Sunday, March 26, 2017



My choice for naming this one...
The reasons being, the punch needle piece is securely attached to a vintage, wooden,Butter Paddle, therefore:
1~ Spring Fraktur style Bird is a mellow butter, yellow and 
2~Pussy willows are one of the first signs that Spring is about to start bursting out all over.  I stitched these longer than everything else and lightly tinted them for a touch of realism.
3~Purple/Lavender background represents springtime, stormy, rainy, weather... 
FYI~the Color Purple/Lavender calls for creative doings and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative efforts.

~ The Pussy Willow~
 is truly one of our most enduring spring rites, performed before spring even arrives. Snow still covers the earth, but warmer weather brings you out of winter captivity on a February day for a walk in the woods. You round a bend in a swampy area and, lo and behold! pussy willows greet your spring-starved eyes. You prune off a few branches studded with the furry catkins, to be brought home and honored as spring's earliest harbinger.
Can you tell that I am very fond of Pussy Willows? 
They bring back happy childhood memories. 
Am now waiting for some 'Pussy Willow' stems
 that I recently ordered.  
I will display them in one of my olde pint size 
milk bottles that Papa recovered while
 doing some excavation 
on one of his jobs here in So. Cal 
a few years back.  
the milk bottle does not represent spring time 
but it connects it to the butter paddle.
Final touch, I tied on my "Spring is Here" tag.

All other so appropriate for the meaning of Spring.

Oh yes, in case you did not notice, I did modify the 
original design...sometimes less is more.

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As always, thanks so much for visiting...Enjoy!
I dooo like company.

Have a very pleasant week and always, 
Peace for ALL,


  1. Barb ~
    What a great piece and perfect finish, right down to the little tag.
    Happy spring :)

  2. Hi Barb,
    Another beautiful design, my friend!! Love your colors, too!!! You did GOOD!!!!
    I know it feels so great to get something finished!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  3. Thank you kindly ladies...Appreciate your taking time to visit and your sweet comments too.
    Folk Art Hugs and Peace for ALL, Barb