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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Punching Donkeys ~


Yes.
I am punching donkeys…
and sheep, cats, peacocks…
No.
...not literally, physically punching them ~
I would never hurt them or inflict any pain intentionally on any of my friends…

but
I am figuratively punching them.
with thread!

right now, this handsome fellow graces my frame:

h e l l o

 he will be finished today, 
...then I will start punching more.


frame cover was made by my sister Sharon from a design by Ronda Tedder ~

 I love to punch
(hook, stitch, repeat…)
I am all over the place ~ but loving it!


holly leaves & mistletoe

 my "nest" is where you'll find me today ~
punching...
and
listening to classical music on the public radio station, 
and the tympani accompaniment from the rain on our tin-roof…


cozy

With my chair being situated near a south-facing window,
I get great light even on a dull day ~
{{my Ott lamp lends a hand too.}}


punch punch punch

here's how I store my floss for punching:
it's actually a storage box for photographs ~
found in the scrapbooking aisle of Michaels Craft store
(and of course purchased with my 50%-off coupon!)

it comes with all of the little boxes inside, 
~ which are thee perfect size to hold my DMC skeins ~


i used a black sharpie to write the floss colors by hue on the separate boxes ~
blues, greens, yellows, etc….oh yeah, and "stuff" too ;)
I try to be neat
{really I do}
but
when in the throes of a punching-frenzy ~
there is simply 
no such thing as tidiness….


a jumble of greens

... the lid closes tightly and has a handle so it travels well too.


ready to go?

nope, we're not traveling today ~
work work work.
punch
punch
punch
:)

the From our Hands and Hearts show will be here before we know it ~ 
I want to make sure I have lots of good & needful things to offer my friends who will visit the show.


looks like my wool-worms are beginning to crawl out of their basket ~


Hoping you all have a wonderful day filled with peace and creativity ~

* Blessed be *
 Lori

18 comments:

Bobbie said...

Love your new needle punch design...and your organization for floss. Such an inspiration!! I haven't hooked in a couple of months and am missing it! I am so hoping to go to the show in Ohio...such great folk artists!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

You know how much I love your donkeys Lori....LOL....see you in Ohio my friend!
Nan

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

NAN!!!!! you know how much my donkeys love YOU!
xoxoxox
L

Jane said...

MAYBE the sun will shine later this week!! At least this is good weather for stitchin' but my gardens look so sad! Are Daisy and Pinocchio keeping dry? Your punch donkey is so sweet!

The Primitive Window said...

Absolutely love the donkey punch! I love your donkeys. Exciting, hate to rush autumn but can't wait for the show here in Ohio.

We have a rainy day today too. Enjoy your comfty chair.

gracie said...

Love it. One of these days I am just going to try to needle punch.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Aww the new design is adorable. I am looking forward to reading more about your punch needlework. ((hugs))

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Sounds like a good day ~ I'm going to curl up in the comfy chair and stitch!
Enjoy!
Prim Blessings
Robin

ronda at simple thyme prims said...

Love your donkey, can't wait to see the finish .. raining here today too ... have a great day! Love your frame cover too!!sweet...
XOXO
~ronda

dogwoodfarm said...

I'm loving your donkey!
I sure do need to get me one of those thread boxes!!
I can feel the peaceful quiet in your room..
xo

Faye said...

Yes yes! Love that donkey!!!! I'm REALLY happy to see your storage idea of punch threads.... Im managing to amass many Valdanis and 6 strands for my new found punch needle love.... I may skip on over to Michaels and check out this carrier container~~ it looks like just what I need!!! Have fun at the show..... Wishing I could go~

denise said...

love!! :)

Barbara said...

I am impressed to see how you organize your threads. I am ashamed to say mine are all over the place and of course in a heap!(the box they were in loose fell over)I want to get the box you have and make it my resolution to clean up the mess. Is it from Michael's?

Hunny Crafts Primitives said...

I too love you donkey design. I have just purchased a punch needle (never done it before) solooking forward to practicing with it and get experienced enough to your patterns ;oD

barb said...

I love the donkey and hope you offer the pattern. Can't wait to see it finished. Nice idea for keeping the floss organized too.

Faye said...

Yes yes! Love that donkey!!!! I'm REALLY happy to see your storage idea of punch threads.... Im managing to amass many Valdanis and 6 strands for my new found punch needle love.... I may skip on over to Michaels and check out this carrier container~~ it looks like just what I need!!! Have fun at the show..... Wishing I could go~

diamondc said...

Positively love the rug.

Catherine

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful creative caos!!!