I must say a lot has transpired since the last
time I posted!!! It was February...
then the world had to hide in their homes.

During that time I created my 
FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE hanging pockets.

Each pocket is different...
the main wool piece, the choice of colors for each design
and the antique ticking used for the backing.

The dimensions of the outside ticking portion is 
9.5" tall by 9" in width.
The ticking is actually 2 sided so the back is all ticking. 
The lined wool pocket is 8" wide by 6.5" tall.
All the wool has been hand stitched and 
embroidery detail has been added to each.
Each have a hanger of antique brown ribbon 
attached with 2 buttons.


FAITH...$69 plus shipping to you
Please email me to purchase. spoken for


LOVE...$69 plus shipping to you
Please email me to purchase.

Things here in WV are getting back to a new
normal slowly. Please keep yourselves and
your families safe in this troubling time.

Until next time...

What you missed in February!!!

February was a very busy month for me!

The weather has in no way felt like winter...
so, I decided to get a jump on spring!

"A Friend's Gift" a large oval wreath with a cross 
stitched bag filled with greens...

You can read more about this wreath in the 
"finished goods" tab.

Antique velvet emery and pillow tucks

Read more about them in the finished section too!

Until next time,

Want another FREE pattern?

I've added another free pattern to the free
pattern section...

It's called Ohio Star Pinkeep...
check it out


I've added a "made to order" tab...


One of my favorite things to create is a huswif...
or sewing box, kit, roll...whatever your choice is :)

I added a "made to order" tab with photos of ones
I have created and the explanation of the areas
and dimensions. 

Each customer chooses the exterior and interior
fabrics from my stash...I pick out the rest of the
coordinating pieces. If you'd like to pick them
all out...that's ok with me too!

If something like this is a "have to have"...
email me so I can create one for you too!


Out with the old...

Out with the old...
isn't that what we do every January!

I have inventory that I will be listing in the 
section from time to time. These are items that
do not have a forever home.

If you see something you'd like...
please email me and I will happily pack it up for you.

I started with this piece...

It was reduced to 1/2 price. 

Early Work Mercantile for November

It's that time of year when we transform our
homes into magical Christmas wonderlands.

I've created a few items for EWM 
this month...

The first is my "The Smell of Christmas"
cross stitched pillow tucks. They are 5.5"
square, stitched on over dyed linen that
has hints of green and tan.
Each one is filled with fresh balsam fir.

And then there is...


He is 16" sitting on the antique
salemans sample piano stool.

He has a great needle sculpted face...
see all of him on my Early Work Mercantile

My first Santa of 2019...

The "Backwoods Santa"

Yea...I'm back making Santa's. Well, only one so far
but its a start! He appeared on Early Work
Mercantile in my October offerings.

You can see more of him here...

There is also a wonderful wool appliqu├ęd
pillow too!

More later in the week with the updates
to Primitive Handmades Mercantile!


Don't ask me where my summer went...I have no clue!!!

Well, it was spring and I totally missed summer
now it's fall and I'm going to start on Christmas!

No, I haven't lost my mind along with the 
summer...I've just been filling orders and orders
and orders. Not that it's a bad thing, but they do go to
the top of the get-it-done list!

Here's the last of my fall items that I have been
sewing up...

mini cotton velvet pumpkin pinkeeps

They were offered on Primitive Handmades Mercantile
in September. I had a request for one in a different a blue one was born!

I will be more prompt and current about posting, lol! 

Until next time,

Early Work Mercantile Offerings

It's May???
My year is flying by...
I'm sure yours is also.

Here is what I offered on Early Work Mercantile
this month...

"Huswif"...a folded or rolled case for holding
needlework supplies.

Here is the "huswif" folded up...

Side you can see the side of the 
hand made lidded box

Opened to show the box...
the wool felted needle keep
and the scissor holder with securing ribbon.
The yellow interior is the brown/tan and yellow floral.

This is the interior of the pink/green one. It has sold
but I will take a few orders. I no longer have the
green for the lid but hopefully I can find a replacement
in my stash...

The size is 4.5" wide, rolled up the ends measure
2.5" x 1.75". There is a long crocheted cord and an
antique button to secure it closed.

Both are spoken for... I can custom create one in your choice of colors.
These are great for the hand sewer, the quilter,
for retreats and collecting.

If I can create one for you please email me.

To see more of these two...
click on the EWM link on the left side of the page.

Have a great week...the sun is shining!


Antique section added...

This treasure can be yours...
antique gray granite milk can

You can find this along with another gray
granite piece in the antique section.
Just click on the "more" at the top of the page.

Here's something for all those paper pattern customers!!!

Not everyone uses digital patterns and since leaving
Patternmart mine have not been available that way for 
a quick and easy transaction. 
I have remedied that by adding paper version listings
to my Etsy shop for all my patterns.

Since postage has gone up, I'd recommend getting more 
than one to capitalize on the combined weight total. Etsy will charge for each one to ship...
but, I will always refund postage overages.

Hope this helps everyone that creates and doesn't have the
capability of using digital downloads.


P.S. Click on the 3 small lines at the top to access the links.

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