phm update….

Tomorrow marks the April Primitive Handmades Mercantile update, so I thought I’d give you a little preview of my offerings….

phm update

phm update

If you’d like to stop by my shop after midnight, eastern time, tonight, you’ll find two little buckets, perfect for holding your snips or stray floss, and two Polly Minick designs.  Click here to visit the simple quiet on PHM.  We’re always adding new artists with exciting primitive offerings and you can visit all of the shops by clicking here.

 

wishing you joy in everything today!

 

rebecca

look what i got!….

The other day, I received a package from Notforgotten Farm….

notforgotten farm goodies

notforgotten farm goodies

Here’s a peek inside…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’ve been looking and looking for the perfect lap~size punch needle gripper frame.  At last, I saw Lori Brechlin using her little wonder on her blog, and I knew I’d found what I was seeking.

angles...

angles…

This perfect gem angles, like in the photo above… or,

square

square

…sits squarely, which Ellis prefers.

perfectly proportioned

perfectly proportioned

See how perfectly proportioned it is?  Just right for a cat to fit under and help with ones work.

"notice the grippers" ~ ellis

“notice the grippers” ~ ellis

Ellis demonstrates the advantageously placed gripper strips.

perfect!

perfect!

I love how the gripper strips go all the way around the frame.  No loose bits of weavers cloth or rug foundation will sag on this frame!

"do you think Lori would let me be her gripper-frame spokesmodel?" ~ellis

“do you think Lori would let me be her gripper-frame spokesmodel?” ~ellis

Not only is this frame adaptable to different positions, it is, perhaps best of all, made from Notforgotten Farm trees by Lori’s husband and master craftsman, Peter.  Just knowing that I’m purchasing something made in a sustainable way by someone who cares about his work and his land makes me feel that much better about my latest acquisition!

Now, to test it out…

first project

first project

I think I’ll punch up this Old Glory flag design from Polly Minick using some of my favorite Valdani perle cotton #12:  p3, 4, and 6.  If I get it done in time, I’ll be able to add it to my Primitive Handmades Mercantile update this Friday ~ wish me luck!

If you’d like to visit Lori’s blog you can click here, where you’ll find links to her awesome frame and other fab items.

happy punching!

 

rebecca