Monday, February 27, 2012

RUGS FOR BED STEPS

WELL FINALLY I HAVE FINISHED THE
RUGS FOR ZOE'S BED STEPS!!
IT TOOK ME A WHILE IN BETWEEN
OTHER THINGS TO GET THEM DONE. I
JUST HAD THE TOP ONE TO DO AND
WAS DETERMINED TO GET IT DONE THIS WEEKEND
SO I DREW IT UP ON SATURDAY AND STEAMED
IT BEFORE BED LAST NIGHT!

THE ZOE RUG ON THE TOP WAS ADAPTED FROM
A PATTERN BY PAT CROSS IN HER BOOK
SIMPLY PRIMITIVE. I WAS THINKING I WOULD
DO A HOUSE TO KEEP THE THEME IN OUR BEDROOM
GOING BUT JUST COULDN'T QUITE FIGURE OUT
WHAT ALL TO PUT ON IT. THEN I LOOKED THRU
MY RUG HOOKING BOOKS FOR SOME INSPIRATION
AND PAT'S PATTERN JUST SEEMED THE PERFECT FIT
FOR WHAT I WANTED TO DO.

AND HERE IS MISS ZOE, QUEEN OF HER
BED STEPS! NOW I'D LIKE TO HOOK THE
HORSE RUG FOR THE FLOOR NEXT
TO THE BED STEPS. I SHOWED A GLIMPSE
OF IT DRAWN ON LINEN IN A PREVIOUS POST.

I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAVE HAD SPRING LIKE
DAYS ALREADY BUT WE ARE STILL HAVING WINTER.
ALTHOUGH IT'S BEEN A MILD ONE THIS YEAR.
WE ARE GETTING SNOW TODAY AND TOMORROW
OFF AND ON. IT'S SO PRETTY COMING DOWN
GENTLY. I LOVE TO TAKE A WALK WHEN IT'S LIKE THAT.

WISHING EVERYONE A MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, February 19, 2012

SOME FINISHES FOR OUR HOME


FOR SOME TIME I'VE BEEN WANTING TO STITCH
A LITTLE SAMPLER FOR UNDER A SHELF/CUBBY IN
OUR BATHROOM. IT HAD TO BE SMALL AS
THE SWITCH PLATE IS VERY CLOSE.
I WANTED IT TO GO WITH THE REDWARE AND
LITTLE OLD BROWN CROCKERY JUGS I
HAVE ON THE SHELF.


I THINK IT ADDS A NICE TOUCH, DON'T YOU?


LAST MONDAY MY FRIEND KATHY AND I GOT
TOGETHER TO START HOOKING ON OUR SILLY CAT
KATHY BOUGHT ME MINE FOR CHRISTMAS AND
GOT HERSELF ONE TOO SO WE COULD DO THEM
TOGETHER, OR AT LEAST START THEM TOGETHER.
I COULDN'T STOP HOOKING ON MINE LAST
WEEK AND GOT IT DONE! IT WAS FUN AND AN EASY
ONE TO HOOK. I DID IT IN 9 CUTS EXCEPT FOR THE
ONE ROW BORDER WHICH I DID IN 9.5 CUTS.
I'M THRILLED TO HAVE A FALL QUILT DONE WAY
AHEAD OF TIME! EACH YEAR I INTEND TO GET SOME
RUGS HOOKED FOR FALL AND BEFORE I KNOW IT FALL
IS HERE AND IT'S TOO LATE SO MY PLAN THIS YEAR
IS TO KEEP HOOKING FALL RUGS IN BETWEEN OTHER
THINGS SO THAT WHEN THE SEASON ARRIVES I'LL
HAVE SOME NEW RUGS READY TO DISPLAY.
I HOPE I CAN STICK TO THAT!

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

Friday, February 17, 2012

PHM UPDATE TODAY!



GOOD DAY EVERYONE! TODAY IS THE UPDATE ON
THE GROUP BLOG I'VE JOINED,
ABOVE ARE MY OFFERINGS.
TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE VISIT AND
CHECK OUT THE GOODS BY ALL
OF THE WONDERFUL ARTISANS. I'M SURE
THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD JUST
LOVE TO HAVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HEARTS FOR YOU!

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
SOME PICS OF HEARTS AROUND OUR HOME.
TWO RUSTY HEART COOKIE CUTTERS. LOVE THEM!


MORE COOKIE CUTTERS

FROM A LARGE SAMPLER.

FOR MY FRIEND HEART BY MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN.

BLACK WAX HEART....A GIFT FROM MY FRIEND JUDY

LITTLE PINKEEP AND BLACK DOLL BY JACKIE SCHMIDT.
BOTH GIFTS FROM MY FRIEND KELLEY.

LITTLE FRAMED STITCHERY MADE BY MY FRIEND
JUDY.

AND HAPPY 36TH ANNIVERSARY TO MY BELOVED.
I PRAY WE HAVE MANY MORE YEARS TOGETHER.

MY HEART TO YOU THIS DAY.....
LORI

Thursday, February 9, 2012

TO BE OFFERED SOON....



ABOVE ARE TWO ITEMS I'VE BEEN WORKING
ON FOR THE
PRIMITIVE HANDMADES MERCANTILE
UPDATE WHICH WILL BE NEXT FRIDAY,
FEBRUARY 17TH. THE SHEEP PN IS INSPIRED BY
AN ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG. THE CROSS STITCH IS
AN ORIGINAL DESIGN AND WILL BE MADE INTO
A SLEEVE TO SLIP OVER THE FRONT COVER
OF THE OLD SCHOOL BOOK PICTURED WITH IT.
I'M HOPING TO GET AT LEAST ONE MORE ITEM
DONE FOR THIS UPDATE SO PLEASE CHECK BACK
THE END OF NEXT WEEK TO SEE WHAT I'LL BE OFFERING.
WE HAVE MANY WONDERFUL ARTISAN'S THAT
WILL BE OFFERING PRIMITIVE GOODS OF EVERY KIND.
OUR THEME FOR FEBRUARY IS SHEEP, PRESIDENT'S AND SPRING.
I HOPE YOU CAN VISIT US TO SEE ALL THE NEW
ITEMS OFFERED. THE LINK IS IN THE UPPER LEFT OF
MY SIDE BAR.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

COTTON STASH

I KEEP MOST OF MY COTTON FABRICS
IN THE PIE SAFE IN THE HALLWAY
BUT I DO HAVE TONS MORE BROWNS AND
ALL OF MY HOMESPUNS IN THE GUEST BEDROOM
CLOSET. AND IN CASE YOU WERE THINKING THIS
CUPBOARD IS ALWAYS THIS TIDY.....NO, IT IS NOT!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, February 3, 2012

HORSES & HOUSES








I KNOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE A RATHER ODD TITLE TO
A POST, BUT I WAS MESSING AROUND WITH SOME OF MY
SMALLS AND CHANGING THINGS UP A BIT HERE AND THERE
AND I REALIZED I HAD A THEME GOING IN OUR
BEDROOM! MIND YOU, I KNEW I HAD THE HORSE THEME
GOING IN THERE BUT AFTER CHANGING OUT SOME SAMPLERS
I REALIZED I ALSO HAD A HOUSE THEME AS WELL!
 I MUST SAY, I DO LOVE THE TWO SUBJECTS.
THE LAST PICTURE IS A HORSE RUG I DREW UP INSPIRED
BY AN ANTIQUE COOKIE CUTTER AND I WILL BE
HOOKING THIS FOR THE FLOOR IN OUR BEDROOM AS
TIME ALLOWS. I'M STILL MULLING OVER HOW I WANT
TO GO ABOUT HOOKING IT AND WHAT COLORS.
I WILL DEFINITELY BE GOING FOR AN ANTIQUE LOOK.

THE CHANGES ARE SMALL BUT IT'S AMAZING HOW YOU
CAN JUST SHUFFLE WHAT YOU HAVE AND GET A WHOLE
NEW LOOK, ISN'T IT?! I'VE BEEN MEANING TO POST NEW
EVERY DAY HOME DECOR PICS ON MY PICTURE TRAIL
SO I WILL BE DOING THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  I MAY
WANT TO HOOK THAT HORSE RUG FIRST THO!
I HADN'T UPDATED MY EVERY DAY PICS SINCE WE
GOT NEW CARPETING AND THAT HAS BEEN A YEAR ALREADY!
I COULDN'T STAND LOOKING AT THOSE PICS OF THE OLD
CARPETING ON THERE ANY LONGER!! 
PLUS I'VE GOTTEN SOME NEW GOODIES AND
MADE SOME NEW GOODIES SINCE THEN. SO IF YOU NOTICE I
HAVE DELETED ALL BUT ONE IN THAT ALBUM, DON'T WORRY
AS I WILL HAVE MANY NEW PICS TO SHOW SOON. I HOPE!
NOW I MUST GET BACK TO MY CLEANING AND CREATING.
WISHING ONE AND ALL A MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY
AND I HOPE YOU GET TO SQUEEZE IN A LITTLE TIME DOING
SOMETHING YOU LOVE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI