’twas the night before christmas….

Well, not exactly.  I mean, here it is, the middle of January…. not exactly the night before Christmas or anything like it.  In fact, I completely missed Christmas and New Year’s, here, in the blog-o-sphere… ah me.  However, it’s never too late to send warm wishes, so, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays!

Naomi wrote and asked me if I’d ever published the Valdani colors I used for Robin Leuschen’s, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” punch needle.  Do you remember that project?  Here it is:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I never did share my palette with you, so just to set the record straight, this is the complete list:

jp6 (muddy pots) ~ Santa’s outfit
5 (ecru) ~ Santa’s beard and trim, stars, reindeer’s antlers
6 (natural) ~ berries on the vine
p4 (aged white) ~ vine, moon, 1822, Santa’s face
h205 (ancient gold) ~ reindeer, sleigh runners
p5 (tarnished gold) ~ words, reindeer collars and reins, sleigh
h212 (faded brown) ~ eyes
m1001 (vanilla sky) ~ background
The lamb’s tongues around the edges are the colors used in the design.

You can find Robin’s patterns by visiting her blog, Bird in the Hand Prims ~ click here.  She has some fabulous new freebie patterns on her site right now!


My camera isn’t working…..  well, it’s working, it’s just not WORKING.  I mean, I can take pictures with it, but they come out very unsatisfactorily (which reminds me of the grades I used to get in High School :~>), so I don’t have any new photos to share.  Time to shop!


Several of you have asked about how I age my pieces (thank you for your interest!).  As soon as I get a new camera, I’ll try to put something together to show you!

Until then, wring every bit of enjoyment out of each possible moment!



4 thoughts on “’twas the night before christmas….

  1. Same thing happened here ~ no blogging over the holiday ~ sooo much to do! Love this piece ~ I’m not a needle puncher but am an admirer! Happy New Year!

  2. Have missed you Rebecca. Life …. it keeps a changin’. It’s a good thing to take time to smell the roses. Special thoughts sent your way.

  3. Hi Rebecca, Your pictures always look so beautiful, what brand camera were you using? I can’t seem to take good indoor pictures with my Nikon Coolpix L810 and now thinking about looking around for a better camera. Let me know how you like your new one.
    I love your punch needle piece, such beautiful muted colors!
    Thank you so very much for sharing so many wonderful tips and patterns!
    Happy New Year!
    xo Louise

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