Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Finish and Paddle Day!


This week I started two projects and finished one, well ….. almost. I made a punch needle from the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects from a rug design by Tonya Robey. I think it will make a nice piece for the kitchen and I am thinking that I can make something with hangers and than attach it to that with double sided tape and change it out with the seasons.

I used scrap floss from my box and some of it was over dyed. I am not sure on the green and orange shades, but I still have to antique it and I think that should tone it down and give it the look I want. This way, I will stain it first and if I don't like how it comes out, I can still take that part out and redo it.

On the original design, there are flowers on the other side, as well. I did this with 6 strands of floss and a #2 height.


Bill was on a trip and came home this week, but they are still busy at work, so he is working around the clock. The good thing is they have him coming in later, so we were able to get out today and go for a paddle.

The tide was higher than usual so we could paddle all over the harbor without worrying about shallow areas. The birds lost their usual hangouts so they were all over the buoys and boats. I hate to be the owner of this boat, he is going to have a mess to clean up when he goes out this weekend.




It was a bit warm for paddling in the coves, and I wanted to enjoy the breezes so we headed out to the bay. The water was so high, you could paddle over the rocks. The birds didn't have many places to sit today. Usually this area has a line of rocks from the opening all the way to the lighthouse.



Some of the birds found a new place to hang out for the day.



We paddled further out in the bay since the boat traffic was light today. It was so nice to be out on the water and the fresh air was rejuvenating.



To finish the day, we went into the town harbor. This is the old bridge, leading out of town. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and hopefully I will finish both of my projects this weekend.


12 comments:

sunny said...

Love seeing the pictures from your paddle.

Kris said...

Debbie - I love your newest finish and the boating pictures are so much fun!!

paulette said...

Debbie, outstanding job on your mat! I have been admiring this project in the Primitive Quilts mag. and am thinking of doing it with wool applique! Love it! You sure live in a beautiful corner of the world!
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Fiona said...

love your cockerell... and looks like it was a perfect day for a paddle...
Hugz

Julie Fukuda said...

Cute finish and lovely paddle. How nice for the tide to be timed well enough that you could get out and then back again with free water all the way.

Jacque. said...

Nice work on the PN, Debbie! And, of course, I love the scenic photos...not something one sees here in the Midwest.

Saundra said...

A great new finish! Soothing picturesque paddling time I'm sure.

Saundra

Karen said...

I used to be a chicken collector and still enjoy looking at chicken items but not purchasing any longer. I still have a few chickens in the kitchen area. You do such nice punching.

moosecraft said...

Love the turkey finish! I'm hoping to hook that pattern (someday)... great day for a paddle!

Carrie P. said...

your punchneedle looks great. I saw that pattern in the magazine.
Looks like another great paddle day.

hungryhippie said...

Must be so nice to paddle out with nothing but you and the sea. How peaceful. XO

Cathy Daniel said...

Your finished piece is just wonderful - I love your designs as I am really into folk motifs etc. Will be back for more. xCathy