Wednesday, July 31, 2019


GINGERBREAD BOY ON TICKING...I'm excited about this little stocking...plan to fill it with candy canes!  It seems like every day gets busier and busier...AND tomorrow is August!  I have scribbles here and there with design ideas all over the Coop...Ivy had her stitches out yesterday and is raring to go.  I'm trying to keep her quiet the next few days.  She's like a jumping jack and that behavior has NOT improved.  Today I ordered a hoo la hoop from amazon.  It's the if you can't beat um, join um philosophy!  I plan to teach to jump through the hoop and NOT on me.  She likes to body slam me.  Not working for me...  She's like a little angel when she's out anywhere, and the tazmanian devil when ahe's home!  Keep on punchin.

Monday, July 29, 2019


ROBIN ON TICKING...I'm having a blast punching on ticking & goes soooo fast when you don't do the background!  Ivy was spade last week, so we've been in recovery.  I've been busy with orders and getting patterns ready for magazines...  Good news this morning from France.  Simply Vintage wants Flower Cart, Strawberries on Ticking, & Pomegranate Pocket for Spring & Summer 2020.
What is wrong with this picture?  The backdoor gang is inside and I'm the one outside!
Keep on punchin.

Monday, July 22, 2019


POMEGRANATE ON WOOL almost finished.  Ivy is recovering from her surgery so we've spent a lot of time on the sofa with her & Rizzo.  I'm getting a lot of projects finished.  Today is beautiful and much cooler than than the last few days.   I've got a couple more ticking projects in the works then its on to Wool.  Time to dig out those santa's or snowmen!  Keep on punchin.

Friday, July 19, 2019


Here's the latest in my ON TICKING series...I'll be starting this one today...It's storming, storming, storming!  My poor Ivy has had a bad night, she was spade yesterday and could NOT settle down.  She and I were up most of night.  Keeping her from licking was an issue.  My vet recommends upside-down tee shirt to protect her incision.  She wiggled out of everything and was not consolable.    I gave her pain pill and sedative at 3 a.m.  Fortunately she's settled down a little.  I will be offering some finished ticking pieces next Saturday and will give you a sneak peak next Friday.
Here's my IVY pre surgery...we'll get through it. She'll be back to her old tricks in no time and I'll have my hands full keeping her quiet for a week!  Keep in punchin.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


I don't know about where you live, but we here in Wisconsin are in the Dog Days of what better time than NOW to post ALL LABS MATTER.  Along with the patterns & thread kits, I have finished little Labs for sale for $25.00  As before $5.00 from every purchase will go to our Humane Society. Visit  I have more pieces punched on ticking and wool waiting to be finished.  I'll be trying to catch up this week as well as working on a Robin on a light blue ticking...Stay tuned.
Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


I've gone a little crazy with Punching on Ticking and I'm just getting started.  Lots more ideas and Punching on Wool is next.  Another busy day ahead...I've added new lyrics to the old Johnny  Cash song " I fought the weeds and the weeds won!"   The puppies and I are out today posting orders,  and delivering a basket of food to an artist friend who is going through treatment.  There is a lot of that going on these days unfortunately.  I'm dreaming of snowmen on wool with cardinals perched on twiggy arms!  Keep on punchin.

Friday, July 5, 2019


Early Yesterday Morning , neighbor and noted Photographer Vicki Reed captured this amazing scene in downtown Cedarburg, just a few block from my Cooperage.  Stunning.  The weather held out for a fantastic fireworks show in the park.  Ivy & I took advantage of the nice weather and played Frisbee.  Of course I ate too much Strawberries, Angel Cake & Lemon Curd...
 ...and speaking of Strawberries, I finished up STRAWBERRIES OF TICKING.  The Pattern & Thread Kit are listed   The Finished Pillow just Sold.
Pansies on Ticking on the Frame...Keep on Punchin.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


It will be a small town celebration tomorrow here in Cedarburg.  A parade with school bands, an all day picnic in the park down the street and fireworks at dusk!  Nothing over the top, just a time to realize how LUCKY  we are to be able to be free.  The 4th is always the turning point for me and when I begin to work on Santa's & Snowpeople,   Keep on punchin.