Tuesday, October 30, 2012

UPDATE ON WINTER & BRIAN


JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT MY FRIEND SANDIE
CALLED ME TODAY TO UPDATE ME ON HER LITTLE
GRAND DAUGHTER WINTER. SHE JUST HAD A CHECK
UP AND ALL IS WELL. THEY ARE STILL WAITING TO
HEAR IF THE CANCER COULD BE A GENETIC THING
OR NOT. WINTER HAS A TEMPORARY ARTIFICIAL
EYE AND WILL GET HER PERMANENT ONE IN THE
SPRING. HER TEMPORARY EYE ISN'T QUITE THE RIGHT FIT.
SANDIE SAID WINTER WOULD RUB HER
EYES IN THE MORNING LIKE ANYONE WOULD WHEN
THEY GET UP AND THE EYE WOULD FALL OUT!
POOR MOMMY HOLLY HAD TO PUT IT BACK IN
WITH MUCH DIFFICULTY AS WINTER DIDN'T LIKE
THAT PART. SHE IS ONLY 2 AFTER ALL. APPARENTLY
SHE AND HER BIG SIS ARE GETTING USED IT THO.
SANDIE SAID HOLLY HEARD THE TWO OF THEM
TALKING THE OTHER DAY AND 3 YEAR OLD
 REMI SAID TO WINTER,
"WINTER, TAKE YOUR EYE OUT."
WINTER TOOK IT OUT AND THEN REMI SAID
"MOMMMMMEEEEEE, WINTER'S EYE FELL OUT!!"
HOLLY CAME TO PUT IT BACK IN AND AFTER THAT
WAS ACCOMPLISHED REMI SAID TO WINTER, "THERE,
NOW YOU CAN SEE AGAIN!" OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF
BABES! CHILDREN ARE SO ACCEPTING
OF EVERYTHING. SANDIE SAID THEY ARE SO
APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THE PRAYERS YOU HAVE
TAKEN THE TIME TO SEND UP FOR THEIR FAMILY.

BRIAN HAS MADE IT FOUR WEEKS TODAY IN REGULAR
RHYTHM. WE ARE SO VERY GRATEFUL TO OUR HEAVENLY
FATHER FOR THIS BLESSING. THIS IS THE LONGEST HE
HAS GONE SINCE HIS HEART WENT INTO A~FIB
RIGHT BEFORE WE FOUND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG
AND HE HAD HIS SURGERY.

WE ARE PRAYING FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE
SEVERE WEATHER IN OUR NATION. YOU ARE ALL IN
OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS EVERY DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SOME X~STITCHING

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO THE PAST
FEW WEEKS FOR HANDWORK.
THE ABOVE IS PART OF A DESIGN I MADE
UP USING A HOUSE FROM AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER.
IT WILL BE A PINKEEP AND OFFERED IN MY
NEXT UPDATE....TIME AND DATE TO COME.



THE TWO ABOVE SAMPLERS ARE FROM MY FRIEND
TINA WOLTMAN'S NEW PATTERN LINE.
THE COLORS ARE WONDERFUL AND I LOVE HOW
THESE TWO LOOK TOGETHER.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO PURCHASE TINA'S PATTERNS
YOU WILL FIND THE LINK TO HER SITE IN THE
UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF MY BLOG.

THIS SWEET PATTERN ABOVE IS A NEW AND FIRST
DESIGN BY MY FRIEND PAM KURKOWSKI OF
BASKETS N PRIMS.
PAM IS WORKING ON A SET OF FOUR PATTERNS
AND THIS IS THE FIRST ONE. ISN'T IT SWEET?
I LOVED STITCHING IT.  THE VERSE AND COLORS
ARE WONDERFUL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE
PAM'S PATTERN YOU CAN FIND THE INFO

ALL OF THESE NEED TO BE MADE INTO WHAT
THEY WILL BE YET BUT I WILL GET TO IT SOON.
TWO WILL BE PINKEEPS, ONE FRAMED AND
ONE WILL BE HEMMED.

ZOE THANKS YOU FOR ALL THE B~DAY WISHES!

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A MOST GLORIOUS SUNDAY!
IT IS 18* HERE THIS MORNING WITH HEAVY FROST
ON THE PUMPKIN.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Friday, October 26, 2012

HAPPY 5TH B~DAY ZOE!

TODAY OUR LITTLE GIRLIE IS 5!
THIS MORNING I ROUSED HER FROM
HER MORNING NAP FOR A LITTLE PHOTO
SHOOT. AT FIRST SHE WAS ALL FOR IT.
HERE SHE IS TELLING MR. BEAR HER
BIRTHDAY WISHES.

OH OH, STARTING TO FADE!

YEP, THE PHOTO SHOOT IS DEFINITELY OVER!

JUST LET ME BE MOMMA!
WHAT A GOOD SPORT SHE IS.
POOR DOG PUTS UP WITH A LOT FROM ME.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

VISITING

HELLO, HELLO! SORRY I HAVEN'T POSTED IN
A WHILE. I'VE BEEN BUSY STITCHING FOR ONE
THING! I'LL HAVE SOME THINGS TO SHOW YOU
SOON. ALSO BEEN VISITING FAMILY.
WE WENT TO MY HOMETOWN ( FIVE HOUR DRIVE
ONE WAY) LAST WEEKEND TO SEE MY DAD, SISTERS
AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE HAD A GREAT TIME!

AND TODAY ZOE AND I TOOK A RIDE TO SEE
HOW AUNT PAT WAS DOING. MY SISTER LINDA
IS HELPING OUT THIS WEEK SO I GOT TO SEE HER
AGAIN TOO. WE STOPPED IN TO SEE AUNT PAT ON
THE WEEKEND AS WE WENT RIGHT BY WHERE SHE
LIVES ON THE WAY TO MY HOMETOWN. SHE HAS MADE
GOOD PROGRESS EVEN SINCE FRIDAY. SHE CAN PUT
WEIGHT ON HER NEW HIP NOW SO SHE IS GETTING
AROUND REALLY GOOD WITH HER WALKER.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS ON HER BEHALF.

LINDA AND AUNT PAT. AUNT PAT
IS A YOUNG 72! SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN
ACTIVE PERSON AND LOTS OF FUN.
WHEN WE WERE LITTLE SHE MADE US BARBIE DOLL
CLOTHES AND I REMEMBER WE CAME OUT
CHRISTMAS MORNING AND LINDA'S OUTFITS
WERE HANGING ON ONE SIDE OF THE CHRISTMAS
TREE ON THOSE LITTLE PLASTIC HANGERS AND
MINE WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE. WE PLUCKED THEM
OFF THE TREE AND BOY, WE THOUGHT SANTA WAS
REALLLLLYYYY GOOD TO US THAT YEAR!!

AUNT PAT, ZOE AND I.
IT WAS FOGGY AND RAINY ALL THE WAY THERE
AND FOGGY COMING BACK SO I AM GLAD WE GOT
TO VISIT BUT GLAD TO BE SAFELY HOME.
IT'S A TWO HOUR DRIVE ONE WAY.

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. LOOK
FOR SOME FUN X~STITCHES FOR SHOW AND TELL
VERY SOON! 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NEW FALL DECOR PICS

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE PICTURES I'VE
ADDED TO MY PICTURE TRAIL ALBUM OF
FALL DECORATING IN OUR LITTLE HOUSE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LOT MORE
THEN PLEASE DROP BY MY PICTURE TRAIL.










UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Sunday, October 7, 2012

HARVEST GOODE THINGS RUG

AS PROMISED, HERE IS MY RUG ALL BOUND
AND STEAMED. DESIGN BY LORI BRECHLIN
OF NOTFORGOTTEN FARM.
THE HOUSE IS A BLUISH GREY AS
ARE THE FLOWERS. I WANTED TO KEEP
IT EARTHY LOOKING WITHOUT A LOT OF
COLORS. I LIKE HOW IT CAME OUT.
THE LITTLE HOUSE WAS SUPPOSED
TO BE A PRIVY. I MADE MINE A LITTLE
POTTING SHED. THE RUG 
MEASURES ABOUT 24" x 32".

I'M WORKING ON GETTING MY FALL DECOR
PICS READY FOR VIEWING ON MY PT. I SHOULD OPEN
MY ALBUM AND POST SOME PICS HERE ON TUES.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL
SUNDAY. IT'S ALMOST 50 HERE WITH SUN.
I THINK BRIAN, ZOE AND I WILL TAKE A LITTLE
WALK AND ENJOY THE NICE DAY.
WE ACTUALLY HAD SNOW YESTERDAY!
IT DIDN'T STAY OF COURSE BUT IT WON'T BE
TOO LONG AND IT WILL STICK AROUND.
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR THE PRAYERS
FOR BRIAN AND FOR MY AUNT PAT TOO!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Friday, October 5, 2012

I'M STILL HERE!

THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THESE SWEET PICS
OF MY LITTLE ZOE GIRL. LAST WEEK WHEN I
WAS DOING SOME DUSTING IN THE GUEST BEDROOM
SHE CAME TO JOIN ME. SHE SAT NEXT TO MR. BEAR
AND I NOTED SHE IS ABOUT THE SAME HEIGHT AS HE.

THEN I CAUGHT HER TELLING MR. BEAR A
SECRET! WONDER WHAT IT WAS?
                                                                                                                       
NEXT THING I KNOW SHE IS LAYING IN
MR. BEARS LAP. I SWEAR, I DID NOT POSE HER.
SHE DID THIS ON HER OWN!

HERE IS THE NEW DECK/BALCONY ALL FINISHED.
I DOUBT IT WILL GET STAINED THIS YEAR. IT'S
TURNED COLD NOW. PLUS WE JUST GOT BACK
FROM MARSHFIELD. BRIAN HAD AN APPOINTMENT
ON THE 18TH OF OCTOBER BUT HIS HEART WENT
BACK INTO A~FIB LAST WEEK AND THE CARDIOLOGIST
HAD AN OPENING ON TUES. SO OFF WE WENT.
BRIAN HAD ANOTHER CARDIOVERSION AND WE
PRAY THAT HIS HEART WILL STAY IN REGULAR
RHYTHM NOW.  I WAS HOOKING AWAY ON MY
HARVEST GOODE THINGS RUG BEFORE WE LEFT
THINKING I COULD GET IT DONE BUT I JUST
PULLED MY LAST LOOP ON IT TODAY. I PLAN TO SEW
DOWN THE BINDING THIS EVENING AND STEAM IT
MAYBE TOMORROW.  I WILL SHOW IT TO YOU
WHEN I HAVE IT STEAMED. AND THEN I CAN FINISH
TAKING MY FALL DECOR PICS OF OUR HOME
AND SHARE THEM WITH YOU. SORRY IT HAS
TAKEN ME SO LONG TO GET THEM DONE.

IF YOU COULD SAY A PRAYER FOR MY
AUNT PAT I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.
SHE HAD HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY YESTERDAY
AND HER HIP WAS SO BAD SHE CAN'T PUT
PRESSURE ON THAT SIDE FOR 2 WKS. SHE WILL
GO TO A HOME FOR THAT PERIOD OF TIME.

THAT'S ALL MY NEWS FOR NOW. SORRY I HAVEN'T
POSTED FOR A WHILE. I PROMISE SOME FUN
PICS SOON!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI