Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Is Flying By...

Ocean City, New Jersey -

There is just something about the ocean
that pulls it all into perspective.

Ocean City, New Jersey -

Quiet time to ponder life...

Ocean City, New Jersey -

Build sand castles with the kids...

Ocean City, New Jersey -

Daydreaming the days away...

Ocean City, New Jersey -

Long walks...

Ocean City, New Jersey -
My husband and I in New Jersey

The summer is just flying by...


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pattern Corrections...

Sweet Honeycomb #PN529  and Springtime #PN527

It has recently come to my attention that
there is an error in the two 
 following punch needle patterns.
Sweet Honeycomb #PN529 
Springtime #PN527

Each of these patterns lists
the conversion for Valdani #H205
 as DMC #754.
It should read DMC #612, not #754.

I am very sorry for any inconvenience 
this may have caused.  I am very careful
to proof my patterns, but somehow this slipped by.

Enjoy your day...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vintage Mattress Ticking...

Vintage Mattress Ticking and "Tending Her Garden" Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at
"Tending Her Garden" Punch Needle Design

There is just something crisp, clean and
refreshing about mattress ticking.  I love to
see pillows, kitchen towels and furniture, 
in all different shades of this wonderful stripe.

Clutch Made From Mattress Ticking -

This small clutch has been made from
mattress ticking.  You can read about 
the details at "Hand Embroidered Bag".

Vintage Mattress Ticking -

I have been fortunate enough to have had
dear friend offer me some of her 
vintage mattress ticking !
What a great friend (Thanks Starr).

Vintage Mattress Ticking -

I am dreaming of a finish for one of my
punch needle designs, using some of this
"gifted" mattress ticking...

~  ~  ~  ~
We woke up to sunshine and some very
cool temps this morning.
I ride my bike to the Post Office early
each morning to deliver packages.
It was in the 'refreshing' 50's this morning !
Sweater weather in July ;)

Have a creative day !

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

It's Cherry Season...

Cherry Cluster "How To / Tutorial" -

We have been enjoying cases of 
dark sweet cherries at our house.
Eating them fresh from hand
and canning them to 
enjoy in the colder months of winter.

Cherry Cluster "How To / Tutorial" -

A few weeks ago, in my Embroidery Guild,
we did a small "make it - take it".
~  Cherry Clusters ~

They make great package toppers
or I like to hang them from knobs or
my repurposed door knob (above).

Read on, to learn how to make 
a cherry cluster for yourself...

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Picnics And Sparklers...

Happy Fourth of July !

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays.
A warm summer evening lit with
twinkling fire flies...
Laughter from family,
picnic food, watermelon 
and homemade ice cream.
Children laughing while twirling 
with colored sparklers
and fireworks that light up the night sky !

Enjoy this festive holiday with your family
and have a safe July 4th !


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