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.