Monday, January 31, 2011

SOME FUN PICS....


MY FRIEND STEPHANIE HABER OF OLD COLONY PRIMITIVES
MADE THIS AWESOME PINKEEP FOR ME! I THINK
IT'S A LORI BRECHLIN DESIGN. I JUST LOVE
IT AND IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING MADE
BY HER HANDS! IT SITS ON THE LAP OF MY
LARGEST ANTIQUE BEAR.


I THINK HE LOVES HOLDING IT!


I MADE ANOTHER BROWN BONNET TO
ADD TO MY BONNET DISPLAY IN THE
LIVING ROOM THE OTHER DAY. I NORMALLY
LIKE ODD NUMBERS IN COLLECTIONS
BUT I JUST FELT I NEEDED ANOTHER LARGER
BONNET HERE.


IT'S THE ONE ON THE FAR RIGHT. SOME OF
YOU MAY REMEMBER THE NEAT BROWN COTTONS I
BOUGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT A PRIMITIVE GATHERING
QUILT SHOP. I USED THE ONE WITH THE LITTLE DOTS.
IT'S A NICE SOFT BROWN.

I DUG OUT THE FOLKY APPLIQUED STAR
QUILT I HAD STARTED TO HAND QUILT
LAST SPRING AND HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THAT.
I HOPE TO GET IT DONE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF
WEEKS. I AM OVER HALF DONE WITH THE HAND
QUILTING. I AM CONSIDERING HANGING IT
IN THE HALLWAY FOR A CHANGE THERE. I'VE
ALSO BEEN DOING ANOTHER SAMPLER FOR
THE GUEST BEDROOM. I HOPE TO HAVE MORE TO
SHOW IN THE NEAR FUTURE SO COME BACK AND
VISIT. UNTIL THEN.....LORI

Friday, January 28, 2011

LUCINDA SAMPLER FINISHED


I AGED THE LUCINDA SAMPLER THIS MORNING.
I HAVE TO GET SOME FOAM CORE AND ORDER
A PINE FRAME FROM MY FRIEND BILL. IT'S AN UNUSUAL
SIZE SO I WILL GET AN UNFINISHED FRAME FROM BILL
AND PAINT IT.  I AM HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT.


MY EBAY GROUP AAPG HAD A WINTER CHEER SWAP.
THESE ARE THE WONDERFUL ITEMS GIFTED TO ME
BY KATHY (woolfind ON EBAY)
THAT ARRIVED YESTERDAY. REBECCA (goodwool ON EBAY) 
DREW UP SEVERAL PATTERNS
WITH THE THEME SIMPLIFY AND WE COULD PICK
WHICHEVER ONE WE WANTED FOR OUR RECIPIENT.
KATHY STITCHED WOOL APPLIQUE FLOWERS
AND DID SOME X-STITCH FOR MINE.  THANK YOU
KATHY FOR ALL OF THE GOODIES!


HERE IS A CLOSE LOOK AT MY LITTLE PINKEEP
FROM KATHY STITCHED ON PRAIRIE CLOTH.


I HAD PAM'S NAME (ihook2 ON EBAY)
AND THESE ARE THE HAND~MADES I DID
FOR HER.  PAM LOVES TO DECORATE WITH
BLACK AND MUSTARD AND SHE COLLECTS
REDWARE (HMMM, A KINDRED SPIRIT)
SO I USED THOSE COLORS IN MY GIFTS.
THE SIMPLIFY PINKEEP IS A FREEBIE
PATTERN BY PRIMITIVEBETTY'S.


I'VE STARTED THE LAST OF MY NEW GROUPING
OF SAMPLERS FOR THE BEDROOM.  IT'S A
STACY NASH PATTERN.  I HOPE TO
HAVE SOME PROGRESS TO SHOW YOU IN
A COUPLE OF DAYS.  HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
UNTIL NEXT TIME...LORI


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SAMPLER PROGRESS



I'M MAKING PROGRESS ON MY LUCINDA SAMPLER!


I LOVE BIRDS AND HOUSES ON MY SAMPLERS.
I'M USING AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER I SAW ONLINE
FOR INSPIRATION FOR THIS ONE.  I'VE ADDED A
FEW OF MY OWN IDEAS HERE AND THERE BUT LOVED
THE ORIGINAL SO MUCH I'M TRYING TO USE MOST OF IT.
I HAD NOT SEEN AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER WHERE THE
HOUSES ARE NOT FILLED IN AND I LIKE IT!
I HOPE TO FINISH THE STITCHING IN THE NEXT
DAY OR SO. HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!
 LORI

Sunday, January 23, 2011

STILL STITCHING......


AND ENJOYING IT!!!  AS YOU CAN SEE I'VE
FRAMED THE CELIA BROWN SAMPLER AND I'VE
STARTED THE NEXT IN MY NEW GROUPING OF THREE.
IT IS ALSO INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER.
IT'S GOING WELL.  I MAY HAVE TO SPECIAL
ORDER A FRAME FOR THIS ONE FROM MY FRIEND
BILL AS IT WILL BE AN UNUSUAL SIZE WHEN DONE.
WE SHALL SEE!


I PLAYED AROUND WITH THE SHELF IN THE
BACK ENTRY AND CHANGED UP A FEW SMALL
THINGS.  I WAS READY FOR A LITTLE CHANGE.
I ADDED THE STACK OF PANTRY BOXES ON TOP
AND THE OLD RUSTY HOG SCRAPER AND RUSTY
HEART COOKIE CUTTERS ON THE BOTTOM.



STAY WARM!  WE HAD -21 THIS MORNING.
BACK TO MY STITCHING.  I HOPE TO HAVE MORE
TO SHOW YOU VERY SOON!  THANK YOU
FOR THE WELL WISHES ON THE ECZEMA.  I'M
HAPPY TO REPORT IT IS MUCH BETTER SO THE
TREATMENT IS WORKING.  UNTIL NEXT TIME.....
LORI

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SWEET LITTLE SAMPLER


I LOVE THIS SMALL SAMPLER! IT MEASURES
ABOUT SIX INCHES AND WAS INSPIRED BY
AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER. I HAVE THE PERFECT
SIZE FRAME THAT I JUST NEED TO PAINT AND
THEN IT WILL BE READY TO PUT TOGETHER.
I'VE AGED IT SO IT'S GOOD TO GO! IT WILL
GO IN THE BLUE/BROWN GUEST BEDROOM. 
I HAVE PLANS FOR TWO MORE WITH BLUE
IN THEM TO CHANGE UP THE ONES I HAVE
ON THE WALL NEXT TO THE LITTLE DRESSES. I
WANT ALL THE SAMPLERS IN THAT BEDROOM
TO HAVE BLUE IN THEM. I'LL SHOW MY PROGRESS
ON THE OTHERS WHEN I GET THEM GOING. HOPEFULLY
SOON. I HAVE A BAD CASE OF ECZEMA RIGHT NOW
AND AM TRYING TO DO THINGS THAT WON'T IRRITATE
IT. WOOL IS NOT GOOD FOR IT SO NO RUG
HOOKING FOR NOW (BOO HOO!) BUT I AM
HOPING IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO BE ABLE TO GET
BACK TO IT.  I HAVE A NICE BIG RUG
STARTED FOR THE GUEST BEDROOM AND
WHEN I GET THE SAMPLERS AND THAT RUG
DONE I THINK I WILL FINALLY HAVE THE ROOM
THE WAY I HAVE ENVISIONED IT.

I'D LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO VISITED ME FOR MY
UPDATE THIS WEEK. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH
FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS AND SUPPORT.
IF YOU SEE ANYTHING YOU HAVE A QUESTION
ABOUT JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DOLLS TO DRESS....


I AGED THESE DOLLS THIS MORNING. I WILL
HAVE THEM DRESSED AND READY FOR MY JANUARY
UPDATE COMING SOON. I'LL GIVE YOU A SNEAK PEEK
AND HAVE MORE INFO ON MY BLOG IN A DAY
OR TWO SO PLEASE CHECK BACK. TILL THEN....LORI

Sunday, January 9, 2011

PUNCH NEEDLE HEARTS MAT


THIS IS A PN MAT I'LL BE OFFERING
ON MY JANUARY UPDATE. IT'S IN
PROGRESS BUT I HOPE TO FINISH
IT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD ON THE ITEMS
I GAVE YOU A PEEK AT EARLIER AND
AM MAKING GOOD PROGRESS AT
FINISHING THOSE UP. UNTIL NEXT TIME...
LORI

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HERE WE GO AGAIN.....


YEP, MORE NEW CARPETING WAS INSTALLED YESTERDAY!
WE HAD DECIDED AFTER SEEING THE NEW BEDROOM
CARPETING THAT WE LIKED IT SO MUCH
WE WOULD HAVE THE SAME THING
INSTALLED IN THE LIVING ROOM AND
HALLWAY. PLUS THE OLD STUFF WAS GOING ON
15 YEARS OLD AND IT LOOKED TERRIBLE
IN THE HALLWAY WHERE IT RAN INTO OUR
NEW BEDROOM CARPETING.
SO WE MOVED EVERYTHING OUT ON MONDAY
AND TUESDAY AND THE NEW CARPET
WAS PUT IN ON WEDNESDAY. NOW I
HAVE TO TELL YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T
TRIED THOSE FURNITURE MOVING THINGIES,
YOU SHOULD NEXT TIME YOU NEED TO MOVE
SOMETHING BIG! BRIAN GOT SOME AT WALMART
AND THEY ARE VERY INEXPENSIVE. I WAS GOING
TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THEM BUT FORGOT!
ANYWAY, YOU CAN SLIDE ANYTHING ON CARPETING
WITH THOSE THINGS.  I HAVE FOUR BIG CUPBOARDS
IN THE LIVING ROOM AND IT WAS SO EASY TO MOVE THEM.


THE HALLWAY BEFORE. IT'S HARD TO TELL
CUZ IT WAS STILL DARK OUT WHEN I
TOOK THIS PIC BUT YOU CAN KINDA SEE
THE LINE WHERE THE GREY( WAS GREY
CARPETING WHEN NEW AND TURNED BLUE
OVER TIME) TOUCHES OUR NEW BEDROOM
CARPETING. EEWWWWW!


HALLWAY AFTER. AHHHHH YES, THAT'S BETTER! 


LIVING ROOM BEFORE. MORE EEWWWW!


LIVING ROOM AFTER. BRIAN HAD TO TAKE THE FLOOR
MOLDING OFF BECAUSE WE HAD ADDED THAT
AFTER THE OLD CARPETING WAS PUT IN.
HE HADN'T USED MANY NAILS SO IT WAS EASY
TO POP OFF AND PUT BACK UP.  HE DID THAT FIRST
THING WHEN HE GOT HOME LAST NIGHT AND THEN WE
STARTED MOVING THE CUPBOARDS BACK IN.



I LOVE HOW MY RUGS POP OFF THE NEW TAUPE
COLORED CARPETING.


SORRY THIS IS A BIT DARK BUT YOU
CAN SEE THE LIVING ROOM TOGETHER AGAIN.
I STILL HAVE TO PUT MY RUG HOOKING WOOL
BACK IN THE SCREENED PIE SAFE AND
 MY COTTONS IN THE PIESAFE IN THE HALLWAY.

SO THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO! I'VE BEEN TRYING
TO KEEP AT MY UPDATE OFFERINGS AS WELL AND
HOPE TO BE FINISHING UP QUITE A FEW THINGS
THE NEXT FEW DAYS. STILL HAVE MORE I'D
LIKE TO MAKE THO. UNTIL NEXT TIME....
LORI

Monday, January 3, 2011

IN THE WORKS....


I'VE BEEN WORKING ON A FEW
NEW ITEMS FOR AN UPDATE
LATER THIS MONTH. I HAVE YET
TO MAKE THEM INTO WHAT THEY WILL
BE BUT THOUGHT I'D GIVE YOU
A LITTLE PEEK. 


I HOPE TO MAKE SOME DOLLS AND
MAYBE A COUPLE OF HOOKED MATS
PLUS ONE MORE PUNCH NEEDLE
PROJECT. I'LL LET
YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE
TIME FOR MY UPDATE IN A WEEK OR TWO.
 HAVE A SUPER MONDAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI