Friday, January 13, 2017


It's amazing how much I can get done when I have several days and nights in a row at home.  I've been taking care of Hattie all week and I'm happy to report, she has starting eating...her head is still tilted and her left side is weak.  Not trusting her on the stairs yet, so I'm still sleeping on the couch.  I'm punching up some pin sized Dala Horses just finished this garter stitch little jacket.  Just need 2 fabulous buttons  There's a oval Claddagh design on my drawing board waiting for me to select threads (always my favorite part).  Keep on punchin.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Time Out is depicts an old sled and a pair of skates leaning up against the side of a faded barn.  I wanted something Winter that wasn't Christmas!  I've just ordered some of these finished paddles.  It's on to  Heart themed designs for February.  My local Blogger Buddies don't forget it's lunch & punch this Saturday.  See ya there.  Keep on punchin.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Unfortunately there's very little snow left, it's been washed away with a rainy drizzle.  Hattie is a little better, she is still leaning to the left, her head is quilted, and she has very little appetite.  Remember  she was the dog who once grabbed a rotisserie chicken off the counter and ate the whole thing while I was upstairs changing my clothes!  Reworking Jingle Bell & Stocking Stuffer Santa's will post soon.  There is a little winter scene on my drawing board and I hope to get back to it this week.  Keep on punchin.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


HATTIE & I are are spending a quiet day at home.  She's still pretty dizzy and has no appetite.  I'm taking advantage of this time to sketch a couple of new Winter Designs.  HAPPY NEW YEAR and keep on punchin.

Saturday, December 31, 2016


My poor baby...she saw the Vet yesterday, looks like it's Vistibular  Syndrome!  Hopefully it's the kind that goes any in a couple of weeks and not the severe kind!  My worry is that she's lost 10 lbs in a very short time and refuses to eat.  Yesterday she had a shot and I have meds to give her today & tomorrow.  She is a little more stable on her feet, but her head is tilted.  Hopefully that won't be permanent.  After refusing bacon, scrambled eggs, she took a dixie cup of vanilla Haagen-Dazs.  I made chicken vegetable soup for her yesterday, she's not interested in it today.  It's a wait and see.  In the meantime...Keep on Punchin.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


This is the view of little log cabin from the back door of my COOPERAGE.   It's empty now, but I'm thinking in a few years I'll move my studio here.   It's a gray day here and I've been off to the post office to mail out orders, and over to Walgreens to get dramamine less drossy for Hattie.  She's had some kind of episode.  On Christmas night everything was normal, but on Monday morning she could not walk straight, keep falling over.  She was disoriented.  It was awful.  Been on the phone with the Vet who thinks it might be something called Visticular Syndrome?   Hopefully by Friday, I'll be able to get her up in the Jeep and then to the Vet.  Keep on punchin.

Monday, December 26, 2016


Christmas may be over but there is still SNOW as this little Holly will attest to...I can't help it I keep designing snow people and sleds and ice skaters right up until Valentines Day and sometime even beyond!  I'm home this week HATTIE had some kind of episode during the night.  I fear it was a stroke.  She's disoriented and after a few steps falls down.  Keep on punchin.