Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Little Brown Box with Blackbird Designs new release

I'm so excited that Barb & Alma of Blackbird Designs used one of our little boxes for a new release this Spring!!! 
If you would like to order a brown box send an email to (
They are $45.00 plus shipping

Monday, February 10, 2020

58 Punch Needle Kits available in my Etsy Shop!

Stop by my Etsy shop and check out all the kits ready to ship to you! 
My kits include Valdani Three Strand Floss and #8 Pearl Cotton when needed, the weavers' cloth and extras as they apply.
Never punched before! 
 All the equipment you need is an Ultra Punch for $26.00 and a Morgan  No Slip Hoop for $16.00 added to your order! 
Here is a link to all the kits! 

And a peek of some of the patterns you will find! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

New England Road Trip

Last week my husband Jeff and I took a vacation!  It was a long overdue trip and what a nice time we had!
 It started out with a stop in Brimfield, Massachusetts for the antique show! 
 Whoa.......... that place is HUGE and a bit overwhelming!! We had 2 hours the day we arrived and really did not have the desire to return the next day so we went to Old Sturbridge Village instead!  Spent 3 hours walking the village on a perfect day! So relaxing!
 We then hit the antique stores in the area. My most favorite shop was Ye Country Mercantile!
 Beautiful shop with antiques and wool!!!
I found this awesome wood mold and the hand-dyed wool there!  I'm thinking it is a butter mold.

We then drove up to Boothbay Harbor Maine for a whale watch!  This was the part of the trip I was looking forward to!  It was our first trip to Maine and we will be going back!  Loved it! What a beautiful coastal town!
We saw 3 different whales surfacing multiple times and close to the boat!  They were Minke whales which I never even heard of! The marine biologist onboard shared a wealth of information about the area too. 
 We also spent a day at Ogunquit, Maine. We walked The Marginal Way which is a mile-long walk along the rocky coast which was spectacular!  
Here was the view we had during dinner one night in Perkins Cove!!! Need I say more! 

We took a bit of a detour when starting home and went to a few antique stores in Vermont. Here is a group shot of all the goodies I brought home with me! 
 Love the cute little red rocker!
A little story about this plastic sewing box.  I found a rug hooking tool in it and that is all I wanted but they wouldn't let me buy just the hook so I put it back!  When we were done in the shop Jeff insisted I go back and get the entire sewing box so I did!  And oh my gosh! So glad I did!  Because on the very bottom of all those knitting needles I found this amazing 6" oval Duchess Hoop!!  It is in super good condition! 
This is the hook, on the left, I wanted in the sewing box. The scissors and needle case I found in a little antique shop in Vermont.

I did find one maple sugar mold which is what I was looking for!  

I could go on and on but will stop for now!  Just an amazing trip and looking forward to going back! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Lititz Craft Show 2019

Saturday turned out to be a perfect Summer day in Lititz! 
Long-awaited no humidity and no rain craft show day!  
We were set up in record time so I had time to snap some pictures before the crowds started shopping! 
I want to thank everyone who stopped by!
Here are a few shots! 
My son made the wine rack!

My friend Amy makes the wool felted purses!  Something sweet to applique on!
Sifter frames for so many uses!

My mom makes the stockings!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

2020 Spring Fiber Fest Registration is Open

Come join us for a relaxing weekend retreat near Gettysburg, PA!  
 When: March 26 - 29, 2020
 A retreat for all those who love wool and hand stitching!!!  
 Rug Hookers, Wool Applique, Punch Needle, Stitchers and Quilters are all welcome!!! 

Where:  Liberty Mountain Resort
                78 Country Club Trail
                Fairfield, PA 17320

We will provide a gathering room for you to sit, chat and share with others!
  This year we have 6 classes available.
There will be 12 vendors in our merchant mall for shopping, door prizes, a show of finishes and gift exchange!  
A great excuse to visit the historic town of Gettysburg, PA! Lots to see and do! 
Bring your friends and share a room to save on cost! 

Two ways to register! 
1. Online here
 Registration Form 

2. Call  Teresa at 717-816-3780
 Or Kathy 301-471-7270 

Classes at a glance!  More information on the registration page!
Our list of Vendors!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

~~~It's a Snow Day Sale in my Etsy shop!~~~

~~~Buy 3 E-Patterns and receive 2 FREE!~~~

Make the purchase for 3 and place the 2 free patterns in the memo section or send me a message! 
Sales ends Monday evening the 21st of January at 9pm!
Happy Punching!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's a New Year!!!

As Winter settles in and a new year begins I find myself with strong urges to regroup, organize and start anew in 2019. Work has begun on scheduling new events. 
 I'm so thankful for all the opportunities 2018 had to offer allowing me to meet so many new friends at shows and retreats!  
 Here are a few dates for classes, retreats, hook-ins and shows that are confirmed where I will be participating this year! 

January 19, 2019 ~Vending at Goose Creek Ruggers Hook-In in Hamilton VA
February 2, 2019 ~ Teaching a class at The Bee & The Bear in Hereford, PA
March 2, 2019 ~ Teaching a class at Notforgotten Farm in Amherst, VA
April 4, 5, 6, 7 ~ Vending at the Spring Fiber Fest near Gettysburg, PA
May 3 & 4, 2019 ~ Vending at the Primitive Stitchers Society Retreat in Memphis, TN
June 22, 2019 ~ Vending at The Old Tattered Flag Hook-In in Evans Mills, NY

Turning out to be a busy first half of the year!
This is the class project available at The Bee & The Bear and Notforgotten Farm.  Sign up to create a 6 1/2 inch fabric covered box with a raised appliqued pin keep top.  For more information send a message.