Friday, August 31, 2012


Ramsey & The Christmas Star is one of my most popular patterns.  He's in a fancy frame on my etsy shop.  The wool I dyed rust last week inspired me to tweak (don't you just love that word) the color of threads just a shade or two from the original.  The plaid is now Gentle Art's blue spruce and mulberry.  The mulberry has just enough rust in it to work with the wool.  It's a pillow in waiting.  Oh the tomato, look close and you will see a little red globe peeking out behind the  mustard plank chair.  Keep on punchin.

Monday, August 27, 2012


I've been waiting for the perfect day and today is it  The sun is out and there's a slight breeze.  No that's not lobsters in my granite pot, it's wool.  I like to cut up fat 1/8's for the dye pot.  I like to use  Kool Aid,  but for those rich fall colors, I use Country Classics..  This batch is Country Classics Rust! Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


While cleaning up my bookcase, I came across a poem I written in 2001 and was published in the WISCONSIN POETS CALENDAR.  I thought I'd share it with you.
Old Sage -
On Summer's Stage
Foolishly you try
To Masquerade as July
Long languid days
Filled with Matinees
Black-eyed Susans kick
Your breath labors thick
The Petunias know
This is the Final Show
While the Fat Lady
Slipper sings-
The Mums-crimson
Are waiting in the wings.

I didn't realize Harley was behind the Russian Sage until I downloaded the photo.  Keep on punchin.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I started making these mini pumpkin face pins and couldn't stop!  They are 1 1/2" X 2" with a real wooden stem and a plaid woolie leaf.  I've been using lots of different thread from Gentle Art's pumpkin pie to Valdani's yummy pumpkin and toffee!  One of these is destined for my etsy shop.  Hmm which one will it be?  Keep on punchin.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


I've been punchin like crazy to get stuff done for the COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW in St. Charles, Ill September 21st to 23rd.  GINGER & THE HARVEST MOON is ready to go.  Plus, I'm proud to announce several of my punchneedle projects will be at the PINK LAMA, a new Gallery in downtown Cedarburg.  AND it's official, I'll be moving my studio to the little stone farm house on the grounds of the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Museum at the end of October.  It's going to be a busy fall.  I'm working on pumpkin face pins will post soon.  Keep on punchin,

Monday, August 13, 2012


Vintage Kart racing in Dousman Wisconsin over the weekend!  We had beautiful weather, I brought a picnic lunch and a punchneedle project.  The boys raced while "Buddy" and I watched.  It's amazing how much you can accomplish when you're a spectator!  Keep on punchin.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


It's crow season here in my studio.  I'm busy finishing up several pieces for ETSY, and the COUNTRY FOLK ART FESTIVAL in ST. CHARLES, IL.  The show starts Friday September 21st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. continues on Saturday  September 22nd  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,  and finishes up on Sunday September 23rd from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.  Hope to see those of you in the area there, it'a a great show!  Keep on punchin.