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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Primitive Handmades Mercantile Tonight

Hope you'll join us tonight at 9EST on Primitive Handmades Mercantile. 
I'll be offering a finished Merry & Bright Pillow that I've stitched in a different silk colorway just for this update. http://primitivehandmadesmercantile.com/


Smiles, ~Nan

Friday, November 11, 2016

Merry & Bright

I'm so happy to finally show you my latest design.  This one was truly fun to create
and I really loved mixing in a bit of wool on this.

"Merry & Bright"

The model was stitched one over two linen strands on 32ct Dirty Ewe linen by Dames of the Needle with Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Red Fox.  I love the variation the silk gives and it's so wonderful to stitch with.  The wool trees were a breeze to stitch on and a template is provided with the pattern.  I purchased the wool from The Merry Hooker.  The color is called Pepperberry and matched the Red Fox silk perfectly.
I did a simple trim around the edge with a matching red yarn.
Stitch Count 107 x 108.
Finally, I want to thank my dear friend Cindy Ruckman Cabrey for stitching the model.  Every stitch is always beautiful.

This will be available in shops very soon and will also listed in my Etsy shop for your convenience. 

Thank you very much my fellow stitchers for all your continued support.
Happy weekend and happy stitching. 
~Nan