Busy days

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!

4 thoughts on “Busy days

  1. Looking good. I am glad that you didn’t mount the whaler! Nice idea for the hanger on the back. It does look like the pull; if I dig deep enough, I might find a couple! Good luck at the shows.

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