Etsy shop this week and this new chart will be in the hands of my Distributor and direct order shops by Firday.

I'll be posting info on my other 2 designs very soon.  
Happy little x's my friends!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Land That I Love

Just in time for Summer and the 4th. A patriotic design featuring a golden basket overflowing with blue flowers and our flag waving above. 

"Land that I Love"

This design is worked on 36ct Americana Froth linen by Dames of the Needle.
It's finished into a large pinkeep using a beautiful Blackberry Primitives wool in Cornflower and then attaching the stitched design onto it. 
Super easy to do. 
 The stitch count is 122 wide by 45 high and the finished pinkeep is approx. 9 3/4" x 5 1/2". 
Floss colors are: The Gentle Art, Mustard Seed, Otter Creek and Aged Pewter. Classic Colorworks, Polliwog and Calico Kitty. 

Now available in my Etsy Shop and will soon be available at your local needlework shop.

Smiles and Happy Stitching, Nan