I'm here! I was sick for Christmas -- a nasty head cold -- and we were away for New Year's weekend, so I don't have a lot to show for myself. It's time to put the iPhone down (my husband gave me one for Christmas and I have been playing with it) and get back to work!
I designed a couple of heart patterns for Valentine's Day and need to get the prototypes finished. I ran out of blue floss, so there's a trip to the store for that in the very near future. I'm finding the heart a little too bright, even for me, and I may age it with some black walnut tea. I was thinking of an analogous color scheme in cotton floss for the circle, but this morning I am looking at my hand-dyed wool Medici thread -- Bing Cherry, in particular.
Some punch needle designs just lend themselves to wool thread. It is has a warmer, fuzzy look to it and resembles miniature hooked rugs. The cotton floss, however, tends to produce crisper lines and has a beautiful sheen to it. Decisions, decisions . . . . .