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,


Rugs and Pugs said...

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

moosecraft said...

Perfect! Love it!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

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

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

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

sin soleng said...

Perfect! Love it!