Friday, June 25, 2010

New Dog, Old Tricks - Old Dog, New Tricks???

Now lets see, how does that adage go??  If it is "ya can't teach an old dog new tricks", then it's wrong!!!  Yah hoo!!  Last Christmas my great-niece Lauren got a needle punch kit.  She asked me, her Aunt Kris, who knows how to do ALL crafts, if I would help her learn how to do it.  Well, ol' Aunt Kris could not figure out how to use the punch needle.  Turns out, there was a piece missing, so I was redeemed.

It looked intriguing but I did nothing about it until last week when I went on my little mini shop hop with my friend Sue and found this cute little book that had some punch needle patterns in it. Well, as I read about the thread you used for these little punch needle patterns, I saw that one uses the same embroidery floss she would use if she did a lot of counted cross stitch. 

I used to do a lot of counted cross stitch, but now my eyes are not so fond of that sport and I have been wondering (for the past several years) what I was going to do with all the 100s and 100s of skeins of DMC embroidery floss that is just sitting around waiting for the day I MIGHT try a new cross stitch!!  Then it hit me - a new way I could use all that embroidery floss and learn a new trick at the same time!!

At a second quilt shop, I found a punch needle (that is ergometrically friendly) and after reading the instructions on how to use the fancy-schmancy needle . . . no more need be said!!!

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks AND its a ton of fun that I can do while my Dad and I watch the Rockies baseball games almost each and every night during the summer!!!

1 comment:

mkhquilts said...

OMG! What a CUTE smile that dog has! Just gave me a huge chuckle! What's not to love with a face like that!