Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Keys' Keeper

The Keys' Keeper
The Primitive Hare
Nashville 2016 Limited Edition
30 count Old Salem Linen by The Primitive Hare
Au Ver A Soie Silks

As I am on a mission to catch up on older kits and projects, The Keys' Keeper was the next project on the list and in the basket.  She's not quiet finished--I could not locate Noir (black) to stitch her shoes!  Don't you hate it when that happens?

AppleJack found these old keys and he thought I might find a way to incorporate them into the needlework.  They are perfect for this piece.  The Keys' Keeper reminds me of a colonial lady and she will make a nice addition to include with the Colonial Gatherings Club pieces.

The weatherman has forecast falling precipitation for tonight.  Sounds like a good time to start stitching something spring.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

House on Pumpkin Hill Pinkeep

Stacy Nash Country Sampler Girls Club
House on Pumpkin Hill Pinkeep
32 count Belfast Linen--Charcoal Gray
Gentle Arts Fibers

It's past time to catch up on club pieces.  I have learned if I want to enjoy seasonal pieces, I have to start  stitching long before the season.  Stitching on the darker line was challenging.  There is a similar club piece called Wooly's Pinkeep which is also stitched on Charcoal Gray, I will stitch at a later date as I needed a break from the darker linen.

I found a great piece of trim in my stash--the jury is still out on the backing fabric.  

Catching up is still on the agenda--have started stitching The Keys' Keeper from The Primitive Hare--she will make a good addition to my colonial pieces.  Will share when there is more progress.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Primitive Gatherings

Snow, ice, rain, mudslides--the weather outside is frightful.  Watching that weather map is scary.  Temps in Tennessee went from 7 degrees to almost 70 degrees in three days.  Adaptability is the word of the season.  Head colds, flu, bronchitis are keeping the people in the health care field busy.  

Each year, the folks at Primitive Gatherings choose a theme and build their limited edition mugs, ornaments, wool appliqué patterns and quilts around that theme.  For 2016 it was a snowman.  This little guy was quick and easy to make--the jury is still out on his carrot nose--looks to me like he is sticking his tongue out and say blah to the weather.  This guy will make a great addition to our primitive Christmas tree.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

7 degrees

Grant House 1865 Sampler
Chessie and Me 
30 count Confederate Gray
NPI Silks

7 degrees!  The outside temperature is 7 degrees--winter has found me.  While listening to the national news last evening, the anchor person said there was only one state in the lower 48 states which did not have snow!  Brrr, it is cold.  There are benefits to cold temps: delicious soups, hot chocolate and snuggling with Miss Callie Mae Calico.  Cold temps mean staying inside and stitching, lots and lots of stitching.  Am down to the over one work on the Chessie and Me sampler.

Emma Lerch
The Scarlet Letter
stash linen
Ver A Soie Silks

She doesn't look like much yet, but Emma is big and bold!  I only had one color of the silks (the other colors are on order) and the one color I did have was in her border.  Stitching on Emma is pure pleasure.  With football playoffs, national championships games and cold temps, I will have more time to devote to Emma and her border.

Stacy Nash Club
Country Sampler House on Pumpkin Hill
32 count Belfast Linen Charcoal Gray

Let's not talk about the number of club pieces which are waiting to be stitched, let's not talk about the challenges of stitching on dark fabric, let's talk about the contrast of colors with the dark linen and lighter fibers.  I found some awesome trim and backing fabric in my stash for this piece.

The high today is forecast to be 30 degrees, great weather for staying inside and pulling some more fiber through linen.