Tuesday, February 9

Field mice friends~

We are expecting a cold snap with snow~
(Winter is going to behave like winter for the next few days!)
It is rare for us to see mice skittering around in February! 

I think they have enjoyed our mild weather~
Baking seed muffins...

Mini treats to share with neighbors~

Hand crafting hearts for Valentines!

Meeting new friends around the neighborhood~

Hope you're having a wonderful week &
I hope the mice are staying in the fields!

Monday, February 8

Punch needle Bees in the Clover

"Bees in the Clover" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer
'Heart of Gold'
February is for hearts and my heart is longing for the garden!
We are just weeks away from the humming of busy bees~
Lawns with clover patches...

Mmmmm... I can smell the sweet blossoms now!

Hope your week is off to a great start, Sweet Friends!

Friday, February 5

Whale punch needle pattern

"Down by the Sea" copyright Michelle L. Palmer
~The heart of the sea~
February is for hearts!

~Pattern available in my Etsy shop~

Hope your weekend is filled with creative, Sweet Friends!

Wednesday, February 3

Punch needle pattern now available!

With the help of my daughter and two very dear friends~
My first punch needle pattern is listed!
"Valentine Wren" is available in my Etsy shop~
It is a digital pattern.
I hope to add more fiber fun in the next few days!

Thank you for asking, encouraging, cheering and your patience!

Hope you're having a wonderful week, Sweet Friends~

Tuesday, February 2

Punch Needle Valentine Wren

"Valentine Wren"
She always carries a beautiful song in her heart~

Hope your February is off to a wonderful start, Sweet Friends!
Wishing your heart happiness & joy~

This is the DMC floss that I used for the scallops & wren.
DMC 115 I purchased it at Hobby Lobby last week.
Like all of my other punch needle pieces... I do hope to have patterns soon.

Sunday, January 24

Vintage linens~

I love to hunt for vintage/antique linens~
Antique shops & festivals...
Thrift stores & estate sales...
Lawn sales & auctions...

I immediately put the linens into a mild soak~
Little bit of laundry detergent & oxyclean... warm water.
Sometimes I need to repeat this soak.

Most stains come out over night...
A cold water rinse and gentle squeeze~
I lay them on bath towels and roll them up!

Once they rest for a day I press them, medium heat.

Amazing how vibrant the colors are!

Some are worn... they are just as beautiful as the nearly perfect pieces!

The beautiful stitches~
Time spent...

So many different designs!

Most linen pieces do not have a pattern.
Unique, free hand designs!
From the heart~

I hope you have a wonderful week, Sweet Friends!
Thank you for stopping by~

Monday, January 11

Drumlin Snowman

I was humming, "The hills are alive... with the sound of music..."
the entire time I was punching in the drumlins!

Snowman bellies to fill in...
Sky to finish~

Hope you have been enjoying a creative start to 2016!

Friday, January 8

Valentine Hearts~

Heart to heart to heart...
Pillows, pincushions or hugs to sit on teddy bears laps!
Each with a Valentine message and a sweet little friend~

A big larger this year as my friend Jan zipped them up by machine!
I did enjoy hand-stitching them in the past...
It is much nicer to have a larger size & more to share!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start~
Filled with love and laughter!

Friday, January 1

Happy New Year!

I hope your New Year is filled with beautiful blessings!
Creative projects!
Little road trips...
Beaches & mountains...
Farmland and rolling hills...
Cities and interesting adventures!
Starry nights & misty mornings~
Favorite books, nights at the theater...
Music that makes your heart sing!
Gardening... exploring... relaxing... celebrating &
Thank you for taking the time to join my creative journey~
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 20

Punch needle hedgehog

"Two Peas in a Pod"
Copyright Michelle L. Palmer
He is finished!
(Before Christmas!)
I added a small charm instead of holly.
This way he can be enjoyed throughout the year.

These are the little tags I printed on our home printer
to add to needle felted treasures~

His woolen background is forget me not blue~
One of my favorite colors!

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, Sweet Friends!

Friday, December 18

Punch Needle Hedgehog~

I have been finishing up my 2018 calendar toppers during the day~
Working on Christmas gifts by night!
This little punch needle friend is coming along!
Starting to look like a hedgehog~

I put down a patch of ivory colored, check pattern, wool.
I wanted his tummy to be smooth & flat.
(I would like my tummy to be smooth & flat, too! giggle)

Then I began punching in various tones for his spiny coat~
Now I'm trying to build up the courage to add more stitching details!
I think I will find a tiny antique glass button for his eye.

I'll share more pictures soon!
Hope you're enjoying this beautiful holiday season~

Friday, November 27

Thank you pattern~

Thank you, Friends!
You have helped me reach 5,000+ sales in my Etsy shop~

A little gift to share with you~
"Christmas Sparrow" copyright Michelle Palmer
~for your private use only, please~
A second pattern is available on my Facebook page
Michelle Palmer Artist

You can print it as a coloring page...
Use it for a punch needle or embroidery pattern~
Would love to see your finished projects!

Wishing you all the best~
Thank you for being the most wonderful customers!