Thursday, September 30, 2010

Big, Beautiful Frame

This is just a short little post to show you this gorgeous frame, which graces a new release from  Little House Needleworks entitled "The Family Tree Sampler." It is difficult to capture perspective in this photo taken on the patio decking, but it is a large frame. The details are our moulding MCC (copyright 2007 by Valley House Primitives LLC) in Tavern Gold with a Hairpin graining design. And after you have visited Diane's Web site, hop on over to her Little House Needleworks blog ~ it's always filled with lovely things!

Please visit the Valley House Primitives Web site for a list of shops carrying our frames. If you do not see one close to you, please contact us at

Thanks for stopping by and as always, happy stitching!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


We love them! And what a perfect time of year ~ back to school ~ to show you our line of these ever-popular frames. The two you see in this photo are our very first hornbook styles. The hornbook on the right is for The Primitive Needle's  Hornbook Angel, and was actually our very first hornbook.

The hornbook on the left is one we have been making almost as long, and is very well-suited for Carriage House Sampling's two hornbook charts:  Hornbook Sampler and Hornbook Revisited.  While these charts are now out of print, the frames are still available.

Both of these hornbook frames are available in a number of sizes.

The hornbook for Plum Street Sampler's Halloween Hornbook (pictured above) is another that we just love and has been very popular. Again, this hornbook frame is available in several sizes. It is simply called Paulette's Hornbook.

And finally, here is the hornbook frame we made for With My Needle's  A Multiplication Table Examplar. Ellen knew exactly what she wanted for this wonderful sampler, and to date, this hornbook has been one of our best sellers! We are happy to announce that it is now available in a size that will accommodate the sampler as stitched on 40-count linen over two threads.

Do you have a hornbook sampler for which you need the perfect frame? Just let us know!