Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Saturday, November 18, 2017

~New Punch Needle Pattern Now Available~

Hello, and Happy Saturday, dear friends!!

I am so pleased to announce a new Punch Needle pattern that is now available!!

It has been in the "works" for several weeks and is finally ready!!!

The new pattern is called


I have ALWAYS LOVED GINGERBREAD and an old cookie cutter that I have in my collection
was the inspiration for this pattern, as well as for the cloth Ginger Boy and Girl ornaments I make!!

It doesn't seem like there are very many patterns out there with Gingers, so it will be a nice way to add Gingers to your Christmas decorating!!
You can also enlarge this pattern to use for Rug Hooking or wool applique
if you don't do Punch Needle!

If you would like to purchase the pattern, please click HERE
and it will take you to my Picture Trail!

Please be sure to read the Intro Page for instructions
and if you have any problems or questions
please email me at: myprimitiveheart@gmail.com

I will also be having an Update soon, with some new Christmas Goodes
so I hope you will keep checking back!  I will post the date very soon!

Wishing you the warmth  and fragrance of baking gingerbread, my friends~


Friday, November 10, 2017

~Punch Needle For Sale~

Hello, dear friends!

It seems November crept up on me and it will be Thanksgiving before we know it!!!
How did that happen???

Because of that, I am offering a punched piece I just finished 
here on my blog!

It is a favorite design by the talented Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm,
 Turkey and Tallowberries!!
  I just love this design and hope you do, too!!

It is a mat that measures 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches and has been punched using all DMC
floss, with a lovely piece of hand dyed wool for the back!!  The edge has been rolled and stitched in place!

There is also a hand made tag, stitched to the back!!


Thanks so much for your interest and be sure to check back for my next Update for Christmas
Coming Soon!!
 I have been busy working on some new things
and hope you will check back to take a look!!

Wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving~


Saturday, October 7, 2017


Hello, dear friends!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about Part 1!!  
It really warms my heart to hear from you 
and shows that many of you share a love
of the same things I do!!!!


As promised, here is Part 2!!

Dining Room!

Trencher filled with old butter stamps and butter paddles,
with a little punch needle pillow I made
from Pineberry Lane!!

Orange linen Farmer's Field Pumpkins I made
using a Sweet Meadow Farms design!
Love them on top of the old firkins!!

Love this grouping with the pantry boxes
and my favorite old blue chair!!


On to the Living Room!!

Dear Mrs. Begg stays out all year long,
another Pineberry design I made!
Love her little bag of wool
 with the smiling pumpkin
stitched to the front!!

She is joined by several friends,
along with the punch needle and pennies wool pillow,
another wonderful Pineberry Lane design,
all made by me!!

Stone fruit looks so perfect with the colors of Autumn!

 Oil Can Cat,
made by me
using a Lori Brechlin design
sitting by my black Farmer's Field Pumpkins!
Love them together!!!

Mr. CAT had to be in the middle!!!
He was a gift from my hubby a number of years ago!!

Fancey Blackett stays in my living room
all year long!
Another Pineberry Lane design
made by me!

Won't you come and rest a spell with my sweet friends?

Abby Hender is another sweet pattern
by Pineberry Lane!
She looks so nice with those 

Love all these colors together!!

I was so excited to find these two amazing candlestands
yesterday and they fit just perfectly
with this grouping!!

Two of my Sock Cat Make Do's sure look
they are up to some mischief, don't they??

Here are two more
hiding among the redware!!
I have my eye on them!!

Wonder how much trouble 
seven kitties can get into??

These two promise they are being 
perfect angels!!!
I wonder.........?


Thank you so much for taking the tour around my home!
I hope you have enjoyed the photos and been inspired!
I know I LOVE to see how others decorate
and always learn something new!

Wishing you Joy in the Season and all the Comforts of Home, my friends~


Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Happy Tuesday, dear friends!!

While many of you have already been experiencing the cooler temperatures of Autumn,
we in Arizona 
are still feeling some heat
and because of that
it has been hard to think about getting out my fall items!!

I grew up in Ohio and Michigan, and lived a number of years in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington,
so when it comes to this time of year, 
I have many memories of Craft Fairs, hot apple cider and donuts, Color Tours, crisp breezes, frost, pumpkin farms, and lots of layering, just to name a few!!!

What do YOU think of during this time of year?

Today I decided it was TIME and so out came all the things I love to decorate with each year!!!  
I even added some of the new items I still have for sale on my Picture Trail Selling Shoppe!
I might as well use them, rather than keep them in containers, right??
If you see something you are interested in, please be sure to visit
and see if it is still available!!!

Hope you enjoy this little tour of my home and perhaps even get some inspiration!!!


Let's start with the Kitchen/Breakfast Room!

Sweet hooked pumpkin by Lauren of Rugs and Pugs!

My Mini Velvet Pumpkin Pincushion and stuffed acorn
and one of my handmade cloth birds!

Vintage Cat lantern and cookie cutter!  Meow!!!

Little house with four cubbies for fall goodies!!

Rusty Jack with my Farmer's Field Pumpkins in Orange linen!

Sweet little house, birds, and old coverlet pieces!!


Next is the Dining Room!!

Little witch I made with her Indian Corn!

Another Farmer's Field Pumpkin I made on a vintage scale!

Sweet vignette among my old tin collection!!

Yellow ware cupboard with lots of little friends!!
Do you see them??

My old trencher filled with gourds!!

I think it is finally starting to look like Autumn,
don't you??

Thanks so much for stopping by today and visiting with me!!

I will be back in a few days with Part 2!
I hope you can join me!!!

Wishing you Special Memories, and all the Wonderful Sights, Smells and Colors of Autumn~

Julie xo

Monday, September 18, 2017


Can it REALLY be September?????

It is so hard to believe that the last time I blogged was in July!!!!!

Many thanks to those of you who checked in to see how I was doing!!!
  That always means So Much
 to know that someone is thinking of you!!!!!

I am just fine and just got busy with so many things.....just like all of you!!!!!!  

Up until a few days ago we were still suffering with lots of heat here in Arizona 
but that has now changed and I am doing the Happy Dance!!!!!

We are finally in the 90's and the low today was in the 60's!!!!!!!  
Yippee!!!!  Yahoo!!!!  Hooray!!!!! 
  Can you tell I am excited and happy???

Anyway, I just wanted to stop in to let you know that I have been very busy creating and wanted to share a sneak peek at what I will be offering in my next update!!!

The Update will be this Tuesday, September 19th, at 9 PM, EST,

You can visit it HERE

Thank you so much for your friendship and interest in what I do!!!!

Wishing you Peace and Joy, my friends~