Wednesday, October 30, 2013


It was a fabulous show for me.  My snowy owl pins made their first public appearance!  I met up Katie from a wonderful shop in Ripon, Wisconsin and made plans to teach a class in December.  Jim Plunkett from Plunkett Racich Architects stopped by with his wife Gwen.  It's always so much fun to meet up with old friends.  Three guild gals took time out for a mini class and learned to punch.  Took the Jeep to the studio and unloaded it yesterday,  So everything is there wanting to be put in place.  Not a moment to tarry...tomorrow is HALLOWEEN  and my open house from 3-6.  There's chex mix to be made, caramel corn back by popular request,  chocolate chip bread, and the list goes on!  Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Another crazy week awaits...The weekend starts out with the Northshore Quilters Guild "Autumn Splender" at Nicolett Highschool.  I'll be there with fall and Christmas goodies to sell including my new 6"x7" gripper frames!  Then on Wednesday October 31st (Halloween) there will be an open house in my studio celebrating my 1 year anniversary.  Time flies when you're busy cooking things up!  Keep on punchin.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


The Koi were stitched onto hand-dyed handmade velveteen pillows!  I'm proud to announce they will be part of  the upcoming Oriental Influence Exhibit at the Wisconsin Museum Of Quilts and Fiber Arts that opens Wednesday and runs through January 2nd.  It was fun to punch with metallic thread and am thinking about using some silver for snowflakes or stars in my designs...  Getting ready for next week end, another event is on my calendar.  This one sponsored by The Northshore Quilters.  It will be at Nicolett Highschool 
next Saturday & Sunday.  Look for me there.  Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


This will be a very limited edition  2 total.  I punched the fish in Valdani Aged black, then the scales with Krenik's 002 gold thread with 1 strand of a pale yellow DMC through a #6 Bernadine needle.   This was a trick Bernadine suggested.  It helps the stiffer metallic thread glide threw the needle and keeps it in place.  One background will be Valdani Pale Petals and the other one Valdani Sea Foam.  I might sew them on to some hand dyed velvet???  Stay tuned.  Keep on punchin.

Monday, October 14, 2013


   Wow...what a weekend.  For the most part the weather was beautiful, a little wet on Saturday, but that       didn't stop the faithful from attending the Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour.  It was fun seeing old friends   and meeting new ones.  Thanks to Jean Ann for taking my picture and bringing a batch of fabulous cookies.   Jean, no need to have saved the saran wrap there was not a crumb left to cover!  My next project  is to work outside my comfort one and do something ORIENTAL for the upcoming exhibit at the Museum.  We will be exhibiting award winning quilts from Japan, one of only 3 places in the US to be able to exhibit this collection.  The other two are Lowel, Mass, and Paduka, Ky.  It's an honor to be ablr to display                this collection.  You all know what I'll be doing this week.  Keep on punchin.                                           

Sunday, October 6, 2013


This button eyed crow sits on top of an orange feed sack pumpkin.  He has an eye out for the expected crowds coming next weekend.  It's Cedarburg Artists Guild's annual Covered Bridge Studio Art Tour.  It's a fall happening.  Artists from all over the county open their studios to the public Friday nite, Saturday, & Sunday.  There's a Shindig on Saturday nite at the Cultural Center where you can all the artists and participate in the silent auction, and the list goes on.   I've got lots to do to get my studio gussied up so ...Keep on punchin.