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

Back again-correction on chart too.....

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019


Bling added to my Etsy Shop new laces, trims, pearls and other precious stone beads added to my shop.  Add the special bling to your finished items.


More to come!


Antique Cluny Alma Lace 

Rhinestone and Silver Bead net banding trim

Seed Pearls

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New glass listings and more

Busy listing new finds.  Took a mini break from dyeing and found new items for Etsy.

Here are a few items-for you to check out.  More listings today....will be finishing new designs.  Work never stops for the fly by nigh designers.... laughing.

Great patina metal box-unlimited potential to create a storage or sewing box.

Inside-a new lining with this can be a great accessory to your stitching items.

Rare oval milk glass vase with rare oval frog.  

Unique Top Hat milk glass containter with vintage glass frog.

Another unique Kings Crown compote containter with glass frog.  Bottom does have a small imperfections, but does not detract from the unique glass frog holder.

All these items are listed on my Etsy-keep an eye out for more listings.  


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Postings

Well-yesterday in choas things were listings....tomorrow more dyeing.   Another order or two will be winging it out the door-Here is a sampling of the velvets listed today.

Limited Edition New Denim velvet

Patina velvet

Limited Edition Used Denim

All listed in my Etsy shop.  

Off to do some more work.  Out of the house-the paint and stain fumes are make me crazy-just chased a dragon fly out of the down stairs....would have put it live, but it too both hands and a broom to help the creature out of my house....

Hugs and have a createful day.


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Working during Chaos

Well-if you have been following me on Facebook-you know Easter Friday-Good Friday a repair person did not do their job correctly and caused thousands of dollars of water damage to my home.  It has been since April I have been going through the process of getting the process to restore my home straight.  In the mean time-there have been quite a lot of changes.  I started thinking of them in the Fall of 2018 and it has taken till now to have the time to get going on them.....I found another way to get insurance than working at no more peopling for the moment.  Isa is settled into life out of university, Miguel only has a couple more semesters and a budding graphic artist-movie title career will be in his future.  So, I am now going to start traveling again.  I will be going to the Needlework Gallery in September-then teaching in October and next Spring.  More info on these events in upcoming posts.  I thought I would share some of the things I have been up to during this mess.  Please check out my Facebook page, I have gotten brave and gone live-yes they are quite a mess with the camera moving all around.  It does show the mess we are living in.  Miguel and I are and the three dogs are in a very, very, very small hotel room.  Did I mention that it was small??????  We have about one to one and hald more weeks in this situation.  Then-fun.  I get to move back into my house.  Right now my furniture is in a pod and my garage......anyway-a new adventure will be coming.

I no longer have anyone staying with I have these three open rooms....and retreat is coming to mind!  I have to get the house back in order, but I will be announcing finishing, dyeing and stitching retreats....keep an eye out for the details.  But, for the moment-here are some pictures of things I have been dyeing and what my home looks like...

Wonderful helper sanding the floors-

Floors before they started sanding Saturday.

The mess in my first floor outside my studio.  We will not even visit my studio at the moment.  What is not in the garage or the pod is in my studio....Well, I did have to store a few things upstairs in the two spare bedrooms.  I have quite a bit of cleaning in the rooms.  Then they will be ready for visitors.

Painting in the first floor bedroom.  It will be great when finished.

Grouping of linen-
Prim Grey, Aged Saffon, Sweeney Red, Brun Lapin

Americana Froth, Americana Froth, Prim Grey, Old Top Hat

Americana Froth, Americana Froth, Mayflower Grey, Mayflower Grey, Rusted Sand, Sweeney Red

Egg Hunt, Dirty Khaki, Rose Colored Glasses velvet

So-one can be productive while breathing in chemicals and sanding, hammering, sawing and more....

I will be posting pictures of the pod and my other mess soon.  Thanks for all the support and I will be posting more soon.  Keep an eye on my Etsy more being listed and created.

Hugs from Ebeth and Caged the Elephant today-tomorrow-who knows....

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Yeah-Summer is coming-

It has been a strange Spring/Summer all over.  Places are too hot, too cold and even having snow for summer in places it should not....But the creative juices are still flowing.....I have listed a few new, OOP Charts and other odds and ends in my Etsy Shop

Old Top Hat in velvet-It now comes in is flying out the door.  Look for it in your local shops or on my Etsy Shop. 

I had a couple orders leave the first of the I am waiting for more linen to come in-Keep looking.  I am always listing and finding new finds. 

From top to bottom-Americana Froth in 36 and 40 count, Aged Saffron in 40 count, Sweeney Red in 40 count and Brun Lapin in 40 is wing its way through the mail now.

I have also added a new vintage cup and glass floral frog.  I have been a little slack in looking for holders for all the glass floral frogs I have stock piled in my Etsy a thrifting we shall go!  Here is the latest.  I love the Ruby Red glass bulb at the bottom of the vase-It adds a touch of elegance to a very simple container.

I am so into the simplicity of this new addition.  I cound the container in a new Thrift store I found in Kennesaw proper....I will be going there again soon.

Well, I am dressed and ready to dye.  I have some 32, 36, and 40 count ready to go out the door....Trim will be later in the day or tomorrow....I will post pictures before things leave.

As always-keep an eye out for new listings on Etsy and hopefully more postings as I am changing my focus and as life evolves.

I have started a teaching schedule and I will be visiting some shops in the next few months with linen trunk shows and more-here are pictures of my two new teaching pieces.

The above is Measure Twice tray with a penny wool scissor fob.  The tray and the fob have small magnets in them so that the scissors will not fall out of the tray.  These scissor will not come with the piece, but I am looking for a pair that will go with the kit-fingers crossed.  

This lovely Grouping is Red Roosters with strawberry.  The piece is stitched on Lush Meadow and attached to a small chip board shaker box with a primitive strawberry made from Sweeney Velvet and Rick Rack as the topper.

These classes will be taught at 

For The Stitcher's Soul 2nd Annual Fall RetreatatCentury House

997 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110

Date And Time

Visit this link or contact Terri Pittman for information about the retreat.

I will post more pictures of items soon.  Have a great day.  Hugs Ebeth

Thursday, March 14, 2019

More linen added to Etsy

I am busy posting new items to my Etsy Shop .

New linens listed printed and hand dyed by Primitive Hare from Italy.

More to some.....have a great day-Ebeth

Monday, March 11, 2019

Long time

I never seem to have time to post....if I cannot do it on my phone-it never gets done.  Lots and lots things have been happening.  Family, business and life.  We are well into the first quarter of the new year and there are so many new items created and new adventures, I do not know where to start.  I guess I will work backwards.....

Here is one of the new velvets released at the Nashville 2019 wholesale Needlework show last weekend.

Old Top Hat velvet

I will be releasing 1/4" cotton twill, mini pom pom and large pom pom in this color later in the week.  I have to get into the dye studio to get more dyed.  Contact your local needlework shop for these items.  As always look in my Etsy shop for new listings of items for sale.  

Orts and Such is a limited edition release listed in my Etsy shop .  It is a quick and fun stitch and finish.  The kit comes with a hand painted 3" x 3" heart shaped paper mache box with a piece of hand painted 32 count linen and the Old Top Hat 1/4" twill tape to ruche the topper and the bottom edge of the box.  The chart comes with stitching and finishing instruction.  You just need the thread and a few finishing materials and then you have a great place to put  your orts.

TuTu Chenille is now a thing!  It is such a lovely pale pink.  The possibilities are endless with this color.

I have several other items to talk about, but that is for another posting.  There are several new Mini Pom Pom colors and a couple of limited edition wooden boxes that are available.  

Oh-how could I forget-I have a new Paddle
the Paddle is by Le La Mea Designs I met these ladies several times and have fallen in love with their new wooden items.  I have several new designs coming out.   But here is the latest.

This fun item is stitched on 32 count Americana Froth by From the Cauldron (me) with threads from Classic Colorworks, The Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works and Romy's Creations.  It is decorated with one of my new Mini Pom Pom colors Merlin's Magic by From the Cauldron (me).  The chart has all the stitching and finishing instructions.  Contact information for the Paddle are included with the chart.  I have several items that I will be creating for their new wooden items.  Please check out their items.  They are great ladies to work with and make wonderful items.

I lied-here is one more item.  It is Tiffany's Trinkets.  This chart is for a 4x6 paper mache box.  The topper was stitched on 32 count Prim Grey by From the Cauldron (me) with thread from The Gentle Art and Romy's Creations.  It is finished with one of my new colors Egg Hunt 1/2" Rick Rack available in my Etsy shop if it has not already sold out.

Well, I am off to handle a few things.  I will be in the dye studio this week.  Look for more listings and new posts.....

As always, I appreciate your support.  Please share my posts and information about my new products.  Visit my Facebook for upcoming items and announcements.

Have a wonderful week....think green-Saint Patrick's Day is around the corner.  Go kiss an Irish person-smiling.....