May Greetings!

“Balmy Spring—weeks later than we expected, and months later than we longed for her—comes at last to revive the moss on the roof and walls of our old mansion. She peeps brightly into my study window, inviting me to throw it open and create a summer atmosphere…”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~

Thunder rolls overhead while a cold rain patters against my window.  Other than a few sweetly gentle days, “balmy spring” has yet to arrive in our neck of the woods.  Still, the grass is green, my garden is slowly coming ‘round, and I am able to count these among my many blessings:

The early morning song of the robin…

Silver pussy willows growing in our field…

The old pheasant that comes to feed in our yard…

The smell of soil warming in the sun…

Bright green chives, always first to come ‘round…

Frogs singing in the marsh…

Fat white clouds drifting across a bright blue sky…

Tightly furled buds of sedum poking through the mulch…

Doves cooing in the eaves…

A cushion full of pins and needles…

And always, always, a bit of stitchery waiting to be taken up…

Welcome, merry month of May!

Early Work Mercantile Offering

My Early Work Mercantile offering this month features an antique silkwork sampler stitched by Hannah Thompson in 1847.  Please take a peek!

Sweet Scissors

I’ve added some more scissors to my shop, including these sweet, silver flower scissors.  You will find them, along with linen, flax, walnut crystals, and other needful things, under Supplies.

Attn: Shop Owners!

Wholesale purchasing is now available on my website!  To request an online wholesale account, follow these steps: 

  1. Create a user account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Email me at and include:
    • Business Name
    • Tax ID Number
    • Request to be added to my Wholesale Group

I will contact you once your application has been approved and you have been added to the purchasing group.

To view my Wholesale Terms, visit:

 ***Instant Download Reminder***

Just a reminder that after purchasing an instant download, you will find your e-pattern under “My Account > Downloads”. 

As always, I thank you for your friendship and patronage.  Have a delightful month, my friends! 

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