Friday, February 20, 2015

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS....



HERE ARE MY LATEST PATTERNS AVAILABLE
IN PDF E~PATTERN FORM!
FOR SPRING OR ALL YEAR ROUND.

YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM ON MY PICTURETRAIL
WITH A PAYPAL BUTTON FOR YOUR
CONVENIENCE.  

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, February 13, 2015

SOME HEARTS.....


FROM ME TO YOU!



HEART MAKE~DO ANOTHER OF JULIE'S
WONDERFUL CREATIONS!



OLD RUSTY COOKIE CUTTERS WITH
LITTLE OLD LEATHER BOOKS.


PINKEEP MADE BY MY DEAR FRIEND
PAM FROM A LORI BRECHLIN DESIGN.
IT'S ONE OF LORI'S FREEBIES IF YOU
ARE INTERESTED. YOU CAN FIND IT
ON HER BLOG.

HOPING YOU HAVE A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S 
DAY WITH YOUR SWEETIE. WE WILL CELEBRATE
OUR 39th ANNIVERSARY BY STAYING HOME
AND RELAXING! NO DOUBT I'LL BE WORKING
ON MY NEWEST CROSS STITCH PATTERNS
TO BE RELEASED SOON. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

EEEEKKKKK, THERE'S A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE!


MY DEAR FRIEND JULIE OF 
SENT ME A WHOLE BOX OF HER WONDERFUL
HAND~MADES AROUND CHRISTMAS AND I'VE
BEEN REMISS IN SHARING THEM WITH YOU!
SOME OF YOU MAY OWN SOME OF JULIE'S
WONDERFUL CREATIONS SO YOU KNOW
HOW WELL MADE WITH LOVE THEY ARE.
SHE HAS SUCH ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND
THEEEE CUTEST TAGS ON EACH PIECE!

HER LITTLE MOUSE FIT JUST PERFECT IN
THE MOUSE HOLE IN MY OLD CUPBOARD!


ISN'T HE CUTE?


HERE ARE THE REST OF THE WONDERFUL 
GOODIES SHE SENT. 



SWEET LITTLE BOOT PINCUSHIONS.
EACH ONE A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN SIZE.
SEE HER CUTE LITTLE TAGS?


GINGERBREAD BOY AND GIRL.
WITH TINY RUSTY BELLS AND A TOUCH
OF RED AROUND THEIR NECKS.
LOVE HOW JULIE AGED THEM TOO.


TINY LITTLE MAKE~DO


AND AWESOME VELVET ACORNS. 
THEY CAN ALL HANG.  THE TWO SMALLER
ARE ATTACHED TO A LITTLE CORD AND HANG
TOGETHER.  LOVE THEM!  

THANK YOU SO MUCH JULIE FOR THESE 
AMAZING WORKS OF YOUR HANDS.
YOU DO THE BEST QUALITY WORK.
I LOVE IT ALL!!!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, February 2, 2015

CHANGES


AFTER THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS CAME
DOWN I PLAYED A BIT HERE AND THERE
WITH MY ANTIQUES. I WANTED A SIMPLER,
PLAIN LOOK IN SOME AREAS.
YOU CAN CLICK ON PICS TO MAKE THEM BIGGER.


CAT RUG DESIGN BY KELLEY BELFAST.
I THINK IT'S MY VERY FAVORITE RUG!


OLD LANTERNS, HAY RAKE, PANTRY BOXES
AND MORTARS. LITTLE CUPBOARD IS OLD TOO.
MADE FROM A CALUMET SOAP BOX. PART OF
THE LABEL IS STILL ON ONE END.
(no Carole, I'm not willing to part with it! he he)


OLD BROWN TABLE WITH OLD BLACK PANTRY
BOX AND OLD HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICKS.


THE THREE BEARS ENDED UP IN AN OLD CRADLE
SO I COULD KEEP THEM TOGETHER AND LOW 
ENOUGH YOU COULD SEE THEM.
LOVE THEM TOGETHER!


PUT ONE OF MY BIG OLD MORTARS
ON TOP OF THIS CUPBOARD, ALONG
WITH AN OLD TOTE, YARN WINDER AND
STACK OF PANTRY BOXES.
DOLL WAS MADE BY ME AND PINKEEP
ON HER LAP BY MY FRIEND PAM.
I WILL GIVE YOU A CLOSER LOOK 
AT THE DOLL AND PINKEEP IN A FEW
MORE DAYS.



SINCE I PLACED THE BEAR I HAD HERE
WITH THE OTHER TWO I ADDED MY OLD
BOY DOLL. I LOVED THE COLOR OF THE
BEAR HERE BEST BUT I THINK HE LOOKS OK
TOO!


SAMPLER MADE BY MY FRIEND KATHY FROM
A STACY NASH DESIGN. OLD BROWN TOTE 
WITH SQUARE NAILS AND REPRO RUSH LIGHTS.
I LOVE THE SHAPE OF THE TOTES HANDLE.


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY OTHER 
TWO ANTIQUE BEARS FOUND A HOME IN
OUR BEDROOM ON MY LITTLE ANTIQUE LADDER
BACK CHAIR ON TOP OF AN OLD CHEST.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE LITTLE TOUR AND
THE CHANGES I'VE MADE.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NEW E~PATTERNS ARE READY!






 HERE IS 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