Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Still working and keeping sane

Hello everyone-the last day of March 2020.  Do not forget to say Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit tomorrow morning on April 1, 2020.  Yes, it does seem like we are in a bad April Fool's day repeat....Hope all of you are sane and keeping busy.  Well, I have been busy-here are a few things listed in my Etsy-

Holly's Request 32 count in several cut sizes.  A wonderful blend of darkish blue and hint of blackish grey.....each piece is modeled and wonderful.

Yes, I have show this before-Bee Drum just released in Nashville.  Keep an eye open for more bees.  We need bees to keep our food source coming.  Yes, we do not want to be stung by them, but we do need them.  

If you want some laughs, interesting tid bits and info on upcoming things look up Friends Who Like Dames of the Needle/Finger Work  I try to keep you laughing.  We have fun.  I will put up links to my Floss Tube Dames soon.  I have several out there.  Learn how to finish a drum, making cording and just things you might want to know about.  Have a great day-hugs Ebeth

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

From Nashville till now......and it is not April yet

What can I say.  We heard about this horrible virus as we were getting ready for Nashville Needlework Market.  Our wonderful friends/designers left their beloved countries with the understanding that this was not good, but it was under control.  Before the show was over we did not know how they were getting home and our country was starting to understand that we were under attack from this virus too.  We have gone from freedom of movement and being a social group of people-to isolation and fear. 

This is an unprecedented time.  We have had viruses and disease spread through the world and cause havoc and death before.  The thing we face now is that we are a global society.  With the internet and other means of communication we are aware of what is going on all over.  We need to pull together.  This is not the time to divide and push agendas.  Stop pointing fingers and accusing anyone of not doing the best they can.  Stop to reflect and meditiate on your own life and decisions you have made.  Remember the struggles you had to go through to come to the conclusion you did.  Every decision has a consequence-good and or bad.  Our true leaders over the world are doing the best that they can.  The others still want to divide and cause harm.  It saddens me that as grown adults they are unable to put down their weapons and help the masses.  If the UN can ask for all conflicts to stop till we can get this straight-then why cannot the politicians do the same. 

I am hopeful that the good will come out. 

May you and your loved ones be safe and healthy.  Please look at what acts of kindness you can offer to those in need.  I know many of us are deciding if we can pay our rent/mortgage and other bills-or if we will keep our money and feed our families.  There are things you can do that will not involve money-give time and help to those that need it.  Look around-if you see someone struggling help. 

I know all of you have it in you to do an act of kindness for many.  Pull together-get over your selfish side and help.  The quicker we help and do the right thing the faster we will get through this. 

I and all in my industry and any other kind of business appreciate your past, present and future support.  Reach out if you need help and stay in touch with those you know may be too stubborn or embarassed to ask for help. 

I send my heart felt love, prayers, good thoughts and wishes to all.


Monday, March 2, 2020

Nashville release Nouvelle Lapin Drum

This adorable Silhouette style drum is a cute tribute to spring.  A fresh out of the box look for a drum.  No prim look here.  Tone on tone Sea Glass coloring with ever so light highligh color of pink sets this design off.  A true definition of whimsey.  Stitched on 36 count Sea Glass by From the Cauldron topped with Mermaid's Veil velvet by From the Cauldron.  Drum measures 3.5" tall x 3" in diameter.  The original was stitched with Cadet by Weeks Dye Works and Ninfea by Romy's Creations.

Happy Spring!!!! Ebeth

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Goating to Spring Limited Edition box topper

This lovely tribute to spring will have a very, very limited debut in Nashville.  Let your shop know if you want this kit.  The kit comes with the hand painted box, linen 36 count Sea Glass by From the Cauldron and Sea Glass Mini Pom Pom to create this lovely box.  You will need one skein of Cadet by Weeks Dye Works and finishing materials to complete this project.

The chart will be released after market for those DYI stitchers who want to create their own box. 

Goating to Spring Pin Cushion will also be released-pictures of the release coming.

Thank you for your support!  Ebeth

Monday, January 13, 2020

Information about Elizabeth Savilles 1841 Sampler

Elizabeth Savilles was stitched on 32 count Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens.  Alternate linens Prim Grey, Americana Froth, and Aged Saffron.  Design size 17.81" x 15.06" stitch size 285 x 241.  The original used Olde Willow Stitchery threads-here is the conversion for the colors.

Weeping Willow = Butter Bean Weeks Dye Works
Quaker Colors Bucks County Red = Rhubarb The Gentle Art
Quaker Colors Philadelphia Red = Raspberry Parfait The Gentle Art
Quaker Colors Emblem of Innocence Rose = Porcelain The Gentle Art
Quaker Colors Quaker Swan = Picket Fence The Gentle Art
Quaker Colors Providence Brown = Onyx Weeks Dye Works

This is a wonderful reproduction sampler-soft and muted colors.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

PNPS Magazine

Here is my christmas contribution to the PNPS 2019 Magazine.  As usual I think bigger than I should-laughing.  I made this ornament so that magnets are finished inside the ornament so that the ornament can be switched out from the display.  For the shoot for the magazine it was way to small to show the hanging board with the metal clip board attached.  So here it is far away and up close.  I am going to hang mine as a door hanger inside my family area.  This can be hung on the wall or you can skip the board and make it as an ornament and add a hanger.  You can also skip adding the magnets if you are not going to attach the ornament to the metal clip board.  

It was an honor to once again to be asked to submit to the PNPS magazine.  They are always kind and put up with my lack of computer skills and other seemingly disasterous life situations that interfere with me being an adult.  Trust me if any of you follow me you know I have earnestly tried to hand in my adult license, but they will not revoke it.....but revoking it means I would be either on the other side of the grass or in one of those land locked cruise ships-and I am not ready for either of those.

Well, off to maybe try my hand at another live video......let's see how this works out....

Thank you again for all your support.  Hugs Ebeth

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It seems no matter how hard your try.....well either my followers have purchased the chart and not stitched it. Or just are fearless and went off road and did what they wanted to-no one picked up the mistake till today....on the Swan with Flowers chart X
symbol on the chart does not have a thread listed. It is Tin Bucket by The Gentle Art using one strand in Cross Stitch over two linen threads. I am grateful that a stitcher asked and I have correct the problem for furture charts....Sorry for not finding this sooner. Hugs Ebeth