Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth!!

Hello and Happy Fourth of July!

It is too hot to do much of anything today.  You all know how much I hate summer.  We have had several days of cool weather this summer, and I try to get as much done outside  as possible.
I do think the heat and humidity has now set in...big frown... 
That means I'm inside as much as possible until October!!


If I didn't have horses and gardens, I wouldn't step a foot outside the rest of the summer!

The first cutting of hay is in the barn, so I don't have to worry about that again
until August....



I have never stitched any patriotic samplers to show you, but did do this rug a few years back.
I believe this designer is named Sandra Smith, from California.


I think my Mother and Grandmother used to say that copying is the
sincerest form of flattery.
I was in an antique mall in Tipp City this week.  There is a booth with some primitives and rug hooking supplies.  I was surprised to see this rug pattern.


Around eight years ago I participated in a rug hooking workshop right here in Tipp City.
It was sponsored by three nationally known rug hookers, and was the first rug class I ever took.
We were given templates to arrange into anything that we wanted.
Here is my rug.


Hmmmm......
I wanted something really primitive and came up with the pomegranate tree with the big crow.
I can't call it my design, but it was my "arrangement".  I guess I should feel flattered that someone
liked it enough to copy it.

Then, also this week, this miniature doll house sampler appeared on eBay.


This one I  can actually say is mine!!  Mary Inglis from Merry Wind Farm.


Several other big time reproduction designers  work was also on the site.  I guess I am honored to even be in their company, as I am small potatoes.  Does this mean I have arrived???
To be copied along with the big fish???

Hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July!  I will be sitting and comforting dogs scared of fireworks tonight.

Melinda
xxx

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Look What I Made!

Ok, so I know this isn't really worthy of a blog posting, but nonetheless I'm rather pleased with myself.  I have wanted to do this for some time.

Start with ugly wingback chair, ugly green upholstery fabric, completely riddled by cats.



The chair now, after about a week of measuring and sewing and probably 500 trips up and down the stairs to the sewing machine.


The slipcover fits like a glove and looks like upholstery,  if I do say so myself.  Lots of piping to give it detail.




Hooray!  Now to do the second chair, should be much easier the second time around.
Melinda

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sarah Ann Marven 1838 is here!

Hello, I have just released a new reproduction sampler.  She is Sarah Ann Marven 1838, a lovely English sampler stitched in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.  Sarah Ann stitched a lovely verse in honor of her departed mother, Elizabeth.  The stitch count is 300 x 362 and I have stitched the model on 36 count Wren linen from Picture This Plus using Gentle Art Threads.  A DMC conversion is included.  Stitches used are mostly cross stitch over two threads, with the verse over one thread.

I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to Jennifer Cahill for allowing me to reproduce this lovely sampler from her collection.  I hope that you like this beautiful sampler.





Available at my Etsy shop along with all of my other samplers.
Merry Wind Farm

Friday, January 27, 2017

A Free Chart and my Redesigned Etsy Shop


Greetings to everyone!  
It certainly does not seem like January, I was out cleaning the stalls today in 60 degree weather, listening to the birds sing.  Except for a few cold days in December, we really have not had a winter, although there is certainly still time.

I have revamped by Etsy shop.  I hope you will take a look.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerryWindFarm?ref=hdr_shop_menu

I have designed a free chart for you to stitch.  My inspiration is the antique hornbook.  Please click this link to download and print your chart.  

Feel free to share anywhere that you like, please give credit to Merry Wind Farm.

Thank you!  Please copy and paste this link to print out the chart.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0AdIK-EkStcYjk0SWVhaXFRd0E/view?usp=sharing

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Time to pick another winner!

Hello, all.  I hope everyone has had a very Merry Christmas.  One of my winners is no reply and I have not heard from her, so I have picked another winner.  Fortunately, I kept my
 bucket of little pieces of paper with names on them.  The new winner is AnnMarie!

Please contact me AnnMarie!

Thank you,
Melinda

Friday, December 23, 2016

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!

Hello, I am so pleased that I received 119 entries for my Christmas sampler giveaway!  If at least half of you would continue to follow my blog, I would be one happy camper!!  I have added a sidebar link to follow by email if you like.

I have decided to draw two winners!!!!    Drum roll please
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And the winners are 
Mirjam (Netherlands)
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Maureen W!

Please contact me Mirjam and Maureen W!  I will try and contact you also.

Thank you all for entering, Merry Christmas, and please keep following me.  There may be future giveaways.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Giveaway

Hello, fellow samplers lovers!

I am having a Christmas giveaway to thank everyone for their support of my relatively new endeavor of getting into the world of reproduction samplers by offering a Christmas giveaway.

Please leave me a comment that you would like to enter.  The prize is any one of my reproduction sampler charts, you choose, including shipping anywhere in the world.  Although not a requirement, I would appreciate it if you would share my blog with one of your stitching friends, so that I can try and reach more people.

As a reminder, these are the samplers.
Elena Tratman 1824

Mary Ann Mitton 1832

Mary Inglis 1830

Lillias Davidson 1858





Mary Ann Stenson 1859


Mary Clay 1805

No need to choose which one you would like right away.  I will draw the winning name next Friday night, December 23, at 8:00 pm EST, and post the winning name here on my blog.  If I can email you, I will also contact you.  If you are no reply, you have through Monday, Dec. 26 to contact me, then I will draw another name if necessary.

Thank you for entering, and thanks for your support and reading my blog!
Merry Christmas!
Melinda
Merry Wind Farm