Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


TODAY I'VE BEEN TAKING DOWN OUR CHRISTMAS
DECORATIONS AND PLAYING AROUND
WITH NEW GROUPINGS. NOT SURE IF THIS
WILL STAY YET BUT HERE IS A LITTLE
SOMETHING I DID IN THE LIVING ROOM.
 
NEWEST WORD ON ROD IS THAT THERE
IS GOOD BLOOD FLOW TO HIS MIDDLE AND
RING FINGERS. THE INDEX FINGER HAS
FLOW INTO BUT NOT SO GOOD GOING
BACK OUT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
ANY CONTINUED PRAYERS.
 
WISHING YOU AND YOURS A MOST
HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR FILLED
WITH MANY BLESSINGS.
 
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE

Sunday, December 30, 2012

TABLECLOTH & PRAYER REQUEST

MY SISTERS ARE LEAVING THIS MORNING.
I AM SAD ALREADY TO SEE THEM GO!
 
THIS IS OUR MOM'S CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH.
WE ALWAYS REMEMBER HER HAVING IT OUT.
IT MUST BE CLOSE TO 50 YEARS OLD.
OUR MOM PASSED AWAY WHEN I WAS IN MY
30'S BUT SHE GAVE THIS TO ME SOME YEARS
BEFORE THAT. I ALWAYS PUT IT OUT WHEN THE
SISTERS COME. IT GIVES US COMFORT TO USE IT.
NO HOLES IN IT BUT THERE WERE SOME BAD
BROWN STAINS ON IT FROM USE OVER THE
YEARS. I NEVER KNEW WHAT TO USE TO
TAKE THEM OUT THAT WOULDN'T RUIN IT.
WELL I CAME ACROSS A RECIPE ON PINTEREST
I THOUGHT WORTH TRYING. I DID AND MOM'S
TABLECLOTH LOOKS LIKE NEW AGAIN!
HERE IS THE RECIPE IN CASE YOU HAVE
SOME LINENS TO TRY IT ON:
 
1/2 GALLON WARM WATER
1/2 CUP CASCADE
1/2 CUP BIZ
SOAK AS LONG AS NEEDED
~I DID IT OVERNIGHT~
 
AND TO THE PRAYER WARRIORS OUT
THERE I HAVE ANOTHER REQUEST IF YOU
WOULD BE SO KIND. THE FIL OF OUR NIECE
IN MISSOURI HAD FOUR FINGERS SEVERED
YESTERDAY WHILE HELPING TO SPLIT WOOD.
HE WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO A BIG HOSPITAL
IN KANSAS CITY I BELIEVE AND THEY REATTACHED
THE INDEX AND TWO MIDDLE FINGERS.
THEY COULD NOT SAVE THE PINKY.
PLEASE PRAY FOR NO COMPLICATIONS
AND THAT ROD WILL HAVE BETTER USE
OF HIS FINGERS THAN EVEN THE DOCTORS
CAN IMAGINE. WE KNOW ALL THINGS ARE
POSSIBLE WITH THE LORD! THEY WORKED
ON HIM ALL NIGHT AND MAY STILL BE IN
SURGERY AS I TYPE THIS. THANK YOU SO VERY
MUCH FOR YOUR KINDNESS IN REMEMBERING
OTHERS YOU WILL NEVER MEET.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 
 
 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

GIFTS FROM KATHY

 
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!
WE SURE DID. WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER
AND PRAISED THE LORD THAT WE ARE STILL
HERE TOGETHER. THAT WAS OUR GREATEST GIFT!
 
KATHY AND I EXCHANGED GIFTS LAST WEEK.
THE ABOVE IS A GORGEOUS RUNNER SHE MADE
FOR ME. THE CROSS STITCHING IS THE SAME
ON BOTH ENDS. IT IS LONG. SHE BOUGHT THE
RUNNER AND STITCHED THE DESIGN ON EACH
END. I LOVE IT!

THIS SWEET LITTLE MAT IS WOOL THAT KATHY
DID SOME PRECIOUS LITTLE EMBROIDERY ON.
SHE IS SOOO GOOD AT THAT! SHE ALSO GIFTED ME
WITH A LITTLE "SNOW GLOBE" SHE MADE FOR ME
WITH LITTLE BOTTLE BRUSH TREES INSIDE THAT
CAN SIT ON THE MAT BUT IT DIDN'T WANT TO
PHOTOGRAPH VERY WELL.

AND A YARD OF THIS YUMMY WOOL! YEP,
I AM BLESSED AND SHE SPOILS ME ROTTEN!!

I MADE THIS FRAMED SAMPLER FOR KATHY
FROM A PATTERN BY MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN.
MADE ME ONE TOO BUT IT'S SUCH A FUN STITCH
I ENJOYED DOING IT TWICE!

I MADE THIS DESIGN BY MY FRIEND PAM KURKOWSKI
INTO A LARGE PINKEEP FOR KATHY! I TOLD HER PAM
IS INTENDING A SERIES OF FOUR AND KATHY ASKED
IF I WAS MAKING THEM ALL FOR HER! LOL WELL YES,
I AM SURE I WILL!! AFTER ALL, SHE MUST HAVE
THE COMPLETE SET!!

AND ONE OF MY BELSNICKLE RUGS
FOR KATHY IN BLUE/GREEN.
 
TOMORROW MY SISTERS COME FOR
A TWO NIGHT VISIT. WE ARE SO EXCITED
THEY ARE COMING.  IF YOU REMEMBER, POOR
LOIS FELL OFF THE SHORT END OF OUR BACK DECK
WHEN THEY CAME LAST SUMMER AND BROKE HER
ANKLE!  IT'S MENDED WELL BUT BRIAN WAS
THINKING ABOUT GETTING A SNOW FENCE TO PUT
AROUND THE DECK FOR A JOKE!  SHHHHHH, DON'T TELL!
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY MY FRIENDS.
BLESSINGS TO ALL.
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Monday, December 24, 2012

OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL....

 
O COME LET US ADORE HIM,
CHRIST THE LORD.
 
FROM OUR HOME AND HEARTS
TO YOURS,
WISHING EACH ONE A BLESSED
CHRISTMAS AND HEALTHY
NEW YEAR.
 
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OUR HOME AT CHRISTMAS


















AT LAST! HERE ARE A FEW PICS OF OUR HOME.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE JUST POP
OVER TO MY PICTURETRAIL.

CLICK HERE 

MUCH TO DO, ONWARD AND UPWARD!
ENJOY YOUR DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI









Sunday, December 9, 2012

CHRISTMAS AT JUDY'S

I'M STILL WORKING ON MY PICTURES AND WILL
HAVE THEM UP THIS WEEK FOR SURE.
IN THE MEANTIME I HAVE SOME EYE CANDY FOR
YOU FROM A FRIENDS HOME.
I WENT 90 MILES NORTHEAST YESTERDAY TO
FINISH UP MY SHOPPING. I STOPPED IN TO SEE
MY FRIEND JUDY WHILE UP THERE. SHE ALLOWED
ME TO TAKE SOME PICTURES OF HER CHRISTMAS
DECOR. SHE HAS SO MANY WONDERFUL
THINGS AND PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER SO
PERFECTLY! HER HOME IS WARM AND INVITING.
THE FRONT PORCH IS A NEW ADDITION AND 
THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR JUDY HAS HAD IT
TO DECORATE. I LOVE WHAT SHE HAS ON IT!
YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICS TO ENLARGE. 
CANDLES IN THE WINDOWS INVITING US IN.

LOTS OF OLD ICE SKATES, SLEDS, TOTES AND GREENS.
AND OF COURSE THE TREE!




THESE TWO (ABOVE & BELOW)  PICS ARE BY THE BACK ENTRY.


ABOVE AND BELOW~
ON THE COUNTER IN THE KITCHEN.


LOOKING FROM KITCHEN TO DINING AREA
AND A LITTLE OF LIVING ROOM.

LIVING ROOM.



THIS NEAT CUPBOARD WITH REDWARE
AND CANDLE HOLDERS IS IN THE DINING AREA
BUT RIGHT NEXT TO LIVING ROOM.
ANTIQUE PIE SAFE WITH BELSNICKLE COLLECTION
AND OLD PANTRY BOXES AND MEASURES.
JUDY MADE MOST OF THE GAME BOARDS. 




THE ABOVE OLD BRISTLE BRUSH
TREE DISPLAY IS ON TOP OF
THE TV CABINET.

ABOVE IS THE HALLWAY
LEADING TO THE BEDROOMS AND BATH.

ABOVE AND
THE FOLLOWING ARE SHOTS IN THE 
3 BEDROOMS. 



BASKET WITH DOLLS BY JACKIE SCHMIDT
ON BEDROOM DOOR.




JUDY HAS SEVERAL ORIGINAL PINKEEPS AND
SAMPLERS STITCHED BY TINA WOLTMAN. SHE WAS LUCKY
I DIDN'T PILFER A FEW WHEN SHE WASN'T
LOOKING! LOL SOME TINA IS OFFERING IN HER PATTERN
LINE LIKE THE ONE BELOW. 

ON ANOTHER BEDROOM DOOR.
THIS IS JUST A SAMPLING REALLY AND
I COULD HAVE TAKEN TONS MORE.
I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THIS LITTLE TOUR
OF JUDY'S HOME AND GAIN SOME INSPIRATION
FROM HER TALENTED DISPLAYS.
THANK YOU JUDY FOR ALLOWING ME TO DO THIS!

WISHING YOU A BLESSED SUNDAY.
I'LL BE BACK SOON WITH MY HOME,
I PROMISE!
UNTIL THEN.....LORI