thank you, all of you, who have sent me messages, emails, texts and cards. you are an amazing society of supportive and creative women.
everything is fine here. the thing is, i injured my thumb a while ago…. like 18 months ago. i’ve been hoping that it would heal and that i would be able to get back to punching, but… no…
i think it might be arthritis ~ yuck!
so, not being able to punch or hook has put a damper on my blogging.
i’m hoping, hoping to get back to it someday soon!
in the meantime, enjoy all these gorgeous rugs ~ i want to punch and hook them all!
be well and enjoy life!
i started this piece a year ago…. a YEAR ago. how embarrassing! however, i did, finally, finish it and in time for this year’s halloween…..
“witch, cat, jack” on the mantle
this little witch is backed with black and white ticking….
ticking, ticking, ticking
lilly, what do you think of ticking?…..
“ticking? is that anything like cat food?” ~lilly
the base, which resembles a rocker but acts more as a stand, is also finished with ticking, as is the handle of the “jack”….
how about now, lilly, any further thoughts about ticking?….
“oh! ticking! yes, i LOVE ticking!” ~ the lilly-kins
now that i finally have lilly’s approval and understanding, here is the finished Witch, Cat, Jack in all it’s glory….
you can visit this piece, along with my other offerings, in my etsy shop by clicking here.
may the witching season only cast the most happiest of spells!
I’ve been aware, lately, of a slight, ever so slight, feeling of division in our country. A bisection, a breaking up, a partitioning, if you will. Have you noticed it? I mean, it’s ever so subtle, sort of like a rumbling of far off thunder….. hmmmm….
Actually, a better way to describe it is to say that it’s about as subtle as a hurricane, and potentially as destructive. So, during this season of election, I punched Lori Brechlin’s, “United”…..
I wanted to remind myself that regardless of how vicious and dangerous the political stage is, right now, we are still a great country, filled with quiet, compassionate and decent human beings.
So, hang in there! November 9th will, hopefully, find us on the other side of this troubling and desperate time, and on the road to healing our nation and, once again, see us united.
You can find Lori’s “united” design in her, “American Folk” pattern book on etsy ~ click here.
think happy thoughts!
Marion shared her finish of Polly Minick’s “Polly’s Parade” months ago, but I’m only just now getting around to sharing it with you……
marion’s polly’s parade
didn’t it turn out beautifully? This is a design I’ve been wanting to punch and Marion has inspired me to actually get to work!
You can find the pattern for Polly’s Parade in Polly Minicks, “American Summer” design book, available on etsy ~ click here.
enjoy the day!
I didn’t realize, in June, that I was going to take the rest of the summer off blogging, but that appears to be just what happened. What did I do while I was away? Not much, I’m afraid. At least, not much as far as punching goes.
However, I did go to Ireland….
…and, I went camping twice, and I spent a lot of time sitting in the shade reading. That about sums up my summer!
Now, I’m working on some Halloween projects which I’ll be sharing with you asap.
wishing you a delightful September day!
I’ve been wanting to get all of my patterns ~ the ones I’ve created and the ones I’ve made from antique hooked rugs which are in the public domain ~ in one place so that they’re more easily accessible for those who want them.
You should be able to click and drag these to your desktop for copying (or double-click or right-click or just click ~ I hope!). If the browser you’re using won’t allow you to access the photos try another browser. Usually, from Chrome, I’m able to access the photos on my blog, but other times Chrome won’t let me. So, I try Safari and sometimes Safari cooperates and sometimes not…. then onto Firefox, etc.
You have my permission to use these patterns for your own personal use, for creating limited number of finishes for sale. Mass marketing of either patterns or finishes is forbidden.
Please give credit to me if you use one of my personal patterns or give credit as inspired by antique original if you use the patterns I’ve provided from antiques.
Thank you much and good luck!
summer swimmer 2
summer swimmer 2
summer swimmer 1
summer swimmer 1 pattern
hearts in hands pattern
hearts in hands antique original
2 chickens pattern
2 chickens antique original hooked rug
two chickens one horse finish
“two chickens one horse” pattern
“two horses” pattern
“two horses” original antique hooked rug
we win finish
“we win” pattern
2 cats 2 birds finish
2 cats 2 birds pattern
rabbit and sheep greetings
rabbit and sheep greetings reversed
rabbit and sheep greetings finish
ticking horse pattern
ticking horse finish
family tree pattern
family tree ~ punched but not aged
2 horses 6 birds
2 horses 6 birds, reversed
2 horses 6 birds original antique rug
antique cat and dog pattern
original antique cat and dog rug
Magdalena Horses reversed
magdelena horses original antique rug
Time for the January Primitive Handmades Mercantile update tonight at 9pm est! I have a few small offerings….
little biscuit cutters
Two fluffy woolly sheep, ….
bunny cookie cutter
…a bunny cookie cutter, and….
….a wee chicken. You can visit my shop, and many others, by clicking here, if you’d like.
Happy weekend to you!
thank you, graphics fairy, for the clip art!
a friend of mine sent me this and it is so true, for me at least. How many of you can relate?
The August update at Primitive Handmades Mercantile is tonight at 9pm. I have two little pillows to share:
bouquet ~ maggie bonanomi design
hearts in hands ~ antique inspired
You can see more of these pillows at my PHM shop by clicking here after 9 tonight.
Now, here’s some exciting news! Marion has started a blog! It’s wonderful! You can check it out by clicking here. She has some beautiful punched pieces that I’m sure you’ll be interested in seeing!
Finally, Chris sent me a picture of her Wytches finishes:
Aren’t they fabulous! I love how beautifully aged they look. Thank you, Chris, for allowing me to share your finishes! (You can find the patterns in my etsy shop ~ click here.)
wishing you sunny weather!