Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nantucket by Sea



"Nantucket by Sea"
Punch Needle Pattern

This was a wishful thinking punch. I do realize the snow is still falling outside. But it did help the winter doldrums. ..Summer will be upon us in know time at all!

I have included the Unitarian Church, it is a well known visual point from the sea. I'm sure it was a welcome sight for all the Whaling ships entering the harbour. "At last we are home safe and sound"!

 This is a three strand punch, using DMC for the color code.
Measurements are: 7 1/2" Wide by 9" High.
Available as a Download, Printed or Preprinted on weavers cloth.
 Visit my Cottage Etsy shop, and take a peek: https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Stay warm, and happy punching,
Kate




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Winters Waltz



Good evening everyone, hope all is well and you are staying warm.
Winter is upon us here in the North East.
I remember in my youth there was a neighborhood lake that we were able to skate on, 
bumpy for sure but what fun,  Oh the memories! 
I wouldn't attempt it now, but the Punching was just as much fun!

"Winters Waltz"
is a three strand punch, using DMC only.
It measures: 6 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches High.

The pattern is now being offered in my Cottage Esty Shop. Plus many more to entice you! 
Here's the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Stay warm, hunker in and enjoy Punching,
Kate

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Valentine 2


My newest Punch Needle Pattern "Valentine 2"

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart! 
Anonymous

This is a three strand punch using 
Valdani Perle Cotton for the background work and DMC for the detail work.
Color Coded, you may purchase four ways, Instant download, Printed pattern by snail mail, Printed pattern with blank weavers cloth, or Printed pattern with Pattern preprinted on weavers cloth. 
It's available in my Cottage Etsy shop.

Happy Punching,
Kate






Thursday, January 12, 2017

B Mine


"B Mine"

A Valentine's edition....
An easy punch, 3 strand
DMC for detail work and Valdani #12 Perle Cotton for the background.
Measurements: 10 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" high
Available as a download, Printed by snail mail,
Pattern & plain weavers cloth, pattern plus pre-printed on weavers cloth.
Here's the Link: 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage
Have a wonder day,
Kate

Monday, January 9, 2017

The New Year


Hello all you punchers out there.
This is the first new pattern of the New Year.
"Penguins"

It is a DMC only color coded punch needle pattern, using 1, 2 & 3 strands. 
It measures 6 1/2" wide by 7" high.
Now available in my Cottage Etsy shop:


A little Teaser: 
The second punch needle pattern is a Valentine's pattern, coming soon.
It's on the frame and almost finished...I hope to have it posted and coded by the end of the week.
It is a 3 strand punch, measuring 4 1/4" High by 10 1/2" wide.
The detail work is done using DMC and the background is a lovely Valdani Perle cotton. 
Looking forward to the new year, with many new designs to choose from.



Another project I'm working on is 1 year of stitches.
It's a group of talented ladies, that have committed themselves to stitching a bit of embroidery daily.
It can be one stitch, or many as long as you stitch daily.
I haven't done embroidery in so many years, it sounded like a good idea. The end result will be a surprise. For those of you that would like to follow along, I try and post daily to Instagram.

I am hoping that this year will be a year full of creativity!
Follow along on 2017's journey!

Happy New Year,
Kate

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Late Night Walk Correction


There is a correction on any purchased Late Night Walk patterns. 
I'm so sorry for the mistake. 
Please accept my apologies!
Kate

Monday, January 2, 2017

A New Year


Here we are in 2017!
This will be the first pattern of the new year....coming soon!
The Holidays were wonderful, I enjoyed my family and friends with a welcome break.
My hopes are that yours was a special season also!

I want to thank everyone that purchased patterns from me in 2016.  Your kind words likes and comments are overwhelming. The year was a wonderful success. Thank you!
There are many more patterns to come, I would like to work on changing of thread count and the size of needle in one piece..to be worked as if painting with a paint brush! This will give a much more advanced look and feel to the punches. 
Please don't hesitate to approach me with any questions or suggestions for the coming year! 
I do love hearing from you.

If you follow me on Facebook? This years side adventure is 1 year of stitches. (Embroidery) 
Don't worry punching and needle design is still my first love.
It's not to late to join in or you can follow along on Instagram #1yearofstitches.
Happy New Year to you all, 
Kate

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Christmas at Briar Cottage


Have yourself A Merry little Christmas


Let your heart be light.


from now on our troubles


will be out of sight.


Have yourself a merry little Christmas


Make the Yuletide gay


From now on, our troubles will be miles away.


Here we are as in olden days


Happy golden days, of yore.


Faithful friends who are dear to us


Gather near to us, once more.


Through the years we all will be together


If the fates allow


So hang a shining star upon the highest bough


And have yourself a merry little Christmas now!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!