Saturday, July 27, 2019



I have noticed that designers are heading into Fall patterns. I just can't get there yet!
The sunflower still reminds me of summer but Fall seems to be the preference for this little beaut!

This is a 1, 2 and 3 strand punch. Mostly 1, and 3 for the background.
It comes to you color coded using DMC floss.
I used the 1 and 3 strand CTR needles, which I do prefer for detail work.
It is punched on weavers cloth. 
I would like to add this punch to a pillow for my kitchen. I will use a preformed pillow from a big box store, the search is on. If I have an opportunity I will post a pic.

This Punch Needle pattern is now available in my Etsy shop:

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Potted Coneflower

"Potted Coneflower"

The arrival of summer heat always brings on the blooms of the beautiful Coneflower.
Mine have disappeared but I see there outstanding color in many a garden around Pittsburgh.

This is detail punched using the 1 strand CTR needle and the background is done using 3 strand of floss and the 3 strand CTR needle.
It measures 6" High  x  7 1/2" wide
Color coded using DMC floss.

It is now Available in my Etsy Shop as a Punch Needle Pattern but can also be used for embroidery just follow the color code. 

Here's the link:

Have a wonderful day, stay cool!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hill Top

Good Wednesday afternoon to you!

I had a request for a view of mountains, This is where my mind went to...distant mountains, a bear, wildflowers, cabin and still waters. 

This is a one and 3 strand punch. 
I used the one strand and 3 strand CTR needles. 
The sample is punched on weavers cloth.
It comes color coded using DMC floss oly.
It measures 8" wide by 6" high.

The pattern is now up for sale in my Etsy shop:

I would also like to wish you a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Enjoy, Kate

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Still Waters

"Still Waters"

"Red Sky at night sailors delight, Red sky in Morning sailors take warning"!

This is DMC floss punch needle. It is worked using 1, 2 & 3 strands of Floss.
It included a color code so you know where to place colors and how many threads to use. 
It measures 6 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches tall.

Now available in my Etsy shop: 

Hope you are all enjoying your Spring?
 Mine has been quite busy with family events and happenings. 
Hope to get back on track here soon. 


Thursday, May 2, 2019



My newest pattern for Spring. 
It is color coded using DMC only.
It is punched using 1, 2 & 3 strands, Thread count guide included.
It's punched on weavers cloth, using a 1 & 3 strand CTR needles.

Available now in my Etsy Shop:

Have a wonderful Day, Kate

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ribbet? Rug hooking/punching pattern

This is a enlarged pattern for rug hooking and punching. Inspired by my Ribbet? design. 
Now available in my Etsy shop.

It measures: 26" high x 20" wide
Available as a printed paper pattern or pre drawn on Monks cloth (using Oxford needle) or Primitive linen (used with hooking).

Thank you, enjoy your day

Memorial Poppies

"Memorial Poppies"

A few weeks back I had a request to design a Memorial Day poppy.
I will be honest I had never heard of it.
It seems poppies have been a symbol of remembrance since World war I.
I am pleased and honored to have a part in
the remembrance of fallen soldiers.
If you would like to learn more on the Memorial day poppy.
Here is a link:

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Pattern is now available now in my Etsy shop:

Have a wonderful Day,

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

In my Easter Basket

"In my Easter Basket" 
Punch Needle Pattern

Here at Briar Cottage the sun is shining..and all is well! 

Pastels, Pastels, Pastels

An Easter Offering.  Carrots, dyed eggs, and a bunny Rabbit.
Here we have all three.
Worked up using Pastel DMC, this is a three strand punch, done on weavers cloth using a CTR 3 strand Needle.

Now available in my Etsy shop as a download or Printed pattern.

Wishing you a sunny Day!