Monday, November 13, 2017

Companion Piece

 This years, "Late Night walk Companion 2"

Good afternoon everyone! 
I'm Popping in to introduce my companion piece to Late night walk.

I have named it "Late night walk companion 2" in hopes that everyone realizes this piece goes together with last year's Christmas punch "Late night walk".
I will be making it into another pillow like the first. It will be a matching set for the couch. Looking forward to this year's holiday Season.

The pieces measures approximately the same 9" x 7 1/2", The background is punched using Moire thread for a heathered look. Moire wool thread adds such a lovely dimension to the piece. I've stayed pretty true to the colors on the first they match using DMC floss. It is a three strand punch.

A helpful hint: I do suggest you have this piece pre-printed on weavers cloth...the pinecone will be printed shaded to ease the color choices. I have to admit otherwise the pinecone is a little tricky.

Look for the new punch at my Etsy shop:


Monday, October 30, 2017

All New

For all you Seasiders out there!

“Seaside Santa”
My newest punch needle release.
He measures 6” wide by 8 1/2” high
It is a 3 strand punch, color coded using DMC floss only.
Now available in my Etsy shop:

“Nantucket by sea”
Rug hooking/Rug punch pattern.
This picture is of the punch needle pattern. 
It is now available adapted and enlarge for use as a rug hooking transferred onto linen 
or rug punching transferred onto monks cloth. 
It measures 18 inches wide by 22 inches long.

All CTR 1,3 & 6 strand needles and the threaders are back in stock just in time for Christmas. 

“Woodland Santa”
I have been working on the newest of the Santa series, 
this will blend and go together with the popular “Late night walk” punch needle pattern. Starting the model today, so it shouldn’t be long! 

A little note:
It has been a very busy year, family, pets and my home needed much attention...I am settled now, looking forward to a wonderful holiday season, and a cozy relaxing winter. So sorry for the long between posts. All being well I'm back to normal. Have a wonderful day!


Friday, August 25, 2017

Ribbet ?

Fall must be very close......
My neighboring  witches are at it again Melinda just turned her worst enemy into a frog. Norma doesn't look too Happy! 
My newest fall punch needle pattern from Briar Cottage Studio.
Now available in my Etsy shop:

This is a three strand punch using DMC floss only. 
It measures approximately 6" W x  8"  H.

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Happenings

Counted cross stitch pattern
 " Floral for a Friend"

Counted cross stitch pattern
 " Last Harvest"

Punch Needle pattern
"Beauty and the Beast"

Good Monday morning to everyone. 
We are now about halfway through the year, Wow really? I'm not sure where it went...
I've been busy working on cross stitch models, it takes so much more time than punch needle. These old eyes need a magnifier and readers to see it but i'm finding it's very relaxing!

This morning I added two new listings to my Etsy shop.

The First is: 
"Floral for a Friend" counted cross stitch pattern
done on 32 count: Belfast Picture this plus Hand dyed linen. Color: Wren
Coded using DMC only.
1 over 2

The second:
A punch Needle pattern called:
"Beauty and the Beast"
can you guess who the Beauty is?
it measures 7" by 7" 
color coded using DMC only
3 strand punch.

If you have a chance do stop by the shop and take a look there are many patterns to choose from.
Wishing you all a wonder July, have fun, stay safe and as always,
 Happy needle-ing everyone! 

Ta Ta for now,

Friday, May 26, 2017

Festival Pocket


Just in time for the festival season, i've designed a pocket purse to accompany me to the up and coming festivals. Pittsburgh's art festival is coming next weekend always a must see....this pocket will come in handy. 

The pocket is double sided so you will punch the front image and the reversed image. I have finished it with a jute braided handle.
Pattern is now available in my Etsy shop:

measures 6 1/2" W by 9 1/2" H, 3 strand punch
color coded using Valdani Perle cotton for the background and DMC for the detail work.

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 1, 2017



There springing up in places unexpected, Dandelions! 
Now available as a punch needle pattern as well!
This is a larger Punch 7 1/2" H  x 9 1/2" W
A three strand punch 
Color coded using DMC floss
At my local JoAnnes the background blue was available in a ball it took 2 balls.
Thinking the finish work will be a pillow, lovely for spring!
There are 2 listings (1 DOWNLOAD) instant download or (2 PRINTED) printed pattern only, printed with plain fat quarter, or printed pattern with it already printed on weavers cloth.
Pop on over and take a look:

 Enjoy the spring colors,

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cat Fish

Hi everyone, wow it's been awhile since I posted, I've been working in the yard trying to get it presentable for the summer months. I have to say I neglected it for a couple years so the job was a bit overwhelming, but it's done. 

Just listed in my Etsy shop this fun Cat fish, summer fishing Punch needle pattern. 
It comes color coded using DMC only and is a three strand punch. 
He measures 5 3/4" wide by 9 3/4" high. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Copyright protected

Todays offering is a Rug hooking/rug punch pattern...It measures 14" x 14" inches and comes on Monks cloth or hookers linen. This photo is of the original hooked rug. I listed it this morning in my cottage etsy shop: here is the link: ETSY  SHOP BRiAR COTTAGE

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and Happy Rugging!