I have succumbed.
I have gone to the dark side…
I have thrown in the towel of persistence and given up/
I am going to try punching with Valdani threads.
(G A S P)
|tiny balls of temptation|
...for years (years!)
I have always waived-away any thought of using Valdani threads
for my punch needle work…
|really? me???? nahhhh.|
I enjoy reading posts from fellow bloggers such as
Doreen (Vermont Harvest)
and Rebecca (Simple Quiet)
and love what they do with this thread…
their palettes are beautiful and so inspiring :)
I was rooting around my sewing room last night, and came across a basket buried deep within a shelf..
in the bottom of the basket I found them.
8 small balls sitting there looking at me ~
they said quietly….
I ignored them.
one of the balls somehow fell to the floor and rolled over to my slippered-foot
as if to say:
"can we come out to play now?"
I actually felt sorry for it.
after many minutes of kicking the little thing around,
I picked it up.
I swear it giggled…
I grabbed my needle.
threaded it with the end of the little ball.
and punched a few loops….
why was I struggling so much with myself to use this?
I am such a non-conformist.
I H A T E change.
I LIKE it!
|the 'star' on my needle is there to remind me that it is a newer needle ;)|
I began punching ~
the threads began filling in with painterly colors on my project…
wow, I thought.
|please excuse the farm-wife hands and hangnails…haven't been to the big city for a manicure lately ;)|
I had one problem though…
that little ball kept rolling away fro me as I worked.
I grabbed an old jar from my work shelf and plunked it in.
it works for me!
Ok, to all of you who have heard me say the words:
I will NEVER use Valdani ~
…just scratch that will ya?
|welcome to the dark side….|
I will never again
say never to anything ~ before trying it first.
I will be ordering bucketfuls of Valdani from the company today
...and enjoy being added as a Designer in their program.
and I'll show my finish soon :)
...so mote it be.
* Blessed be *