This is the Cottage Thread Pal. It’s a bit similar in style to the Winter Thread Pal but I hope you will like it’s unique features. I designed this with A Place We Call Home from Country Cottage Needleworks in mind. The linen the pattern was originally stitched on has been discontinued so I went with my old favorite lambswool linen. I recommend 32 count, 28 count will fit but not leave as much of the pretty peach fabric showing around your stitching and of course the higher counts works as well.
These will be added to the webshop next week and I’ll let you know shortly when they will be at Hoffmans, hopefully next week as well. Feel free to email me about reserving one.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend and a Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere.
A stitched finish – just because. I love these little bird samplers from Cherished Stitches. I finished up my favorite one (March) a while ago and it sat in a heap on the corner of my desk for ‘when I have a minute’…and became buried under other ‘when I have a minute’ things.
When I pulled the threads out for this they looked all wrong to me so I did my own thing. I’ve made up a few kits (very few) using ‘my own thing’ colors you will find them and other designs in this series at the webshop. Be sure to follow the designer’s instructions and only use 1 strand of thread. There is probably enough in the kits to use 2 but I don’t promise. There is definitely plenty for using 1.
I’ve made a tiny start on the May bird. I like this one because the colors remind me of two of my favorite Impie, Hattie & Bea fabrics. I’d like to take a moment to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all the shops who carry Impie, Hattie & Bea products, and another THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to those who buy Impie, Hattie & Bea things at my webshop. Those few webshop purchases are what fund materials for the next product and yes there is something new in the works.
PS – During one of my ‘waiting in the car’ knitting sessions, I came up with a pattern for face towels. I’ll share it here as soon as I have time to write it up, hopefully sometime this week.
Something new from Impie, Hattie & Bea. This lightweight stitching helper is made with a woven Indian cotton with a pretty trellis over-weave, this fabric has a bit of a rustic character. The inside is a perky polka dot. The huswife includes a ring for your threads, a lobster clasp for your scissors and a pretty wool felt page for your needles. These will be available at Hoffmans for shop orders and can be found at the webshop. The purple scissors are there too!
I really enjoyed this project and have always loved this design from Little House, I love lavender too. I also thought I’d mention that I’m using Jane Austen’s spelling for ‘Huswife’ – I’ve seen this spelled several ways in different places.
I wasn’t sure I’d be able to post this today, our internet was out for a bit due to the ‘blizzard’ that wasn’t. Just a bit of snow, really cold temps, and a little wind. I feel like the weatherman is trying to compete with more dramatic news and forecasts are much more extreme than the conditions warrant when it comes to our winter storms this year.
A little something new and quite Springy is coming from Impie, Hattie & Bea. A batch is already on the way to Hoffman’s and I’ll be updating the webshop and blog with all the details on Thursday but in the meantime, here’s a hint at some of the features.
Yes, there will be sheep….and these sheep are here today in order to let you know that felt used in this product is 35% wool….baaaa!
And just to be Springy….here is a little bird who was perched in my tree recently….I hope he’s keeping warm today!
It’s been a little over 4 years since the original Traveling Stitcher Set from Little House and Impie, Hattie & Bea premiered and sold out at Market. Since then it has has a few different looks as we run out of fabric for the current style.
Well, it’s that time again! Finding the right combination can be difficult and frustrating, it took a while but I’m happy to finally share these with you. I will be shipping a batch to Hoffmans in the next few days and they are available at the web shop, as I write this post there are only six sets of the previous version available.
I hope to show you my own finished Traveling Stitcher set soon. In all this time I have never actually stitched one up for myself, I’m in the process now. Such a sweet cross-stitch pattern and pretty threads!
Another sweet design that looks just right on Impie, Hattie & Bea’s Red Hoop Keep.
I loved stitching with the silk in this pack, the colors are gorgeous! I just set my little stitched design over the other so it’s not attached but you can see that this fits very nicely when stitched on 28ct linen. I used Antique Ivory Cashel for this.
I’ve been thinking about other designs that would look right on Impie, Hattie & Bea products and this one sprung to mind. What goes better together than Jane Austen and a cup of tea? The tea cozy is lined with the pretty paisley fabric shown.
Both available at Hoffmans and the webshop.
This sweet stitching design is by The Sampler Girl who has oodles of wonderful Jane inspired stitching patterns!
PS – Fancy a Darcy Day would work beautifully here too… or perhaps one on each side!
That’s what Ethan calls my new scarf.
Although I’m blogging about a scarf it’s only because I can’t quite show you what I’ve been stitching yet. I have something new in the works from Impie, Hattie & Bea and yes there is some purple involved. I’m hoping all the elements for this project will come together the way I imagine it and that I will have something to share with you for Spring – quite soon.
In the meantime, this is my new purple scarf. I used 1 skein of this yarn and cast on 25 stiches using size 10.5 needles. Knit every row and when the skein almost gone cast off. Simple and quick.
We have a new Winter storm rolling in today, I will probably be able to make good use of the scarf shortly.
These will be available at Hoffmans and I’m happy to announce that the Love Letters Pocket will be as well. Hopefully you will see them on this Friday’s update. This is a sweet little stitching helper called the Marking Pin Notebook. It can be used alone or as a companion piece to the Winter Thread Pal. I’ve chosen just a teeny bit of Little House Needleworks Winter Wonderland to stitch for this and I may stitch up another bit so that I can embellish the front and inside cover. The Frosty set of Just Pins from JABCO go perfect with this and can be very useful for counting and marking while cross stitching.
I’ve updated the webshop with these, they are available alone or with the the pins.
I hope you had a chance to stop by and see some of the Impie, Hattie & Bea models at Market, if not, here is what you missed.
I had planned to update the webshop and post about a new Impie, Hattie & Bea item that was available through Hoffmans, BUT…..bad weather has held up my shipment in Memphis so we’ll put that off til next week.
I’ve been busy knitting up a few gifts which I can’t show you yet and not stitching much this week, so I’ll just share a recent something I knitted for myself. Between dropping off and picking up kids last week, and wrecking the car, I stopped by my local yarn shop and picked up a skein of Malabrigo Worsted in the color Col China – pretty! I decided to knit this cowl. It knitted up quickly over a few snowy days and I’m very happy with it. I purchased another skein of the same yarn online to knit another, I think this will show off the pretty stitch details even better. I think Tyler might want the first one I made for those chilly mornings waiting for the bus.
Jane says hello!