Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ANOTHER WONDERFUL RUG!

 
MY FRIEND PAM SENT ME A PICTURE OF HER
FINISHED HORSE/TREE/BIRD RUG THAT SHE
PURCHASED FROM ME.  I LOVE THE COLORS
PAM USED AND THE PLACEMENT OF THEM.
THIS WILL BE HER LITTLE DOG BAXTER'S
PLACE TO LAY. HERE HE IS LAYING ON IT
BEFORE PAM HAD IT FINISHED!

 
GREAT JOB PAM! BAXTER....ENJOY OUR
FABULOUS NEW RUG!!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'M WORKING HARD.......

 
ON NEW OFFERINGS FOR MY AUTUMN
UPDATE SOME TIME IN SEPTEMBER.
 
I'VE BEEN STITCHING A FEW NEW
ORIGINAL DESIGNS IN CROSS STITCH.
SOME WILL BE PINKEEPS AND SOME
WILL BE FRAMED. I'LL HAVE SOME
OTHER FUN THINGS TOO SO PLEASE
CHECK BACK IN A COUPLE
OF WEEKS FOR MORE INFO ON
A DATE AND TIME.
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI


 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JUDY'S HOUSE

 
LOTS OF HOME IMPROVEMENTS GOING ON
AROUND HERE!  YESTERDAY BRIAN TOOK THE
DAY OFF TO BE HERE FOR OUR NEW PICTURE
WINDOWS TO BE INSTALLED. ZOE AND I WENT
ON A LITTLE ROAD TRIP TO STAY OUT OF
THE WAY. I WENT 90 MILES TO SHOP A LITTLE
AND I DROPPED IN ON MY FRIEND JUDY.
SHE KINDLY LET ME SNAP A FEW PICS
TO SHARE. YOU CAN CLICK ON THEM TO
ENLARGE AND SEE BETTER.

 
ABOVE IS A STACK OF ANTIQUE MEASURES,
ANTIQUE CANDLE MOLD AND TWO ANTIQUE SHEEP.

 
I ALWAYS LOVE JUDY'S WALL OF GAMEBOARDS
IN THE LIVING ROOM.
SHE HAS BEEN WEEDING OUT A LITTLE
OF HER TREASURES HERE
AND THERE. JUDY HAS A GOOD EYE FOR
PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER AND I ALWAYS
COME AWAY INSPIRED!





 
THE LITTLE SHELF ABOVE IS BELOW THE
KITCHEN CUPBOARD OVER THE SINK.
JUDY HAS A NICE DISPLAY OF TREEN HERE.
SHE CHANGED OUT THE PEWTER FOR A
DIFFERENT LOOK. I LOVE IT!

 
JUDY SIMPLIFIED HER WALL OF
SAMPLERS IN THE HALLWAY TO JUST FOUR.
ON THE BENCH SHE HAS MORE STACKS OF
ANTIQUE PANTRY BOXES AND MEASURES.

 
LOVE THIS CUPBOARD WITH BUCKETS
AND OTHER GOODIES! AND THE YARN WINDER
NEXT TO IT.

 
ANOTHER STACK OF ANTIQUE MEASURES
IN A GUEST BEDROOM.

 
A SWEET GATHERING.

 
JUDY HAS BEEN COLLECTING SOME NICE ANTIQUE
HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICKS. SHE HAS
THEM DISPLAYED AROUND THE HOUSE WITH
OTHER ANTIQUES. LIKE I SAID....SHE HAS A GOOD EYE!


 
ABOVE AND BELOW...MORE STACKS OF
ANTIQUE PANTRY'S AND MEASURES.
ANOTHER GREAT YARN WINDER TOO!



 
JUDY AND HER HUBBY MADE THIS
DARLING LITTLE SITTING AREA OF THEIR
BACK DECK BY MAKING A CORNER FROM SOME
FENCING SHE USED TO HAVE ALONG THE FRONT
OF THE HOUSE AND THEN PLACING SOME OF HER
OLD TREASURES AND PLANTS FOR A COZY LOOK.

 
SHE RECENTLY PAINTED HER OLDER SHED TO
SPRUCE IT UP AND HELP IT MATCH A NEWER ONE
THEY PUT UP NEXT TO THIS SMALLER ONE
SHE CALLED THE POTTING SHED.
JUDY HAS SO MANY NEAT OLD RUSTY
TREASURES TO LOOK AT. I LOVE LOOKING
AT HER OUTDOOR DISPLAYS TO GET IDEAS.
I'M NOT AS GOOD AT OUTSIDE AS SHE IS!
OF COURSE SHE'S BEEN COLLECTING RUSTY
THINGS FOR YEARS FOR THAT NEAT LOOK.

 
 
JUDY'S HUBBY MADE A NEW DOOR
OUT OF OLD WOOD. SHE RECENTLY FOUND PART
OF AN OLD LADDER TO LEAN AGAINST THE
SHED. THE KEG AND SAW ABOVE THE DOOR
ARE KEEPSAKES FROM JUDY'S GRANDFATHER.
 

 
ABOVE IS THE FRONT PORCH THEY BUILT
A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO OR SO. THEY PAINTED
THE FLOOR THIS SUMMER A WONDERFUL RED THAT
IS DARKER THAT IT IS SHOWING.
LOVE THE OLD WINDSOR CHAIR.

 
THIS GARDEN BED IS IN THE CENTER OF THE FRONT
YARD AND JUDY HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL
FLOWERS AND MORE FUN DISPLAYS OF FOUND
RUSTY METAL AND WOOD ITEMS.

 
ABOVE IS A CLOSER VIEW.

 
TO THE SIDE OF THE CENTER GARDEN SHE HAS THIS
SMALLER ONE. LOVE HER GARDENS!!
 
SOON I'LL TRY TO TAKE SOME PICS OF
THE PROJECTS WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS SUMMER. 
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, July 28, 2014

CROSS STITCH PATTERN SALE!

 
MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN IS HAVING
A HUGE PATTERN SALE STARTING TOMORROW.
THE SALE WILL BE TUES., JULY 29th AND WED.,
JULY 30th SO HOP OVER TO HER
PICTURE TRAIL SITE TOMORROW TO CHECK IT OUT!
 
....TINA IS HAVING A BUY 2 GET 1 FREE (EQUAL OR
LESSER VALUE) ON ALL REGULAR PATTERNS....
 
&
 
.....DISCONTINUED PATTERNS ARE ALL HALF OFF
BUT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE BUY 2-1 FREE SALE.
 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

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