Good Morning Friends and Folk ~
Bright sunshine, winds and a chill in the air on tap for today here at the farm...
the last leaves on our black walnut trees are blowing away now,
~ leaving their skeletal silhouettes against the azure blue October sky.
Yesterday I once again picked up my punch needle and threads,
feeling the need to create with them this little
"Kitten in a Mitten" ornament...
I punched this using different heights for a dimensional effect ~
I love the jumble of tangled-joy in my little work basket ~
once the punching was finished, I backed the ornament with cardboard and calico, added tiny beads for eyes, some colonial knots for teeth ~
and a rusty wire curlicue hanger...
I am working on a few more ornaments like this,
...and these will be available soon as PDF & Mailed patterns.
I wanted to show you how I finished the binding on my Holly Olde Santa rug:
I used a wide cut of wool and simply hand sewed it on ~
it was off the bolt wool that I hand dyed using my marigold heads ~
love the natural color the dried flower heads added to the checked wool...
Holly Olde Santa will be offered as a pattern too,
PDF, Paper & a few on Linen for you...
Hoping you all have a very peaceful & creative Sunday my friends!!
Blessings from the Farm