Sunday, February 10, 2019

Punch Needle

Shephard's Shade
Threads that Bind #637 by Shawn Williams
Called for DMC fibers

Can we talk about a finish instead of all the mistakes?  The sheep on the left has obviously been eating more than his share of rations.  

Note to self:  when you are learning something new, choose a smaller project.  

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Winter Time Hooking

It is no secret, I am a huge cat lover.  With a grateful heart, I can say there are many cats who have shared their life with me.  Our sweet Callie Mae passed May 29, 2017.  I have not written about her passing.  She left a huge empty place in our hearts and home and even though it has been 20 months since her passing, the tears still flow.

After Callie Mae's passing, AppleJack begged for another kitty.  I was not ready.  One day he reminded me there were many kitties in the world who needed a home and to be loved and we could make difference in their life.  Christmas 2018 enter Violet Noel.  On a happy note, Christmas 2018 was a silent night at our Humane Society because all the kitties and doggers had either been adopted or were in foster homes.  

A very special thank you to my friend, Jan for helping me to make this rug a reality.  Each time I see this rug, it will serve as a reminder to me for all the kitties who have given me unconditional love, free advice and counseling sessions and brought endless hours of joy to my life.

Violet is doing great!  She has gained weight, is growing, healing and getting stronger each day.  With improved nutrition, physical therapy (interactive play) and heaping amounts of love and encouragement from AppleJack and me she is becoming Violet.  We hope we are making a difference in her life, she has certainly made a difference in ours.

Several years ago, Liseanne Miller (W. Cushing & Company/P is for Primitive) held a rug hooking event in Franklin called March Madness.  Patriotic designs are one of my soft spots and I thought this design would work well with my other patriotic pieces.  Nothing better than playing in the wool box auditioning fabrics for the next rug on these cold winter days.  Am a little stumped on the  background section behind the letters.  Liseanne and the March Madness event are returning to Montgomery Bell State Park March 15 and 16 and she and my hooking sisters will be there to help with fabric selection.

There was no snow for Music City during the Polar Vortex just very cold (for Music City) temps.  I was hoping for a snow day so I could stay home and hook/stitch/quilt/punch but no snow for Music City.