Friday, January 12, 2018

That time of year

Yes, that time of year when most people are making New Year's resolutions (which I don't and never have), changing out their decor...going on winter vacations...well, none of that here. Seems things got a bit stagnant for some reason.

There are so many house projects I want and need to do but one thing leads to another - that ole snowball the den and hall  trim needs to be freshened up...
but doing that makes the wall paper look bad, which by the way
will come down some day and I plan to stencil.
See what I mean by a snowball effect?

Oh and our bathroom counter and sinks need replacing but doing that means we need to chip away at the wall tiles that surround the counter...ARRGGGHHHH!!!
One wrong wack and we replace wall tiles.

Okay...enough ranting.

The house does feel nice and clean and uncluttered since Christmas
has been put away, that much I can say has been done.

I've been trying to get some new punch needle designs going and have only done one so far.
You can find the pattern here:

Between filling orders I have been working on a punch needle for us.
It's called 'Shepard's Shade' by Threads That Bind.

Doug made a wonderful hornbook for it last week and he did an awesome job...
I can see more in the future.
I need to paint and age the board
but am waiting to buy a certain kind of paint off the internet.

One of my customers who's order I shipped last week sent me a picture of it in her home...
I love seeing how my work looks in their homes.

And this is one I just finished for another customer.
She wanted it done on the Army blanket wool.
The first diamond one I've done on this wool.

Last week I was working at my desk early in the moring and the sun was out that day and shined through a crack in the curtains and beamed right on George....
such a beautiful site!!!  Gave me a feeling of hope!!!

I guess that's it for me...I know it's nothing but didn't want you all to think
I dropped off the earth - although I feel it being gone so long from blogging.

Blessings to you all and a wonderful 2018