Thank you one and all for your Merry Christmas wishes! I hope you, too, had the type of day you look forward to all year!
Thank you, also, for all your kind comments about the piece I posted! It’s a fabulous design from Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm entitled, “In the Meadow”. It’s available in her etsy shop (click here), or you can visit her blog which is wonderful! (click here)
I punched, “In the Meadow” while I was house sitting for my sister in November….
Little Miss Mudge helped me choose my palette.
I used all of the above colors, except for the two blues pictured to the right of the red floss. Here’s how I used them from left to right:
h212 ~ date, snowman hat, eye, arms and buttons, children’s boots
o510 ~ date outline, children’s coats and hats
h205 ~ snowman nose
p3 ~ trees, children’s mittens
jp4 ~ children’s faces
5 ~ background, except around date
3 ~ snow, snowman, date background, children’s hat trim, and a little squiggle of background
This is how it looked before I aged the embroidery with coffee. I get almost all my Valdani from Snowflake Memories (click here), which is a wonderful online resource for floss!
As is usual for me, I used two strands of size #12 perle cotton in my Cameo Punch Needle, set at the lowest loop height #1.
I backed the finished embroidery with ticking and stuffed it with sawdust from Notforgotten Farm. Then, I added a little pocket with an antique bone button, and a paper tag.
Though this pillow has sold, I am working on another version which should be finished soon….
I used exactly the same Valdani colors for this one, except that instead of using the jp4 for the children’s faces I used the p3, and instead of the red o510 I used the light blue jp11, which is shown in the photo of flosses near the top of this post.
We’re still waiting for snow, here in West Michigan. In fact, we’re still waiting for cold temps. It was 60 degrees last Wednesday!
Wishing you a little bit of bliss today, and every day!