Monday, January 9, 2017

2017-What a way to start the year!

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The chart will be available early Spring.  There will be accessories.

As promised-I have found time to start designing again.  Yes, I do sleep, sometimes I think too much, then not enough...

We had 'weather' here in the south on Epiphany weekend.  It was not the event that was predicted, but never the less snow.  Which in the south really means Ice.  Isa was able to make it back to Belmont Sunday to start school on Monday...not the time schedule she wanted, but it turned out to be the best thing.  It turned out she had nails in one tire and had to replace the tire.  So, when an event changes things you might be being pushed to a better and safer path.

I had a lovely sale this weekend on Facebook and will hold another this week.  I was not able to get all posted.  It was a busy weekend with both children starting up with new semesters on Monday and trying to take down Christmas...should I go on?

I have been busy working out dye recipes and working on getting new items from vendors for my sales and to put on my Etsy Shop .  So keep checking the page for new items.  I have listed new threads and will be listing more.

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and will be posting more pictures and information about sales soon.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holiday sales...

While we do not have the snow and horrific weather that other parts of the country are getting.  It is very cold and now rainy here in Georgia.  I understand that all the wild fires in North Georgia are now contained, but the devastation left will take years to over come...we must keep praying for these families and towns.

It is really looking like Christmas here in our new home....I will post pictures of all the final decorations closer to Christmas.  It has been fun, stressful and interesting getting ready for the holidays in my new home.  I still have things in storage units, the garage and stuffed in different parts of the house.  I am still deciding what is staying, what items are getting new homes and what new items are needed to make this new space work for us.  It is such a different style for me, but I am loving it.  I do miss my samplers, stitched works and other art.  I hope to start hanging items the first of the year....but I will not make promises.  I have found I have eaten my words on when things will get ready in this new house more than once.

Holiday Sales-A sale is going on this weekend!!!!!

I have extended the sale through Sunday-I just got more threads and I am going to split these shipments with this sale and my end of year everything needs to get out of my dining room January 1 sale....

As many of you are aware the price of Pom Pom, Chenille, and Rick Rack will go up the first of the year.  I am having a blow out sale with these items reduced till the first of the year.  I will have what items that have been left from other sales and a few new trims on sale till the first week of January 2017 then the prices will go up.  The sale is only on my Facebook page.

Well, I am off to post more items that will release late tonight and all through Sunday morning.  I will close the sale mid afternoon.

Enjoy the evening....hugs ebeth  

Sunday, December 11, 2016

On going sales and Holidays

Holiday gift for exchange ready.  Check!  Luncheon was a delight!!

Snowmen and sailor ready for the holidays....check

Wishing for snow-NOT-but a Merry Christmas!!!  Though cold enough to snow....

Skiing....not me...

My Facebook sale is winding down today.  Trim is still on sale price all December.  Remember the prices go up January 2017.  I also have threads and linen listed on the sale.  I will be listing more on my Etsy shop.  Check them out...

I have dyeing to do and invoice from the sale.  I need to get a couple more things done around the house and for the company,  

I hope that all of you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season, but taking moments out of your days to rejoice in the moment.  

Hugs Ebeth

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Spare time....right

In between decorating, dyeing and organizing online sales....I finished these items for a client.  They were different and fun to finish.

This pillow needed to be bigger so I added strips of fabric and alternated the cross over on the corners.  I also dressed up the side with Just Another Button Company's buttons to play out the images on the pillow.  I used a Jute coil for the cording on the edge of the pillow.  It added a rustic look to the pillow.

This was a fun pillow to make.  I got a denim work shirt from Goodwill and measured it for the stitched piece and cut it out and sewed it together for the pillow.  I put iron on interfacing on the back of the stitched piece and I hand sewed the piece onto the pillow.  I Rouched a Gross Grain Ribbon onto the edge of the stitched piece.  I added buttons onto the seam edge instead of a cording and decorated the open space on the edges with Just Another Button Company's Buttons.  This pillow is supposed to be a Christmas present for the client's son. 

Here is a fun Christmas pillow.  I used the same Jute cording, but in a red color to add a rustic look to the pillow.

Finally an Easter ornament.  This was so cute.  I sandwiched the Rick Rack between the front and back pieces and tacked into place so that only the edge peaked out around the piece.  I put batting on the front and back to give it some depth.  I used Raffia for the bow and the hanger.

It was fun to put on my finishing hat and sit down and work on these pieces.  Got me wanting to design and finish more items.....

Hope the client is pleased with her new goodies-will be delivering them tomorrow.

Well off to set up a sale for this weekend----See you on my facebook.

Hugs Ebeth

Friday, December 2, 2016

Sale on trim and The Gentle Art Threads and more

Facebook sale this Weekend starting December 2, 2016  Hope on over to my Facebook page and get some goodies.  Pom Pom trim is on sale for $2.00 a 1 yard package till the end of the year.  Beginning the 1st of January 2017 it will go up to $3.30 per package.  Rick Rack and Chenille is on sale for $5.00 per 3 yard package till the end of the year.  It will go up to $6.40 per package in 2017.  The sale on the trim is only on my Facebook page, pming me or emailing me at Elizabeth and give me your order.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I will be going to the Woodstock Christmas parade to watch Miguel and the Joyful Noise Marching band perform.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Pom Pom

As promised-down to business.  I finally got to get the dye pots out yesterday.....Loads of linen hitting the door on its way to clients.  I did grab a moment and came up with a new color.  Inchworm Pom Pom.  This light green color is a start on filling in the green color section.  English Holly is a new color that was added last month.

Many of you may have read this on my last Facebook sale, but all the trims are going up .25 per package the first of the year.  From now till January Pom Pom will be on sale for $2.00 on my Facebook sales only.  Beginning January 2017 it will be 3.05 per 1 yard package.  Keep a look out for the sales.

Off to dye some more and set up for a sale this weekend.  

Happy December....Ebeth

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ta Da-

Mantle finished....I promise no more progression pictures of the mantle....well unless it needs more additions.  Isa and Miguel's stockings are up...I guess one day I will finish stitching mine.  Both of theirs were stitched their first two years of life and they both stitched on the backgrounds to help finish them.  They both won ribbons at ANG national-so they are indeed special stockings...

Dyeing did not go as planned yesterday.  We had storms and rain!!! Yeah! But alas it is not enough rain to even put a dent in the drought and north of us in Tennessee they are being brutally attacked by wild fires.  It is heart wrenching to look at the videos and read the stories of the devastation.

Today is dye day-hopefully several yards of linen that needs to go out the door will be done-drying will be tricky since it is again raining!!!  It has not rained here since August of this year and we do need I will not complain.

I have been sorting through my cut linen boxes and I have already staged some pieces to be on sale on my facebook this Friday.  If the USPS cooperates there will be another sale of threads from The Gentle Art....Next week there will be Weeks threads unless they get shipped sooner.

I am working on the email link so you can sign up to get the blogs....

I will be starting on finishing the floors in my studio and hopefully it will be done by the end of the year.  Pictures will be coming...

I will also start posting finishing hints and ideas about how to use my velvets and trims.

Well, I am off to dye-and to hopefully have a productive work day.