Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW E~PATTERNS AVAILABLE!

 
I HAVE TWO NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS
 AND ONE FOR MY LITTLE
FAN TAIL BIRD TO OFFER! 

 
 
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ANY OF
MY E~PATTERNS YOU WILL FIND A
CONVENIENT PAYPAL BUTTON ON
EACH PATTERN ON MY PICTURETRAIL.
 
 
THANKS SO MUCH! 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 
 
 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 
HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A WONDERFUL
WEEKEND! WE WENT TO SOME FIREWORKS
LAST NIGHT IN LAND O' LAKES, WI.
THEY ARE ALWAYS SO GOOD THERE.
IT'S ABOUT A 40 MINUTE DRIVE BUT
WELL WORTH IT.
TODAY WE ARE HAVING FRIENDS OVER
AND GRILLING STEAKS.
WE'LL BE HAND CRANKING SOME
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM TOO!



ONE OF THE CHANGES WE MADE TO THE
HOUSE THIS SUMMER WAS TO PUT IN
AIR CONDITIONING. THEN WE HAD TWO
CEDAR FENCES BUILT. ONE FOR AROUND
THE A/C UNIT OUTSIDE AND THE OTHER
WAS THE ONE IN THE PIC ABOVE TO REPLACE MY
LITTLE RICKETY ONE UNDER THE KITCHEN WINDOW.
IT WASN'T HOLDING UP VERY WELL.
I'M LETTING THESE NEW FENCES WEATHER
WITH AGE.  THEY'LL LOOK BETTER WHEN
THEY ARE GREY! BUT FOR NOW THEY ARE
FUN TO ATTACH THINGS TO AND ARE SO
NICE AND STURDY.
 
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE,
HOME OF THE BRAVE.
 
 
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UPDATE IS OPEN!

 
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME NOW
ON MY PICTURETRAIL!!!
 
 
HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE DAY!
LORI
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

UPDATE PREVIEW.....

 
SORRY I'M SO LATE IN JUNE WITH MY
UPDATE, BUT HERE IT IS!!!!
THE ABOVE BEE SKEP QUILT IS FROM
AN OLDER BRANNOCK/PATEK BOOK.
I JUST GOT MYSELF A BEE SKEP FOR
MY GARDEN BENCH SO COULDN'T RESIST
TAKING THE QUILT PIC WITH IT!

 
EACH TRIANGLE IS A DIFFERENT
FABRIC IN THIS LITTLE QUILT.
THERE ARE 60 TRIANGLES.
LOVE THAT BORDER FABRIC!
IT LOOKS SO OLD.

 
THIS DOLL IS MY VERSION OF A
SUNNYKNOLL DESIGN.

 
THIS IS A NEW DESIGN FROM ME.
HER BODY IS MADE FROM TOBACCO BROWN
COLOR LINEN. SHE HAS A WOOL HEART.
THE SKIRT IS MADE FROM TWO ANTIQUE
FABRICS.  I GOT THE LITTLE PRINT FOR
THE SKIRT PART FROM WENDY OF
PINEBERRY LANE IN HER LAST UPDATE!
THANKS WENDY!!

 
THIS IS A SET OF A LITTLE PILLOW AND A
BIG BROWN STRAWBERRY!
I USED DIFFERENT BROWN WOOLS ON THE
LETTERS. THE FRONT OF THE PILLOW IS OLD
FEED SACK.  FUN! I HAVE TWO SETS AVAILABLE.

 
LOVE, LOVE HOW THIS PN MAT CAME OUT!!
IT'S MY VERSION OF AN ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG.
I USED MOSTLY VALDANI PEARL COTTON AND
A LITTLE BIT OF DMC.  IT'S GOOD SIZE AND LOOKS
WAY BETTER IN PERSON.

 
THESE ARE THE BIRDS I DID FOR MY
CHRISTMAS UPDATE ONLY I DID THE FAN TAIL
AND GUSSET IN A TINY BROWN PRINT ON THESE
GUYS.  THE BODY IS TOBACCO BROWN COLOR
LINEN.  I HAVE 3 AVAILABLE.
 
 
A NEW CROSS STITCH DESIGN WITH A
VERSE FROM PROVERBS.
 
PLEASANT WORDS ARE AS A HONEYCOMB...


 
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS A  NEW SEWING
ROLL~UP MADE BY PRUDY MAE
IN THE YEAR 1834!  MADE WITH SEVERAL
BLUE ANTIQUE COTTON PRINTS AND SOME
REPRODUCTION PRINTS.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN WAITING
FOR MY UPDATE.  I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN
ME TOMORROW, JUNE 30th AT 3 PM CENTRAL TIME.
AT THAT TIME THE NEW OFFERINGS FOR SALE ALBUM
WILL BE OPEN FOR VIEWING AND
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE PARTICULARS ABOUT
EACH ITEM.  THANKS SO MUCH.
 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LOTS TO SHARE!!!!

 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN POSTING MUCH
LATELY!  THINGS HAVE BEEN BUSY AROUND
HERE AS OF LATE.  FIRST OF ALL OUR LITTLE
ZOE GIRL WAS SICK TWICE THIS
MONTH WITH SOMETHING
INTESTINAL AND WE WERE GOING
BACK AND FORTH TO THE VET (45 MILES AWAY)
TRYING TO
GET HER BETTER.  SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING
WELL RIGHT NOW. 
 
THIS PAST WEEKEND WE WENT TO
GRAND RAPIDS TO CELEBRATE OUR SON
AND NEW DIL'S MARRIAGE IN APRIL.
MORE ON THAT IN A MINUTE....
 
WHILE THERE I WAS ONLY A COUPLE
OF HOURS NORTH OF MY FRIEND
CAROLE COLLINS AND HER HUBBY HANK'S
HOUSE SO BRIAN, ZOE AND I TOOK A QUICK
SCOOT DOWN THERE ON FRIDAY.
I SNAPPED A FEW PICS TO SHARE.....WISH I
HAD GOTTEN MORE BUT IT WAS A SHORT
VISIT AND WENT BY WAY TOO FAST!!
CAROLE AND HANKS HOME WAS IN
THE MARCH 2013 ISSUE OF COUNTRY SAMPLER
MAGAZINE AND CAROLE HAS A PICTURETRAIL.
 
 
ABOVE AND BELOW IS THEIR CUTE LITTLE
GARDENING SHED.  CAROLE AND HANK
WORK HARD AT KEEPING THEIR GARDENS.
I FORGOT TO TAKE SOME SHOTS OF CAROLE'S
FLOWERS!  CAROLE GAVE ME A COXCOMB
TO PLANT IN MY GARDEN.  IT'S MY FAVORITE
FLOWER TO DO IN MY APPLIQUE QUILTS!

 
BELOW ARE SOME SHOTS OF THEIR
WONDERFULLY WARM AND INVITING HOME.





 
CAROLE & I

 
CAROLE GIFTED ME THIS WONDERFUL
PERSONALIZED CROSS STITCH SAMPLER.
PATTERN BY PRIMITIVE BETTY'S.
THANK YOU CAROLE....YOU KNOW I LOVE IT!

 
 
WHILE I'M SHARING GIFTS I ALSO WANTED TO
SHARE THIS WONDERFUL GIFT FROM
KATHY.  IT'S A WOOL APPLIQUE RUNNER.
DESIGN IS BY MAGGIE BONANOMI.
THANK YOU KATHY!!!  I WILL TREASURE IT!!


 
HERE IS SCOTT AND EMILY RIPPEY
AT THEIR DESTINATION WEDDING IN
THE FLORIDA KEYS IN APRIL!

 
THE RECEPTION WAS THIS LAST SATURDAY
AT EMILY'S PARENT'S HOME.  THEY HAVE A
BEAUTIFUL YARD AND EVERYTHING WAS SET
UP JUST PERFECT.  THEY RENTED THIS BIG TENT.

 
WHILE WE WERE GONE WE HAD OUR WATER
LINE FROM THE MAIN TO THE HOUSE REPLACED.
WE ARE ON TOWNSHIP WATER AND HAD A
LEAK.  WE GOT HOME SUNDAY NIGHT AND
HAD THE PLUMBER SET UP TO COME FIRST THING
MONDAY MORNING TO GET US HOOKED UP AGAIN.
WE HAD TO GO IN A DIFFERENT WAY TO THE
HOUSE SO IT GOES TO THE FRONT
YARD AND INTO THE FOUNDATION INTO THE SIDE
OF THE GARAGE.
 
 
WE HAD TO MOVE SOME OF MY FRONT
FLOWER BED ASIDE BUT I DIDN'T HAVE
ANYTHING PLANTED IN THE GROUND RIGHT
WHERE HE HAD TO DIG SO IT WAS FINE.
I'M WAITING FOR BRIAN TO COME HOME AS
I TYPE THIS AND THEN GUESS WHAT WE
WILL BE DOING THIS EVENING?
YEP, SPREADING THAT BIG MOUND OF
TOPSOIL THAT WAS DELIVERED THIS
MORNING IN THE ABOVE PIC SO WE CAN
GET THE YARD SEEDED AND GROWING
GRASS AGAIN.

 
I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION THAT I
HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD ON
SOME OFFERINGS WHEN TIME ALLOWED
AND ALTHOUGH I'M HAVING MY UPDATE
MUCH LATER THAN I PLANNED IN JUNE,
I WILL BE SQUEEZING IT IN NEXT
TUES., JUNE 30TH AT 3 PM CENTRAL TIME.
I'LL DO ANOTHER REMINDER NEXT WEEK.
I HAVE A FEW THINGS TO FINISH UP
THIS WEEK AND THEN I'LL BE READY.
 
PHEWWWW, THIS GOT LONG BUT I
WANTED YOU TO KNOW I HADN'T FORGOTTEN
YOU AND AM STILL HERE!!! 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

MAKE ME AN OFFER!


SOLD
I JUST DON'T HAVE ROOM TO STORE THESE
THREE FELLAS. I MADE THEM SEVERAL
YEARS AGO FROM NEW MOHAIR.
THE BIG ONE HAS ANTIQUE GLASSES.
ALL HAVE HUMPS ON THEIR BACKS.
YOU CAN READ ALL THE PARTICULARS

IF YOU WANT ALL THREE FOR
ONE PRICE MAKE ME A REASONABLE
OFFER. YOU PAY SHIP ALSO.
USA ONLY PLEASE.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
LORI

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MOVING THINGS AROUND

 
I THOUGHT I'D SHARE A FEW NEW ANTIQUES
I'VE PURCHASED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS.
I'VE MOVED SOME SMALLS AROUND HERE AND
THERE TO MAKE THINGS WORK.

 
I RECENTLY PURCHASED THE BLUE/GREEN
PANTRY BOX ON THE BOTTOM.  IT FIT
PERFECTLY WITH THE SMALLER ONE I HAD
AND THEY ARE THE SAME BLUE/GREEN AS
MY BIG ANTIQUE CUPBOARD IN THE LIVING ROOM.
LOVE THEM!

 
ALSO LOVE THIS GAME BOARD IN ATTIC SURFACE
WITH BLACK SQUARES AND BREAD BOARD
ENDS.  I THINK IT IS AN OLD BREAD BOARD
BUT NOT SURE WHEN THE SQUARES WERE
PAINTED.  NO MATTER, I LOVE IT ANYWAY AND
IT LOOKS GOOD ABOVE THE DRAWERS THAT ARE
ALSO IN ATTIC SURFACE WHERE I STORE MY
MOST USED STITCHING SUPPLIES.
 



 
THIS ANTIQUE PUNCHED TIN LANTERN
IN THE LIVING ROOM MAKES MY THIRD
OLD ONE.  THEY EACH HAVE DIFFERENT
PATTERNS ON THEM.  CAN'T GET ENOUGH
OF THOSE AND HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICKS!

 
IN OUR BEDROOM I HAVE A SMALL
ANTIQUE CHEST WITH DRAWERS.

 
IT'S WONDERFUL AND HANDY TOO!

 
NOTHING NEW HERE.  I JUST CHANGED SOME
THINGS AROUND SO SNAPPED A PIC.

 
I PURCHASED THESE TWO OLD TREEN
PLATES AT DIFFERENT TIMES FROM
DIFFERENT DEALERS.  JUST LOVE TREEN!

 
I PUT THE DARKER OF THE TWO IN THE OLD
SPOON HOLDER IN THE DINING ROOM.
 
 
ON TOP OF THE OLD PIE SAFE IN THE
HALLWAY I HAVE SOME DARK GREEN AND
ATTIC SURFACE PANTRY BOXES.
 
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PICS! 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI