Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday Finish!

I finally finished my new punch needle piece, but I finished it with sore joints and fuzzy brain, so I messed up a bit on my piece. I had an idea for a border and added the braided look, after I punched the piece, so it is a bit off. The actual pattern will have it drawn on paper so it will be done right for the pattern;)

On top of that, I tried to unscrew a top that did not want to open and bruised my old injured fingers, so no drawing for me right now, the pattern will be done next week. I tried to write today and it was basically scribble, so not enough control to redraw patterns.

Of course the flash, brightened up the colors, even though I antiqued it with walnut stain. I was trying the fake lilacs to get the camera to see the colors better and it did help. The finished pillow is 7 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Hopefully I can get back to normal after this weekend, time to cut off the meds, they mess me up more than the lyme, it seems.

Today I posted a photo of Danielle and thought I would share it with you and the poem that I found. This is her great grandmother at Easter. Kids tend to shy away from the elderly and Billy would keep busy elsewhere, but Danielle always sat and gave her grandmother lots of love. She had a good heart and truly cared about other's feelings.

Turn Again To Life

If I should die and leave you here a while, 
be not like others sore undone, 
who keep long vigil by the silent dust. 
For my sake turn again to life and smile, 
nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do 
something to comfort other hearts than thine.
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine 
and I perchance may therein comfort you.

Mary Lee Hall

With her birthday coming up, I wanted to give a gift in honor of her kind spirit. A friend of mine is doing a walk and a raffle to help raise money for MS, in support of her daughter in law. She is offering a beautiful log cabin quilt for the raffle and each 20.00 gets you one entry into the drawing. I think it is a wonderful thing that she is doing and if you are interested in contributing to her team and getting a chance to win the quilt you can visit Team Triple Threat. The walk is on the 16th, Dani's birthday, so it makes it even more special for me. The quilt is no listed on the website, but she is taking all the names from the donations and entering them into the raffle.


Karen said...

I like your new punch needle design very much. Wonder how it would look in cotton applique.

Sandi said...

Debbie, despite your ills, your place looks lovely. If you hadn't mentioned your issues with it I would have noticed
The photo of Dani and her great grandmother is lovely. They both look so happy.

Take care of your joints this weekend and feel better soon,

Allie said...

Boy I wish I could do punchneedle like you! I'm total rubbish at it. That's a darling piece and I love the border.
Lovely pic of Dani and GreatGrandma. I really like the poem too.

What a beautiful quilt your friend is raffling - I wish her and her daughter the best.

Saundra said...

Your needlepunch piece (design and colors) is awesome. Love the braided effect around the edge very much. Beautiful quilt too. Hope you relive those fond memories of Danielle with the family photos.

Kate said...

I think your pillow is beautiful, Debbie.
That's a lovely photo of Danielle and her Gran - cherished memories. Hugs

Carole said...

Lovely punch needle design. You do such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your memories and your work.

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love your pillow, Debbie Such a beautiful picture of your beloved daughter and her grandma...

Fiona said...

I love the punchneedle... special thoughts and love coming your way as you remember Danielle's birthday and her special kind nature...xx