Stacy Nash Primitive Designs
6844 Silver Tree Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hallowe'en Jack Sewing Roll Pattern

Jack O Lantern such a Fright
Glowing on this Hallowe'en Night
Grinning wide for all to see
SPOOKY~But you don't scare Me

I've stitched this sweet new design in blackwork and I love the Skeleton Key, Lock and Black Cat that are hiding in the border along the bottom.
The horse and crows are pretty sweet too : )

I've added a strip of scalloped black wool to the homespun pinkeep for a little whimsy.

On the back I've pieced together a couple different burnt orange wools and added a little patch of homespun.

And it rolls up and ties with black ribbon.
The Finished Sewing Roll measures 7" high by 23 1/2" long and the Pattern is $10.

My website is giving me a little trouble so as soon as we figure that out I'll update with the new pattern and I also have a few finished pieces to offer also.

But in the mean time if you'd like to have a Hallowe'en Jack Pattern just email me.....I'd be happy to send you one.

Until next time my friend....

Monday, September 20, 2010

In the Spirit of Friends Show

My husband kindly accompanied me to the show on Saturday and we had the best day.
A big thank you to everyone that came by to was so good to see you all.
The weather was gorgeous....we couldn't have asked for a better day.

And a big shout out to Barb from Early American Home in Findlay, OH. She arranged a bus tour from her shop to the show. What a great idea. Thank you again Barb and thank you to everyone on the bus tour.

Right before we left home I went out into the corn field and broke off tops of stalks for my arrangements. I told my husband if I wasn't back in a few minutes to come and get me....I was either lost in the field or in jail. He told me to take bail money : ) What a smarty pants.

I love this old green hanging be honest I don't know what to call it.
I've had it a long's one of my treasures from Valley Forge.
I call it Martha Stewart green.
The slats have old nails hammered into them willy nilly and the bottom is a little cubby.
My Mom put burlap on the back for me and it worked out really well for the show.

More Martha Stewart green stuff : )
I think I collect things by color.

And I have to share some of the goodies I bought myself at the show.

This is so sweet.....I found this little wallpaper covered wooden box just a few booths down from mine. I almost died when I saw it. The lid is domed just a bit and the paper has a sweet little print.
And inside is a tiny little nest my husband found when he was out walking around. He found a little feather so he put that in the middle of the nest for me also. I added the tiny egg......the house wrens left if for me in their nest this Spring. They make one there every year. Maybe it was their gift to me for the use of my door. I do so treasure it. It's about the size of a jelly bean.

How sweet is this little's so small. As soon as I saw it I knew it had to come home with me. The base of the chair is old and it's been newly covered in linen.
The old wooden legs stick out from the linen shirt and I love that.
It reminds me so much of a chair my great Grandma had.....hers was the same shape but it was covered in a drab green cotton with big white peonies. Isn't it funny the things we remember.

My wallpaper cute is this.
I'd like to leave the box in the chair to keep Phoebe the cat off but I think I like it better sitting atop a stack of linen and wool blankets.
Phoebe loves nothing better than to lay in my baskets of linens and wools and coverlets.....and I'm sure this chair will become another favorite napping spot.

I found these 2 little treasures in the same booth.....and there were many many more things I would like to have had. But I had to be good since my hubby was with me : )
I have been wanting one of these bunnies for so long. This little guy just jumped out at me. He's so worn and he has a floppy ear.....I love that. To be honest I don't know much about them but I do love the look.
And the sugar mold.....there are 3 hearts carved in this nice thick piece of wood and the middle heart has a cross carved in it. I've seen these used to hold jewelry but I think I'll use mine on my stitching table to hold needles and buttons.

I took a brand new pattern Halloween pattern to the show and it was a big hit. So I'm off to list it on eBay and to update my website.

Happy Stitching My Friends....

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Patterns are ready

~Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pocket Roll~

Love this design. The colors and textures are perfect for Autumn.
And today is the perfect day to list them. It's cool and crisp here this morning and the leaves are swirling around on the porch.

I used all hand dyed linen and wools for this piece....yummy.
And I finally figured out a way to age them without the threat of running dye.
It came to me one night as I was just falling asleep and I couldn't wait to get up the next morning and give it a try.
The hand dyed linens are awesome on their own but you know me....I gotta dirty them up : )

On the outside I used 2 different hand dyed wools....the rusty brown has a great texture to it.

And you know I had to finish all the seams with tiny little X's.

Folded up and tied closed it's about the size of a wallet.

And on the back is a sweet little pinkeep made from a patch of homespun.

And the Strawberry Emery is made from scraps of wool and homespun to match the Pocket Roll.

~Guided by Virtue Sewing Purse~

This was a really fun design to stitch. I've wanted to stitch a ship for so long but I just couldn't figure out how to go about it. Finally one day I just sat down and went for it and it took on a life of it's own.

The urns frame the ship nicely and add a little whimsy to the design.

It's hard to tell in he picture but the ~Let Virtue Be A Guide to Thee~ is framed in the best pale blueish green floss. And I paired it with the bittersweet floss in the makes my heart happy : )

Around the top of the purse I've added scalloped black wool and I've finished all the seams with that wonderful blueish green floss.

The back of the purse is awesome hand dyes wool. And I added a little homespun pocket that's topped with black scalloped wool. It's a nice little place to stash your scissors and notions...or your cell phone so you don't have to dig for it like I'm always doing.

The strap is nice and long so it can be worn across your body or knot it so it can be thrown over your shoulder.
I pieced together linen, homespun and wool for some nice texture in the strap.

The patterns are available on my website, on eBay or just email me if you're interested.

Have a wonderful weekend my stitching friends

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What I've been working on...

~Guided By Virtue~
I just finished up my first Sewing Purse.
I used yummy hand dyed linen and wools and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

I've been wanting to stitch an old Colonial ship for awhile now.....finally got a little extra time and it went together pretty easy.

I didn't know exactly what to make it into when I was stitching it....thankfully the idea came to me right before I fell asleep one night. That seems to be when I get my best ideas for some reason.

As you can tell I don't frame too many samplers.....not that I have anything against framed samplers and not to say that this sampler can't be framed.
I guess I just have to be different.
I like to make things that can be used in our everyday stitching lives.

It's big enough to hold lots of magazines or books and stitching projects.
I drag stacks of magazines with me wherever I go....just ask my husband.
Don't do too well with stitching in the car anymore so I take magazines now instead.

I have it displayed on a child size mannequin form so it may look a little bigger than it really is.
The strap is long so you can wear it across you body and it fits me nicely......
maybe too nicely : )

On the back of the purse is a little homespun pocket to hold little scissors and notions.
Across the top of the pocket is a piece of black scalloped sweet.

Hope you like it too.
I'm working on getting the pattern ready to offer along with a brand new Wool Pocket Roll called
~Four & Twenty Blackbirds~

I'm off to clean off my sewing's covered in linen and wool and floss from my two newest projects.
Wow....what a mess!!!
The sooner I get it cleaned off the sooner I can get to makin' another Sewing Purse....
seems to be my new favorite obsession right now : )

Happy Stitching My Friends