Saturday, January 28, 2012


Here is a sneak peek of Home Chickie. It's going to be a little navy pillow. Hope to have it posted on my etsy site middle of February. Pattern and thread kit will be available too. I know several of you are waiting for Vintage Valentine to come back from the framer! As soon as it does, I'll get it posted. I'm off to help at the Wisconsin Quilt museum today and tomorrow. It's spinning today, and teaching a punchneedle workshop tomorrow. Photos to follow. Keep on punchin.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I spent the weekend at the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Museum and had to share these photos! What fun, I punched all afternoon and signed up girls and their leaders for a punch needle pin class next week. I'm also filling in for one of the spinners on Saturday. That should be something, I've not done drop spindle for several years and I don't think it's like riding a bicycle! What ever, I'll just have another thin mint. Did I mention there was tea and girl scout cookies. Hope to have bunnies to post soon. Keep on punchin.


Thursday, January 19, 2012


A PLATE OF COOKIES. Yum, when there's snow on the ground, and the temp drops it's time to heat up the oven, and bake a batch of old fashioned peanut butter cookies. This is the easiest recipe. In a mixer beat 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup sugar add 1 slightly beaten egg, and 1 tsp baking soda. That's it. Make 1 " balls and roll in sugar. Place 1 1/2" a[part on cookie sheet with silpat. Press with fork and bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes. Now the Vintage Valentine is off to the framer, I'm thinking Bunnies and Chicks. I'll get right on that as soon as I finish off one more cookie. Keep on punching.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Here's a peek at VINTAGE VALENTINE. It's almost finished, then off to the framer. I should have it posted on my etsy site in a couple of weeks. We've had our first real dusting of snow this week, and it seems there's a run on hot coco, and marshmallows! I love to sit by the fire and stitch or read. My book club is reading The House of Seven Gables. How fun to be transported back to the 1850's. Perhaps that was the inspiration for this years Valentine. Keep on punching.


Saturday, January 14, 2012


BE MINE and LOVE ME SWEET are the two messages on these lace trimmed heart pillows now available on Pattern and thread kits available upon request. I'm working on a vintage valentine in yummy shades of rust, peach, green, and pale yellow. Will post a progress photo early next week. Keep on stitchin!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Here we are setting up the exhibit at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum to honor the 100 year anniversery of Girl Scouts. It's quite a display. The exhibit starts tomorrw and runs through April 15th. The open house is January 22, 1012 from 12:00 to 4: p.m. I'll be there demonstrating punchneedle and signing up girlls and their leaders for punchneedle classes held through out the exhibit. For more info check out and keep on punchin!


Thursday, January 5, 2012


On the Wings of a Dove comes thie messageof peace and love for this year and many years to come. We are glad to have Todd back home after his open heart surgery last week. He is healing nicely. I spent many of the long hours in the hospital waiting room, and ICU working on punchneedle projects. They will be posted soon. This finished punchneedle pillow available Pattern and thread kit available upon request. Lunch & Punch classes will resume JANUARY 14, 21, 28th from 10 to 2. To register call me 262.313.8885. Keep on punchin!