New Year Greetings!

“Little January will stay a month with me,

And we will have such jolly times ~

Just come along and see.”

 Winifred C. Marshall


The year 2018 left us, not in a tempest of snow and cold, but with, instead, a steady rain that blessed our walk through the field with an abundance of color and fragrance. The tall field grasses were drenched to a deep parchment, dogwood branches flamed bright red, and the arching canes of the wild roses glistened in rich brown splendor.  The fragrant white pines clasped long, green needles together like slender fingers.  Even the grassy path we trod hinted at its summertime verdure.  Some would be displeased with this weather ~ soggy, damp, and chill ~ but look ‘round, there is beauty to be found if we choose to see it...

“Make yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts…  Bright fancies, satisfied  memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure-houses of precious and restful thoughts, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from us, ~ houses built without hands, for our souls to live in.”

 John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)

EWM Offerings

My offerings on Early Work Mercantile this month include a heavenly host of angels worked in wool applique.  Please take a peek! 

Want to stitch one yourself?  The pattern, The Little Angel, is available under mailed and e-patterns for applique.

Quaint Country Ladies ~ Christmas

The Quaint Country Ladies Club for 2019 will include four Christmas-themed projects to be released in March, June, September, and December.  Visit Dyeing to Stitch's web site for more information and to download your registration form:


Wintertime Pursuits

As the old year rolls out and the new one comes in, don’t forget to stock up on supplies for your wintertime pursuits ~ rusty bells, safety pins, and wire, raw flax, sewing scissors, and thread packs to mention just a few.  You can find all of these items and more under Supplies. 


Until next month...

Cheers, my friends…  I sincerely appreciate your patronage and your friendship and eagerly look forward to the coming year. Wishing you peace, prosperity, good health, and much happiness!



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