I’m Laura, owner of Appleberry Cottage. I love to share my primitive stitchery, primitive punch needle, hand crafted folk art, and heirloom crocheted baby afghans with you.
When I'm not crafting, I'm mom to 4 kids: Andrew, Matt, Rachel (17 yrs old), and James (12 yrs old).
I started and can't stop! I began punching last night, and absolutely LOVE the way this one is turning out. It has all the fall colors ~ orange, rust, gold, tan and cranberry. The pattern has options for using overdyed floss from Weeks Dye Works, or plain floss from DMC. Since this piece will be for Ebay, I'm using DMC. (if I used WKW, the starting price would be WAY too high). I'm using their conversion chart, so combining 2-3 colors to achieve an overdyed appearance and subtle shading.
Almost done with the turkey, just the tail is remaining. Then onto the background. I'm thinking of finishing this one on a hornbook ~ maybe painted barn red or gold? I think a brown painted one wouldn't set off the colors in it, as the background is a combination of very dark brown and grey. I'll be busy tonight punching away. Once I start, I have to finish it quickly. :-)
I'll have to get some estimates for fixing our soffits/facia. I walked around the outside of the house yesterday, and found the wind had torn off some aluminum trim. I think the wood underneath is a little soft, so there might be some repairs in order. I was going to wait until spring to see how much it would cost, but now that some pieces are ready to fall off, I better see what's involved now. At least the wind seems to have died down a bit this afternoon.