Good Morning Friends...
Thank you all so much for stopping by yesterday and wishing us a Happy Anniversary!! We didn't do anything to outrageous, just dinner out, but it was perfect, and we had fun and how funny...now that it's over, we can say that we are "going on 33 years"!! :)
I told you all how I was already gearing up for Fall and starting to work on my next up-date and I've been having some real fun designing a few new pieces!
I have started several items...a couple of samplers, some pin-keeps and a cool Autumn pocket to name a few...all in the best Fall colors...wonderful, muted shades of black, brown, pumpkin, gold...and, you know how I can't just start one thing, finish it, and then move on the the next, right?
Well, out of the seven pieces I have started, I only have one of them completely finished, so I don't have much to show you...just a "wee peek" like I said...plus, I don't want to give too much away before the up-date, I just want to tease you a little, so I am only going to show you bits and pieces of six of the items.
These are all my own original designs, inspired by antique samplers and antique needlework.
I just love the Fall colors, don't you?
Also...yesterday I received a darling little punched needle mat in the mail, so I thought it might be fun to show you all a small sampling of some of the "little" PN and hooked pieces that I have collected ovder the years from three of my VERY talened friends...First...
These three pieces were designed and punched by my good friend Joan. She used to sell her designs in pattern form, but sadly no longer... :( They were all gifts and I treasure them. I have several others that she has made also, but if I had to pick, I think that these three are my favorites...aren't they wonderful?
These were all made by my friend Lori of Home Spun Prims by Lori and I just love them!! The top piece is a design by Barb Carroll and was a gift from Lori when she visited me once. They are all replicas of antique hooked rugs. I love Lori's use of color in every one of them and her work is absolutely outstanding!!
This darling little sheep mat is the one that I just got in the mail yesterday. I can't wait to get settled again so I can see how it looks in the arms of one of my rag dolls...don't you just love this?!!!
This is a wonderful little hooked mat that was made by my friend Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives and it is one of my all time favorite little rugs. Stephanie also does outstanding work and her colors are so warm and worn looking. I also have several of her cross-stitched items, but couldn't find the box they are packed away in right now. Steph and her husband Art make some pretty amazing things, so please be sure to check out their site...Lori's too...like I said, I have some really talented friends!!!
Well, Friends...I have to run, so enjoy your day and hopefully I will be back sometime before the 4th, but we are leaving for the cottage for a few days next week so if I can't find the time, I want to wish you all a SAFE and Happy 4th of July!!
Until next time...Tina