Doreen Frost ~ Designer, Teacher & Merry Maker of Original Needle~Work Creations, Folky Fraktur Woole~Worked Animals & Needle Work Patterns.

I have always dreamed of owning my own business, working with my hands, creating what made my heart sing . Fifteen years ago that dream began to take shape. My business grew slowly at first and I have dabbled in many different art forms (which I still do from time to time :). Six years ago I decided to concentrate on my love of Punch Needle Embroidery. I did loads of research, purchased the tools & supplies, that I knew I would enjoy using, and taught myself everything I could (and felt I needed to know) about this wonderful needle art. In 2011, I began offering my original Punch Needle Embroidery designs and things just took off from there!! Over the years my business has grown tremendously. I now travel throughout New England teaching classes & giving workshops. I also hold small classes here, in our Vermont home in Autumn & Early Winter. Outside, the wind howls, crisp leaves fly past the windows & snow swirls about... inside, a cozy fire burns and a homemade meal is prepared..we settle ourselves with our hoop & needles and enjoy a day of learning, goode conversation, friends and food. Each day I give thanks for this wonderful life I live. ~ doreen

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Friday, December 9, 2016

~Tis Blustery Outside~

Goode BLUSTERY afternoon to you.  Olde man winter is paying us a visit, here in Vermont, today.  My goodness is it ever cold outside.  A frigid wind howls and blusters about, making the window wreaths sway and my Merry & Jolly Holiday sign bang and clatter on the porch post. Thankfully, all is snug & warm inside our little brown house.  The fire is burning & Little Women is playing as I wrap a few presents under the light of our glowing tree.  I've spaghetti sauce & homemade meatballs simmer on the stove and a loaf of crusty bread cooling on the counter.  As you can imagine, it smells quite heavenly in here.

This morning, I sent out the last of my orders and I am now..OFFICIALLY..on Christmas Holiday :).  I will, of course, still be sketching, planning and spending lots of wonderful and relaxing time with my hoop & needle in between wrapping and baking..goodness how I love this time of year.

Speaking of LOVE...I absolutely LOVE what I am working on right now!!!  It is a larger version of the Merry Olde St. Nicholas design, which I created for one of this years workshops.  This larger design will be a pattern in the current "book" I am working on called "When Winter Comes" and will include all things cozy and warm to keep you busy during those long winter months and ...a touch of spring :).  As I mentioned, this guy is a large one.  He is currently residing in my 17" hoop and is punched with two strands of floss and I am using several different needle depths.  I LOVE HIM!

I'm off now to brew a fresh pot of coffee and settle myself down with Merry Olde St. Nicholas and perhaps...A Christmas Carol :).

Wishing you a joyful and merry day ~ Doreen

4 comments:

  1. Love your stories. So cozy and filled with warmth. Enjoy your time away from business although I am sure your mind chatter never stops thinking of new creations.

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    1. Goode afternoon Barbara. Thank you so much for stopping by. You are so right..my mind is still aflutter with thoughts and ideas. Hugs to you ~ Doreen

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  2. Sounds like an ideal day! Santa is a beauty! Enjoy your respite from the business.
    Robyn

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    1. Goode morning Robyn. Thank you so much. hugs, doreen

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Greetings and thank you all SO very much for taking the time to visit and for leaving me a message. I'm so pleased to have you here. Wishing you joy, doreen

~Punch Needle Embroidery~

~Punch Needle Embroidery~
** The art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle. *Embroidered work or ornamentation. Elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story

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~In My Hoop~
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I am so very pleased to announce.....

I am so very pleased to announce.....
My Punch Needle Embroidery designs are now available as Rug Hooking/Rug Punching Patterns. Available exclusively through Spruce Ridge Studios