Sunday, March 27, 2011

~ Weekend News ~

Hi everyone, hope you are having a nice weekend. Today we've spent most of the day watching sports but let me tell you what I did yesterday. Lisa and I went to a sewing and craft festival, it was so much fun...there was so much to see and do. Lots and lots of quilting and sewing booths and lots of little workshops you could sign up for. Lisa and I both took a punch needle class..... This was our project...a small basket of flowers. After learning how to mount the fabric on the form and thread the needle....which for me was kind of tricky, we punch needled the flowers and greenery and then added the basket charm and ribbon. I love this little project...and I think I see a new hobby in my future:). I also made this....
little needle keep. This is a little heart shaped yo~yo, for my first one I'm happy with it but I'm going to stick with the traditional round yo~yo. I bought a little yo~yo maker and for my first project plan to make a little table runner. Have a nice evening, hugs, Linda


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, I love the punch needle basket of flowers. I have a watch on a necklace that is "covered" with a little silver basket of flowers that looks just like this!
Again, my Australian blog friend is going to love this post too! I remember my mom's best friend making yo-yo pillows back in the 60's. Can't wait to see your future projects. Have a good week.


Very sweet, Linda! Looks like it takes some time to make. Love the heart shaped yo-yo!

Julia said...

Hi linda, Mildred sent me to look at your basket of flowers..
I have used that same basket charm with silk riibon flowers.
Your work is very pretty.
Julia ♥

Lib said...

Love your sweet new Treasures!You did a gret job!
Have agreat wk.

Michelle said...


Your projects are so sweet! I'm loving the needle keep too! Hmmm... I have some felt .. maybe I can get crafty today :)

Very, very pretty!!!!!

Heidi said...

How cute is that? It looks so vintage. Just something that makes me think of you too. Great new thing to do.

Hugs from Holland ~


Hi Linda(:)
oh love the tiny basket~!!
I can just see you spinning around in a hippie dress(:)makes me giggle~ hugs,P

Joy said...

How pretty, lovely work too ;)
Have a great week!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

A heart Yo Yo....never heard of that...but that basket is beautiful!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Linda, thanks for stopping by today and your kind words.
I tried the yo-yo thing once and decided it wasn't for me..I like the other project but it sounds hard..I bet the best thing about your day was spending it with Lisa.
Mama Bear

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The needle punch looks so cute! Have a great week. blessings,Kathleen

Denise said...

I love yoyo's they make such a beautiful quilt throw....

TinaTx said...

What a cute little basket of flowers!
I don't do it often, but I love punchneedle! Just never know what to do with them when they are done. (I have 4 hanging on my bulletin board at the moment)

Anonymous said...

Linda, I want to thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

John will have to undergo a CT guided needle biopsy for a tumor on his salivary gland on Thurs. Apr. 8. We would appreciate your prayers very much.

Have a nice weekend.

Siobhan said...

What wonderful projects! I love the yoyo. I always dream of a yoyo quilt.

Nancy said...

I bought and did the punch needle too. I did a few things and put it aside again. Knitting keeps taking over for me. I do have cross stitch projects to do, one started, but off I go on two knitting items. A fisherman knit sweater, and a baby sweater.
Have fun.

Anonymous said...

I almost went to Cal Expo last weekend too but then I forgot. This weekend is too nice to stay indoors!
Kathy b

Priscilla said...

It looks like you had a great time at the craft workshops! How fun learning a new craft.. ;)

Joy said...

Hope all is well with you!!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just stopped back by to wish you happy Easter! blessings,Kathleen

Denise said...

Wonder how you are? Been a while since I was here to visit!

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