Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tutorial on Finishing A Punch Needle Project

I have a lot of needle punched pieces and there are a lot of different uses for them.  Ornaments, pillows, pictures, stockings, door greeters, book covers, little stuffed dolls, pins, necklaces, pincushions, and the list goes on and on.
I made some simple little videos to show you how I finished the piece above.  The pattern will be available in a couple of weeks if you are interested.  I used Valdani pearl cottons size #8 but you can use your favorite threads.
Happy Trails....Ginger

Rainy Days and Soggy Nights

It has been the craziest year with all the rain....we are certainly out of the drought.  Our ponds are running over and our yard is puddles. 

We did get a chance to get out in the fields and get some of the hay in.  Now the rains have returned and we are looking forward to sunshine!

So as we get a good SOAKING in the evenings I have been punching.  I've been using a lot of the Valdani #8 pearl cottons and will be having 3 different designer packages coming soon.

The above piece is Fraid E. Cat and the tale of 2 birds.

Then we have Mr. Gobbles a little bitty piece.

A little pumpkin headed gal that will be made into a wall pocket.

With all the rains the roses are soaking up every drop and putting on lots of blooms.

Wild blackberries are all over the pasture....I'm hoping to get out there to pick a pail full once the rains let up.

Look how big Miss Betty Rae is getting.....her favorite words are uh oh and NO.  Such a little cutie pie.

Sloan is up to something just look at that onery face!

Eva Mae borrowing Sloan's hat.  She is such a busy little gal and is growing up way too fast!

Fall pieces are beginning to come together.  I only have a couple of months and I will be back to Silver Dollar City to vend again.  The Autumn Kitty  was also punched with Valdani threads.

The little pumpkins below will be made into pins and were punched with hand dyed wool threads.

.I'll be off this weekend for a week  to Vermont.  I am going to take the teacher certification class for Oxford Punch at Amy Oxford's school.    It will be fun to take oxford punching to a new level.  

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit and hope you are enjoying your summer days.

Happy Trails.....Ginger