Monday, April 30, 2012

GRAPE BASKET QUILT TOP


I FINISHED PUTTING MY LITTLE GRAPE BASKET
QUILT TOP TOGETHER YESTERDAY. GOT IT BASTED AND
STARTED QUILTING TOO! I AM DOING MY FAVORITE
BAPTIST FAN PATTERN. YOU WILL NOTICE I SWITCHED
THE LARGER HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE AROUND
ON THE BOTTOM BASKETS ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT
FOR AN ANTIQUE FEEL. ALSO USED A DIFFERENT
TAN BACKGROUND FOR THE CENTER BASKET AND
USED TWO BROWN FABRICS FOR THE BASKET
IN TWO OF THE BLOCKS. ALL THINGS YOU SEE
IN ANTIQUE QUILTS. MAYBE THEY DID IT ON PURPOSE BUT
MOST PROBABLY IT WAS JUST USING UP WHAT THEY
HAD ON HAND.

I'M SPRING CLEANING MY KITCHEN TODAY. IT'S
RAINY AND COOL OUT BUT I WOULD RATHER DO IT
NOW THAN WHEN THE WEATHER GETS HOT. CAN'T
BELIEVE TOMORROW IS MAY FIRST.

AFTER I'M DONE I'LL BE BACK TO QUILTING!
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
WHATEVER YOU ARE UP TO.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, April 28, 2012

LITTLE GRAPE BASKET BLOCKS

HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

THIS IS WHAT I AM UP TO.  SOME SMALL GRAPE
BASKET QUILT BLOCKS IN BROWNS AND TANS.
I'M GOING TO HAVE 9 BLOCKS WHEN DONE THAT
WILL MAKE A CHARMING SMALL QUILT. THE BLOCKS
ARE 5" FINISHED. IT WILL BE HAND QUILTED, PROBABLY
IN BAPTIST FAN PATTERN. I HAVE A SPOT IN THE
LIVING ROOM JUST WAITING FOR IT.

I'VE BEGUN TO TAKE NEW PICTURES FOR
MY PT SO DON'T GIVE UP ON ME! I'M PICKY ABOUT
HOW I WANT THEM TO LOOK SO I TAKE MY TIME.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NEW SAMPLER FINISHED

THIS IS THE SAMPLER I STARTED LAST WEEK AFTER I FINISHED
 MY RUG. I USED TWO ANTIQUE SAMPLERS FOR
INSPIRATION AND THE HORSE IS FROM
A STACY NASH PATTERN.

I MADE THE SAMPLER FOR A CERTAIN SPOT
IN OUR BEDROOM. AFTER CHANGING A FEW THINGS
AROUND I NEEDED JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING MORE FOR
UNDER THIS BIGGER SAMPLER.
I'LL SHOW YOU EXACTLY WHERE IT IS SOON!
I WANT TO MAKE A LITTLE QUILT YET FOR THE
LIVING ROOM AND THEN I'LL BE TAKING LOTS OF NEW
PICS FOR MY PT SO STAY TUNED! THEY SHOULD BE
ON MY PT IN A
COUPLE OF WEEKS OR SOONER.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, April 22, 2012

TEXTILES, HOW THEY SOFTEN A ROOM











I LOVE TEXTILES AND HOW THEY CAN MAKE A ROOM
SEEM SO COZY, WARM AND INVITING. MIXED IN WITH
HARD SURFACES, THEY MAKE A ROOM SOFTER AND
ADD SO MUCH WARMTH.
 BE IT A QUILT, HOOKED RUG, SAMPLER,
PINKEEP, BONNETS, OLD SOCKS,
SEWING ROLL UP OR CLOTH COVERED BOOKS.
ABOVE ARE SOME SHOTS
OF THINGS THAT SOFTEN OUR HOME AND MAKE
IT MORE COZY AND I HOPE, INVITING.
HOPE YOU ENJOY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TA DAAAA!

TIS FINISHED!
I DID IT YESTERDAY. I DO LOVE IT!
IT MEASURES 36" X 38".

HERE IT IS IN FRONT OF THE ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER. OH YEAH, THAT'S MISS ZOE'S
BASKET OF TOYS ON THE RIGHT. SHE'S
NOT SPOILED, NO SHE'S NOT! he he
THESE ARE THE NEUTRALS I USED.

ONE ON LEFT IS A BROWN I DYED. IT'S THE BACKGROUND
IN THE AREA ABOVE THE CENTER CIRCLE.
THE TWO IN THE CENTER ARE THE HEARTS.
THE BLACK IS THAT WONDERFUL REVERSIBLE BLACK
FROM REBECCA ERB.

THE SECOND FROM THE LEFT IS THE MAIN
RED IN THE CENTER AREA. I THINK IT'S FROM
HEAVEN'S TO BETSY BUT I BELIEVE REBECCA HAD
ONE VERY MUCH LIKE IT. IT HAS SOME MUSTARD THRU
IT. THE DARKEST ONE ON THE RIGHT IS FROM REBECCA
AND IS WHAT I USED ON THE BORDER OF THE GEO RUG
I DID FOR NEXT TO OUR BED A WHILE BACK.

LAST NIGHT I STARTED STITCHING A
SAMPLER FOR OUR BEDROOM
INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE ONE FROM MICHIGAN.
I MOVED SOME THINGS AROUND AND HAD A SPACE
THAT LOOKED LIKE IT NEEDED A LITTLE SOMETHING MORE.

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

Monday, April 16, 2012

NEW ITEMS ADDED

MOHAIR BEARS

BASKETS AND FLOWERS APPLIQUE QUILT

REPRO PEWTER PLATES

ONE OF MY DOLLS. SHE IS PICTURED IN MY HEADER.

I'VE BEEN SPRING CLEANING AND DECIDED TO OFFER
A FEW THINGS I CAN PART WITH. IF INTERESTED CHECK
OUT THE PARTICULARS ON MY PICTURE TRAIL.
I'VE ADDED A NEW ALBUM CALLED
MORE ITEMS FOR SALE.
LOOK FOR THE NEW GOODS IN THERE.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! WE ARE
GETTING MUCH NEEDED RAIN. OUR HEARTS
GO OUT TO THOSE SUFFERING FROM THE TORNADO'S
AND BAD WEATHER. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
ARE WITH YOU.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, April 12, 2012

MY PROGRESS

THE MORE I GET DONE ON THIS RUG THE MORE
I AM LOVING IT! I'LL USE THE ANTIQUE BLACK ON
IN THE BACKGROUND AROUND THE REMAINING
TWO HEARTS. I'M USING REBECCA ERB'S REVERSIBLE
BLACK. IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES AND I ALWAYS
KEEP SOME IN MY STASH! MOST OF THE WOOLS I'M
USING ARE OFF THE BOLT FROM REBECCA OR
HEAVEN'S TO BETSY. I MAY HAVE THIS RUG DONE
BY NEXT WEEK IF I CAN FIND TIME TO KEEP AT IT.
 THE PICTURE IS SHOWING BRIGHTER THAN IT IS.
IT'S MUCH MORE MUTED IN PERSON.

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

I'M HOOKING A HUGE RUG!

USING AN ANTIQUE RUG FOR INSPIRATION.
I DID A NEEDLE PUNCH OF THIS IN NEUTRALS
A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO. NOW I AM HOOKING
A HUGE VERSION FOR OUR LIVING ROOM IN
REDS AND NEUTRALS. I'M USING 9.5 CUTS SO IT IS
GOING FAIRLY QUICKLY. IT TOOK ME 3 DAYS WORK
TO GET THIS MUCH DONE. I AM DOING SOME SPRING
CLEANING TODAY SO I PROBABLY WON'T WORK
ON IT AGAIN UNTIL TONIGHT. I'VE HAD IT DRAWN
ON LINEN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS SO IT FEELS GOOD TO
BE HOOKING ON IT. NOW BACK TO WORK!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, April 8, 2012

HE IS RISEN!

FROM AN OLD HYMN:

ANGELS ROLL THE ROCK AWAY
DEATH, YIELD UP THY MIGHTY PREY!
SEE, HE RISES FROM THE TOMB
RISES WITH IMMORTAL BLOOM

TIS THE SAVIOR! SERAPHS, RAISE,
YOUR TRIUMPHANT SHOUT OF PRAISE
LET THE EARTH'S REMOTEST BOUND
HEAR THE JOY INSPIRING SOUND

PRAISE HIM, ALL YE HEAVENLY CHOIRS
PRAISE HIM, SWEEP YOUR GOLDEN LYRES
PRAISE HIM IN THE NOBLEST SONGS
PRAISE HIM WITH TEN THOUSAND TONGUES!

ALLELUJAH!

WISHING YOU AND YOURS A MOST
BLESSED EASTER.

BRIAN, LORI AND ZOE TOO!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

THE BEST REPRO TREEN PLATES....

I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT ANTIQUE TREEN PLATES FOR
YEARS ONLINE AND JUST COULDN'T AFFORD TO
BUY ANY. I WAS THRILLED WHEN I SAW THAT
DON AND PAT GADDY OF
WERE MAKING REPRODUCTION TREEN PLATES!
I ORDERED THREE FOR THE TOP OF MY BOWL RACK
IN THE LIVING ROOM AND THEY LOOK SOOOOO
GOOD WITH MY OLD BOWLS. THE PLATES LOOK
SO AUTHENTIC, I COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED.
AND I SPENT LESS FOR ALL THREE THAN I WOULD HAVE
FOR ONE ANTIQUE ONE!

AREN'T THEY AWESOME?!

I'M SO HAPPY I ORDERED THEM. I HAD REPRO
PEWTER PLATES IN THE BOWL RACK BUT
I'D BEEN WANTING A MORE PRIMITIVE LOOK
FOR SOME TIME. THESE ARE JUST PERFECT!
THANK YOU DON AND PAT FOR YOUR
GREAT TALENT AND FILLING MY ORDER SO QUICKLY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, April 2, 2012

THREE RED BIRDS


THIS IS THE PN MAT I WAS WORKING ON FOR
MY UPDATE BUT DIDN'T GET DONE IN TIME.
I'VE FINISHED IT AND ADDED IT TO MY PICTURE TRAIL.
IF YOU'D LIKE THE PARTICULARS PLEASE

THIS IS THE ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG THAT
INSPIRED MY PN MAT.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.
HAVE A WONDERFUL MONDAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI