Wednesday, December 30, 2009

THIS IS A STORY.......

ABOUT OUR GRANDMOTHER AND HER KILT.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF MY OLDER SISTER LINDA AND I WITH OUR MOTHERS PARENTS. GRANDMA AND GRANDPA CLARK IMIGRATED TO THE USA FROM SCOTLAND IN THE 1940's. THEY SETTLED IN RUTHERFORD NEW JERSEY. THIS PHOTO IS ON THEIR STOOP IN 1960.


THIS IS OUR FAMILY CHRISTMAS 1961. MY BABY SISTER LOIS WAS BORN DECEMBER 13th. OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS TOGETHER.

THIS IS THE WOOL OF OUR GRANMOTHER ISABELLE McLEAN CLARK'S KILT THAT SHE WORE AS A YOUNG GIRL.
MY MOTHER WORE IT AS A TEENAGER AND SO DID BOTH OF MY SISTER'S. I'M NOT SURE WHY I NEVER DID!
MY SISTER LOIS HAD IT AND A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT MY HOOKED RUGS AND LOIS THOUGHT OF THE KILT.
I OFFERED TO MAKE US EACH A HOOKED RUG USING THE WOOL IN IT SO THAT WE'D EACH HAVE A PIECE OF GRANDMOTHER CLARK'S PAST.






THIS IS LOIS AND I WITH HER SNOWMAN RUG. THAT'S ME ON THE LEFT. THE DESIGN IS BY MY FRIEND KELLEY. I USED THE RED STRIP OF WOOL FOR THE HAT AND THE GREEN STRIP FOR THE SCARF. THE REST WERE WOOLIE WORMS I HAD LEFTOVER FROM OTHER RUGS I'VE HOOKED.



THIS IS LINDA WITH HER ANGEL RUG. I USED THE KILT WOOL FOR THE ANGEL DRESSES. MY FRIEND SHERRY
GAVE ME INPUT ON THE ANGEL RUG. I USED A PATTERN BY JULIE
FOR THE ANGEL RUG PATTERN AND ADAPTED IT A BIT.


THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE SNOWMAN RUG.






THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE ANGEL RUG. I HAVE YET TO MAKE A RUG FOR ME. I WILL GET TO IT. I WANTED TO SURPRISE MY SISTER'S THIS YEAR WITH THEIR RUGS. THEY COME TO VISIT ME EVERY YEAR AFTER CHRISTMAS AND I WANTED THIS TO BE THE YEAR THEY HAVE A PIECE OF OUR FAMILY HISTORY TO HOLD AND CHERISH. THEY WERE VERY HAPPY! LORI





Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS


FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

ANOTHER GIFT


IMAGINE MY SURPRISE TODAY WHEN ANOTHER BOX WAS DELIVERED TO MY HOME! I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT IT COULD BE. I LOOKED AT THE RETURN ADDRESS AND SAW IT WAS FROM MY FRIEND JACKIE OF TFC FOLKART. I OPENED THE BOX AND THIS DARLING DOLL WAS IN THERE WITH A NOTE FROM JACKIE THAT KELLEY HAD BOUGHT THE DOLL FOR ME AS YET ANOTHER PART OF MY SECRET SANTA GIFTS AND HAD JACKIE SEND IT DIRECTLY TO ME! OH HOW I LOVE JACKIE'S DOLLS AND KELLEY, YOU MUST HAVE READ MY MIND AS I HAD LOOKED AT THIS DOLL ON JACKIE'S WEBSITE AND ALMOST BOUGHT HER! OH WHAT DELIGHT I HAVE HAD THE LAST TWO DAYS. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN KELLEY FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SWEET GIFT. I WILL TREASURE HER. LORI

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SWAP GIFTS


I BELONG TO A GROUP ON EBAY CALLED AN AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GATHERING (AAPG) AND WE HAD A SECRET SANTA SWAP. I JUST GOT MY BOX TODAY FROM MY DEAR FRIEND KELLEY. THESE ARE THE TWO HAND MADE GIFTS FROM KELLEY'S HANDS THAT SHE GIFTED ME WITH. I AM HUMBLED BY HER GENEROSITY AND WILL TREASURE THESE GIFTS FOREVER. KELLEY DOES BEAUTIFUL WORKMANSHIP ON ALL HER HAND-DID'S. THANK YOU MY FRIEND. LORI





Monday, December 21, 2009

PRIMITIVE STAR QUILT TOP


THIS IS A QUILT TOP I'VE HAD DONE FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND I AM DETERMINED THAT THIS IS THE WINTER I AM GOING TO HAND QUILT IT!!
THE PATTERN IS BY LINDA BRANNOCK AND FOUND IN HER BOOK MISS JUMP'S QUILT ABLUM. LINDA IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE QUILT DESIGNERS.
I REMEMBER SEEING THE SET IN SQUARE FABRICS IN THE GREY/BLUES AT A QUILT SHOP I FREQUENT AND BEING SO DRAWN TO THEM BUT JUST NOT SURE WHAT I'D USE THEM IN. THEN ONE DAY I WAS LOOKING AT MY BOOKS AND PATTERNS AND IT JUST CLICKED THAT THIS WAS THE QUILT I SHOULD USE THEM IN. BY THIS TIME THE FABRIC WAS ON CLEARANCE SO FOR ONCE MY TIMING WAS PERFECT!! LOL THE BROWN BORDER WAS PART OF THE SAME LINE. I HOPE TO SHOW YOU SOME GOOD PROGRESS IN THE NEAR FUTURE! LORI

Monday, December 14, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS......

I USED A RANDOM GENERATOR TO PICK THE WINNER OF TILLIE.


AND THE WINNER IS......


JUDY FROM THE SPICE CUPBOARD
JUDY, PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND I'LL GET
TILLIE IN THE MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO LEFT ME A COMMENT. LORI

Sunday, December 6, 2009

NEW PICS ARE ON MY PT


I PUT A WHOLE LOT OF PICTURES ON MY PICTURE TRAIL OF MY CHRISTMAS DECORATING THIS MORNING. PLEASE STOP BY AND TAKE A PEEK AT OUR HOME AT CHRISTMAS. THE LINK IS TO THE LEFT. AND I'D LIKE TO MENTION THAT I'M GOING TO BE OFFERING ONE OF MY ORIGINAL DOLLS FOR A FREE DRAWING SOON SO COME BACK HERE TO MY BLOG AND MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP. I SHOULD HAVE HER DONE AND A PICTURE TO SHOW SOME TIME THIS WEEK. LORI

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BIRD AND PEAR QUILT


THIS WALL HANGING IS A CHRISTMAS GIFT I'M WORKING ON. DESIGNED BY LYNDA HALL OF PRIMITIVE PIECES BY LYNDA AND FOUND IN THE DECEMBER 2009 ISSUE OF AMERICAN PATCHWORK & QUILTING MAGAZINE. I'LL BE HAND QUILTING IT IN TAN THREAD. HOPE SHE LIKES IT! LORI