Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holidays Are Here....Finally!!!!

I have the next two weeks off from my full time job! YAY!!! Except, now I have a miserable cold. How is it that the body knows when you are going to slow down, take a break, pause??? This is not the first time I have been "under the weather" during the holiday seems to be a perennial gift from the kids I work with. Oh well, nothing lasts forever as we all know.

Tomorrow... is the Winter Solstice! This means that the light will start to come back, oh what a blessing that is. It has to be my favorite day of the whole winter! Even though it is the shortest day - longest night, it means that...days will get longer, mornings will be brighter, coming home will be less eerie, and walking in the park with my Sophie will be more the light.
I am trying to find and finish some projects that have been waiting for attention. Here is a Punch Needle piece that I did to experiment with a night sky. 

Living On The Edge
 Punch Needle by Tony Latham
Design by Deanne Fitzpatrick
I used the largest Cameo needle with Paternayan tapestry wool yarn, one strand at a time. I dyed the colors to work with my own color palette.


  1. Hi Tony,
    Enjoy your vacation. Today is my last day of work for 2 weeks. Ooooh can't wait til 4:30pm! I always get a "Christmas cold" too. I think its a sign that some of us (me) leave too many things til the last minute!

  2. Hi Kim!

    Enjoy your holidays. Hope you have a good rest and break from work. All the best in 2010!

  3. Your experiment was certainly worth the effort! Are you going to make another punched piece with a Van Gogh sky? Happy vacation and enjoy the holidays! I'm off as well, wrapping gifts and getting things organized for the festivities!

  4. Hi Kathleen,

    Sending you warm wishes for a happy holiday filled with all the best of the season!!!
    Enjoy you time off too!

  5. Tony---I love this piece and the colors are super oooh la la---
    are you going to frame it, or make it into pin, or what???

  6. hey Burma,

    I will frame it. It measures 5 x 5 inches.
    I was testing out the woolen background as a mat behind the piece.
    Hope you had a chance to spend time with your new grandchild!!!




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