Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'M HAVING FUN........


DECORATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
ABOVE IS MY FINISHED RUG I GAVE YOU
A GLIMPSE OF IN MY LAST POST.
IT IS DARK BUT THAT'S WHAT I WANTED IT TO BE.
VERY DARK AND PRIMITIVE. I LOVE HOW IT
CAME OUT. IT LOOKS GOOD WITH
THE GAMEBOARD AND QUILT I HAVE ON
THE SAME WALL. I'LL BE SHOWING YOU MORE
IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I'M NOT DONE YET AND
THEN I MAY HAVE SOME TWEAKING TO DO.
I'VE SHUFFLED MY TREES AROUND THIS YEAR
AND AM NOT PUTTING OUT SOME THINGS I HAVE
IN THE PAST TO CHANGE IT UP A BIT. THE
NEW CARPETING MAKES THE BEDROOMS SO WARM.
THE VALANCES ARE BACK UP ON THE WINDOWS SO
THAT DOES HELP A BUNCH AND THEN THERE ARE
THE TREES AND OTHER GOODIES I'VE ADDED FOR
THE HOLIDAYS. STAY TUNED.....LORI

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


THIS IS THE VIEW OUT OUR DINING ROOM WINDOW
 TODAY. WE GOT A LITTLE THE NIGHT BEFORE
BUT THEN IT PICKED UP YESTERDAY. I LOVE
THE BEAUTY OF FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW.
THE TREES ARE COVERED AND EVERYTHING
LOOKS SO FRESH AND CLEAN. HOWEVER, I'M GLAD
IT DIDN'T COME A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. ON
MONDAY I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE PLACE
WE ORDERED OUR NEW BEDROOM CARPETING FROM
AND THEY WANTED TO INSTALL BOTH ROOMS
YESTERDAY! OH MY, I STARTED TO CLEAN OUT THE
ROOMS AND CLOSETS NOT REALLY KNOWING WHERE
IT WOULD ALL GO. IT TOOK ME ALL OF MONDAY
AND TUESDAY TO DO IT AND OF COURSE I HAD
TO WAIT FOR BRIAN TO GET HOME IN THE EVENINGS
TO MOVE THE BIG THINGS.


POOR ZOE GIRL DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE
OF THE MESS. AND YESTERDAY WHEN WE DISSEMBLED
THE LAST BED AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE ONE TO CRAWL
BACK INTO SHE WAS VERY CONFUSED! NOT TO
MENTION WHAT WAS ALL THIS STUFF DOING
EVERYWHERE? SHE DOES NOT LIKE THINGS
OUT OF PLACE AND WILL BARK IF THERE IS
SOMETHING AMISS.


MORE CLUTTER....


YOU GET THE IDEA.


HERE'S OUR OLD BEDROOM CARPETING.
IT WAS 25 YEARS OLD AND CREAM IN COLOR.
WELL, IT USED TO BE ANYWAY!! BRIAN
HAD TO PULL THE WALL TRIM OFF AS
WE HAD PUT THAT IN AFTER THE OLD CARPETING.


HERE IS OUR ROOM AS OF THIS MORNING.
I JUST LOVE THE WARM FEELING OF THE ROOM NOW
WITH THE DARKER WALLS AND FLOOR. I MANAGED
TO GET OUR ROOM BACK TOGETHER LAST NIGHT
BEFORE BED BUT STILL HAVE TO GET THE OTHER
BEDROOM TOGETHER TODAY. FORTUNATELY WE
ARE ON OUR OWN FOR THE HOLIDAY AND
BRIAN IS OFF UNTIL MONDAY SO WE CAN PUTZ WITH
THINGS TO OUR HEARTS CONTENT. WE STILL HAVE TO
PUT UP THE CURTAIN RODS SO I CAN HANG MY
VALANCES AGAIN SO THAT IS ON OUR LIST FOR THIS
WEEKEND. I WANT TO START DECORATING FOR
CHRISTMAS TOO BUT MAY WAIT A FEW DAYS LONGER.
DON'T KNOW IF I CAN HANDLE MORE MESS JUST NOW!


WHILE THE CARPETING WAS BEING INSTALLED
I STARTED HOOKING THIS RUG FOR OUR HOME.
I AM GOING TO SWITCH OUT MY OLD RAG DOLLS
RUG FOR THIS ONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. I
HOPE TO GET IT DONE THIS WEEKEND.

FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS, WISHING YOU ALL
A BLESSED THANKSGIVING. WE HAVE SO MUCH TO
BE THANKFUL FOR.
LORI

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SNOWMAN & FEATHER TREE RUG FINISHED.....


HERE HE IS....ALL FINISHED!  I PULLED MY LAST LOOP
LAST NIGHT.  THEN BOUND AND STEAMED IT
THIS MORNING.  I'M PLEASED WITH HOW
IT CAME OUT.  NOW ON TO THE NEXT THING....
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!  LORI

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SNOWMAN/FEATHER TREE RUG


GOOD THURSDAY MORNING! THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE
A RUG I AM HOOKING FOR OUR HOME RIGHT NOW.
THE SNOWMAN DESIGN IS BY TONYA BENSON FROM
HER BOOK INSPIRATIONS FROM THE HEART & SOUL.
I ADDED THE FEATHER TREE WITH BIRD. I HOPE
TO FINISH IT BY THE WEEKEND SO I WILL
SHOW YOU THE FINISHED RUG THEN.


THIS IS MISS ZOE ON A RECENT TRIP. I WAS SITTING
ON THE BED DOING SOME NEEDLE PUNCHING
AND SHE WAS CHECKING TO MAKE
SURE I WAS STILL THERE!


ZOE AND BRIAN CHECKING OUT THE NEWS
ON BRIAN'S LAPTOP. I LOVE THIS PICTURE!


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VISITED ME ON
MY PICTURETRAIL FOR MY RECENT UPDATE. I
APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, November 8, 2010

LAST PICS OF JUDY'S HOUSE......


THESE ARE THE BEDROOMS AT JUDY'S HOUSE. ABOVE IS
THE SMALLEST BEDROOM TY CALLS HIS ROOM. WHEN
GRANDMA BABYSAT HIM HE SLEPT HERE IN HIS
CRIB AND NOW THE BIGGER BED WHEN HE STAYS.
IT'S A SMALLER ROOM BUT FULL OF 
WONDERFUL PRIMS TO BEHOLD! 






ABOVE IS THE BEDROOM JUDY CALLS JEN'S ROOM
(TY'S MOM) BECAUSE IT WAS JEN'S ROOM GROWING
UP.  SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS IN THIS ROOM.




ABOVE ARE SOME OF HER DOLL COLLECTION.


ANOTHER GREAT YARN WINDER AND WONDERFUL
OLD BUCKETS.




A CLOSER LOOK AT THOSE GREAT OLD
BUCKETS AND BROWN CROCKS.


ABOVE IS THE MASTER BEDROOM.


LOVE THIS CORNER!


I THINK THIS IS MY FAVORITE GROUPING
IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. I LOVE
HOW JUDY DISPLAYED EVERYTHING HERE.


A CLOSER LOOK.


THIS LITTLE CHAIR IS SO GREAT. THE JACKIE SCHMIDT
DOLLS ARE PERFECT ON IT.  HOPE YOU ENJOYED
THE TOUR OF JUDY'S HOUSE. A BIG THANK
YOU TO HER FOR LETTING ME SHARE HER HOME
AND HER HEART WITH ALL OF YOU.

WE ARRIVED HOME LAST NIGHT FROM OUR
TRIP TO MISSOURI FOR MOTHER RIPPEY'S
MEMORIAL SERVICE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SERVICE
MORE ABOUT SERVING OUR LORD THAN ABOUT HER
AND HER LIFE, WHICH IS HOW SHE WANTED IT.
EVEN THO SHE IS GONE FROM THIS EARTH, SHE IS
STILL WITNESSING FOR THE LORD.

I'LL BE HAVING MY LAST UPDATE FOR THIS YEAR
NEXT WEEK I THINK.  I'LL LET YOU KNOW MORE
LATER THIS WEEK AND IF ALL GOES WELL
A SNEAK PEEK HERE ON MY BLOG
OF MY OFFERINGS. UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MORE OF JUDY'S HOUSE......


I DECIDED NOT TO KEEP YOU IN SUSPENSE ANY LONGER!
HERE ARE MORE OF JUDY'S WONDERFULLY PRIM
HOME. WE'LL START WITH
THE LIVING ROOM.
JUDY HAS SUPER COLLECTIONS OF CROCKS,
GAMEBOARDS ( SOME OF
 WHICH SHE HAS MADE HERSELF)
ANTIQUE YARN WINDERS AND ANTIQUE TIN CANDLE MOLDS.

MORE CROCKS, LOTS OF SAMPLERS AND BOWLS.




REDWARE









AFTER I TOOK PICTURES WE DECIDED TO PLAY WITH
SOME OF HER TIN CANDLE MOLD COLLECTION.
A MUTUAL FRIEND HAD PLACED SOME OF
HERS IN A BOWL RACK SO WE TRIED IT WITH JUDY'S
AND LOVED HOW IT LOOKED. THEY REALLY SHOW
UP NICELY AGAINST THE WALLPAPER. WELL,
YOU KNOW HOW IT IS WHEN YOU CHANGE ONE THING.....
YOU END UP SHUFFLING THE WHOLE HOUSE!
I LEFT POOR JUDY WITH HAVING
TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO PUT IN
HER BLUE CUPBOARD TO REPLACE THE CANDLE MOLDS
AND WHERE TO PLACE THE BOWLS WE TOOK OUT OF
THE BOWL RACK. I THINK SHE IS STILL MULLING IT OVER! LOL

THIS IS LOOKING DOWN THE HALLWAY
TO THE BEDROOMS AND BATH.

MORE CROCKS AND SAMPLERS IN THE HALLWAY.

EVEN HER BATHROOM IS PERFECTLY PRIMITIVE!


I STILL HAVE THE THREE BEDROOMS TO SHOW YOU SO
STOP BACK IN A FEW DAYS. IT MAY NOT BE TILL
MONDAY THO. UNTIL NEXT TIME, ENJOY.....LORI