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Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Pattern Release Cardinals Chattering Wool Applique Wall Hanging

 
 
 
"Cardinals Chattering"
.... is a brand new pattern release..and I am so excited with the final results..I really wanted to look real and I think I achieved it. Found the perfect wool from Weeks Dye Works, I used Merlot houndstooth for the Cardinals and Spruce houndstooth for the pine needles. The tree trunk and branches I used a rich dark and mottled hand dye wool. When I finished this week...we were just getting our first snow fall..oh, snow clinging to the pine branches..but no Cardinals...so at least for now I have my wallhanging.
 
This pattern will be available at many of the shops listed in my blog, stop by their stores or visit their online shops to order this pattern, today.
 
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New Pattern Release Birds in Bloom Wool Applique Wall Hanging

 

"Birds in Bloom" 


"Birds in Bloom"  is true reflection of my love of all things from the past, it has a rich antique folk art feel to it. The design was created using rich hand dyed and textured wools. 
 
This pattern is available at many of the shops listed in my blog, be sure to visit or call them to day to  order this  new released pattern.
 
Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyrighted.

  

Friday, November 8, 2013

New Punchneedle Pattern Release " Meadow Wanderings"

 
A few weeks ago I went out antiquing and found this wonderful ole Dresser Box, it was really grungy. With a little help from my beloved we refinished, distressed it and look at it now! I just love to use milk paint..and add a little stain to give it a wonderful patina.
 
From the minute I found it I knew I had to convert it to a sewing box. It looked kinda sad when all finished..so I designed my lastest release to be proudly displayed on the top of the box.
 
"Meadow Wanderings"...
 
It was created with a combination of Valdani and DMC floss, done in rich dark colors, it has a great antqiue look to it...
 
This pattern will be offered in many of your favorite shops in the next week or so. Check out the shops listed in my blog to order Meadow Wanderings today.
 
I am planning to do a complentary Wool Applique Runner to go with it.  Watch in early January 2014 for the release of the pattern 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Snowman Wool Applique Series featuring Sandie & Sammie Snow plus Wool Mitten Garland

 
We are pleased to introduce The "Snow Family" collection of Wool Applique Snowman Patterns. All were created using Hand Dyed and Textured Wools.
 
The first pattern we are offering is "Sammie Snow" Snowman Guy Wall Hanging. He measures 12" by 19 1/2". I just love the gray background that is called Birch and the red is Merlot by Weeks Dye Works. We used Valdani 3 strand cotton floss through the project.
 
The second pattern is "Sandie Snow" and includes Snowfolk Mitten Garland.  Sandi mat is 13" in diameter. The garland was done in a variety of wools from my stash..just so primmie. Perfect to hang on the mantle...or make it really long and hang on your tree. The mittens would even be a fun project for young helping hands.
 
Both of these patterns may be purchased a the fine stores listed in our blog.
 
Keep watching our blog..as the "Snow Family" is growing...we will be offering more patterns featuring Sammie & Sandie's Kids.
 
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Song Bird Punchneedle Collection




It has been a busy summer punching and stitching. We are thrilled to be offering our latest Punchneedle Collection. The theme is my favorite...sweet little Song Birds. We have mounted them on primmie wood paddles, that my beloved made for me. Each pattern includes the template to make your own paddle..or maybe put on the Honey Dew list.
 
The Series includes:
  • Fall Sunflower Songs
  • Winter Snow Tunes
  • Spring Blud Bird Melody
  • Summer Patriotic Ballads

All are done using 3 Strand Valdani Cotton Balls with accents of DMC. What a wonderful set to get for yourself or a gift for a friend. These patterns maybe be purchased from the fine stores listed on our blog.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

New Punchnedle Series Song Bird Paddles Vol One Sunflower Songs



New Series Song Bird Paddles
"Sunflower Songs"
 
 
 
"Sunflower Songs" is the first of a new folk Art Song Bird Series. The pattern comes on weavers cloth and even the template to make the paddle. It was done with Valdani Cotton 3 strand floss with accents done in DMC. This new series at this point will be a series of 6 patterns. In late August we will be releasing  the Winter Pattern. All will be the same size and featured on a wooden paddle.
This pattern is available from the fine shops listed in my blog.
 
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Winter Flight New Winter 2013 Punchneedle Folk Art Bird Ditty Twig Bag

 
"Winter Flight"
 



"Winter Flight"  is a sweet little Folk Art Bird complete with a Winter scarf to keep him warm and toasty during the cold winter months. This little ditty or twig bag maybe displayed from the holidays through the long winter months.
 The pattern comes on weavers cloth and instructions for how to make the little bag.  We used a cheery red wool for the backer and handle  It was done with Valdani Cotton 3 strand floss with accents done in DMC.
This pattern is available from the fine shops listed in my blog.
 
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New 2013 Fall Wool Applique Patterns Sunflowers & Autumn Leaves

It has been a hot and humid summer so far in the N.E...I have been just sitting in the AC stitchen away. I hate to think that summer will end..but I know the vivid colors of fall are just a few months away. My latest patterns were inspired by a new shipment of fall wools and some yearning for cooler days. I hope you enjoy the results.

"Sunflower Daze"
Wool Applique Wall Hanging  
      
Sunflower Daze is busting with rich end of summer colors that will brighten you home right through fall.  Our sample was done in a combination of hand dyes, solids and texture to give it more dimension. 
 



"Rustling Leaves"
Wool Applique Table  Runner  

       
This piece was so much fun...digging though my stash of rich fall colors..of course I had to go to the local shop to buy more..now you know that my addidiction is "WooL". I made this think of using it as a table mat..but I might change my mind and turn it into a pillow..it would be a perfect addition to my couch..what do you think?

Of course these featured  patterns and many of my other patterns are avaiable at the shops listed on my blog.
 
Please respect the designer as all patterns in this blog are copyrighted by Crane Design


Other Favorite Fall Applique Patterns 
from Crane Design
 
 Table Runners to Candlemats to Ditty Bags to Halloween Patterns


 
Please respect the designer as all patterns in this blog are copyrighted by Crane Design
 




 
 
 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Walk through the Garden



Dilly Farms Gardens
I took a break yesterday from stitching, knowing the weeds were over taking the garden. To avoid weeding I took a stroll and decided to take some photos. It was just a beautiful day..no rain, nice and breezy. I even had some of my furry friends that came along.

This is just a small view of the entire garden...stone paths layed by my Beloved, that meander through out the gardens. It really is full and lush this year from all the rain.
 
 
Miss Ribbons
"Mom" Look what I found!!!!


 
The clematis is just in full bloom..might be an interesting subject for a pattern down the line.
 
 
 
Mr Newton
"Yea, were here to weed..I found plenty for you to do Mom"
 
 
 
The hostas are huge this year...this is one of my favorites it is called Stain Glass
 
 
 
So many of my hosta's are getting chewed up..just maybe I found the source of the trouble.
 

Ms Sofie
 
Our newest addition to the farm..she just showed up a few weeks ago. Why do people just drop thier cats in the country and think that is ok? She is adjusting and making new friends. Did I mention I believe she is with children...probably in 9 weeks there will be more kitties at the farm. Oh, Joy!!!
 
Of course she pointed out more weeds to pull.
 
 
 
What is more beautiful? The delicate flowers or???

 
 
...or the lushes leaves...I think I like the leaves the best!!
 
 
Ms Ginger
"Here is more weeds Mom...get to weeding, I need to take a nap!!!!"
 
 
 
The last of June Flowers " Perennial Bachelor Buttons " The garden a few weeks ago was just a blaze of blue with oriental irris and the Bachelor Buttons.
 
 
Welcome Summer with cheerful " Evening Primrose"
 
 
Our Garden Protector, hope you enjoyed a stroll though the garden. Off to weeding.
 

Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 NYS Row by Row Shop Hop starting July 1

New York State is having a statewide Row by Row Shop Hop...over 75 shops are participating July 1st through the end of August.

It is a fun event, each of the participating shops offer a free pattern that can be used in a row style quilt. See the Row by Row Facebook page for more details. Here is a link for a printable list of all the shops that are participating in the event.


Below is friend Peggy's pattern from the "Quilted Crow" in Harpursville NY. I just love the Crow ready to take a bite from the pie. This pattern could be part of your Row by Row quilt and or as a table mat or wall hanging. She has kits available already to go starting July 1st.

Her quaint Cabin in the Woods shop is filled with great Civil War Reproduction and other top designer fabric lines. Plus lots of Wool and patterns. She is also been showcasing some of her new patterns on her blog that come in kit form.

Oh, did I mention...Peg carries the complete line of my patterns "Crane Designs" and has all my samples on display through the end of summer. So, I hope you stop in to visit her.

"Best at the County Fair"
Designed & Quilted by Peg Springstead & Jan Mott

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Autumn Harvest Table Wool Applique Table Runner

 

"Autumn Splendor"
Wool Applique Table Runner 12" by 36"


 
It is a cold spring day and my thoughts have turn to Fall, Nesting and Decorating the big ole harvest table. Though it is done with a lovely ivory color wool background it would be fabulous with a rich  black or rich brown wool background.
 
You may purchase this pattern from the fine shops listed in my blog.
 

Be sure to visit the fine shops listed in this blog to purchase this pattern


Gentle Reminder...all patterns and photos are copyrighted in this blog,

please respect the Designer


 
 

Monday, May 6, 2013

New Pattern Release Water Lily Magic Wool Applique Runner Lush Hand dyed Wool

 
Water Lily Magic Wool Applique Runner
10.5" by 22"
 
 
My thoughts have turn to lazy days of summer with this latest design. Walks by the pond late afternoon with the glimmer on the water and the dragonflies flying around. Of course pond wouldn't be complete without lily pads and water Iris by the shore.
 
 I just received a new shipment of wool and the background is "River" from Primitive Gatherings, it just made this piece.  I used a lot of other wonderful hand dyed wool and even some plaid textures for the dragonflies. Perfect to the cottage or pool side decor.
 

Be sure to visit the fine shops listed in this blog to purchase this pattern

 

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please respect the Designer

New Pattern Release Dragonfly Symphony Wool Applique Candlemat


"Dragonfly Symphony"

Wool Applique Candlemat  11" by 11"

 
 



The peepers were just peeping last week and I just to create this more rustic piece for the nature lovers. It has Cattails and Dragonflies surround the water. The Dragonflies are more dimensional with wings that are only tacked to the body..so they have a more natural look and appear to be flying. Perfect for the Cabin or Cottage Decor and a quick project to do on vacation.
 
 
Be sure to visit the fine shops listed in this blog to purchase this pattern
 
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please respect the Designer

New Pattern Realease Belted Kingfisher Punchneedle


 

"Belted Kingfisher"
Punchneedle  6" by 4" 
 

 
  
 
I finally saw my first Kingfisher at a pond down the road in the last few weeks.  It just just perfectly with my Nature Study this month of new patterns. This piece was done with a combination of Valdani and DMC. It come with the pattern transferred to weavers cloth and is a new addition to the Backyard Series that I offer of Birds. 
  

Be sure to visit the fine shops listed in this blog to purchase this pattern
 
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring is Just a Blooming at Blue Bird Quilt Studio... with Floral Melody Wool Applique Runner

 

I am so excited to share Marilyn of Blue Bird Quilt Studio in Idaho adaptation of our "Floral Melody" pattern. Just a perfect wool applique table runner for spring  & summertime decor. Love the rich blues hand dyed and textured wool combination. PLUS  beads were used for the berries, a fabulous personalized touch with just a little bling. Marilyn enlarged the runner with a blue cotton backer and applied the mat to the front.


 


Here is the same pattern just done in Fall Colors...It is so much fun to see how differant a pattern can look by just changing your color selection.  




Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Floral Whimsy Wool Applique Pattern Tulips and Daffodils


"Floral Whimsy"
Wool Applique Table or Mantle Runner  10.5" by 26"
This morning when I was getting ready to post this new pattern, I  woke up to a coating of snow...please it is April 2nd! Will it never end...isn't spring near!

This new spring floral wool applique piece is so versatile.  It can be used on a sofa table, hung from a mantle or used as a wall hanging. The textured basket is over flowing with tulips, daffy's and spring flowers with touches muted foliage to add a spot of brightness to any decor.  It has a delicate scalloped edging. It is a perfect piece for the beginner to the advanced stitcher. 

Be sure to check out the Shops listed in this blog to purchase this pattern.

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Country Pride Wool Applique Wallhanging & Heart Flag Pattern


 "Country Pride"
 Wool Applique Wallhanging  16" by 16"
&  Matching Accessories



This piece combines my love of Americana and our favorite bird ..the Crow. Country Pride Wool Applique collection includes a square wall hanging that be also pillow...just the right size for 16" pillow form.
 
Plus a Red, White and Blue Heart Shape Pillow. Using the same pattern the heart could also be made up as a candle mat. How much fun to make for the upcoming holiday season.


You can purchase or order this pattern from many of the fine shops
 listed in this blog.

Note please respect the designer, this pattern is copyrighted by Crane Design


Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Punchneedle Patterns Cardinal in the Pines & Goldfinch & Thistles


Spring is almost here....
 We are pleased to offer a large selection of Song Bird designs from our
"My Backyard Series" Punchneedle Patterns.

Our latest bird punchneedle patterns are "Cardinal in the Pines" and "Goldfinch & Thistles". Each pattern will give you hours of pleasure and easy projects to take with you on weekend getaways or to give to your favorite bird lover. Watch throughout the year for more Song Bird Patterns.  

Be sure to check out the stores listed in our blog to purchase these patterns.








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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring is Just a Blooming at Mt Creek Quilters... with Floral Melody Wool Applique Runner

I am so excited to share Terri of Mt Creek Quilters adaptation of our "Floral Melody" pattern. Just a perfect wool applique table runner for spring time decor. Love the rich blues hand dyed and textured wool combination. Mmmm..Terri even shared her love of variagated threads by using Weeks and Valdani threads throughout the piece. Terri has kits available ready for spring stitching. Hats off to Terri for a sharing her beatiful piece.


Here is the same pattern just done in Fall Colors...It is so much fun to see how differant a pattern can look by just changing your color selection.  


Friday, February 8, 2013

Garden Friends Wool Applique Candle Mat Tulips, Sunflowers & Starflowers

"Friends in the Garden"
Wool Applique 10" Candle Mats
 
3 Patterns in One

 

 
Garden Friends is a collection of 3 Candlemat Mats in one pattern. Each is 10" in diameter, perfect for a small candle or a pretty vase of flowers. The pattern  includes;  Garden of Tulips, Garden of Starflowers and Garden of Sunflowers. Just a fun pattern that can be purchased from the Shops listed in my blog.
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Sweet Memories Wool Aplique Tri Fold Sewing Kit Clutch

 "Sewing Memories"
Wool Applique Tri Fold Sewing Kit 



It is always the question for the stitcher is how to organize all our sewing accessories. This wool applique Sewing Kit is designed as a tri fold clutch. It comes with 7 attached features to stash your goodies from envelopes to pockets to a needle case to a scissor case and a built in pincushion. Plus a sweet little scissor fob. All attached so it can be closed up for safe keeping for your next sewing adventure. Great to take on our next retreat. this pattern may be purchased  at the shops listed on my blog.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Wool Applique PIllows Woodland Flora and Fauna

New 
 "Woodland Flora"
Wool Appique Pillow



Companion Piece
  "Woodland Fauna"
 
      
Woodland Flora is a brand new release that includes rich woodland colors, dramatic trumpet flowers and ferns. It is the companion pattern to last months release  "Woodland Fauna" Both patterns were inspired by walks though the woods in late summer. Lush leaves and rich flowers designed with wonderful mottled hand dyed wool. A great accent pillows that could also be incorporated into a wall hanging. These pattern may be purchased from the many shops listed on my blog.


A gentle reminder all patterns on this blog are copyrighted.

Friday, January 4, 2013

New 2013 Wool Applique and Punchneedle Patterns

"Trumpeteer Lane"
Wool Applique 11" by 28" Tablemat  
      
 
This wool applique table runner was inspired from my gardenm charming Trumpet Vine flowers. A versatile piece to display from spring to late summer. Though I choose a blue tones variegated wool for flowers it would look great  in a variety of colors from red trumpet flowers to rusty orange, just depends on your decor.

"Woodland Fauna"
Wool Applique 14" x 14" Pillow
     
Woodland Fauna was inspired by walks though the woods in late summer.Lush leaves and rich flowers designed with wonderful mottled hand dyed wool. A great accent pillow that could also be incorporated into a wall hanging. Watch  in the next month or two for a companion pillow that is on the design table now.
                           2 New Punchneedle Patterns
 
"Tiger Lily Fields Collection" 
Punchneedle Scissor Fob & Pin Keep
   

This new punchneedle pattern is 2 patterns in one. It offers coordinating scissor fob and pinkeep top for a small round box. It is done in late 1800's folk art style.  A fun project for the beginner to the advance punchneedler, this is a fast an easy weekend project. The pattern comes transfer on to weavers cloth
 
 "Parchment Petals"
Punchneedle 4.5" by 4.5" 
  
   

Parchment Petals is a fun piece that combines Valdani & DMC floss. I design this piece with an aged antique look, that looks just perfect on an ole sewing box I found. It can easily be frame too. Great piece for the beginner to advance sitcher. The pattern comes transfer on weavers cloth.

See the shops linked on the left to purchase these patterns today!

Just a gentle reminder that All photos and designs are copyrighted
by Crane Designs
  

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Valentine & Heart Wool Applique & Punchneedle Patterns

Heartful Valentine Projects
from Crane Design
"Journey of the Heart"
Wool Applique 14" by12" Tablemat  
Matching Coasters 4" in diameter 
    
This versatile wool applique heart mat is perfect for Valenties, Wedding Showers or celebrating a special anniversary. The pattern comes with matching coasters that will be stunning addition to any table setting.

"Ring of Hearts"
Wool Applique 9.5" by9.5" Candlemat  
     
This charming candlemat is a super weekend project for the beginning applique stitcher to the advanced stitcher. A perfect hostess gift for that Valentine Tea with the gals. It has just a touch of elegance with accents of little gold beads. Of course small french knots will work perfectly on this project.

"Bluebirds in the Garden of Hearts"
Wool Applique 15" by 16.5" Tablemat  
  
    
This folk art Wool Applique Mat is just perfect to display a large boquet of flowers or a candle. It was created with hand dyed and textured wools. I just love the little Blue Birds, they remind me that spring is not that far away.

Love Me~Love Me Knot"
Punchneedle Ditty Bag 4.75" x 5"
     
This punchneedle bag is just perfect to slip in a special gift for Valentines or to gift to a Bride to Be. It is adorned with for get me knots and blue birds. Just reminds me of something my Great Grandma would have made..so 1800's, a heirloom piece for sure.
All punchneedle patterns come with transferred design on weavers cloth. 


"Bleeding Heart Blush"
Punchneedle  5" by 5"   
     
This folk art punchneedle pattern is perfect to display in your Valentine Collection or to use as a hatpin cushion. It is filled with crushed walnut shells. As you can tell, I just love folk art birds and bleeding hearts..and inspriation right from my garden. All punchneedle patterns come with transferred design on weavers cloth.
 
See the shops linked on the left to purchase these patterns today!

Just a gentle reminder that All photos and designs are copyrighted
by Crane Designs

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