Saturday, December 31, 2011

A NEW YEAR.....

A NEW BEGINNING.

I'D LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED
AND VISITED ME ON MY BLOG AND
PICTURE TRAIL THIS YEAR. WORDS CAN'T
EXPRESS MY DEEP APPRECIATION. I NEVER
DREAMED THE WORKS OF MY HANDS WOULD
BE OF INTEREST TO SO MANY AND IT WARMS
MY HEART AND HUMBLES ME
 TO THINK OF THEM IN YOUR HOMES.

THE ABOVE PICTURE IS A LITTLE PEEK AT SOME
THINGS I'M WORKING ON FOR MY JANUARY
UPDATE ON MY PICTURE TRAIL WHICH I AM
CALLING  LINEN AND BROWN BECAUSE THESE
ARE TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. LINEN FABRICS
AND THE COLOR BROWN!
I HAVE ALSO JOINED A NEW SELLING BLOG
AND WILL BE POSTING NEW ITEMS ON THERE
THE 3RD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH. MORE INFO
TO COME ON THAT!

WISHING ONE AND ALL A MOST HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW
YEAR. WE HAVE SO MANY BLESSINGS TO BE THANKFUL
FOR. WHATEVER THIS YEAR BRINGS, I PRAY WE WILL
CONTINUE TO HONOR OUR LORD AND DO THINGS
THAT ARE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT.

BRIAN, LORI AND ZOE

Monday, December 26, 2011

WHERE'S MY GIFT?

I KNOW IT'S UNDER HERE SOMEWHERE!

MISS ZOE WAS A HOOT YESTERDAY. SHE SEEMED
TO KNOW WHERE HER TWO GIFTS WERE UNDER THE
TREE AND WENT DIGGING. WE DIDN'T POINT THEM
OUT TO HER OR STAGE ANYTHING. SHE JUST
KNEW! HERE SHE IS GETTING THE FIRST ONE.

TO SEE A YOU TUBE VIDEO OF HER CLICK

WE HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL
CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.
WE HAD A NICE RELAXING DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

ZOE AND MY OLD BEARS. THIS PHOTO
WAS ON OUR CHRISTMAS
CARD THIS YEAR.

JUST FOR FUN....SOME MORE CLOSE UP
SHOTS AROUND THE HOUSE. SOON IT WILL
BE PUT AWAY UNTIL NEXT YEAR. I'M STILL
ENJOYING IT ALL THO.





ME AND MY TOODLES DOLL. I THINK I WAS FIVE MAYBE.
I DON'T HAVE HER BUT I WISH I DID! MAYBE THAT'S
WHY I LIKE TO MAKE DOLLS TODAY.

WISHING ALL A MOST WONDERFUL AND JOYOUS
CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.

 THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, FEAR NOT,
FOR BEHOLD, I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT
JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE.

FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY, IN THE
CITY OF DAVID, A SAVIOUR, WHO IS CHRIST THE LORD.

BRIAN, LORI AND ZOE



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

REMEMBERING.....

THE WILLIAMS FAMILY. FROM L TO R,
UNCLE JIM, UNCLE BOB, UNCLE ROY, DAD
GRANDMA AND GRANDPA. DAD (THE OLDEST)
AND UNCLE JIM (THE YOUNGEST) ARE THE ONLY
ONES LEFT FROM THIS PICTURE. THERE IS ANOTHER
BROTHER, UNCLE TED, WHO LIVES IN A HOME FOR
SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE AND ISN'T WELL.
HE WAS THE SECOND SON BORN.

WE WOULD USUALLY GATHER AT OUR HOUSE
FOR CHRISTMAS AS WE HAD THE MOST ROOM
AND I REMEMBER MY UNCLES WOULD COME EARLY
AND MAKE NOISES WITH THE GIFTS SANTA HAD
LEFT UNDER THE TREE FOR US. NONE OF THEM
WERE WRAPPED AND THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY
TO TEASE US BECAUSE THEY KNEW WE COULDN'T COME
OUT UNTIL WE WERE ALL THREE UP AND READY TO GO!

ANOTHER FOND MEMORY IS THE YEAR AUNT PAT
MADE US TONS OF BARBIE DOLL OUTFITS. THEY
WERE HUNG ALL OVER THE TREE ON LITTLE PLASTIC
HANGERS AND WE CAME OUT AND PICKED THEM OFF
THE TREE!  OH THE EXCITEMENT!!

OUR FAMILY.
 THIS WAS OUR FIRST YEAR IN OUR
NEW HOUSE BUILT BY MY DAD WHEN I WAS FIVE.
LOIS IS THE YOUNGEST AND WAS A NEWBORN HERE.
SHE JUST TURNED 50 ON DEC. 13TH!

THE PHOTO ABOVE AND THE NEXT ONE
ARE FOR LAUREN. REMEMBER I SAID MY MOM
HAD A PUG?  WELL HERE SHE IS. I CAN'T REMEMBER
 THE DOGS NAME BUT MY SISTER LINDA
PROBABLY DOES.

HERE I AM HOLDING THE PUG. POOR THING
DOESN'T LOOK TOO COMFY!

THE WILLIAMS GIRLS. SOME TIME IN THE 60'S.

HERE WE ARE AGAIN. CHECK OUT THOSE
GLASSES I'M WEARING!! PROBABLY 1969 OR 70.

MOM AND DAD

BRIAN AND MY FIRST CHRISTMAS
TOGETHER AFTER WE MARRIED. BOY, WERE WE
EVER SKINNY!!

OUR SON SCOTT. HE WAS 33 IN NOVEMBER.

HERE'S TO CHERISHED MEMORIES OF FAMILY
AND ALL THE CHRISTMASES TOGETHER OVER
THE YEARS. I HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES
TO TREASURE. TO EACH ONE.....TAKE TIME TO
REALLY ENJOY EACH OTHER AND WHAT CHRISTMAS
IS ALL ABOUT, THE GIFT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR,
WHO IS CHRIST THE LORD.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, December 19, 2011

GOOD MONDAY


THINGS ARE PRETTY QUIET HERE. I'M
JUST WORKING ON MY GIFTS FOR TWO FRIENDS.
WE WILL GET TOGETHER NEXT WEEK TO EXCHANGE
OUR GIFTS. I CAN'T SHOW YOU JUST YET WHAT
I AM MAKING AS THEY MIGHT SEE SO I WILL
POST PICS NEXT WEEK. ABOVE IS THE TREE
IN OUR GUEST BEDROOM. I DON'T THINK
I TOOK ANY CLOSE UPS OF IT SO THOUGHT
I WOULD SHARE SOME. THE BIRD DESIGN IS
BY MAGGIE BONANOMI FROM A NEED'L LOVE BOOK.
THE CANDY CANES AND PEAR ORNIES ARE MY OWN
DESIGN. MY FRIEND JUDY GIFTED ME WITH
THE RED AND WHITE PIPE CLEANER ORNIES.
THE ARE MADE INTO CIRCLES AND HAVE A RUSTY
BELL HANGING IN THE CENTER. THE PIPE
CLEANERS HAVE BEEN AGED. I HOPE YOU HAVE
A WONDERFUL DAY AND WEEK. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, December 16, 2011

THE WINNER IS.......


CATHY G OF ORANGE SINK!

CATHY, PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR MAILING
ADDRESS AND I'LL GET YOUR GOODIES IN

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING.
I HAD TO DO THE OLE PAPER DRAWING AS I
ALSO HAD 21 EMAILS TO ENTER. MY HUBBY
BRIAN DREW THE NAME FOR ME.

HAVE A SAFE WEEK AS YOU PREPARE
FOR CHRISTMAS. UNTIL NEXT TIME....
LORI

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

I'M OFFERING THIS LITTLE LOG CABIN QUILT
MADE WITH 1/2" STRIPS AND TINY PN SNOWMAN
ORNIE FOR A CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY.  THE QUILT
IS MACHINE PIECED AND HAND QUILTED.
THE SNOWMAN DESIGN IS BY KELLEY BELFAST.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THE DRAWING JUST
LEAVE ME A COMMENT ON THIS POST. I'M NOT
LOOKING FOR MORE FOLLOWERS. THIS IS JUST A LITTLE
THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME.
IF YOU CAN'T POST JUST SHOOT ME AN EMAIL
AND I WILL PUT YOUR NAME IN THE HAT.

I WILL DRAW A WINNER FRIDAY EVENING
USING A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR.
GOOD LUCK, LORI

Sunday, December 11, 2011

QUILT FOR SALE



JUST ADDED THIS QUILT TO MY PICTURETRAIL.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING IT
JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL. IT'S A CHERI PAYNE
PATTERN. LOTS OF HAND QUILTING IN IT.
TO SEE THE INFO ON IT LOOK HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVELY
COMMENTS ABOUT MY CHRISTMAS DECOR PICS.
I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH AND THAT FOLKS
WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO TAKE A LOOK.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CHRISTMAS PICS






I FINALLY GOT ALL MY CHRISTMAS
DECOR PICS ON MY PICTURETRAIL.
I'M POSTING A SMALL SAMPLING HERE
BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE LOTS MORE
PLEASE VISIT MY PICTURETRAIL.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ALBUM.

WISHING EVERYONE A GOOD DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME...LORI

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A LITTLE PEEK....





AT SOME OF MY DECORATING. I'M STILL
TAKING PICS AND DON'T HAVE ANY
ON MY PICTURETRAIL YET BUT HOPE
TO THIS WEEK SOME TIME. I'LL LET YOU
KNOW WHEN. I'LL HAVE TONS TO SEE ON
THERE. MOST OF OUR SNOW WAS GONE
BUT WE GOT ABOUT 6 INCHES LAST NIGHT
SO IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE AGAIN.
A GOOD DAY TO SIT AND WORK ON MY
CHRISTMAS GIFTS. HAVE A WONDERFUL
DAY AND STAY SAFE OUT THERE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MORE ITEMS ADDED TODAY....









GOOD DECEMBER 1ST EVERYONE!
I'VE JUST ADDED SOME MORE GOODES TO
MY PICTURETRAIL.  MOSTLY HOOKED
THINGS BUT A COUPLE OF OTHER FUN ITEMS
TOO.  ALL THE INFO IS ON MY PICTURETRAIL.
IF ANYTHING GRABS YA JUST EMAIL ME
YOUR ZIP CODE AND I'LL FIGURE IT UP FOR YOU.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ITEMS.

LORI

Monday, November 28, 2011

STEPPING STONES

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!
WE SURE DID. WE SPENT IT WITH MY DAD AND
SISTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS IS A LITTLE
QUILT I PIECED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AND
TOOK ALONG TO HAND QUILT. I BOUND IT YESTERDAY.
I HAVE JUST THE SPOT FOR IT SO I'LL BE KEEPING
THIS ONE. THE PATTERN IS CALLED
STEPPING STONES.

THIS IS LITTLE MISS ZOE SLEEPING IN AT THE
MOTEL WE STAYED AT. SHE IS A LAZY BONES
IN THE MORNINGS!

BRIAN TALKING TO ZOE AND SHE IS
LISTENING INTENTLY. SHE WAS A GOOD
GIRL ON THE TRIP BUT I THINK SHE
WAS VERY HAPPY TO GET HOME TO HER
OWN HOUSE AND FAMILIARITY.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY. I PLAN TO DO
SOME CLEANING ALONG WITH STARTING
SOME CHRISTMAS DECORATING.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

WITH A THANKFUL HEART TO ALL THOSE
THAT HAVE VISITED ME ON MY BLOG
AND PICTURETRAIL. FRIENDS OLD AND NEW,
WISHING EACH ONE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING
WITH YOUR FAMILIES. I COUNT MY BLESSINGS
EVERY DAY BUT AT THIS SPECIAL TIME I
WANTED TO THANK EACH ONE FOR YOUR
CONTINUED SUPPORT AND FOR BLESSING MY
LIFE WITH YOUR FRIENDSHIP. FROM OUR HEARTS
AND HOME TO YOURS....HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

BRIAN, LORI AND ZOE

Sunday, November 20, 2011

ALMOST DONE!

I GOT MY BIG GEO RUG OUT THIS WEEK.
I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO GET IT
DONE BEFORE THANKSGIVING AND I THINK
I JUST MIGHT MAKE IT! ONLY THAT CORNER LEFT
TO DO. I SEW MY BINDING ON BEFORE I HOOK
AND HOOK UP TO IT AROUND THE EDGE SO IT
DOESN'T TAKE ME LONG TO HAND SEW THE
BINDING DOWN WHEN I'M DONE HOOKING.
I USED THE SAME RED WOOL AS THE BORDER
FOR MY BINDING ON THIS ONE.
THEN JUST STEAM AND YOU'RE IN BUSINESS!!


THOUGHT I'D SHOW WHAT I'VE GOT
STORED IN MY NEW BLUE CUPBOARD.
SOME SMALL QUILTS AND HOOKED RUGS.
IT'S PERFECT FOR THAT AND I REALLY NEEDED
SOME MORE STORAGE SO I'M HAPPY I
TOOK THE PLUNGE AND GOT THIS CUPBOARD!

WE GOT A LITTLE SNOW YESTERDAY AND
LAST NIGHT. WE HAD LOST MOST OF WHAT
WE GOT IN THE BIG STORM OVER A WEEK
AGO. MAKES ME WANT TO START SOME
CHRISTMAS DECORATING BUT I WILL
WAIT UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING. TOO
MANY OTHER THINGS TO GET DONE RIGHT NOW.

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI