Thursday, November 30, 2017


The JEEP is locked and loaded.  I'll setting up for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR that opens tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  Can't decide what to buy or need a gift for your favorite PUNCHER.  I'll have gift certificates.  Will post pictures from the FAIR.  Keep on punchin.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


OLD MOTHER HUBBARD...done & done.  Drawing up patterns everyday for the Holiday Art Fair next weekend.   Filling orders for ETSY & AMAZON.  I'll be making Turkey & Wild Rice Soup today after I come home from the ROCK that's the nickname of the doggie daycare Rizzo will be going to when I'm at the show next weekend.  We have a meet and greet today.  Do any of you Cedarburgers know about the FRONT PORCH SALE...on Covered Bridge Rd???  I'll be stopping by there today to do a little shopping!  The next nursery rhyme on my drawing board is Hot Cross Buns and there's a familiar looking dog peering out of a window!  Keep on punchin.

Friday, November 24, 2017


Here we are at HALF TIME ...between games & meals!  Rizzo has been the life of the party greeting and jumping on my family!  So much for intensive training.  Now it's back to work for me...getting ready for the HOLIDAY ART FAIR next weekend!  Old Mother Hubbard is ready to be photographed, hope to get the patterns for the show.  Keep on punchin.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


More nursery rhymes...however I am working on a sketch TREE TRIMMING... You can find my finished pieces on Amazon HomemadeThe-Cooperage.  I'll be posting more items this week.  Rizzo is going onto AKC Good Citizen Certification...Lot's of work and he's still just a puppy and wants to jump and play with everyone he meets!!!  Long journey, but it will be worth it because I'll be able to take him everywhere with me.  LUNCH & PUNCH this Saturday 10-2.  Plus at 4.p.m. there will be the opening of ICONIC WISCONSIN at the Cedarburg  Art Museum.  I'm proud to say my GOT CUSTARD is part of the show which will run until the middle of January 2018.  Keep on punchin.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


RIZZO...on his tip toes watching the squirrels!  He's quite a character.  Keeps me on my toes all day! Just a quick Amazon Handmade site is up and running.  I'll be posting finished pieces everyday.  So If you need a punch needle gift for the holidays that you meant to make yourself but life got in the way.  Check out my site.  Go to Amazon click on Handmade and type in Cooperage!  Progress is being made on my nursery rhyme series.  Patterns are available on my etsy site with the newest one being Ms. Muffet.  Quite Contrary is on the frame.  Keep on punchin.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


                                        Dark as Molasses
                                        Brittle as Candy

                                        Maple Sugar sprinkled on
                                        a Cookie Crumb Crust

                                       Carmel n Cardamom tatters
                                       Cling to branches like
                                       Bittersweet Memories
                                       Day melts into Night
                                       Black as Coal

                                      Dreams warmed in Kitchens
                                      Wrapped in Anticipation
  Doing some serious coop cleaning and found my poems...please indulge me here on my blog!  I miss writing poems and plan to begin again soon!  In the meantime, the trim on the Cooperage has been painted a cocoa brown and the door has a fresh coat of ginger paint. The patio and path to the log cabin have been rejuvenated with flag stones and more bricks.  That will wrap it up until spring when I plan to plant a new side garden and have the split rail fence replaced.  (Don't ya just love home owning ?)  Working on my nursery rhyme collection.  Will post Ms Muffet soon.  and drum roll please....I've been invited to sell my finished pieces on Amazon Handmade!  It's a fairly new site and I'm learning how to post with their templates and pixel requirements.  Stay tuned and I'll let you know how you can find me in the world known as Amazon...Keep on punchin.