Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Punchneedle Piece: "For the Birds"

Today it is raining on and off, so we stayed home, to get things done around the house. I worked on a fraktur for a friend's present and cleaned, while Bill finished the wainscoting in the bedroom.

I decided to remake my dog and cat punch needle and another board and loved how this one came out. I got a little silly, I tend to do that;) This piece has some new additions including a trio of unlikely friends. I used my own hand dyed floss for the dog and cat, so they have a nice mottled coloring to them, as well as the birds. Of course I can never get the colors right on pieces like this. Half the colors are either too light or too dark, the camera just gets confused with dyed colors. For the board, I used gold, over painted with black, then sanded down to show the golds beneath. The nails are antique square heads, perfect for this mounting.

If you like this piece and would like to have it for your own, it will be listed on ebay later tonight. I will also be making a pattern with this one, it will be one pattern with different versions. I really think this piece with or without the birds would make a beautiful primitive rug.
And don't forget to comment to get an extra entry into the contest. I just might have to draw two names for this one;)

9 comments:

primitivebettys said...

Very sweet piece, Debbie :)

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love how the birds are on their heads...so adorable.
They are calling for really bad strorms here in Ohio tomorrow...and I really don't like bad weather. Hope they are wrong.
Cindy

moosecraft said...

This is super cute Debbie! I really like the addition of the little birdies!

TamboinMO said...

I can't help but smile when I look at this...so folky and whimsical!

Gollywobbles said...

I absolutley love this piece! The funky colors, the birds, the distressed wood, and square nails, ALL of it! I think it is a great whimsy piece that warms the heart~!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a great whimsical needle punch!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Very, very cute ~ as always.

appleberrycottage said...

I love the prim board!
Laura

Jacque. said...

WOW...another great piece. You still ROCK!