Monday, May 29, 2017


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 , 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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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 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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


LET'M EAT 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.

Sunday, May 14, 2017


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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


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.

Monday, May 8, 2017


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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


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 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


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

Monday, May 1, 2017


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.