Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS......



MY TWO NEWEST CROSS STITCH E-PATTERNS
ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON MY 
PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE!  IF YOU HAVE
ANY TROUBLE WITH THE PAYPAL
BUTTONS PLEASE EMAIL ME
AND I CAN SEND AN INVOICE.

homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com


WISHING ALL A WONDERFUL DAY!  WE
ARE GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED RAIN.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NEW BATHROOM ADDITION


BRIAN'S NEW BATHROOM IS ALL FINISHED
INSIDE AND OUT AND IT'S BEEN SUCH 
A GREAT BLESSING TO HAVE!
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL WE COULD GET
IT DONE QUICKLY AND WITH QUALITY
WORK. I BELIEVE THE LORD LED US
TO OUR CONTRACTOR.
LOVE THE ROLL IN SHOWER!


NICE BIG FLOOR SPACE FOR TURNING 
IN CHAIR. 


ROLL UNDER SINK. DEEP NARROW
CUPBOARD FOR STORAGE.


HE DID A BEAUTIFUL POCKET
DOOR FROM THE BEDROOM INTO
THE BATH SO AS TO NOT TAKE UP
ANY SPACE. THE DOOR MATCHES
OUR ORIGINAL DOORS IN THE 
HOUSE PRETTY CLOSELY.

THERE IS A LOT FOR ME TO DO NOW
TO CATCH UP CLEANING AND YARD
AND HELP BRIAN IN BETWEEN BUT
I KNOW IT WILL GET DONE AT SOME
POINT AND AM SURRENDERING IT ALL
TO THE LORD. I HAVE TO OR I WOULD BE
STRESSED OUT TO THE MAX!! HE HAS
BLESSED US SO MUCH THESE PAST SIX
MONTHS AND I KNOW IF WE CONTINUE
TO TRUST HE WILL WORK EVERYTHING
OUT FOR HIS GOOD. 

BRIAN SHOULD BE GETTING HIS 
MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR NEXT
WEEK AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD
TO THAT AS IT WILL GIVE HIM MUCH MORE
FREEDOM TO DO THINGS ON HIS OWN.
IT WILL BE GOOD FOR BOTH OF US I THINK!

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN MY FRIENDS FOR
YOUR PRAYERS ON OUR BEHALF THESE LAST
MONTHS. I KNOW THE LORD HEARD EACH ONE
AND THEY TRULY HELD US UP.
SENDING LOVE TO EACH ONE OF YOU.

LOOK FOR TWO NEW CROSS STITCH
PATTERNS COMING IN A DAY OR TWO!

UNTIL NEXT THEN.....LORI


Saturday, April 28, 2018

A LITTLE DEC0R & BRIAN NEWS


MY DEAR FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN GIFTED ME
WITH AN OLD PRIMITIVE GRAY PAINTED
BENCH FOR MY HALLWAY SO I HAVE THINGS
ORGANIZED BETTER THERE.
I JUST LOVE IT!

LOOKS SORT OF GREEN IN PIC BUT IT'S GRAY.


I GOT AN OLD BLUE PAINTED CARVED PEG 
RACK UP AND MY LITTLE OLD BLUE 
DRESSES HUNG.


LOOKING DOWN THE HALLWAY FROM MY
BEDROOM END.  YOU CAN SEE CLEAR
DOWN INTO BRIAN'S NEW BATHROOM.
IT'S PRETTY MUCH DONE EXCEPT FOR A BIG
MIRROR FOR OVER THE SINK WE ARE 
WAITING TO COME IN.  HE IS ABLE TO USE
IT AND IT'S SUCH A BLESSING TO BOTH
OF US TO HAVE IT!  WE ARE VERY PLEASED
WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT.  I'LL POST SOME 
PICS OF IT SOON.



WE HAD TO GO BACK DOWN TO
MADISON, WI WHERE BRIAN HAD
HIS SURGERY FOR HIS FOLLOW UP.
WE DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT IN THE WINTER
AS IT'S A FIVE HOUR DRIVE ONE WAY
AND THERE WAS JUST TOO MUCH 
TO CONTEND WITH UNTIL BRIAN
HEALED SOME AND GOT SOME 
STRENGTH BACK.  WE WERE BLESSED
TO FIND A USED VAN WITH AUTOMATIC
RAMP AND HAND CONTROLS WHILE
HE WAS STILL IN REHAB AND HE IS
UP TO DRIVING IT NOW.  HE DROVE US
ALL THE WAY TO MADISON AND BACK!
SO VERY PROUD OF HIM AND HIS GOOD
ATTITUDE!  THE REPAIR ON HIS AORTA
LOOKS GREAT AND HE DOESN'T HAVE
TO SEE THE SURGEON AGAIN FOR 
2 WHOLE YEARS!!  WE ARE SO VERY
THANKFUL.  THE LORD HAS TRULY
BLESSED US AND WE FEEL HIS
SPIRIT WITH US EVERY DAY.  WHEN 
WE LOOK BACK ON THE LAST 6 
MONTHS WE SEE HIS HAND IN
EVERYTHING.  PRAISE HIM!

I'M WORKING ON SOME NEW
CROSS STITCH DESIGNS AND 
WILL HAVE THEM TO SHOW SOON.
HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT COUPLE
OF WEEKS IF I CAN FIND THE TIME
TO FINISH PROJECTS AND GET THE
PATTERNS TOGETHER!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MY FRIEND TINA HAS NEW PATTERNS.....



MY GOOD FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN HAS DONE
IT AGAIN!!!! SHE HAS WONDERFUL NEW
CROSS STITCH DESIGNS AVAILABLE ON
HER PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE.
ALL INFO IS ON HER PICTURE.

I KNOW I WANT ALL OF THEM!!!!!

HOP ON OVER TO HER SITE AND GET
YOUR PATTERNS! LOTS OF TIME TO
GET THEM STITCHED FOR THE PATRIOTIC
HOLIDAYS COMING UP.

HERE IS THE LINK TO HER PT SITE TO SAVE
YOU TIME....


I'LL HAVE SOME FUN PICS TO SHARE
TOMORROW.  AND SOME OF THE 
FINISHED BATHROOM AFTER THAT.
WAITING ON THE MIRROR FOR ABOVE
THE SINK BUT BRIAN IS USING IT NOW
AND IT'S SUCH AN BLESSING!  

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, April 2, 2018

ADDITION AND BRIAN UPDATE....


I'M SORRY I'M SO OVERDUE ON AN UPDATE!
LIFE IS SO BUSY EVERY DAY ANYMORE.
I WANTED TO SHARE SOME PICTURES OF 
THE NEW BATHROOM ADDITION FOR BRIAN.
WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE OUR CONTRACTOR,
MARK. HE HAS WORKED HARD TO GET
THIS DONE FOR US, KNOWING HOW MUCH
WE NEED IT DONE. WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED
WITH A MILD WINTER COMPARED TO WHAT 
WE CAN GET AND THAT HAS HELPED THINGS
TO MOVE ALONG. I'M SO THANKFUL WE DIDN'T
HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SPRING TO START THIS.
FOR US SPRING IS MORE LIKE MAY!


I PICKED A RED SIDING THAT LOOKS GOOD
WITH THE BRICK ON THE HOUSE AND ALSO
GOES WELL WITH THE BOARDS UP HIGH ON 
THE END OF THE HOUSE.


ONE SMALLER WINDOW IN THE BACK
SO WE HAVE PRIVACY FROM THE ROAD. 
WE GOT A PELLA AND IT HAS BLINDS
IN BETWEEN THE GLASS.


INSULATION IS DONE.


MARK WORKING HARD GETTING THE DRYWALL
READY TO PRIME AND PAINT.

(BEDROOM)
THIS PAST SATURDAY OUR DEAR FRIENDS
MIKE AND CARYN PAINTED NOT JUST THE NEW
BATHROOM BUT ALSO BRIAN'S BEDROOM!
THEY GIFTED THIS TO US AND WE ARE SO 
VERY THANKFUL FOR THEIR HARD WORK
AND GENEROSITY. THERE WERE
CORNER WINDOWS IN THE BEDROOM
AND ONE WAS REMOVED TO MAKE THE WALL 
FOR THE BATHROOM. I LOVE MY BROWN WALLS
FOR WHAT I USED TO HAVE IN THERE BUT 
NOW WITH ONLY ONE WINDOW IT WAS LIKE
A CAVE AND I WANTED IT TO BE MORE LIGHT
AND CHEERFUL FOR BRIAN. SO WE WENT WITH
A LIGHTER BEIGE IN THE BATHROOM AND
ONE CALLED LATTE WHICH WAS A LITTLE DARKER
BUT IN THE SAME FAMILY FOR THE BEDROOM.
IT BRIGHTENED IT UP CONSIDERABLY!
NOW WE ARE TO THE FUNNER PARTS, IT'S
EXCITING TO SEE!  ZOE TENTATIVELY CHECKED
OUT THE BATHROOM YESTERDAY AND I THINK
SHE LIKES IT!

 (BEDROOM)


AS FOR BRIAN, HE IS DOING REALLY WELL!  
WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REMEMBERING US
AND ANY PRAYERS GOING UP FOR US.  THE LORD
HAS BLESSED US BEYOND ANYTHING WE COULD
HOPE FOR.  HE TRULY KNOWS OUR EVERY NEED
BEFORE WE DO AND WE CONTINUE TO GIVE 
EVERYTHING OVER TO HIM AND PRAISE HIM.

I SNAPPED THIS PIC ABOVE TODAY.  BRIAN WAS
DOING SOME WORK ON HIS COMPUTER AND
ZOE......WELL, SHE WAS GETTING HER MORNING
NAP IN!  BRIAN WORKS FOR A COMPUTER 
COMPANY AND IS DOING SOME WORK
REMOTELY FROM HOME FOR NOW BUT 
THE PLAN IS TO GET HIM AS INDEPENDENT
AS POSSIBLE AND HE WILL BE DRIVING THE
45 MILES TO THE OFFICE A FEW TIMES A WEEK
ONCE HE GETS HIS POWER WHEELCHAIR.
WE HAD A DELAY ON THAT BUT HOPEFULLY
IT WILL BE HERE IN A FEW WEEKS OR LESS.
BRIAN HAS DRIVEN THE USED VAN WE WERE
BLESSED TO FIND A COUPLE OF TIMES.
IT'S SET UP WITH AN ELECTRIC RAMP AND
HAND CONTROLS ALREADY.  HE DID REALLY
WELL WITH IT!  WE WILL HAVE MANY
CHALLENGES BUT WE TAKE ONE DAY AT 
A TIME AND EVERY DAY I GET UP I 
PRAISE THE LORD AND THANK HIM
FOR ANOTHER DAY WITH MY BELOVED.

WISHING ALL BELATED EASTER BLESSINGS.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, February 12, 2018

NEW E-PATTERN AVAILABLE.....


JUST FINISHED THIS SAMPLER I STARTED
SOME TIME AGO AND GOT A PATTERN
TOGETHER IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO STITCH
IT. I LOVE THE COLORS! I USED FOUR OVER DYED
THREADS AND TWO DMC BUT I DO HAVE THE 
CONVERSION COLORS LISTED TO STITCH IT
ALL IN DMC. IT'S CALLED 
ABIGAIL ADAMS SAMPLER
AND CAN BE PURCHASED FROM MY 
PICTURETRAIL SITE.


OR IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE USING THE 
PAYPAL BUTTON JUST EMAIL ME AND
I CAN SEND AN INVOICE. 
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com

MORE NEWS SOON ON THE GOINGS ON
HERE AT OUR HOUSE. BRIAN IS DOING WELL.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Thursday, February 1, 2018

NEW RUG HOOKING PATTERN AVAILABLE!



I JUST FINISHED MY FIRST HOOKED RUG
FOR 2018 AND HAVE HAD REQUESTS 
FOR A PATTERN. I'VE INCLUDED A 
REVERSE DRAWING IN THE PATTERN
FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO DO IT
IN NEEDLE PUNCH. MAY BE ENLARGED
OR REDUCED AND DONE IN OTHER
NEEDLE ARTS. MY RUG MEASURES 
27" X 51".
TO PURCHASE:


UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI