Sunday, December 20, 2015

Early Arrivals from the North Pole

2015 Stacy Nash Primitive Handwork Club
Country Sampler Spring Green, WI
 I can't wait to  sink my needle into this beauty--primitive, Christmas and Stacy Nash--a great combination.  

2015 Colonial Gathering Club
On Redware Road, The Scarlett House

Another beauty with wonderful fiber colors and birds on big flowers with a tall house.  My style all the way.

Merry Two (A Bowl Full of Merries)
Plum Street Samplers
I was asleep at the wheel when Paulette released the first Merry and missed ordering.   If you are listening Paulette please release this design again.  Santa, the reindeer and sleigh and a snowman--what's not to love?  This will be a great addition for either my tree or dough bowl Christmas 2016.

Little by Little Ann Pennsylvania Peacock

 Ann has been patiently waiting in my stitching bag for a few years.  Am taking some liberties with Ann she will become Anne Magnolia Jackson, AppleJack's Grandmother and will be a gift to his daughter and granddaughter.  With a name like Anne Magnolia she's just calling to have her own sampler.  One of my challenges with Anne has been converting the fibers to NPI silks and finding just the right sampler fabric.  One of the things I miss most about loosing LNS's is the linen.  I am a visual person and buying linens on line is just not the same as seeing it in person.

Another design which has been in my stitching bag for a few years (gulp).  AppleJack treated me to a pair of Dovo scissors just for cutting wool.   Am trying a new product with this applique--hope it works out.  Am told the secret is heat, heat and more heat when pressing the wool


  1. Santa did bring you some wonderful projects. Stacy Nash's project is super cute, but really, they all are. Have fun.

  2. Oh my goodness, some wonderful stash you have.


  3. I have merry one - maybe we could do a borrow swaps.

  4. So many nice designs ready for you to stitch up! Great choices!

  5. What a great post betty - I am enjoying your great state and hope to visit Dixie Darlin today or tomorrow. She doesn't have linen that I like but I can always find something. Love all your new club pieces especially the Stacy Nash one. I've sworn off clubs again - I was very unhappy with one I was in this year. Sounds like you have some nice gifts from DH. Hope you enjoy the Christmas week. Mel

  6. Looks like you have plenty of projects for the new year--and all so cute!

  7. You have some wonderful stash! I know just what you mean about no LNS. I have the same issue, color is just not right on the computer so I end up with ordering a lot of the same linen that I know I like. Not much adventure there!

  8. I have Merry One...when I get done, would you like it?
    Maybe I can whip it out in no time...

  9. Such lovely new projects for the New Year!
    I'm sure that All will be exquisite finishes, your work is so beautiful.

  10. A very Merry Christmas and a happy and creative 2016! Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice