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“Winter Magic”


Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all staying warm and in good health this winter. Although we have not had much snow in my area of Nova Scotia the ice and cold have made for an unpleasant month and a half. I am so looking forward to March. March snows never last long and the air always carries the fresh smell of spring.

As promised I have completed a project for an intermediate workshop. It is titled "Winter Magic" and is a fun and easy project to complete. In this workshop you will use three needle sizes and two weights of yarn. I am still in the planning stages for pricing and what will be included in the kit so please check back for that update on my workshop page.

Moon Sleeping


Well I am surprised at how fast the month of March has gone by. It is so wonderful to see the beginnings of spring. Seeing my first robins yesterday was proof positive that spring is here. Deer munching new tree buds this morning added to the that proof. As long as they stay away from my lilac bush all will be well.

If you have checked my workshop listings you will see that workshops are beginning to fill up. If you are thinking of giving the punching a try please send me a message or give a call and we can certainly set something up. If you are looking for an advanced class we can arrange that as well. 

I am also instructing a beginner class on P.E.I. this summer and so looking forward to that. I will post more info on that in the workshop schedule as it becomes available.

My last project was one I had wanted to complete for about three years now and finally got around to it. It is titled "Moon Sleeping".It is a design adapted from my children’s book I wrote in 2013 and finally published this past winter. Some things seem to take me a while to get to  that point where I am happy with it. I guess that is all part of the artist journey. 

Where is your artist journey taking you? Drop me a note and let me know where you are headed. I would love to travel with you.

Work in progress. “Bits and Pieces”


April 23, 2019

Well I have to say that April is passing much faster than March. Not very spring like with so little sun and too much rain but it is much better than snow.

I have had two wonderful workshops in my home studio and had such pleasure in teaching very talented students. It is always a great time watching others exhibit their wonderful talent. I have another three classes  booked and looking forward to meeting and teaching the new students. The workshop on the island is promising to be a packed house and full of fun. Always look forward to visiting the island and chatting with the wonderful islanders.

Another class is being held at the Rug Hooking Museum in Hubbard’s this Sept so if you haven’t already taken my beginner class please give the register a call and book a spot. Would love to share with you this great technique for rug making.

I spent the morning today weighing out wool and selecting colours for my rug for my class at rug school. I can hardly wait to get started.  I expect it will be quite fun spending time with other rug makers and learning new things. This will be my first full week at the school and I know I will enjoy it.

Teaching always makes me happy but it makes my heart sing when a students leaves happy and with enthusiasm to continue with this art.

 Thank you for a great class on Wednesday. I really enjoyed the day. You are a great teacher! Learned lots and will enjoy the needle punching now that I learned from one of the best!



Loved your class, you are a great teacher.