Friday, September 22, 2017

Believe

Progress on new drum kit details this weekend. Will take pre orders.  Think cold weather and magic. 
Etsy Shop

Sale on threads Sunday. Facebook page.

Yes, working on Christmas and new designs. 


I am really enjoying stitching this new drum!!!!

I hope you will like it and enjoy.  All the information will be released this weekend.

Ebeth

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Etsy Listings

I know most of you think I do not sleep....well I do.  Wish I could sleep more, but well don't we all.

Just wanted to let you know I have been busy listing new items on my Etsy Shop.

Been listing threads



These are a few examples of the threads that have been listed on the site....velvet, trim and linen are being added too.  

Have fun shopping...ebeth

Magnolia Guild/Bulloch Hall Boutique

The Magnolia Sampler Guild is hosing an exhibit at Bulloch Hall in Roswell, Georgia.  This Thursday September 21 the boutique is open to Magnolia Sampler Guild members.  There will be charts, threads, linens and more.  The boutique is open to the public Friday and Saturday September 22 and 23 the hour of the house 10am-4pm.

Come check out all the goodies.

Ebeth

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Chart Release


A new quaint sampler from Dames of the Needle.  This piece is stitched on 32 count Americana Froth by From the Cauldron the design size is approximately 9x9, extra linen will need to be added for framing.

Threads used River Rocks, Cloud, Old Blue Jeans, Tea and Biscuits, Crab Cakes, Balsam Fir, Avocado by Classic Colorworks and Mustard Seed, Country Redwood, Pecan Pie, Gold Leaf, Cameo Pink by The Gentle Art.

Specialty stitches Smyrna Cross, Stem Stitch, Altered Up Right Cross, Mosaic Stitch and Cross Stitch over two.

This sampler combines my love of bees, birds and bee hives and my every loving fondness for undulating strawberry borders.

Available at your local needlework shop and my Etsy shop.

Thank you again for your support and interest in my designs and my products.

Ebeth

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Re-purposing A Great Thing


New listings on my Etsy Shop



Does this wooden dust pan have great potential?  It has a hole in the back to hang off the wall and a hook on the front to hang an item and great space to stitch a lovely primitive motif and attach it to the piece.



This outstanding and unusual silver warming dish makes a great scissor or accessory holder.  The piece has a lovely patina to it and detail of decoration on the legs and feet are wonderful.  It would make a great accent piece for any sewing nest.



This oval pressed glass container is very unique paired with a very rare Amethyst glass frog.  These two paired together look like a lovely summer flower opening up to the sun.

Check out my shop and look at all the new items that have been listed this weekend.....I am off to finish a new design that will hopefully be for viewing this weekend....look out for sneak peaks...

Ebeth  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bits and bobs...


This past weekend started the count down for Isa and her tenure at Belmont University.  She was the producer of the Battle of the Bands....I am so proud of her!  She met all of her goals for all the things she wanted to accomplish at Belmont and now she has this last stretch to go and then watch out real world.....
In doing this I got a small break-Zola and I slept in on Saturday.  As you can see we were negotiating getting out of bed....

Well welcome back to the real world this week.  I have been on the run with getting Miguel started at Chattahoochee Tech and online Georgia Virtual to finish up his senior year of K-12.  He is also in Joyful Noise Marching Band and Concert band.  He is taking a drawing class and is finishing his 2nd year of Japanese online and is mastering hiragana and katakana...

I have a sale going on till the weekend on my Facebook page.  Here is a sampling of the items that I have listed so far.  Jump on the link and take a look.


Blue Goblet with vintage glass frog.


Top and bottom of vintage pin cushion.


Silver bowl with glass frog


Violet Vase


Vintage cut glass oval bowl with rare amethyst frog


Vintage Brass Basket with glass frog


Milk Glass covered dish


Milk Glass vase with glass frog



English Sugar cube dish with frosted glass bowl and glass frog

All of the these items are listed on the page with some that have been spoken for.  I will move the items to my Etsy shop by the end of the weekend.

I am also listing Classic Colorworks, The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works threads....you never know what you will find on the Facebook page.  

Drop in through the weekend and see what kind of goodies I will be listing....some really cool items are already in boxes and on their way to new homes.

Thank you again for your support and have a great rest of your week.

Ebeth

Thursday, August 17, 2017

17th Century Keeping Box


New release information about the kit for the 17th Century Keeping Box top and chart are on my Facebook site and my Etsy site.  

I am taking pre-orders for the kits and they will ship in the next week or so.  Charts will be ready this weekend.  I am working on the accessories for the box and they will be ready in September.
This box design lends itself to be personalized for an anniversary or wedding gift.

The box can be ordered from
I used a Size #3 Oval Stitchers Box in Sea Green
Robert has the good fortune to have the support of several designers.  He is working with all of us to try to meet the demands of our customers.  He has a limited selection of boxes on his website and is taking orders for this box and his other boxes.   Please contact him at LeHay's Shaker Boxes with questions and to place your orders.  Robert will give you an estimated wait time for your box.  Trust me the wait time is worth it.  His boxes are the bomb.

Thank you for your support!
Ebeth


Friday, August 11, 2017

New release Box top and Preview of vintage frogs and containers....

I love it when math works!!!  This will be my first time working with LeHay.  I will be finishing the chart for this box.  It will be on the Size #3 Oval Stitchers Box Sea Green.  Robert LeHay will be taking orders for the box and will ship them in December.  Yes, he is a one man band and is working as hard as he can.  But this will give you time to stitch the topper and the accessories that will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Since this is the first time I have worked with Robert LeHay, it is my fault on the miscommunication on the release of the chart.  But as many of you know his work is outstanding and worth the wait.  I will have all the ordering information on the chart.  Here is his contact information LeHay's Shaker Boxes .  Robert has been very gracious and will take orders for the box.

I cannot wait to finish it this weekend and show off the truly finished project.  I love the versatility of this project.  It could just be a sewing box, or it could be a wedding gift, or anniversary gift.  I am also excited about finishing up the accessories.

I am releasing the accessories as a different chart for those of you that do not want another box in your collection.  Yes, gasp, there are a few of you out there that have enough boxes, or do not want a box, so these accessories will be lovely in your stitching basket.

I have yet to name the new piece....that will happen this weekend-when my brain turns on.  (Smiling)

So, I am off to dye, finish and maybe take a few moments to myself.

As always like and share my business facebook page and my Etsy shop for linens, threads, and accessories.  You never know what I will come up with....like my new obsession with depression glass, vintage frogs and containers to hold your scissors.....
 
Here are a couple of items that are on sale this weekend on my facebook page.




This lovely piece has a marble base with brass metal holding cut glass container.  The frog with this vase is stunning.


How Steampunk is this!!!! A vintage metal frog paired with a vintage glass container.  So unique.


Who does not love carnival glass.  These berry bowls are so unique and to find frogs that match was an amazing happening for me.  

All of these items are for sale on my facebook this weekend and will be moved over to my Etsy shop after the sale has ended if they have not found new homes.

As always, thank you for your support and interest in my designs, trims, velvet and more.

Hugs, Ebeth

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tulip Heart Vase release


I love Fraktur Art.  The primitive simplicity of this art is enchanting.  Fraktur inspired my newest release Tulip Heart Vase.  This charming piece was stitched on 35 count Parchment by Weeks Dye Works using threads from Weeks Dye Works, The Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks.  To give the piece dimension I used one and two strands of the fibers and added embroidery stitches over the Cross Stitch to add old world charm to the piece.  This piece is available on my Etsy Shop and my work Facebook page.

I hope that you enjoy this piece as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for your support.

Ebeth

Looking toward Fall during the heat of the summer.....


I want to thank Jan Emerick for her magical stitching talents on helping get this new design ready for release.

Witchy Moon is part of an ongoing Halloween series that I have enjoyed developing over the years.  As a designer it is always fun put self imposed restrictions on your design to challenge yourself.  It has been fun trying to keep the pieces as silhouettes and using the same coloring.

Keep any eye out for a second piece to be released soon to go with this series....yes, after a small dry spell I am on a designing kick....so-stay tuned.

The chart for this new release can be ordered off my etsy shop or my business Facebook page.

Enjoy your summer activities, while planning out your new fall stitching projects and Halloween decorations...

As always thank you for your support!  Ebeth

Monday, July 31, 2017

amazing things in everyday life


This is the second rainbow on a clear day that Miguel and I have seen in less than a week.  I will try to get the other pictures from him and post them.  The one we saw last week was upside down.  It was really cool.  It shows how much humidity there is in the air if you an have rainbows in clear weather.  The humidity is really heavy, but still the temps are not as high as they could be.

Mean while....I am still on the hunt for amazing frogs, depression glass and other neat items that can be used in your sewing rooms and other places in your home and offices to help organize yourself and to add a bit of uniqueness to your space.

These two finds flew out the door today-



I was quite sad to see both of these go.  They were very unique and I was thrilled to find them.  But I know they are going to wonderful new homes.  I love the fact that these containers are large enough for knitting needles.  I hope that they bring joy to their new owners.

I am on the look out for more goodies and will be posting them in my Etsy shop and on my Facebook this week.  

Well I am off to kick back and stitch on a new design.  I hope to be finished with it this week.  I will show peak pictures this week.  I have two Halloween pieces coming out in the next week or so....and a couple more items up my sleeves....or rather off my needles.

Have a wonderful day and please enjoy the magical moments that happen to you in everyday life.

Hugs Ebeth

Friday, July 28, 2017

Vintage lovelies to add to your sewing rooms....

I am working on enabling everyone with my new vintage obsession.  I am really excited about the glass frogs and the unique containers that I am pairing them up with.


Here is a picture of my latest grouping.  Several of these items have already sold.  Visit my Etsy shop of my Facebook page for my sales.








These three adorable frogs with containers are listed on my Etsy shop.

Ceramic and glass frogs have been used for complicated floral arranging since the 16th century.  Most frogs were not marked by the maker till after the 1870's before it became possible to patent or trademark glassware.  Frogs come in all kids of materials-glass, ceramic, metal and plastic.

Frogs can be as simple as round with large or small holes to elaborate pieces of glass work or ceramics that have figurines on them.  The term "frog" was first documented as in Random House Dictionary in 1968 as a term for a holder of flower stems in flower arranging. The origin of the use term in flower arrange remains a mystery.  Other terms used for frogs are flower blocks, flower bricks, flower holders and floral arrangers.

There is also not a specific point in time that can be pin pointed as to when 'frogs' were used outside of the floral arranging arena and moved for use to store scissors, pens, rug hooks, paint brushes and other utensils.

As always thank you for your support and I look forward to enabling your stash enhancement and bringing you more unique sewing accessories.

Ebeth






Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dauphin House Sewing Box release

Time to release a couple of my retired teaching pieces.  The first to be released is the Dauphin House Sewing Box.





This chart includes all the stitching instructions and finishing instructions to complete the project.  There are instructions on how to coffee dye the linen and detailed instructions on how to construct the box with the patterns in the chart to cut the matte board for the box.  

The chart includes history about the house that inspired the design for the lovely sewing box.  

The chart is available on my etsy shop only.  

The box has sleeves in the inside of the box on either end that you can house a ruler and a pair of scissors. 

This piece is packed with all kinds of sewing and stitching techniques.  

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful stitching week.

Hugs Ebeth





Thursday, July 20, 2017

Halloween March Drum


I must give Gloria Hanaway credit for dubbing a new nick name for me....Speedy McStitchy...

Here is my newest creation and kit.  I am taking pre-orders for the kit and shipping will start next week.

This was a fun and fast stitch.  I really enjoyed creating this piece.

The kit includes 30 count Guacamole linen by Weeks Dye Works and Gunmetal thread by Weeks Dye Works  and Newt's Eye velvet by From the Cauldron/Dames of the Needle.

You can contact me via my Facebook account or order on my Etsy account next week.

Well, I am off to Speedy stitch more items.  I am also busy in my dye pots.  More items will be listed on my Facebook sale and my Etsy shop.

Hugs and have a wonderful weekend.

Ebeth

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Working on new charts....

Working away this Sunday morning on new charts...yes fall is now on the menu.  

One would think when you are in the throws of Summer you would not even want to think of Fall.  Well as life would have it here in the south they feel the necessity to start school in July and move fall into August.  Makes perfect sense to have children go to school and have all the out door activities happening in the dog days of summer.  But-I am digressing....Soon this ridiculous schedule will not be controlling our lives.  It will be a wild a woolly year here with Miguel graduating in 2018 (with luck and a prayer ;)) and Isa graduating from University also.  Then it will be getting Miguel through University, which their schedule is much easier to navigate.  But let us not wish our lives away....

Here is a sneak peak of one of the pieces that will be stitched soon....

Well, I am off to chart some more-I have two more projects to get off my plate today and then who knows....I may take a few moments and act like a normal person...and not work the whole day.

Hugs and I appreciate all of your support.  Ebeth

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Let Freedom Ring Drum


Piece is finished!  Threads ordered and arrived, linen dyed and cut, finishing fabric cut, charts written, now printed and all the kits are assembled.  Yeah!

This was a fun piece to design and stitched.  I so enjoy Americana.  It was such a treat to be able to take the time and stitch this newest creation.  I miss my stitching time, even when it is for work it is still helps center me.  

All pre-orders will be shipped this weekend and the rest of the kits have been listed on my Etsy shop.

Have a great rest of your weekend.  I am off to relax for a few moments before I jump into my next project....Hugs Ebeth

Friday, July 7, 2017

More oldies but goodies....

As I am working on my newest silhouette fall design I thought I would show off its companions.  I love the challenge of designing with one color in silhouette. (But one can see that I did add a few more colors to the last companion....one can always break the rules....)   As a designer it is always fun to challenge yourself.  I find it immensely satisfying to be able to convey detail while having my 'hands' tied in presenting my graphics.

To wet your appetite for the new witchy design to be released this fall....I present the following....


Starry Witch
Stitched on 30 count linen Carrot by Weeks Dye Works using Onyx by Weeks Dye Works


Moon Light Witch
Stitched on 30 count linen Carrot by Weeks Dye Works using Onyx by Weeks Dye Works


Flying Witch
Stitched on 30 count linen Carrot by Weeks Dye Works using Onyx by Weeks Dye Works


Black Cat and Pumpkin
Stitched on 30 count Guacamole by Weeks Dye Works using Onyx by Weeks Dye Works, Fragrant Clove The Gentle Art and Ohio Lemon Pie The Gentle Art

Keep an eye out for the newest companion....you can find these chart on my Etsy Shop.  Happy perusing and possibly shopping...

Thank you for your support!  
Ebeth