Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On the Frame FLOWER GIRL

Good Morning Blog Buddies...it's the Blooming season inside and out!  The dogs and I are taking advantage of every sunny day to spend some time outside.  On rainy days I'm dreaming of new ways to celebrate the season.  Hence FLOWER GIRL emerged.  Enjoy the sun and keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, June 8, 2018

WELCOME TO COOPERAGE STUDIO

Welcome to the Cooperage Studio...Rizzo & Hattie are ready to greet guests!  Here's peek inside.
Keep on punchin.
nancee



Friday, June 1, 2018

PRISCILLA

Meet PRISCILLA...will be working on patterns and getting her pattern listed on ETSY this weekend. Out and about this morning shopping for herbs to plant in big pots, plus mailing orders, etc.  There is a Primsicle Skater on my drawing board and I'm punching up batch of English Bull Dogs!  The cabin remains 95% done.  There is always something, the Mice are gone but the Bee's have taken up residence!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PILGRIM PROGRESS

The daffodils and tulips are done, geraniums planted, and THE PILGRIM on the frame.  We are heading for June and fun in the sun plus lots of yard work...My seedlings are almost ready to plant.  Need a few more herbs and annuals!  Good News is my designs will be in Punchneedle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Fall 2018, Holiday & Winter 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019....and I'm sketching up something for Holiday & Winter 2019!  Oh yes, plus Simply Vintage Summer 2019 & Fall 2019.  Happy Days ahead.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, May 14, 2018

RIZZO'S BIRTHDAY


Today is Rizzo's Birthday.  He's 1 year old!  The top picture was at 8 months... and today!  I wanted him when he was called Green Boy and I was so lucky to get him!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, May 10, 2018

UPDATED PATRIOT ON THE FRAME


The finished Patriot box is up for sale on http://amazon.com/handmade/the-cooperage.  I decided to update the pattern a little to make him more PRIMSICLE!  It must be the rainy weather keeps me inside with the muse.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

HAIL TO THE SHEEP

Keeping myself busy with working in the CABIN/STUDIO.  It's getting there, waiting for workman to return before I can finish.  Some interior and exterior paining to be done, more boxes to be emptied, and pieces to be displayed.  Plus, working on new designs.  HAIL TO THE SHEEP is the latest!  I'm going to have to push LUNCH & PUNCH off until the second Saturday in JUNE.  Need more time to get the cabin ready.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, April 16, 2018

HAPPY APRIL ANOTHER SNOW DAY




Outside Inside...we are measuring our snow in inches unlike our neighbors up north who are measuring in feet!  Of course the Dogs love romping around in it.  Progress is slow but steady.  Stuffing Calamity Jane today and working on a new primsical design APRIL SNOW SHOWER.  Keep on punchin
nancee

Friday, April 13, 2018

CALAMITY JANE


CALAMITY JANE...taking a little break from working in the studio to do a little drawing and punchin.  One of my FB buddies and customers asked for a cowgirl.  That got me going and her she is...   Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PROGRESS

Working everyday to get the Studio ready for Prime Time...I have a Lot of Stuff.  Sorting through box after box.  Discovering items I completely forgot about like these Wool Appliqué Kits.  Keep on punchin.  nancee

Sunday, April 8, 2018

STUDIO UPDATE

Just starting to organize each corner SUMMER, FALL, WINTER, SPRING.
I have a lot of FALL stuff... GORDO has found a comfy spot.  Keep on punchin.
        nancee

Saturday, April 7, 2018

DUTCH TREAT AND MORE


Taking pictures today of finished work to be posted on http://www.amazon.com/handmade/the-cooperage  Patterns are available now on the link in the corner.  Will be working in the cabin/studio this afternoon and will post photos soon.  I'll be stuffing BIGGY BUNNY today so he can be photoed and patterns readied.  Sun is out but only 24 degrees so it's still a little nippy.  Once my studio is ready I plan to do more blogging so stay tuned.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, April 6, 2018

BIGGY BUNNY


Go Big or Go Home...introducing BIGGY BUNNY.  He's 9" tall and 4" at his widest plus he will have a fluffy tail.  I bought a 10" x 10" frame and cosy from www.breezyridgerugs.com to accommodate his girth.  Works great for BIGGY projects.  While most of my designs will remain small; I plan to add a BIGGY once in a while.  Progress on  cabin yesterday, however it's starting to snow today.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, April 5, 2018

SNOW DAY

OOPS...Mother Nature had her own idea of an April Fools Joke...Unfortunately it has put refurbishing my cabin a little behind!

In the mean time Bunnies are Hoping around inside.  BUNNY HOP Pattern is available www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage  I'm working on BIGGY now.  Yes BIGGY is a BIG BUNNY!   I had to buy a 10" x 10" frame for him.  Keep on Punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

BELATED HAPPY EASTER

Rizzo is getting to be a big boy.  He's 10&1/2 months old.  We had a wonder day with my son Jesse & his girl Dasha.
  We had a Spring table featuring these Pink Tulips.  Saved the best til last Chocolate Flourless Cake. The recipe is from King Arthur Flour and you can get it on line!  So yummy.  The party's over and it's back to the drawing board and working in the cabin.  Stay tuned for cabin progress pics.  Keep on punchin.  nancee

Saturday, March 24, 2018

HOME SWEET HOME


OKAY...let the magic begin!  I'm in no hurry; planning on one box at a time.  Finding lots of treasures.  There is a lot to do but it will be wonderful to have my studio in my backyard.  Stay tuned for updated pictures.  Plus working on BUNNY HOP.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, March 19, 2018

MOVIN OUT

Saying Good Bye to the Farm House Gallery at the end of this month.  It's been a good  five and a half years, but time to bring it home.  The Log Cabin behind the Cooperage will house my studio.  I'll love having everything a short walk away.  The dogs will be happy too!  Stay tuned for updated pictures of the Cabin.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TULIP TIME ON THE FRAME

TULIP TIME is getting a new look.  I'm brightening up the palate and going to appliqué it onto a hand dyed yellow pillow. (Very Springy)   My studio is NOT done for the Midwest Fiber Arts Trail this weekend!  I may spend a couple hours in the morning on Friday downtown at the Pink Lama doing a little punching.  Hattie & Rizzo will be at the groomers.  It will be my first outing since the tumble...  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, March 10, 2018

SWIMMER ON THE FRAME


Here's the latest in the WEEKENDER collection.  I'm planning to move on to bunny's after this.  I'm hobbling around a little better each day,  But if i sit too long in one position it's painful to get up!  Working on orders everyday for which I'm very grateful.  The cabin work is coming along but it's doubtful it will be ready for the MIDWEST FIBER ARTS TRAIL next weekend!  Not sure how I'm going to handle that...Stay tuned.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

HUNNY BUNNY

                                I've been doing a lot of Spring Cleaning while I'm convalescing...and came across a few Hunny Bunny Pin Patterns.   
                      I've decided to include one with each of the next few orders for patterns or
                           patterns and thread kits.  
I hope to be able to offer complimentary patterns or pins with
orders in future.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, March 5, 2018

"WHAT NO MORE FRENCH TOAST?"

Spoiled puppies love Sundays because they eat early in the morning and then have a little Bacon and or French Toast for Brunch.  They have been so good as I get stronger and and able to move around a little more.  However they do like to nap with me in the afternoon (a new habit  I'm going to find hard to brake)  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, March 4, 2018

WEEKEND COLLECTION (so far)


WEEKEND SHOPPER & WEEKEND GARDENER...patterns are listed on Etsy and finished  pieces on Amazon Handmade.  WEEKEND SWIMMER is on my drawing board.  In the meantime work on the cabin is moving slowly.  However once it's done I'll have a lot to do getting it ready for Prime Time!  I'm moving a little better thank God.  Keeping busy with filling orders and taking care of the dogs.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, March 3, 2018

OLD WOMAN IN A SHOE

...she had so many CATS she didn't know what to do; the latest in my Nursery Rhyme Collection.  it's been a while since I've blogged and I plan to do better in the future.  I tumbled over a box and fell hard on my right leg.  Thank God I didn't fall on Rizzo who was right next to me.  Deep bruise and twisted knee (no more double or triple axles for me) made walking painful and almost impossible.  GOOD NEWS I'm on the mend.  Of course I'm walking like a penguin, but at least I'm able to walk.  the stairs are a challenge!  Work is progressing on the cabin and can't wait to get my studio relocated. I'm taking it slow and easy.  Getting lots of projects finished up.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

GIRLS WITH DOGS



I'm obsessed...but  think I might be done with these Primisicle Gals with Dog (aka Rizzo).  It's time for another nursery rhyme!  Plus another Cedarburg Historic Building.  It's sunny but very cold 6 degrees.  A good day for tea, scones, and sketching by the fire.  Keep on punchin.
nancee