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Friday, June 23, 2017

~ Some Witch-y Stitching ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk! 

Thanks so much for your responses to my posting last night ~ 
I am always happy to share with you all, 
and I will be offering the Eliza Chase Sampler Reproduction 
as a freebie here on this blog, just as soon as I have it charted :)

Some of you have also asked what the colors/names are of The Gentle Art threads I shared too, 
so here they are just in case you want to add to your stash ~

dried thyme
tarnished gold
maple syrup
dark chocolate
shaker white
mountain mist
pumpkin pie
old purple paint
burnt orange
grape leaf


 just in case your creative muse is on a vacation, but you want some inspiration
 for what to stitch/punch next for the upcoming Autumn season ~
...I've put together two collages of some of my best-sellers for you...

top row l-r:
Night Flight, Olde Witche Mary & Oldwick Burying Ground
middle row l-r:
Witches in the Air, Weep Not & My Pretty
bottom row l-r:
Widows Weeds, Witches Garden & Cross Eyed Cat

top row l-r:
Halloween Sweet Bag, Salem Village & Eke & Zeke
middle row l-r:
Ye Ladye Pumpkin, Old Hallows Eve & House that Jack Built
bottom row l-r:
Harvest Angel, Hallowe'en Barnyard & Pumpkin Folke

... and how could we forget the kind old
Reverend Gourdon Squashbottom?

all of these patterns {and many many more!} are available in my ETSY shop ~
just type the pattern name in the keyword search-box in my ETSY shop for particulars.

I am now off to fill orders and head to town,
~ then back home to my stitching chair

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, June 22, 2017

~ Oh! -THREAD!! ...and a reproduction perhaps? ~

~ Hello Friends & Folk ~

Oh I have had a busy couple of days...
and without going into much detail, let's just say I am
peaceful    quiet    serene   home.

I had ordered a bunch of thread from The Gentle Art ~
 to replenish our little Needlework Shop here at the Farm....
so happy to have it greet me upon my return home!

some are Samplar Threads, some are Shaker Threads...

look at those colors ~
all of them deep, rich and loverly.

to me, this grouping below 
~ looks like a breezy meadow 
filled with swaying fronds of grasses and wildflowers ~

while this grouping below 
reminds me of Autumn nights spent near a bonfire 
and glowing pumpkins and jack o' lanterns  peering from hazy windowpanes ~

 what does this grouping below bring to your creative minds?
I see old typewriters, high-button shoes...
crisp lawn-dresses and old love letters scribed in sepia-toned India inks ~

it's funny how our minds work....

 All of the above threads are my favorite colors from The Gentle Art ~
I will be using them for upcoming cross stitch designs and can't wait to show them to you.

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In other news....
I have had this sampler in my collection for a while.
{ok, like over 10 yrs.}
and I know that I've showed it to you all before.
I look at it everyday.
I pass by it at least 13 times a day, maybe more...and everytime I do, it calls to me:
"make me whole...make me complete...finish me"

 so I am toying with the idea of reproducing it for everyone
...as a freebie.

 I initially purchased it because I love the blue & brown threads....
and the olde olde linen.
very nubby and full of slubs ~ 
...and of course the woven wicker tray it is housed in.

 see that date worked in black threads? 
they say...that if a sampler is unfinished by the initial maker, 
and the maker dies before completion...
that another stitcher in the family would have stitched the date of the original maker's death 
but in black threads.


Our stitcher's name was Eliza Chase.
She practiced her alphabets, letters and initials in thread here 
~ for eternity to see ~

oh so many little mistakes made... 
such insignificant markings only slightly off-course on a linen sea.
but there nonetheless.
and I will keep them in the chart that I will replicate to keep it true to the original ~

love the wonky stitches.

I will choose my threads as carefully as Eliza did, 
even though these colors may not represent those initially chosen by her,
for much-time and many years have faded them into the muted tones 
that we see and love so much here ~


~ AND ~
Stay Tuned...
I will be releasing a new cross stitch, punch needle and rug hooking design this weekend ~
... all three are based off the same design, called:
"Tomato Season"
{and NEW Tomato Thread Winder coming, to match!}
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

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