Hello my good friends – I hope this first part of April finds all of you in the throws of Spring like in the poem by Paul Curtis
Its spring time
When beauty is released
Like a hand stitched
Nature shows off
Her spring time finery
Spread like a throw
Over all you see
Pretty much says it all doesn’t it?
It looks like Spring just may happen here although I don’t want to say it too loud!
We have been hard at work in the yard – the side yard really needs some attention this year. Our neighbor came over Sunday with his rider mower and thatched it for us….now it looks dead! But some fertilizer and more rain will do it wonders.
Anyway Sunday was a day in the yard – 68 degree temps and work cloths!
Cleaning out the left over leaves in the bushes – lots of tiny scratches on my arms after that job….there are bushes along the other part of our yard as well that got it.
Other than that it has been quiet here.
I am anxious for a week from today for the next gathering – if all come that said they would there should be about 9 of us here around the table. If we don’t get to chatting too much I will hopefully get to take some pictures of their work in progress or even finishes.
And speaking of finished….I have been Punch Needle crazy these days.
I did this piece and mounted it on an aged bread board.
I put it on FB and it sold the same day!
It is a Lori Brechlin – Not Forgotten Farm pattern called Coxcomb and Tulips.
Then yesterday I finished up these two pieces and framed them.
Brenda Gervais pattern
Frame measures 11” x 13”
And this cutie
Pattern by Threads That Bind
Frame measures 8” x 10”
I have the ‘traditional’ Cameo punch needle set that I use all the time but I thought what if something happened to it or I lost it what would I do…so I was at Walmart last week and saw this really inexpensive set of 3 punch needles $5.95 – couldn’t hurt.
Anyone ever used anything like this. I haven’t tried them yet – thought I would do a few practice punches on scraps.
The Thursday night before Easter I went to my favorite little Prim shop for a cookie decorating class.
Every now and then Tracy has something fun happening and this one interested me.
We each got several cookies and all the royal icing to decorate with – the lady showed us a few tips and it really helped.
This is what I ended up with – need practice but it sure was fun….and they tasted wonderful
Saturday we are going to Appleton to an antique show
so maybe we’ll find something of interest to post about.
So that’s it for now
Blessings to all