Sunday, May 26, 2013

Feathers in the Nest goes Etsy and Facebook!

 Feathers in the Nest finally opened an Etsy shop!

So take a look-see. If you use the search engine only in Etsy, you will need to type in without spaces,
Feathersinthenest, and this should bring up my shop with additions of items as I design, stitch, knit or finish them. I will be my model stitcher.

I have several cross stitch sampler patterns to work on now. As I reorganize my studio, my cross stitching mojo is returning. Sampler threads, the color, the linen, and creative designing are always on my mind. I also dearly enjoy knitting and will offer some knitted pieces as well.

My plan for future designs include whimsical, antique, reproduction samplers, a hymn series, an Abigail series, encouragement and scripture-based samplers, and local North Georgia landmark samplers. Ideas are endless!

My patterns are chart packs which will arrive to you neatly, containing a color photo page, an easy-to read, black and white chart page/pages, the suggested threads and finishing instructions, suggested linen, and a short page describing the inspiration for the sampler. All tucked inside a 3 ring binder plastic strong cover page for an organization binder to help you organized paper patterns. The binder is not included. For easy storage and travel, just unclick your pattern binder and pull out the packet with all the information you need to tuck in a stitching bag with threads, scissors and needles.

Digital formats will be forthcoming but not at this time.

This is the link above for the Etsy shop. The Nest Feathers Blog shoppe will be closed and instead items will be listed in the Etsy shop.

This is really an exciting part of my life, to share my love of samplers, and other needlework and "nesting"  with others!!

There is also now a Facebook page for Feathers in the Nest, managed by myself and Mr. Darcy, my one and only sweet, supporting husband!!!! He has future plans to sell custom-made sampler frames as he has a great gift of wood-working. Feathers in the Nest facebook page will keep you up-to-date every time an item is added to the Etsy shoppe and other FITN news.

Below is a logo that has been given permission by Ms. Lee Hanson to use for Feathers in the Nest.
I asked her 2-3 years ago when I saw this in part of her prints, so it's a well-loved print dear to me.

 The first sampler pattern I offer is The Royal Wedding sampler.

With a baby soon to arrive, you know I'll be working on a sampler for the little one as well. I wished I knew if this wll be for a boy or girl. Either way, it's a historical marker I want to put on linen.
Other news.........................this weekend has been the best!  The sun shined all weekend. It's been quite a while without a rainy weekend. The weather took a cool spell Friday night with temps going into the 40's. We had one last wood stove fire going to warm our toesies while I knitted away. Up here in the mountains, I believe it's called Blackberry Winter but today we are back in the 70's and dry. It's just beautiful outside.
"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all."
- Emily Dickenson 
I hope you have a great ending to a beautiful weekend,


  1. Good luck with your shop. I love thw Emily Dickson quote at the end. Happy Memorial Day!

  2. Congrats, Jennifer! Wishing you much success and enjoyment!!

  3. So glad to see your dream coming true, I've been watching for it for a couple of years now. I'm off to add you to my Etsy favorites.

  4. Oh your plans sound so wonderful. Do you know I have wanted to make hymn samplers myself for many years. I am too intimidated I guess.

  5. What is the link to the Facebook Page, please?

    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  6. What is the link to the Facebook Page, please?

    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  7. Good luck with your Esty shop.


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