Welcome Spring!

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I know in many parts of the US there are people wondering when spring will arrive. In a good news band news kind of way in Idaho we had spring in January. This really has been a crazy winter, here my crocus have already bloomed and died away and my herb garden looks like its mid June.  Never the less it’s great to see spring. One of the great things about living in Idaho is we do have all four seasons even if they aren’t always aligned with the calendar.

So in honor of the first day of spring my latest punch needle embroidery celebrates just that.  The pattern is an older Lizzy Kate that I found on eBay. One of the problems (sort of) with punch needle is you work on the wrong side. So if you are like me and don’t always look at your work on the front you might just miss a mistake.   Which is what happened in this piece. Although I’m not sure it’s really a mistake more of a design feature.

On the punch needle that I use (CTR) there are little beads that allow you to adjust the size of your loop. Well as it turned out one of beads came off after I had completed the back ground and a few of the highlights. Which has caused the carrot, tulip, bee, and butterfly to look more 3D than the patterned called for.

I’m not sure I would call it a mistake but a bit of an enhancement.  Never the less it is a great pattern to welcome spring.

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About yarnsnthreads

Melanie is a fiber artist by profession, a person of faith by choice, she is always looking for something new to learn so she reads and reads. As a fiber artist she has had more than 20 years experience as a Hands on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, and spinning, and weaving. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, as well as in 4 H programs around the Treasure Valley and Idaho. She also spent several years as a pattern tester for numerous yarn and design companies. She is also the lead designer for Yarns N Threads Fiber Mill and Craftown.com. With all her fiber arts you would think that she would have no more room in her life for other interests and things to learn, this blog is about all parts of Melanie’s life. You will never know what might be on her mind so come back often and see what she is up to now.
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