Monday, April 13, 2020


(Punch Needle Pattern)

Now available in my Etsy shop Briar cottage:

A wonderful Monday morning to you all! Spring has sprung, yea!
Daffodils have popped outside, what about bringing those beauties inside.
My newest release does just that...."Daffodils"

This is a 1, 2 & 3 strand punch. The model was punched using DMC for the detail work and Rustic moire wool thread for the background. It is punched on weavers cloth. This beautiful floral would look amazing as a decorative pillow or framed as a spring addition in your decor. 
It measures 10" high by 8 1/4 wide.

Stay safe, stay well......Kate

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Good Afternoon everyone,
Popping in to show you my newest punch needle embroidery pattern. It's called "Buzzzz". Now available in my Etsy shop: It is a 1, 2 & 3 strand punch, measures 8" x 8" and comes color coded using DMC floss. Bees seem to be all the rage this spring! This bumble is looking to the daisies and squash flower for pollen.
Hope all is well in your household,

Stay well and safe!

Monday, February 24, 2020

A Cottage Welcome

Good morning everyone,  
I’m not sure how things are going in your neck of the woods. Here in Pittsburgh Spring is in the air, not sure how long it will last? But it’s coming! Yea!!! The daffodils and snowdrop are peeking there heads out of the ground and the sun is shining, finally! To welcome in the Spring I have designed “A Cottage Welcome”. Now available in my Etsy store: It is a 1, 2 & 3 strand punch, color coded using DMC. The model is punched on weavers cloth using the 1 & 3 strand CTR brand needles. I can’t say enough about the quality of these needles. If you’ve never tried them, give them a try. Wishing you a wonderful day, As always ENJOY......Kate

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Farewell 2019

First let me apologize for not posting for a couple months. I am still around just taking a break from punching. I’m teaching myself how to weave tapestries. Plus doing a little rug hooking in the interim. What fun! So much fun that time got away from me. 
Forgive me?

That being said, I would like to say goodbye to 2019!
What a year, many changes this year.....enough that my mental is suffering a bit. I am starting to settle in, hoping with the new year I can find my peace of mind again!

This year I am hoping, not a resolution mind you, no pressures....there is enough of that in our lives now a days, right? 
 I’d like to design & post one or two punch needle patterns a month. Take time to work on my rug hooking, post WIP pics & post the pattern (Let me know if you would like that)? Plus, find time for weaving, spinning and dying wool & yarn.  If you would like me to post pictures of my ventures, let me know your favorites....I’ll be glad to do so, Write a comments, here, on Facebook or Instagram. Sounds like I’ll be
Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...whooopppppie!

Bring it on 2020, looking forward to a new year,

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pumpkins Squared

"Pumpkins Squared"

Hello everyone, The Last of my Fall/Halloween patterns for this season. 
This is a Punch Needle Pattern, The Model was done on Weavers cloth, using 2 & 3 strands of floss.
It measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Both the 2 and 3 strand can be worked using your red 3 strand CTR Needle.
It comes color coded using DMC only for suggested colors, and also includes the thread count and where to use it.

Available now in my Etsy Shop:

Halloween will be upon us shortly, But fall is still here for at least another month...Enjoy this beautiful season.

Great day to you all, 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Winter White Embroidery Pattern

"WINTER WHITE" - Embroidery Pattern

Hi everybody, Hope your day is starting out as wonderful as mine.

This little snowman is coming to you in time for Christmas. 
It is my newest series of Embroidery Patterns.
I hope you are as excited as I am Embroidery seems to making a comeback, thanks to all the designers out there. 

Winter white is available in my Etsy shop. 

Make sure if you want the embroidery, that you are in the embroidery patterns section. 

He is available as a Printed Pattern, which includes the option of Printed Pattern only, Printed Pattern + weavers cloth or Printed Pattern + Pre printed weavers cloth. By the way Weavers cloth is wonderful to embroider on. You will not want to get the Pre printed pattern wet. It may bleed into your embroidery. If you have never tried it, here's your chance!
He is also available as an Instant Digital Download, If you can't wait to get started!

I do hope you have a wonderful day, also let me take this opportunity to Thank each and every one of you,  because of your patronage to my shop I am able to keep my shop open for another year.

Thank you,

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ravens Perch Revised

Good afternoon everyone, 
Today I have something a little different for you. Robyn Grogan posted this on facebook. I think she did a wonderful job. I asked her if I could list her colors for my old Raven's Perch Pattern. She said she would be honored. So here it is The Revised edition of Ravens Perch. Available now in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you Robyn!

Have a wonderful day, Kate

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Late Night Walk Embroidery Pattern

"Late Night Walk"
Embroidery Pattern

I am now adapting some of my Punch Needle designs to Embroidery....Yea!

Most are redesigned. They have the same feel, but are finished in places that are not included in the punch needle. For instance: the holly at the bottom of the punch is not complete, where here it is. The outer background and edge lines are removed. 
They are available as a Printed Pattern or Digital Download.
Just like the punch needle they are also available printed on Weavers cloth...which works beautifully as Embroidery fabric also.
Late night walk is color coded using DMC only. The model is worked using 2 strands, one strand in small places. Stitches are: Long & short, Satin stitch, Chain stitch, and french knots.

Loving the Embroidery & the detail it provides.
Have a wonderful day,