Monday, October 31, 2011

NOVEMBER UPDATE

HERE ARE MY NEWEST OFFERINGS!



TWO HAND CARVED WOOD SANTA'S
BY LOCAL ARTISAN'S. VERY WELL DONE
I MIGHT ADD.

TWO PAIR OF OLD CHILD SIZE BUTTON SHOES.

PINKEEP INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER.

TWO LITTLE REPRO SHEEP.

LONG PINKEEP IN SCHOOL GIRL SAMPLER STYLE.
BIBLE VERSE ON BOTTOM SAYS:
BE NOT FORGETFUL TO ENTERTAIN STRANGERS,
FOR THEREBY SOME HAVE ENTERTAINED ANGELS UNAWARES.

BACK OF LONG PINKEEP.

BETTINA, A NEW DOLL CREATED ESPECIALLY
FOR MY DEAR FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN UPON HER
REQUEST. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN TINA'S RECENT WRITE UP
ON HER BLOG. THANK YOU SO MUCH TINA!!
I'VE NAMED HER BETTINA AS IT'S AN OLD NAME AND
BEFITTING TO HONOR MY FRIEND TINA SINCE SHE HAS
THE VERY FIRST ONE!

BETTINA'S PENCIL DRAWN FACE.
SHE IS RAG STUFFED.

HER LITTLE POCKET AND HAND STITCHED FINGERS.

THESE SWEET ANGELS ARE A NEW DESIGN.
THEY ARE COTTON STUFFED WITH PENCIL
DRAWN FACES. THEY HAVE ANTIQUE TICKING
IN RED AND TAN FOR THE FRONT OF THEIR WINGS.

HERE'S THE BACK OF THEIR WINGS.
AREN'T THEY FUN?!

SWEET LITTLE FACES. THE NOSE IS STITCHED
AND THE REST PENCIL DRAWN.

THIS IS WHAT I DID WITH THE COOKIE CUTTER
INSPIRATION! LOVE HOW THESE ALL CAME OUT.
THEY ARE MADE OF LINEN AND COTTON STUFFED.
REALLY NICELY AGED. YOU CAN'T TELL HOW
NICE FROM THE PHOTO'S. I'VE DONE THEM
IN REVERSE JUST FOR FUN.

OLD COLONIAL BOOT WITH
NOEL STITCHED ON IT.

LADY WITH HOMESPUN APRON
AND TINY STITCHED FACES.

THIS IS A QUILT TOP I'M CURRENTLY HAND
QUILTING FOR THE UPDATE. I SHOULD HAVE
IT DONE IN TIME. :) SWEET LITTLE APPLIQUED
ANGELS FROM A BOOK BY JAN PATEK
PUT TOGETHER IN MY OWN WAY WITH A
PIECED STAR BLOCK IN THE CENTER. A NICE
SIZE RUNNER FOR A TABLE OR CUPBOARD.

AND THIS HOOKED RUG I DID A FEW YEARS AGO.
SNOWMEN DESIGNS BY MY DEAR FRIEND
KELLEY BELFAST. WHEN I CAN HOOK
AGAIN I'D LIKE TO DO SOME OTHERS I HAVE YET
TO HOOK SO I'M WILLING TO PART WITH THIS ONE.

THE QUILT ON THE WALL BEHIND THE GOODS IS
NOT FOR SALE.

THE UPDATE WILL BE THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME. I'LL POST A LITTLE REMINDER HERE
WHEN I'M OPEN. I'LL BE CLOSING DOWN MY PICTURE TRAIL
ITEMS FOR SALE ALBUM UNTIL THEN SO I CAN PREPARE.
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME ON WEDNESDAY.
LORI

Thursday, October 27, 2011

TEASING YOU!

HERE'S A LITTLE TEASE OF THINGS
TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE SOON. I'M HOPING
TO DO MY UPDATE NEXT WEEK AND A PREVIEW
HERE ON MY  BLOG ON MONDAY. PLEASE
CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFO.

ZOE SAYS THANK YOU VERY MUCH
FOR ALL THE LOVELY BIRTHDAY WISHES!

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOE....

TODAY IS OUR LITTLE FUR BABY ZOE'S
4TH BIRTHDAY! I'M AFRAID SHE WASN'T
UP TO A PHOTO SHOOT THIS MORNING THO.
SHE JUST WANTED TO TAKE HER MORNING
NAP SO THIS IS AS GOOD AS I COULD GET!

BRINGING HER HOME. SHE IS A SNORKIE...
HALF SCHNAUZER, HALF YORKIE.
SHE WEIGHED 3-4 LBS. WHEN WE BROUGHT
HER HOME AT 8 WEEKS. SHE'S A LITTLE OVER
9 LBS NOW.

HER FIRST MEAL. LOOK AT HOW LITTLE
SHE IS COMPARED TO BRIAN'S HAND.

SHE LOVED THE SNOW FROM THE GET-GO!

MADE HERSELF RIGHT AT HOME ON MY HOOKED
RUGS AND NEVER CHEWED OR WENT POTTY ON ANY.
SUCH A SWEET LITTLE GIRL. SHE HAS BEEN
SUCH A GREAT BLESSING TO BRIAN AND I.
EVEN ON DAYS WHEN THINGS DON'T GO
RIGHT OR YOU DON'T FEEL WELL SHE IS RIGHT
THERE WITH HER LITTLE STUBBY TAIL WAGGING
AND KISSES TO CHEER YOU AND LOVE YOU
 NO MATTER WHAT. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO OUR LITTLE BLESSING.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SWAPPING WITH A FRIEND

MY FRIEND JULIE FROM PRIMITIVE HEARTSTRINGS
BLOG AND I DID A SWAP AND MY
WONDERFUL BOX CAME TODAY. ZOE IS GIVING MY
GIFTS HER SNIFF OF APPROVAL AS SHE LIKES TO DO!

JULIE SENT ME TWO OF HER WONDERFUL
WONDERFUL PRAIRIE CLOTH PUMPKINS.
OH LET ME JUST SAY JULIE'S WORK IS SOME
OF THE BEST I'VE SEEN! HER ATTENTION TO DETAIL
AND WORKMANSHIP IS PHENOMENAL. AND THEY
SMELL YUMMY TOO!!  THEY FIT INTO OUR
HOME AND FALL DECOR JUST PERFECTLY.

JUST LOOK AT THE SWEET TAGS....

AND THE SPECIAL INSCRIPTION ON THE OTHER
SIDE FOR ME! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
DEAR JULIE FOR THESE SPECIAL GIFTS. I WILL
TREASURE THEM FOREVERMORE.

JULIE HAS SEVERAL WONDERFUL FALL GOODS FOR
SALE RIGHT NOW THAT YOU CAN GET TO
THRU HER BLOG. JUST CLICK ON THE LINK WITH
HER NAME ABOVE TO GET TO HER BLOG.
HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR DAY. I SURE AM!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, October 20, 2011

UPDATE OF JUDY'S HOUSE

YOU MAY REMEMBER ABOUT A YEAR AGO
I SHOWED YOU MY FRIEND JUDY'S HOUSE.
SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE WORKED HARD
THIS SUMMER PUTTING ON NEW SIDING,
WINDOWS, NEW LIGHT BY THE FRONT DOOR
 AND ADDING THIS WONDERFUL PORCH
ALONG THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. I JUST LOVE IT!
IT CHANGES THE WHOLE LOOK OF THE FRONT.


ON THE FRONT PORCH...A COZY SPOT TO SIT


THIS IS ON A TABLE...LOVE IT!

A SETTLE MADE FROM BARN WOOD.
JUDY IS STILL PLAYING WITH THE PORCH
SO I'M SURE SHE WILL CHANGE IT UP OVER
TIME BUT I THINK IT LOOKS PERFECT!

A CORNER IN THE LIVING ROOM.

A BOWL OF GOURDS ON THE CHEST IN FRONT
OF THE COUCH
THIS IS A NEW ANTIQUE PIE SAFE JUDY FOUND THIS PAST
SUMMER. IT'S PAINTED A SORT OF GREY/BLUE
COLOR AND REALLY A NEAT PIECE. SHE
HAS LOTS OF OLD BROWN CROCKERY AND
ANTIQUE TIN CANDLE MOLDS INSIDE.

A NEWLY ACQUIRED STACK OF PANTRY'S AND
A MEASURE.

SOME BROWN PUNKINS AND ANOTHER OLD MEASURE

IN A CUPBOARD IN THE DINING AREA...
REPRO REDWARE, ANTIQUE WICK TRIMMERS
OLD TIN CANDLE HOLDER
AND A HOOKED RUG BY JUDY.

A BENCH IN THE HALLWAY.
I ESPECIALLY LOVE HOW THIS LOOKS!
OLD CHEST ON BENCH AND LOTS
OF MEASURES AND PANTRY BOXES
STACKED ON TOP.

SAMPLERS AND STITCHERIES ON THE WALL

JUDY ALSO FOUND THIS NEAT CUPBOARD SINCE
I TOOK PICS LAST. ISN'T IT GREAT FOR HER
BUCKETS? THIS IS IN ONE OF THE BEDROOMS.


IN THE MASTER BEDROOM.


ZOE AND I HIT THE ROAD ON TUESDAY.
I HAD TO PICK UP A FEW THINGS AT A
WONDERFUL ORGANIC FOOD COOP
90 MILES FROM US AND
DO A BIT OF OTHER SHOPPING AND SINCE
WE WERE GOING RIGHT BY JUDY'S I POPPED
IN FOR A FEW MINUTES. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED
THE PICTURES. JUDY, WHEN YOU READ THIS...
IT LOOKS FINE AND EVEN IF THE COLORS
ARE NOT QUITE AS THEY ARE IN PERSON I
KNOW EVERYONE IS ENJOYING SEEING
SOME OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL, PRIMITIVE HOME!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, October 17, 2011

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL INSPIRE CREATIVITY

I'M WORKING ON SOME NEW CHRISTMAS
DESIGNS TO OFFER SOON. I'VE BEEN INSPIRED
BY THESE ANTIQUE COOKIE CUTTERS IN MY
COLLECTION. CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU
WHAT I'M UP TO BUT I HAVE LOTS OF WORK
TO DO YET SO IT WILL BE A WEEK OR TWO.
YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL INSPIRE YOU
SO LOOK AROUND AND BE INSPIRED BY
THE THINGS IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, October 14, 2011

SWEET BLOGGING FRIENDS

'
THIS WEEK I RECEIVED A BOX FULL OF BLACK
WALNUTS FROM LAUREN AND THIS WONDERFUL
NECKLACE SHE MADE!  I LOVE IT!! THANK YOU
SO VERY MUCH LAUREN! LAUREN'S BLOG IS
RUGS AND PUGS. I KNOW SHE HAD SEVERAL SPOON
NECKLACES FOR SALE WITH DIFFERENT
SAYINGS ON THEM SO IF YOU WANT ONE
JUST EMAIL HER.

I ALSO RECEIVED SOME DRIED SUNFLOWERS
FROM PAM AT BASKETS~N~PRIMS
SHE DRIED THEM
 FROM HER HARVEST. THANK YOU SO MUCH
PAM. AND I HOPE THAT ARM IS HEALING WELL!
PAM OFFERS BEAUTIFUL HAND~MADE PRIMS
FOR SALE.
IF YOU HAVEN'T CHECKED OUT HER BLOG
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK.

THIS IS A BUNCH OF SMALLER SUNFLOWERS
FROM PAM.

IT'S SO HEARTWARMING TO KNOW THERE
ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL, GIVING BLOGGING FRIENDS
OUT THERE THAT ARE WILLING TO SHARE WITH
OTHERS. THANK YOU GIRLS FOR YOUR
GENEROUS SPIRITS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI