to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bird On Nest - Embroidery Kit Coming Friday

All this week, I am previewing some fun, quick and easy embroidery kits that will be for sale in my web shop this Friday. 

Here's the first design - it is called "Bird on Nest". 

The fabric comes pre-printed. This Bird on Nest Design offers so many ways to customize your bird. Or you can keep it simple like I did. Fun and simple summer stitching when you don't quite want to tax your brain too much - or are just beginning to learn to stitch. A perfect project for kids too.

These projects are such fun - they are open to your own interpretation. The kit comes with the fabric and how-to instructions and photos of what I did. Use your own odds and ends of embroidery cotton floss. You should feel free to decorate as you wish using your own favorite stitches. 

When you are done stitching, there are lots of uses for these kits. I framed my Bird on Nest in a vintage frame I purchased at a yard sale. You could use them in a quilt or frame them. 

Check back in tomorrow for the next design in the Vintage Country Embroidery Collection.

1 comment:

Auntie Shan said...

Oooo...I like that stoneware Bottle!

BTW, speaking of "Bargain"-Crafty-Buys... I picked up a few $1-bags of Embroidery Floss at one of our local thrift stores last week. They're great places to find Floss or Tapestry Yarn. Or, if you're *really* lucky a GOOD linen needlework canvas. - [I think of them as the Stitchy-version of "Paint-by-Numbers"!] - Now, I just have to "find" the time to get around to *playing* with my teeny hoard of canvasses and bins of bargain-yarn!