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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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

~ W I N D Y Wednesday~

A Home For Mr. & Mrs. Proctor...almost finished

GOODE Windy Wednesday morning to you.  The windy is howling and whirling about as rain falls heavily and the temperatures rise, taking the last of our snow and finally making it look like Spring is about to arrive :).  Chili is simmering in the crock pot already this morning; to be taken to The Sugarhouse tonight for the guys to enjoy as t their dinner.  Boiling as been sporadic these last few days but it is now, running once again!! 

Do you ever finish a piece and love it, only to look back at it a few days later and realize you not completely happy with it!!    Such is the case with this piece....I really wish I had not added in the orange!  I feel like the sweet peacocks would have looked better if I had done them in the same colors (yellow and green) as the flowers and leaves!!!  I am hoping, once I put it in it's frame, which is a lovely olde & aged white, all will come together!!  Right now I am adding a bit more boarder as the frame I purchased is larger and I really want to use it for this piece.

Okay..I am off now to tidy the house, walk Oliver James and head into the studio for the day.  

Until Next time ~ wishing you joy, doreen

10 comments:

  1. Hi Doreen, I love all your patterns. I am sure this one will look as lovely when you have it all framed! Stay dry and enjoy having a walk with Oliver James. Enjoy your day...😘 Blessings, bernice

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  2. Hello Bernice. :) Thank you SO much for stopping by and for your lovely compliments. Hugs, doreen

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  3. I think your peacock piece is lovely! I can relate very much as I just finished a whole hooked rug and not exactly happy with it! Had most of the background hooked and realized I should have chosen something different! Wasn't about to rehook! One for the floor! LOL!!
    Hugs!!
    Cathy G

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    1. Goode day Cathy. Thank you so much. Argh..so frustrating!!

      :) Hugs, doreen

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  4. I love this piece and the orange looks great for the peacocks. Lovely work and am enjoying your blog.

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    1. Gode morning Aileen and thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and for your lovely compliments :).

      Wishing you a great day, doreen

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  5. Hi Doreen, Love the design and to me the Peacock's color is a lovely contrast. Love how you swirl the thread...creates great interest.
    Enjoy the day with Peace,

    Folk Art Hugs, Barb

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    1. Goode Morning Barb ~ thank you so much my dear friend. hugs, doreen

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  6. I think the orange makes the Peacock's POP ! As wonderful as all your designs are. I really, really need to get started with punching. Happiness, Jo Ann

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    1. Goode morning Jo Ann ~ You are so sweet!! 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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~Folk Art Punch Needle Club~

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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