Friday, March 25, 2011

Yes, I'm punch drunk again.

Let not my hands be idle. Fat chance of that ever happening. I hate not having something going to work on at all times. I even have bread waiting to be beat down because I am so into this new project that I started yesterday. It's not as large a project as the last one but I think I like it so far. I still need to see more progress before I can say that I really like it.
So this is my current work in progress

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Here is the finished product.

I am so happy with the way it turned out and it just fits perfectly with the basket design and size too. What more could I hope for? The piece measures 6 " x 11 " the basket is 9 1/2" x 20" and it is 8" tall. I bound the finished piece with grosgrain ribbon that I stitched to the outer edge the folded the excess under and made a sort of pillow case and lightly stuffed it with batting. I then stitched it to the basket which was fairly easy as there was an insert on the top that had a ribbing that I stitched around. I then added the two rows of ruffles that I had distressed to match the basket and needle work.
Many of the pattern I have used are from country Stitches. I love their designs and they have a great resource for all your punch needle and Cross stitch supplies. This pattern is one of theirs. It is quite a large pattern and took me a little longer them some of the other I have done. 

It's done!

Yea, It's all done. Now I am going to attach it to a vintage sewing box. That seems to be the perfect spot for it since it has to do with Wool and Flax both are sewing materials.
This is a picture of the finished Punch Needle before I apply it. This is the basket I am going to attach it to. I think its going to be awesome and I will show you a picture of the finished piece a little later. This basket has a handle that I removed and trying to decide on a new handle since the old one would go into the PN piece. I am thinking that I could attach cording to each corner and then a handle in the center where the cording meets at the top?????? I need to give that some thought too.