“notions” is such a great word, don’t you think?  I love it ~ so  prim and full of possibilities, just like Lori Brechlin is and just like her designs are.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I chose my Valdani perles for Notions with the help of my little friend Otis.  Can you see his nose at the top of the picture?

otis makes a suggestion

otis makes a suggestion

Though Otis has definite opinions about eliminating Valdani V4, I feel strongly that we should at least try it.  It’s a new color for us here at The Simple Quiet and I’m trying to convince my helpers that new can be good!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I don’t know about Otis, but I quite like the way Valdani V4 adds a bit of dash to our otherwise neutral Notions.

It seems to me that a simple place to perch, like on the lid of a humble box, is just the spot for this embroidery.


a box of possibilities


Fill a box with some notions of your own!




phm update…

little love bird

little love bird ~ available for purchase in my PHM shop. :~>

Primitive Handmades Mercantile just updated its site last Friday and there are lots of fabulous new prims to purchase and, in honor of our one year anniversary there are lots and lots of giveaways to be had!

crow and posy ~ phm giveaway

crow and posy ~ phm giveaway

It’s easy to enter the drawings to win one of the wonderful handmades available.  Simply click here to go to Primitive Handmades Mercantile homepage and follow the instructions.  Best of all, you get to choose which giveaway you’d like to win!

Until next time, wishing you warmth and happiness!