A New Project, Another Punch Needle Pattern in the Making

I started working on a new punch needle project today. It's an adaptation of a wool applique pattern of mine called Whiskers. The colors are very different; this one being more primitive. I'm using a combination of floss and pearl cotton; both are Valdani. 

I'm using one of our handmade frames, a 10" one...but I definitely need to make a cover to avoid injuries. Those little teeth are very sharp!