You all know that after one big and thought intense project.... a person is going to need some "quickies" to keep things happy! :-) So... I'll show you a quick pic of a punched piece I finished last weekend... still have to stitch it into an "official" finish, but the punching is complete...
I had thoughts of giving up needlepunch because all of that punching made my hand hurt and trying to keep the fabric drum tight in the hoop I had was bothersome... in other words... it just wasn't any fun, and hobbies should be FUN, right?
Well... Jacque over at Doodles Of My Mind blog had sent me a package at the end of last year. And wouldn't you know that inside that package was an awesome needlepunch frame! Just the right size and has gripper strips all around the edges. Those gripper strips make all the difference in how very tight it holds the fabric! Keeps it drum tight for the entire time you are punching. And because of that, makes punching easier on the hand and also more enjoyable since you don't have to keep stopping to re-tighten the fabric. Awesome! I've thanked Jacque many times for gifting me this frame!!! :-) And now, I'll be punching away on many more designs in the future!
This weekend was a breath of Spring air here in Central Jersey! Beautiful sunshine and warmer air created an opportunity to enjoy the yard. Yesterday was spent clearing out the flower garden and pruning the shrubs. And today was "open the windows and air out the house day"! :-) Did a little bit of Spring cleaning. It feels great! It's amazing what a little sunshine can do for a person's energy levels!
Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!