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

Friday, November 18, 2011

A FEW MORE ITEMS ADDED









I'VE ADDED A FEW MORE GENTLY USED ITEMS
FOR SALE ON MY PICTURETRAIL. IF ANYTHING
TICKLES YOU FANCY JUST SHOOT ME AN EMAIL.
ALL THE INFO IS ON MY PT. THANKS SO MUCH.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
I CAN'T BELIEVE THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK!!
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NEW ITEMS ADDED TO MY PICTURETRAIL











JUST ADDED ALL THESE GENTLY USED ITEMS
FROM OUR HOME TO MY FOR SALE
ALBUM ON MY PICTURETRAIL. ALL THE INFO
IS ON THERE FOR EACH ITEM. IF YOU WOULD
LIKE TO PURCHASE ANYTHING JUST EMAIL ME.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, November 14, 2011

A GATHERING ON THE PRAIRIE

I WENT TO A GATHERING ON THE PRAIRIE
PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES SHOW IN ARTHUR, IL
THIS PAST WEEKEND WITH MY FRIEND TINA AND HER
HUSBAND JOHN TO HELP HER IN HER BOOTH.
SHE WAS SELLING HER CHRISTMAS BOOK THERE.
WE HAD THE BEST TIME! NEITHER ONE OF US
HAD EVER BEEN TO THAT SHOW AND WHEN
WE WALKED IN AND SAW BOOTH AFTER BOOTH
OF PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES OUR HEARTS BEGAN TO
BEAT FASTER AND WE WERE OVERWHELMED TO SAY
THE LEAST! I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY WONDERFUL
PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES IN ONE PLACE BEFORE!! WE HAD ABOUT AN
HOUR TO SHOP BEFORE THE DOORS WERE OPENED
SO I DID SOME MAJOR POWER SHOPPING. I WAS
SO BUSY SHOPPING I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO TAKE MANY
PICTURES BUT TINA MAY HAVE MORE I CAN SHOW
YOU AT A LATER DATE.


THIS LOVELY LADY IS DARLENE LESICKO.
DARLENE VENDS AT THE SHOW AND HER HOME
IS IN TINA'S BOOK. IN FACT HER HOME GRACES
THE COVER! DARLENE AND HER DAUGHTER ARE
THE SWEETEST. IT WAS SO NICE TO MEET THEM.

THESE ARE THE GOODS I BOUGHT AT
THE SHOW. I'M STILL PLACING
SOME OF THEM. I MADE A LIST
AND STUCK TO IT PRETTY GOOD EXCEPT
FOR THE CUPBOARD! BUT I DID NEED
SOME STORAGE FOR SOME OF MY QUILTS
SO IT WILL WORK OUT GREAT. IT'S ALMOST
THE SAME COLOR AS THE BIG BLUE/GREEN
CUPBOARD IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER
OF THE LIVING ROOM SO THEY LOOK
GOOD IN THE ROOM TOGETHER. BY THE WAY...
IT'S THE CUPBOARD IN THE BOOTH IN
THE FIRST PICTURE! I KEPT LOOKING AT
IT AND KNEW I HAD TO MAKE UP MY MIND
BEFORE SOMEONE NABBED IT. BOY, AM
I GLAD I DID!! 

SOME CLOSE UPS OF MY ANTIQUE PURCHASES.


THIS IS HOW I HAVE THE CUPBOARD DISPLAYED.
I MADE THE QUILT YEARS AGO AND I LOVE HOW
IT LOOKS WITH THE CUPBOARD. THE LITTLE KITTY
RUG TOO!

A LARGE MOUSE HOLE IN THE FRONT OF THE CUPBOARD.
THERE ARE TWO MORE GOOD SIZED ONES ON THE
BOTTOM BACK. GIVES IT MORE CHARACTER!

THIS BUCKET BENCH WAS WHERE THE CUPBOARD
IS. I MOVED IT INTO THE GUEST BEDROOM AND I
THINK BECAUSE IT'S BROWN PAINT IT LOOKS
BETTER IN HERE. 

MY SHORTER HOG SCRAPER CANDLE STICK
WITH A TALLER ONE I HAD.

THE BOWLS IN THE TOP OF MY CUPBOARD.

THE LITTLE RED DRESS ALONG WITH ANOTHER
OF THE SAME CRANBERRY COLOR THAT I FOUND
LAST YEAR. THE REDDISH BROWN PANTRY IS UNDER
THE LITTLE BLACK ONE.

I'M STILL TIRED BUT IT WAS SO WORTH THE TRIP. 
WE ALSO MADE IT TO THE HOMESTEADERS ON THE PRAIRIE
SHOW ON FRIDAY EVENING AND SOME OF MY GOODS ARE
FROM THERE. THE TWO LITTLE LADY COOKIE
CUTTERS WERE FROM BRENDA AT EARLY GOODS ANTIQUES.
IT WAS SO NICE TO MEET HER. I CAME HOME TO
FIND MY NEWEST ISSUE OF COUNTRY SAMPLER
MAGAZINE AND BRENDA'S HOME IS ONE OF THE HOMES
FEATURED! I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO REALLY LOOK
MUCH SO I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO READING THIS
ISSUE. IT LOOKS LIKE A VERY GOOD ONE.

I ALSO WANTED TO SAY I'LL BE PUTTING UP SOME MORE
THINGS ON MY PT FOR SALE THAT I WEEDED OUT OF
OUR HOME MAYBE TOMORROW. I'LL ANNOUNCE IT HERE
ON MY BLOG SO YOU KNOW TO LOOK. JUST A FEW
GENTLY LOVED THINGS I DON'T HAVE ROOM FOR.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SNOW!!!!

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!
AND IT'S NOT EVEN THANKSGIVING YET.
WE GOT ABOUT 12 INCHES OF SNOW YESTERDAY
AND LAST NIGHT. OUR FIRST GOOD SNOWSTORM
OF THE SEASON. ZOE IS HAPPY! SHE LOVES TO PLAY
IN IT. I HAVE TO DRIVE 45 MILES SHORTLY TO
GET HER GROOMED.  THE PLOW HASN'T GONE BY ON
OUR ROAD YET BUT I THINK I CAN MAKE IT
THE FOUR BLOCKS TO THE MAIN HIGHWAY.


HARD TO SEE CUZ IT WAS DARK BUT BRIAN PULLED
INTO THE DRIVEWAY AS FAR AS HE COULD LAST
NIGHT WHEN HE GOT HOME FROM WORK TO
GET OFF THE STREET SO OUR
NEIGHBOR COULD GET BY AND GOT BURIED!
HE WAS PUSHING SNOW WITH HIS FRONT BUMPER.
HE WENT OUT AND BLEW IT ALL OUT AND
PULLED INTO THE GARAGE WHICH IS UNDER OUR HOUSE.

HOPE YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND SOUND
AND HAVING A GOOD DAY. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

QUILT FOR SALE

I'M ADDING THIS SCHOOL HOUSE
QUILT TO MY ITEMS FOR SALE ALBUM ON MY
PICTURETRAIL SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
JUST EMAIL ME. ALL THE INFO
IS ON MY PT.
 HAVE A GREAT DAY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, November 6, 2011

MAREE AND BILL'S HOME

YESTERDAY I STOPPED TO SEE MY FRIENDS
MAREE AND BILL. THEIR HOME AND YARD IS SO WONDERFUL!
THEY'VE WORKED HARD TO MAKE IT THE WAY IT
IS TODAY. IT LOOKS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
THAN WHEN I FIRST MET THEM YEARS AGO.
A FEW YEARS AGO THEY MADE THEIR RANCH HOME
LOOK LIKE AN OLD LOG HOME AND IT TRULY
DOES LOOK LIKE ONE! THEN THEY ADDED THIS
FABULOUS FRONT PORCH. MAREE GROWS PUMPKINS
TO DECORATE FOR FALL AND SO I ASKED IF I COULD
SNAP SOME PICTURES TO SHARE WITH YOU OF HER
HANDIWORK. SHE PUTS EVERYTHING TOGETHER JUST
PERFECT! ABOVE IS THE FRONT DOOR.


ISN'T THIS OLD TROUGH FULL OF
PUMPKINS THE BEST?!


SHE HAS SOME NEAT RUSTY THINGS HERE
AND THERE IN HER GARDENS TOO.

A GROUPING BY THE SIDE ENTRANCE.
MAREE HAD 3 WHITE PUMPKINS IN
HER GARDEN THIS YEAR. HERE ARE TWO
OF THEM.

OUT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE MORE GARDEN
GOODIES AND PUMPKINS ADDED FOR COLOR.

COME SIT A SPELL

THIS IS ONE REASON I WENT TO VISIT MAREE
AND BILL. BILL MAKES ME THINGS FROM PINE
AND HE MADE THESE DOGGY STEPS FOR ZOE
FOR NEXT TO OUR BED. I STILL HAVE TO
PAINT THEM AND I'M GOING TO HOOK
LITTLE RUGS FOR THE STEPS SO ZOE DOESN'T
SLIP. SHE'S CHECKING IT OUT IN THIS PIC!
OUR BED IS SO HIGH THE STEPS HAD TO BE GOOD
SIZE BUT THEY AREN'T AS BIG AS I FEARED SO I
THINK IT WILL WORK OUT GREAT.

BILL IS SO SMART, HE REALIZED THE BED RAIL
ON THE SIDE IS SO THICK THERE WOULD BE A SPACE
NEXT TO THE BED SO HE MADE THE TOP OF THE STEPS
HANG OVER ON THAT SIDE MORE SO WHEN ZOE
STEPS DOWN THERE IS NOT AN OPENING BETWEEN
THE STEPS AND THE MATTRESS. I WOULD NOT
HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT! AND ONE STEP GOES
JUST UNDER THE SIDE RAIL. IT'S A PERFECT FIT.
I'LL SHOW YOU THE STEPS WHEN I GET THEM PAINTED
 AND RUGS ON THEM.

BILL MAKES MY PINE PICTURE FRAMES FOR ME
AND I HAVE SOME REPRODUCTION FURNITURE PIECES
HE HAS MADE INSPIRED FROM ANTIQUES IN THEIR HOME.

HAVE A NICE SUNDAY EVERYONE.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI