Wednesday, April 28, 2010

KATHY'S HANDWORK

I VISITED MY BEST FRIEND KATHY TODAY AND
I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE SOME OF
HER HANDWORK. SHE IS A VERY TALENTED
NEEDLEWOMAN. THIS QUILT
HANGS IN HER HALLWAY AND IS DONE IN HAND
APPLIQUE AND HAND QUILTED. I STITCHED
THE SAMPLER.
THIS PIECE IS ALL WOOL APPLIQUE. SHE DID
THE BUTTONHOLE STITCH ON ALL OF IT.
HER STITCHES ARE PERFECTION! IT MIGHT LOOK
LIKE ORANGE BUT IT'S REDS ON THE FLOWERS AND
PENNIES.

HERE IT IS HANGING IN A CORNER IN HER DINING ROOM.
NOTICE THE HOOKED RUG ON THE OTHER WALL.



HERE IS A FOUR PATCH QUILT SHE MACHINE PIECED
AND HAND QUILTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
DON'T YOU LOVE THAT LOOOONG BENCH AND WHAT SHE
HAS ON IT?




THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PATTERNS. I HAVE YET TO DO IT.
IT'S IPSWICH BY EDYTH O'NEILL. KATHY HAS
THIS HANGING IN HER LIVING ROOM.

I HAVE SEVERAL SAMPLERS TO SHARE THAT SHE
HAS STITCHED. I'LL SHOW YOU MORE SOON.
A BIG THANK YOU TO KATHY FOR LETTING
ME SHARE A BIT OF HER HOME AND
WORKS OF HER HANDS. ENJOY! LORI





Saturday, April 24, 2010

NEW HORSE RUG

I WAS IN THE MOOD TO DO A SMALLER HORSE
RUG SO I DREW ONE OUT THE OTHER DAY.
HERE'S A LITTLE PEEK AT SOME OF IT.
I USED AN ANTIQUE HORSE RUG FOR INSPIRATION
FOR THE SHAPE OF THE HORSE. THE REST I DREW OUT
FREEHAND ON THE LINEN FOUNDATION. HOPE
YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL WEEKEND! WE ARE GETTING
SOME MUCH NEEDED RAIN TODAY. LORI

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LITTLE QUILT & SAMPLER

THIS IS THE LITTLE QUILT TOP I GOT DONE THIS PAST WEEKEND
FOR THE ONLINE RETREAT HELD BY MY GROUP ON EBAY.
THE HANDLES ARE HAND APPLIQUED AND THE
REST MACHINE PIECED. I'M GOING
TO TRY TO GET IT QUILTED AND BOUND FOR
MY NEXT UPDATE ON MY PICTURE TRAIL.
THIS MORNING I STITCHED THE FINAL STITCHES
IN MY MIRIAM DOWD BAND SAMPLER. THIS
IS THE BOTTOM. I'LL SHOW YOU THE COMPLETE SAMPLER
AFTER I GET IT FRAMED AND HUNG IN PLACE.
I WILL HAVE TO HAVE A FRAME MADE FOR IT
AS IT'S SO LONG. I HOPE TO GET TO TOWN
TODAY AND GET SOME FOAM CORE BOARD CUT FOR IT.
I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT WHETHER I CAN
GET IT STRAIGHT BECAUSE OF IT'S LENGTH. WISH ME LUCK!!
WISHING EVERYONE A LOVELY DAY. TIME FOR ME TO TAKE ZOE
FOR A WALK. IT'S 68 HERE TODAY WITH SUN. LORI

Monday, April 12, 2010

LITTLE QUILTS ALL IN A ROW

MY EBAY GROUP AN AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GATHERING
IS HAVING A LITTLE QUILTS ON LINE RETREAT THIS
WEEKEND AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN
TO HANG A BUNCH OF LITTLE QUILTS
I'VE MADE OVER THE YEARS ON OUR CLOTHES LINE FOR INSPIRATION.

THE THREE ON THE RIGHT ARE SOME OF MY LITTLE FALL QUILTS.


YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF QUILTS WITH DOUBLE PINKS
FROM MY PINK LOVING DAYS! I WENT WITH DARKER
MORE PRIMITIVE COLORS IN MY QUILTS SO
ALL OF THE ONES WITH PINK ARE PUT AWAY RIGHT NOW.




MORE QUILTS WITH PINK. I ALSO LOVED TO
DO INDIGO WITH SHIRTINGS BACK THEN.





I DID QUILTS FOR SAMPLES FOR A QUILT SHOP IN WISCONSIN
FOR A FEW YEARS AND THE RUNNER ON THE FAR RIGHT
WITH HOUSES WAS ONE I DID FOR THE SHOP.
ALL OF THESE LITTLE QUILTS ARE PUT AWAY IN A CUPBOARD
RIGHT NOW BUT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE
TO SEE A LITTLE QUILT SHOW SO I GOT THEM
OUT. I NEEDED TO REFOLD MOST OF THEM ANYWAY.
HOPE YOU ENJOY SEEING SOME OF MY LITTLE QUILTS. LORI




Saturday, April 10, 2010

FINISHED RUG

I PULLED MY LAST LOOP AFTER SUPPER LAST NIGHT ON
MY MAGGIE B INSPIRED RUG.
I TRIMMED IT OFF AND SEWED DOWN THE WOOL BINDING
ON THE BACK AND STEAMED IT BEFORE BED.
I SEW MY BINDING ON BEFORE I BEGIN
TO HOOK AND HOOK RIGHT UP TO IT SO WHEN
I'M DONE HOOKING IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG TO
FINISH IT OFF. I WANT TO GET TO THE FUN PART
AND GET IT STEAMED!! I KNOW SHARON
THOUGHT THE BIRD LOOKED ORANGE ON
A PREVIOUS PICTURE I POSTED BUT
IT IS RED. I CAN'T TAKE TRUE COLOR PICS FOR THE LIFE OF ME!!


THIS IS WHERE I PLACED THE RUG. IT'S IN FRONT
OF A BIG RED CUPBOARD IN OUR BEDROOM.
THIS WEEKEND I PLAN TO FINISH A SMALL QUILT
BUT I CAN'T SHOW IT FOR SOME WEEKS YET AS
IT WILL BE FOR A CHALLENGE. I ALSO HAVE TO FINISH
MY DOWD BAND SAMPLER. JUST A BIT TO GO ON THAT.
WISHING ONE AND ALL A LOVELY WEEKEND. WE HAD SNOW
THE OTHER DAY BUT IT'S GONE AGAIN. LORI

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

PRAIRIE BONNETS

PRAIRIE BONNETS ARE ANOTHER FAVORITE TEXTILE
I DECORATE WITH. I HAVE SEVERAL THAT I'VE
MADE FOR DIFFERENT AREAS OF OUR HOME.
THIS IS THE LIVING ROOM. I JUST MADE THE THIRD
BONNET ON THE LEFT OUT OF BROWN HOMESPUN.
I LIKE UNEVEN NUMBERS!
THIS ONE IS IN THE BACK ENTRY WITH A CHILD SIZE DRESS
AND SEWING POCKET.


THESE ARE IN OUR BEDROOM ON AN OLD
COAT RACK. HMMM, LOOKS LIKE
I NEED TO MAKE A THIRD FOR HERE TOO!
THAT'S AN ANTIQUE APRON ON THE FAR LEFT. I MADE
THE PINAFORE FROM A PATTERN.


I MADE THIS ONE RECENTLY TOO. THE MAKE-DO HEAD IS A
SCHNEEMAN ORIGINAL AND I DECIDED SHE
NEEDED A BONNET FOR COLOR.



THIS ONE IS ON A CHAIR IN OUR GUEST BEDROOM.




THIS IS A DOLL SIZE I MADE FOR THE GUEST BEDROOM
TO GO WITH SOME LITTLE ANTIQUE DRESSES
IN INDIGO BLUES I HAVE ON A PEG RACK.



I STARTED SPRING CLEANING THIS WEEK AND HAVE
OUR BEDROOM ALL DONE. I HAVE BEEN WORKING
ON MY MAGGIE B INSPIRED RUG SOME BUT
THERE IS A LOT TO HOOK YET. I'M THINKING
I'LL HAVE IT DONE SOME TIME NEXT WEEK.
I HOPE TO SPRING CLEAN THE HALLWAY YET
THIS WEEK AND BASTE THAT STAR QUILT TOP SO I
CAN BEGIN TO HAND QUILT IT. BASTING IS ON MY LIST FOR
TOMORROW AND MORE CLEANING ON THURSDAY.
WISH ME LUCK!!! I MAY RUN OUT OF ENERGY!! LORI






Sunday, April 4, 2010

WISHING YOU EASTER BLESSINGS

TO OUR FAMILY EASTER MEANS THE SACRIFICE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
MADE FOR US THAT WE MIGHT HAVE EVERLASTING
LIFE. WE HOPE THIS EASTER WILL MEAN
A RENEWAL IN YOUR
FAITH AND HOPE IN CHRIST JESUS. WE ARE SO THANKFUL
FOR OUR MANY BLESSINGS.
THE PICTURE IS THE OTHER END OF MY MAGGIE B
INSPIRED RUG. I HAVE ALL THE MOTIFS DONE
AND JUST THE BACKGROUND TO DO.
IF I DON'T GET SIDETRACKED I HOPE TO GET IT
DONE THIS WEEK. I NEED TO START SOME
SPRING CLEANING SO THAT MAY HAPPEN
THIS WEEK ALSO BUT I'M NOT VERY FAST AT THAT ANYMORE
SO IT CAN DRAG ON FOR MONTHS! LAST YEAR IT ENDED UP
BEING SPRING/FALL CLEANING COMBINED AND I DON'T USUALLY
DO FALL CLEANING!! LOL

BRIAN AND ZOE GOT IN SOME SNUGGLE TIME YESTERDAY.
SHE IS A LITTLE LOVER DOG! WE HOPE
YOU HAVE A SPECIAL EASTER SUNDAY WITH YOUR FAMILIES.
LORI

Thursday, April 1, 2010

BACK TO RUG HOOKING

SEEMS LIKE I PUT ALL MY RUG HOOKING EQUIPMENT AWAY AND
VACUUM UP THE WOOL DUST AND BEFORE
LONG I'M ITCHING TO HOOK AGAIN
SO OUT IT ALL COMES!
THIS IS A RUG I'VE STARTED HOOKING THIS WEEK.
IT WAS INSPIRED BY MAGGIE BONANOMI FROM
HER BOOK WITH THESE HANDS.


I USED MAGGIE'S DESIGNS FOR INSPIRATION BUT DREW MY RUNNER
OUT FREEHAND AND CHANGED IT UP SO IT
WON'T LOOK EXACTLY LIKE HERS.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS BOOK I HIGHLY
RECOMMEND IT. HER WORKS ARE SO SPECIAL.
WE NEED RAIN HERE BADLY. OUR SNOW LEFT EARLY AND
IT'S VERY DRY. THERE IS A BURNING BAN TO TRY TO PREVENT ANY FIRES. IT'S ALWAYS
DRIEST AFTER THE SNOW LEAVES BUT
SINCE IT LEFT EARLY THIS YEAR IT'S
BEEN ESPECIALLY SO.
WISHING ALL A LOVELY APRIL 1ST AND THAT'S NO FOOLING!! LORI