Sunday, August 20, 2017

CORN HARVEST

CORN HARVEST...here's the latest design.  The pattern and all are ready to go...I'm working on SWINGING ON A STAR another angel face...  Angel face characters are dancing around in my head.     Stay tuned for more...Puppy training continues.  Tomorrow is our second class.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, August 13, 2017

DEM STOCKINGS


DEM STARS...DEM SNOWFLAKES...these little stockings add to Dem Bones, & Dem Fish Bones.  Fill them with puppy or kitty treats or slip a gift card inside.  I'll get the new ones listed on my ETSY site tomorrow.   Sketching today and punching up a couple more Button Eyed Deer!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, August 12, 2017

SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES READY TO FLY

I'll be working on the pattern & finishing directions for these little cuties today.  Hope to have them posted www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage tomorrow!  Finishing up a couple of Christmas stocking DEM STARS & DEM SNOWFLAKES.  Staying very busy while taking care of the dogs.  Keep on punchin,
nancee

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BUTTON EYED DEER

Got the Holiday Art Fair Booth assignments yesterday...so it's time for me you get going with new designs.  First up BUTTON EYED DEER.  Off to PET CO  this morning with Rizzo to sign up for puppy training classes.  Working on Sugar Plum Fairies.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, August 6, 2017

SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES...

SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES...on the frame.  I'll be finishing the sage green one today and drawing up 1 more either yellow or light orange!  Taking Rizzo to meet dog trainer today...hope to start classes in a week or two.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

P.S.  These Fairies will have wings of some kind???

Saturday, August 5, 2017

PANSY PINS

Finished these little Pansy Pins with vintage velvet leaves.  I'll be taking them to the gift shop at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts.  Working on Reindeer for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR in December.  Keep on punching.
nancee

Friday, August 4, 2017

TOWELING OFF ON A RAINY DAY

it was a busy day yesterday with thunder storms off and on...dogs running in and out getting wet and drying off!  I managed to lace up a new design "CORN HARVEST" And work on finishing up some pansy pins and reindeer with cinnamon stick legs.  Will get those up for you all to see soon.  Keep on punchin.  Rizzo has a sick tummy today so we are laying low.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AUGUST BONNET GIRL HAS GONE FISHIN

WOW...the summer is flying by.  We need to grab what's left of it.  I'm so grateful for the beautiful weather we've had since I'm out almost every hour with Rizzo & Hattie.  I've been in my backyard more in the last 3 weeks than I've been in the last 3 years.  Coffee early in the morning (very early)
sometimes lunch and/or dinner plus a glass of wine!  You get the idea...I am working on a new design called "Corn Harvest".  TIME TO TAKE RIZZO OUT.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, July 27, 2017

WISHING ON A STAR

WISHING ON A STAR...is done and patterns are listed www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage  I've been getting dribs and drabs of things done in-between potty training!   My goals are considerably smaller than they were a couple of weeks ago...today I'll be getting an order ready to post, sorting thread,  a little knitting, reading, resting and praying I can make it to 9 p.m.  Of course baking care of Hattie & Rizzo has become all time consuming.  Have an idea about a corn field in my mind for fall, not sure when it can make it to the drawing board.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PICKLES

Time to make Pickles or at least punch up a seed packet of Cucumbers... Summer is breezing along.  It won't be long before I'll posting FALL patterns.  My favorite by the way.  I've got a Holiday Design on the frame called WISHING ON A STAR and a sketch on the board with a few crows and a little prairie girl in a corn field!  Rizzo and Hattie are keeping me busy every minute.  Will update photos soon.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FARMERS MARKET TIME


 
Love Farmers's Markets and there are several in my area!  Inspired by the variety of fresh fruits and veggies I have a collection of seed packets patterns. Potty Training is in full swing.   Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CRIME FIGHTER

Here's Rizzo buckled up and ready to ride...You might say you are getting nothing done, and I would ask what is less than nothing?  Not exactly true, I spent a good many hours updating pattern on my ETSY site.  Plus until today i've been posting 3 fall or holiday patterns on FACEBOOK.  However for some reason, I can't leave comments or post anything???  Not sure what has happened.  I can share things that someone else has posted go figure...I"ll start posting projects finished and in progress here until I see what's wrong with my FACEBOOK page.  Picked up a couple of framed pieces of updated designs will post as soon as I get them photographed!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

RIZZO AT HOME



This is pretty much what I've been up to...TAKING CARE OF RIZZO.   Intense potty training...Hattie is like the Nanny in Peter Pan.  She is sharing her cozy with Rizzo until his arrives.  I am keeping up with orders, and working on a couple of new ideas for Fall & Holiday.  Working in 30 minute intervals between going outside.  Started crate training today...left the door open the last 2 days so he could go in and get his toys.  Today I cloud the door.  OH My he has great lungs, I'm sure the folks in the next county heard him 10 minutes later he settled down and then I let him out!  Will repeat later.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

JULY BONNET GIRL & A CELEBRATION OF THE 4TH!





HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Stay safe and keep omn punchin...
nancee

Saturday, July 1, 2017

RIZZO


RIZZO this adorable little labradoodle puppy will be coming home to live with Hattie & me next Saturday.  I'm over the moon and puppy proofing the Cooperage!  There are 2 doors both bathrooms! There's a spinning wheel in one and everything else in the other.  The 4 closets are stuffed with bags, boxes, & baskets of projects!  Keep on punching!
nancee

Sunday, June 25, 2017

COLOR ME SUMMER BLUEBERRY BASKET

Another updated pattern using COLOR ME SUMMER colors.  Now it's time to fast forward to Fall.  I'll be posting lots of Black Cats, Pumpkins, & Bewitching, Patterns in the next few days on my www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage or go right to my web page www.thecooperscottage.com!
Scroll doen to the bottom of the first page and subscribe to get my newsletter.  The next one will be coming out on July 3rd.  Just in time for s'mores & fireworks.  Keep on punchin
nancee

Monday, June 19, 2017

SIMPLY SPRING

While we are officially into summer and with rains on the way for lots of the country you may not need to sprinkle!  However this little sprinkling can is the perfect project to stitch on a rainy day.  Gearing up for Cedarburg's Strawberry Fest this weekend.  We will be having a kick off party at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Friday from 4-6.  The winner of the Strawberry Challenge  will be announced and there will be refreshments.  You still have time to vote for your favorite.  There are all wonderful entries this year.  Will post some photos for you all to see.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, June 16, 2017

COLOR ME SUMMER


COLOR ME SUMMER...having fun today playing around with my new collection for Valdani..12 bright solid colors of #12 pearl cotton!  It's a top down day (that would be the mini coopers not mine) Stopped at the farmers market and bought a Holly Hock Plant & Some Zinnias.  Hope the deer don't like Zinnias!  Now it's back to play!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, June 8, 2017

PLANTING SEASON



Updating my website www.thecooperscottage.com ...check it out and if you'd like to get my news letter scroll down and subscribe.  Lunch & Punch this Saturday in my studio.  Give me a call 262.313.8885 to reserve a spot.  On the frame is my submission to the Cedarburg Art Museum's fall show.  Keeping it under wraps for now but will give you all a peek soon! Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, June 3, 2017

FLOSSIE ON THE FRAME



FLOSSIEon the frame...one of these little Parti Labradoodle puppies will be coming to live with me & Hattie.  There were 5 puppies in this litter 3 boys & 2 girls.  I want a boy & have second pick so  I'm pretty sure one of these will be mine!  They just opened their eyes yesterday will be coming home the middle of July!  Time to puppy proof the house...It's a little overcast today and rain is expected.  I'll be working on my newsletter to send out today.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, June 1, 2017

JUNE BONNET GIRL

JUNE BONNET GIRL ...who believes it's June.  Only the weeds!  Going out tomorrow to get a tomato plant or two plus some flowers to plant.   I might have written this before but if you'd like to get my "Something to Crow About" newsletter.  Go to www.thecooperscottage.com , scroll down, and subscribe to emails,etc.  That will put you on my newsletter list.  The Strawberry Challenge is going up at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts.  So if you're close stop in and vote for your favorite piece!  The display will be up until 23 June when the winners will be announced at a Strawberry Fest Kick Off Party.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, May 29, 2017

DOXIES

DOXIES on the frame... the the dog of the month.  And what a busy month it's been!  Updating ETSY posts, a new web site www.thecooperscottage.com , a new Something to Crow About newsletter.  If you'd like to get my newsletter go to the web site, scroll down, and subscribe with your email address.   Working on new designs, updating some old ones, and filling orders.  That's pretty much my life except for taking care of HATTIE and counting the days until we get our new Labradoodle puppy coming in July!  Have a wonderful MEMORIAL DAY.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SIMPLY SPRING

No need for your sprinkling can here.  We've had rain, rain, & more rain!  Good days to PUNCH & MUNCH on homemade cookies! Lot's of changes going on.  I have a WEB SITE www.thecooperscottage.com through ETSY. plus a new NEWSLETTER with a BUY IT NOW BUTTON.  I'd love to know if you all received my newsletter yesterday?  If not you can sign up on my ETSY PAGE www.etsy. com/shop/thecooperscottage.  Keep on punchin.
nancee  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LET'M EAT CROW

LET'M EAT CROW...as many of you know I have almost 300 designs!  I'm in the process of revisiting many of them and updating the colors.  The original colors will be available as option 2 (below)   Of course feel free to choose your own color palette.  I'm working on a new collection for Valdani COLOR ME SUMMER.  That has been the inspiration to revisit some of my designs.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, May 14, 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


Yesterday was spent with theses lovely gals who learned how to punch  My class was one of several taught during UNIVERSITY DAYS at the WISCONSIN MUSEUM OF QUILTS & FIRBER ARTS..   The key note speaker was the author of the Crazy Mom Quilt Blog,  A fun day for all.  Happy Mother's Day to you all.  Keep on punchn.
nancee

Saturday, May 13, 2017

LACING LESSON


Here's a quick little lesson on getting a a piece ready for framing.  Cut a piece of 1/8" foam core about 1 inch bigger all around for finished design.  Center it , pull tight using straight pins to hold in place and /or a little scotch tape.  Start a one end with a song thread and lace back and forth.  I remove the tape and pins as I go.  Then repeat on the other side.  Hope this is helpful.  Off to University Days at the Wisconis Museum Of Quilts & Fiber Arts.  Will be teaching DOGS & CATS MATTER punch needle class this afternoon.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, May 8, 2017

WHITE GERANIUMS

On the frame WHITE GERANIUMS using Valdani threads that will be part of my new collection for them called COLOR ME SUMMER.  I'll be teaching a punch needle class (CATS & DOGS) this Saturday at University Days at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts.  So it's another busy week!  Of course on Sunday I'll be hosting my own MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER.  No complaints, it's what I love to do.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, May 7, 2017

UPDATE ON BIG GIRL FRAME

Here's a little progress on the BIG GIRL FRAME...Star is coming along.  Using the 3/8" oxford needle on the body with a gold mohair for the Star and a 2 ply hand spin worsted for the body.  I've been weighing each skein before I punch and will weigh again when I'm finished to get an idea of how many ounces it will take!  Also working on White Geraniums  and will have that update soon.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, May 4, 2017

BIG GIRL FRAME

Working on the Big Girl Frame today...the interior dimensions are 18 x18.  Love the cosy to protect hands.  This is basically a rug frame so NOT 500 to the inch (available at  Breezy Ridge Farms).  The cloth is monks cloth (searching for a wholesale supplier).  The punch needles are OXFORD FINE ( 3/16" and 3/8")  I've got them and will post in my ETSY Store this weekend.  The flag is done with the 3/16".  The sheep will be done with both sizes.  These needles are not adjustable like our mini punch needles so you'll need 2 for sheep, bunny tails, etc.  The yarn is 2 ply worsted...so all you knitters out there check your stash!  I'll be offering a select few of my designs (Plain Jane Sheep, Katie O'Hare, Daisy the Cow, and of course a variety of Dogs & Cats) on ETSY as soon as I get something finished, photographed, etc.  White Geraniums are on the Little Girl Frame.  Will have enough done to post in a couple of days.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

OLDE DEPOT

Back from the framer ...the Olde Depot has been photographed and patterns are ready to post.  Filling orders today and getting ready for a big bus tour at the Museum Friday Morning.  Then Saturday it's off The Free Range Art festival and the It's A Stitch Quilt Show.  White Geraniums on the frame..thinking I might do the pattern in another color way too.  Pink Geraniums!  I'm in my "It can't be too colorful" mode.  Keep on punchin
nancee

Monday, May 1, 2017

MAY DAY

This MAY BONNET GIRL is one of my favorites...she's clutching that tulip (who knows what garden she snatched it from) as she marches off with her market basket!  It's a rainy day and perfect to work on my new design WHITE GERANIUMS... Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ALPACAS



Spent the morning with Jim Kennedy at the Wisconsin Alpaca & Wool Festival...and the afternoon shifting up some wonderful alpaca/wool blend yarn for a sweater.  Yummy homemade chili in a '50's drive in diner.  Life is good and now to punch.  Keep on punchin.
nancee