Tuesday, January 1, 2019

~*Happy New Year*~

Hello Prim Friends!  Yes, it has been a long time (yet again).  With a new year comes new goals! I'm starting off with a little something to share with you...

a freebie doodle!  (and if you read all the way to the end... a 2nd freebie too!)  I have a goal to have lots of finishes this year.  There isn't a set number, but I want to makes lots and lots of finishes!!!  I hope you do too!

~*Happy Valentines to Ewe*~
©primitivebettys 2019

My sweet husband gave me a tablet for Christmas.  He is urging me (and cheering me!) to get back into the swing of creating MORE!!

Learning how to use the tablet for drawing doodles is a bit of a challenge.  Patience and focus needed!  But, I already have one finish!

It is a very simple doodle... or simple scribble...

(a great big a positive sigh...)

I gathered my basket of tangled DMC threads and my Cameo Ultra Punch (medium needle only!)… and punched away.

I made the pattern just about 5 by 7 inches on my print... and straightened the edges (hence the uneven black border around the finished punch piece.

Cut off the excess Weaver's Cloth to about 1/2 inch around.  Then put face down on a small bit of wool for the backing.

Stitch as close the punches as possible leaving about a 2 inch opening.  (I use my sewing machine.)

Snip the tips of the corners off to reduce bulk and then turn right sides out.

I will often times save my leftover bits of wool from rug hooking.  It makes a great pillow stuffing for these small pieces.

I filled the pillow, but not too tight or over-stuffed.

Sew the opening closed.  For added goodness, I trimmed the seam with a thick noodle scrap.  Using a blanket stitch and more black embroidery floss, I stitched all around to hold the wool noodle in place.

My first finish of 2019!!

~*Eggs Five Cents*~
©primitivebettys 2019

As always, enjoy the doodles!  I love to see finishes, so please show me!

Wishing you all warm smiles and a great New Year!

… Betty


  1. Cute as can be and a great tut besides . Thanks for the patterns and happy new year

  2. Happy new year Betty, and thank you for the doodles! I think that I am going to make the egg one first. I believe that I have all of you doodles from the beginning of you blogging.

  3. I still need to play with mine, just too many things I need to do, am doing and never have the time to do, lol.


  4. Aw welcome back.......I loved seeing a new post.....happy new year....live th3 patterns and what a wonderful tutorial...look forward to seeing more .......


  5. well I am happy to see you back!! love your new doodles, as always ~ can't wait to see more from you this New Year! Happy wishes for you & yours my friend!

  6. Both designs are so cute ! Nice to see you here again !!! Thank you for sharing and like your technique to finish . Happy New Year !!!

  7. Thank you for the doodles! Happy New Year!

  8. I hope your new "machine" will keep you doodling! Thank you for these two cuties. I'm so happy to read this new post from you. I've been cross stitching and need a break but didn't know what to pick up next. You have inspired me to dust off my punch!

  9. Hello Betty, How do I get started to learn punch please? I have wanted to learn for a very long time! Hoping for some guidance please?
    Sincerely, Meredith Baker I

    1. Meredith, I'm sorry for the long delay with replying to your comment. There are many instructional blog posts and many videos on YouTube. Using the Cameo Ultra Punch with the medium needle, a gripper frame or Morgan hoop with Weaver's Cloth and embroidery floss are the best supplies to get you started! :-)


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