Monthly Archives: August 2017

More Halloween Fun

I need a day to ‘rest the wrist’ so it is a good time to post a blog entry.  I love the fall colors for punching. The oranges and golds and browns… I remember reading once that the change of colors was the tree blushing before dropping leaves for her winter sleep.

So I finished Lori Rippey’s Little Jack. I tried make the background reminiscent of the Magdalena Briner style. Little Jack will become a cupboard hanger and will be available at the Spring Run Farm on September 16. Lori’s patterns are available. Click here.


This is a second version of my Three Witches.


I found the antique cookie cutters at Kathy Makers Primitive Homespuns when we visited Frederick, Maryland. All you punchers know that you need to be careful to reverse your image when punching or else you will end up with a mirror image. I’m happy to say that by pure luck that didn’t happen to me.


My next focus will be finishing Cathy Sower’s Turkey on a Pumpkin make-do. Stay tuned for more pictures.

Thanks for the visit. What are you working on today?












Lori Rippey’s Pumpkin Patch

It is difficult coming back from being away and settling into a daily routine. Setting aside my ‘must-do’ list, I’ve started some punching for my fall show at Spring Run Farm.

I purchased two patterns from Lori . The other one is Little Jack, a pumpkin head. I’ll post both finishes when I’m done. If your interested, check out Lori’s Picture Trail here This is all done with Valdani #12 perle cotton. I find these threads so easy to punch with and the colors are so vivid. Now to decide on the finish for this one. Stay tuned.wp_20170823_14_34_59_pro.jpg

Home again, home again

Time really does fly when you are on vacation. We are back home now working to get back to normal (my normal anyway, which isn’t saying much.) It was nice to see old friends and visit with family on our trip to the UP. Sorry to say I was too early for the thimbleberries. I did get one little jar of jam made. Next year…

It was fun to be involved in the Eagle Harbor Art Fair sponsored by the Copper Country Artists Association. I believe it was their 57th fair. It was the first for me. We had two beautiful sunny days in the lovely harbor town. I failed to get a lot of pictures. Here are a few of the tent while I was setting up.

I did two little cupboard hangers based on vintage sand pails. I found an old shovel at an antique store so I did a companion piece.

Finally, here is my patriotic pig sitting on a cheese grater.


Now it’s time to look towards fall with needle punching. I will have a booth at the Spring Run Farm Harvest Celebration on September 16 in Lowell, Indiana. 46315. My sister Carole, of the lake  will also have a booth.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your summer.