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Friday, October 24, 2014

Coming along ~

So I am working on my project
using the Valdani #8 pearl cotton in variegated colors…

Yes, I am loving it
(shame on me for waiting so long)

the colors are inspiring and unusual for me ~

I'm very used to working with DMC threads (6 strands) in solid colors and using my techniques of choosing colors to enhance the old look we love …

but with these,
the 'work' is done!

punching along nicely ~

I love the little design I'm working on,
a momma-cat & her 5 little kittlings ~
...all snug on a rug :)

those little catkins are too cute!
…this is the back or working surface of the design on my frame.

and here is the front ~
wow ~ look at those colors!

each one has different markings

 Since I'm using pearl cotton,
I'm not so used to the twist in the ply, 
...so for some reason
I keep snagging my needle tip into the previous plops underneath and make a snag…
these are easily snipped off, BUT I want to train my hand to NOT make them in the first place ~

snags along the front of the design...

This will be finished
 and available at the From our Hands & Hearts show on November 15th
(this won't be a pattern)

love the colors, hate the snags!

here is the beginning of the background being filled-in ~
loving the blue :)
loving the process and progress ~


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and tomorrow 10:00 - 3:00
come on in for a visit if you're in the neighborhood :)

* Blessed be *


blueladie said...

Well done! So pretty. Love the colors. :) Cathryn

sew.darn.quilt said...

The colours are lovely, subtle yet rich.

Sandra Sullivan said...

Love those kitties and the Valdani! Blessings, Sandra

kelley said...

kitties and Valdani...pure bliss!

gracie said...

What a great design.

Jennifer said...

Love the kitty family!!!

Chris said...

I've had pretty good luck using the three strand Valdani which may deter the snags while punching. It was an easy transition for me from DMC six strand.

ronda at simple thyme prims said...

Sweet Lori!!! .. I like using the 3 strand Valdani over the pearl cottons. This design is awesome, love the blue!!

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Shirley Hill said...

This is so darling!

WoolenSails said...

I tend to punch too tight and get lots of slubs, lol. I am working on my spacing and making presents so good practice to relax with my punching. I have never used the pearl cotton from valdani, always the 3 strand for some some colors, love the variations.


Cari said...

Oh this is a simply fabulous design. I love me some kittys !! So much fun

Christine LeFever said...

You are an amazing artist and I love everything you do!

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