Thursday, April 16, 2015


I got brave and used brighter colors than I have used in the past.
The older frakturs always seemed to be colorful ...
 I wanted to emulate that look.

Here is 'LOVE in BLOOM'...
In a recycled black, crackled frame.
I am really being drawn to the dip pens ... another challenge in my old age.
water color painted ... another challenge as I am most familiar with acrylics.
All in alll ... I had fun.

I am signing my frakturs with my initials
Barbara Joan Faustina Wheeler-Shores
Now how is that for a handle???
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Thanks for visiting ... Peace and Blessings to all,

Monday, April 13, 2015

Felted Wool Applique ...

Oh Happy Day, I just got my frame for my wool applique,  
'FOLK BASKET' designed by Maggie Bonanomi.  
I absolutely love her designs. 
It is my first try at this and I know it is far from perfect.  
I so enjoyed stitching this one and am planning on doing another soon, 
after another punch needle 'in between' project.
It has not been pressed and it is pinned to the size that will fit the frame.
The 2" wide, flat face frame was ordered, unfinished, from 'Signed and Numbered' on Etsy.  
Not planning on any faux graining yet, just a primitive black finish 
and of course that could change.  
Ya just never know about my feeble mood swings. 
Will show a picture when done.  
Not even sure where I will hang it...maybe our bedroom??? or Entry way???
Plenty of wall space in the bedroom. 
The entry way will need some rearranging.  
Who knows?

Thanks for visiting...Peace to all.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

TULIP HARE Punch Needle

 Just finished this "Tulip Hare" by The Gable House.
I actually had a recycled frame that 
was the perfect size. 

Did not fill in the background ... Just coffee stained all of it.  
Told Papa to save leftover morning brew and I dipped the entire piece. 
I Love this style and the design and am 
pleased with the finished piece.

Now on to finishing one of my Fraktur designs calling it 
'Love in Bloom' - so far.  

here is my sketch.
as you can see, still fine tuning it.
Am thinking it will make a great Punch Needle pattern too... my new passion.

Enjoy the day with Peace and Blessings to all,

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