Monday, October 31

Carved pumpkins~

My carved pumpkin~
Hope you're having a fun day, Friends!

Be safe as you're gathering tricks & treats!

Friday, October 21

Snowmen, sheep and a squirrel!

We have been enjoying beautiful Autumn days!
Very little frost...
The vegetable garden continues to share.
We were warned that our fall foliage colors would be minimal.
Not as full, could be dull, muted.
The most beautiful, vibrant and stunning colors in years!
Wish I could share the setting with you~

Came across a row of young oak trees the other day~
There were acorns everywhere!!
Not sure how squirrels & other gatherers have not discovered the nuts!
I could have scooped them up with a shovel & buckets~
I filled my pocket and brought them home for our little gray & red friends.
Gathered some leaves so we can purchase the same oak varieties for
our back yard!

I used Instant Antique spray for this snow friend~
Pure white is beautiful...
I love the textural results of the antiqued floss on my more
primitive snowmen friends!
(Instant Antique is available from Primitive Gatherings)

Most of my punch needle designs are interpretations from
my original watercolor paintings~
The top image is a color printout of my original watercolor painting.
I painted this little meadow scene in 1996.

I originally punched the sheep with white & taupe colors~
They didn't stand out enough to me... the whole design was too cold.
Painting with threads is a little different than painting with watercolor!
Now I want to paint the scene with brown sheep!

Our snowman looks sad that my sheep lost their coats of white!
Soon to have their coats of brown, gray & black~
The one color I just love in this piece is the scarf~ DMC 4130!
It is variegated... rich harvest colors!
She has her November scarf on~

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Friends! 

Wednesday, October 12

Painted Acorn punch needle heart

I couldn't get through the harvest season without a few
punch needle hearts!

Once I close the windows and accept that our warm days have passed~
I completely enjoy Autumn.
The colors, the harvest~
Bringing some of those colors indoors to warm heart & home!

Wishing your hearts every sweet happiness!

Monday, October 3

Flow blue needle minder

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

It is no secret that I love flow blue...
Red Rooster Fabrics designed their Flow Blue Garden collection
from my original watercolor paintings!

I have been experimenting with printing my original watercolors
onto fabric... the image stays set~ I hope to make it brighter.

My needle minder is a bit on the large size... 5" x 7"
All hand stitched as I still do not know my way around
a sewing machine~
Added some vintage china buttons!
Perfectly reminders of treasured flow blue spice jars & plate chips!

Two antique lace treasures with blue & white pins~

It is always fun to add pen & ink illustrations to my projects...
Little character!
Pocket saved from one of the kids bluejeans!

Handmade... always from the heart!

Thank you for visiting here~
Wishing your heart every happiness!