Thursday, January 25

Watercolor paintings~

How I love to bring some of my little sketches to full color!

It was fun to dress some of them up in ornate frames~

Bee skep & daisies bordered by a beautiful rose motif~

 Bluebirds of happiness!
You just know they love Valentine's Day~

These busy little springtime chicks...
Their momma tucked them in the tulip row while she cleaned their nest!
All of these loves are punch needle patterns~ I just need to get them written!

I've been so happy this winter... no sign of field mice making their way indoors!
We patched their secret entry and they get to live on~
A colder than normal winter so I toss cracked corn around
the bottom of the feeders and near the hedgerows for them.

Sweet friends sharing some love!

Hope you're having a great week, Friends~

Sunday, January 21

Valentine Color Cards

I have my Valentine greetings back from the printer!
Added a touch of color with colored pencils to those I will mail to friends~
I will cut the edges with some fancy scissors and tack them to a pretty card stock.

I love to share cards and letters~
A little something in the post box for friends who live alone...
Share a hug with a heart that is hurting.
...and I LOVE to send Valentines!

This year I will send one of my hand-colored Valentines and
include a black and white Valentine for them to color~

Winter storms are brewing across the Plains, Midwest and Northeast...
Hope you all stay safe & warm, Friends!

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 13

Ranunculus Bouquet Punch Needle

'Ranunculus Bouquet' copyright 2018 Michelle L. Palmer

Hope your New Year has been going great, Friends!
We are just getting over the flu~
Our coughs are finally subsiding and stamina is returning.
Do hope you stay healthy!

Took a little break from playing catch up to paint with threads.
Cup of tea and a mound of floss as the winter winds
whip around our 14" of new snow.

We'll get things warming up with springtime pastels! 
I purchased several new DMC variegated floss colors~
(Cabin-fever or flu-fever are to blame for my on-line floss purchases)
Hobby Lobby carries some DMC variegated floss.
Michaels craft stores carry a different collection of variegated floss.
I found the new colors from Ancora Crafts Etsy shop.
Great shop~ packaged nicely and fast shipping.

Variegated colors add a bit of texture to my patterns~
I just love how the flowers turned out in this project.

Wishing you a nice evening and the sweetest dreams~
Thank you for stopping by!