My Handid Christmas

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sarah Dow 1848 Sampler

I had a lot of fun designing and stitching this tribute sampler to my great great gandmother Sarah Ellen Jones Dow. She was born in 1838 in Kentucky.
The sampler is not a complete alphabet to represent more accurately how a 10 year old would have made a sampler. There are a few motifs- including the ever popular bird motif!
It is stitched with dark gray, rusty brown and, dark teal blue threads. The bottom photo shows it in a frame- an old frame I just put it into just so I could get an idea of what it would look like. The frame is too large but I actually like the old look it gives the sampler!
The sampler may be purchased as is ready for you to finish into a pillow or put in a frame of your choice ) there is plenty of fabric left around the stitched area) or for a dollar more it can come to you in the old metal frame- with or without glass- the piece is not actually mounted inside the frame- just placed inside and the back put on the frame.
21.00 with out frame plus 3.50 shipping
22.00 with frame plus 4.00 shipping
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Look at this Great Prim Angel!!

New 1712 Valentine Redwork Cupboard Tuck/Pinkeep

Stitched in a true red and then coffee dyed this tuck features a Fraktur style heart.
4 1/2 " wide and 4" high- it is backed with coffee dyed Osnaburg and rag stuffed for that prim lumpy feel. ( click the pic for a larger view)
This will be a pattern on in the near future.
21.50 includes traveling fee.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas- may your day be filled with peace, joy and, happiness.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1872 Valentine Pinkeep

Am I jumping the gun here with Valentine's Day?
For some people yes but, not for others so here goes:
This sweet pinkeep is stitched on 14 ct. evenweave fabric- the whole piece was given a tea bath and then baked. It measures 3" wide and 5 " high and is backed with old drab brown wool.
21.50 includes traveling fee.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

P&P Stitches Now Has E-patterns

I recently opened a new blog with my original cross stitch patterns. Come on over for a peek!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Cross Stitch Patterns Are Finally Here!

After many requests for my designs in pattern form we have opened a new selling blog for them

Come on Over and take a peek!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Snowing, blowing, cold and miserable! I am so glad I did my errands yesterday!

Today I am staying inside and working on graphing my cross stitch designs for the new selling blog that will be opening soon!

So far the designs in these photos have been turned into graphs- only a few more to go for now- so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Santa at the Cabin Pinkeep/ Cupboard Tuck

This Pinkeep is sold! Thank You!! This is the last one for the season as I am going to start charting my designs for sale.
Stitched on 14 ct evenweave fabric this original design features Santa at a cabin with a quilt motif and pinetree and a crescent moon.
I forgot to coffee dye the piece before the photo was taken but will come to you coffee dyed at your request- also if you desire a jute hanger can be added.
Measures 3" w x 3" h.
NOW-8.25 plus 3.00 shipping
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Colonial Williamsburg Decoration

Isn't this beautiful?