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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

~ Let the Punching Commence!

I am ready ~
I have gathered all of my punching supplies….




punch needle & threader{s} ~ check.
weavers cloth ~ check.
Valdani threads ~ check.
Hookinpunch gripper frame ~ double-check.




I have my scissors, ball jar & notebook
at-the-ready…




choosing colors first ~ 
let me see…..oh 'witch' one?
decisions decisions




colors chosen ~ check
but
now…
what to punch?

...on to that notebook aforementioned.

usually I carry notebooks with me.
in the car, in my purse, next to my bed ~ on the side table by by stitching chair{s}
~ and always always in my workbaskets.

the little notebook below 
hold my many muses and inspirational words:




and I open it up to reveal ~


no kidding…..

 with the 'help' of a couple of friends of mine,
I begin listing motifs….


they won't stop talking…blah blah blah

ok I get the idea!
I will punch them all!!!

weavers now on my Hookinpunch gripper frame ~
~ punch needle standing by.




Valdani threads dropped into my ball-jar,
punch needle threaded
and…




"Whoooooo" 
knows what I'll be creating next?
{he does!}




Happy July 1st everyone!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

11 comments:

Cheryl Reeves said...

love your process for a new design. You're so creative

Jane said...

I'm feeling Halloween-ish, too! I've got a black cat wire hanger that needs a piece. To punch or hook??? that is the question!

Louise Dückhow said...

Please tell about the difference between punch needle and rug hooking. I have no idee,
Louise D in Sweden

Donna Rae Barrow said...

Too much fun! Just what I needed this afternoon, Lori!!!

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!

Love the owl! your colors are great in the bowl, I used Valdani last year and wasn't crazy about it...it was #6, The # 8 is great, I;ve been working on Olde Goat and love #8 Valdani! O course still like DMC 6 strand also...and more affordable.
Notebooks are my brain...can't live without them!

Martha

Silent Stitches said...

You are an inspiration! Have a wonderful & creative day! ~C

gracie said...

Wonderful!

Fran Caswell said...

Great post as always Lori. Love all the little hints. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Ronda Tedder said...

Great post Lori, looking forward to seeing your new designs, have a happy day!❤❤

Susie Hoover said...

Looking forward to seeing your next creation. Especially loved the blue & white table topper on your table .... just beautiful!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I always love seeing what you punch! Looking forward to the big reveal. :) Happy 4th to you! :)

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