Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Postings

Well-yesterday in choas things were created....today 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 Starbucks....so 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 me....so 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 linen....it 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 week....so 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 count....it 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 area....so 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