all shapes and sizes fill my mind come this time of the year…
I love corn brooms, whisk brooms & old scrub brushes with wooden handles.
I collect children's brooms and dustpans ~
(((I even wear a tiny silver broom around my neck!)))
I was given a beautiful handmade cobweb broom by friend Gail for my birthday
that now hangs in my shop to be put to very good use ;)
~ thank you Dear friend for knowing my 'heart' ~
...something so simple as a broom
can 'sweep' my imagination
into concocting new needlework designs too.
...remember last year I offered the little
'Well Swept Farm' cross stitch design?
|a small portion of my whisk broom collection|
well I'm at it again,
...this time a new little whisk broom apron pattern will be offered for punch needle ~
I cannot wait to share it's finish with you!
but, before I show you that, I must finish this:
|back of my work|
I like to see the back of my work with all of the textures and thread-ends…
lets me know how busy I've been!
|close-up of back|
...of course when you look at the front of the design at this stage,
everything looks like a blob ~ facial features and smaller details will take better shape once the background has been filled in….
|front or finished side of my work|
a 'crisper' look at the edges of the motifs,
...but shaggy from the thread-ends on the work-side…
|punching her little skirt|
I've finished the
'Blessed Bee' pocket and am excited to show you that too ~
but you'll have to wait a bit more!!
|I'm a busy little bee|
Miss Felicia is working on two new designs for cross stitch ~
I'm working on the punch needle designs, and I may throw in a couple appliqué and/or hooked patterns for you as well ~
we'll see how the time goes between my Spring Cleaning
of this old farmhouse and the other chores to be done around here ~
...here is a snap of Pinocchio and little Miss Daisy taken this morning…
look closely at Daisy ~ she is giving me raspberries!
(click on the pic to enlarge it)
|Daisy seems to be saying "who wants to clean on a beautiful morning like this?"|
Hoping Spring is finally reaching you wherever you are!
* Blessed be *