Monday, November 26, 2018

THANKSGIVING 2018

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving.  I'm going a little crazy getting ready for the Holiday Art Fair this weekend.  It opens Friday at 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It's downtown Cedarburg.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

SANTA FACE

SANTA FACE...here is the new ornament for 2018.  Patterns are ready and I have 2 finished for sale. I'll get them listed today www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage  I have not been able to figure out what happened to my link?  Busy Busy Busy...FREE SHIPPING continues as we march toward the holidays.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, November 3, 2018

COME AND GONE




Here are the photo's of the CEDARBURG COVERED BRIDGE STUDIO ART TOUR...and yes there were people, lots of people.  Unfortunately I get so involved I forget to take photos.  Now it's full speed ahead to THANKSGIVING and then finishing up a new Santa pin for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR the first weekend in December.  More to follow on that.  My news letter went out today with my November poem.  Please e-mail me cooperage@wi.rr.com if you'd like to be on the list to receive it once a month.  Time to go a SNOW ANGEL is calling my name.  Keep on punching.
nancee

Sunday, October 21, 2018

SEASON'S GREETINGS

I've had to slow down with my dislocated wrist, it's a good thing I have several pieces done.  I'm able to punch, but it's slow going.  Sewing & stuffing isn't any easier.  I really want to enjoy October & Halloween, and November & Thanksgiving before the HOLIDAY ART FAIR the first weekend in DECEMBER.  I must admit it's on my mind.  Setting up will be a challenge this year, hopefully my wrist will be better.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, October 4, 2018

OCTOBER 2018

Here we are...it's OCTOBER and I know just how this Bonnet Girl feels...There is soooooo much to do and time is running out.  As much as I love this time of year, the colors, rustle of leaves, carmel apples, the cool brisk wind, I hate feeling rushed!  Here's what's going on
Saturday October 6th 5-7 p.m.  CEDARBURG ART MUSEUM
                                   Opening "Historic Cedarburg Then & Now"
Friday October 12th 5-8 p.m.    
Saturday October 13th 10-5 p.m.
Sunday October 14th 10-3 p.m.  CEDARBURG ARTISTS GUILD COVERED BRIDGE STUDIO
                                                    ART TOUR
                                                    My studio is #9 on the tour map.
Look for Patterns in
Fall Issue Simply Vintage
Fall Issue Punchneedle & Primitive Stitcher
Holiday/Winter Issue Punchneedle & Primitive Stitcher

FREE SHIPPING
October 10th to December 10th on Holiday & Winter Patterns
www.esty.com/shop/thecooperscottage
Stock up for the punching season
Keep on punching.
nancee

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TRICK N TREATS and MONEY OR EATS


Getting in the spirit of things...and ready for the Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour.  The studio continues to be a work in progress.  Working on a couple of ideas for Holiday Doors.  Too many ideas to put on one door...2 doors in the works so far.  A few weeks away from Snowmen, but they are coming.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Sunday, September 16, 2018

WISH LIST

This is what has been taking up a lot of my time this past week.  AND yes that's Rizzo.  He has become a favorite in my designs.  Getting ready for the Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour the second week end in October!  The Cabin is a work in progress.  Sending out lots of orders this past week.  Still having trouble linking my ETSY STORE to this blog.  I just listed WISH LIST  and am including the link here www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage  Beautiful day for the annual Wine & Harvest Fest today.  The downtown is humming!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, September 10, 2018

PUNCHIN AT THE WISCOSIN MUSEUM OF QUILTS & FIBER ARTS



Fun morning on Saturday at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts with a couple of bus loads of Gals from Michigan... Thank you all and hope you all had a save trip home!  I was able to finish up COOKIE CUTTER SANTA and list the pattern on www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage 
I think the link to my store has vanished from my BLOG???  No time right now to figure it out.  Busy filling orders and punching up a new holiday design working title WINDOW SHOPPING.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

COVER GIRL


SIMPLY VINTAGE FALL ISSUE...look for a free pattern of Blueberrie Pickin!  I do have thread kit available on www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage.  It's going to be a busy fall.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

COOKIE THIEF SANTA


Drum Roll Please...here's the 2018 COOKIE THIEF SANTA.  He should be finished up this week, and listed in www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage.  It seems that the  link to my ETSY STORE is no longer appearing in the upper right hand corner of this blog???  Not sure why.  Cedarburg has been lucky to dodge a couple of tornados the last couple of days, but we've had tons of rain so there's a lot of flooding in the area.  It rained all night and it looks like more rain in our immediate future,  So far thank God the Cooperage is high and dry.  When the first siren went off Hattie howled right along with it for 20 minutes!  Rizzo wasn't sure what to do.  I'm sure it hurts their ears.  It hurts mine.  All is well.  Listing a few finished items on Amazon Handmade this morning.  Musing about a Holiday Door punch needle design.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, August 27, 2018

TOP DOWN DAY

Here's Rizzo in my Mini Cooper...he loves to ride with the top down!  He wears a harness that connects to a seat belt so he's totally safe.  It's still raining here today after a deluge of rain last night and an early evening threat of a tornado!  Never a dull moment.  The dogs and I took a quick tour of the back yard this morning.  Thank God all the trees are standing and appear to be intact.  After a quick run to the post office (keep theses orders coming) and library, I'll be washing dishes, clothes, doing a little closet cleaning in the bedroom, and finishing up Top Down Day.  The  2018 Santa, THE COOKIE THIEF SANTA is off the drawing board and on the frame.  Will preview an update on my next blog.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, August 24, 2018

MORE FALL FAVORITES

                                                                  CROW SEASON
                                                               CAT N AROUND
            
  
DUCK POND

It feels like fall today...so here are a few more FAVORITES....and YES there is a 2018 SANTA on my drawing board.  However I took a little detour yesterday, you will see these result in my next post.  Keep on punchin.  nancee                                                                     



























Wednesday, August 22, 2018

FALL FAVORITES

BITTERSWEET BASKET
HARVEST MOON
BLACK EYED SUSIES
I'll be posting FALL FAVORITES here just as a reminder...Embarrassed to say I have 339 designs and counting.  Sometime the FAVORITES get forgotten by me.  So as the orders come in for some of these designs, I'll be posting them here.  Patterns & Thread Kits are available, while several of the Models are SOLD.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, August 20, 2018

ON THE FRAME WHITE PUMPKINS


On the frame WHITE PUMPKINS...I think this will be the last fall design, but who knows what the MUSE thinks and SHE always gets her way!  This design might be one of my first watercolor attempts!  Once again, not sure...I keep trying to finish up things so I can begin to paint.  To be honest that is not working so I'm just going to have to set aside time everyday (hopefully the same time everyday to dive in and in the immortal words of Niki JUST DO IT.  Enjoy these sun kissed days and keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, August 18, 2018

BRUNCH BITTERSWEET & CHUCKLES


Just a little BRUNCH to celebrate summer before it's over!  Time flies whether you're having fun or not.  I chose fun!  Bittersweet & Chuckles is posted and ready to ship!  White Pumpkins with a Bittersweet border is on the drawing board today.  I plan to finish the design and pick colors (my second favorite part) today.  Santa's with suspenders are dancing in my head!  Keep punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

COVER GIRL


Look for CORN HARVEST on the cover the Fall Issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine.  Free line drawing pattern inside.  It will be out soon.  We are in the true dog days of summer and I'm busy finishing up several pups and a few fall items for the Cerdarburg's Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour in October.  Dreaming of cats, bats, and pumpkin pie!  Stay tuned.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Monday, August 13, 2018

On the Frame BITTERSWEET & CHUCKLES


BITTERSWEET & CHUCKLES is the latest design on the frame.  Ongoing work on the cabin/studio.  Plus fence and gate repair.  Not to mention yard work.  Oh the Joys Of Home Owning!
Finishing up dogs, candy canes, a couple of elfies and whoo on a paddle.  Summer is flying by, and I'm getting ready to do a demo at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in September.  My studio will be open during the Artist Guild Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour the second weekend in October.  It will be a short skip and a hop from there to the Holiday Art Fair the first weekend in December.  One more Fall design and then it's time for a 2018 Santa!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ON THE FRAME BLACK FACED SHEEP

Inspired by this fabulous red and white wool I found on ETSY, I drew up a couple of BLACK FACED SHEEP.  These are pretty much the same sheep that are in 3 SHADES OF SHEEP with an added wreath of holly around the neck.  On the frame is BLOWING IN THE WIND.  Haven't had as much time to work on that as I'd like.  I'm also involved in an on-line watercolor class and going to paint some of my 337 designs!!!  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Thursday, July 26, 2018

FALL FAVORITES

ONCE IN A BOO MOON is the first in the FALL FAVORITES I'll be posting while I'm working on new designs.  We've had a couple of beautiful days warm but not too humid.  It's what I call Top Down Days...doing errands with the Mini Cooper's top down and Rizzo riding shot gun.  Will get a photo to post.  ALL DRESSED UP is punched and I'm sewing it up into a pillow.  On the frame is Autumn Leaves.  Drawing up orders and then off to the post office.  Watercolor supplies are on their way.  Stay tuned and keep punchin!
nancee

Sunday, July 22, 2018

ALL DRESSED UP on the Frame

All Dressed Up...is in progress on this rainy Sunday.  After 3 days of rain, I'm inspired to write...
Rainy Dark Day
The Sun Has Gone Away
...more to follow.  With the Dog Days of Summer upon us, I've just finished Butters Baby Yorkie and am thinking FALL!  ALL DRESSED UP is the first.  I have another new fall design, but you'll have to wait to see it in the Fall Issue of Punchneedle & primitive Stitcher!
 There will be a new Santa this year...just not ready to think about Christmas.  Want to dwell in the world of witches, goblins, & ghosts.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, July 13, 2018

SHAMUS BORDER COLLIE

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER...as we enter into those days, I'll be posting my dog patterns.  I have several and I'm working on a few more.  Stay tuned for that.  A busy weekend with Library Book Sale, Garden Walk, and Maxwell Days... what to do, what to do?  Plus there is rain in the forecast.  Punching on a new Yorkie pattern named Butters after one of my Facebook friends new puppy.  Inspired by Gravestone Angels, I drawing up some angel faces with a variety of wings made out of red & white wool.  Plus I'm going to quilt some coffee dyed tobacco cloth for some Halloween Wings.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Saturday, July 7, 2018

FRED THE FOX TERRIER

Meet FRED the FOX TERRIER...in honor of the dog days of summer, I'll be working on a few new breeds.  I hope to have tree filled with punch needle puppies for the Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour in October and for the Holiday Art Fair in December.  My news letter went out today.  If you aren't on the list please email cooperage@wi.rr.com and I'll put you for August.  Time to go out with the dogs for a little romp in the yard, before it gets to hot.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

Friday, July 6, 2018

MY COUSIN BETSY

GOOD MORNING BLOGG BUDDIES...I promise to be more more faithful to posting on this site.  It's been a wild ride these last few weeks, storms, heat, appliances  shorting out!  Not to mention no hot water for several days!  I've been busy with orders and working on new designs.  The cabin is 95% ready and hopefully the workmen will return.  Did I mention I need to add a new electrical circuit to my breaker box!  With the Dog Days of Summer upon us I'll be working on new patterns.  Keep on punchin.
nancee

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