Sunday, March 28, 2010


As March comes to a close, I put away most of my Irish CD's, and store the memories of my visit in the back of my mind. I always leave out a few for those rainy maudlin days ahead. Today the sun is shinning and it's time to think about April Showers and May Flowers. These two patterns SPRING TIME & A BASKET OF POSIES, and their thread kits are available on my web site Get stitching.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Oh, it's that time of year to get out, and into the yard. Harley is willing to help by carting off any old broken branches, while Hattie is happy to sit and wait for refreshments! My friend Judy Block just happens to be in Fort Lauderdale this week. She stopped in The Cross Stitch Cupboard and took some pictures of the shop, and the trunk show featuring my "Flew The Coop" punch needle designs. Will post photos soon...stay tuned!


Sunday, March 21, 2010


The crocus are pushing up through the snow... That's how I know Spring is coming. Just finished "The Rooster & The Roses". It's a combination of punchneeedle and penny rug. The Pattern and thread kit will be availabe next week. "The Angel Face" pin (tucked into the basket) is available on my web site. The pattern includes the design on weavers cloth, the pin clasp, and finishing instructions.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


It's a spring like day here in South Eastern Wisconsin. Once the soda bread is baked and the corn beef is on the stove, it would be a perfect day to do a little yard clean up (or not). A better day to punch one of the the above bunnies. The Night Gardner and Munch Time punchneedle patterns are both available on my website . If you're going to be in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area any time soon; stop in the Cross Stitch Cupboard on 1600 NE Street. They have a Trunk Show of my latest and greatest Flew The Coop punchneedle models, patterns, hornbooks, and Vadani thread kits.


Saturday, March 13, 2010


Daisy is the first pattern in the Woolies Collection. She is punched with one strand of wool on weavers cloth. The kit includes the pattern on weavers, the wool, and finishing directions. Daisy can stand alone or be stitched onto a pillow. The kits will be available on my website at the end of the month. If you would like to pre-order just e-mail me at . You can also see Daisy tomorrow at The Arte Of The Nedle open house. I'll be there stitching from 12.00 to 2.00, and I'll have a few kits with me. Stop by I'd love to meet you.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


It's a gray rainy day today. It's what the Irish call a soft day. It's what I call a great day to put the kettle on, settle in to your favorite chair and stitch. Find my Wild Irish Rose Cottage punch needle pattern on my website and get punching!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tulip Time

It won't be long before bunnies are scampering around. The pattern for this Tulip Time Bunny is available on my website along with the unfinished hornbook. I've been busy stitching inside while the snow has been slowly melting outside. All of a sudden the back yard is looking like a lake and the mud games have begun. So far it's Sheep Dogs & Mud 33... Nancee & Hardwood floor 0!

The Arte of the Nedle, 1320 West Town Square Rd, Mequon, Wisconsin is having an open house Sunday March 14, 2010. I'll be there from 12.00-2.00 p.m. doing what I do best...punching & talking. Please stop by, I'd love to meet you.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Madness

This stand-up punchneedle bunny marches into spring with a bucket of flowers. I worked the model with a dark chocolate background. Then (as you can see above) made up a few more in other colors. He's the perfect size to tuck into your favorite Easter basket along side some eggs. The pattern is alvailable on the website Order today, and get punching!