I know it has only been a day since my last post, but I’m excited to display these finishes. I drew up a Santa gnome at Christmas time last year and since then I’ve been thinking a Lady Liberty might be fun. Here she stands on her tinker toy pedestal amid her Lady’s Mantle.
I have had this next one punched but still on its frame for months. I finally decided it was time to quit stalling. I used a blue ticking fabric on the back and very carefully turned it right side out. The tail was a bit of a challenge, but he survived the surgery. I suggested to my husband that we might find some driftwood when we become yoopers for the summer. He reminded me that I have a basket of it stuffed above a storage cupboard in the basement. This provided me with the most excellent opportunity to say to him, (repeat after me)….And that’s why we never throw anything away.
It has been a year since the Punch Needle Primitive Stitcher magazine published its first issue. I found ‘Colonial Tulips’ in the anniversary issue. This pattern is by Doreen Frost at Vermont Harvest Folk Art. This was a fun, quick punch project. I couldn’t wait to order her suggested colors so I improvised with Valdani I already had. The colors are close. Here it is, sitting next to a sewing basket that my dad made about 75 years ago. As I look more closely at the picture, I’m thinking I should perhaps use some walnut crystal stain to further antique the box.
Now I need to get a new project started before I go into punch needle withdrawal. How are you keeping busy during these beautiful summer days?