Friday, November 21, 2014

~*NEW Primitive Counted Thread Pattern PDF!*~

Hello Dear Friends!!!

Yes!!!  I FINALLY have a brand, spankin' NEW cross stitch pattern RELEASE!!!  Can you believe it?

Here it is...

~*Gretchen Ann's Sampler*~

I actually worked on this during the past Summer while working my temporary bait-shop job.  It was fun to stitch... and is very sentimental to me.  Willard, Kansas is where my Dad grew up.  My relatives go even further back than my Dad in this small, teeny~tiny town... and I do have a great fondness for it.  The town is just a small, unincorporated township now, but I often wonder how it was earlier... with more citizens, businesses, school, and the railroad.  How did the first settlers come to call it home and make it a town?

I hope you enjoy the pattern.  It is simple and sweet!  

I have loaded it into my Etsy Shoppe for purchase.  If you don't have an Esty id... you may email me to request a purchase.  My email is on the sidebar.  

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Thursday, November 20, 2014

~*TONIGHT! Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update!*~

Hello Dear Friends!

This is just a reminder that tonight... at 8pm CST... the update for Primitive Handmades Mercantile goes LIVE!

You will want to see all the beautiful, wonderfully~crafted wares that all the artists have whipped up!

Here is just one of the items I have offered...

This is an original, stitched by me, sampler.

I'm sorry... but it will not be made into a pattern.  I just stitched it freely... and enjoyed the process of creating.  

(Soon though... I do hope to have new patterns... I am working as hard as I can.)

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Monday, November 17, 2014

~*Busy Hands*~

Hello Dear Friends!

I've been keeping busy... but, as usual, never busy enough! 

Here is my spot in the basement ~ cluttered as can be...
 My dear Aunt LaVon gave me the idea to make some punched, stocking ornaments.  So... I drew up several and have been working on them this afternoon...
 I use a combination of #6 cut wool strips... and wool yarns with my #10 Amy Oxford Rug Punch...
 I have managed to get a few finishes...
 but have several more sitting, off to the side... unfinished...
 Some I'm not so sure I really 'like'... which may be part of the reason they are off to the side...
 I have been invited back to Fairlawn Plaza Mall in Topeka for the next 1st Friday Artwalk!  Come see me!!!  I'm so happy...
 And... I have rejoined the fabulous group of artists at Primitive Handmades Mercantile!  I will update for the first time back this coming Thursday evening... 9pm EST!  Be sure to check out the update for some amazing, primitive artworks from the group of artist on the site!  You won't be disappointed!
My many kind THANK YOUs to the Fairlawn Plaza Mall organizers and PHM organizers too!  I am so delighted to return to both!!!

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

~*Keeping my fingers warm...*~

Warm with WOOL that is!

Hello Dear Friends!

The scrappy mat above was started last Friday when I was displaying, selling, and demonstrating at the 1st Friday Artwalk at Fairlawn Plaza Mall.  Our weekend was busy here... but when I get off the computer... I will be finishing this ditty up tonight... while I'm sitting near the wood stove staying warm!

The next few hand mades were just listed this afternoon in my Etsy Shoppe...

I have many more finished pieces that will be listed soon.  Please keep a'watchin'.

Also... one more pattern has been converted to PDF...

This one is ~*Helga Watts*~...

I hope you are staying warm with this cold blast that is traveling through the US and Canada!  Thank you for all the kind words regarding the freebie given in the previous post.  I hope to see some finishes soon... I know they will all be grand!

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Saturday, November 8, 2014


Hello Dear Friends... again, yes, twice in one day!

The Weather Guy said it is going to be COLD here next week... and to the north of us may get SNOW!

So... here ya go...

Stay warm and stitch!

~*North Wind*~ Freebie

© primitivebettys 2014

116 by 100 stitches

And because I now know how to do a PDF pattern... if you wish to download & print it... here ya go...

Wishing you all smiles... and crafty fingers!



Hello Dear Friends!

I've been able to convert more!  More PDF patterns!

These two...

~*Winter Journal Cover*~

~*Prim Sisters Needlebook*~

...were only released to an elite group in kit form.  They are now available for anyone in my Etsy Shoppe as a PDF/ePattern/Instant Download!

Yes, there was a third pattern that I did for this group... but it is not converted as of yet.  It may be in the near future.  Please keep watching my blog or my Facebook page for more details.


I would like to thank you all for the encouragement you gave to me to convert the patterns to PDF... with the kind words, purchases, and with sharing your own handmade finishes made from them.  You all really warm my heart!


On another note... Last night was 'Get Cozy" at Fairlawn Plaza Mall in Topeka, Kansas... as part of the First Friday Artwalk.  I was delighted to be a part of it and would like to thank my buddy, Kris, for inviting my Mom and me to participate in the fun!  We had a great time showing, sharing, selling, and MOST OF ALL mingling with old and new friends!

My son told me last night... that he was looking at my Mom and me... and was thinking, "Gosh!  My Grandma and Mom really DO look alike!"  Ahhhh... shucks!  Thanks kid!  My Momma is sure one pretty lady!

My Mom was showing her charming critters.  She makes these wonderful babies... crocheting threads and fine yarns.  They each have the sweetest expression and personality.  Have you seen them all?  Check out her Etsy Shoppe for more

This is one of my favorites...

Please meet... Mattie...

Wishing you all warm smiles...