Welcome 2016

Hello. Thanks you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my post and photos and please feel free to make a comment.

Here it is, January 6. My Christmas tree and decorations are all stored away for another year and the house is back to normal (or as normal is it ever gets.)  As I was packing things up I wanted to share a photo with you. I bought this little bobble-headed Santa at the Beaumont gift shop the first year I moved to the city from Yooper Land.  The box is dated 1969 which means it is 46 years old and I have been living here for 46 years.  How can that be? I get a little sentimental and reminiscent at Christmas. Many years and many memories all brought to the surface with my sweet little bobble head…


In the world of punch needle, my mind wanders in many directions. I have rediscovered Magdalena. She did so many beautiful rugs and I’d like to recreate every one. I have been working on Dog and Two Crows.  Also, I’ve been poring over my book on frakturs. So many pieces to punch. Let us see how many months into 2016 we travel before I have finishes to share.

Here is a potential backing for Dog and Two Crows. I still need to decide.

I have one more finish to share. This one is truly finished. I did this little cupboard tuck from a pattern by Teresa Kogut of Creative Whims. Teresa does some lovely patterns.  This one is called Springtime Bunnies.  I filled it with balsam needles.


So, what are you doing to celebrate this new year ahead of us?



4 thoughts on “Welcome 2016

  1. Looks like you have been busy with your punching! Cute bunnies, and I bet they smell good. I have been hitting the treadmill trying to work some of the holiday pounds off. They sure pile on a lot easier than they come off. Waiting to see how you finish the dog and crows. Carole


    1. Hi Carole. It’s too bad that punching and cross stitching doesn’t reap the same benefits as the tread mill. We’d probably be in tip top shape.


  2. This year 2016 I need to get out of debt, as I have a child in college and things happen….I also would love to open an Etsy shop with my punch needle, stitcheries and crafts. I love your blog and your enthusiasm for handmades!


    1. Diane, I remember the college years. Our children were three years apart, so we had one year with both of them in college. Keep me posted on your Etsy endeavor. I’d love to see some of your PN and stitcheries if you would like to share.


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