First off, thanks for all the comments about my monster pile of project. I know, it is ridiculous. In my defence (if there is any!), some of them are quite old and about 10 or so are class projects I just haven’t gotten around to finishing. And several of them are small. Really. Okay, yeah, I need to start finishing things.
So, that leads me to a new project I’m working on: punchneedle! I did start it about two weeks ago, but I haven’t made much progress because I am actually finding it kind of hard. I’m not really sure what is so hard about putting a needle in and out of fabric, but if it can be messed up, I can do it. Yay, me. I think I’ve figured it out finally, and here is my piece so far:
I need to do some touching up along the bottom to make it more even, but I think it is looking pretty good.
Here’s a picture of the back. You can see that I’m a novice for sure since it isn’t very neat at all.
If you are interested in punchneedle, I highly recommend a little booklet Planet June put out last year. (Yeah, I know I recommend her stuff a lot. I’m not a shill and I don’t get any kickbacks. I just really, honestly think that she is very talented. I’ve also met her twice [for a total of about 30 minutes], and I think she is a very sweet person.) If I can make my way successfully through this Dimensions design, I’m going to try Planet June’s moon design next. I think it would look great on a bag.
I still don’t know what to do about Castles in the Air, but I appreciate the suggestions. Anyone want to buy it off me? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
I’m also trying to get a little better at commenting on blogs. I read a lot of cross stitch and knitting blogs but I rarely comment because I just don’t know what to say. I’m actually very shy and more than a little afraid of sounding dumb when I leave a comment. I bet my cousin doesn’t even know I read every one of her blog posts because I so rarely comment on them. Anyway, I’m trying to get better. And if you read my blog and feel too shy to comment, please do. I want to read your blog too, if I don’t already. 🙂