Thursday, October 1, 2009

Punch Needle

I usually do counted cross-stitch when I do needlework. It's unusual for me to try new types of needlework, and doing counted cross-stitch on perforated paper is out-of-the-box for me. I don't even do stamped cross-stitch.

I'd seen all these cute punch needle designs in a cross-stitch store in Virginia. I never broke down and got one because I thought it would be too difficult to do. Then I was in Michael's here in Michigan one day and I saw the cutest punch needle designs with bright colors, including my favorite orange and fuschia. I did break down and get one to try.

I worked on it during ball games in the summer sitting in my chair and if I had to wait in the van for a little while somewhere I'd pull it out. Here it is all finished, and I even framed it myself.

The frame has an easel or can be hung on the wall, which is what I plan to do after I finish my next two projects. I went back to the store and found two more kits with coordinating colors, and when I finish them I'll hang them all up together.

This post is linked to Show and Tell Friday hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home.

23 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thanks for joining in! Doesn't it feel good to be #1 haha...I always love that!

Every time I see needlework on someone's blog I want to run to Michaels and buy a new project! The only problem is...I have so many unfinished ones in my closet!

Yours is so cute and that looks like one I might even be able to finish!

Gee said...

Hi Kayren,

You have done a good job on yr needlework. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Diann said...

Very nice. I haven't tried this yet. Maybe wth winter coming, I would be a good ime to explore.

have a great day!

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing!!! I think I like the easel idea instead of hanging it up on a wall...it shows it off more in my opinion. Great work! It must have taken a lot of patience.

My Show n Tell is posted. Hope you can visit! There's a 'treat' for you also, if you'd like!!! [on my sidebar] Head on over if you find time. Happy Friday.

Leann said...

Ohh that's so beautiful. I've always been afraid to step out of the box too. But look what happens when we do! Beautiful and I love the matting and framing!

Enjoy
Leann

Betsy said...

This looks great! I've never heard of punch needle!

How is Meredith?

MomE said...

Oooo...I like it and usually I'm a straight vanilla kind of cross stitcher too! HA! Nice!!!

Cindy said...

Very nice indeed. You are very talented. Looks great framed.
cindy

Susan B said...

This is so pretty, and you did a lovely job with the mat and frame. Thank you for sharing it.

Mari said...

It turned out really cute!

Michelle said...

Love your project for Show & Tell! I hope you will stop by soon and visit me!
Michelle

Carla said...

Love these colors!! Great job, that black really makes it pop:)

Charlene said...

I've never done punch needle before. Yours turned out great! Those colors really pop! Have a great weekend. I bet you are starting to see fall up there.

Jennifer said...

Oh I like that! I used to do a lot of counted cross stitch. I just might have to check punch needle the next time I am in the craft store.
(Because I don't have enough "work in progress" things at the moment she said dripping in sarcasm)
Smiles!

Shana said...

Kayren,

That is just darling! And what a good use of your spare time too.

Blessings,
Shana

mrspeeksfarmhouse said...

Oh My only 84 days till Christmas,I cant wait! Your needle work is amazing.
-Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

You did a lovely job! I have always wanted to try this but have been too scared to try. I might have to give it a go. We homeschool to. My girls are 13 and 8. Do you think this could be a project for them to try or do you think it would be too challenging?

Marla said...

Kayren, that is a darling project you completed. I like it very much. Marla

Joyce's Journey said...

I bought one of those kits for my daughter at Joann's because it intrigued me, but it is still sitting unopened. I love your piece and think I need to pull ours out and get it going. Thanks for sharing - you've inspired me!!

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Lora said...

Is punch needle the same as working on punched paper? I am pretty clueless about needlework, but I have done several kits with punched paper and I loved them!

Controlling My Chaos said...

It's very pretty. I can't do cross stitch anymore because I have old lady eyes.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Lora ~ I'm not really sure what punched paper is, unless it's perforated paper and you do regular cross-stitches in it. I do that also for some tree ornaments I have.

This ends up puffy on the side that you are not working from, and of course the puffy side is the one that shows. It sort of reminds me of those hooked rugs, but I never did one so I'm not sure how they are made to compare it for you.

Hope that somewhat answers your question. :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Abramyans ~ I emailed you because the reply was so lengthy. :)

 
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