Hell, Church and the Sylamore

Hell, Church and the Sylamore

In kindergarten, I would get off the school bus and walk down Sturrock Rd., the long, paved, country road to get home, and some afternoons I knew by the strong smell of asphalt and motor oil that a light rain shower had come through, and I had missed it.  I liked school well enough, but [...]

Florals Forever

Florals Forever

If you follow me on instagram then you've seen that I've spent the Summer stitching flowers and vines and leaves--stitching at the pool, on road trips, in the doctor's office, in my bed with an audio book.  I'll say it again, it's an inexpensive therapy!     Midnight Floral Collection (When you call it a collection, [...]

Punch Needle Triangle Blanket

Punch Needle Triangle Blanket

So if you missed the last post, I've recently discovered Punch Needling, and it has taken over my mind...and my house.  If you are interested in learning more about the process and the materials I use, you can check out my "Discovering the Punch Needle" post. I have a couple of throw blankets that are [...]

The Wish Weed Giveaway

The Wish Weed Giveaway

Let's do a giveaway!! My punch needle creations are piling up over here, and I thought I would share some of the fun. This Dandelion piece was created with the small Ultra Punch needle and DMC embroidery Floss on a 6 in embroidery hoop.   I stitched on a felt backing so that there are no [...]

Discovering the Punch Needle

Discovering the Punch Needle

(Used with a #9 Oxford Punch Needle) This is the perspective of a newbie. I have always wanted to learn to embroidery stitch by hand, but it seems time consuming, and it requires sitting still.  I'd like to reserve my sitting for reading a good book.  BUT then I learned about the Punch Needle, and [...]

A Penny Earned

A Penny Earned

My sister and I laid on the bedroom floor, sweat sitting on our upper lip and dripping from the back of our knees. We were bored, really bored. Usually we were good with nothing to do because it meant there was some fun to be had, but the Summer heat had zapped all aspirations for play. [...]

Pressed Flowers in 90 Seconds

Pressed Flowers in 90 Seconds

I know; I'm fully aware. It is NOT Spring, I'm just rushing things along, ok?  But go ahead and add this simple, inexpensive project to your Spring To-Do's.   Supplies Needed: Fresh flowers Scissors Paper towels Standard Computer Paper  OR  Parchment Paper A flat heavy object that can be put in Microwave (ex. Pyrex Pie [...]