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

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