Thursday, January 11, 2007


Originally uploaded by GroggyFroggy.
I just listed this in my shop.

I got the free pattern from Cheryl Seslar at Primsical Patterns. Even the ones she sells are really inexpensive. I bought one last night for $2.00 (American dollars) and she emailed it to me right away with a nice note. I really enjoyed stitching. Seems like it's been a while since I've stitched anything. I love it! I also love Prim and I haven't been doing any Prim (primitive country) stuff lately. I plan to do a lot more of it.

I tried an aging technique that I read at a great blog called American Prim. It's so easy. Just mix instant coffee and vanilla, add some water and paint it onto the stitching and it smells good, too! Yum.

I had an old oak frame but I really wanted to frame the stitchery in black, so I painted it with craft acrylics and then sanded it on the edges to give it that "prim" look.

It was a fun day...well, couple of days. Now I'm going to get stitching on something else.

Hope everyone's doing ok. Don't worry if I'm not around. I'm just blissfully busy playing around with fabric, paint and mod podge and stuff. : D

Love you guys.


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I am so glad you are having fun creating!! I love seeing the things you make!!

Anonymous said...

C-u-t-e!!!!!! I have not done any stitchery in ages! I love the simplicity...I am going to check out that blog! Peace and Love!!!!!

Anonymous said...

bliss.. what a wonderufl state to achieve!! ..
Peace, kai.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! You are really good at stichery (I can be a bit messy).

Am smiling at the thought of you blissfully playing around with Modge Podge (just bought myself a new tub last night)and other goodies.

Sending much love to you my friend. You are very special, don't ever forget it.

Dotee xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love your enthusiasm and the fact that with every new piece of your lovely art you create, comes with it the joy you had in creating it. ah happy you are in it!
Your light shines bright dear Lisa!!!!

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Love it Lisa! I am passionate about stitching :)

Anonymous said...

It's so pretty!

Sounds like you're having fun too :-)

Thank you for your last comment on my blog. I'm very glad to have met you as well & I look forward to learn more about you during 2007 :-)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitchery Lisa! Enjoy your sewing time.

Anonymous said...

Sweet, Lisa. My dd would especially love it. She is decorating country style. I couldn't find a link to your shop here. Am I missing it? I AM known to be DUH sometimes!

Kitty Couture said...

Oh, I love it, I love it!! Shipping to France would be horrendous though. I couldn't trace the pattern on the Primsical website... Or was it a freebie you got from a group or something?
Anyway, it is absolutely delightful and cute!! It reminds me so much of Seb when he is cuddling Little Miss Cutie :)

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooooooooooooh - I will have to try that aging technique

Lisa said...

Thanks Corey. :)

Pam I love Prim and I've searched for prim blogs before but I hit the motherlode with Linda Walsh's site.

Kai amen!

Dotee, I even love the smell of mod podge. lol I like everything about it.


Emma I know you are and your things are always so great!

Elisabeth Good to see you. Hope you're not working too hard. :)

Julie Thank you. :)

Judie lol You are so funny. I think if you click on the word "shop" it should take you there. I need to get the link on my sidebar.

Isabelle, I've left a message for you on your blog with the correct address for this pattern.

For anyone else who wanted it..I actually found Cheryl's pattern at

Me I see many cool projects in your future. lol It also smells good with the vanilla in it. I hated to frame it. LOL

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Lisa! And thanks for sharing the aging technique.

Lisa said...

Debbie thanks!