Sunday, May 30, 2010

IN MEMORIAL

TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE SACRIFICED AND FOUGHT TO MAKE
THIS NATION FREE. OUR FAMILY
THANKS YOU FOR THE FREEDOMS WE ENJOY.
THIS PHOTO IS MEMORIAL GARDENS IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ANOTHER VISIT TO KATHY'S HOUSE

I VISITED KATHY AGAIN YESTERDAY AND SHE
ALLOWED ME TO TAKE A FEW MORE PICS.
THIS IS HER LIVING AND DINING ROOMS.
THE STONE ON THE FIREPLACE IS
FAUX FIELD STONE BUT YOU SURE CAN'T
TELL THE DIFFERENCE.
THIS IS THE ENTRY. THE WATCHMAKERS
CABINET IS A FAMILY PIECE.
THE QUILT YOU SEE IN THE LAUNDRY
ROOM WAS MADE BY KATHY AS WAS THE LARGE SAMPLER.


THIS IS THE HALLWAY LEADING TO THE MASTER BEDROOM.
FRAMED QUILT BY CAROLE COLLINS.



ANOTHER LARGE WOOL APPLIQUE PIECE THAT KATHY
HAS FRAMED. IT HANGS IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. THE RED
LOOKS MUCH BRIGHTER THAN IT IS.



THE MASTER BEDROOM.
I WANTED TO TAKE SOME PICS OF HER STUDIO BUT
SHE WAS WORKING ON PROJECTS AND WANTED TO
STRAIGHTEN IT UP FIRST SO PERHAPS NEXT
TIME I CAN TAKE SOME. IT IS AN AWESOME ROOM! LORI





Sunday, May 23, 2010

SEEING RED!!!!

NO, I'M NOT MAD!!! LOL I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE
SOME OF MY FAVORITE RED THINGS. THIS DOLL WAS GIFTED
TO ME BY MY FRIEND JUDY MONGIAT.

A PUNCH NEEDLE PINKEEP IN THE SPOOLS PATTERN
BY MY FRIEND KELLEY BELFAST.

LITTLE ANTIQUE CHAIR


REPRODUCTION GAME BOARD BY LINDA STEWART



PINKEEP BY MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN




OLD BARN RED TOOL CHEST






SPOOL RUG HOOKED BY ME




BASKET RUG HOOKED BY ME




OLD LITTLE RED WOOL SOCKS

LITTLE ANTIQUE DOLL QUILT. I HOPE YOU
ENJOYED SEEING SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.
HAVE A LOVELY DAY! LORI










Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MORE SAMPLERS

I ASKED MY FRIEND BILL TO MAKE ME A PINE FRAME
FOR MY MIRIAM DOWD BAND SAMPLER.
I PAINTED IT BLACK AND AGED IT SOME.
I PUT IT TOGETHER MYSELF AND I'M
PLEASED WITH HOW IT CAME OUT.

I ALSO HAD BILL MAKE ME A FRAME FOR
THIS SMALL SAMPLER. I TOOK MY INSPIRATION
FROM AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER I SAW ONLINE.
I CHANGED THE LAST NAME AND ADDED
A COUPLE OTHER THINGS BUT I LOVED THE COLORS
ON THE ANTIQUE SAMPLER SO TRIED TO MATCH
THOSE AS CLOSELY AS I COULD. IT WAS
PERFECT FOR THE BROWN BEDROOM.

THIS IS WHERE I PUT THE BAND SAMPLER. I
HAD THIS SPOT IN MIND WHEN I WAS STITCHING IT.


HERE YOU SEE THE SMALL SAMPLER IN
PLACE IN THE BROWN BEDROOM.
ON OUR RECENT TRIP TO MISSOURI I
FOUND THE MIDDLE STONEWARE JUG IN MILK
CHOCOLATE BROWN. IT WAS THE PERFECT SIZE
FOR IN BETWEEN THE OTHER TWO I HAD. I HAD
OTHER THINGS IN THIS DRY SINK BUT I
WANTED A SIMPLER LOOK. LORI




Friday, May 14, 2010

MAY OFFERINGS






THESE ARE THE ITEMS I'LL BE OFFERING
FOR MY MAY UPDATE ON MY PICTURE TRAIL
NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 18TH AT 9:00 AM CENTRAL.
I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME THEN. THE LINK
FOR MY PICTURE TRAIL IS ON THE LEFT.
THE BLACK SPICE BOX IS NOT JUST FOR DISPLAY.
IT WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE ALONG WITH
A DOLL SIZE BONNET, LITTLE ONE PATCH QUILT, SEWING POCKETS,
STACK OF LITTLE CLOTH BOXES IN BROWN ANTIQUE
FABRICS, PEAR MAKE-DO AND FRAMED X-STITCHED SAMPLER. LORI


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE TRAVELING HORSE RUG

SORRY I HAVEN'T PUT ANYTHING NEW ON MY BLOG
IN A WEEK BUT WE TOOK A LITTLE TRIP TO
MISSOURI TO VISIT BRIAN'S FAMILY
AND WE JUST GOT BACK YESTERDAY.
HERE IS THE HORSE RUG FINISHED THAT
I GAVE YOU A PEEK OF RECENTLY.
I MADE IT FOR A SURPRISE FOR MY SIL GLENDA. SHE LOVES
ALL THINGS WOOL. I TOOK HER A RUG WITH SHEEP
LAST TIME WE VISITED. SHE LOVES ANIMALS AND FLOWERS.
THIS IS GLENDA HOLDING HER RUG AND TWO OF HER GRANDS
AUDREY ON THE LEFT AND ALAINA ON THE RIGHT.


GLENDA AND HER HUSBAND JOE LIVE ON A FARM
THESE ARE THEIR SHEEP. GLENDA SENT HER SHEEP'S
WOOL TO A PLACE IN MICHIGAN TO PREPARE IT
FOR SPINNING.



HERE ARE HER BAGS OF WOOL AND HER SPINNING WHEEL
SET UP IN A PORCH TO BE USED WHEN GLENDA
HAS SOME FREE TIME.




HERE IS SOME GORGEOUS YARN GLENDA
MADE FROM HER WOOL. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!





THIS IS A NEW PUPPY JOE AND GLENDA JUST GOT
A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. HER NAME
IS MILLIE AND SHE IS BEAGLE/BASSET HOUND AND THEY
ARE NOT SURE WHAT THE FATHER WAS. SHE'S
A CUTIE PIE FOR SURE. HERE SHE AND ZOE
MEET BUT ZOE WASN'T SURE ABOUT MILLIE AND
ONE TIME ZOE LET OUT A BARK AND MILLIE HIGH
TAILED IT OUTTA THERE!






SWEET LITTLE MILLIE ON THE PORCH. THERE'S JUST
NOTHING LIKE A PUPPY!

I'M WORKING ON SOME NEW ITEMS TO OFFER NEXT TUES.
ON MY PICTURE TRAIL. I WILL TRY
TO GIVE A PREVIEW ON MY BLOG BEFORE THEN
SO STAY TUNED! LORI






Monday, May 3, 2010

KATHY'S SAMPLERS

TODAY I HAVE MORE OF KATHY'S WORKS TO SHOW YOU.
THIS GROUPING OF SMALLER SAMPLERS IS ON A WALL
IN THE SMALLER GUEST BEDROOM IN KATHY'S HOME.

THIS SAMPLER AND THE FOLLOWING FOUR SAMPLERS
ARE IN HER OTHER GUEST BEDROOM AND
ARE SPREAD AROUND THE ROOM.
KATHY'S COLOR SCHEME IN THIS BEDROOM
ARE BROWNS AND BLUES AND
ALL OF THESE SAMPLERS LOOK PERFECT IN THE ROOM.













I'LL SEE IF I CAN TAKE MORE PICS OF KATHY'S BEAUTIFUL
HOME AND WORKS OF HER HANDS THE NEXT
TIME I'M OVER THERE. I HOPE YOU ENJOY
SEEING SOME OF HER WONDERFUL SAMPLERS.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY! LORI