Saturday, July 19, 2014

NEW FALL RUG

 
I JUST FINISHED THIS FUN LITTLE FALL RUG
CALLED PUMPKIN LINE BY RED BARN RUGS.
IT MEASURES 10" X 30". 
I GOT THE PATTERN LAST SUMMER AT
COUNTRY FRECKLES SHOP IN WI
AND DIDN'T GET IT DONE LAST YEAR SO IT
WAS AT THE TOP OF MY TO~DO LIST.
MY RUG WAS INSPIRED BY THE ONE
HOOKED BY RHONDA THOMAS
OF MY GLORY STARS. THANKS FOR THE
INSPIRATION RHONDA!

 
I USED A NEW WOOL I JUST GOT THIS WEEK
FROM REBECCA ERB. IT'S CALLED MUFFALETTA
AND WITH BITS OF GREEN/PUMPKIN/MUSTARD
IT HOOKED UP A FUN PUMPKIN.
 
TODAY IS BRIAN'S BIRTHDAY SO WE WILL DO
A LITTLE CELEBRATING. I STAINED THE BACK
DECK AND THE NEW STAIR LEADING UP TO
THE DECK ON THURSDAY SO WILL BE TAKING
IT EASY THIS WEEKEND.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A SURPRISE IN MY MAILBOX!

 
I'M HONORED AND EXCITED TO TELL YOU
THAT OUR HOME IS IN THIS WONDERFUL
NEW BOOK BY JUDY CONDON!
 
I WASN'T EXPECTING MY COPY FOR A COUPLE
MORE WEEKS SO WAS VERY EXCITED TO
SEE IT TODAY IN MY MAILBOX!
 
OUR HOME IS THE THIRD ONE IN THE
FRONT OF THE BOOK IN THE
SUMMER SECTION. 
 
I'M SURE IT WILL BE IN SHOPS VERY SOON
OR YOU CAN ORDER DIRECTLY FROM JUDY.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, July 14, 2014

LITTLE FENCE

 
I'VE BEEN WANTING TO MAKE A LITTLE
FENCE NEAR THE SHED TO PROTECT MY
HOLLYHOCKS FROM THE DEER.
THIS WEEKEND BRIAN AND I DID OUR BEST.
WE ARE NOT WOODWORKERS BY ANY STRETCH
BUT WE MADE ONE SIMILAR IN THE FRONT OF
OUR HOUSE WHERE I HAVE CONE FLOWERS
PLANTED SO I THOUGHT WE COULD DO THE SAME HERE.
 
I USED INEXPENSIVE LATH FOR THE "PICKETS"
FROM A HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE.
I USED MY PALM SANDER TO MAKE THE POINTS
ON THE PICKETS. BRIAN MADE A FRAME OUT
OF PINE AND SCREWED IT INTO THE SHED
TO SECURE IT. THEN WE ADDED THE PICKETS
AND WE WERE DONE! I'M GOING TO LET
THE FENCE WEATHER NATURALLY AS WE
DID THE ONE IN THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
BRIAN ALSO ADDED SOME SMALL ROCKS AROUND
THE SHED THIS SUMMER AND I LOVE THE WAY
IT LOOKS. WE STILL HAVE SOME DECK
PAINTING TO DO AND OUR BIG WINDOWS
IN THE LIVING & DINING ROOM WILL BE
REPLACED SOON BUT WE ARE GETTING
OUR PROJECTS DONE. OUR SUMMER IS
SO SHORT AND I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S MID
JULY ALREADY!
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HOUSE ON A HILL.....

 
THIS IS AN OVER A HUNDRED YEAR OLD HOUSE
IN OUR AREA THAT I JUST LOVE DRIVING BY.
I THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH YOU TODAY.
THERE'S A SWEET LITTLE GATE BETWEEN
TWO TREES AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE LONG
DRIVE UP TO THE HOUSE ON A HILL.

 
THE SIGN SAYS:
MICHIGAN CENTENNIAL FARM
OWNED BY THE SAME FAMILY OVER A HUNDRED YEARS.

 
I LOVE THE LITTLE BENCHES OUT ON
THE PORCH AND THE PATCHWORK QUILT
LOOK OF THE ROOF. I DON'T KNOW THE OWNERS.
PERHAPS SOMEDAY I'LL VENTURE UP THE
LONG DRIVE AND INTRODUCE MYSELF.
UNTIL THEN I'LL LOOK FROM AFAR
AND ENJOY THIS LITTLE HOUSE ON A HILL
EVERY TIME I DRIVE BY.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, July 4, 2014

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 
WISHING EACH ONE A WONDERFUL 4TH
OF JULY! WE WENT TO SEE SOME OUTSTANDING
FIREWORKS LAST NIGHT IN LAND O LAKES, WI.
THEY ALWAYS DO IT UP BIG BUT WE THOUGHT
THEY WERE THE BEST WE'VE SEEN THERE.
OUR SON AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ARE VISITING
AND WE'RE HAVING A GRAND TIME.
TODAY WE WILL MAKE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM IN
A CRANK ICE CREAM MAKER AND BISON BRATS
ON THE GRILL.

 
SOMEONE COULDN'T QUITE STAY AWAY LAST
NIGHT AND FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, SO
TO SPEAK! 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 
 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ANOTHER RUG FINISH...

 
THIS IS AN ADAPTATION OF AN ANTIQUE RUG
I DREW UP LAST YEAR AND SOLD A FEW
DRAWN ON LINEN.
 
SHARON OF MOOSECRAFTUSA JUST SENT ME
THIS PICTURE OF HER RUG ALL HOOKED.
I LOVE THE COLORS SHARON USED AND THE
PLACEMENT OF THEM. I THINK IT LOOKS
VERY OLD AND SOFT.
 
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR FINISH
SHARON. I LOVE IT!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, June 27, 2014

MAGDALENA BRINER RUG FINISH

 
I FINISHED MY RUG YESTERDAY. IT'S QUITE
LARGE SO I'M HAPPY I COULD GET IT DONE
SO QUICKLY. USING MOSTLY THE 9.5 CUTS
HELPED IT TO GO FAST. I TOOK SOME PICS
OUT ON THE DECK IN THE SHADE TO
GET THE COLORS MORE ACCURATE IN MY PICS.






 
IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME HOW A WOOL LOOKS
HOOKED. I USED THIS GREY AND RED FOR MY
BIRD AND IT WAS LOOKING PURPLE. I SENT A PIC TO MY
FRIEND PAM TO GET HER INPUT AND SHE SUGGESTED
MAYBE IT WAS THE RED I OUTLINED THE
BIRD WITH THAT MADE IT SEEM PURPLE.
I CHANGED IT TO REVERSIBLE BLACK
 AND I THINK THAT DID
THE TRICK! THANK YOU PAM!!

 
HERE ARE THE WOOLS I USED FOR THE OTHER
TWO BIRDS.
 
 
HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW BIG THE RUG IS
IN FRONT OF OUR ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER. IT MEASURES 34" X 41".
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT STOPPED
BY MY UPDATE YESTERDAY.
I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE
TIME AND FOR PURCHASING MY HAND~MADES.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI