Thursday, January 22, 2015

NEW E~PATTERNS ARE READY!

 
 
  GOOD MORNING!  BLOGGER WON'T LET ME POST
PICTURES RIGHT NOW FOR SOME REASON
SO I'LL JUST GIVE THE LINK TO MY NEWEST
CROSS STITCH PATTERNS AVAILABLE ON
MY PICTURE TRAIL.  AS ALWAYS I'VE ADDED
A PAYPAL BUTTON FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!

http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/24463193

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SNOWSHOEING

 
SO YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS IN MY 20'S & 30'S I
LOVED TO CROSS COUNTRY SKI. I DON 'T THINK
I COULD DO THAT ANYMORE BUT I LOVED
BEING IN THE WOODS SO THOUGHT I'D INVEST IN
SOME SNOWSHOES. I ORDERED SOME
CRESCENT MOON SNOWSHOES THAT ARE
MADE IN THE USA,
IN BOULDER COLORADO,
 FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS.
THEY CAME A WEEK AGO YESTERDAY BUT IT'S
BEEN SO COLD I COULDN'T GO OUT.
TODAY IT WAS 14* WITH SUN AND LITTLE
WIND SO I VENTURED OUT INTO THE WOODS
NEXT TO OUR HOUSE TO GIVE THEM
A TRY. FORTUNATELY A
SNOWMOBILER HAD MADE ME A NICE
PACKED DOWN TRAIL.
 
HERE ARE MY BRIGHT AND SHINY BLUE
SNOWSHOES!

 
I CAME OUT OF THE WOODS...

 
TO AN OPEN FIELD AND A ROUND ABOUT
TRAIL UP TO A TWO TRACK ROAD
IN THE DISTANCE. I WENT AS FAR
AS I THOUGHT I COULD HANDLE FOR
A FIRST TIME OUT AND THEN TURNED AROUND
AND RETRACED MY STEPS. I SAW TRACKS
ALL OVER THE TRAIL THAT WERE
PROBABLY COYOTES BUT WE DO HAVE
BOBCATS AND WOLVES HERE TOO.

 
HERE I AM ALMOST BACK TO OUR ROAD.
THERE'S OUR HOUSE ON THE LEFT.
IT WAS A WONDERFUL WALK IN THE
WOODS AND I ENJOYED THE SUNSHINE
AND FRESH AIR. I PLAN TO GET OUT THIS
WINTER AS MUCH AS I CAN. TWO OF
MY FRIENDS ALSO HAVE SNOWSHOES AND
TRAILS IN THE WOODS NEXT TO THEIR
HOMES SO I WILL HAVE SOME DIFFERENT
SCENERY. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED COMING ALONG
ON MY WALK IN THE WOODS.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, January 8, 2015

MR. BEAR ARRIVES AND A SPECIAL TREE

 
HE'S HERE!  HE WAS MISSING HIS EYES
AND HIS BACK WAS OPEN BUT THOSE WERE
QUICK FIXES. HE IS MOST HAPPY TO BE
ABLE TO SEE AGAIN WITH HIS NEW
~ANTIQUE~
SHOE BUTTON EYES!

 
HE IS A GOLDEN BROWN A BIT LIGHTER
THAN THE ONE I HAD. BROTHERS PERHAPS?
OR COUSINS? HE IS GRUNGY WITH SOME
WEAR AND MATTING BUT THAT'S THE WAY
I LOVE THEM!

 
HERE THEY ARE WITH MY OTHER BEAR IN A SIMILAR
SIZE. THE NEW ONE IS KINDA IN BETWEEN THE
COLORS OF THE OTHER TWO. THEY ARE A HAPPY
BUNCH AND NOW I WILL HAVE TO PLAY
AND SEE WHAT I SHALL DO....KEEP THEM
TOGETHER OR SEPARATE THEM. THEY MAY
GET INTO MISCHIEF IF I LEAVE THEM TOGETHER!!

 
AND NOW FOR A VERY SPECIAL TREE
FROM A VERY SPECIAL CUSTOMER....
MELISSA HAS HONORED ME WITH DOING
A TREE ALL IN MY LINEN ORNIES.
I LOVE HOW IT LOOKS. MELISSA SAYS IT'S
A VERY SPECIAL TREE TO HER AND IS
HER FAVORITE.

 
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SHOW IT
ON MY BLOG MELISSA. AND ISN'T THAT
LITTLE CUPBOARD NEXT TO THE TREE
AWESOME! LOVE IT WITH THE LITTLE WOODEN
HOUSES ON TOP.
 
HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WARM. IT'S SNOWING
AND BLUSTERY AT 7* TODAY. IT WAS -3 WHEN I GOT
UP THIS MORNING. I HAD TO RUN SOME ERRANDS
BUT THIS AFTERNOON I PLAN TO WORK ON
MY NEWEST CROSS STITCH DESIGN. STAY
TUNED....I HOPE TO HAVE A RELEASE OF MY
NEW DESIGNS SOON!!!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, January 5, 2015

A NEW START....

 
I TOOK ALL OF OUR CHRISTMAS DECOR
DOWN YESTERDAY. TODAY I PLAYED A BIT
WITH SOME NEW GROUPINGS HERE AND
THERE. THIS LITTLE BEAR IS ONE
OF MY FAVORITE THINGS, ALONG
WITH THE LITTLE OLD BOOKS AND HOG
SCRAPER CANDLESTICK.

 
ANOTHER BEAR VERY SIMILAR TO THIS
GUY IS ON HIS WAY TO OUR HOUSE.
I THINK THAT MEANS I WILL BE PLAYING
SOME MORE BUT OH WHAT FUN!
 
I HOPE 2015 WILL BE A YEAR FILLED
WITH BLESSINGS AND MANY
HAPPY MOMENTS FOR EACH ONE OF YOU.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 

Monday, December 29, 2014

GIFT EXCHANGE

 
KATHY AND I HAD OUR GIFT EXCHANGE TODAY!
WE DECIDED TO JUST DO ONE THING EACH.
SHE STITCHED THIS WONDERFUL
COUNTRY STITCHES PATTERN FOR ME
AND IT IS HUGE!!!  I JUST LOVE IT!
IT'S STITCHED ON 22 COUNT THAT KATHY
AGED.  THE THREADS ARE OVER-DYED.
SHE SAID SHE CHANGED THE COLOR OF HIS
ROBE AND I JUST LOVE HOW IT LOOKS.
WHAT A GREAT FRIEND I HAVE!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH KATHY. YOU KNOW
I'LL TREASURE IT.


 
I STITCHED I SEE TREES OF GREEN BY
BETH TWIST FOR KATHY.  IT WAS A
FUN STITCH.  I USED CREEK BED BROWN
LINEN AND OVER-DYED THREADS.
WE HAD OUR FRIEND BILL MAKE THE FRAMES.
 
 
I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS.
I'M WORKING ON SOME NEW CROSS STITCH
DESIGNS TO BE RELEASED IN JANUARY.
THE WEATHER IS COLD SO PERFECT FOR
SNUGGLING IN AND STITCHING AWAY.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 
From an old hymn:
 
BABY SAVIOR, BORN AT NIGHT
IN THE AGES LONG AGO,
ANGELS SANG AND STARS GAVE LIGHT
FOR THY HUMBLE HOME BELOW.
 
STARLIGHT AND SONG ALL THE NIGHT LONG,
HERALDS OF MORN; JESUS IS BORN.
 
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,
WISHING YOU A BLESSED CHRISTMAS 2014
AND A NEW YEAR OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!
 
BRIAN, LORI AND ZOE

Friday, December 19, 2014

BELSNICKLE RUG FINISH

 
MARIE SENT ME A PICTURE OF
HER FINISH OF MY GREEN BELSNICKLE
PATTERN. GREAT JOB MARIE!
HER RUG WILL BE GIFTED TO HER
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER TO HANG ON  HER
RV DOOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR THE PICTURE MARIE!
 
THANK YOU ALSO FOR THE
WONDERFUL COMMENTS ON MY
PICTURETRAIL AND BLOG ABOUT
MY CHRISTMAS DECOR PICTURES.
I APPRECIATE ALL THE VISITS AND
COMMENTS SO MUCH.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI