Friday, March 30, 2012

TURKEY TALK IN MARCH!



I STARTED THESE TURKEY BLOCKS FROM A
PATTERN BY COUNTRY THREADS SOME YEARS
AGO AND NEVER GOT BACK TO THEM SO ONE
OF MY GOALS THIS YEAR IS TO GET THIS
DONE FOR OUR HOME BY FALL! I ONLY HAVE ONE
MORE TURKEY BLOCK TO APPLIQUE. IN PLACE
OF THE PIECED STAR BLOCKS I'M GOING TO
DO SMALL APPLIQUED PUMPKIN BLOCKS. I'M
ALWAYS IN THE MOOD TO WORK ON FALL PROJECTS!
IT'S MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR.

IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO COUNTRY THREADS
QUILT SHOP IN IOWA TRY TO GET THERE IN YOUR
TRAVELS. BRIAN'S FAMILY LIVES IN MISSOURI
AND SO WE GO RIGHT BY THE EXIT EVERY TIME WE
GO TO VISIT. I'VE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO VISIT
COUNTRY THREADS SEVERAL TIMES. IT'S ON A WORKING
FARM AND SO QUAINT. LOTS OF INSPIRATION THERE!

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVELY EMAILS AND
FOR STOPPING BY MY PT UPDATE! I APPRECIATE
IT SO VERY MUCH. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR
AN UPDATE TO PURCHASE. JUST EMAIL ME ANY TIME
YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE.

WE HAVE A LITTLE SNOW IN THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND
TODAY. MY FRIEND KATHY IS COMING FOR THE DAY.
TOMORROW IS HER BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MY DEAR FRIEND! I KNOW WE ARE
GOING TO HAVE A FUN DAY. I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE
A WONDERFUL DAY TOO!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, March 29, 2012

UPDATE IS OPEN...


HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME ON MY PICTURE TRAIL!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK AND LOOK FOR THE
ITEMS FOR SALE ALBUM.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
LORI

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

UPDATE PREVIEW....

HERE ARE THE OFFERINGS I'VE BEEN WORKING ON.
BUNNIES (ABOVE)
ALL THREE ARE RAG STUFFED.
BLACK BUNNY DESIGN BY JACKIE SCHMIDT.
I ADDED THE LITTLE WOOL POUCH WITH
HOMESPUN CARROT.
THE TWO LIGHTER BUNNIES ARE MY
DESIGN FROM LAST YEAR BASED ON AN
ANTIQUE BUNNY DOLL. I CHANGED THE EARS
THIS YEAR. THEY ARE LINED WITH A BROWN PRINT
AND I MADE THEM POINT DOWN INSTEAD OF UP.

4 PATCH QUILT
BASED ON AN ANTIQUE DOLL QUILT.

SPOOLS QUILT

DOLLS...PATIENCE ON THE LEFT
LINSEY & WOOLSEY (HER SHEEP) ON RIGHT
BOTH RAG STUFFED. SHEEP IS COTTON STUFFED.
BOTH MY OWN DESIGNS.

PEEP MAKE~DO.
I USED A RUSTY HOG SCRAPER
FOR THE BASE. FILLED WITH CRUSHED WALNUT
SHELLS AND FIBERFILL.

LARGE BLACK WALLBOX MADE OUT OF PINE.
REALLY WELL MADE WITH LEATHER HINGES
ON THE TOP.
THE UPDATE WILL BE THIS THURSDAY MORNING
MARCH 29, AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME.
I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME THEN.
THE ITEMS FOR SALE ALBUM ON MY
PICTURETRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL THE UPDATE.

I AM STILL WORKING ON A PN DESIGN
BASED ON AN ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG.
IF I CAN'T GET IT DONE IN TIME FOR THE
UPDATE I WILL OFFER IT AFTERWARDS.
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SPOOLS/COXCOMB QUILT TOP

HERE IS THE BROWN SPOOLS QUILT TOP
ALL READY TO BASTE AND HAND QUILT.
I JUST FINISHED  HAND APPLIQUEING THE LAST BIRD.
I THINK IT TURNED OUT NEAT AND I AM
EXCITED TO START THE BAPTIST FAN QUILTING
ON IT. IT WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE SOON.
GOTTA GO LOOK FOR THE PERFECT BACKING
AND GET IT BASTED SO I CAN SIT AND QUILT ON IT
THIS EVENING.

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

OFFERINGS I'M WORKING ON....

HERE IS A BOWL FULL OF ITEMS TO
BE AGED FOR MY NEXT PT UPDATE.
I'M HOPING TO GET TO THAT TODAY.
THEN THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FINISHING TO DO!
DOLLS, BUNNY DOLLS, A PEEP MAKE~DO, OH MY!!
THE SHEEP GOES WITH THE BIGGEST DOLL.
WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT I NAME THEM!

I PIECED THIS SPOOL QUILT YESTERDAY.
ALL THE SPOOLS ARE BROWNS AND TANS.
I AM NOW APPLIQUEING A COXCOMB FLOWER
ON TOP OF THEM AND MAYBE A BIRD OR TWO.
MY OWN IDEA. I THINK IT'S GOING TO TURN
OUT NEAT! IT WILL BE HAND QUILTED IN THE BAPTIST
FAN QUILT DESIGN.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A SUPER DAY.
WE'VE HAD SEVERAL DAYS IN THE 70'S AND OUR
SNOW IS ABOUT GONE. JUST A FEW PATCHES
LEFT BUT I'M SURE WE'LL GET A LITTLE WHITE STUFF YET.
GOING TO HAVE A COUPLE MORE WARM DAYS IN
THE 70'S AND THEN BACK DOWN TO 40'S AND 50'S.

ENJOY YOUR DAY WHEREVER YOU ARE!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BLUE ~N~ BROWN FOUR PATCH

I PIECED THIS SWEET LITTLE QUILT TOP
YESTERDAY. IT WAS INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE
DOLL QUILT. IT WILL BE HAND QUILTED AND
OFFERED FOR SALE ON MY NEXT PT UPDATE.

WE'VE HAD DAYS IN THE 50's AND 60's THIS WEEK
SO OUR SNOW IS GOING FAST. SUPPOSED TO BE
ALMOST 70 TODAY. I'M TAKING ZOE 45 MILES TO
THE GROOMER. IT WILL BE A NICE DAY
FOR A DRIVE. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, March 12, 2012

PRIMITIVE EGGS

LAST WEEK MY FRIEND KATHY AND I STARTED
THESE FUN BUT MESSY PRIMITIVE EGGS.
THEY ARE MADE FROM DOLLAR STORE PLASTIC
EASTER EGGS. I FOUND THE TUTORIAL ON
WHITE SHEEP FARM BLOG.
CLICK HERE TO FIND IT.

WE HAD FUN DOING THEM TOGETHER.
WE DID THE EXTRA DIPPING IN WAX STEP TODAY.

I DECIDED AFTER MUCH THOUGHT TO LEAVE THE
GROUP SELLING BLOG AND GO BACK TO
HAVING MY PT UPDATES ONLY. THE PRESSURE
OF A DEADLINE EVERY MONTH WAS JUST NOT FOR ME.
I KNOW SOME THRIVE ON THAT AND CAN PRODUCE
MUCH BUT I WAS GETTING TOO STRESSED OUT
AND I WANT TO ENJOY DOING MY HAND~MADE'S SO
THIS IS JUST THE BEST FOR ME AT THIS TIME.
BUT PLEASE DO STOP  BY AND VISIT THE OTHER GIRLS
THIS FRIDAY AS THEY HAVE THEIR NEWEST CREATIONS
 AVAILABLE FOR SALE. THERE ARE MANY TALENTED
ARTISANS ON THERE. IN THE MEANTIME I AM WORKING
HARD ON LOTS OF NEW GOODIES FOR MY NEXT PT
UPDATE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN A FEW WEEKS TIME.

HAVE A GLORIOUS REST OF THE DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, March 3, 2012

MUSTARD HORSE RUG FINISHED

I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID THIS BUT I HOOKED THIS
RUG IN JUST 5 DAYS!
MOVE OVER RHONDA (MY GLORYSTARS! he he)
 IT MEASURES 22" X 31~1/2". A
PRETTY GOOD SIZED RUG. I DON'T REALLY HAVE BLUES
IN OUR BEDROOM BUT I NEEDED TO ADD ANOTHER COLOR
AND I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TURQUOISE BLUE IN
THE DOUBLE HORSE RUG OVER OUR BED SO DECIDED
TO ADD A BIT OF TURQUOISE TO THIS RUG BUT
IT'S REALLY MORE TOWARDS BLUE/GREEN IN
PERSON I THINK. I USED SEVERAL DIFFERENT MUSTARD'S
IN THE HORSE BUT OUTLINED IT IN ONE TEXTURED MUSTARD.
I'M PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS.


THIS IS WHERE I PLACED IT IN OUR BEDROOM.
JUST OVER FROM ZOE'S STEPS.

I MAY HOOK ONE MORE NEW RUG FOR THE LIVING ROOM
BEFORE I TAKE ALL NEW HOME PICS FOR MY PT SO IT
MAY BE A FEW WEEKS YET BUT DON'T GIVE UP ON ME!
I WILL GET THEM ON THERE FOR SURE THIS SPRING.
NOW I NEED TO GET BACK TO HAND~MADES FOR SALE
AND GIFTS FOR MY TWO BESTEST BUDDIES WHO
BOTH HAVE BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH....KATHY AND JUDY!

HOPING YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, March 1, 2012

HORSING AROUND!


I STARTED HOOKING ON THIS HORSE RUG
FOR OUR BEDROOM ON MONDAY. I CAN'T SEEM
TO PUT IT DOWN SO WILL GET IT DONE THIS WEEK.
IT'S A GOOD SIZED ONE BUT I'M USING 9 CUTS
SO IT'S GOING PRETTY FAST.
I USED AND ANTIQUE COOKIE CUTTER FOR
THE HORSE SHAPE.

THE BIRD WAS INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE PIECE
OF NEEDLEWORK. SORRY THE PICS ARE SO DARK
WE GOT 18" OF SNOW YESTERDAY WHEN I TOOK
THEM SO THE LIGHTING WASN'T SO GOOD.

HERE'S THE PICNIC TABLE ON THE BACK DECK
TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA. WE HAVEN'T SEEN A SNOWSTORM
LIKE THIS ONE FOR YEARS. I HAD TO SHOVEL THE DECK
OFF TWICE YESTERDAY TO KEEP UP WITH IT. AND IT
WAS THAT WET HEAVY KIND OF SNOW SO THIS
ALMOST 55 YEAR OLD WAS PLUM TUCKERED OUT!

HOPING EVERYONE HAS A MOST WONDERFUL DAY.
I'M HOPING TO FINISH MY RUG THIS WEEKEND SO
LOOK FOR A COMPLETE PICTURE THEN.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI