Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday Finish!

I have decided that if I want to get things done by Christmas, I better start now. I know I will never finish all the projects I would like to do, but hopefully a few of them. I also start making gifts, so it is good to get started early.

I received the new issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects and I loved Tonya's of Mad Hen Primitives, rug pattern and decided to do it in punch needle. It was fun to do and I was able to use up scraps, on most of it. I also used Lopi wool yarn on his beard in a higher height. I separated the strands to get a smaller piece for punching, it is white with gray flecks. I wish the colors and antiquing showed up better.

I received a nice surprise in the mail this week. Brenda from Rusty Thimble sent me two beautiful, velvet pumpkins. The stems on top, are real pumpkin stems, I love them. She has been making new things again, so hopefully she will have her Etsy store, up and running soon.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am hoping to go exploring again and find more foliage in the upper areas of Connecticut.


Fiona said...

Yes, it won't be long and Christmas will be upon us... lovely cushion


acorn hollow said...

I love your santa he is so sweet.
you will be done I am sure with all that you get accomplished

Kate said...

The pumpkins are a lovely gift - I like the idea of using real pumpkin stems. Enjoy your weekend looking for colour and enjoy working on your Christmas makes - am looking forward to seeing photos of all. Happy weekend!

Saundra said...

Goodness, that was fast; I just got my magazine. I too loved the design by Tonya. I hooked the original Santa and Sheep but would also like to hook Tonya's version.

Rugs and Pugs said...

That is such a fun pattern of Tonya's. Hoping to hook it someday.
Your punch needle version is wonderful :)