Wednesday, November 24

Thank you Stocking Patterns 2021

The trees have let go of nearly all of their leaves~

Our first snow of the season was beautiful!

It's Thanksgiving~

My heart is grateful for your friendship, kindness & patronage!

My annual Thank you Pattern~

Two new stockings again this year! Two is twice the fun~


It seemed perfect to have a polar bear stocking to match my 

'Polar Bear Pine' punch needle and rug hooking patterns.

I love owl silhouettes, hear their song.

When the leaves have cleared they're much easier to locate in the landscape.



Right click on the pattern pages below and save to your computer.
Print at 100% or actual size... they will match previous years.
You're welcome to make the design in your favorite medium.
Personal use only, please.




Close ups for stitching and color details~





Right click on the pattern pages below and save to your computer.
Print at 100% or actual size... they will match previous years.
You're welcome to make the design in your favorite medium.
Personal use only, please.



Close up views for color and stitch details~



The two photographs below are from our first snowfall~

Tufts of snow held gently by dried flowers, twigs and branches.

Inspiring the details around the bottom of the fencepost.




 Wishing you a joyful season, Friends!
You're treasured and I appreciate each of you~

Friday, June 25

Blue & Yellow Tansy

 


Every now and then~ something fun to stitch on.
Tansy!
Sharing the yellow that goes with my blue spice jar~
I have had so much fun stitching my yellow blossom heads.
I knew they would be pretty as single buttons~ even if it took me months.
They stitch up quickly!

Sharing little notes on most photographs.
My foundation cloth is heavy weight wool.


Both wool pieces are mottled blue. One dark, one pale.



I arranged & stapled all of the button blossoms at the same time.
The stapled pieces stayed in place nicely.




I like to use #12 weight Valdani threads, variegated.


I save all of my wool scrap bits and pieces... 
Perfect way to add variety and texture without the expense
of purchasing many different colors.
You could also purchase a mottled yellow for color variety.


 My small thread minder has a magnet stitched inside.
Perfect for keeping track of staples as I slide them out. 


Sewline fabric glue stick~
Allowed me to curve and shape my narrow stems!





The tansy in our garden is happily invasive~
Each year the patch moves out 8"-10'' 
Something later in the summer for bees to enjoy!

Hope your Friday is off to a great start, Friends~
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, May 31

Wednesday, January 20


"Lakeside Buoys" copyright Michelle L. Palmer

We have a blanket of white this morning with gentle snow falling.
My heart is lakeside... longing for warmth & sunshine.
Ready to dip toes in the water~

These buoys were licensed for notecards and dinner napkins
years ago. A fishing camp I visited nearly 30 years ago.
I couldn't stop photographing buoys!
Wishing I had taken more photographs of the handsome
cabins and boathouses.

I dyed the background wool: ProChem straw with mouse grey and
a touch of periwinkle. Some of the darker areas worked nicely
for the rope shadows. Hooked with #6 and #7 cut wool strips.

Hope you're all staying strong and healthy!
Thank you for stopping by~

Friday, January 15

Blank Greeting Cards to Color


My friends and I hope your weekend is off to a great start~
Hope you're all staying strong and healthy.


Penny for your thoughts!
This dear little friend is keeping her prices low~ giggle... 

Or send along the card as is for your recipient to color.
All of my pen & ink greeting cards are blank inside.





We're expecting winter weather this weekend.
December and January have been uncommonly warm and green~
Two lawn daisies have blossomed in our side yard!
I will pick them and bring them indoors before the snow & ice arrives.
Soup will be simmering and a new rug hooking mat started.

Take good care, Friends~
Wishing your hearts peace and happiness

 

Thursday, December 24



Peace on Earth
May your Christmas be filled with hope and
Joyous memories of those who have touched your heart~


I'm looking forward to a few days off with hubby~
Pushing some loops, pulling some loops & slow stitching...
A batch of cookies or two~
Alaina & I have been planning a day of paper mache, too!

Sharing how I finished one of my latest patterns~
Home in New England

I used four stands of wool yarn.
Long enough length to trim around the entire piece.
Whip stitch in place with DMC floss.
Sometimes your piece will try to curl as you're finishing it...
No worries, you can press it at the end.
Finished side down against a plush towel, mist pressing cloth
with water & iron on medium heat.


View from the back side



 Wishing you every joy of this beautiful season~
Praying you all stay strong & healthy!

Friday, December 4



Annual Christmas Stocking Pattern

~To thank you, Friends~
For your kindness, support & patronage throughout the year!

2020 Can use a little extra love & distraction 
so I designed two stocking patterns to share this year.

'Christmas Star Santa'
Additional photographs and project hints below~


Please right click on the pattern file, save to your computer.
Print from there~


'Snow Rabbit'
Additional photographs and project hints below~


Please right click on the pattern file, save to your computer.
Print from there~



I used #12 Valdani threads for most of my stitching~
DMC floss for the eyes and mouth.







Wishing you joy-filled December days and good health!
Stay strong and take good care~