Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Punch Needle: Spring Chicks

I finished my piece finally. Yesterday I did a good walk, cooked and cleaned, then crashed, lol.
All those colds took a lot out of me, so It will take awhile to get my strength back up.

For the Kitty fans, yes Dora is that smart, although that is not the kind of smart I call her;)
And I have seriously thought about locking them up in one room, but that will never happen, they will figure out how to open doors next. At night they party hearty and I wake up to things on the floors and the rugs here and there.

This new piece is based on an antique rug. I wanted to do it in similar colors which were very basic and plain, which was common when woman used what scraps they had. But you would always see a bright color mixed in, such as red. No lighting can get the real look of this piece. I used mixed colors and my own hand dyed floss for the grass area and everything is off color. It is very prim and the colors are more muted and blend in more, like you would see on an old faded rug. I also decided not to add a border on this one, I like the simple look and think it is a great piece to hang on a kitchen cupboard.

I will be working up the pattern on Monday and the winner of the giveaway can have this or any other pattern from my selection on ecrater. This piece will be for sale, just not sure when. I also changed my ebay name, decided it was time. I am now WoolensailsPrims. I hope you enjoy this new piece and I think it would look beautiful as a stitchery too. I also forgot to reverse my design, the chicken was supposed to be looking the other way;)

13 comments:

Linda said...

Love it! Oh well, I would never know Which way the chicken was supposed to go. :-) Love it!!

Silvia said...

Oh I love it!!! I am just getting into punch needle and learning my way round

Dorothy said...

Just beautiful.

Courtney said...

I love chickens! This piece came out so nicely! Wonderful job!
Courtney

Joanne said...

Looks wonderful Debbie

MosaicMagpie said...

I have only worked on a few small punch needle projects, for my daughter's doll house. This "Spring Chicks" would look great in my kitchen.
Deb

Jacque. said...

Love the chicken PN!!! Wonderful, as always.

moosecraft said...

Oooooooh, hansome lookin' chicken! Great color choices too! Glad you are feeling well enough to get outside and enjoy some warmer fresh air!

paulette said...

Lovely!! Nothing like a mother hen and her little chickies!!
P

LenZie said...

You are so creative and come up with the best creations. Once again outstanding. LenZie

Allie said...

Oh Debbie - it's gorgeous - you dye your own floss too? I'm so in awe of you and your many talents!!!!

Sue Tokash said...

Wonderful, I love it. But then I love all things chickens.

Carrie P. said...

so cute. i love the little chick on mama's back.