getting ready….

are you ready for the holidays?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

whilst i’ve been feverishly punching winter-themed designs….

"really? you can't punch any faster than that?" ~ lilly

“really? you can’t punch any faster than that?” ~ lilly

…lilly’s been keeping her eyes on me.  she’s the head elf, making sure all the subordinate elves (me) stay on task.

ellis has been….

"call me kris crinkle" ~ ellis

“call me kris crinkle” ~ ellis

…wrapping gifts in crinkly brown paper, and otis has been….

"i could've sworn i was climbing a tree" ~ otis

“i could have sworn i was climbing a christmas tree” ~ otis

…practicing his christmas-tree-garland impersonation.

 

what about you?  how are you preparing for this season of JOY?

 

peace, my friends!

 

rebecca

 

 

phm update, november….

merry christmas in november!

merry christmas in november!

If you’d care to scoot on over to my Primitive Handmades Mercantile shop you can see the ornaments I’ve been working on this month ~ I’ve had so much fun!  Click here to visit.  But, if you’d prefer to spend your time napping…..

go ahead and snooze....

go ahead and snooze….

…Oatbran will sure to join you.

Happy November!

 

rebecca

thanksgiving day parade and antique dog and cat…

otis finds a good spot

otis finds a good spot

Some of us have been busy this week….

ellis finds a good spot

ellis finds a good spot

…trying to find the perfect resting spot…

"i can't sleep in there, it's full of water!" ~lilly

“i can’t sleep in there, it’s full of water!” ~lilly

Lilly works a little harder than the boys to find just the place….

comfy lilly?

comfy lilly?

…to get comfortable?

I’ve been finishing more projects, some for Thanksgiving, like….

thanksgiving day parade

thanksgiving day parade

…this chamomile stuffed pillow.  It’s a design I adapted from the Notforgotten Farm pattern called, “Turkey Shoot”.  You can find more of Lori’s designs by clicking here.

I also worked on a Thanksgiving Day Parade of my own….

silhouettes

silhouettes

I punched a turkey, four pilgrims and a pumpkin on weavers cloth using Valdani #12 perle cotton…

"i love a parade"

“i love a parade”

…attached them to salvaged book fronts, painted black, and clipped them to a piece of twine using clothes pins.  A rusty bell between each silhouette adds a bit of rustic charm.

And, FINALLY!, I finished the Antique Dog and Cat punch needle that I started in July.  If you’d like to see where this piece started, you can click here.  This embroidery was inspired by an antique hooked rug…

original antique rug

original antique rug

…and, here’s my finished version.

punch needle version

punch needle version

If you’d like to see more pictures of my Antique Dog and Cat or of the Thanksgiving Day Parade pillow, you can visit my etsy shop by clicking here.

What have you been up to?  Are you decorating for Thanksgiving or moving directly from Halloween to Christmas?

Whatever you may do, may you enjoy it to the fullest!

 

rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

finally finishes….

woolly sheep

woolly sheep

I’ve been punching and punching, and not finishing, for several weeks.  Finally, the last few days have been devoted to completing and updating my etsy shop.

all things autumn ~ bird in the hand primitives

all things autumn ~ bird in the hand primitives

If you stop by etsy, you’ll find a little woolly sheep and a chamomile stuffed pillow.  And, you’ll find…

patriotic gentleman?

patriotic gentleman?

‘scuse me, Otis.  You’ll find…..

"what, me?"

“what, me?”

Toot, toot Oatbran, I’m trying to show the folks my Patriotic Gentleman….

"where?"

“where?”

Looks like Oatsy needs a kitty catnip toy to distract him.  If you stop by my etsy shop, you’ll find…

patriotic gentleman

patriotic gentleman

a Patriotic Gentleman and…

crow 1 and 2

crow 1 and 2

a murder of crows.  Though Otis was ready to lend a paw all week, Lilly and Ellis had other events scheduled.

zzzz

zzzz…

Lilly, in particular, was busy because I introduced her to a new spot…

lilly's spot

lilly’s spot

which consists of a futon mattress, a kitty heating pad and a wool quilt.  What do you think, Lilly?

ahhhhhh.....zzzzzz....

ahhhhhh…..zzzzzz….

 

Wishing you all a Lilly of a day!

 

rebecca