Thursday, 13 September 2007

Giving Punchneedle a try

I received the fall class schedule from my LNS online and noticed a class is being offered in Punchneedle. I was in their shop recently and saw some of the completed designs. They looked like they'd be a lot of fun to do so I was happy to see they're offering classes in the technique. Any fellow bloggers tried this yet? Anyways I've just left a message on their answering machine to say I'm interested and I'm waiting to hear back from them with the details. Classes are offered on Saturdays which is perfect since I often accompany my DH into town on those days.
In the meantime I've been working on my new
Blackbird Design. I haven't done a lot of stitching this week but what I have done is really enjoyable. This is my first Blackbird Designs pattern that I've done. It's called Country Garden and I'm enjoying it so much that it makes me want to run out and pick up a few more of their designs. Several co-workers have been commenting on this one as well. I had hoped to attend a SAL at Rebecca's place this Saturday and possibly finish this one up. However I've not been feeling all that well and decided not to do the drive but stay put instead. I find when I'm on a SAL I accomplish a lot more than I do at home. There just seems to be too many interruptions at home and I never seem to get done what I'd hoped to.

I received some of the threads I'm waiting for to do Trick or Treat Lane. I'm still going through my stash looking for fabric for this one. I have one piece of linen that could work but I'm not all that sold on the colour. Here's a picture of the fabric with the design. It's 25ct rather than the required 28ct so it would end up being a little larger. If I don't go with this fabric then that means I can't start this right away. I'll either have to take a trip into my LNS or have a look at what's available online. I prefer to look online since it's cheaper but that also means waiting for the mail. Here in Canada that can take awhile. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'm hoping to head out to the apple orchard myself. There's one just a 15min drive from my place.
Mmmm, I can taste them already!


  1. I've not tried punch needle but I think it looks really pretty when finished :)
    I think that fabby you got is perfect for that will look like a dark spooky night!

  2. I think the fabric looks good too Lynn. I have not tried punchneedle but i have a customer who absolutely loves to do it. She has promised to teach me but we don't seem to be able to get together to do it.

  3. I think your fabric is perfect. I agree with Vonna - a dark spooky night! I have tried punchneedle and it was fun but I keep going back to cross stitch. I hope you are feeling better. The fall bugs are starting to make their rounds.

  4. I think the fabric will look great as well. Sorry you are feeling under the weather and not able to make it tomorrow, no worries I think I'm on my own again but I promise to do some stitching, if I can!
    Take care of yourself,

  5. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well! I hope a day of stitching is just what you need, and some fresh apples too.

    I haven't tried punchneedle yet, I'm afraid to try another new hobby, I'm so easily addicted to new things!

  6. I haven't tried punchneedle either, but just can't allow myself a new hobby yet! :D

  7. I haven't tried punchneedle either. Let us know how it goes if you do!
    Love the BD wip, it's looking lovely

  8. I haven't tried punchneedle either, but it does look quite good once finished. It has a soft, full look to the design. Goodluck with your classes and hope to see some of your work soon.

  9. I think your fabbie will work nicely for your halloween design.

    Hmmm Punchneedle... dosen't interest me.