Monday, October 17, 2016

Late Night Walk

"Late Night Walk"

Good Monday morning to you. I am hoping you had a wonderful weekend. I spend mine punching this Christmas Pattern and was also able to do the finish work on this decorative Christmas pillow. Let me first give you some details about the punch needle pattern now available in my Etsy shop.  
This is a three strand punch
Color coded using DMC for the detail, Valdani Perle Cotton for the border and for the first time I've used the new Rustic wool Moire thread for the background.

Moire threads are available at:
I just love the texture this thread added to the Piece. It worked very nicely with the 3 strand CTR needle. 
This Punch Measures 9" high by 7 1/2" wide.

Here is the link to my Etsy Shop if you are interested in purchasing the pattern:

I finished the piece using wool for the front and back. Stitch the Punch to the wool using a blanket stitch around all edges. I decided on pennies to finish of the edge, black for the larger pennies were added first to the seam of the pillow a little more than halfway pinned in place, then I hand stitched through all layers front, black pennies and backing using a blanket stitch to form the pillow shell. Remember to leave an opening for stuffing. Remove all pins and stuff pillow. Close the stuffing opening also using a blanket stitch to match. I wanted a little touch of the burnt orange, so I decided to add french knots around the edge at each blanket stitch stem. I then added the smaller pennies in the green plaid to each of the black pennies overlapping the pillow edge. I must say the pillow finish took much longer than the punch itself. In all this took 2 days to punch and another 2 1/2 days to finish. The finished pillow measures: 16" by 16". 

Detail of Santa

Detail of Reindeer.

Detail of  Lower Border.

As always wishing you pleasure in punching!

Monday, October 3, 2016


Hey, guess who's popped in for a visit to my Cottage Etsy Shop!

Yeap it's "Stickers"!

Already for Halloween with her or his witch or warlock hat!
Color Coded for you, using DMC for the detail work and DMC or Valdani for the main background. Coded for either, it's your choice both are included.

This is a three strand punch, measuring 9 1/2" high by 4" wide. 
Here's the link to my Etsy shop:

Have a wonderful day, stay warm!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

To the Moon

Thought I would break away from the Fall colors to Christmas colors.
This little snowman is singing a lullaby to the Moon, but the moon is already fast asleep.
He is now available for all you gift giving punchers in my Cottage Etsy shop:

Color Coded using DMC ONLY.
it is a 3 strand punch. 
Measurements 6" by 9".

Have a wonderful day, I'm off to Punch another Fall design.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Musing Melinda

Good Monday Morning everyone,

Fall is upon us...... Yippee, my favorite time of year. 
Burning a fire in the fireplace, hot drinks by my side, punching and stitching.
Who could ask for anything more, pure heaven!

Melinda has popped in again this time sporty a black dress & Pumpkins!
There's even pumpkins on her hat? Why not!

This is a 3 strand punch
 using DMC for detail and Valdani Perle Cotton for the main background.
It measures 8" by 7 1/4".

Grab a cup of Coffee.... stop on by and visit my Etsy Shop!

Happy Punching,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Trick or Treat is done!

Trick  or Treat

And a good Monday Morning to everyone. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Mine was relaxing and  enjoyable. I did a little punching on another Halloween Punch, (a hint Melinda returns). Color coded and got everything set up for the Trick or Treat punch. Popped in on Facebook to see what everyone was up too, plus watched a few episodes of Dr Quinn, Medicine woman...which is like Little House on the Prairie, a welcome change from the world today. 

Back to the Punch....Trick or Treat is now available in my Cottage Etsy Shop. This is a larger punch than I normally do 8 1/2" by 6 1/2". so you have the choice of  3 strand or 6 strand it may be worked in either or both...whichever you prefer! Its very colorful using DMC about 12 separate colors with no line work! The house walls are Valdani but could be switched with a DMC neutral of your choice. Rambling on so enough said. Here's the link:

Have a wonderful day,

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Trick or Treat

In the Hoop

There is definitely a crispness to the air as I wake in the morning....fall is on its way! Like many and I am no different Fall is my favorite time of year.
 I'm currently working on a new pattern with lots of color for Fall.
Just a peek I am hoping to have it coded and ready for my Cottage Etsy shop early next week. 
Enjoy the upcoming weekend, plenty of festivals and fun things to do.

Have fun!