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
color...so 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 view...so 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.

My first pattern of 2019...to keep you cleaned up while stitching!!!

Happy Sunny Day in almost the end of January!

Newest pattern release for a Fabric Thread Catcher

This is one of my all time favorites to use and to 
sell at stitching retreats and shows. 
The finished bag is approximately 5" long.  It is intended
 to be tied to the handle of a basket...
however, it will lay open on the table too!

It uses a small amount of fabric and a wooden embroidery hoop. 
Why not make up a few today???
They can be gifts for all your stitching buddies.

Here is the Etsy link to my e-pattern

Happy 2019!!!

Happy New Year....
and here's to a great start to 2019!

I promised myself to continue to create Christmas all
year long...

First of all comes the pattern for the newest ornament
"Santa of the Woods".

He is my favorite ornament I have ever created!
And you can make him too...
you will find his link in the pattern tab.
He is available on Etsy...if you need a paper pattern,
please email me and I'll invoice and mail directly to you.

Hugs and here's to lots of fun sewing this year,

It's Early Work Mercantile time...it's the last offering of 2018.

Early Work Mercantile 
December 2018

Santa of the Woods Ornament

Created using my newly released pattern...
see them on EWM


Colonial Christmas Sampler Pocket

Wonderful muted shades were used to create this
cross stitched piece. The pattern is by Threadwork
Primitives. See a close up on EWM.

I can not believe this year is coming to a close.
Let the planning begin for 2019.

I love acorns...

Every purchase from me gets one of these beauties...
I generally relate the color of the roving to the time of the year.
Every once in a while a get a request for them so I decided
to offer them for sale whenever you need them.

They are listed in the "finished goods" section.

I will be adding more items to the "finished goods" section. 
They will be the all time favorites of customers.

Have a great day!

It's a pattern sale on Etsy...1/2 price for 4 days!

It's a pattern sale!!!
Along with all those Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday sales...
I'm having a pattern sale in my Etsy shop! 
From 11/23 through 11/26 all e-patterns are 1/2 price 
with the code at checkout.
Just click on the link below!

You will need the code NOV50 at checkout!

Thank you so much for your support this year! 
The year has flown by and I still have more patterns to write...
guess I better get busy!

Hugs to all,

Here's the latest!!!

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   ...

Oldies but goodies