I have stitched and stitched the hours away whenever I could find a snatch of time, and finally finished Kyleigh's birth sampler! This was quite a challenge, since I changed quite a few areas of the design, more to my liking, but am quite happy with the final results.
|'Sweet Baby Sampler'|
By Praiseworthy Stitches
Along the way, my friend, Janet, (no blog), encouraged me to try my hand at Punchneedle, which I must say, I was a little reluctant to try. Janet is a wonderful person, and so full of enthusiasm. She totally sold me, that 'Yes, you can do it, Kathy!' So, dear Janet came last Thursday to teach me how to do Punch Needle, and here is my progress thus far.
I was surprised to learn that the punch needle stitches are taken on the printed side of the design, but that the actual desired, 'fluffy' effect is created on the 'wrong' side of the fabric.
|'Home Sweet Home'|
With thy Needle & Thread
A week or so ago, Bruce and I enjoyed a very special visit with my sister, Karen and her husband, Steve. They have a lovely backyard, which Karen has worked very hard to embellish with flowers and a sweet sitting area under the trees.