Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day Offerings

Happy May Day to you! 
Unfortunately, here in Chicago it feels more like March than May as it was only in the 40's, dreary and rainy today.

Somehow this month has gotten away from me. I’ve been undergoing physical therapy for my knees and it (along with the home exercises) is seriously interfering with my stitching time ;) but I squeeze it in whenever I can. I did manage to create a few small offerings.

My first offering is a charming key fob. This Nikyscreation design was created from a kit sent all the way from Italy. Home Sweet Home key fob measures 2.5 by 3 inches and is backed with a coordinating soft striped flannel. It is filled with crushed walnut shells for weight and then edged with a hand-dyed chenille trim. The little house is accented with a wool roof. A vintage lace ribbon is used to attach the antique brass skeleton key to the fob. The key can be removed if you would prefer to use it as a scissor fob for your favorite sewing scissors. 
Home Sweet Home key fob is offered at $22 plus shipping.

My next offering this month is Spring Lily Pinkeep ~ based on a lovely design by Jenny Hoffman of Country Rustic Primitives. I love Lilies of the Valley and they usually bloom in May here on Winding Vine, but this year I am thinking they will be quite delayed as the sprouts are barely appearing. This cross-stitched piece on blue hand dyed linen is backed with the same green and tan checked flannel as appears on the front. It is accented with vintage baby cream rick rack and a little vintage skate key attached with a corsage pin. It is filled with crushed walnut shells for a nice weight. As with all of my creations, it is completely hand stitched. It measures approximately 3 ½ by 4 inches. 
Spring Lily Pinkeep is offered at $22 plus shipping.

I discovered a sweet vintage seasonal embroidery at an estate sale some time ago. With it, I created a pinkeep to celebrate Spring. It is backed with a vintage cotton print fabric from the same era. It is completely hand sewn and filled with clean sawdust for a wonderful vintage feel. Vintage Spring Pinkeep measures 4 by 6 inches. 
~*Sold. Thank you ever so much!*~

To purchase any of the items above, please email me at 
I can send a PayPal invoice or I also accept checks and money orders.

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come
~Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Blessings, Patti


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Patti,
I hope your therapy goes well and ends quickly!! I'm sure you do too!
Your new offerings are really sweet!
I love pinkeeps of all kinds and think these are really wonderful, especially the old embroidered one!! Great idea!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Warm Hugs~

Elisabetta said...

Beautiful finishing!!

cucki said...

So pretty x

Judy said...

Very cute springtime creations. Hope your knee gets better so you have more stitch time.

Judy Heartland stitcher