September 15, 2007

a punch diversion

These days I'm finding it harder and harder to stay focused on just my cross stitch.

There are so many other projects calling my name, but I don't have time to go into it all today. Instead, I'll just share with you a quick project that was started yesterday and finished up this morning.

It's a punch needle project from Carriage House Samplings, called Angel Ornament One.
Here it is in my Morgan Lap Frame, the "back side", which is the side the project is worked from:

And here is the "front". I tend to punch pretty tightly, which can make the project curl up once it's out of the frame, but this one did ok.

The finishing for this will be super easy, just need to find a piece of heavy wool fabric for the back and make a cord.

I really loved the almost instant gratification this project gave me! Oh yes, I too swore for years that I'd never do it, but this is my third completed punch needle project and oh boy! I'm hooked!
And it's wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Ooo, I love it! I have been wanting to try this but haven't yet... I love how your angel turned out. Great job! YGG!

Nancy said...

She is so pretty Andrea! I'm glad to hear you like punch needle. I have a couple of the patterns, and I want to try, but haven't just yet. Any hints would be welcome!

Anonymous said...

i have never tried punch needle. i was afraid i'd get hooked and really didn't want to have another money spending hobby! LOL!!

i'd hate to see the back side of this covered w/heavy wool fabric! its almost as nice as the front! :)

how big is this angel?

BugnLVoe said...

That is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Love her!! I've only done punchneedle one, but I may have to have this angel!