We have been enjoying some lovely warm days this week. What a welcome treat. According to the weatherman, this is a little early for 60 degree days, but we’ll take it!
Spring brings so much to look forward to. I’ll soon be fully vaccinated and ready. Hello Canada, I’ll be coming in May to welcome our eagerly awaited grandchild.
I’ve been working on pieces for the Early Homestead show in Holly, MI on April 10. My two week absence from posting has been quite busy. I’m including a few pictures. The little balsam pillows are all my design. I am happy with the Mighty Mac. The gentle bear with his avian friends is a design by Jeannine Happe from Two Old Crows. He reminds my of the UP.
Greetings Friends! I noticed the thermometer on the garage was closer to 60 than to 50 this morning. When I stepped out to grab the Free Press there was a light warm breeze to be felt. I think I actually saw sprouts on my yarrow yesterday. Friday I had my first dose of Moderna with no more discomfort than a bit of a sore arm. Soon I’ll be sharing news about two upcoming shows I will be doing. It feels like life is waking up and returning to somewhat normal. It is a beautiful thing.
I have been doing so much punching lately I needed to take a day off. I received the message from my wrist that it’s time to rest. So it is a perfect time to check in here at Yooper Trails.
So, two Sundays ago I found these cute little frames at the flea market. I have all five of them filled. Let me share some pictures.
This first one is from a pattern I’m quite sure I found in the Punch Needle Primitive Stitcher magazine. I’m sorry to say I can’t find the designer’s name. The bird is done with a small needle and one thread. I’m happy with how the detail turned out
This second one is also from PNPS. It is a variation of a piece by Rose Clay from Three Sheep Studio. It’s called Passing Time and what a delightful way to do so.
Thanks to Polly MInick for this patriotic lady.
These next two are my own. The two rabbits are suggestive of prim hooked rugs. I tried to capture the Fraktur folk art attributed to the Pennsylvania Dutch popular from 1740 to around 1860. My colors might be a little bright. They are actually brighter than I usually work with.
This next one is to welcome spring with a gathering of little bunnies. I hope you like it.
I came to a decision on Lori Rippey’s American Whaler. It is going to ba a stand-alone piece. It is finished with a black wool backing. I covered a little plastic ring with perle cotton to serve as a hanger. It resembles the blind pulls we used to find at the dime store. Remember both of those?
Well, that’s it for today. Be well and embrace spring!
It has been a couple years since I first held that beautiful baby boy. I’d be hard pressed to try it now, him being 6 feet tall and all.
I continue to work at my posting goal. Today I have a piece by Lori Rippey, called American Whaler. It is another ‘finish’ that has been long in coming. I thought I’d post a picture and see what you think. I haven’t attached it to the hornbook. I’m still not sure. I debated over paint or stain. What do you think?