My Handid Christmas

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Old Blue Prairie Sewing Roll

SOLD! This is such an early looking piece- just like it was made by a pioneer woman on the prairie.
The overall dimensions are 13" high x 7" wide-the main stitched piece is 10" x 4 1/2 " wide.
it is stitched on a piece of tattered old linen wit a bird and rabbits at the top and row of blue and tan quilt motifs on the left side. The scrap of linen band at the top says with my needle- it is dated 1827, The entire piece is heavily coffee dyed and baked to prim perfection. There is a layer of batting between the front and back so it will hold many needles and pins and many skiens of floos can be rolled up inside. The cream colored ribbon closure has been coffe dued also and could be replaced with coffee dyed kitchen string.
The piece is functional as a sewing roll but can also be a hanging sampler or it also looks great laying in an olde trencher. ( The blue fabric is a medium blue and not quire as dark as shown)28.00 plus 3.00 shipping
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Grungy Olde Prairie Bonnet

This bonnet is perfect for your Early look decor. It is very prim and early looking, grungied
with coffee and baked it is wrinkly for authenticity.
It is 17 1/2" long. Made out of small red check homespun.

Was 18.50 now 13.50 plus 3.00 traveling fee

I Was Planning on Stitching Today....

but when the long awaited plumber called and said he was on his way I gladly put away my stitching!
Three hours later I now have all three sinks functioning once again and both toiletsts flush with out problems!!! I would have continued to stitch but 3 hours with a non stop barking Basset Hound is not conducive to that!
She is now napping having thoroughly worn herself out!
While I was trying to maintain some tiny bit of control over my household I decided I should put some items up for sale so I cam make way for some new!
Look for them to be posted shortly!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Full Color Charts!

As of 1/17/2011 all of our charts will be in full color- very easy to read and gives a better idea of the finished piece.
Try one today!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Free Cross Stitch Chart- "Spring" Pinkeep

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Spring Sampler Cuboard Pillow

This sweet little cupboard pillow is a great way to add a touch of Spring into your home!
Stitched on 27 ct natural linen with prim cream,burgundy red, and mossy green floss.
Meaures 5 1/4 " x 5 1/4"
It will look great in your old cupboard, on a mantle or, in a trencher or dough bowl.
The pattern for this is now avaiable at
Finished pillow:
18.00 plus 3.50 traveling fees.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

1774 Sewing Pouch Pattern Now Avaiable!! on P&P Stitches

Our newest pattern is avaiable now on Pilgrims and Pioneer Stitches.
The pattern includes the stitching chart, a pattern for the sewing pouch, materials list for pouch, sewing directions for the pouch and a floss color list.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

1774 Sewing Pouch

I finally accomplished stitching on linen. The finished piece was turned into this sewing pouch- the blues are not quite as bright as the photo shows.I stitched it on 27 ct natural linen and then heavily coffee dyed the finished pouch. The brown fabric is the lining and backing.
It is 5" wide x 6" high.
I will date and sign this piece and then it will hang from my pie safe knob!
I am a happy woman!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Chart on P&P Stitches!

Just added to Pilgrims and Pioneers Stitches "Our Homestead" Pinkeep chart- you personalize with your own date!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!
The old year found me stitching the latest pinkeep! I love the old prairie look of this one! It's stitching is done with dark gray, dark brown and, moss green floss. The design of the old cabin and trees with the quilt motifs is very early look!
The rag stuffing makes it prim and lumpy and it is heavily coffee dyed- darker and blotchier than it shows. It is backed with old drab brown wool and measures 5"x 5".
22.50 plus 3.50 traveling fee
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This will be a pattern in a few days at
pattern will come with a set of charted numbers so you can personalize it with the date of your choice.