Sunday, October 31, 2010

A VISIT WITH A FRIEND


I GOT TO VISIT WITH MY FRIEND JUDY TODAY. SHE LIVES
ABOUT 80 MILES FROM ME. SHE GAVE ME PERMISSION TO
TAKE SOME PICTURES TO SHARE AND BOY, DID I TAKE
PICTURES!! LOL I HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM. ABOVE IS THE FRONT
OF HER HOUSE. SHE HAS NEAT THINGS ALL AROUND OUTSIDE.

THIS IS AROUND THE BACKSIDE OF THE HOUSE. SHE HAS THE
COOLEST STUFF EVERYWHERE! EVEN ON THE SHED....

THE FENCE....

AND BY THE BACK DOOR.



ABOVE IS INSIDE THE BACK ENTRY. GOODIES TO FEAST THE EYES
ON EVERYWHERE! WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT'S INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!


ABOVE WE'VE ENTERED INTO THE KITCHEN LOOKING TOWARDS
THE DINING ROOM.
SOME OF HER FALL GOODIES ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER.






A GLIMPSE OF THE LIVING ROOM. I'LL SHOW YOU MORE OF THAT
ANOTHER DAY. TRUST ME, I HAVE LOTS MORE TO SHOW
YOU!!! HER DINING ROOM TABLE IS AWESOME! IT HAS
DRAWERS ON THE SIDE.





THIS IS TY. HE LIVES NEXT DOOR TO GRANDMA AND CAME
OVER FOR A VISIT WHILE I WAS THERE. HE WAS HUNGRY
AND WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO EAT. HE ENDED
UP HAVING POPCORN. TY IS 5 AND A REAL CUTIE.

I'LL POST SOME MORE OF JUDY'S WONDERFUL HOME IN
A FEW DAYS SO STOP BY AND VISIT AGAIN.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THE HOME IMPROVEMENTS
WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.
WE HAD NEW WINDOWS INSTALLED IN BOTH BEDROOMS AND THEN
I FINISHED THEM. WE PLAN TO HAVE NEW CARPETING INSTALLED IN
BOTH BEDROOMS ALSO BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT I WANTED TO PAINT OUR BEDROOM WALLS AND CEILING AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET THAT DONE RECENTLY. WE USED PITTSBURGH PAINT AND DID OUR
WALLS ONE SHADE LIGHTER THAN THE OTHER BEDROOM WHICH
WE PAINTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. ON THE CEILINGS WE
DID MORE OF A CREAM THAN STARK WHITE FOR A SOFTER CONTRAST.
I LOVE HOW BOTH ROOMS LOOK. THEY ARE SO WARM AND
COZY FEELING. I DON'T HAVE WINDOW TREATMENTS UP YET
IN EITHER BEDROOM AND IN OUR ROOM I HAVEN'T PUT
THE RACK BACK ON THE WALL THAT I HANG QUILTS ON. MAYBE TODAY
WHEN BRIAN GETS HOME WE CAN GET THAT DONE. DID YOU
NOTICE WE MOVED THE BED TO THE END WALL FOR A CHANGE?
IT SEEMS TO MAKE THE ROOM LOOK BIGGER. I LIKE HOW IT
LOOKS BUT NOT SURE WHEN WE GET THE RACK UP HOW THE BED
WILL LOOK. THE RACK IS NOT CENTERED ON THE WALL BECAUSE
WE HAD TO ANCHOR IT WHERE THE STUDS ARE SO IT
MAY LOOK FUNNY BUT WE SHALL SEE. BTW, YOU PROBABLY
CAN'T TELL BUT THERE IS A LITTLE BUMP UNDER THE QUILT UP NEAR
THE PILLOWS AND THAT IS MY ZOE GIRL! SHE LOVES TO GET UNDER THERE WHEN I MAKE THE BED EVERY MORNING AND WILL STAY
FOR HOURS!! FUNNY GIRL.

ABOVE IS THE CARPET SAMPLE I AM CONSIDERING FOR BOTH BEDROOMS.
WE WILL BE ORDERING SOON. THE CARPET LAYER GUY IS COMING THIS
FRIDAY TO MEASURE FOR US. THE CARPETING IN BOTH BEDROOMS
IS 25 YEARS OLD AND I AM MORE THAN READY FOR A CHANGE. I CAN'T WAIT! I THINK MY HOOKED RUGS WILL SHOW UP NICELY ON THIS CARPET. IT'S PLAIN AND SIMPLE IN SORT OF A TAUPE BROWN.
IT'S A SHAW CARPETING. THE COLOR IS CALLED DRIED OAK.

THESE ARE THE PAINT CHIPS FOR THE BEDROOMS. MAYBE IT
WILL HELP TO PICTURE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE SHADES.
I KNOW MONITORS AND LIGHTING WITH THE FLASH ON THE CAMERA
MAKES THEM LOOK DIFFERENT BUT AT LEAST YOU GET THE IDEA.
COBBLESTONE IS WHAT WE JUST PUT IN OUR ROOM AND
CHIPMUNK IS THE OTHER BEDROOM. BOTH FROM PITTSBURGH PAINTS.

I FINISHED QUILTING THE BLUE & BROWN ONE PATCH FOR THE
GUEST BEDROOM. I'VE USED A DARK BROWN PRINT FOR THE BINDING. HERE IT IS HANGING ABOVE THE LITTLE
ANTIQUE DRESSES I'VE COLLECTED. I'M GLAD I DID IT. I THINK
IT'S A NICE TOUCH ABOVE THE DRESSES. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

BRIAN AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH ONE WHO LEFT
A COMMENT ON THE POST ABOUT MOTHER RIPPEY.
WE APPRECIATE MORE THAN WE CAN SAY YOUR
THOUGHTFULNESS AND PRAYERS ON OUR BEHALF.
WE WILL BE DRIVING TO MISSOURI NEXT WEEK FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEKEND. TWO OF BRIAN'S SISTERS LIVE
OUT WEST AND WILL BE FLYING IN. UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI


Saturday, October 23, 2010

FAREWELL MOTHER RIPPEY

MY MOTHER IN LAW DOROTHY RIPPEY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON AT THE AGE OF 91. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR
A BETTER MOTHER IN LAW. SHE WAS A GREAT BLESSING TO
ME IN MY LIFE. I LOST MY OWN MOTHER WHEN IN MY 30'S AND IT WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO HAVE ANOTHER MOTHER IN MY LIFE.
ALTHOUGH WE LIVED SEVERAL STATES
AWAY AND DIDN'T SEE BRIAN'S PARENTS AS OFTEN AS WE
WOULD HAVE LIKED, SHE WAS A GREAT INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE.
A FAITHFUL FOLLOWER OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST,
SHE WORKED TIRELESSLY FOR THE LORD.
SHE WAS BORN DECEMBER 21, 1918 AND MARRIED DAD
MARCH 15, 1942. THEY RAISED SIX CHILDREN, TWO BOYS AND FOUR GIRLS.
SHE WAS A NURSE AND WORKED FOR MANY YEARS IN THAT FIELD.


ABOVE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOS OF MOM AND BRIAN.
THIS IS BRIAN AND HIS YOUNGEST SISTER GLENDA, WHOM MOM
HAS LIVED WITH SINCE DADS PASSING IN 2001.


MOM VISITING WITH BRIAN AND HIS OLDEST SISTER RUTH
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2010.
FROM AN OLD HYMN:
ABIDE WITH ME; FAST FALLS THE EVENTIDE. THE DARKNESS
DEEPENS: LORD, WITH ME ABIDE.
I FEAR NO FOE WITH THEE AT HAND TO BLESS;
ILLS HAVE NO WEIGHT, AND TEARS NO BITTERNESS.
WHERE IS DEATH'S STING? WHERE, GRAVE, THY VICTORY?
I TRIUMPH STILL IF THOU ABIDE WITH ME. AMEN
FAREWELL SWEET MOTHER, FAREWELL.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT...

I FINISHED MY SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT RUG TODAY.
IT'S HANGING IN THE BACK ENTRY. I'VE ADDED SOME
NEW FALL DECORATING PICTURES TO MY PICTURETRAIL
SO WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE PLEASE CHECK
THEM OUT. I STILL HAVEN'T FRAMED MY GRUNDY
SAMPLER BUT I HAVE ORDERED A FRAME FOR IT
SO WHEN I GET IT I CAN GET THAT DONE.
ENJOY THE NEW PICS.....LORI

Sunday, October 17, 2010

RETREATS!

WHILE CHATTING WITH MY FRIEND SHERRY KRISTOFF TODAY WE WERE BOTH HOOKING ON RUGS WHILE WE VISITED AND SHERRY SAID, HEY, WE ARE HAVING OUR OWN LITTLE RETREAT RIGHT OVER THE PHONE! HOW FUN!!! SO WE DECIDED TO BOTH POST PICS ON OUR BLOGS OF OUR RUGS.
MINE IS A PATTERN BY MARIA BARTON OF STAR RUG COMPANY CALLED SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT.
THESE ARE THE WOOLS I'M USING IN THE RUG. THE ONE ON THE FAR LEFT IS THE BACKGROUND WOOL. NA, NA, NA, NAAAA, NAAAAAA SHERRY! I SHOWED MY WOOL AND YOU DIDN'T!!! LOL

MY ONLINE GROUP ON EBAY IS ALSO HAVING A RETREAT THIS WEEKEND WITH THE THEME HOLY, BERRIES AND BIRDS SO MY RUG FALLS INTO THAT CATEGORY TOO! I HOPE TO GET IT DONE AND HANGING IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. I'M HOOKING MOSTLY 9 CUTS.

SHERRY AND I DECIDED WE SHOULD POST AGAIN WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON WHEN WE VISIT SO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR MORE FUN TO COME IN THE FUTURE...LORI

Thursday, October 14, 2010

AUTUMN IN GRUNDY CO SAMPLER

I JUST FINISHED STITCHING THIS PATTERN BY JEN OF TAYLOR'S
FARMHOUSE ATTIC. I JUST LOVE THIS SAMPLER! IT WAS SO MUCH
FUN TO STITCH. I USED A DYED 32 COUNT LINEN.
I WILL HAVE MY FRIEND BILL MAKE
A FRAME FOR ME. NEXT I PLAN TO HOOK A FALL RUG BY MY
FRIEND MARIA BARTON OF STAR RUG COMPANY FOR MYSELF.
I DIDN'T DO TOO MUCH OUTSIDE BUT THOUGHT
I'D SHARE A LITTLE SPOT UNDER THE KITCHEN WINDOW.
BRIAN AND I FASHIONED THIS FENCE IN EARLY
SUMMER TO KEEP THE DEER FROM EATING THE FLOWER
PLANTS MY SISTER LOIS SO LOVINGLY PLANTED FOR
ME FROM HER OWN FLOWER GARDENS A COUPLE OF YEARS
AGO. I HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO ENJOY THEM AS THE
DEER WOULD FEAST ON THEM AT NIGHT. THIS
LITTLE FENCE DID THE TRICK. I HAVE MOST OF
THEM CUT BACK NOW FOR WINTER. I LET THE WOOD
AGE OVER THE SUMMER ON THE FENCE
AND NOW IT LOOKS JUST THE WAY
I LIKE! I HAND PAINTED THE SIGN USING SOME WOOD
FROM A RECENT REDO AROUND OUR HOUSE. OUR FRIEND
DID SOME PAINTING FOR US UP HIGH ON THE ENDS OF THE
HOUSE. HE REPLACED SOME BOARDS BUT WHEN I SAW
THE OLD BOARDS I ASKED HIM TO CUT THEM INTO SECTIONS
FOR ME SO I COULD MAKE SOME SIGNS FOR OUTSIDE. SO FAR
THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I GOT DONE. THE CROWS
WERE DESIGNED BY MY SISTER LOIS AND GIFTED TO ME
FOR MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR. SHE HAD A FRIEND CUT
THEM OUT OF METAL. I LOVE THEM! I WAS GOING TO
GET A MUM PLANT FOR THE RUSTY BUCKET BUT
NEVER GOT AROUND TO IT. THE DEER WOULD EAT
IT ANYWAY! TILL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, October 10, 2010

SHOW PICS!

WELCOME FRIENDS TO KATHY'S HOUSE!
THE SHOW IS OVER AND OH WHAT FUN WE HAD!
IT WAS A GORGEOUS FALL DAY AND WE HAD A
SPLENDID TURNOUT. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FRIENDS
THAT ATTENDED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING
EVERYONE EACH YEAR AND WE SO APPRECIATE YOUR
EFFORT TO JOIN US. SOME TRAVEL 2 HOURS TO COME TO THE SHOW!

SOME SHOTS OF OUR SET~UP.


WE KIND OF KNOW EACH YEAR HOW
WE WILL SET UP BUT SOMETIMES CHANGE LITTLE THINGS.
THE BASIC SET~UP IS THE SAME.



KATHY'S FINISHED BASEMENT IS AN L SHAPE
AND WE UTILIZE ALL OF IT!


CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S JUST THE TWO OF US THAT DO THIS?!

WE HAVE A FREE DRAWING FOR THOSE THAT ATTEND
AND THIS YEAR KATHY DONATED THE BOX WITH WOOL
PUMPKIN COASTERS AND I OFFERED THE LITTLE X~STITCHED PINKEEPS.

WE OFFER GOODIES FOR THE TUCKERED OUT SHOPPERS!

THIS FANTASTIC ROOM IS KATHY'S CRAFTING ROOM WHERE
WE CHECK OUT OUR GUESTS WHEN THEY ARE READY.
I CALL THIS HER STUDIO!!! LOOK AT ALL THAT LOVELY WOOL
ON THE SHELVES!

THE FIRST SHOPPERS. WE OPEN AT 9 AM SHARP! ANY EARLY
ARRIVALS HAVE TO WAIT TO GO DOWNSTAIRS UNTIL THE
APPOINTED TIME. AREN'T WE MEAN!!! he he


ABOVE IS A LITTLE OF KATHY'S FALL DECORATING.


LOVELY AND SIMPLE OR SIMPLY LOVELY!
I ADDED A FEW GOODIES TO MY PICTURETRAIL SO
IF YOU GET A CHANCE POP ON OVER AND TAKE A PEEK.
NOW TO WORK ON A FEW THINGS FOR OUR HOME.
I'LL BE PUTTING NEW FALL DECOR PICS ON MY PICTURETRAIL
IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. THANKS FOR VISITING.....LORI













Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SNOWMAN ORNIES

I KNOW, HERE IT'S BARELY FALL AND I'M SHOWING
SNOWMEN! BUT I WANTED TO SHARE MY VERY
LAST PROJECT FOR THE SHOW MY FRIEND KATHY
AND I WILL BE DOING THIS SATURDAY AT HER HOUSE
FOR ALL OF OUR PRIMITIVE LOVING FRIENDS. THE DESIGNS
ARE BY MY FRIEND KELLEY BELFAST.
I HAD A LIST OF THINGS I WANTED TO GET DONE AND I
DID ACCOMPLISH MOST OF IT. THESE WERE THE LAST THING
I HAD TO FINISH UP AND I'M GLAD THEY ARE DONE.
NOW I CAN FEEL FREE TO MAKE A FEW FALL
GOODS FOR MY OWN HOME. I'LL TAKE
PICTURES OF OUR SHOW SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE DO.
WE HAVE THE BEST TIME TOGETHER. WE SET UP
ON FRIDAY AND I SPEND THE NIGHT. WE WORK ON OUR
OWN PROJECTS WHILE WE VISIT. WE GET UP SATURDAY
MORNING AND PREPARE FOR OUR GUESTS TO ARRIVE.
IT'S BY INVITATION ONLY BUT OUR FRIENDS CAN BRING
OTHER FRIENDS. I'M SPENDING SATURDAY NIGHT WITH KATHY
ALSO SO I WILL POST PICTURES ON SUNDAY. KATHY'S HUBBY
RANDY AND THEIR BLACK LAB GUNNER GO OUT
TO DEER CAMP FOR THE WEEKEND SO WE HAVE THE
BEST GIRLS WEEKEND! UNTIL SUNDAY......LORI

Saturday, October 2, 2010

ANTIQUE BASKETS

I WAS ASKED ABOUT THE BASKET QUILT BEHIND MY
PUMPKINHEAD DOLL IN A PREVIOUS POST
SO THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE SOME PICTURES THIS MORNING.
IT'S BASED ON AN OLD TRADITIONAL PATTERN WHERE THERE
WOULD BE FOUR OF THEM IN A BLOCK. I'VE TAKE ONE
AND SET IT ON POINT.
HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK

THIS IS ANOTHER COLOR WAY OF THE SAME QUILT
I DID A FEW MONTHS AGO. I STILL HAVE TO HAND
QUILT THIS ONE. LOVE THOSE BLUES AND BROWNS!

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VISITED MY PICTURETRAIL
YESTERDAY FOR MY UPDATE. I SO APPRECIATE YOU
TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY AND/OR PURCHASE FROM ME.

HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEKEND EVERYONE. BRIAN STARTED
OUT FIRST THING THIS MORNING BY HITTING A DEER WITH HIS CAR!
THE BLESSING IS IT'S DRIVABLE AND FIXABLE AND BRIAN WASN'T HURT.
COUNTING MY BLESSINGS.....LORI