Thursday, September 9, 2010

Edda Lyddle's Needle Case Pattern

Edda Lyddle has been practicing her stitchwork again ~Bless her heart~ and has created this simply primitive needle case.
Perfectionists need not attempt this pattern...Relax and allow the process to deliver a sewing accessory with an early timeworn look. The finished needle case measures approximately 11 inches.

Edda Lyddle's Needle Case Pattern is available at: and

Monday, July 19, 2010

Overdue Update

Well, I think the title says it all...It has been a while, hasn't it?
Let's see...What have I been up to since February? Hmm...Here are a few of the highlights...
I rode in an elevator with a dog named, "Otis" up to an incredible treehouse...I met a four-hour old miniature horse...attended a Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup game...replied, "Absolutely" to a marriage proposal...ate far too many chocolates...spent a great deal of time on Facebook...created a PictureTrail album...released a few new patterns...and launched the new line of Pen and Ink Primitives. I have some pictures to share. Enjoy...

New Pattern ~ Wee Shoe Pincushion

New Pattern ~ Candle Dipper w/ Beeswax Tapers

Pen and Ink Primitives


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Edda Lyddle's Heart Sampler Pattern

Edda Lyddle shows her early sewing works in this simply primitive heart sampler. Finished item measures approximately 19 inches. A nice piece for Valentine's Day and all through the year. The hearts also make great bowl fillers.
Pattern includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, full size templates, list of supplies, and color photo.
For ordering information, please visit the Patterns page of my website:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Yore - A Wonderful Shop

Over the weekend, Dan and I decided to take a road trip into Wisconsin. We happened upon an absolutely wonderful shop in the town of Gotham, WI named Yore. As I stepped inside, my senses became engulfed...the aroma, the antiques, primitives displayed in nicely-done vignettes, the music...ahhh! We were greeted by the store owner, Theresa. As we perused the store, I became increasingly impressed by the decor, but I must say what impressed me the most was the owner. Although she was busy, she took the time to chat with us. We talked about the history of her store, her love of antiques, primitives, and folk art...It was like visiting with an old friend.

These pictures really do not do the shop justice. I highly recommend a road trip to Yore so you can experience it yourself. In the meantime, you can visit their website: Enjoy, Chris

Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcome to Walnut Ridge Primitives

Pardon my I am new to blogging.
Welcome to Walnut Ridge. My business and homestead are named in honor of my father's roots. Pictured are my grandparents, Jim and Minnie, at their home in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
I hope you will join me on this new adventure.
Wishing you the best,