Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Part of my 4th of July/Patriotic binge.
'Uncle Sam's' pattern 
by Threads that bind.

I have been on short supply of home decorations 
representing our patriotic loyalty. 
I just added this punch needle that I mounted 
on a custom made wooden Horn Book.   
Gave it another one of those faux grained finishes 
and added the rusty star above.

I chose to make some modifications to the design 
as can be seen when making comparisons to the original pattern. 
I displayed it on one of my easels rather than hang on the wall.  
That could change with the weather too. 
My binge includes 2 more patriotic designs... 
Hopefully, soon to be ready for viewing.

Have a great day tomorrow as today is pretty much kaput! 

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Thanks for visiting,
Peace to all and God Bless America,


Thursday, June 4, 2015


I have been seriously inspired by the wonderful felted Wool Applique shown on the internet
This is one of my most recent projects inspired by Rebekah L. Smith's boxes.  
It is mounted on a 4" round paper mache box 
which I covered with a sweet color coordinating 
fabric and trimmed the lid's side with irish trim.

I am in LUV with this style of 19th century Folk Art 
and am eager to do another ... 
but first, I must work on one of my Frakturs ... 
just can't put it off any longer ...  

It will probably be entitled
"Lion laying down with a Lamb".
My mood and frame of mind will tell.

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As always, happy you visited, hoping you come back...
Enjoy the day with Peace and Blessings, 


This is my version of a more 'Primitive Finish' for 
 "Shepard's Shade"
       a punch needle design from Threads that Bind.
I bound it with heavy jute twine and whip 
stitched it in place using the same colored floss 
as was used for the border.

I think it's different ... not to say the least.

Now on to my next project ???

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Enjoy the day with Peace and Happiness . . .