Monday, July 30, 2012

TUMBLIN DOWN FINISHED!

I DID IT! I FINISHED MY RUG THIS WEEKEND.
BOUND, STEAMED AND EVERYTHING!!
WHOOO HOOOO!!! NOW I CAN START
MY HARVEST GOODE THINGS BY LORI B.
BUT I THINK I WILL DO A FEW OFFERINGS
FOR MY NEXT UPDATE FIRST. FALL THINGS....
MY FAVORITE TO MAKE.

THE TOP PUMPKIN WOOL WAS ONE I BOUGHT
FROM MARIA BARTON THAT SHE OVERDYED.
IT'S A REAL MUTED GREEN/YELLOW AND
I LOVE IT FOR THE PUMPKIN.

ZOE AND I HAVE TO GET OUR WALK IN
SO I BETTER GET TO IT BEFORE IT WARMS UP!
THANK YOU FOR THE SWEET COMMENTS
ABOUT OUR "DO'S"!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, July 28, 2012

AND THEN THERE WERE THREE....

BOOKS THAT IS! I TRIED NOT TO, HONEST I DID!!
BUT I LIKE ODD NUMBERS AND THE MIDDLE
BOOK WAS CALLING TO ME. IT ARRIVED IN THE MAIL
TODAY. I LOVE IT!

IT'S CALLED THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF RELIGION
IN THE SOUL AND WAS PRINTED IN 1830.
IT IS THE PERFECT SIZE FOR IN BETWEEN THE OTHER
TWO ANTIQUE LEATHER COVERED BOOKS I
ALREADY HAD.

ZOE AND I BOTH HAD OUR HAIR CUT THIS WEEK!
SHE ON THURS. AND ME TODAY SO I HAD BRIAN
SNAP THIS PIC OF US. SHE IS THE PRETTY ONE
THERE ON THE LEFT! LOL

STILL HOOKING ON MY TUMBLIN DOWN BUT MAY
GET IT DONE TODAY. THE HOOKING ANYWAY.

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

TUMBLIN DOWN PROGRESS & BRIAN'S FOLLOW UP....

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET A BIT MORE DONE ON MY
RUG. HERE IS A HAPPY GREEN PUMPKIN TO JOIN
THE BOTTOM ONE.

I USED A NEW WOOL FROM REBECCA ERB'S CURRENT
SAMPLES CALLED ARMY BLANKET. IT HAS A NICE SOFT
LOOK. I OUTLINED THE MOUTH AND EYES WITH A MUSTARD/
BLACK WOOL I THINK IS ALSO FROM REBECCA A LONG
WHILE AGO. I LIKE THE GREEN AS IT'S A NICE SOFT,
MUTED COLOR. YOU CAN SEE I'VE STARTED THE
NEXT GUY WHO WILL BE PUMPKIN IN COLOR.
I AM REALLY HAVING FUN WITH THESE GUYS!

HERE IS THE BOTTOM PUMPKIN WOOL CALLED
JOSEPH'S COAT BUT IT'S FROM A 2008 MAILER
AND I DON'T KNOW IF REBECCA CARRIES IT
ANYMORE.  I DON'T HAVE TOO BIG A PIECE LEFT
BUT YOU CAN SEE HOW ONE SIDE IS MUCH MORE
MUTED THAN THE OTHER. THE GREEN ON THE
BOTTOM IS THE ARMY BLANKET. YOU CAN
CLICK ON MY PICS TO MAKE THEM BIGGER
TO SEE THEM BETTER.

WE GOT HOME LAST NIGHT FROM MARSHFIELD.
BRIAN HAD HIS FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS ALL
DAY YESTERDAY.  A LONG DAY BUT ALL WENT WELL.
THIS IS DR. BRAXTON AND BRIAN. DR. BRAXTON IS
THE SURGEON WE BELIEVE THE LORD USED TO
SAVE BRIAN'S LIFE! WE LOVE DR. BRAXTON. HE IS A
VERY CARING DOCTOR AND WE KNOW HE WAS HAPPY
TO SEE BRIAN DOING SO WELL. WE DON'T HAVE TO
SEE HIM AGAIN FOR 6 MONTHS.

BRIAN DOES STILL HAVE A LITTLE A FIB THO SO
HE IS SCHEDULED FOR AN ELECTRICAL CARDIOVERSION
IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR SO TO SHOCK THE HEART
BACK INTO REGULAR RHYTHM. THE CARDIOLOGIST WE
SAW FOR THAT DIDN'T THINK AT THIS TIME IT WOULD GO
BACK IN ON IT'S OWN BUT I AM STILL PRAYING IT DOES
AND WE KNOW THROUGH THE LORD ALL THINGS ARE
POSSIBLE. WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR
CONTINUED PRAYERS ON THIS JOURNEY.

THAT'S ALL MY NEWS FOR NOW. I HOPE TO KEEP
WORKING ON MY TUMBLIN DOWN AND GET IT
DONE THIS WEEKEND IF NOT BEFORE.

HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL OF DAYS MY FRIENDS.
WE ARE GETTING BLESSED RAIN AND COOLER TEMPTS
TODAY.  UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, July 21, 2012

PUMPKINS ON THE BRAIN......


FIRST OFF I'D LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU
TO ALL THAT VISITED MY PICTURETRAIL FOR
MY UPDATE. I APPRECIATE IT MORE THAN WORDS
CAN CONVEY. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR EACH
ONE OF YOU!

I STARTED HOOKING THIS RUG PATTERN
I'VE HAD FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS!
IT'S CALLED TUMBLIN DOWN BY
MARIA BARTON OF STAR RUG COMPANY.
I AM NOT A HALLOWEEN PERSON, JUST FALL
DECORATING APPEALS TO ME, BUT SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS STACK OF HAPPY GUYS CALLS
TO ME. IT'S A FUN RUG AND I'M ENJOYING HOOKING
IT. THIS PUMPKIN IS ON THE BOTTOM AND THE
BIGGEST. I USED THE WOOL MARIA USED FOR
HER ORIGINAL. IT'S A STRIPE WITH ALL KINDS
OF GREAT SHADES IN IT SO YOU ONLY HAVE
TO USE THIS ONE WOOL FOR A GREAT LOOK.
IT'S A REBECCA ERB WOOL BUT I'D HAVE TO LOOK
UP THE NAME. I'M NOT SURE YOU CAN EVEN
GET IT ANYMORE. IT SURE IS A GREAT ONE FOR
PUMPKINS THO. I ALSO PREPARED A PATTERN
FROM SPRUCE RIDGE STUDIOS CALLED
HARVEST GOODE THINGS. THIS DESIGN IS BY
LORI BRECHLIN OF NOTFORGOTTEN FARM.
I HOPE TO GET THAT ONE DONE FOR OUR HOME
YET TOO. WE SHALL SEE. IT HAS LOTS OF DETAIL
SO I WILL HAVE TO USE SMALLER CUTS. SMALL
FOR ME IS AN 8 CUT ANYMORE. EVEN 8~1/2 SEEMS
SMALL. I LOVE 9 AND 9~1/2 CUTS MOSTLY BUT
SOMETIMES TO GET THE DETAIL YOU JUST HAVE TO
GO A BIT SMALLER.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, July 19, 2012

UPDATE IS OPEN & GOOD NEWS!


GOOD MORNING MY FRIENDS!
JUST WANTED TO SAY MY UPDATE IS OPEN
ON MY PICTURETRAIL SO POP ON
OVER IF YOU HAVE TIME AND VISIT ME THERE.
TO FIND MY PICTURETRAIL.

ALSO WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL
THE PRAYERS FOR LITTLE WINTER.
I JUST GOT WORD LAST NIGHT THAT THEY NOW
THINK IT IS NOT CANCER BUT A RARE EYE DISEASE.
THEY ARE STILL TESTING I BELIEVE BUT THE FAMILY
WAS ABLE TO COME HOME YESTERDAY.
WINTER WILL BE FITTED WITH A GLASS EYE IN
A FEW WEEKS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY
FOR THIS SWEET LITTLE FAMILY.

AND TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR US.
IT'S BRIAN'S 57TH BIRTHDAY!!
HOW THANKFUL I AM TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE
THIS DAY WITH HIM.
PRAISE THE LORD!!

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PRAYERS FOR A LITTLE ONE.....

DEAR FRIENDS,
WOULD YOU JOIN ME PLEASE IN PRAYING FOR LITTLE TWO YEAR OLD WINTER? SHE IS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF MY DEAR FRIEND SANDIE. DURING A ROUTINE DOCTORS VISIT IT WAS DISCOVERED WINTER HAD A TUMOR BEHIND ONE EYE. IT WAS FOUND TO BE MALIGNANT SO THEY HAVE GONE TO A BIG HOSPITAL IN OUR STATE WHERE I GOT WORD THEY TOOK HER EYE AND IT WAS ALSO FULL OF CANCER. PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS LITTLE FAMILY. HOLLY, THE MOM IS EXPECTING THEIR FOURTH CHILD RIGHT NOW. WINTER IS THE SECOND DAUGHTER OF THREE. PLEASE HOLD THEM UP IN YOUR PRAYERS AND ASK FOR A BLESSING FOR WINTER AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER AS I KNOW MANY OF YOU DO SO I KNOW THAT OUR PRAYERS COMBINED WILL BE HEARD BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND PERHAPS HE WILL HAVE MERCY. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

WITH MUCH LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR YOUR KINDNESS,
LORI

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UPDATE PREVIEW

IT WILL BE JUST A WEE LITTLE UPDATE I'M AFRAID.
I'M CALLING IT STARS AND STRIPES
BUT IT'S NOT THE TRADITIONAL KIND!
I WILL HAVE THE TWO DOLLS AND TWO QUILTS
TO OFFER. IT'S ALL I COULD MANAGE RIGHT NOW.
THE SISTERS ARE DRESSED IN THEIR HOMESPUN
DRESSES OF BROWN/LINEN COLOR.
ON THE LEFT WE HAVE EFFIE
AND ON THE RIGHT IS HETTIE.

EFFIE HAS HER OWN LITTLE PUNCH NEEDLE
SEWING POCKET THAT DOES OPEN SO A LITTLE
SOMETHING COULD BE TUCKED AWAY IN THERE IF
 YOU WANTED. IT WILL FIT AROUND HER WAIST AS
WELL IF THAT IS MORE DESIRABLE. SHE MEASURES
19~1/2" TALL AND IS RAG STUFFED FOR A NICE
OLD FEEL.

HETTIE IS PROUD OF HER LITTLE SISTER AND
LOOKS QUITE FETCHING IN HER BROWN BONNET.
SHE DOES SCOLD EFFIE FOR LEAVING HER BONNET
AT HOME. THE SUN CAN JUST RUIN A GIRLS
COMPLEXION YOU KNOW?!

NETTIE HAS A HAND SEWN PLACKET
DOWN THE FRONT OF HER BODICE WITH 3
OLD BONE BUTTONS. SHE HAS BROWN
HOMESPUN PLAID "SOCKS" THAT ARE PART
OF HER LEGS AND THEY ARE A SIMILAR
DARK BROWN COLOR AS HER BONNET.
SHE MEASURES 23" TALL AND IS
ALSO RAG STUFFED.

PRIMITIVE STAR QUILT MEASURES 29~1/2" SQUARE.
STAR BLOCK DESIGN BY LINDA BRANNOCK.
IT'S HAND QUILTED IN THE BAPTIST FAN PATTERN
1" APART.

CLOSE UP OF FRONT.

HERE'S THE BACK. A HOMESPUN IN LIGHTER
NEUTRAL PLAID.

I'M WORKING ON FINISHING UP THIS LITTLE BEAUTY
FOR THE UPDATE ALSO. IN THE MOOD FOR FALL
I HAD TO DIP INTO MY COLORED FABRICS
AND CAME UP WITH THIS LITTLE STAR AND
PUMPKIN QUILT OF MY OWN DESIGN. I AM
HAND QUILTING IT IN THE BAPTIST FAN PATTERN
1/2" APART. IT'S MY OWN DESIGN.

TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE JOIN ME
THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY MORNING JULY 19TH
AT 9:00 AM CENTRAL TIME FOR MY UPDATE.
I PLAN TO OPEN A NEW ALBUM FOR THIS UPDATE
SO EVERYTHING ELSE WILL STILL BE OPEN FOR
VIEWING BETWEEN NOW AND THE UPDATE.
IF YOU SEE ANYTHING ELSE THAT TICKLES YOUR FANCY
OFFERED IN MY OTHER FOR SALE ALBUMS PLEASE
EMAIL ME. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY
AND FOR ALL OF YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS.

BIG HUGS FROM ME TO YOU, LORI

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...

SORRY I HAVEN'T POSTED IN A WHILE. THE DAYS
SLIP BY AND BY EVENING I'M PRETTY TIRED.
BRIAN IS DOING VERY WELL. HE IS TAKING IT SLOW.
WE GO BACK TO MARSHFIELD FOR HIS FOLLOW UP
ON EVERYTHING IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
HE HAD HIS LAST IRON TREATMENT THIS MORNING.
KATHY IS DOING WELL ALSO. I TALK TO HER MOST
EVERY DAY. WE DO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY
CONTINUED PRAYERS.

THIS IS THE END OF OUR LITTLE HOUSE. THERE
WAS A BALCONY OVER THE GARAGE DOORS.
THERE WERE THICK WOODEN BEAMS THAT CAME
OUT OF THE HOUSE BUT OVER TIME ( THE HOUSE WAS
BUILT IN 1973) THEY HAD ROTTED. WE HAD TO DO
SOMETHING. BRIAN WAS AFRAID THE WHOLE THING
WOULD COME DOWN ON TOP OF US WHEN PULLING
IN OR OUT OF THE GARAGE. SO WE HAD OUR NEIGHBOR
JOE COME OVER AND HE RIPPED OFF THE OLD ONE AND
WILL BUILD US A NEW BALCONY. IT WILL COME OUT JUST
A BIT FURTHER THAN THE OLD ONE AND BE SUPPORTED
BY THICK POSTS. HE WILL PUT A BIG BOARD ACROSS
THE HOLES OF THE OLD BEAMS TO SUPPORT THE
BALCONY. HE FILLED THE HOLES WITH CEMENT THE OTHER
DAY. THE SLIDING DOOR GOES TO OUR LIVING ROOM.
THE WINDOW ON THE LEFT IS OUR BEDROOM.
NEXT YEAR WE WILL HAVE NEW STEPS (ON THE LEFT)
BUILT. WE NEED TO STRAIGHTEN A CEMENT WALL
BEHIND THEM FIRST. THE STEPS GO UP TO THE
 DECK AND BACK DOOR OF THE HOUSE.

I DID FINALLY GET THE TWO NEW DOLLS DRESSED.
I'M PLEASED WITH HOW THEY CAME OUT. I HAVE
A COUPLE MORE THINGS TO FINISH BUT AM HOPING
TO HAVE A SMALL UPDATE NEXT WEEK. MORE INFO ON
THAT TO COME. HAVE A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, July 5, 2012

WONDERFUL GIFTS

YESTERDAY I WENT TO VISIT KATHY FOR A BIT. WE HAD
PLANNED TO GO TO AN ANTIQUES SHOW IN WISCONSIN
THIS SATURDAY AND HAVE A DAY AWAY
TOGETHER FOR A BELATED BIRTHDAY FOR ME
BECAUSE WE JUST HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET
TOGETHER WITH ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED
WITH BRIAN THIS MONTH AND KATHY WAS
TAKING HER DAD FOR SOME TREATMENTS.
WELL, IN LIGHT OF HER RECENT HEART ATTACK
SHE IS STILL GAINING HER STRENGTH BACK
AND WE AREN'T SURE WE ARE GOING TO GO SO
SHE GAVE ME MY B~DAY GIFTS YESTERDAY.
SHE MADE THIS SMALLER PENNY MAT FOR ME.
KATHY'S BUTTONHOLE STITCH IS PERFECTION!

THE COLORS ARE PERFECT! MUTED REDS
AND BLACK. SHE USED A GOLDEN SHADE OF
THREAD FOR THE STITCHING.


I PLACED IT HERE ON MY DRY SINK IN THE
LIVING ROOM AND PUT THE OLD CANDLE
HOLDER FROM JUDY ON IT. THE COLORS OF
THE PENNY MAT ARE THE SAME AS IN MY
OLDE RAG DOLLS RUG SO I LIKED HOW THEY
LOOKED NEAR EACH OTHER.

SHE ALSO GIFTED ME A HUGE PIECE OF DYED LINEN
CALLED "TIN ROOF".  YOU CAN'T REALLY
TELL FROM MY PICTURE HOW AWESOME IT IS!
AND THREE WEEKS OVER DYED FLOSSES AND
SOME FUN COTTON RICK RACK TO PLAY WITH.
KATHY SPOILS ME EVERY YEAR!!

WE HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL FOURTH OF JULY.
WE HAD SOME FRIENDS OVER AND GRILLED STEAKS.
WE REALLY ENJOYED THE DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, July 1, 2012

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

GOT THIS SHOT OF MISS ZOE TAKING
HER AFTERNOON SIESTA THE OTHER DAY
AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT.
SHE IS ONE FUNNY DOG AT TIMES.
I LOVE HOW HER BACK FEET ARE STICKING UP.

KATHY CAME HOME TODAY. SO VERY
HAPPY MY BEST BUDDY IS DOING GOOD.
SHE AND I HAVE TAKEN SOME FUN
ROAD TRIPS AND HAD SOME GREAT LAUGHS
OVER THE YEARS. ONE OF HER SISTERS
CALLED TO TELL ME THEY WOULD BE
RELEASING HER. SHE WILL CALL ME
TOMORROW. I KNOW IT WILL BE GOOD TO
BE HOME. WE HAVE FELT THE SAME IN
OUR SITUATION. BRIAN IS COMING ALONG
WELL. HIS IRON IS STILL LOW SO HE IS
GETTING A SERIES OF IRON INFUSION
TREATMENTS. HE GOES TWICE THIS WEEK
AND TWICE NEXT WEEK. HE HAD THE FIRST ONE
LAST FRIDAY. OTHERWISE THINGS ARE
COMING ALONG. YOU ALL TAKE CARE
AND KEEP COOL IF IT'S HOT, HOT, HOT WHERE
YOU LIVE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI