Tuesday, September 13

Acorn Pincushions

These little buttons are perfect for the bittersweet themed pinkeep!
Pins with golden yellow & red heads...

Vegetable ivory buttons look like acorns...

This vintage gear button was perfect for my acorn wheel!

So much in life starts small... 
Hard work and determination~

I had a teacher who taught me to have strong foundations.
Build several sturdy legs to your table.
If one leg weakens~ the others will hold it up.
Then don't neglect the weak spot. Immediately work to restore strength.

I hope your week is off to a great start, Friends!
Stay strong & I hope you find a creative project, too~

Friday, September 9

Nautical Punch Needle~

"Freedom Lighthouse" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

Sailing into another weekend!
September has arrived and the first week has disappeared already~
I started this punch needle piece on Labor Day.
It was nice to put work aside and enjoy time with Dear Hearts!

How I love red, white & blue...

Beginning stitches...
Detail work first~

Sometimes colors need to be pulled & changed as the design progresses...

Hope your September is off to a great start, Friends!
Wishing you a relaxing weekend~

Thursday, September 1

Hello, September punch needle designs!

'Jack O Lantern Hill" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

No matter the shape of my fall pumpkin...
Tall and narrow,
Short and flat...
Smooth or bumpy...
No matter how much planning I did to carve a really neat face~
The eyes always ended up as triangles.
The nose was always long and narrow.
It always had a smile~

"Bushel and a Peck" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

The orchards are full~
We have been very short on rain this summer. Drought conditions.
The limbs are heavy but holding onto all of that precious fruit!
Little road-trips in the country... smells so good!

Hope your September is filled with harvest goodies & creative projects!
Thank you for stopping by, Friends~