Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Spring Fiber Fest in Gettysburg PA

Come join us for a Spring Fiber Fest in Gettysburg, PA! 
April 19 - 22, 2018
Hosted by Kathy Makers of Primitive Homespuns, Linda Keller of Grant Street Woolworks and Teresa Miller of Teresa's Primitive Treasures! 
A retreat for all those who love wool and hand stitching!!! Rug Hookers, Wool Applique, Punch Needle, Stitchers and Quilters are all welcome!!! We will provide a stitching lounge for you to sit, chat and share with others!
3 classes will be offered! 
Wool Applique a sweet pouch, punch up a primitive pinkeep box and or hook a pillow pillow. 
A great excuse to visit the historical town of Gettysburg, PA! Lots to see and do! 
There will be a merchant mall for shopping fun, door prizes and so much fun! Bring your friends and share a room to save on cost! 
For more information please send a message to

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Primitive Handmades Mercantile update tonight at 9pm est!

It's update time!!!  
New offerings on PHM this evening at 9pm EST! 
Be sure to drop by and check out all the Fall handmades the gals have been creating!  
Here is what I will be offering!

And here is a group shot! Start your viewing here!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gathering of Primitive Friends at Notforgotten Farm

Time for a road trip!!! Looking for something to do this Saturday, September 16, 2017 come out to Lori Brechlin's quaint little farm for a fun day with primitive friends!  It's in Amherst, VA and the weather looks great!!!! 
Here is a new rug hooking pattern I just added to my Etsy shop too!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Shippensburg Corn Festival in PA

This Saturday, August 26, 2017 the Shippensburg Corn Festival will be held downtown Shippensburg, PA! 
Space number is D207! Real close to the square!
 If you are planning on coming it looks like the weather is going to be so nice with a pleasant temp of 76 degrees!!!! 
 So excited!
I'm bringing along my patterns and kits so if you have been thinking about giving punch needle a try!  I will be demonstrating!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sifter Frame & PHM update!

New offerings on Primitive Handmades Mercantile tonight at 9pm est!  Summer has flown by and Fall is fast approching and will be gone before we know it! 
August is probably my busiest month of the year with 2 shows! 
I didn't take one picture on Saturday at the Lititz show.... I have no idea why... I felt so unorganized for some reason!  Could have been the humidity and worry of storms........ which by the way held off until we packed in record time because one was coming!
Next Saturday is the Shippensburg Corn Festival, Shippensburg, PA!  It's a nice show with about 200 vendors down main street of town.
My space number is D207 if you by chance are coming......... look me up! 
Jeff has left his banking job and is now my full time woodworker!  Not sure how that is working out some days! LOL   A big adjustment for me! 
I hope to get some new ideas on the table saw as soon as these shows are over!  
I loved these for my hooked rugs and if you would like to order a frame like this Jeff is ready to start making them! 
 They measure 12" by 12" and are made from reclaimed oak barn boards!   The price is $36.00 plus shipping! Just send an email to to place an order.

And don't forget!!! Tonight is PHM update and this is a peek of what I will be offering!

A close up of the little boxes with a punched wool design!

Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Appliance Covers!

It's official!! My husband has left his 37 year banking career to become my full time wood worker!  
Only problem is we both think we are the boss!!!!   
He has been creating these custom size appliance covers and is all caught up on orders so if you have something you want to hide let us know!!! 
 I loved this lap top cover which is pictured in New England Red!!!  The tall one covers a coffee maker and the Sheep graphic box covers a toaster!  
 All you need to do is send an email to with the size of  what you want to cover and he will make it fit to slide on and off easily!  You can check out the finishes on my website and also be on the look out for more finished wood pieces in the future!  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fall is coming!

I finally took the time to finish up a new punch needle design for Fall! Thanks to a new drawing tool my hubby and kiddos purchased for my birthday I'm on a roll! 
This pattern is available in my Etsy shop as a Kit, E Pattern or Mailed Paper Pattern!
Show season is coming up so busy creating new goodies! The second week in August I will be in Lititz PA for the huge Lititz Rotary Club Craft Show!  Pray for nice cool temps because last year it was 105 degrees!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quilt Show & PHM Update this week!

It will be so nice when I'm totally packed up and ready to leave Thursday morning! Tomorrow evening the truck will be loaded and by 8am Thursday we, meaning two sisters and a niece, should be on our way to Lewes, Delaware!  Hope to put my feet in the sand before heading over to the quilt show to set up!
If you are in the area and want to see a schedule of events you can read more about it here! 

We want to thank everyone who waited so patiently until we were able to complete all the orders for wood pieces!  I think we are finally caught up and Jeff is looking for more!  I need to keep him busy while I'm away at the show!
If you would like more information on any of these just send an email make a post! 
4 Drawer Thread Cupboards!  
A great way to hold all those balls of thread!

A box with a flip up lid and sheep graphic!  

Cutter boxes or Appliance Covers! The backs and bottoms are open to hide and slide! Works great for strip cutters!

More information next week on a fun retreat in the works for October in Gettysburg, PA!!!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Peach Blossom Quilts in the Orchard Quilt Show

If you are in the Lewes DE area July 21st & 22nd stop by the quilt show being held by the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild!  
It's not far from Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach!
This will be my first time vending at this show so look me up!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Primitive Handmades Mercantile new offerings now available!

New offering are now available on my page at Primitive Handmades Mercantile!  Be sure to check out all 26 pages so some awesome handmades! 

A new wood sewing clamp box!  This one measures 4"  by 4 1/4" on the top where I inserted an embroidered pin keep! Check it out!

Also, designed a new pin keep on a metal sewing clamp! 

I found a whole box of antique jelly jars last month so I am taking some orders for these!  

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Free E Pattern Offer with Kit Purchase!

Purchase from over 40 Punch Needle Kits in my Etsy shop and your name will be entered in a drawing to receive 5 free E-Patterns of your choice!
Starts Now 6/9/17 and ends 6/11/17 at 9pm est!
Also, includes kits in rug hooking/embroidery/wool applique!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Distressed Wood Pieces & Valdani Thread Collections added to Etsy

My woodworker has been busy and we are almost caught up on orders so looking forward to some new primitives!  Here are a few extras we have complete and ready to ship!  I just added them to my Etsy shop
First we have this mini hutch shelf with 4 drawers!  
Here is the direct link to read all about it!

Wood sewing clamp boxes! So different and fun! 

A must have for us collectors of hanging floss skeins! 

And.... yummy collections of Valdani threads that I use the most of!
Available in #8 Pearl Cotton!

Valdani Three Strand Floss Primitive Treasures Collection!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

PHM update tonight and new wood pieces!

Another month has flown by!  I feel that is all I ever say anymore!!! Gosh... where does the time go!  I'm still busy trying to fill orders for the 4 drawer thread cupboards but wanted to share some of the other pieces Jeff has been making!  I will be offering these on PHM tonight so you can read more about them at 9pm est!  This is a wonderful cupboard to house all your wonderful skeins of thread!!! 

A reproduction wood sewing clamp box with flip up lid and drawer!

And here are some new punches I put on a vintage shovel and flippers! 

And something new!!!  While I was at the PSS retreat a couple weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet Ali Strebel!!!  She had the most beautiful framed needle felted picture on display and I was instantly inspired!  So, I had to purchase some of her hand dyed wool roving and get right to work!  More of this to come! 

Friday, April 28, 2017

It's an E Pattern Sale in my Etsy Shop!
Buy 2 E Patterns and get one free!  
Make your purchase of any 2 and place your free choice in the comment section or send me a message! 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

First show of the 2017!!! PSS Merchant Mall OHIO

What are you doing next weekend??? May 5th & 6th! If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area stop on by the Primitive Stitchers Society Retreat's Merchant Mall! Open to the public from 12:30 to 4:30!!! There will be 8 of the PHM artists there to meet! Teresa Miller of Teresa's Primitive Treasures Linda Hanneman of Moonbeam Primitives Carol Woodard of Woodland Primitives Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives Theresa Meloon of Dulaney Woods Treasures Julie Butler of Plumrun Creek Rhonda Thomas of My Glory Stars Michelle Blanco of Yankee Girl Dry Goods Along with us there will be 12 more vendors with 32 packed full tables of finished handmades, patterns, kits and so much more!! Here is a peek of what the PHM gals will be offering!! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New handmades tonight!

Be sure to stop by Primitive Handmades Mercantile tonight for the April update!   
My pickins are a bit slim this month due to an upcoming show in Columbus Ohio May 5 & 6!  
If you are in the area please stop by the Hilton Embassy Suites~Columbus Airport from 12:30 to 4:30! 
 Here is what you will find on my page this month!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Busy busy busy!

I had my woodworker busy this weekend!  
We are scurrying to finish up orders for the PSS Retreat Merchant Mall in Columbus Ohio, the first weekend in May!  
We have almost 50 of the 4 drawer thread cupboards complete!  Yippee!!!  
That is made... but now my work begins with the final sanding and painting!
 Hopefully the weather will warm up this week that I can get started! 
This is what the final project looks like!

We ran to get a new batch of wood Saturday morning! This much made the last 100 drawers we needed to fill the 50 cupboards! 

Here is my happy little woodworker!  Working hard for me!
200 drawers get a bit repetitive at times.  

Two weeks ago we cut most of the pieces and started putting the cupboards together!

50 Tops

Last weekend Jeff finished the cupboard shells while I was away! 

Hopefully in a couple days I can post a picture of  them sanded and ready for the painting!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

PHM Update tonight and my Inspiration for one design!

While browsing the antique mall a few weeks ago this sweet little bag caught my eye!  It was labeled "seed bag" with a question mark!  I felt that was a logical guess as to what it was used for.  My first thoughts were what a great shape it would make for a cross stitch or embroidery design so it had to come home with me!  A pattern is in the works so be watching for that!  I used some of my stitching designs which I've placed on my 1 Year of Stitches challenge.  
Here is the bag I created with the inspiration of the antique fine!
And here is the antique bag! Needs an iron but wanted to maybe lightly wash it first.  

The rest of my offerings for Primitive Handmades Mercantile this month are a punch needle wool egg with a check, bunny punch needle spoon, tulip in bloom pocket and a tulip pinkeep! 

Enjoy your weekend!