Project 37: Punch NeedleOctober 6, 2011
I thought I was so clever this evening. I finally had a few free hours stretching before me, but with no good ideas for quick projects I decided to wander through the craft store to see what I could find. A rug hook project or something similar sounded good. Unfortunately, rug hook designs are just as cheesy as they were when I was a kid, but in the same aisle there were some more interesting designs in packages labeled Punch Needle. This was a new technique for me so I picked one up.
The box claims that this is “easy and relaxing – a quick way to smile.” I had an idea that I would post my start and end times and let you all know how easy and relaxing it really was. I had a more ambitious idea that I could finish it tonight. In fact, I even bought an 8×10 frame to put it in.
My first indication of trouble was when I got it home and read the list of items included: “kit contains cotton thread, printed cotton fabric, and easy instructions. A 10 inch plastic hoop is required for stitching.” Oops, I didn’t see that while I was in the store. No matter, I have a smaller hoop in my craft supplies upstairs from a previous project. I’ll just make do.
Then I spotted, on another part of the back of the box, this final blow to my evening: “punch needle tool sold separately.”
There’s no coming back from that one. I’ll try to pick up my missing items tomorrow and work on it this weekend.