Thursday, August 17, 2017

17th Century Keeping Box

New release information about the kit for the 17th Century Keeping Box top and chart are on my Facebook site and my Etsy site.  

I am taking pre-orders for the kits and they will ship in the next week or so.  Charts will be ready this weekend.  I am working on the accessories for the box and they will be ready in September.
This box design lends itself to be personalized for an anniversary or wedding gift.

The box can be ordered from
I used a Size #3 Oval Stitchers Box in Sea Green
Robert has the good fortune to have the support of several designers.  He is working with all of us to try to meet the demands of our customers.  He has a limited selection of boxes on his website and is taking orders for this box and his other boxes.   Please contact him at LeHay's Shaker Boxes with questions and to place your orders.  Robert will give you an estimated wait time for your box.  Trust me the wait time is worth it.  His boxes are the bomb.

Thank you for your support!

Friday, August 11, 2017

New release Box top and Preview of vintage frogs and containers....

I love it when math works!!!  This will be my first time working with LeHay.  I will be finishing the chart for this box.  It will be on the Size #3 Oval Stitchers Box Sea Green.  Robert LeHay will be taking orders for the box and will ship them in December.  Yes, he is a one man band and is working as hard as he can.  But this will give you time to stitch the topper and the accessories that will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Since this is the first time I have worked with Robert LeHay, it is my fault on the miscommunication on the release of the chart.  But as many of you know his work is outstanding and worth the wait.  I will have all the ordering information on the chart.  Here is his contact information LeHay's Shaker Boxes .  Robert has been very gracious and will take orders for the box.

I cannot wait to finish it this weekend and show off the truly finished project.  I love the versatility of this project.  It could just be a sewing box, or it could be a wedding gift, or anniversary gift.  I am also excited about finishing up the accessories.

I am releasing the accessories as a different chart for those of you that do not want another box in your collection.  Yes, gasp, there are a few of you out there that have enough boxes, or do not want a box, so these accessories will be lovely in your stitching basket.

I have yet to name the new piece....that will happen this weekend-when my brain turns on.  (Smiling)

So, I am off to dye, finish and maybe take a few moments to myself.

As always like and share my business facebook page and my Etsy shop for linens, threads, and accessories.  You never know what I will come up my new obsession with depression glass, vintage frogs and containers to hold your scissors.....
Here are a couple of items that are on sale this weekend on my facebook page.

This lovely piece has a marble base with brass metal holding cut glass container.  The frog with this vase is stunning.

How Steampunk is this!!!! A vintage metal frog paired with a vintage glass container.  So unique.

Who does not love carnival glass.  These berry bowls are so unique and to find frogs that match was an amazing happening for me.  

All of these items are for sale on my facebook this weekend and will be moved over to my Etsy shop after the sale has ended if they have not found new homes.

As always, thank you for your support and interest in my designs, trims, velvet and more.

Hugs, Ebeth

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tulip Heart Vase release

I love Fraktur Art.  The primitive simplicity of this art is enchanting.  Fraktur inspired my newest release Tulip Heart Vase.  This charming piece was stitched on 35 count Parchment by Weeks Dye Works using threads from Weeks Dye Works, The Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks.  To give the piece dimension I used one and two strands of the fibers and added embroidery stitches over the Cross Stitch to add old world charm to the piece.  This piece is available on my Etsy Shop and my work Facebook page.

I hope that you enjoy this piece as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for your support.


Looking toward Fall during the heat of the summer.....

I want to thank Jan Emerick for her magical stitching talents on helping get this new design ready for release.

Witchy Moon is part of an ongoing Halloween series that I have enjoyed developing over the years.  As a designer it is always fun put self imposed restrictions on your design to challenge yourself.  It has been fun trying to keep the pieces as silhouettes and using the same coloring.

Keep any eye out for a second piece to be released soon to go with this series....yes, after a small dry spell I am on a designing tuned.

The chart for this new release can be ordered off my etsy shop or my business Facebook page.

Enjoy your summer activities, while planning out your new fall stitching projects and Halloween decorations...

As always thank you for your support!  Ebeth

Monday, July 31, 2017

amazing things in everyday life

This is the second rainbow on a clear day that Miguel and I have seen in less than a week.  I will try to get the other pictures from him and post them.  The one we saw last week was upside down.  It was really cool.  It shows how much humidity there is in the air if you an have rainbows in clear weather.  The humidity is really heavy, but still the temps are not as high as they could be.

Mean while....I am still on the hunt for amazing frogs, depression glass and other neat items that can be used in your sewing rooms and other places in your home and offices to help organize yourself and to add a bit of uniqueness to your space.

These two finds flew out the door today-

I was quite sad to see both of these go.  They were very unique and I was thrilled to find them.  But I know they are going to wonderful new homes.  I love the fact that these containers are large enough for knitting needles.  I hope that they bring joy to their new owners.

I am on the look out for more goodies and will be posting them in my Etsy shop and on my Facebook this week.  

Well I am off to kick back and stitch on a new design.  I hope to be finished with it this week.  I will show peak pictures this week.  I have two Halloween pieces coming out in the next week or so....and a couple more items up my sleeves....or rather off my needles.

Have a wonderful day and please enjoy the magical moments that happen to you in everyday life.

Hugs Ebeth

Friday, July 28, 2017

Vintage lovelies to add to your sewing rooms....

I am working on enabling everyone with my new vintage obsession.  I am really excited about the glass frogs and the unique containers that I am pairing them up with.

Here is a picture of my latest grouping.  Several of these items have already sold.  Visit my Etsy shop of my Facebook page for my sales.

These three adorable frogs with containers are listed on my Etsy shop.

Ceramic and glass frogs have been used for complicated floral arranging since the 16th century.  Most frogs were not marked by the maker till after the 1870's before it became possible to patent or trademark glassware.  Frogs come in all kids of materials-glass, ceramic, metal and plastic.

Frogs can be as simple as round with large or small holes to elaborate pieces of glass work or ceramics that have figurines on them.  The term "frog" was first documented as in Random House Dictionary in 1968 as a term for a holder of flower stems in flower arranging. The origin of the use term in flower arrange remains a mystery.  Other terms used for frogs are flower blocks, flower bricks, flower holders and floral arrangers.

There is also not a specific point in time that can be pin pointed as to when 'frogs' were used outside of the floral arranging arena and moved for use to store scissors, pens, rug hooks, paint brushes and other utensils.

As always thank you for your support and I look forward to enabling your stash enhancement and bringing you more unique sewing accessories.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dauphin House Sewing Box release

Time to release a couple of my retired teaching pieces.  The first to be released is the Dauphin House Sewing Box.

This chart includes all the stitching instructions and finishing instructions to complete the project.  There are instructions on how to coffee dye the linen and detailed instructions on how to construct the box with the patterns in the chart to cut the matte board for the box.  

The chart includes history about the house that inspired the design for the lovely sewing box.  

The chart is available on my etsy shop only.  

The box has sleeves in the inside of the box on either end that you can house a ruler and a pair of scissors. 

This piece is packed with all kinds of sewing and stitching techniques.  

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful stitching week.

Hugs Ebeth