Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Primitive Stitching.........

"A Haunting We Will Go" by Stacy Nash made into a pillow.

"October 31 Pinkeep" by Stacy Nash. I made this chart because my birthday is October 31.

I love to do counted cross stitch, as if you didn't already know this! Well, I have discovered Primitive Stitching, it's still cross stitch, but the charts are older looking, very simple, and when they are distressed and baked in the oven, they age! This is Wonderful. I really got "hooked" on this when Tanya Anderson of The Sampler Girl, http://thesamplergirl.homestead.com, started a new group for Stacy Nash groupies. Stacy designs primitive charts and they are beautiful, wonderful, and each to stitch. Check her out at www.stacynashprimitives.com. The above two charts are ones I had in my stash and after Tanya started the group, I pulled them out and stitched them up. Today, the postman was good to me and brought the five charts I had ordered from Stacy, herself. Here's what I ordered...Christmas Partridge Pinkeep Pillow Pattern...Homespun Christmas Pinkeep Ornaments...Jack Treat Bag and Pinkeep...The Perfect Pumpkin Pinkeep...Winter Woolens Cupboard Sampler Pattern. I have other charts ordered from Pineberry Lane, The Primitive Needle, Primitivebettys, and Plum Street.

Tanya had a "Hallows Eve" party this past weekend for the SNG, and we had a blast. It was sort of like a slumber party, but much more fun. Tanya had party favors (free charts from Primitivebettys and Tanya herself), pumpkins to decorate, and drawings from designers. Stacy gave each of us one of her charts, and we got to choose which chart. Now wasn't that generous! We talked stitching, horror movies, food (we had to bring food), and we did all this in the comfort of our own homes. Now you can't beat that!

Here is one of the recipes posted by Kim:


1 8-OZ package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon, or similar)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Makes 1 1/2 cups. Serve with cinnamon Graham crackers and/or bagels.

This is yummy.

Blessings to All,


Nancy said...

I love your Stacy Nash stitching Barbara! Isn't this the most fun group? The Halloween party was a blast! Thanks for posting the spread recipe from Kim. I'm going to try that one!

Nancy said...

Very cute finishes Barbara. I will never again think of Halloween without thinking of you. I finally finished your birthday gift, so soon it will be on our way. Your receipe sounds good.
Happy Stitching, Nancy V.

Lizzy said...

Oh, what lovely *Prim Pretties* Barbara and such beautiful finishing!!! :-) Both of those are on my Wish List... I just love Stacy's Designs and the other prims as well... So simple yet so lovely...

I enjoyed reading your post... thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see your new stash stitched up and finished!

The Hallow's Eve Party was so much fun! Delicious food, lots of stitching, wonderful chatter, free charts and the company of wonderful friends... What more could a girl ask for?

Love and {{{Hugs}}}

Julie said...

Barbara, I love that Haunting We Will Go ~ that is so precious. I so have to get that chart. Thanks for greeting me into the SNG. I am already feeling at home with all the ladies. Thanks again!

Fran├žoise said...

I love it!!!!!
always beautifull work!!!

Marian said...

Great finishes. And Happy Birthday. Mine was the 3rd.October people are special!!!!


Celtic Shamrock said...

What a luck Barbara! So may treats for your birthday! Beautiful works and finishes...well done!
Hugs, Sara in Italy

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