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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NEVER say never…..


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…
why?
…dunno.

stubborn
cheap thrifty
i guess.


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 ~
"hello!"
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…

so,
I grabbed my needle.
ugh.
threaded it with the end of the little ball.
ugh.
and punched a few loops….

Hmmmm……
why was I struggling so much with myself to use this?
I am such a non-conformist.
I  H A T E change.
I…I….
oh!

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.
So
I grabbed an old jar from my work shelf and plunked it in.
it works for me!


kerplunk!


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 *
 Lori

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