Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New punch needle pattern!

The joy of punching!  
When I first started punching it seemed like a long boring process!  My sights were always set on the small designs that I could complete in a short period of time.  
It wasn't until after I could thread the needle without getting the instruction booklet out, learning how to relax my hand while punching away and the discovery of Valdani threads did I really start to enjoy the process. 
I now look forward to setting down in the evenings to punch away! Nothing more relaxing than a drum tight piece of fabric on the frame and a beautiful work of art coming to life one punch at a time. I really think my husband is getting use to the sound of the punch because he no longer says "do you need to be so noisy"!  
This is my largest design to date measuring 7 1/2 inches by 5 inches.   I'v always been intriqued by the Pennyslvania Fraktur paintings of the 1800's which inspired this Blue Bird Fraktur design.  I love the look of mirrored images and flowers so look for more to come! 
The pattern can be purchase in my Etsy shop as an e-pattern or a mailed pattern with weavers cloth and on Patternmart as an e-pattern.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine is out!

 The Spring issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine is now out and "my oh my" .... it is a good one!
 Many must do stitches!
You can subscribe/buy on the website 
Here is my pattern for this issue and the Valdani Thread kits are now available on my website!  
Or, just click the Valdani Threads on the side bar!
I really have threads available for all my patterns so if you see one not listed just send me an email! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Know why I Love Valdani Threads?

Just look at what they can do!  
They are so easy to use and help create a beautiful shaded bouquet of colorful Spring flowers and a peep!
So many prim colors to pick from! I used some of my favorites in this bouquet!  
This will be offered February 18th at 9pm on Primitive Handmades Mercantile with the pattern being available sometime tomorrow!  
Think Spring?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine and Spring Thyme Ornaments Sets!

I had a few orders for my Valentine and Spring Thyme ornaments so decided to stitch up a few more to offer here on my blog!  
If interested you can purchase with the Paypal button below each picture. 
 I have 2 sets of the Spring Thyme and one set of the Valentine! 
 I've been busy punching away so it was a nice change to spend some time stitching. 
 Have a great week!!

Set of 4 Spring Thyme Ornaments
Measuring 3" plus wire.

Set of 4 Valentine Ornaments
Measuring 3" plus wire.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

PHM update this evening at 9pm est!

Need some last minute handmade Christmas gifts!
  Stop by Primitive Handmades Mercantile tonight at 9pm est for some shopping!  Lots of ready to ship hand mades will be available!  
For some reason I was on a Pineapple kick!  
Add a bit of warmth and hospitality to your home or a friends!

This is what I will have available! Pineapples and a vintage slaw cutter with hooked Christmas Tree!

I love old ladles and this one made the perfect punch needle holder! Punch with the amazing Three Strand Valdani Threads!

 Another one of my designs for the little boxes with a sliding lid!  Pattern coming next week! Punch with the amazing Three Strand Valdani Threads!

 Vintage funnels make great stands for projects as well! 
Punch with the amazing Three Strand Valdani Threads!

Vintage slaw cutters make great cubby shelves!  It can hang on the wall or sit! This is a nice size measuring 23" by 9".  It comes with the hooked Christmas tree but not the little crock.  
Hope you get a chance to stop by! Have a great weekend! 
Christmas is almost here!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Love of Old Blue Quilts

Spent the day with my Mom!  Before I left for home I snapped a couple pictures to showcase her wonderful prim decorating with old blue quilts and bowls! She has the touch!