baskets, samplers, and needfuls

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Good evening my friends. I’ve been busy all week catching up on orders and stitching and sewing in the evenings. I have a couple of new offerings for sale. First is this primitive framed cross stitch that I have done from A Shelly Auen pattern. It is stitched on osnaberg, one thread over two strands, then coffee stained. I painted the frame red over black and then applied briwax. The frame measures 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Price $34.00 includes priority shipping. framed jolly ole st. nick Next are three primitive Christmas angels from a SWEETPEA PRIMITIVES pattern. They measure 7 1/2 inches and are sewn from muslin and coffee stained. One dress is red and cream ticking, one is red and black striped and the third is red with tiny cream dots. Their wings are coffee stained parchment paper with old script. They have an aged string on the back for hanging. $21.00 for three plus $5.00 for shipping.Christmas angels

black cherokee comb basket

Cherokee comb basket shown in black. The pocket of this basket is 8 x 4 inches and the overall height is 10 inches. This is a great basket for hanging from a peg or on the side of a cupboard and looks great with drieds, greenery and an old doll, or some old spools. This basket sells for $31.00 which includes shipping. SOLD BUT WILL TAKE ORDERS. THANKS!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Here is a wonderful Merry Christmas pinkeep with Santa and his reindeer for sale. It is from a Country Rustic pattern. I stitched it on osnaberg with one thread over two strands and it is backed in red wool. I then coffee stained it. It is darker than it appears in this picture. It measures 4 x 6 inches. I definitely am in the market for a new camera ~ maybe Santa will bring me one??
This pinkeep is $34.00 which includes priority shipping. Please email me if you are interested.
In other news I had a wonderful time with my friend Kath in PA. We were so busy crafting the whole time & spent one day prim shopping. I will soon be sharing pics on my other blog if I ever get caught up. I am working on basket orders during the day & stitching in the evenings.
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful fall day ~ it's raining here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I am offering this Merry Christmas pinkeep for sale tonight. It measures 8 3/4 x a little over 3 inches. It is stitched with one thread over 2 and has been coffee stained. It has the year 1870 and a rusty pin and rusty bell attached. Your may remove the hanger and place in a bowl as it is attached with pins. The words are from a pattern by Jen Hoffman. Homespun will vary.
$20.00 includes shipping. SOLD, THANKS SO MUCH, CHERYL!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Here is a wonderful primitive pillow that I have cross stitched from a pattern from Pineberry Lane. It is stitched in old red and chestnut and then handstitched onto a drab green wool pillow that I have also made. It measures a generous 7 1/2 inches x 8 inches. I have stained it with walnut ink for an old look. If you are interested please email me at
I am offering it for $35.00 which includes priority shipping.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Good evening prim friends. Here are some new offerings for your consideration that I have been working on. First is a primitive sampler that is from a pattern by Shelly Auen. I love the simplicity of it. It is in a distressed black over red 5x7 inch frame and the sampler is done in osnaberg one strand over two threads. It was then coffee stained though in this picture it looks lighter than it actually is. I am offering this for $23.00 which includes priority shipping. I will also be offering this as a hanging pinkeep within a couple of days for the same price.

Here is a primitive pinkeep from a pattern by Lori Brechlin. It is done in drab blues, reds, brown and gold. It measures 4 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. It reads "Seek Joy in All Things" and I'm offering it for $31.00 which includes shipping.

Here are some olde style ginger folk. They measure 12 1/2 inches tall and are very grubby. They have wee little rusty bells for eyes, ticking scarf, a rusty bell pinned on their belly or chest & a grungy parchment paper adhered to their bellies. Each one is $11.00 plus shipping. The blackened beeswax candle with grungy flicker light is also for sale for $4.50 plus shipping.

Here is a blackened beeswax Santa that is dusted with spices. It is 4 inches tall and looks great in a bowl of rosehips or in your old cupboard. It is $6.00 plus shipping. I made 15 of these for an order for a local primitive shop.

Here is a teeny tiny makedo Santa that is mounted on a bobbin. His hat is green wool, button eyes and sheeps wool beard & hair. He is 10 inches tall and will stand or hang on your prim tree or peg rack. He is $10.00 plus shipping. These wee Santas are adorable and each is a little different. They are from a wonderful pattern by Wendy from Pineberry Lane.

Here is another Santa. This little guy is 11 inches and has a red wool hat with wool trim and a rusty bell on the tip of his hat. This one is mounted on the end of a bobbin and is meant to hang. He will not stand. He is $10.00 plus shipping.

Please remember that I do combine shipping on any items you would like to purchase and don't forget to scroll down to see my other prims for sale. If you are interested in something for Halloween, email me & I will give you a reduced price as Halloween will soon be here. As you can see I'm onto making Christmas prims & can't wait until I put up my first tree.
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Good afternoon my prim friends. On this rainy weekend I have been working on some old fashioned Santas and angels. Both are new patterns from Pinebery Lane.

The Santa is so cute. He measures 15 inches tall, his coat and hat are made from wool and the trim is sheep’s wool as is his beard. There is a rusty bell on the tip of his hat and he has a string of bells hanging from his belt. His face is hand stitched and he is primmed up to perfection. He is $25.00 which includes priority shipping.

old fashioned santaold fashioned santa closeup

This old fashioned angel makedo is mounted on an old textile bobbin. She stands 14 inches tall. Her blouse is made from osnaberg and her skirt and wings are made from an old burlap feed sack. Her wings have been sprinkled with mica flakes and are hand stitched to the bag of her. Her flax hair is sewn on and her face is hand stitched. She has a rusty bell sewn on the front of her belt. She can come live with you for $24.00 which includes her travel fare. If you are interested in either of these email me at

closeup of makedo old fashioned angelpineberry lane old fash. angel

The leaves on our trees are disappearing fast. They are being washed away with all the rain we have had. It’s so nice to be in by the fire stitching and sewing. Enjoy your Sunday!