Thursday, January 20, 2022

I did another thing

 Hey-can you believe it-more posts back to back than ever in awhile....hard to believe.  Well-I did a thing.  Been think about this since I have been painting and messing with other upcycling....I decided to add a gold dusting to the Pom Pom....it came out wonderful.  It does make the Pom Pom a little more stiff, but it is way cool.  I started with Hot Santa and it is called Gold Dusted Hot Santa Mini Pom Pom....here is a picture.  



This is in my Etsy
Under Gold Dusted Hot Santa in the Pom Pom section.  It will be in your local needlework shop soon.  

I hope that you are managing through our winter storms and mixes.  It is like a pig puddle in my yard now.  I am constantly cleaning the wooden floors from the muddy paw prints....

Well, I am off to get some items ready to dye.  Not sure if dyeing will happen today-raining again and that makes it hard to dry.  I have several items to finish and other things to do.  As usual-always behind.

Wishing you a wonderful day!  Hugs Ebeth


Monday, January 17, 2022

Link to my interview with Fiber Talk

 I would like to thank Gary Parr and Beth Fred for asking to interview me for Fiber Talk or this FlossTube link.  I have never been interviewed and Gary and Beth made it a joy.  Of course in my own I Love Lucy, Erma Bombeck, Stephanie Plum style there were a few hic ups-No-my mouth is sealed.  Just say I am not the most technologically advanced person.  I really appreciate their patience with me and making me feel at ease.  Please listen if you are so inclined and share-

Thank you again to Gary Par and Beth Fred from Fiber Talk.

Enjoy - off to work I go.....ebeth

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

More new colors-dye pots working


Old Piano lover?  Know how the old ivories age with great golden/green patina....well imagine it on fabric....Hence Tickle the Ivory.  This great neutral color would work for a plethora of projects.
16 count Aida, 14 count Aida, 28 count Linen and 46 count Linen just listed in my Etsy Shop.

Off to create more goodies.  Ebeth

 

Saturday, January 8, 2022

NW Prim Stitcher's Retreat

 ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰Hold this date!🎉🎉🎉

NW Prim Stitchers' retreat will be Sept 16-19, 2022 in Missoula, MT. And we are very proud to announce Elizabeth Talledo of Dames of the Needle will be teaching. Plan to join us!
Details will be on our Retreat page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1991560577838718/?ref=share

Here is the link to the group that I will be teaching the pumpkin drum and how to make folk art pumpkins for in September of this year.

Here is the link to join the group and to get information about the retreat. I will be posting pictures of the teaching pieces this week.

Hugs Ebeth

Monday, January 3, 2022

Crinkle Crinkle Crinkle Happy New Year 2022

 Well-as usual-just working, working, working.  The weather has been so weird.  Rain and more rain-weather has been too warm and horrible storms.  Tornado watches and warnings now the temps have dropped and we got a skirt dusting of snow and it is just going to keep on coming.  My back yard is a river-but I am still kicking it with dyeing and trying to catch up with getting items in when they are available and so on....Here is a new Item for finishing I have added to the mix.  It is a poly/rayon mix 1/2" ribbon that when wet crinkles-hence crinkle ribbon.  The product is sold crinkled when I dye it and can be ironed to be flat.  I do have some of the ribbon dyed from the Manufacturer that is not crinkled....you can drop it in hot water and let it dry and it will crinkle if that is the effect that you are looking for....

So, for the New Year-let me introduce Italian Custard, Hot Santa and Honey Whiskey Crinkle ribbon.  Mater Samich will be out this week.  More to come!!!

Italian Custard-I love this mellow buttery color.  It reminds me of faded Victorian clothing or textiles.  It has always been one of my fav colors.

Now-who would not swoon over this red hot number!!!!  Hot Santa is for anytime of the year you need a popping red.

Honey Whiskey-what can I say-it does not stay in stock-either in linen, velvet, pom pom or any other product.  It is a great yellow/golden color. 

There is so much you can do with this ribbon.  Couch it down, Rouche it, use it as a tie for a Huswife, needlebook--I could just keep going.

I love this new product and you need to keep your eye out for it debuting in a new design.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and may 2022 be the beginning of you being empowered to take over your own destiny.  From my family to your's may this be a time to regroup and make great personal things happen.

Hugs-ebeth


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Selection of linen colors

A cross section of colors available.....




Keep posted for more pictures.  Ebeth

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Welcome to the Holidays!!! And Eye Candy!!!

 Look at all this wonderful and useful Eye Candy!!!!  Frogs and dishes to hold all your sewing implements, paint brushes, pen and pencils or anything that your find to be housed in these wonderful finds.  More listed in my Etsy Shop.








I just love these floral frogs and dishes.  Putting them together is as fun as collecting them.  

As for their history-that is a little of a mystery.  They came into existence in the 14th century in Japan.  They were used to assist with floral arranging.  There are some sources that they were brought into existence in the 16th century in Europe.  But Japan was the starting point for these glass gems.  There is no documentation as to why they are called frogs.  There are some recerences to it could possibly be because they sit in water....Most frogs are not marked by a year prior to the late 1870.  Frogs come in all kinds of materials.  Mostly glass, but they can be made out of ceramics, there are metal frogs too.  Some of the frogs are figurines and they add to the floral decoaration.  No matter how they came up with the name-it is also quite the mystery on how they moved from floral arranging to holding implements.   Possibly a busy floral arranger used them to put their pencile or even their brushes and it took off.  No matter what, when or how-these pieces are always a unique addition to any sewing nest.   

Well-off to wrangle trim and linen.  Hope you have a wonderful December and may you say Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit on the first to ensure good luck for the month....

Hugs-ebeth