Monday, June 16, 2014

Americana Punch Needle!


No outdoor activity this weekend. I am still recovering from my last two hikes and Bill was on a trip, so perfect time for me to relax and make something new for the house.

The design is by Robin of Bird In The Hand Primitives. Her designs are fun to do and it really worked up quickly.

I used dmc floss, 6 strands, some as is, some of my hand dyes and a bit of scraps from my scrap box. The edging is done with red, white and blue yard of Twisted Cording. I tie my yarns onto a handle and twist by hand. I gave it a bit of walnut stain to antique it and put it with a few of my americana items.

The balls in the basket change color with the seasons. They were still red and green from Christmas so I changed the green ones to blue fabrics, by adding enough blues to cover the green. It is an easy way to change out your rag ball colors without redoing the whole ball.

The cute little mouse is a wonderful creation by Ragpatch Primitives, that I won, years ago. I guess I need to make a cupboard mat next and repaint that cupboard, while I am at it;) The wall is the one we just painted, so still trying to decide what to put on that area.



8 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I love it! such great colors.
Cathy

Fiona said...

what a lovely set in the corner...
Hugz

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous punchneedle! The entire Americana gathering is simply perfect!

Saundra said...

Robin has some cute designs and you did a great job on this one. The twisted edge really adds a nice touch.

Saundra

Karen said...

You certainly brought life to the Americana design. Looks so different than just seeing a black and white line drawing. I like.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful work and wow it is hard to believe Nicholas is already 1.
Happy belated birthday to him!

Dawn said...

A great Americana grouping. Love the punch piece!

Carol said...

Your work is beautiful!