I always have lots of yarn scraps left over from projects and a great way to use them up is to put them in an oxford punch scrappy project.
This little mat will be a great place to put hot items on since it is made of wool or a nice place for a cup of hot cocoa and a small dish of cookies!
If you have never tried oxford punch needle it is very easy to do...you just need an oxford punch needle, monks cloth, linen, or even burlap will work and yarn, wool strips, or strips of fabric, a frame such as a lip lock style quilting hoop or a gripper frame like the ones used for rug hooking, and a sharp pair of scissors.
The grandkiddo's usually spend about 2 days a week together. These cousins are almost like a brother and sister.....very protective of one another and love to share pizza and some time playing and watching a few cartoons! They do keep me entertained with what they can come up with :)
Once again I have kept the needle punch popping away into the evening hours. The OLD TIME STOCKING was fun to make and I have made patterns and kits of this one if anyone is interested I have listed them on my website Prairie Moon Primitives and on ETSY.
The colors of the stocking and background are some of my favorite prim hand dyed wool threads.
Rise and Shine is what I use to tell my kids when they were little and it was time for school. I must admit I'm a night owl and I'm not much of a morning person!
I have this one as a pattern and kit, too.
My friend "Frank Bielec" is going to be coming again for an oxford punch/rug hooking workshop March 14-15, 2014. The workshop is always such fun and includes 2 meals each day!
If you are interested in attending just email me for more information. Classes are limited so sign up soon!