Tuesday, December 28, 2010

STRAIGHT OFF THE RUNWAY IN PARIS........


NOT QUITE.... MY MOM MADE THIS FLEECE COAT FOR
ME THE OTHER DAY AND THEN SHE PUT IT
ON ME TO SEE HOW IT FIT.





I KNOW SHE MEANS WELL CUZ SOMETIMES
WHEN WE TAKE OUR LITTLE WINTER WALKS
I DO GET CHILLY. I DON'T WANT TO HURT HER
FEELINGS BUT I THINK SHE SHOULD STICK TO MAKING
HER PRIMITIVES! HER SEWING ISN'T THE BEST.


SHHHHHHH, HERE SHE COMES....DON'T TELL HER
I TOLD YOU THAT!!
ZOE

Sunday, December 26, 2010

THE DAY AFTER...


WE HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS. I
HOPE YOU DID TOO. BRIAN GOT CALLED OUT
FOR 3 HOURS IN THE AFTERNOON. HE
SETS UP AND MAINTAINS COMPUTERS AND
A SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAD AN EMERGENCY.
IT WAS FINE THO. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE WHILE
HE WAS GONE. ABOVE IS ZOE OPENING ONE
OF HER GIFTS. SHE REALLY GOT INTO THE PAPER
TO GET AT IT!!


ZOE HELPING DADDY OPEN ONE OF HIS GIFTS.


PLAYING WITH ONE OF HER NEW TOYS.
A DOGGY WITH A BIG HEAD. SHE ALSO GOT
A MOOSE. THEY BOTH HAVE SQUEAKERS.
SHE LOVES SQUEAKER TOYS.


ALL TUCKERED OUT AFTER PLAYING WITH
HER NEW TOYS. TIME FOR A LITTLE NAP!


LAST THURSDAY MY FRIEND KATHY AND I
HAD OUR GIFT EXCHANGE. SHE MADE ME FOUR
WONDERFUL GIFTS. ABOVE IS A SAMPLER SHE
STITCHED AND MADE INTO A PILLOW. I LOVE
IT!!!!  IT'S IN BROWNS AND BLUES SO IS PERFECT
IN THE BROWN/BLUE BEDROOM. I BELIEVE IT'S A
REPRODUCTION OF AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER.


SHE MADE ME THIS PINS PINKEEP FROM
A MAGGIE B BOOK.


ALSO THIS X~STITCH FROM A JENNY HOFFMAN PATTERN.


AND THEN THIS BEAUTIFUL CONE HANGER. 
A PATTERN FROM THE QUILTED CROW.
IT'S ALL OUT OF WOOL
 AND LINED WITH HOMESPUN.
I ADDED SOME OF MY CLOTH CANDY
CANES.



KATHY REALLY SPOILED ME! THANK YOU DEAR
FRIEND FOR ALL THE TIME AND LOVE YOU
PUT INTO EACH STITCH. I WILL TREASURE EACH
PIECE FOREVER.


THIS IS A LARGE PUNCH NEEDLE I DID FOR KATHY.
IT'S A MAGGIE B DESIGN TOO. I ALSO GAVE
HER THE SANTA/REINDEER RUG PATTERN
LIKE I JUST HOOKED FOR MYSELF. I THINK
SHE WAS THRILLED WITH THAT BUT SHE ASKED
ME IF I WOULD HOOK HERS WHILE LOOKING
AT MINE AND I DECLINED! THEN SHE ASKED IF
SHE COULD TAKE MINE HOME TO LOOK AT WHILE
SHE HOOKED HERS. I DECLINED AGAIN!! LOL
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Friday, December 24, 2010

FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY,


IN THE CITY OF DAVID, A SAVIOR, WHO IS
CHRIST THE LORD.



FROM OUR HEARTS AND HOME TO YOURS,
WE WISH YOU A MOST BLESSED
CHRISTMAS AND HEALTHIEST OF NEW YEARS.
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FINISHED S&R RUG


WELL, I PULLED THE LAST LOOP THIS MORNING,
SEWED THE BINDING DOWN ON THE BACK
AND STEAMED IT SO IT'S OFFICIALLY DONE!!


IT WAS A FUN RUG TO HOOK. NOW TO START
SOME VALENTINE'S OFFERINGS FOR SOME TIME
IN JANUARY.....LORI

Saturday, December 18, 2010

RUG PROGRESS


IT'S NOT THE BEST PICTURE BUT I STARTED
HOOKING MY SANTA/REINDEER RUG
YESTERDAY. I HOOKED UNTIL 11 PM
LAST NIGHT AND THAT IS REALLLLLY LATE
FOR ME!! lol I'M HAPPY WITH MY PROGRESS THUS FAR.
I'M USING 9 CUTS.


THESE ARE THE WOOLS I'M USING IN THE RUG.
THE REDS LOOK MORE ORANGE THAN
RED IN THE PIC. I HOPE TO KEEP
AT IT THIS WEEKEND AND FINISH IT UP IN A FEW DAYS.
THIRD UP FROM THE BOTTOM IS THE WOOL
I USED ON THE REINDEER BODY.

CAN YOU BELIEVE CHRISTMAS IS A WEEK FROM TODAY?!
WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. 
TILL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SOME FUN RUGS


GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING! CHRISTMAS IS
FAST APPROACHING. I THOUGHT I WOULD
SHARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE RUGS
WITH YOU THIS MORNING. ABOVE
IS A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.
DESIGNED BY MARIA BARTON AND MYSELF.


THIS SNOWMAN RUG IS CALLED
O CHRISTMAS TREE. A PATTERN BY
SO FUN TO HOOK!


THIS SNOW GUY AND CAT RUG WAS
GIFTED TO ME BY MY FRIEND
KELLEY BELFAST LAST YEAR.
I JUST LOVE IT!


I HOOKED THIS ANGEL RUG A FEW YEARS
AGO FROM A PATTERN BY JILL KEMP
OF BEARS PAW DESIGNS.


I PURCHASED THIS FUN SNOWMAN RUG
FROM MY FRIEND SHERRY KRISTOFF
LAST YEAR. HE IS PERFECT IN THE BROWN
AND BLUE BEDROOM.


MY SQUARES RUG.


LITTLE RED BIRD RUG. DESIGN BY
MARIA BARTON.  LOVE THIS LITTLE
MAT!


LAZY SHEEP PATTERN ALSO BY MARIA.
THIS IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE RUGS.

HOPE YOU ENJOY SEEING SOME OF
MY FAVORITE RUGS. HAVE A GREAT DAY!
LORI

Sunday, December 12, 2010

WINTER STORM AND SOME FUN STUFF


THIS WAS MISS ZOE THE OTHER DAY. FOR
SOME STRANGE REASON SHE DECIDED TO TAKE
A NAP UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE! SHE IS
COZY ON MY ANGEL TREE SKIRT.


BRIAN AND I TOOK A LITTLE TRIP TO GREEN BAY/APPLETON,WI
AREA ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. WE TOOK
SEPARATE CARS TO HAVE THEM BOTH
WORKED ON. I WENT ON AHEAD AND DID
SOME SHOPPING AT MY FAVORITE SHOPS.
BRIAN AND ZOE FOLLOWED AND I HOOKED UP
WITH THEM LATER.
ABOVE ARE SOME GOODIES I BOUGHT AT
PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS QUILT SHOP IN MENASHA, WI.
THE BLUES AND BROWNS ARE WONDERFUL
AND I GOT THE GRAYISH GREEN HOMESPUNS FOR
FOR QUILTS I HOPE TO GET TO. I'M THINKING
APPLIQUE STEMS FOR FLOWERS OR TREES ETC.
THE PN PATTERN IS BY SHAWN WILLIAMS OF
THREADS THAT BIND. THEY HAD A SAMPLE OF IT
DONE UP AND IT'S VERY NEAT. I LOVE THE WAY SHE
FINISHES OFF THE EDGE WITH WOOL SO I PLAN
TO GIVE THAT A TRY.  IT'S A HUG PN PIECE.
ALTHOUGH I LOVE THE COLORS IN THE MODEL, I
MAY TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WHEN I DO IT.
GOT A FEW OTHER LITTLE ODDS AND ENDS THERE AS WELL.


STOPPED AT MY FAVORITE PRIMITIVE DECORATING
SHOP TO SEE IT ALL DECKED OUT FOR THE SEASON. I'VE SAID
IT BEFORE, JUDY IS THE SWEETEST SHOP OWNER
I'VE EVER MET! I PICKED UP THE LATEST JUDY CONDON
BOOK AND THE 2011 PURE AND SIMPLE
CALENDAR. I ALSO PICKED UP A FEW ARTIFICIAL GREENS
AND SOME SILVER STRUNG BEADS FOR OUR MAIN
TREE. THEY ARE AGED AND LOOK SO COOL! JUDY HAD
THEM ON A TREE IN THE SHOP AND OH THEY LOOKED
SO NEAT I JUST HAD TO TRY IT!!


WE KNEW SNOW WAS COMING AND I WAS HOPING
WE COULD GET HOME BEFORE IT GOT BAD
BUT WE ENDED UP IN THE MIDDLE OF IT
FOR 3 OF THE FOUR HOUR DRIVE HOME.
I WAS EVER SO HAPPY TO PULL INTO OUR
DRIVEWAY YESTERDAY!!  THEN WE BEGAN
SNOW CLEAN UP!  BRIAN BLEW THE DRIVEWAY
AND DOG RUN PATHS FOR ZOE IN THE BACK
YARD AND I DID THE DECK AND STEPS.
OUR HOUSE IS BUILT INTO A HILL SO THERE ARE
SEVERAL STEPS OFF THE END OF THE DECK
DOWN TO THE DRIVEWAY. WE ARE STILL GETTING
SOME SNOW TODAY.  MUST BE AT LEAST A
FOOT OUT THERE.  OUR FIRST GOOD STORM THIS YEAR.


OUT ON THE MAILBOX UNDER THE SNOW I SPOTTED
A BOX FROM MY DEAR FRIEND MARIA BARTON
OF STAR RUG COMPANY.  I HAD ORDERED
HER SANTA & REINDEER RUG FROM
HER CYBER MONDAY SALE. I LOVED
THE WOOL SHE USED ON HER DEER
IN THE SMALLER VERSION SHE DID FOR HER
GIVEAWAY AND HAD ASKED FOR A YARD. I HAD
EXPECTED TO PAY FOR IT BUT GENEROUS SOUL
SHE IS, SHE GIFTED IT TO ME. SHE SAID
SHE WOULD PUT A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA
IN EVERYONE'S ORDER BUT I SURELY DIDN'T EXPECT
A WHOLE YARD OF WONDERFUL WOOL! THANK
YOU SO MUCH MARIA!! I AM WORKING ON
FINISHING UP SOME GIFTS AND THEN I
PLAN TO HOOK UP MY SANTA.  IN OUR HOME WE
CELEBRATE CHRIST
AND WHAT HE MEANS TO EACH OF US. IT'S 
NOT ABOUT SANTA AND WHAT GIFTS HE CAN BRING
BUT THIS RUG IS A VERSION OF AN ANTIQUE
RUG THAT HAS TUGGED AT MY HEARTSTRINGS AND 
I FINALLY CAVED AND BOUGHT IT. PERHAPS
IT REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD
CHRISTMASES. OH, I  CAN'T
SHOW YOU THE GIFTS I'M MAKING BECAUSE
BOTH OF MY FRIENDS LOOK ON HERE SO
I WILL HAVE TO SHOW YOU AFTER THEY ARE
GIVEN.

THIS IS ONE I CAN SHOW THO. WE HAD A CHRISTMAS
SWAP ON MY EBAY GROUP AAPG AND I GOT
KATHY'S NAME. DEIRDRE DREW UP
TWO DESIGNS FOR US TO PICK FROM. ONE
IS A CAT AND ONE THIS SHEEP. THIS IS WHAT
I DID FOR KATHY ALONG WITH SOME OTHER
GOODIES.  I DID ALL OF THE PUNCHING AND
THEN FLIPPED IT OVER AND HOOKED THE SHEEP'S
BODY WITH YARN AND A TINY HOOK. IT'S NOT
A VERY GOOD PICTURE BUT YOU CAN SEE
SOME BETTER ONES ON KATHY'S BLOG.


THESE ARE MY WONDERFUL GIFTS FROM
REBECCA! SHE DID THE SHEEP DESIGN FOR
ME TOO IN MY FAVORITE BLUES AND BROWNS
AND MADE IT INTO A PINKEEP. I LOVE IT!
SHE ALSO HOOKED ME A SPECIAL STAR MAT
WHICH IS PERFECT FOR OUR HOME. AND SHE
GAVE ME SOME OTHER FUN GOODIES AS YOU CAN SEE!



THAT'S ALL MY NEWS FOR NOW. I
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

WINNER OF GIVEAWAY AND CHRISTMAS PICS


I COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT TO DO THE GIVEAWAY~~
SO I JUST USED A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR
AND THE WINNER OF THE SNOWMAN GUY IS~~~~~

MONA~MY OLD CROW PRIMITIVES~

A BIG CONGRATS MONA!
COULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR
ADDRESS AND I'LL GET HIM RIGHT OFF TO YOU.



I FINALLY GOT SOME PICS TAKEN OF
MY CHRISTMAS DECORATING SO HERE ARE A FEW.




IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE MORE JUST VISIT MY
PICTURETRAIL AND LOOK IN THE
HOME AT CHRISTMAS 2010 ALBUM!

I'M WORKING ON SOME GIFTS FOR FRIENDS
SO THAT WILL BE SOME OF WHAT I
WORK ON TODAY. IT GOT DOWN TO 9 DEGREES
LAST NIGHT SO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO WARM
UP SOME BEFORE I CAN TAKE ZOE FOR A LITTLE WALK.
ENJOY YOUR DAY~~~~LORI