Monday, August 29, 2011

AUGUST UPDATE PREVIEW

WELCOME, WELCOME TO MY AUGUST UPDATE
PREVIEW! SO SORRY I DIDN'T GET THE PICS ON
THIS MORNING. I HAD A HAIR APPOINTMENT
AND STILL HAD TO GET THE PICS OFF MY
CAMERA. ANYWAY HERE ARE THE GOODIES...

PUMPKIN QUILT

SUNFLOWER/CROW QUILT

PUMPKIN PINKEEPS MADE FROM ANTIQUE
TICKING AND STUFFED WITH FABRIC FOR
THE RAG STUFFED LOOK AND FEEL.

X~STITCH PINKEEPS
TOP ONE IS PART OF THE DESIGN
BY JEN I POSTED IN MY LAST POST
AND THEN I ADDED THE DATE, INITIALS
AND HOMESTEAD. THE OTHER ONE
I MADE UP USING THE HOUSE AND
BIRDS FROM THE ANTIQUE INSPIRED SAMPLER
I MADE A WHILE BACK FOR THE GUEST
BEDROOM.  BOTH FABRIC STUFFED.

PN CUPBOARD HANGER AND MAT.
BOTH DESIGNS BY KELLEY BELFAST. CUPBOARD
HANGER STUFFED WITH WOOLY SNIPPETS.

ONE OF MY HOOKED RUGS. TIME TO
HOOK MYSELF SOME NEW ONES SO I'M
OFFERING THIS ONE. HOOKED IN 8 CUTS ON
LINEN. PATTERN BY FREDERICKSBURG RUGS.
I BELIEVE THEY AREN'T IN BUSINESS ANYMORE.

HAND APPLIQUED TABLE RUNNER. PATTERN
BY JAN PATEK. LINED BUT NO FILLER AND
NOT QUILTED. 

MADE SOME MORE CHANGES IN OUR BEDROOM
SO I'M READY TO PART WITH THIS SET OF
FABRIC COVERED BOXES. THESE CIVIL WAR
REPRODUCTION FABRICS ARE OLDER ONES
AND NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE. I LOVE
THEM! ALL BROWNS WITH A LITTLE RED
IN SOME OF THEM.

ANTIQUE CHILD SIZE SINGER SEWING MACHINE.


PUNCHED TIN LANTERN. 

I MIGHT HAVE A FEW MORE FALL THINGS
TO OFFER IN SEPTEMBER IF ALL GOES WELL.

FOR NOW I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU
JOIN ME FOR MY UPDATE THIS WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 31ST AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME
ON MY PICTURETRAIL FOR MY AUGUST UPDATE.
AS ALWAYS, I'LL HAVE THE ITEMS FOR SALE ALBUM
CLOSED UNTIL 9 AM ON WED. SO I CAN PREPARE.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

REMEMBER THIS?

I STITCHED IT LAST FALL AND
NEVER GOT IT FRAMED. I HAD TO HAVE
MY FRIEND BILL MAKE ME A FRAME
FOR IT AND I FINALLY PAINTED THE FRAME
THIS SUMMER WHEN I WAS PAINTING SOME
FOR THE SAMPLERS I MADE FOR IN
OUR BEDROOM. I'VE BEEN
MEANING TO FRAME IT ALL SUMMER.
FALL IS FAST APPROACHING SO I THOUGHT
I HAD BETTER GET TO IT!
THE DESIGN IS CALLED AUTUMN IN GRUNDY CO TN
BY JENNIFER TAYLOR~GASS.

PLEASE CHECK BACK ON MONDAY
FOR FULL PICS OF MY UPDATE OFFERINGS.
I'LL GIVE YOU MORE INFO ABOUT THE
UPDATE THEN. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A FLOWER IN BLOOM

THIS IS A NEAT FLOWERING PLANT MY SISTER
LOIS GAVE ME FROM HER GARDENS.
IT'S CALLED LIGULARIA I BELIEVE.
I THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO SEE HOW IT OPENS UP.
IT'S PRETTY COOL!
ABOVE IS ONE OF THE PODS.

THE POD FALLS AWAY AND THE SPRAY OF
 FLOWERS POP OUT.

THERE ARE SEVERAL FLOWERS IN EACH POD.

THEY ARE A PRETTY YELLOW.


I'M WORKING HARD ON FINISHING
UP MY UPDATE ITEMS. I'LL HAVE MORE
INFO AND PICS BY MONDAY.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TUESDAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A LITTLE PEEK

HERE'S A LITTLE PEEK AT MORE OF
WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR MY
NEXT UPDATE. I'LL SHOW FULL PICS OF
EVERYTHING SOON, I PROMISE!



I'M HOPING TO FINISH UP EVERYTHING
THIS WEEK SO I CAN DO THE UPDATE
NEXT WEEK. PLEASE CHECK BACK
HERE ON MY BLOG FOR MORE INFO
ABOUT MY UPDATE LATER THIS WEEK.

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY EVERYONE!
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, August 15, 2011

SWAP GOODIES FROM PAM

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY I HAD TODAY!
THIS GOODIE BOX FROM MY FRIEND PAM CAME
TODAY FULL TO THE BRIM WITH SPECIAL THINGS.
WE ARE HAVING AN ANNIVERSARY SWAP IN
MY EBAY GROUP AN AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GATHERING
AND PAM GOT MY NAME. LUCKY, LUCKY ME!!!

ZOE GAVE IT HER SNIFF OF APPROVAL!
JUST LOOK AT ALL THE PACKAGES TO OPEN!

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT PAM SENT ME ALL
OF THESE GREAT TREASURES?!

HERE ARE THE HAND~MADES BY PAM.
A LITTLE PUNKIN PINKEEP WITH WOOL PUNKIN.

A PUNCH NEEDLE CROW/SUNFLOWER
PINKEEP. WE WERE TO MAKE THREE BOWL
FILLERS OR PINKEEPS WITH ONE HAVING A
SUNFLOWER ON IT. LOOK HOW NICE IT
LOOKS ON MY MUSTARD BOX. I THINK
IT'S FOUND A HOME HERE!

A WONDERFUL X-STITCH PINKEEP.
IT HAS A POCKET ON THE BACK WITH
A DARLING PAIR OF SCISSORS TUCKED INSIDE.


A HAPPY JACK HOOKED PINKEEP.

AND EVEN SOME TREATS FOR MY ZOE GIRL!!
SHE LOVED THIS ONE PAM!! SEE HOW SHE'S
SITTING PRETTY FOR IT?

THANK YOU PAM FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY
HEART FOR ALL THE HAND~MADES AND OTHER
GOODIES. IT WAS LIKE  CHRISTMAS OPENING
AND SAVORING EACH GIFT. I APPRECIATE YOUR
THOUGHTFULNESS SO VERY MUCH. PAM IS ihook2 ON EBAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A LITTLE TEASE AND OTHER STUFF

OK, I'M GOING TO BE MEAN AND JUST SHOW
YOU SOME LITTLE GLIMPSES OF SOME THINGS
I'M WORKING ON FOR MY NEXT UPDATE.




YESTERDAY BRIAN, ZOE AND I WENT TO
APPLETON, WI FOR THE DAY. MY CAR
NEEDED SOMETHING LOOKED AT. SO I GOT
TO GO TO TWO OF MY FAVORITE SHOPS.
FIRST UP WAS A SIMPLER TIME WHERE I
BOUGHT THIS CANDLE HOLDER. I WAS
THINKING IT WOULD GO IN THE LIVING ROOM
BUT THE HOOK IN THE CEILING WASN'T OUT
FAR ENOUGH. THE HOOK IN THE GUEST
BEDROOM WAS SO THAT'S WHERE IT IS.
I LIKE IT THERE THO.

PURCHASED THESE COTTONS AT PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS
QUILT SHOP. I HAVE SOME DOLL DRESSES IN MIND
FOR THE TWO PRINTS.

PICKED UP THE LATEST COPY OF JUDY CONDON'S
SERIES. SO FAR I'VE ONLY HAD TIME TO GLANCE
THRU IT BUT IT LOOKS GOOD.

THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO SEE WHERE I PUT
THE DARLING LITTLE HORSE MAT FROM
MY FRIEND JUDY. IT'S ON AN OLD DESK
IN THE GUEST BEDROOM.

I HAVE TO GET THE LAUNDRY CAUGHT UP AND
GET BACK TO MY UPDATE THINGS. I HAVEN'T
HOOKED ON MY RUG SINCE I SHOWED
THE PICTURE ON MY LAST POST. HOPEFULLY
I'LL GET A BIT MORE DONE ON IT THIS WEEK.
IT SEEMS LIKE ONCE YOU ARE HALFWAY
IT GOES A LOT FASTER! THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR ALL THE NICE COMMENTS ABOUT THE RUG
AND FLOWERS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MY RUG AND MORE FLOWER PICS

SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO SHOW
MY RUG BUT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON SOME
UPDATE ITEMS IN BETWEEN SO IT'S GOING SLOWLY.
ANYWAY, THIS IS HOW FAR ALONG  I AM
BUT IT'S A VERY LOOONNNGGGG RUG
SO IT WILL BE A WHILE BEFORE IT'S DONE.
IT'S DARKER AND MUTED BUT THAT'S WHAT I
INTENDED SO I'M LIKING IT SO FAR. I DON'T
THINK MY WOOLY WORMS ARE GOING DOWN 
A BIT THO!! 
SOME BROWN EYED SUSIE'S OUT BY THE SHED.
I BROUGHT SOME HOME FROM MY DAD'S GARDEN
LAST SUMMER AND THEY HAVE TAKEN OFF NICELY.
THE CROWS ARE HEAVY METAL. MY SISTER LOIS
HAD HER FRIEND MAKE THEM FOR ME FOR
A B~DAY GIFT LAST YEAR AND I LOVE THEM.
TWO OF THE OLD WINDOWS ARE BROKEN IN THE
SHED ON THIS SIDE. THEY'VE BEEN THAT WAY FOR
YEARS SINCE OUR SON WAS YOUNG AND HAD
A BB GUN. YOU GET THE IDEA!

PURPLE CONE FLOWERS ARE JUST STARTING
TO OPEN.

IN THE FRONT GARDEN BED ALONG THE FRONT
OF THE HOUSE. I NEED TO PLANT MORE FLOWERS
HERE. I HAVE SOME HOLLYHOCK SEEDS 
FROM MY FRIEND SHERRY
SHE SENT ME LAST YEAR SO I HAVE TO GET
THEM IN THE GROUND.

IT'S PRETTY BARE RIGHT NOW

PETUNIA'S IN A BARREL PLANTER BY THE BACK STEPS.


I'LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE PEEK AT SOME THINGS
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR MY UPDATE
BUT NOT JUST YET! CHECK BACK IN
A FEW DAYS.  UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FLOWERS, GIFTS AND FABRICS

JUST A FEW SHOTS OF VIGNETTE'S
ON OUR BACK DECK.



ABOVE ARE THE SPECIAL GIFTS MY FRIEND
JUDY GAVE ME WHEN SHE CAME TO VISIT LAST
WEEK. SHE HOOKED THE SMALL HORSE
RUG FOR ME. THE HORSE SHAPE WAS INSPIRED BY
AN ANTIQUE RUG. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!
SHE ALSO GAVE ME THE ANTIQUE WICK TRIMMERS
AND FOUR FAT QUARTERS OF YUMMY COTTONS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH JUDY. I SO ENJOYED OUR
DAY TOGETHER AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I
APPRECIATE YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

LAST SATURDAY I MET ROBIN OF THE CRANKY CROW
IN WISCONSIN TO DELIVER THE LITTLE WINDSOR CHAIR
TO HER. THANK YOU ROBIN! WHILE OVER THAT WAY
I DROPPED INTO THE QUILT COTTAGE QUILT SHOP
IN HAZELHURST AND BOUGHT THESE WONDERFUL
CHOCOLATE COTTONS. I FEEL A BLUE, BROWN AND TAN
QUILT COMING ON BUT NOT SURE YET WHAT
PATTERN I WILL DO. SOMETHING TRADITIONAL PROBABLY.

SOPHRONIA WAS MAILED TO ROBIN YESTERDAY
SO SHE IS ON HER WAY TO HER FOREVER HOME!

IVE BEEN HOOKING SOME ON A LONG
GEOMETRIC RUG FOR OUR BEDROOM. WHEN I GET
A BIT MORE HOOKED I'LL SHOW YOU. MAYBE THIS
WEEKEND. ALSO BEEN WORKING ON SOME
FUN FALL THINGS FOR MY NEXT UPDATE.
I'M THINKING OF HAVING AN EARLY FALL UPDATE
IN AUGUST AND A FEW MORE THINGS TO OFFER
FOR FALL IN SEPTEMBER IF I CAN GET ENOUGH DONE.

IT'S POURING RAIN HERE TODAY BUT WE NEED IT.
IT'S NOT HOT BUT MUGGY SO I STILL HAVE THE A/C ON.
THINK I'LL GO HOOK ON MY RUG FOR A BIT.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE.
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI