Friday, August 31, 2012

PRAYERS ANSWERED FOR WINTER

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRAYERS
FOR LITTLE WINTER AND HER FAMILY.
SANDIE CALLED TODAY TO SAY THEY GOT 
WORD THAT THE CANCER WAS CONTAINED IN
THE EYE THEY TOOK. THEY HAD TESTED HER 
BONE MARROW AND ALL WAS CLEAR.
THE DOCTORS DID NOT THINK SHE 
NEEDED CHEMO SO NO TREATMENT WILL BE 
REQUIRED. SHE WILL GO BACK TO THE ONCOLOGIST
IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS FOR A FOLLOW UP.
PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS TENDER MERCY!
AS YOU CAN WELL IMAGINE THE FAMILY IS
REJOICING AT THIS GOOD NEWS. THEY ARE
STILL TESTING TO SEE IF THE CANCER COULD
BE GENETIC. THANK YOU MY
PRAYER WARRIOR FRIENDS FOR CARING ENOUGH
FOR THIS SWEET LITTLE GIRL AND HER FAMILY
TO HOLD THEM UP IN YOUR PRAYERS.

AND IN ALL THINGS, 
WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN PRAYER,
FAITH BELIEVING,
YE SHALL RECEIVE. MATTHEW 21:20

Thursday, August 30, 2012

MIGHTY PRAYERS NEEDED FOR WINTER

I HEARD NEWS TODAY FROM MY FRIEND SANDIE
OF HER LITTLE 2 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER
WINTER. IT SEEMS SHE DOES HAVE CANCER.
THEY THOUGHT AT ONE TIME IT MAY BE
A RARE EYE DISEASE BUT IT APPEARS NOT.
HER MOMMA HOLLY IS EXPECTING AND THIS
LITTLE FAMILY NEEDS MIGHTY PRAYERS FOR
DIRECTION TO KNOW WHAT TO DO,
STRENGTH TO GET THRU WHAT LIES
AHEAD AND HOPEFULLY THE SAVIOUR'S BLESSING
FOR A HEALING. YOU MAY REMEMBER WINTER
IS THE MIDDLE GIRL. THE LITTLE GIRLS ARE
1, 2 AND 3 WITH ANOTHER ON THE WAY.
PLEASE PRAY MIGHTILY FOR THIS FAMILY.
I KNOW THEY APPRECIATE ANY AND ALL
PRAYERS AND I DO BELIEVE IN THE POWER
OF PRAYER. MAY THE LORD HEAR OUR
CRIES FOR THIS LITTLE ONE AND
INTERVENE. THANK YOU MY FRIENDS. 

BIG HUGS, LORI

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SUNFLOWER PROGRESS


GOT A BIT MORE DONE ON MY SUNFLOWER
RUG. I'M ENJOYING USING WHAT I HAVE CUT
ALREADY FROM PAST RUG PROJECTS. I HOPE
TO HAVE IT DONE BY TOMORROW OR THE NEXT
DAY. DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH TIME I CAN
FIND TO SIT AND HOOK. IT'S BEEN COOLER
WEATHER WISE BUT SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE 80'S
AGAIN FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. NICE FOR THOSE
ON THE WATER FOR ONE LAST FUN FILLED WEEKEND
 WITH THEIR BOAT OR JET SKI. WE USED TO DO THAT
YEARS AGO WHEN RAISING OUR SON.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WELL WISHES FOR LOIS.
I KNOW SHE APPRECIATES THEM. I DIDN'T WANT
TO BOTHER HER TODAY SO I WILL CHECK ON HER
TOMORROW AND SEE HOW SHE IS DOING.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, August 27, 2012

ON MY FRAME & SISTER UPDATE


I'M HOOKING CATHY G'S (ORANGE SINK BLOG)
SUNFLOWER RIGHT NOW. I AM TRYING TO USE
WOOLY WORMS I ALREADY HAVE CUT, THUS
THE SCRAPPY LOOK. I THINK I LIKE IT
BUT WILL SEE AS I GET MORE DONE. I HAVE TO DO
SOMETHING.....I HAVE WAY TOO MANY WORMS CUT!
THIS WILL ONLY MAKE A TINY DENT IN THE PILE BUT
AT LEAST I FEEL LIKE I AM NOT WASTING THEM.

MY SISTER LOIS WENT TO SEE HER ORTHOPED
DOCTOR TODAY. SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANY
SURGERY ON HER ANKLE SO WE ARE VERY THANKFUL
FOR THAT. PRAISE THE LORD! SHE HAS A BOOT FOR IT
AND CAN PUT PRESSURE ON IT WHEN IT FEELS RIGHT TO HER.
THANK YOU FOR ANY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
ON HER BEHALF. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, August 23, 2012

OH NO!!!!!


THIS IS MY YOUNGER SISTER LOIS.
SHE AND MY SISTER LINDA CAME TO VISIT
ON TUES. ALL WAS GOING GREAT AND WE
WERE HAVING SUCH A GREAT TIME.......
UNTIL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON!

LOIS WAS OUT HERE ON OUR BACK DECK
AND FELL OFF THE ONE END! IT'S ONLY ABOUT
A FOOT OFF THE GROUND BUT SHE LANDED ON
HER FOOT JUST RIGHT TO TWIST THE ANKLE AND
SHE HEART IT SNAP. WE PUT ICE ON IT RIGHT AWAY
AND RUSHED HER TO THE HOSPITAL HERE. SHE WAS
IN A LOT OF PAIN. IT IS BROKEN, THUS SHE HAS A
SPLINT ON IT UNTIL SHE SEE'S THE ORTHOPED DOC
WHERE SHE LIVES NEXT WEEK. THEY HAD PLANNED
ON STAYING UNTIL TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND ARE STILL
DOING THAT. SHE WOULD HAVE TO LAY AROUND AT HOME
ANYWAY SO MIGHT AS WELL GET SOME VISITING IN!
POOR LOIS, I FEEL SO BAD FOR HER. A FEW YEARS AGO
SHE BROKE HER RIGHT FOOT AND I HAD A BROKEN
RIGHT ANKLE AT THE SAME TIME! THESE THINGS CAN
HAPPEN SO QUICKLY AND THEN YOU HAVE TO ADJUST
YOUR LIFE TO ADAPT TO THE SITUATION. I KNOW SHE WILL.

MY SISTER'S ARE THE BEST! WHEN BRIAN HAD HIS EMERGENCY
HEART SURGERY IN MAY THEY RUSHED TO BE WITH US AND
DROVE 8 STRAIGHT HOURS TO GET TO US IN MARSHFIELD.
I LOVE THEM DEARLY AND AM SO THANKFUL FOR
MY TWO SISTER'S. I AM THE MIDDLE SISTER.
HOORAY FOR SISTER'S!

SO OUR PLANS HAVE CHANGED A BIT BUT WE
ARE STILL TOGETHER AND STILL ABLE TO VISIT AND
ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY FOR TODAY.

I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL
DAY TOO. UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, August 20, 2012

SOME CREATING GOING ON....

I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET SOME THINGS MADE
TO OFFER SOME TIME SOON. ABOVE IS A NEW LITTLE
PUMPKIN DOLL DESIGN I JUST MADE UP. I HAVE ANOTHER
ONE READY TO PUT TOGETHER. THEN THEY CAN BE
AGED AND DRESSED. SO FAR I LIKE HOW THEY
ARE COMING OUT.

HERE ARE SOME FINISHED GOODS THAT WILL
BE OFFERED. JUST A LITTLE PEEK FOR NOW!
SOME THINGS ARE PATTERNS BY OTHERS BUT
MOST WILL BE MY ORIGINAL WORK.

HAVE A GLORIOUS DAY!
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A VISIT AND GIFTS


MY FRIEND JUDY CAME TO VISIT YESTERDAY FOR
THE DAY. WE HAD SUCH A NICE DAY. KATHY WAS ABLE
TO JOIN US FOR PART OF IT TOO. JUDY LIVES ABOUT 80
MILES FROM ME. WE DON'T GET TOGETHER AS OFTEN
AS I WOULD LIKE BUT IT'S ALWAYS FUN WHEN WE DO!
SHE BROUGHT ME SOME BELATED B~DAY GIFTS I
THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE...
THIS WONDERFUL SMALL PENNY HOOKED MAT
SEEN ABOVE THAT JUDY HOOKED ESPECIALLY FOR ME.
LOVE IT! IN BLUES AND NEUTRALS IT LOOKS GREAT
IN THE BROWN/BLUE BEDROOM.


THIS  OLD RUSTY LITTLE WHEEL FOR OUTSIDE. JUDY HAS
A FEW OF THESE AROUND HER YARD AND I HAVE
ALWAYS LOVED HOW THEY LOOKED. THIS IS THE SECOND
ONE SHE HAS GIFTED TO ME IN RECENT YEARS. THE
OTHER ONE IS A BIT BIGGER BUT STILL A SMALL WHEEL.
IT'S THE ONE IN THE PREVIOUS POST IN FRONT OF THE
CHAIR WITH THE POT OF GERANIUMS ON IT.



AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THIS JUDY CONDON BOOK!
SHE SPOILED ME ROTTEN I MUST SAY. I LOVE IT
ALL. THANK YOU JUDY!!! YOU KNOW JUST WHAT I
LOVE AND ALWAYS PICK THE PERFECT GIFTS.
SO DOES KATHY. THEY BOTH KNOW ME WELL!!

KATHY IS DOING GOOD. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE A DAY
TOGETHER TO JUST VISIT AND LOOK AT FUN
THINGS. I HELPED JUDY GET THE MAGDALENA BRINER
DOUBLE HORSE RUG DRAWN UP TO HOOK. IT WILL
BE THE BIGGEST RUG SHE HAS HOOKED TO DATE.

ALSO WANTED TO MENTION THAT  LAST I TALKED TO
LITTLE WINTER'S
 GRANDMA, SHE WAS DOING WELL ALSO. SHE AND HER
LITTLE SISTERS SEEM TO HAVE ACCEPTED IT ALL IN STRIDE
AND PLAY LIKE NOTHING IS DIFFERENT. THE INNOCENCE
OF CHILDREN. THEY ARE SO TRUSTING AND ACCEPTING.
A LESSON FOR ALL OF US I EXPECT.

I AM WORKING ON MY NEXT UPDATE ITEMS BUT I DON'T
THINK I'LL BE READY FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR MORE.
I HAVE A FEW MORE THINGS I'D LIKE TO MAKE.
I AM BINDING THE PUMPKIN/CROW QUILT TODAY
THAT I SHOWED YOU THE START OF IN A PREVIOUS POST.
MORE NEWS ON THAT TO COME.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Friday, August 10, 2012

OUR SUMMER GARDENS







JUST A FEW SHOTS FROM AROUND OUR YARD THIS YEAR.
THIS MORNING I GATHERED SOME YARROW FROM THE WOODS
NEXT TO THE HOUSE AND SOME BLACK/BROWN EYED SUZIES
FROM ABOVE AND HUNG THEM TO DRY IN THE SHED.

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

PUMPKIN QUILT & HUBBY UPDATE


GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING!
THOUGHT I'D GIVE YOU A LOOKY SEE AT THE
APPLIQUE QUILT I AM MAKING FOR MY NEXT
UPDATE. I'M KIND OF PLANNING AS I GO.
I HAVE MORE IDEAS FOR IT SO IT WILL
BE FUN TO SEE HOW IT COMES OUT. THE
PUMPKINS AND CROW DESIGNS WERE FROM
SOME OF MY QUILT BOOKS AND THE GOURD
I DREW UP LOOKING AT ONE OF MY REAL GOURDS.
IT WILL BE HAND QUILTED.

BRIAN HAD THE ELECTRICAL CARDOVERSION
DONE YESTERDAY. THEY HAD TO SHOCK HIS
HEART TWICE TO GET IT TO STAY IN REGULAR
RHYTHM. I GUESS THAT IS NOT UNCOMMON WHEN
THE HEART HAS BEEN IN AFIB AS LONG AS HIS HAS,
SINCE HIS SURGERY BEFORE MEMORIAL WEEKEND.
WE WENT DOWN THERE ON MONDAY AS HE HAD
TO BE AT THE HOSPITAL AT 8 AM FOR BLOODWORK.
THEY DIDN'T KEEP HIM LONG AFTER THE CARDIOVERSION
AND WE WERE GLAD AS WE HAD TO KENNEL ZOE AGAIN
AND WE WERE ABLE TO PICK HER UP ON THE WAY
HOME BEFORE THE PLACE CLOSED FOR THE DAY.
SHE WAS HAPPY TO SEE US AND WE WERE HAPPY
TO SEE HER. AT LEAST IT WAS ONLY OVERNIGHT
THIS TIME. THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL
CONTINUED PRAYERS. IT'S SUCH A COMFORT TO
KNOW SO MANY CARE. BRIAN WENT TO WORK
TODAY. HE JUST HAD TO TAKE IT EASY YESTERDAY.

I'VE GOT LOTS OF FUN IDEAS FOR OFFERINGS FOR FALL.
WE'LL SEE HOW MANY I CAN GET DONE!
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND DREAM OF COOLER
DAYS AND FROST ON THE PUMPKIN!
I PLAN TO PICK SOME YARROW AND BLACK
EYED SUZIES TODAY TO DRY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, August 4, 2012

SCORE!


YESTERDAY I DROVE TO A LITTLE ANTIQUES SHOW 45
MILES AWAY IN WI. THE SHOW WAS NICE BUT WHAT
PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES THEY HAD WERE PRICEY.
I DIDN'T BUY ANYTHING THERE BUT IT WAS NICE TO
LOOK AROUND AT EVERYTHING. AS I WAS PULLING OUT
OF THERE I SPOTTED A SIGN ACROSS THE STREET THAT
SAID ANTIQUES FOR SALE SO I POPPED OVER THERE
TO SEE WHAT THEY HAD. IT WAS OUTSIDE A BUSINESS.
I GUESS THE LADY WAS GETTING RID OF HER SURPLUS.
I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I SPOTTED TWO
ANTIQUE TIN CANDLE MOLDS AND AN OLD CANDLE BOX
FOR VERY LOW PRICES. THE CANDLE MOLDS WERE ONLY $12.
& $14. DOLLARS AND THEN SHE CAME DOWN TO TEN BUCKS
EACH ON THOSE! I HAD THREE BUT I THOUGHT TWO MORE
WOULD LOOK GREAT ON MY CUPBOARD WITH THE OTHERS
AND MY HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICKS SO I BOUGHT THEM.
YOU KNOW HOW I LOVE THOSE UNEVEN NUMBERS!
THE CANDLE BOX WAS PRICED AT $20. AND I DIDN'T MIND
PAYING THAT. IT'S WORN AND SMOOTH AND I LOVE THE
PATINA ON IT. SO MY TRIP WASN'T A BUST AFTER ALL!


I PUT THE CANDLE BOX ON THE SIDE OF
A KITCHEN CUPBOARD AND PUT AN OLD BUTTER
PADDLE IN IT.

THE CANDLE MOLDS FILLED OUT MY COLLECTION
NICELY ON MY OLD PIE SAFE.


I LOVE TO WATCH AMERICAN PICKERS!
THEY WERE IN OUR LITTLE TOWN DOING SOME
PICKING A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AGO! I DIDN'T
SEE THEM BUT IT WAS FUN TO THINK I CAME SO
CLOSE TO MEETING THEM.

HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND!
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI