It has been a slow week, Bill is away on a trip and he gave me his bug, before he left.
I have been getting some things done around the house and finally finished my Uncle Sam punch needle. I think I need a new needle, mine has been dropped too many times and either I have a bad needle, or my punching is not up to par, so need to buy a new one.
The design is by Brenda Gervais of Country Stitches. I decided to make it into a flat piece and attached a piece of wool to the back. This way I could put double backed rug tape on it and attach it to my candle holder. After the summer, I can just remove it, without hurting the piece or the wood. It is a great way to redecorate for the different seasons.
I also had some library books that were due back. So, before I took them back, I scanned the pages from the patterns I wanted to make. This one is from Barbara Brackman's book; Facts and Fabrications, Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery. I love the simplicity with the touch of appliqué on the corners, I think this would make a nice quilt for my bed too;)