Monday, January 30, 2012

PUNCH NEEDLE FINISHED



YAY! I FINISHED THE PITCHER PN INSPIRED BY
THE ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG!! THE FIRST PICTURE IS
MY PN AND THE SECOND THE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE RUG.
I'VE TRIED TO STAY TRUE TO THE COLORS IN THE
ANTIQUE RUG AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN MY PUNCHED
VERSION. I THINK IT CAME OUT PRETTY CLOSE.
WITH ALL THE COLORS IT WAS A BIT OF A CHALLENGE
BUT I'M PLEASED WITH THE LOOK. I'M OFFERING THIS
MAT FOR SALE AND YOU CAN FIND IT ALONG WITH
THE INFO ON MY PICTURE TRAIL.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, January 28, 2012

PROGRESS.....


HERE'S THE PROGRESS I'VE MADE ON MY
PN VERSION OF THE ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG.
I COULD HAVE HAD IT DONE BY NOW BUT
HAVE BEEN LAZY THIS WEEK FOR SOME REASON!
I'VE ONLY WORKED ON THIS A BIT. GOT LOTS I
COULD AND WANT TO GET STARTED ON THO.

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

Thursday, January 26, 2012

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU KINDLY TO ALL THAT VISITED
ME YESTERDAY FOR MY PT UPDATE!
WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS HOW TRULY GRATEFUL I  AM.

IF YOU SHOULD SEE SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE JUST
EMAIL ME. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

UPDATE OPEN ON PICTURETRAIL....


PLEASE JOIN ME FOR MY JANUARY UPDATE
ON MY PICTURETRAIL TODAY. YOU CAN EMAIL
ME ANY TIME FOR AN ITEM, NOT JUST TODAY
BUT I'VE ADDED MY NEWEST ITEMS FOR VIEWING TODAY.


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

Monday, January 23, 2012

JANUARY 2012 UPDATE PREVIEW


WELCOME TO MY JANUARY UPDATE PREVIEW!
I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD ON NEW ITEMS
FOR MY THEME LINEN & BROWN.

LINEN BIRDS WITH BROWN COTTON WINGS,
TAILS AND BROWN STITCHED EYES.
COTTON STUFFED.

LINEN DOLLS WITH BROWN COTTON SKIRTS,
BROWN STITCHED FEATURES AND HEART.
RAG STUFFED.

FOR MY FRIEND SAMPLER ADAPTED
FROM A FREEBIE PATTERN BY PRIMITIVEBETTY.
STITCHED ON BROWN LINEN WITH 2 SHADES OF
BROWN COTTON THREAD AND A RED. RED IS SHOWING
UP IN PHOTO A DIFFERENT COLOR AND MUCH BRIGHTER THAN IT IS.

BIRD DOG. HE HAS A LINEN BODY, BROWN STITCHED
NOSE AND REALLY WORN ANTIQUE SHOE BUTTON EYES.
LITTLE BROWN BIRD ON HIS BACK IS A BROWN COTTON
PRINT. DOG IS RAG STUFFED, BIRD IS COTTON STUFFED.

LINEN POCKET. I'VE HAND APPLIQUED THE FLOWER,
STEM, LEAVES AND BASKET AND HAND STITCHED THE
DATE IN BROWN COTTON THREAD. THEN I HAND QUILTED
THE FRONT OF THE BAG WITH BROWN COTTON THREAD.
THE BACK IS LINEN ALSO AND IT IS LINED WITH THE
BROWN PRINT OF THE FLOWER. THEN I USED A BROWN
DOTTED COTTON FOR THE STRAP AND AROUND THE TOP
OF THE POCKET. COMES WITH THESE NEAT BROWN
DRIED FLOWERS FROM MY SISTERS GARDEN.

ADAPTED FROM AN ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG, I'VE
DONE A NEEDLE PUNCHED VERSION IN NEUTRALS.
I'VE FINISHED OFF THE BACK WITH A PIECE OF LINEN.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS THIS MONTH. THIS
BIRD WAS DESIGNED BY MY GREAT NIECE SKYLAR WHEN SHE
WAS TEN. BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL DRAWING SHE
DID. I ADDED THE TWO HEARTS. I LOVE THE SHAPE
OF HER BIRDIE AND IT WAS FUN TO HOOK!


I HAVE A FEW GENTLY USED THINGS I'M OFFERING
ALSO. ABOVE ARE TWO PIECES OF REPRO PEWTER.
ONE ON RIGHT IS A CANDLE STICK AND THE OTHER A SMALL PLATE
OR CUP HOLDER. I'M SENDING THE SUGAR CONE ALONG
WITH THE PLATE FOR ONE PRICE.

OLD TIN MEASURE.

BLACK PAINTED PINE WALL BOX WITH
FOUR DARK RED CANDLES FOR ONE PRICE.

THERE YOU HAVE IT! HOPE YOU WEREN'T DISAPPOINTED
AFTER ME TEASING YOU FOR SO LONG!!
MY PICTURETRAIL UPDATE WILL BE THIS WEDNESDAY,
JANUARY 25TH AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME. I HAVE THE
ITEMS FOR SALE
ALBUM CLOSED DOWN UNTIL THEN SO I CAN PREPARE
THE UPDATE. I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME THEN. I'LL HAVE A
LITTLE REMINDER HERE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THANKS FOR VISITING. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, January 22, 2012

ANTIQUE INSPIRATION



MY EBAY GROUP AN AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GATHERING
(AAPG) ARE DOING THIS RUG FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR.
WILL PICK AN ANTIQUE RUG FOR INSPIRATION AND WE
 CAN EITHER HOOK IT OR PUNCH IT. I CHOSE
TO PUNCH THIS ONE AND I'M LOVING HOW IT'S COMING
SO FAR. I'M USING ALL DMC COTTON FLOSS.
LOTS OF CHANGES IN COLORS BUT I WANT TO TRY
TO ACHIEVE THE ANTIQUE LOOK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
I'M TRYING TO DO IT CLOSE TO THE PALETTE OF THE ORIGINAL
HOOKED RUG. 

DON'T FORGET TOMORROW I WILL POST PREVIEW PICS
OF MY JANUARY UPDATE ITEMS FOR MY PICTURETRAIL SO PLEASE CHECK
BACK IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT I'LL BE OFFERING
ON WED. MORE INFO ON THAT TOMORROW.
HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Friday, January 20, 2012

PRIMITIVE HANDMADES MERCANTILE UPDATE





GOOD FRIDAY MORNING!
I'VE JUST ADDED THESE THREE NEW ITEMS
TO THE NEW SELLING BLOG I'VE JOINED.
PLEASE STOP BY
PRIMITIVE HANDMADES MERCANTILE
AND CHECK OUT ALL THE WONDERFUL
OFFERINGS. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR
THE NEWSLETTER AND GET YOUR NAME
IN THE DRAWING FOR SOME SPECIAL
HANDMADES! THE LINK IS ON MY SIDEBAR
TO THE LEFT. NEXT UPDATE WILL BE THE
3RD FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY SO PLEASE MARK YOUR
CALENDARS! HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, January 19, 2012

NEW SELLING BLOG


I'VE JOINED A NEW GROUP SELLING BLOG AND OUR
GRAND OPENING WILL BE TOMORROW!!
WE WILL BE UPDATING THE THIRD FRIDAY OF
EVERY MONTH. I'LL BE PUTTING NEW ITEMS ON
TOMORROW MORNING AND WILL ANNOUNCE IT
HERE AS A REMINDER. I'VE ADDED A LINK TO
THE LEFT SO PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND SEE
ALL THE WONDERFUL ARTISANS WHO WILL
BE OFFERING PRIMITIVE WARES FOR SALE.

ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
AND GET YOUR NAME IN A FREE GRAND OPENING
DRAWING. THE DRAWING WILL BE OPEN FOR ONE
WEEK FROM OUR OPENING TOMORROW.

I'D LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANK YOU TO
TERESA MILLER AND ROBIN LEUSHEN
FOR INVITING ME TO JOIN THIS TALENTED
GROUP OF ARTISANS AND FOR ALL THE HARD
WORK IN GETTING THE BLOG ALL SET UP TO GO.

I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION MY PT UPDATE
WILL BE NEXT WEDNESDAY MORNING AND
I WILL SHOW YOU A PREVIEW HERE ON MY BLOG
ON MONDAY OF ALL I HAVE TO OFFER FOR THAT.
SOME FUN THINGS!

I WILL HAVE A REMINDER HERE TOMORROW
FOR THE GROUP SELLING BLOG AND HOPE YOU
CAN JOIN US FOR THE FUN!
I'LL BE ADDING 3 NEW ITEMS TOMORROW.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A LITTLE CHANGE

AFTER I PUT MY CHRISTMAS AWAY I HAD A BUG
TO MOVE A COUPLE OF THINGS AROUND. THIS DRY SINK
WAS IN THE DINING ROOM. I LOWERED THE
OLDE RAG DOLLS RUG A BIT. I THINK I LIKE IT.
IT MAKES THE ROOM LOOK BIGGER MINUS ONE
LARGE CUPBOARD.

I PLACED THE CANDLE HOLDER JUDY GAVE ME
ON IT ALONG WITH MY DOLLS AND AN ANTIQUE
WICK TRIMMER. BOTH PINKEEPS ARE ORIGINAL
DESIGNS MADE BY MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN.
BLACK DOLLS ARE ALL ORIGINAL DESIGNS
MADE BY MY FRIEND JACKIE SCHMIDT.

I SWITCHED OUT THE DRY SINK FOR THE PIE SAFE
I STORE MY WOOL IN. IT TOOK MORE GETTING USED
TO THIS CUPBOARD HERE. I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT
LOOKED FUNNY TO HAVE MY WOOL IN THE DINING
ROOM BUT ONE NICE THING IS IT'S NEXT TO THE BIG
 WINDOW AND I CAN SEE MY WOOL COLORS! 
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE ON TOP OF THE PIE SAFE.
IT MAY CHANGE BUT FOR NOW I'M LIKING MY OLD
TIN THINGS AND HOG SCRAPPER CANDLE STICKS HERE.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A PEEK AT MORE GOODES


ABOVE ARE TWO MORE ITEMS I HAVE
FINISHED FOR MY JANUARY UPDATE.
THOUGHT I'D BE MEAN AND GIVE YOU
ANOTHER LITTLE TEASE. SORRY! ALL
WILL BE REVEALED IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS
SO DON'T BE TOO MAD AT ME!
STILL WORKING ON A FEW THINGS.

HOPE THIS FINDS YOU ENJOYING A NEW
DAY FULL OF PROMISE.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, January 6, 2012

GIFTS EXCHANGED

MY FRIENDS KATHY AND JUDY CAME YESTERDAY
FOR OUR CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE. WE WERE PLANNING 
ON DOING IT LAST WEEK BUT ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS
PASSED AWAY AND THE FUNERAL WAS ON THE DAY
WE HAD PLANNED TO GET TOGETHER SO WE POSTPONED
UNTIL YESTERDAY. I LEFT ALL MY DECORATIONS UP
SO IT STILL FELT FESTIVE. THEY ARE COMING DOWN
TODAY HOWEVER!
THE SAMPLER ABOVE IS CALLED CHRISTMASTIDE, A
NEW PATTERN BY WENDY OF PINEBERRY LANE.
WHEN I SAW IT I JUST KNEW IT'S WHAT I HAD 
TO STITCH  FOR KATHY. THEN I MADE THE PINKEEP
BELOW USING WENDY'S SHEEP AND TREE DESIGNS
AND ADDED THE SCRIPTURE.
I ALSO MADE THIS PN SHEEP MAT FOR KATHY, TRYING
TO STICK TO THE COLORS OF THE CHRISTMASTIDE SAMPLER.
THIS DESIGN WAS CREATED BY ONE OF THE GIRLS IN
MY GROUP ON EBAY. I THINK IT WAS DEIDRE.


ABOVE ARE THE GIFTS I MADE FOR JUDY. THE LITTLE
PINKEEP ON THE LEFT IS BY WENDY OF PINEBERRY LANE.
THE MIDDLE SAMPLER IS A DESIGN BY BETTY OF
PRIMITIVE BETTY'S. I CHANGED IT
UP A BIT AND MADE IT FOR CHRISTMAS WITH TREES AND
ADDED JUDY'S GRAND DAUGHTER'S NAME.
THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS
A REPRODUCTION OF AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER.

THE PILLOW ABOVE IS A DESIGN BY MAGGIE BONANOMI
AND WAS MADE BY KATHY FOR JUDY. IT'S ALL WOOL
AND JUST STUNNING IN PERSON! KATHY DOES
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUTTONHOLE STITCHING.

KATHY ALSO MADE THIS SAMPLER FOR JUDY. THE
DESIGN IS BY SHERRY OF BLAIR CREEK CABIN.

AND THIS DELIGHTFUL SNOWMAN BAG WAS
MADE BY JUDY FOR KATHY. SHE USED AN OLD ARMY
BLANKET FOR THE POUCH. IT HAS A WIRE HANGER
AND  SHE FILLED IT WITH REAL GREENS AND BERRIES.
JUDY GAVE ME THIS AWESOME BROWN
HEAVY ANTIQUE CROCKERY JAR. 
AND AN OLD CANDLE HOLDER WITH TWO
CANDLES THAT SMELL WONDERFUL.

KATHY GAVE ME THIS HOOKED RUG PATTERN
BY THE WOOLEN WILLOW THAT I HAVE WANTED
TO DO FOREVER! SHE GOT ONE FOR HERSELF
SO WE ARE GOING TO GET TOGETHER THIS MONTH
AND WORK ON THEM TOGETHER. CAN'T WAIT! 
KATHY ALSO GAVE ME A WHOLE ARMY BLANKET 
AND SHE STITCHED THESE SWEET LITTLE PINKEEPS
DESIGNED BY JENNY OF COUNTRY RUSTIC PRIMITIVES.

IT WAS SUCH A FUN DAY. I MADE VEGETABLE SOUP
FROM SCRATCH FOR LUNCH AND THEN WE OPENED OUR
GIFTS. JUDY MADE USE OF MY TOWNSEND WOOL CUTTER
AND CUT SOME WOOLY WORMS WHILE WE WERE VISITING.
I PUNCHED A LITTLE ON AN ITEM FOR MY UPDATE.

I AM BLESSED TO HAVE TWO SUCH WONDERFUL,
THOUGHTFUL FRIENDS. I'M SO THANKFUL THEY
ARE PART OF MY LIFE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MY LITTLE FLOCK IS GROWING

I DON'T KNOW WHY I HADN'T COLLECTED
OLD PUTZ SHEEP UNTIL NOW BUT I BOUGHT
MY FIRST ONE AT 
A GATHERING ON THE PRAIRIE ANTIQUE SHOW
IN NOVEMBER WHEN I WENT WITH TINA TO
HELP HER SELL HER CHRISTMAS BOOK. 
I TEND TO LIKE UNEVEN NUMBERS AND SO 
ONE WAS OK, BUT THEN I BOUGHT THE SMALLEST
ONE AND THEN OF COURSE I NEEDED ONE MORE
TO GET BACK TO MY UNEVEN NUMBER!
I DOUBT I WILL EVER HAVE AS MANY AS
SOME COLLECT (AHEM, MISS TINA) BUT I SURE
AM GLAD I HAVE THESE THREE FOR NOW. I
PLAN TO LEAVE THEM OUT YEAR ROUND.

WE WOKE UP TO -4 THIS MORNING.
BRRR, IT'S STILL COLD OUT BUT NO WIND
SO NOT SO BAD. I AM SNUG INSIDE HAPPILY
WORKING ON MY NEW UPDATE ITEMS. I
FINISHED  3 THINGS YESTERDAY AND HAVE
STARTED ANOTHER. OH, I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT
MY LINEN & BROWN THEME AND HOW THINGS
ARE TURNING OUT. I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE THEM
TOO! I HOPE TO DO AN UPDATE IN ABOUT 2
WEEKS SO PLEASE STOP BY FOR MORE INFO LATER.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI