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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lookie What I Got!! PunchNeedle!!

I am sooooooooo excited! When my friend Karen came down last week, she handed me a big old bag and said this is for you from me and Kelly! Kelly is my other most dear friend I left up in Ohio when I moved and I miss them both terribly. Anywho.....Kelly has started her own business designing PunchNeedle patterns and selling supplies. You can find her work on Garden Gate PunchNeedle Patterns. I have mentioned more than once how I have wanted to learn how to do this and Kelly's response is always...."It's sooooooooo easy and FUN!" I have gone into shops that carry this stuff and have even had the sales girl show me how to thread the needle but I never bought one. I did buy a cute $11.00 pattern though that I have been able to look at for the past two years sitting in the ziploc bag! Why do we do things like that??? So after I opened up my goodie bag and saw what was in there, I was THRILLED!. Karen hadn't been at the house 10 minutes and I made her show me how to get started. Next thing you know we are heading off to Wal-Mart to get some more weavers cloth! When we got home I organized all my stuff in a new folder I had that I just got from Office Max! I am still not very good ...everything looks FAT. Kelly said it does until you fill it all in then it all takes shape! Sooooooo, I am onto a new hobby and I have to say....It is easy once you get the hang of it and FUN! If you have been thinking about doing it....give it a try...I think you'll like it!


Leslie said...

I am soooo jealous! That is one of the next things that I want to learn! How awesome to have a great friend like that :)

I actually did something similar for my friend, Shannon, recently. When we went camping, I packed an extra hoop and needle, took all of the patterns I had printed off and everything I needed to get her started on stitching. She didn't think she could do it, I kept saying, "It's easy!". Next thing I knew, the girl was/is HOOKED! She has done more than I have lately and does just as well as I do and she's just a beginner (I guess I taught her well :)). I then took my second sewing machine down and taught her to use that and the other night she was asking questions about painting...lol I turned her into a craft lover :)

Have a great day!


Kris said...

Needle punching is so much fun! Once you learn how to do that, you'll have to try rug yarn punching! You can make pillows and rugs!! Very fun!! And easy!

Have a great day!