Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Simply Vintage Summer Issue

Hi ya all, hope you are all well and safe....it's be a busy, busy, busy few months...all while staying in.  New design finished.  Magazine Deadlines.  Editing my first 2 mystery novels and oh yes...cataract surgery on my left eye.  Right eye next month.  Puppies are getting so big...Today is the first day I'm venturing out to have my hair cut...bangs hanging in your eyes, not a good idea after cataract surgery!
More about my books later.  keep on punchin.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


GOOD MORNING BLOG BUDDIES...Wash Day is on the frame and like many of you; Ive run out of thread!  It's on it's way so not to worry.  We are in very trying times right now and so glad we have our "handiwork" to do.  I've had a lot of orders for digital patterns, plus patterns & thread kits...I've cut my trips to the post office to once a week and everyone understands why.  Stay home, and safe and Keep on Punchin.

Monday, March 30, 2020


GOOD MORNING BLOG BUDDIES...Here's a little freebie pattern for you.  I've been spending most of my time at home for the last couple of years, ever since I moved my studio to the log cabin.  only out for appointments Dr., Dentist, Vet, Groomer, Hair Cut, Pedicure, etc.  My most frequent outings are to the post office sending orders, and grocery store!  The first category has pretty much been eliminated.  But isn't it the way, I'm itching to go somewhere, anywhere!  Same with touching my face.  It never itched before I was told not to touch it!  Stay safe, stay well, and keep on punchin

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


GOOD MORNING Blog Buddies...here we are HOME and many of us are ALONE.  I'm home a lot by choice.  Not exactly alone, I have my Labradoodles  IVY & RIZZO.  For me it's a time to work on new designs.  Of course, I could do a little cleaning, Very Little!   I 'm looking for a line drawing to post as a free bee for you.  My days are full and hope yours are too!  Stay home, stay safe, and stay well.  Keep on punchin

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


GOOD MORNING BLOG BUDDIES...I should be having cataract surgery right now, but it was canceled yesterday.  Obviously it was the right thing to do, but I am anxious to get it over with and who know when that will be...The PANSY BASKET is a good example of do as I say and not as I do!
Any of you have ever been in any of my classes or seen my demonstrations knows I say punch all the small items first and the background last!  Like you all, I ran out of thread (it should be here today) and couldn't wait, so I did the background!  Due to this very stressful time, I'll be doing 2 things for my customers.  First 20% off all patterns & thread kits starting Friday March 20,2020
Second all my designs will be available as downloads.  Stay home.  Stay safe.  Stay well.  Keep on punchin.

Monday, March 16, 2020


Happy Saint Patricks Day ....early.  Last year this was GOTTCHA DAYfor Ivy.  Where has the year gone?
She's a big girl now and keeps me & Rizzo on our toes!  This is a big week for me, I have cataract surgery on my left eye on Wednesday, and the the right eye next month.   Just anxious to get it over!  I'll give you all a report on Friday!  Working on a Pansy Basket... threads are coming from Weeks Dye Works for the Pansys...Can't wait.  Will post soon.  Keep yourself safe and well.  Keep on punchin.

Friday, March 13, 2020


GOOD MORNING Blog Buddies...I'm so please to give you a sneak peek at the Spring Issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher.  The free pattern for Alice & The Rabbit is inside...
With the uncertainty surrounding us, and so many events canceled, folks are staying home.  I've noticed an uptick in not only my pattern orders, but my thread kits too.  I'm grateful for the business, but which it was for a happier reason.  Stay safe and Keep on Punchin