Monday, March 21

Sunflower punch needle~

"Walking on Sunshine" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

Little mounds of sunflower seedlings will soon begin popping up
all around our yard. We always have a small village of chipmunks
racing around our little property. It would be fun to have little
cameras attached to their backs... follow their mischievous travels.
Probably better that I don't know!
They are like spiderman on our brick exterior~
Up, down, sideways, chasing each other... the cats go mad!

I gather up the little seedlings and relocate them to the vegetable garden.
The bees enjoy the blossoms, the Jays enjoy the dried heads...
Sunflowers bring sunshine~
Hope your week is off to a great start, Friends!

Sunday, March 20

Bee on linen~

I love to make gifts.

Alaina and I stopped in a few nearby gift shops looking for a gift.
There are treasures everywhere~ but not that exact something.
I know when I see the perfect thing...

I have a bin of pretty linen colors~
Years back, Alaina & I found several pieces of FLAX by Jeanne Engelhart
at a thrift. We have used bits and pieces... this is part of a sleeve.

I sketched my bee with a pastel pencil...

Gorgeous DMC linen floss~
I like that it is not shiny.

A little bit of stitching & little bit of punch needle.
Stretched, pinned, mounted onto a piece of acid free foam board~

I added framing spacers so the punch needle area doesn't
press against the glass.

A little something to wrap and share.

Hope your Sunday is off to a great start!
Wishing you a wonderful week~

Saturday, March 19

Hugs and stitches!

A few gifts to make!
Linen floss is so pretty~
Hugs go into everything handmade...

Hope you're having a creative weekend, Friends!

Thursday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"Clover" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

Dancing in patches of clover today!
The sun has peeked through from a very long, gloomy stretch~
It will tease the other springtime flowers to peek through!

Hope your St. Patrick's Day celebrations are safe and
filled with cheerful delights!

Friday, March 4

Punch needle geranium~

I hope your Friday is off to a great start, Friends!

'Geranium' is the 2nd pattern from my Botanical Collection~
copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

When we first moved into our home a little lady with snow white
hair came up through our back yard to introduce herself.
With her straw hat in hand she stood and chatted for a while
and then asked if we could help her move her
potted geraniums indoors for the winter.
I think we may have been expecting our first heavy frost.
She had brought her red & pink geraniums inside season after season...
I think they were over 8 years old when we started helpiing her!
Each Fall we helped her relocate her back-step-beauties.
Pauline's geraniums~
Flowers always remind me of special hearts.

Wishing you a wonderfully creative weekend~

Tuesday, March 1

Hello, March and childhood memories~

March has arrived!
It had to be patient for one extra day... let's hope it doesn't stir up a storm!

Spring is just around the corner...
Red wing blackbirds and robins
were here singing again this morning!

"Strawberry Patch" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

When I was young we had the most delicious strawberry patch!
I would lay on my back, in between the shrub-like rows and
stare up at the bright blue sky~
Careful to not hurt any of the runners that crossed the path of straw...
I would snack until full~ discovering animals in the cloud formations drifting by.

"Maple Syrup Perch" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

Springtime brought sugaring time!
I loved to walk about the wood checking sap bucket covers...
The crunch of melting snow & twigs.
Songbirds coming near~
They were just as excited to welcome a break from the winter freeze.

Hope your first day of March is filled with great memories!