Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Stitch In Time

Stitching - the act of sewing more than one piece of material to another whether by hand or with a machine.  Many years ago, before sewing machines, everything was Stitched by hand - Quilts for bedding, clothing from undergarments to your Sunday Best, linens....It was important for young girls to learn to hand Stitch with small precise Stitches and many women earned a living sewing for others. 

What would we do today without our sewing machines?  I dare say any clothing I had to hand Stitch would not be acceptable to wear outside the house let alone be called Sunday Best. 

I admit I am better at Stitching more than one piece of material together when I am sitting at my sewing machine versus Stitching by hand - take my Quilted Jewelry for example -

 
the crisp, clean lines of the fabrics sewn together would not be so crisp and clean if I had attempted to piece the fabrics by hand.  Yet, I could never use a machine to Quilt the miniature Stitches I add to each of my Jewelry pieces, those have to be Stitched by hand.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/185233353/green-pink-gingham-fabric-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_17


But when it comes to Stitching what I call my "Bedspring Products", Stitching by hand is a must for me! 

 
The walls come to life with each Stitch as do the windows and chimneys creating warm and inviting Prim dwellings. 
 
While I will always be amazed at the beautiful clothing hand Stitched in days gone by, I will treat my sewing machine with love and care and stick with small hand Stitching projects. 
 
May your hand Stitching bring you much joy!
 
Until next time....
 
Kim
 
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Of all the Primitive "things" I like, Primitive Sheep are definitely in the Top 10.  I went in search of breeds of sheep and actually found a breed called Primitive, no way!  Really!

There are more breeds of Sheep than any other livestock species:  there are Fine Wool Sheep, Long Wool Sheep, Carpet Wool Sheep, California Red, and Old Norwegian....and the list goes on.  Primitive breeds have developed with minimal human selection pressure. They typically possess lots of genetic variation between members, but share characteristics indicative of a breed.  Many Primitive breeds live in isolated mountain regions or on islands. Like some species of wildlife, many are endangered. *http://www.sheep101.info/sheeptypes.html

The Prim Sheep here at kimberleeannPrims

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunflower Harvest

Here in Maine, the month of August ushered in Autumn and September continues to embrace the season by showing off its crisp colors.  The Leaves are a combination of reds, oranges, and golds; local farm stands are aglow with bright orange Pumpkins For Sale; and the Apple orchards are harvesting the juiciest Autumn treat in varied shades of reds and greens.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Halloween Fun!

I have been away from my blog for some time - complications from knee surgery can do that to a person.  How time has flown!  Schools are opening, students are catching up with friends and settling back into the routine of classes and homework, and here in Maine we are seeing a hint of color in the leaves on the trees. 

With Autumn comes the excitement of the upcoming holidays - the first of which is Halloween. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Autumn Prims

I was raised on a vegetable farm in central Maine and if you know anything about vegetable farming there are many "seasons".  Once you get through the "rainy season" of Spring it is "planting season" which leads to "picking season" of which there are many - pea picking season, cucumber season, corn picking season and then my absolute favorite Pumpkin picking season.  Each of these "seasons"

Friday, June 7, 2013

Primitive Patriotism

July 4th is right around the corner - a day to celebrate our Independence, our Freedoms, and to thank the brave men and women who protect our freedom everyday, whether here or overseas. 

For many of us, we will cheer and wave flags at our local 4th of July parade and then gather together for an afternoon of family barbeques, games, and good conversation! 

I don't know about your Prim House, but ours will have a flag waving

Monday, June 3, 2013

Change is Good

Not everyone adjusts to change well, I know I don't!  Moving the furniture in my home is just one of the many areas where change is not allowed.  My excuse?  I put it where I wanted it the first time(hehehe).  I do desire the inner peace that comes with changes and I do try, at times, to be more open minded to change.  I am sure my husband and son beg to differ!

Due to knee surgery, I have just spent the entire month of May