Friday, November 24, 2017


Here we are at HALF TIME ...between games & meals!  Rizzo has been the life of the party greeting and jumping on my family!  So much for intensive training.  Now it's back to work for me...getting ready for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR next weekend!  Old Mother Hubbard is ready to be photographed, hope to get the patterns for the show.  Keep on punchin.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


More nursery rhymes...however I am working on a sketch TREE TRIMMING... You can find my finished pieces on Amazon HomemadeThe-Cooperage.  I'll be posting more items this week.  Rizzo is going onto AKC Good Citizen Certification...Lot's of work and he's still just a puppy and wants to jump and play with everyone he meets!!!  Long journey, but it will be worth it because I'll be able to take him everywhere with me.  LUNCH & PUNCH this Saturday 10-2.  Plus at 4.p.m. there will be the opening of ICONIC WISCONSIN at the Cedarburg  Art Museum.  I'm proud to say my GOT CUSTARD is part of the show which will run until the middle of January 2018.  Keep on punchin.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


RIZZO...on his tip toes watching the squirrels!  He's quite a character.  Keeps me on my toes all day! Just a quick Amazon Handmade site is up and running.  I'll be posting finished pieces everyday.  So If you need a punch needle gift for the holidays that you meant to make yourself but life got in the way.  Check out my site.  Go to Amazon click on Handmade and type in Cooperage!  Progress is being made on my nursery rhyme series.  Patterns are available on my etsy site with the newest one being Ms. Muffet.  Quite Contrary is on the frame.  Keep on punchin.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


                                        Dark as Molasses
                                        Brittle as Candy

                                        Maple Sugar sprinkled on
                                        a Cookie Crumb Crust

                                       Carmel n Cardamom tatters
                                       Cling to branches like
                                       Bittersweet Memories
                                       Day melts into Night
                                       Black as Coal

                                      Dreams warmed in Kitchens
                                      Wrapped in Anticipation
  Doing some serious coop cleaning and found my poems...please indulge me here on my blog!  I miss writing poems and plan to begin again soon!  In the meantime, the trim on the Cooperage has been painted a cocoa brown and the door has a fresh coat of ginger paint. The patio and path to the log cabin have been rejuvenated with flag stones and more bricks.  That will wrap it up until spring when I plan to plant a new side garden and have the split rail fence replaced.  (Don't ya just love home owning ?)  Working on my nursery rhyme collection.  Will post Ms Muffet soon.  and drum roll please....I've been invited to sell my finished pieces on Amazon Handmade!  It's a fairly new site and I'm learning how to post with their templates and pixel requirements.  Stay tuned and I'll let you know how you can find me in the world known as Amazon...Keep on punchin.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017


I forgot to list BOO PEEP...and the finished MOTHER GOOSE.  Keep on punchin.


Here we go...another Nursery Rhyme Primsicle!  Time is marching on and it seems I add more and more to my do list everyday!  I understand Amazon has a new Amazon Handmade and am looking into it to sell my finished pieces!  Not sure if i have time to manage another site selling patterns on ETSY keeps me pretty busy, but I am intrigued by the idea.  hose of you who know me well know I'm a big supporter of Amazon so I'm going to check it out.  In the meantime MS MUFFET is on the frame and I'm working with Rizzo everyday.  Keep on Punchin.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


MOTHER GOOSE on the frame...going to be working on a collection of nursery rhymes starting with Mother Goose!  This week in between puppy classes and play days, a trip to the Vet for the last of the puppy shots!  There will be the making of carmel corn and pumpkin chocolate chip bread for the COVERED BRIDGE STUDIO ART TOUR this weekend.  Baking bread and making a chicken salad for Lunch & Punch this Saturday.  Wish me luck!.  Keep on punchin.