Wednesday, February 27, 2013


It snowed most of the night and it keeps keeping on.  This was to be my last day at the CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER, I'll have to push that off until tomorrow.  I plan to spend this Free Day in PJ's, with Hot Cocoa,  Homemade Marshmallows,  and working up a couple of new punchneedle patterns.  Of course their are some mittens that need  finishing,  a scarf that needs blocking, and several hundred other tasks that need doing...but for now it's on the made marshmallows and heat up some almond milk for the cocoa.  Keep on punchin.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Here is a sneak peek at MS. LIBERTY (HER FRIENDS CALL HER BERTIE).  She's ready to be glued down on the hornbook paddle I painted a grungy green and wiped down with a golden oak gel stain.  Then it's of to the WOOL STREET JOURNAL for the July Issue.  I think she's very patriotic in her own way.  Very busy this month splitting my time between my studio in the farm house gallery and the cultural center.  March 1st I'm moving over to the front rooms of galley.  It will give me the chance to gussie everything up for spring.  Keep on pinchin.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Here's a peek at the heart pin class on Valentine's Day.  We punched and munched on hummus, yummy crackers, and double stuffed oreo cookies.  I'd call that a perfect day.  Happy to report the gals left with a finished heart.  I'm off to the Cultural Center today and tomorrow.  It's the Winter fest.  Lot's of activities
planned.  I'm sharing the space with a cupcake challenge!  Keep on punchin.

Monday, February 11, 2013


News Graphics a local Ozaukee County paper visited me in my studio in the Farm House Gallery and wrote up a very nice article titled "Packs A Punch."  It was published above the fold...  It's where you want to be if my junior high school newspaper experience serves me right.   Here are a couple of the photos from the story.  You can still sign up for my heart pin class at the Cultural Center on Valentine's Day.  But do it soon because the class is filling up.  Keep on punchin.

Friday, February 8, 2013


The boys were out on their toys last night...and there's more to come.  I'm going to fill my thermos with hot coffee, dig my way out, and head over to the Cultural Center where I'll be punchin until about 2:00 p.m.  Then to the studio until 5:00 p.m.  If I'm lucky I'll get a spin on the snowmobile when I get home.  I know I'll be lighting a fire and finishing those sleeves on the sweater I've been knitting.  Keep on punchin.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Stop in the Cultural Center in downtown Cedarburg and see me punchin Friday the 8th from 10-2.  You will marvel at the art work displayed by local artists.  Visit the main street galley in the back of the center where the artists work is for sale.  Don't forget to sign up for my heart pin class on Valentines Day.  You can do that by calling the center 262.375.3676, or online  keep on punchin.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Here's what I've been up to the last few days... setting up a display for the Cedarburg Cultural Center where my punchneedle will be on display and  I'll be the resident artist.  You can find me there on Wednesday's and Fridays from 10 to 2.  I'll also be there on Valentines Day hosting a heart pin class.  You can sign up on the Cultural Center's  web site under adult classes.  Keep on punchin.