Monday, December 11, 2017

HOT CROSS BUNS

HOT CROSS BUNS...almost finished.  There's Rizzo again in the window eyeing those goodies.  Will be using Blackberry Primitives hand dyed wool.  The color is BUTTER and I think it's perfect.  Getting the decorating done...will post pictures.   Don't forget to go to http://www.amazon.com/handmade/the-cooperage for a last minute Holiday Gift. Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, December 10, 2017

LAST MINUTE GIFTS...

Blog Buddies if you are looking for a finished punch needle Last Minute Gift check out
http://www.amazon.com/handmade/the-cooperage  I've been busy posting pins, pillows, & framed pieces.  Punching a new Christmas design.  I know it's a little late for this year, but think how far ahead you'll be for next year.  Will post progress photo.  Keep on punchin
nancee

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MY HOLIDAY ART BOOTH & MY BIRTHDAY BALOON



Here's a glimpse at my booth and me with my birthday balloon from Jim Kennedy!  Thank you agin Jim.  The Art Fair is always the first weekend in December and so more often then not it coincides with my birthday.  It's a great way to celebrate seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

AMAZON HANDMADE


Dem Stars Mini Stocking and Dem Snowflakes Mini Stocking and many other ONE OF A KIND Holiday Finished pieces are now available at http://www.amazon.com/handmade/the-cooperage.  It's a great place for me to sell my finished pieces.  I will continue to sell my patterns at www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage.  This is a perfect mix for me.  Filling lot's of pattern orders and starting to decorate the COOP for Christmas.  Pictures to follow.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, November 30, 2017

HOLIDAY ART FAIR

The JEEP is locked and loaded.  I'll setting up for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR that opens tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  Can't decide what to buy or need a gift for your favorite PUNCHER.  I'll have gift certificates.  Will post pictures from the FAIR.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, November 26, 2017

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD...done & done.  Drawing up patterns everyday for the Holiday Art Fair next weekend.   Filling orders for ETSY & AMAZON.  I'll be making Turkey & Wild Rice Soup today after I come home from the ROCK that's the nickname of the doggie daycare Rizzo will be going to when I'm at the show next weekend.  We have a meet and greet today.  Do any of you Cedarburgers know about the FRONT PORCH SALE...on Covered Bridge Rd???  I'll be stopping by there today to do a little shopping!  The next nursery rhyme on my drawing board is Hot Cross Buns and there's a familiar looking dog peering out of a window!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, November 24, 2017

HALF TIME

Here we are at HALF TIME ...between games & meals!  Rizzo has been the life of the party greeting and jumping on my family!  So much for intensive training.  Now it's back to work for me...getting ready for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR next weekend!  Old Mother Hubbard is ready to be photographed, hope to get the patterns for the show.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

QUITE CONTRARY

More nursery rhymes...however I am working on a sketch TREE TRIMMING... You can find my finished pieces on Amazon HomemadeThe-Cooperage.  I'll be posting more items this week.  Rizzo is going onto AKC Good Citizen Certification...Lot's of work and he's still just a puppy and wants to jump and play with everyone he meets!!!  Long journey, but it will be worth it because I'll be able to take him everywhere with me.  LUNCH & PUNCH this Saturday 10-2.  Plus at 4.p.m. there will be the opening of ICONIC WISCONSIN at the Cedarburg  Art Museum.  I'm proud to say my GOT CUSTARD is part of the show which will run until the middle of January 2018.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, November 4, 2017

RIZZO & THE SQUIRRELS

RIZZO...on his tip toes watching the squirrels!  He's quite a character.  Keeps me on my toes all day! Just a quick update...my Amazon Handmade site is up and running.  I'll be posting finished pieces everyday.  So If you need a punch needle gift for the holidays that you meant to make yourself but life got in the way.  Check out my site.  Go to Amazon click on Handmade and type in Cooperage!  Progress is being made on my nursery rhyme series.  Patterns are available on my etsy site with the newest one being Ms. Muffet.  Quite Contrary is on the frame.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, November 2, 2017

NOVEMBER AND THE NOVEMBER BONNET GIRL

                                                                 
                                                                     NOVEMBER
                                        Dark as Molasses
                                        Brittle as Candy

                                        Maple Sugar sprinkled on
                                        a Cookie Crumb Crust

                                       Carmel n Cardamom tatters
                                       Cling to branches like
                                       Bittersweet Memories
 
                                       Day melts into Night
                                       Black as Coal

                                      Dreams warmed in Kitchens
                                      Wrapped in Anticipation
  Doing some serious coop cleaning and found my poems...please indulge me here on my blog!  I miss writing poems and plan to begin again soon!  In the meantime, the trim on the Cooperage has been painted a cocoa brown and the door has a fresh coat of ginger paint. The patio and path to the log cabin have been rejuvenated with flag stones and more bricks.  That will wrap it up until spring when I plan to plant a new side garden and have the split rail fence replaced.  (Don't ya just love home owning ?)  Working on my nursery rhyme collection.  Will post Ms Muffet soon.  and drum roll please....I've been invited to sell my finished pieces on Amazon Handmade!  It's a fairly new site and I'm learning how to post with their templates and pixel requirements.  Stay tuned and I'll let you know how you can find me in the world known as Amazon...Keep on punchin.
nancee

                                       

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

OOPS BOO PEEP & MG

I forgot to list BOO PEEP...and the finished MOTHER GOOSE.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

MARY'S LAMB

Here we go...another Nursery Rhyme Primsicle!  Time is marching on and it seems I add more and more to my do list everyday!  I understand Amazon has a new Amazon Handmade and am looking into it to sell my finished pieces!  Not sure if i have time to manage another site selling patterns on ETSY keeps me pretty busy, but I am intrigued by the idea.  hose of you who know me well know I'm a big supporter of Amazon so I'm going to check it out.  In the meantime MS MUFFET is on the frame and I'm working with Rizzo everyday.  Keep on Punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MOTHER GOOSE

MOTHER GOOSE on the frame...going to be working on a collection of nursery rhymes starting with Mother Goose!  This week in between puppy classes and play days, a trip to the Vet for the last of the puppy shots!  There will be the making of carmel corn and pumpkin chocolate chip bread for the COVERED BRIDGE STUDIO ART TOUR this weekend.  Baking bread and making a chicken salad for Lunch & Punch this Saturday.  Wish me luck!.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, October 6, 2017

POCKET FULL OF MAGIC

POCKET FULL OF MAGIC...patterns are being drawn up.   So many things to do at this time of year.  The weather is crisp and I want to pullout every recipe for apples, and pumpkins.  I'll be making carmel corn for next weekend STUDIO TOUR plus some pumpkin chocolate chip bread!  It's a great time to reconnect with people.  Lunch & Punch on the 14th right in the middle of the TOUR.  That always adds to the excitement of the weekend.  It's time to draw.  Keep on punching.
nancee

Monday, October 2, 2017

TURKEY TROT

TURKEY TROT...is done just in time for the Hunter Moon on Thursday Nite!  It's been busy as usual at the Cooperage.  Got a email yesterday from the Cedarburg Art Museum and I'm happy to announce my GOT CUSTARD has been accepted for the Iconic Wisconsin Exhibit!  I am so happy to be in this show...one of the perks is I'll be able to punch in the museum during one of the Christmas Friday Night events.  It's always so beautiful decorated for Christmas, the carolers stop in, I love it!  Today is a big day for Rizzo too.  Last day of puppy 1 class.  We'll see if e graduates to puppy 2?  We've been working hard...but he likes to jump on people NOT GOOD.  Wish us luck and Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, September 30, 2017

ANGEL WATCHIN OVER ME

ANGELS WATCHIN OVER ME...so much fun to punch.  Another little stand up.  Rizzo is loosing his baby teeth and I was thinking Moms & Grandmoms could add a little pocket on the back and you'd have a Tooth Fairy Angel!  Just saying.  Always looking for new ways to use punch needle.
Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DECK THE HALLS

DECK THE HALLS...is done and done.  As we swing into October I'll be working on more Holiday Designs.  On the frame is a stand up Angel "Watchin Over Me".  Plus an Angel hanging on the side of a barn (Yet to me named!)  Rizzo and I are are busy going to puppy class and to the post office mailing orders.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, September 15, 2017

MONEY OR EATS

In progress MONEY OR EATS... baking bread and chopping the chicken for the salad for LUNCH & PUNCH tomorrow.   I'm kind of on a roll with what I call PRIMSICLES.  They are starting to pile up and as soon as I finish one, I'm on to the next.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HOLLY WREATH SANTA

Punched up and patterns posted on www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage .  Another busy week, with orders going out, puppy class, dogs to groomer, baking bread and making chicken salad for Saturday's Lunch & Punch.   New deign is almost finished TURKEY TROT.  Stay tuned and Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, September 10, 2017

HOLLY WREATH SANTA

2017 HOLLY WREATH SANTA on the frame.  I think he's a cutie and am having fun punching him up.  The patterns and thread kits will be ready to ship mid week.  Lunch and Punch next Saturday...RIZZO will be making a guest appearance!  Pray for all the flood victims everywhere.  Stay safe.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SIMPLY VINTAGE FALL ISSUE


Good Morning Blog Buddies...look for a free pattern of my LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE pattern in the Fall Issue of SIMPLY VINTAGE.  Filling orders today and making a batch of cookies.  Will post pictures and recipe later this week.  There's a tour at the museum on early Saturday morning.  I'll be there punching.  Hopefully I'll have my 2017 Santa on the frame.  Lunch & Punch 16 September from 10-2.  Call me 262.313.8885 to reserve a spot.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, September 1, 2017

SEPTEMBER BONNET GIRL

It's here...September!  Let's get ready for fresh baked breads, homemade soups, apple pies and everything pumpkin!  Filling orders today and starting to sketch this years Santa.  Check out my HARVEST MOON pattern in the Fall issue of Punchneedle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine.  Keep on punchin.  Pray for Texas
nancee

Thursday, August 31, 2017

BIRDS & THE BEE

Good morning Blog Buddies...here's Birds & The Bee... I'm working on these PRIMSICLE characters.  Send In The Clown is almost finished.  With Summer winding down, I'll be getting serious about a new Santa, but first I've got WISE GUY a little stand up OWL to finish.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, August 21, 2017

SWINGING ON A STAR

SWINGING ON A STAR...i'm hung up on these Angel Face characters.  Working on a couple for Halloween.  Rizzo is learning COME, SIT, & DOWN.  It's a fun class and I'll try to take some pictures next week.  Lunch & Punch will be the 3rd Saturday in September.  The Quilt Expo is the 2nd Saturday and there is a big group coming to the museum.  I'll be up at the barn doing a demonstration.  Time is really flying.  Look for my newsletter next week.  If you don't get it go to www.thecooperscottage.com , scroll down to the bottom of the first page and subscribe.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

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