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 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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


ON THE FRAME...good morning Blog Buddies.  After a couple of days of spring like weather, we woke up to SNOW today.  Just a dusting, the puppies love it.  I'm taking advantage of it and finishing up a couple of orders.  Please be careful out there, stay well, and stay safe.  The world is a scary  place right now.  Keep on punchin.

Monday, March 9, 2020


Good morning Blog warmed up over the weekend here in Cedarburg and I was surprised to see my daffodils in front of the Cooperage up a few inches!  Spring cannot be far behind.  Sketching up another Irish Cottage.  Stay safe out there, and keep on punchin.

Friday, March 6, 2020


Good Morning Blog Buddies...I'm so happy to have my FLOWER CART pattern in this fabulous magazine. Simply Vintage is a subsidiary of Quiltmania and will be available where ever that magazine is sold.  I do have the patterns drawn on weavers cloth and the thread kits for any one who would like it.   Never a dull moment here.  We are getting a thaw, and the back yard is soggy!  The Cedarburg Winery has it's annual open house this weekend.  It's a sure sign of spring!  Keep on punchin.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


GOOD MORNING BLOG BUDDIES...I've got this ready just in time for the Purple Rain exhibit at the Cedarburg Cultural Center next Wednesday.  FOLK ART BIRD will be available for sale in the main street gallery at the CCC on March 11th.  I had a little flare up with an old root canal, so I'm a little behind.  Full speed ahead now on an Irish Cottage design for March!  Stay healthy, stay safe, and keep on punchin.