Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hurry, Hurry, Finish That Project...

Punchneedle design using Valdani variegated Perle Cotton Thread -
Punch Needle Embroidery

I've been working on several projects...
I always feel such a push when the 
weather begins to show signs of Spring...
especially when we turn the clocks ahead.

It's like an alarm clock goes off, 
inside my head...  
"Hurry, hurry, finish that last project."
There was a time when I 
didn't sew at all over the summer.  
Not sure why, maybe just too busy 
lounging outside, (I am guilty of laying in 
the hammock for an hour or two, 
watching the clouds drift by!).

But, the days of taking the summer 'off' from 
stitching, are no more.  I now enjoy creating and
experimenting, whatever the season. 
I cannot even imagine not spending at least 
a small amount of time pondering the day, 
with some sort of punching, stitching 
or hooking in my hand.

~ ~ I am curious to know how many of you
stitch over the summer (warmer) months ?? ~ ~

Punchneedle design using Valdani variegated Perle Cotton Thread -

The punch needle project in my hoop at the moment
uses deep, rich Valdani colors...
in Old Brick and one of my favorites...
Turkey Red.

Punchneedle design using Valdani variegated Perle Cotton Thread -

And, I love all the different green shades that 
appear from just one ball of Valdani M19 !
Every leaf has it's own unique shading,
without me having to change threads.
M19, Olives, does all the work for me !

Only a Mama's love !

Last week, during a snowstorm,
I watched the live webcam of the 
Bald Eagle's nest.  Wow, what dedication.
She never once left the eggs in the nest,
as I watched in amazement, as she slowly
became buried in snow.
Only a Mom !

'Hope' in a single crocus blossom !

Hoping for sunny skies and warm breezes
to arrive, (and stay)...


  1. Lovely hook project you have going. I sew during the summer because it is usually too hot to be outside for any length of time.

    Those are amazing shots of the eagle. Truly a Mom :)

  2. It used to be I only sewed in summer. Once school started I was much too busy. This is the first year I think I have sewed the whole year. It has been nice. I read about that eagle buried in snow. I am so glad you had the picture.
    Your design is just lovely.

  3. Your current project looks beautiful. When I first saw the Eagle video I was amazed but not necessarily surprised. Isn't it wonderful to be able to capture these moments with camera now. Our Pittsburgh Eagles are the same, vigilant and strong. Last week we saw one sitting on a large ice floe in the middle of the Monongahela River, amid barge traffic, amazing.

    As to Summer sewing, yes, always. I am primarily a quilter, all seasons. The bug bites you and you must keep it up! I almost always have a 'hand ' project going as well, usually more than one at a time. I have been doing this since age 9 when clothing was my passion. I plan my garden work for early morning and evening that leaves the mid-day for stitching. Our snow is melting now and we are all ready for Spring! Best to you.

  4. Your needle punch is always so tidy and perfect. It has been so long since I was in the groove of punching, the last time I tried my loops were irregular, sometimes I even got too close and destroyed the loop previously punched. Maybe one day my patience and hand coordination will operate in tandem and will try again.

  5. You have a really nice project here, and your photos are lovely.

  6. You have a really nice project here, and your photos are lovely.

  7. Summer is my busiest season to sew...but because as a school teacher, I have them off. Poor eagle.

  8. God bless mamma eagle.

  9. Beautiful piece you are working on! My goodness that is one dedicated Mom :)

  10. Your work is beautiful! There is such a sweet homespun goodness reflected in all of it. I wish I had the patience for needle punch!


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