Monday, February 17

Punch needle patterns flow blue & stoneware

'Buttercups & Blue Perch' & 'Springtime in Mumford'
Copyright 2020 Michelle L. Palmer

A person can never have too much blue.
I'm not sure when my love for blue began.
Had to be the delivery room doctor's periwinkle blue scrubs?
Not one of our walls are painted blue.
Our furniture is not blue.
Curtains are not blue.
Cars are not blue.
If we walk through an antique show, thrift shop... auction...
Old blue treasures glow beautiful!
(Some pieces even hop into open arms!)
I'm not the only one to bring broken, singles, mismatched blue home~
Hubby and Alaina have made sure to spoil my heart
with rare pieces. 
I treasure every chip, crack & crazing~
It keeps them in my price range!

Chickadees and buttercups~ Spring is just around the corner!
It will be nice to have the windows open again... 

Gathered my first salt glazed stoneware piece while in college.
Mumford, NY is the home of Genesee Country Village & Flint Hill Pottery.
The pottery shop is always a favorite in the village~ watching the artisans.
We have gathered a few pieces through the years... small scale masterpieces!

Hope your week is off to a great start!
I don't think we are expecting any winter storms...
Tomorrow is expected to be balmy!
Always a sweet tease that spring is just around the corner~

Thank you for stopping by~

Friday, February 14

Love to Share Valentine Pattern

"Love to Share" copyright 2020 Michelle L. Palmer

A little Valentine pattern from my heart to yours!
Punch needle pattern in reverse and the second image
can be enlarged for rug hooking, applique or embroidery.
**Personal use only, Please~

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Friends!

Saturday, February 1

Flow Blue Winter wool hooked rug

Finished my Fraktur rug collection with Flow Blue Winter!
Now to button up the punch needle patterns of them~

A winter storm is expected for mid-week.
Spent the morning drawing a new rug & color planning
while catching up on laundry.
Something new for evenings!
I should scoot to the grocery store... when ice is in the forecast
memories of extended power outages surface.

'Blackbird on a Sunny Perch" is the first trio finished~
From my original walnut ink & watercolor sketch to
wool hooked rug and punch needle pattern!
It would be fun to design applique patterns for them...
It would be fun to paint the collection in oils...

Hope your February days are filled with love
and cozy projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends~