Friday, May 22, 2015


Working on designs for fall," Witches Walk" is the first, on my board is a cute little trio of sheep called " Three Shades of Sheep, and there is rough sketch of of a sheep weather vane on a barn (no name yet)  The daffodils and tulips are done...plan on white petunias in the front of the Coop.  Need something to bloom all summer.  Keep on punchin.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Mom & Me circa 1943.  This studio portrait was taken to sendto my dad who was in the Navy somewhere in the South Pacific...  How the world has changed since those days, especially those post war "Happy Days" when families bought houses,  neighborhoods were safe, veterans finished school on GI bills, and there was a strong middle class whose children grew up, went to college, and exceeded their parents wildest dreams.  Keep on punchin.

Friday, May 8, 2015


 Sorry this page  lay out so crazy, but I can't seem to get it to work out ???

Here goes.  Please meet Carol Fisher a 87 year young woman who lives in Westbend Wisconsin.  While she has never visited these countries, she has mastered the art of their needlework!  This is just a smattering of her exquisite
work.  She has spent years studying techniques practiced by needle artists all over the world!

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts is so honored to have Carol's work from 15 countries exhibited as part of In Stitches.  This exhibit will be up     until the middle of July 2015.

                                                She is remarkable woman and an inspiration to us all.  When I first met  
                                                 Carol, she was telling me about a #16 pearl cotton
 She'd just discovered,  and yesterday (she drives down on Thursdays to spend time at the Museum to talk about her work, and teach )  Carol told me how she loves her NOOK, downloads tons of books, plus it has a built in wifi so she can catch up on her email!    At 87 may we all be able to have wifi and be able to catch up on our e-mail.  Keep on punchin,

Thursday, May 7, 2015


I've been working on vintage seed packet covers for a while and realized I had mostly fruit and veggies, so I got to work on these PANSIES OR VIOLAS as they are called on the old seed packages.  We had a great Spring University Days last Friday & Saturday at the Museum and I'm  off to do a punch demo this a.m. for a tour group.  It keeps me busy.  I'm anxious to receive this premire issue of the new punchneedle magazine  this week.  Working on a submission for their fall issue.  Keep your fingers crossed!  Keep on punchin.