Happy Monday, dear friends!
I am so very excited today because I was able to check something off of my "to learn" list!! It has been a LONG TIME in coming but I DID IT!!! Can you tell I am thrilled, giddy, and yes, maybe even a bit "punch drunk?"
Yes, I FINALLY learned how to do PUNCHNEEDLE!!!
Here it is.......
My sweet little Heart Punchneedle Pinkeep!
I wanted to show you my progress, but once I started, I just could not seem to stop!! I wanted to see how the colors all worked together and just kept punching away till it was finished!!
What do you think?
Did I do alright?
I am so very grateful for so many talented ladies out there who helped me along the way! I mentioned Ruth, The Wool Lady, in my last post and want to thank her again for helping me get started!!! Next time I visit her shop, I will take my little pinkeep along for some Show and Tell!!! Thank you Ruth!!!
These two books were also helpful!! I checked them out from my local library and they answered some questions that I wondered about as I punched along!! I'm sure you can find them at your library as well!!
The pattern I used is from THE OLD TATTERED FLAG and I just loved using it! There is also a You Tube I found that she made and I watched that as well! She and her mom are so funny and it was very helpful AND entertaining! Thank you Julie!!
I also watched Lori Brechlin of NOTFORGOTTENFARM'S You Tube video and loved her calm and encouraging approach!! She made it look SO EASY! She is such a talented and creative artist and I admire her so much!! Thank you too Lori!! You always inspire me!!
I backed my little pillow with some old black velvet from my stash and decided to use that part as the pinkeep, so I wouldn't damage the front threads!!
I played around a bit and even made the pins into a little heart shape.......my favorite symbol!!
I hope if you have never tried this wonderful art, you will decide to try it......maybe even TODAY!!! I am convinced that if I can do it, ANYONE CAN!!! It feels so good to check that off of my list!!
I DID IT!!!
Wishing you the joy that comes from reaching a long awaited goal, whatever it might be~