baskets, samplers, and needfuls

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A few goodes

Pure blackened beeswax angel for your primitive tree.  I have added aged paper wings with script and flax for hair.  There is a rusty wire for hanging.  Also very sweet hanging from a cubbie door or peg.  Kindly asking $12.00 which includes shipping. 
Above is a pure blackened beeswax Belsnickle that is hand rubbed with spices.  It stands 5 1/4 inches tall.  I also offer these in a creamy antique white.  Kindly asking $10.00 plus shipping. 
Sweet snowman tea light candle holder poured from beeswax that I have blackened.  3 x 3 inches and comes with a battery operated tealight.  kindly asking $10.00 plus shipping. 
Merry Christmas hanging sampler, design by  I love this hanging sampler and make one every year.  I love Santa and Rudolph in the sleigh, so prim and folky.  It is stuffed very lightly so it will hang properly and has rusted bells across the bottom.  It has been aged and measures approximately 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.  I have shown it here hanging on my piesafe.  Kindly asking $60.00 which includes shipping.
thanks for stopping by, I will be back soon. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New offerings

New angel for your Christmas tree this year although this sweet gal could be left out year round.  She measures 3 1/4 inches tall not including her rusty wire hanger.  She is poured from local beeswax which I have blackened, then rubbed with my spices.  I have added primitive stained wings and some flax hair.  $12.00 which includes first class shipping.
This wonderful primitive wool pinkeep has been stitched on 32ct. linen, stuffed firmly with sheep’s fleece and backed with brown wool.  It was designed by Wendy of
It measures 6 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches and I’ve added 2 rusty pins on the edge.  $30.00 includes shipping.  SOLD, THANKS EVER SO MUCH.
wool pinkeep 2012
Bless My Scissors was designed by Lori Brechlin.  I have stitched it on 35ct. WDW beige linen  and backed it with brown wool.  It is stuffed with sheep’s fleece and measures 7 1/4 x 7 1/4.    I have added a couple of rusty pins to this one as well.  Asking $35.00 which includes shipping.

bless my scissors 2012
Thank you to all who have purchased my new pattern which I have listed below.  I have mailed patterns available now for $10.50 which includes shipping. 
Thanks for stopping by.  I will be back soon, I am working on a couple of Thanksgiving primitives, then on to Christmas, that magical time of year that we all love and look forward to decorating for all year long. 
til next time ~

Friday, October 12, 2012

My First Cross Stitch Pattern for sale

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I shan’t be going to town today . . . the bittersweet is blooming.  This is the first in a series of four designs I am offering.  I am doing the four seasons and am already at work on the second design.  I am offering the epattern at this time for $7.50.  If you would like to purchase it, please email me at  I will invoice you thru paypal and send you the pdf file.  thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back soon with some finished goodes for you to consider. 

til next time ~


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pinkeeps for sale

  Tattered and torn pinkeep has been stitched on 28 count linen, stuffed with clean rags and backed with a vintage quilt piece in blues and creams.  It measures 7 x 5 inches and is heavily stained.  Price is $18.00 with free shipping  SOLD, THANKS EVER SO MUCH.
  Simple and Early has also been stitched on 28 count linen and backed with a piece of the same vintage quilt.  This one measures 6 1/2 x 5 1/2, has been stained and is stuffed with rags.  I have added a key to this one.  Price is $18.00 with free shipping.  SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH!

I love this Fancey Blackett pinkeep.  It is from a new sampler design by and I have almost completed the sampler as well.  I have used a few of the motifs from the sampler design and made a delightful pinkeep.   Fancey is flying on her broom, which she made and I've added flax for hair as you can see it blowing back in the wind.  I have added her initials, two cats, an owl and a pinwheel.  Also a tiny jack o lantern on her broom.  This pinkeep is stuffed with sheep's fleece and backed with wool.  I have aged it with walnut crystals and it measures 7 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches.  Kindly asking $49.00 with free shipping.
If you have any questions please email me at  SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH.
Wishing you all a glorious October.  The colors in Michigan are simply stunning this year.
til next time ~

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Cross stitch primitives

Thankful Harvest pinkeep, a brand new design by Country Rustic primitives. This pinkeep measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 and has been stitched on linen. It is backed with antique mustard and cream fabric and is heavily distressed. Kindly asking $30.00 which includes shipping.  SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH
Aurumn 1809 is another new design by Country Rustic Primitives, stitched on 28 ct. linen and heavily distressed. It is backed with mustard and cream antique homespun and measures 6 1/2 x 5 1/2. SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH.

Hallow's Eve and tiny pumpkin with blackbird, designed by Jennifer Gass. These have been also stitched on 28ct. linen and are perfect to be used as bowl fillers. The small one measures 3 1/4 x 3 inches, the larger one is 5 1/4 x 4 inches. They have both been stained and backed with homespun. Asking $19.00 for both which includes shipping.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a little more fall

Harvest pinkeep designed by Jenny Hoffman of countryrusticprimitives, stitched on linen, backed with a lovely orange wool and heavily stained. Measures 7 x 3 3/4 inches. $24.00 includes shipping SOLD, THANKS JANET!
Hallow's Eve pinkeep/hanger designed by Stacy Nash. Stitched on linen, backed with orange wool and stained. Measures 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, makes a great doorknob hanger. $20.00 includes shipping. SOLD, THANKS SO VERY MUCH.

Halloween Pinkeep designed by Jenny Hoffman. This wonderful new design is backed with a black & brownish orange houndstooth wool. It measures 9 x 4 inches. I can also add a hanger to this one. $28.00 includes shipping. TIS SOLD, THANKS JANET, SO VERY MUCH.
thanks for stopping by. email me please if you have any questions @
til next time ~

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fall & Halloween Wares

Witches & Potions ~ these awesome cone hangers are made from muslin, painted, stained, and then an image was added. I've attached a rusty wire hanger and a rusty bell at the bottom. Filled with your choice of dried broom corn from my garden last year, sweet annie or flax flowers. $13.00 plus shipping.
Harvest pinkeep from a country rustic prim pattern stitched on linen and stained to perfection. Backed with orange wool that has also been stained. Measures 7 1/4 x almost 4 inches and I can add a hanger to it if desired. Asking $24.00 plus shipping. TIS SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH
Hallow's Eve stitched on linen using a pattern from Primitive betty's. This measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and also has been stitched on linen. This is backed with a lovely fall orange and green cotton flannel. Kindly asking $27.00 plus shipping  SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH
Hallow's Eve designed by Stacy Nash stitched on linen and backed with orange wool It measures 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 and also has been stained. Price is $20.00 plus shipping. Looks wonderful hanging on a peg or doorknob so I will attach a hanger if you so desire. TIS SOLD, THANKS
Abigail Price Tombstone hanger was stitched on linen and is backed with a brown and cream check. I've attached 3 rusty bells at the bottom and a hanger is attached. It is stuffed very lightly with quilt batting and measures 9 1/2 x 7 1/2. Asking $32.00 plus shipping.
Her Wicked Best, a wonderful design from the Primitive Needle. I miss Lisa so much and often think of her family. It has been stitched on linen, measures 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 and is backed with a lovely flannel stipe in cream and green. Asking $40.00 plus shipping
The perfect pumpkin designed by Stacy Nash, one of my all time favorite fall designs. I did change the dog to a cat though this year. Stitched on linen, backed with a brown homespun, measures 7 3/4 x 6 inches. Asking $35.00 plus shipping. TIS SOLD, THANK YOU
Thanks for stopping by. I'm back to weaving almost full time and am accepting new orders, hurray! I have a new design that will be offered on earlyworkmercantile august 15th but maybe will offer something different here very soon.