Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Today's Projects

We have a hard freeze in the forecast so this will be gone by the end of the week.  Finally it will be winter. Snow in the mountains. Maybe some rain. How are you this last week before Christmas? Is everything clicking along. We wrapped our final presents this weekend. I am making jam today.

These berries smell like sunshine. They smell wonderful. I really need some more bare root boysenberries this winter. It will be so nice to have these turn into jam.

I wanted to show you some of my other projects. I hope to finish by the end of December but you know how that goes.

First. This project. Hopefully I have photographed it so you can see the blood.

I bought this lovely pattern from Rose. She has this lovely website called Three Sheep Studio. I admire her work and she had this cute pattern. I thought since I have wanted to get back into punch needle again, I purchased it. She has lovely patterns as well with lovely directions. I am on the other hand a mess. I have stabbed myself repeatedly. That punch needle is sharp. There are somedays, I can't work on it because I have so many holes in my limbs occasionally I even hit my leg. Or I loose the needle threader. Its a good thing I have so many. I had lost my I pod this morning and I pulled my cushion off of my sewing chair, and yes, my I pod was down in the side of the chair as were scissors, needles, needle threaders, pens, and worms from rug hooking projects. I stopped because I was afraid of finding more lost needles. I have continued to work on it and I hope to finish it up.
This is what Rose's Santa looks like.

Its very cute isn't it?
Now my next project is a wool project. Do you know, I never thought freezer paper would work. In fact, I would scorn it well I finally decided I would buy freezer paper to cut out wool. It has changed my life. Gosh, I might even become a quilter again. But here is my latest wool project.

Just Be Claus by Bird brain design
This is fun too. I really do like wool.

I wanted to show you a picture of His Eye is on The Sparrow. I have been working on this and I am pretty happy with my progress for 2017.

Its getting so big, its really hard to find a way to take a picture of it. I have finally got into this wonderful pace with it. I feel like doing a project has really helped me with my cross stitching. I love it so much. Mistakes and all.

I had to get a new phone. Now I am learning how to use this camera. Windows has told me that it won't use my little Cannon point and shoot camera any more.

Its a beautiful cold crisp day today. I need to get to my jam making. I might need to make some bread too so the jam can be put on fresh bread. Just pleasant days.

Have a lovely day,

That kitty was watching me walk. 
“Why does anybody tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith. Faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.” Madeline L'Engle


Debbie said...

you are so talented kim...i really like both santa's and i did not see any blood. my knitting friends are going to punch needle classes, i want to go, but they are a little bit of a drive and since i can't drive, i don't want to ask anyone to take me!!

i don't like getting new phones, i am getting too old to learn about them!!!

our roses are long gone!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I do think the punch needle should come with a hazard warning!!!
His Eye always leaves me breathless!!!
Christmas hugs :)

GretchenJoanna said...

Who said that about telling a story? I love the quote, and your stories!

Kessie said...

I laughed at the story about punching holes in yourself. I would do the same thing! When I try to sew up a hole in a sock or sometime, I stab myself with the needle at least twice.

Bonnie K said...

What wonderful projects. I especially love the cross-stitch. It is a huge project. I'm glad I am not the only person wandering around looking for things I have misplaced. I hope you have a merry Christmas!

Julia said...

Oh poor Kim, be careful with that punch needle, It's not to tattoo yourself but to punch on cloth, lol... It sounds like torture, haha.

I love the Rose Santa. It's very sweet. The wool appliqué Santa is lovely but His eyes is on the Sparrow is absolutely beautiful. It's such a large piece but what a treasure it will be when all finished and framed.

I have been so but at the farm that I'm not making much preparations for Christmas this year. My daughter Jackie and her husband and kids will be helping with the turkey dinner. I've been working over 8 hours a day at the farm every day lately since the hired hand found full time employment working as a heavy equipment mechanic for a near by town.

Take care and merry Christmas. Wishing you and yours Health, Love, Peace, Joy and Contentment for Christmas and the NewYear.

Hugs, Julia

Three Sheep Studio said...

Oh no !!!!
Prop your hoop on the arm of your chair while you punch - those needles are very sharp- ouch !
Love your progress on ‘His eye is on the Sparrow’.
It never grows old. I’m already thinking about “where am I going to hang such a large piece” ;)

Mary said...

Your needlework projects are awesome Kim!
Sending wishes for a wonderful Christmas and blessings for the coming year.
Hugs - Mary

Debbie said...

merry christmas kim, wishing you a wonderful holiday season!!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, "His Eye is on the Sparrow" is gorgeous! I love it so much! I still don't get punch needle. It sounds painful.
I miss you! God be with you this Christmas! I hope you have a fantastic celebration! (BIG HUG!)

Ida said...

Your header is gorgeous! - Well we've had cold & snow already (much to my dismay) but we'll survive. - Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I look forward to blogging with you in 2018. God Bless.

Gumbo Lily said...

Wonderful projects you are doing. You must never stop working, Kim. That needlpoint is something else. I wish you a warm and blessed Christmas.