Thursday, March 31, 2011

BIRTHDAY GIFTS & SAMPLERS IN PROGRESS

 WISHING MY BEST BUDDY KATHY A MOST WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY TODAY! WE GOT TOGETHER ON TUESDAY FOR LUNCH AND I GAVE HER THE GIFTS I MADE SO I CAN SHOW YOU NOW. THE ABOVE IS A MAGGIE B DESIGN I DID IN PN. I DREW AN OVAL AROUND IT FREEHAND SO IT'S NOT PERFECT AND THEN I DREW A LINE TO SEPARATE SO I COULD DO TWO DIFFERENT BACKGROUND COLORS. I ALSO OVER DYED THE DMC FLOSS I USED WITH TAN RIT DYE AND WALNUT INK CRYSTALS.

 YOU CAN MOSTLY SEE THE DYED FLOSS ON THE BOTTOM LIGHT BACKGROUND.  
 I ALSO GAVE HER THIS PINKEEP CALLED SARAH TOBIAS BY BLACKBIRD DESIGNS.
 THIS IS AS FAR AS I GOT ON MY HOUSE SAMPLER AND THEN I HAD TO SET IT ASIDE TO WORK ON MY UPDATE THINGS.
 THIS IS A LONG BAND SAMPLER I JUST STARTED FOR OUR BEDROOM CALLED ZILPHA C. MOSS BY PRIMITIVE THINGS. INSTEAD OF USING ALL THE COLORS CALLED FOR I'M USING JUST ONE COLOR DMC 829.
 THIS IS ANOTHER SAMPLER I STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER.  I WANTED JUST THE RIGHT BLUE SO I OVER DYED THE FLOSS.
 I STARTED WITH DMC 518 AND GOT THIS GREAT BLUE/GREEN COLOR.
I WONDERED WHY I LOVE THE COLOR SO MUCH AND THEN I REALIZED IT EXACTLY
MATCHED THE BLUE CUPBOARD IN THE DINING ROOM SO I'M CALLING THIS COLOR OLD CUPBOARD BLUE! I SHOULD SAY TOO THAT I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH TAN RIT DYE OR WALNUT INK CRYSTALS TO USE BECAUSE I DIDN'T MEASURE ANYTHING.


I'D LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO VISITED ME YESTERDAY ON MY PT UPDATE. I SO APPRECIATE EACH ONE OF YOU AND I THANK YOU MOST KINDLY FOR BUYING MY HAND~MADES. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. UNTIL NEXT TIME...LORI

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CAN'T SHOW YOU.....

WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON JUST YET!
GIFTS HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN AND I'M
FINISHING UP SOME UPDATE ITEMS.
HOPEFULLY I CAN GIVE YOU A SNEAK PEEK
OF MY UPDATE IN A FEW DAYS.
UNTIL THEN.....LORI

Sunday, March 20, 2011

~HAPPY SPRING~

WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL
FIRST DAY OF SPRING! AND A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO MY DAD AND MY DEAR FRIEND JUDY!
IT'S SNOWING LIKE CRAZY OUT RIGHT
NOW. WE'VE GOTTEN SEVERAL INCHES
SO I'M AFRAID IT DOESN'T LOOK MUCH LIKE
SPRING HERE BUT IT WON'T BE LONG
AND IT WILL ALL BE GONE. WE DID
HAVE SOME BEAUTIFUL DAYS THIS
PAST WEEK. ZOE AND I ENJOYED OUR WALKS.
TAKE CARE AND ENJOY THE DAY WHATEVER
YOUR WEATHER. UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MORE OF MY KITCHEN GATHERINGS









THOUGHT I'D SHARE A FEW MORE PICS OF MY
KITCHEN DISPLAYS. HOPE YOU ENJOY!
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI





Sunday, March 13, 2011

BIG BLACK THING

DO YOU SEE IT? THAT BIG BLACK THING IN THE KITCHEN?
YEP, WE GOT A NEW REFRIGERATOR DELIVERED
ON WEDNESDAY THIS PAST WEEK IN THE MIDST
OF A SNOWSTORM TO BOOT! I'M GETTING USED
TO IT BUT IT DOES SEEM TO SHOW UP A LOT
MORE THAN OUR OLD ONE. IT'S A LITTLE BIT
BIGGER TOO. OUR OLD ALMOND COLOR ONE WAS
27 YEARS OLD AND STARTING TO GO.
I HAD THOUGHT FOR SOME TIME WHEN
WE GET A NEW ONE I WANTED BLACK. I HAVE
A LOT OF BLACK PAINTED THINGS IN OUR
HOME SO TO ME IT WAS THE PERFECT CHOICE.
HUBBY HOWEVER WAS NONE TOO SURE!
AT ONE STORE THE SALESMAN SAID STAINLESS
WAS THE TOP SELLER AND THEN BLACK SO I
THINK THAT HELPED TO SELL HIM ON THE IDEA.
HE KNEW IT WASN'T JUST MY TASTE!! he he
LITTLE MISS ZOE HAS NOT BEEN USED TO THE
NOISE AN ICE MAKER MAKES BECAUSE OUR OLD
ONE HASN'T WORKED SINCE WE GOT HER THREE YEARS
AGO. WHEN IT FIRST STARTED MAKING ICE SHE GROWLED
A FEW TIMES. THEN IT WAS WHIPPING HER HEAD
AROUND WHEN SHE HEARD THEM GO PLUNK.
NOW I THINK SHE IS GETTING USED TO IT.

THOUGHT I'D SHARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
I'VE COLLECTED IN OUR KITCHEN.





WE GOT MORE SNOW YESTERDAY BUT IT'S
SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE 40'S FOR SEVERAL DAYS
THIS NEXT WEEK SO WE SHOULD LOSE A LOT
OF IT. IN SPITE OF THE WINTER WEATHER I'VE
BEEN SPRING CLEANING SO I CAN ENJOY
THE NICE WEATHER WHEN IT COMES. I GOT
A GOOD JUMP START BACK IN JANUARY WHEN THE
NEW CARPETING WENT IN AND WASHED SOME
WALLS DOWN WHILE THE ROOMS WERE
EMPTY. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE
A WONDERFUL DAY. TIME TO TAKE ZOE
FOR OUR WALK. SHE LOVES IT SO AND IT'S
GOOD FOR ME TOO! UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI




Thursday, March 10, 2011

PRAIRIE FLOWERS QUILT


I DID THIS PIECED AND APPLIQUED QUILT
A FEW YEARS AGO AND DECIDED I DON'T HAVE
A PLACE FOR IT. I'VE NEVER HAD IT ON
DISPLAY IN MY HOME. THE PATTERN IS
BY CHERI SAFFIOTE PAYNE.
IT MEASURES 22~3/4" X 47~1/2".
IT'S MACHINE PIECED, HAND APPLIQUED
AND HAND QUILTED. DONE IN COTTON
HOMESPUNS AND PRINTS. KINDLY ASKING
$200. PLUS TRAVEL FARE.








IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING OR
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. UNTIL
NEXT TIME......LORI


Saturday, March 5, 2011

SCHOOLHOUSE QUILT TOP


I WORKED ON MY QUILT AS MUCH AS
I COULD THIS WEEK AND FINISHED UP
THE HOUSE BLOCKS YESTERDAY MORNING. THEN
I WAS ABLE TO SEW THEM TOGETHER WITH
THE SASHING IN BETWEEN AND I DID THE
TWO BORDERS LAST NIGHT. I PROBABLY
WON'T GET IT BASTED FOR HAND QUILTING
FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR TWO. I WANT TO
GET SOME BIRTHDAY GIFTS DONE IN THE NEXT
COUPLE OF WEEKS. I ENJOYED PUTTING THE TOP
TOGETHER. I PLAN TO QUILT IT WITH DIAGONAL LINES.


THE REDS ALWAYS LOOK PINK IN MY PHOTOS
BUT THEY ARE RED! THIS BLOCK HAS
A LOT OF PIECES BUT IT GOES TOGETHER
BEAUTIFULLY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
THE PATTERN THERE IS A LINK IN MY PREVIOUS
POST. CAROLE HAS MANY NEAT PATTERNS TO CHOOSE
FROM. SHE HAS SEVERAL SMALL QUILT PATTERNS THAT
I ALSO LOVE. NOW I HOPE TO FINISH UP MY SAMPLER
IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HAVE A WONDERFUL
WEEKEND. UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI