Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Last week I had the privilege to meet a fun group of Quilters from Chicago.  They had come to Cedarburg  for the day to visit the Ye Old School House Quilt Shoppe, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art and found me in the Farm House Gallery in my studio .  These gals have visited hundreds of shops in the Midwest... I feel like I've meet 6 soul mates.  We'll be keeping in touch through emails, blogs, etc.  Can't wait to meet up with them again and hear about their latest adventure.  Keep on punchin.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


It's no laughing matter it was 57degrees outside and 63  inside when I got up this morning.  I'm in flannel PJ's and my winter terry cloth robe!  With that said, I love the cooler weather even if it is July.  It makes me feel like can actually accomplish most of my list.  Finishing it all will never happen, at least I'm getting a good start today.  Pita bread is in the oven, hummus is in the fridge.  Pumpkins and black cats are calling my name. Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


     Now that I've got the last of the summer shows behind me, it's time to start thinking about the COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW in September.  It's not that far away.  I need to punch up some more Button Eyed Crows.  Stay tuned for laughing Pumpkins too.  Keep on punchin.                                    nancee                                                                                                                                                     

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


It was a good show for me, I sold several pins, punchneedles, and patterns.  There were a couple of rug hookers who said they like to punch in the summer when it's too hot to work with wool..  There's an idea.  For  you HOOKERS out there.  Be sure to pick up a copy of the July Issue of the WOOL STREET JOURNAL and get a free pattern for MS. LIBERTY (Her Friends Call Her BERTIE).   A new exhibit opens today at the MUSEUM; we have three tour groups coming in today for a tour and I'm not finished unpacking from the show...  need to get moving.  Fall patterns are calling my name.  Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Happy to report BITTER SWEET BASKET was posted on ETSY on Monday and sold the same day.  I've got another one punched and ready to be made into a pillow.  It's been dark and rainy the last couple of days, perfect weather for punchin and I've taken advantage of it by starting this new pattern APPLE BLOSSOM TIME.  I'll be packing on Friday and leaving on Saturday for Illinois to set up for the SUNDAYS IN SANDWICH SHOW.  It's going to be another wild and crazy weekend , but that's how I like them.  Keep on punchin.

Monday, July 1, 2013


I want a tee shirt that says "I survived the STRAWBERRY FEST."  It was fun and exhausting at the same time.  It took me all week to get my studio back together.  Then I realized I'll be leaving for another Sundays in Sandwich in less than 2 weeks...  I set up on Saturday the 13th and the show is the 14th.  It's a busy summer and I'm turning my thoughts to fall designs.  Ever since sharing a booth with Mary Harman May and the wonderful baskets she weaves, I've had baskets on my mind.  Here's a peek at Bittersweet Basket, the first of my new designs for fall.  Keep on punchin.