Monday, June 6, 2016

A BOWL OF GOODNESS & BARN DOOR


A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I WAS AT A NEAT
SALVAGE PLACE IN WI THAT HAD SOME OLD BARN
DOORS FOR SALE. I KEPT THINKING ABOUT THEM 
AND WANTED TO GO BACK TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK.
WHEN BRIAN ASKED ME THIS WEEKEND WHAT I 
WANTED TO DO FOR MY BIRTHDAY I KNEW
IT WAS TIME! HE BOUGHT ME THIS OLD BARN DOOR
FOR ON OUR BACK DECK. IT'S LEANING AGAINST
THE HOUSE AND I HAVE 
SOMETHING IN MIND TO DECORATE IT.


LOVE THE OLD RUSTY HINGES 
AND HOOK!


TODAY MY BFF KATHY TREATED ME TO LUNCH
OUT AND SHE GIFTED ME WITH THESE WONDERFUL 
WOOL BOWL FILLERS!  ALL BUT THE HEART ONE 
ARE IN A CHERI PAYNE PATTERN.
FEELING SPOILED!!


I'M WORKING ON STITCHING A LARGE SAMPLER
I'LL BE OFFERING AS A PATTERN IN A FEW WEEKS
SO STAY TUNED. HOPE YOUR DAY IS FILLED WITH
ALL THAT YOU LOVE AND HOLD DEAR.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, May 30, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY!


REMEMBERING ALL THOSE THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE
AND ALL THOSE NOW FIGHTING FOR THE 
FREEDOMS WE SO ENJOY.

WE HONOR YOU AND THANK YOU!



Friday, May 27, 2016

MEET MERCY POWERS.......


THIS WONDERFUL DOLL WAS MADE FOR ME
BY NORMA SCHNEEMAN, A WELL KNOWN 
FOLK ARTIST.  HER DRESS IS MADE OF ANTIQUE
HOMESPUN IN LIGHT BROWN PLAID.
IT LOOKS TO BE AN OLD QUILT BACKING AS
I CAN SEE THE CURVE INDENTATIONS OF
FAN QUILTING. THE FAN PATTERN IS MY
FAVORITE HAND QUILTING DESIGN TO DO SO 
I LOVE THAT ABOUT THE DRESS!
NORMA DOES SUCH WONDERFUL WORK.
I'D LONG WANTED ONE OF HER DOLLS AND
DECIDED TO TREAT MYSELF. THE SAME DAY SHE
CAME TO LIVE AT OUR HOUSE MY NEWEST ISSUE
OF A SIMPLE LIFE MAG CAME!  WHAT A FUN MAIL DAY!!


CLOSE UP OF HER FACE AND OLD HOMESPUN
DRESS.  THE BUTTONS ARE OLD TOO.


SHE HAS AN UNDER SLIP MADE OF OLD FABRIC
AND HER BROWN TICKING SOCKS ARE WONDERFUL!


HERE SHE IS IN HER MAKE~DO CHAIR IN OUR
GUEST BEDROOM.  I THINK SHE LIKES IT THERE.

WISHING ALL A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL 
WEEKEND.  UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CROCKS & BASKETS!


MY FRIEND JULIE OF PRIMITIVE HEARTSTRINGS BLOG
SHARED HER BASKET COLLECTION WITH US
AND ASKED WHAT WE LIKE TO COLLECT.
IN KEEPING WITH HER POST I'M SHARING
MY CROCK COLLECTION TODAY.
















I ALSO WANTED TO SHARE THIS LITTLE QUILT
I JUST FINISHED TO SELL.  IT'S SPOKEN FOR
BUT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE IT.
I USED A CHERI PAYNE PATTERN FOR THE BASKETS
AND DID MY OWN THING WITH THE FLOWER &
BORDERS.  IT WAS A FUN LITTLE QUILT TO DO.
THE BASKETS ARE PIECED AND THE FLOWER IS
HAND APPLIQUED.




SORRY I HAVE BEEN SO ABSENT ON MY BLOG.
I'LL TRY TO DO BETTER!  

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NEW E-PATTERN AVAILABLE!


I'M PLEASED TO SHOW YOU MY NEWEST 
HOOK RUG DESIGN! I HAVE THE PATTERN 
AVAILABLE ON MY PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE
WITH A HANDY PAYPAL BUTTON IF YOU'D
LIKE TO PURCHASE IT. I'VE INCLUDED
THE FULL SIZE PATTERN, MY SMALL ORIGINAL 
DRAWING FOR NEEDLE PUNCH AND MY 
SUGGESTIONS OF VALDANI PEARL COTTONS
FOR NEEDLE PUNCH. I'VE ALSO LISTED
THE SIZE CUTS I USED AND WHERE ON MY
HOOKED RUG.  TO PURCHASE PLEASE


ONCE YOU PURCHASE THRU PAYPAL
I WILL EMAIL YOU THE PATTERN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!  HAVE A 
WONDERFUL DAY! UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, March 27, 2016

HE IS RISEN!



WISHING MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS A
BLESSED EASTER!