Wednesday, September 2, 2015

THREE DAY E-PATTERN SALE!

 
 
BUY ANY (3) OF MY E-PATTERNS FROM
MY PICTURETRAIL AND GET
(1) $7.00-$8.00 PATTERN FREE!!!
 
PURCHASE THREE AND THEN EMAIL
ME WHICH ONE YOU WOULD LIKE FOR
A FREE PATTERN AND I'LL SEND
IT TO YOU! 
 
THE SALE WILL END AT MIDNIGHT
CENTRAL TIME, FRIDAY SEPT. 4th.
 
 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 
 

Friday, August 28, 2015

RUG I'M WORKING ON....

 
INSPIRED BY A MAGGIE BONANOMI
RUG IN HER BOOK WITH THESE HANDS.
I WANTED A BIGGER RUG FOR UNDER
THE SMALL TABLE IN FRONT OF THE
COUCH.  I AM KEEPING IT EARTHY IN
COLORS AND I'M LOVING HOW IT'S LOOKING.
I MAY CHANGE OUT THE LIGHTEST WOOL
I'VE USED IN THREE OF THE PENNY'S.
I'M NOT SURE YET.  I HAVE A LONG WAY
TO GO BUT I ESPECIALLY WANTED IT
DONE FOR MY FALL DECORATING.  I'M
NOT USING ANY ORANGE IN IT BUT IT
WILL GO WELL WITH SOME OF MY OTHER
RUGS THAT I'LL HAVE OUT THEN.
I LIKE TO HOOK THE BORDER AS I GO SO
IT'S ALL DONE AT THE SAME TIME.
I SEW ON MY BINDING BEFOREHAND AND
HOOK UP TO IT.  WHEN I'M DONE IT'S
QUICK AND EASY TO FINISH MY RUG.
 
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FALL BUT
ALSO ENJOYING THESE LAST DAYS
OF SUMMER.  HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, August 23, 2015

SUMMERS END

 
SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER AND I HADN'T TAKEN
ANY PICS AROUND THE YARD SO I SNAPPED A FEW
YESTERDAY. REMEMBER I'M NOT A GARDENER
BY ANY STRETCH SO DON'T EXPECT VERY MUCH!
NOT MUCH DIFFERENT IN THE
FRONT EXCEPT FOR MY CUTE LITTLE FENCE.
 
 
AND THIS COXCOMB FLOWER BROUGHT
HOME FORM MY FRIEND CAROLE'S GARDEN
IN LOWER MI IN JUNE.
THANKS CAROLE!
I LOVE TO DO QUILTS WITH APPLIQUED
COXCOMB FLOWERS SO AM THRILLED TO
HAVE A REAL ONE!

 
HARD TO SEE BUT I PAINTED THE
HOUSE FOUNDATION IN THE SPRING
AND WHILE I WAS AT IT I PAINTED THAT
UGLY GRAY GAS METER THE SAME SO
AT LEAST IT BLENDS IN MORE WITH
THE BRICKS OF THE HOUSE. YOU CAN SEE
A TINY BIT OF THE PIPES STICKING UP
OVER THE TOP OF THE CHAIR.


 
I BOUGHT A BEE SKEP THIS SUMMER TOO.

 
A NEIGHBOR GAVE ME FOUR LONG
WEATHERED BENCHES THEY DIDN'T WANT
SO I PUT THREE OF THEM ON THE BACK
DECK.  I STACKED TWO AND COLLECTED
A FEW OLD GAS CANS TO PUT ON THEM.
ALONG WITH A BIRD HOUSE AND SOME OTHER'
CANS I HAD.


 
THESE TWO WANTED IN THE PICS!
 

 
I PLANTED DIFFERENT PURPLE PETUNIAS
IN THE BARREL PLANTER OUT BY
THE SHED CUZ IN THE FENCED AREA I HAVE
PINKS AND PURPLE HOLLYHOCKS BUT THEY
DIDN'T COME UP THIS YEAR SO I'LL HAVE
TO PLANT THE PETUNIAS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
I THINK IT WILL LOOK PRETTY OUT THERE
WITH BOTH FLOWERING.

 
SADLY WE HAD TO PUT MY DAD'S
HOUSE ON THE MARKET IN MY HOMETOWN.
DAD BUILT IT 54 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS 4.
I WAS OVER THERE IN JUNE FOR MY AUNTS
FUNERAL SO I TOOK WHAT I WANTED AND
THIS WEATHERED BIRD FEEDER WAS
IN DAD'S FRONT GARDEN BED.  PERFECT FOR
ME WITH THE WEATHERED WOOD.  I HUNG IT
IN OUR OLD APPLE TREE.   NOW I CAN FEED
THE BIRDS AND THINK OF DAD.
 
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PICS. 
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMERS DAY.
 
UNTIL NEXT TME.....LORI
 

Friday, August 21, 2015

CAROLE'S GOURD PINKEEP

 
MY FRIEND CAROLE COLLIN'S STITCHED
UP MY GOURDS PATTERN AND SENT
ME THIS WONDERFUL PICTURE!
I LOVE IT CAROLE!!  SHE CHANGED
ONE OF THE GOURD COLORS AS THE
ONE CALLED FOR WAS TOO CLOSE TO
HER LINEN COLOR.  THANKS FOR SHARING
A PICTURE CAROLE.
 
I'D LIKE TO THANK THOSE THAT
HAVE PURCHASED MY PATTERNS.
THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN GREAT
AND I THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH.
 
WE'VE HAD A WEEK OF COLD AND RAIN
BUT TODAY THE SUN IS SHINING AND
I'M GOING TO TAKE ZOE FOR A WALK
TO GET OUT AND ENJOY IT!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 
 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

GOODS FOR SALE!

 
I'VE ADDED THE FIVE NEW CROSS STITCH
PIECES FROM MY NEWEST FALL PATTERNS
TO MY
NEW OFFERINGS FOR SALE ALBUM
ON MY PICTURETRAIL PLUS A COUPLE
OF WOODEN ITEMS SUCH AS THE
ANTIQUE BALE HANDLE PANTRY BOX
IN THIS PHOTO.
 
 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANYTHING JUST
EMAIL ME.  ALL THE INFO IS ON MY PT.
 
I'D LIKE SAY A BIG THANK YOU
FOR THE REPONSE OF MY NEW CROSS
STITCH PATTERNS.  I'M SO GRATEFUL
AND APPRECIATE SO MUCH ALL THE
KIND WORDS AND SUPPORT. 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 

Monday, August 10, 2015

NEW FALL X-STITCH PATTERNS AVAILABLE!

 
I'M EXCITED TO SAY I JUST GOT MY
5 NEW FALL CROSS STITCH DESIGNS
ON MY PICTURETRAIL ALL READY TO
PURCHASE WITH A HANDY PAYPAL BUTTON!
I WANTED TO SHARE THESE AS SOON AS I
COULD TO GIVE PLENTY OF TIME TO
STITCH THEM UP FOR YOUR FALL
DECORATING OR SELLING.
 
YOU CAN FIND THEM HERE.
 
I'LL BE SELLING MY MODELS SOON
SO IF YOU DON'T STITCH AND ARE
INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ONE OF
MY PATTERN MODELS I'LL HAVE THEM
LISTED ON MY PICTURETRAIL SOON.
 
HAPPY FALL AND HAPPY STITCHING!!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WONDERFUL HAND~MADES.....

 
THESE GIFTS ARE FROM MY FRIEND
PAM AND I'VE BEEN REMISS IN
SHARING THEM WITH YOU.
PAM SENT THEM TO ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY WHICH
WAS A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.  I LOVE EACH
ONE! BUT I ESPECIALLY LOVE MY FRIEND
PAM AND HER THOUGHTFULNESS.
 
THANK YOU PAM!
 
YOU MAY RECOGNIZE THE ROOSTER PN
DESIGN FROM REBECCA OF A SIMPLE QUIET
BLOG. THE DESIGN IS ADAPTED FROM AN
ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG. I LOVE THE SOFT
AND WORN LOOK WITH THE COLORS USED.
 
THE PILLOW DESIGN IS BY MAGGIE BONANOMI
AND I DON'T KNOW WHOSE PATTERN THE
PATRIOTIC CROSS STITCH IS BUT I LOVE IT!
 
SUMMER IS ZIPPING BY FOR US!! I'M ALMOST
DONE WITH 5 NEW CROSS STITCH
DESIGNS FOR FALL AND HOPE TO RELEASE THEM
IN THE NEAR FUTURE SO STAY POSTED!!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI