Saturday, June 29, 2013

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN!

THIS IS SO CONFUSING TO ME BUT
I'VE SWITCHED OVER TO BLOGLOVIN
AS MANY HAVE DONE.
 
 
LORI


Friday, June 28, 2013

A SPECIAL GIFT & START OF A QUILT

 
TODAY MY FRIEND KATHY PICKED ME UP
AND TREATED ME TO LUNCH FOR A BELATED
BIRTHDAY GIFT. I WAS GETTING READY FOR
OUR TRIP TO MISSOURI WHEN IT CAME AROUND
SO WE DIDN'T GET A CHANCE GO GET
TOGETHER THEN. SHE MADE THIS WONDERFUL
SAMPLER FOR ME FROM A STACY NASH
PATTERN. IT'S A REPRODUCTION OF AN ANTIQUE
SAMPLER. I JUST LOVE IT AND I FOUND THE
PERFECT SPOT FOR IT IN OUR BEDROOM.
THANK YOU KATHY FOR A SPECIAL DAY,
SPECIAL GIFT BUT MOST OF ALL FOR YOUR
SWEET FRIENDSHIP. LOVE YOU MY FRIEND.
 
 
I'VE BEEN WANTING TO MAKE THIS QUILT PATTERN
BY JAN PATEK FOR YEARS AND DECIDED TO
GET IT DONE THIS SUMMER FOR MYSELF.
I HAVE THE TOP TWO HOUSES DONE SO FAR.
I'M REALLY ENJOYING WORKING ON IT.

 
IT'S CALLED FRIENDS HOUSE
FROM JAN'S BOOK HOMESPUN HEARTH.
I'M THINKING OF ADDING SOME APPLIQUED
PUMPKINS TO A COUPLE OF PLACES.
 
TOMORROW WE ARE GOING TO START
STAINING THE DECKS AROUND THE HOUSE.
IT'S COOLED OFF IN THE SEVENTIES SO SHOULD
BE GOOD FOR DOING IT EXCEPT WE'VE HAD SO
MUCH RAIN THE MOSQUITO'S ARE REALLY
BAD THIS YEAR.  OH WELL, IT'S GOT TO GET
DONE SO HOPEFULLY THEY WON'T BE TOO BAD. 
 
I'M OFF TO CUT OUT ANOTHER HOUSE BLOCK!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI


Thursday, June 27, 2013

JUNE UPDATE IS OPEN!

 
MY NEWEST OFFERINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
ON MY PICTURETRAIL. PLEASE JOIN ME THERE
AND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANYTHING
FOR SALE ON MY PICTURETRAIL JUST
EMAIL ME AT
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY PICTURETRAIL.
 
HAVE A LOVELY SUMMERS DAY.
 
LORI

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JUNE UPDATE PREVIEW


HERE IS A LOOK AT MY JUNE UPDATE OFFERINGS.
I HAVE FIVE DOLLS, A DOG, A QUILT AND
A FRAMED SAMPLER. 

 
THIS IS BUCKLEY.
HE IS A NEW DESIGN.

 
THIS IS EFFIE. SHE HAS HER
VERY OWN LITTLE BASKET QUILT.

 
THIS IS LOUISA.
SHE IS A NEW DESIGN.

 
THIS IS MATTIE.
SHE IS A NEW DESIGN.

 
A PRAIRIE DOLL.
AN OLDER FAVORITE.

 
ONE OF MY DOGS.
I'VE ADDED BROWN SPOTS AND EARS
AND BROWN STITCHED EYES & NOSE.

 
A ONE OF A KIND QUILT WITH HAND APPLIQUED
CONE FLOWERS.

 
MATILDA STEDMAN SAMPLER.
 
MY UPDATE WILL BE TOMORROW (THURS.) , JUNE 27th
AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME ON MY
PICTURETRAIL. I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME.
THE ALBUM IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME BUT
WILL BE OPEN FOR VIEWING AT 9 AM TOMORROW.
 
UNTIL THEN....LORI


Sunday, June 23, 2013

THE BRANNOCK'S YARD

 
THIS DELIGHTFUL STAR LIGHT FIXTURE
IS IN THE SCREENED IN PORCH OFF THE BACK
OF LINDA'S HOME. YOU CAN SEE SOME
BEESKEPS ON THE SHELF.

 
THE YARD IS A WONDERLAND! YOU WOULD
NEVER KNOW YOU WERE IN THE CITY EXCEPT
FOR THE CITY SOUNDS AROUND YOU.
THE FENCE GIVES PRIVACY AND ADDS A
NICE TOUCH OF WORN AND PRIMITIVE TO THE YARD.

 
A PEACEFUL PLACE TO SIT.

 
THE POTTING SHED.

 
HERE YOU CAN SEE A CORNER OF LINDA'S
STUDIO AT THE END OF THE YARD. WHY
I DIDN'T THINK TO TAKE A FULL PICTURE IS
BEYOND ME! BUT AT LEAST I GOT THIS
MUCH. WHAT A DELIGHTFUL AND UNFORGETTABLE
DAY I HAD WITH SOMEONE I HAVE LONG
ADMIRED. THANK YOU LINDA FOR MAKING
OUR TRIP ALL THE MORE SPECIAL FOR ME.
I WILL TREASURE THE MEMORIES ALWAYS.
 
I WILL BE DOING A LITTLE PREVIEW OF
MY LATEST OFFERINGS HERE ON MY
BLOG THIS COMING TUES. THE UPDATE
WILL BE ON THURSDAY MORNING ON
MY PICTURETRAIL.  PLEASE STOP BY AND
SEE WHAT I HAVE FOR SALE.
 
UNTIL THEN.....LORI
 
 
 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

THE BRANNOCK HOME

 
AFTER LINDA AND I SHOPPED WE HEADED
BACK TO HER HOUSE WHERE OUR GUYS
WERE VISITING. I HAD ADMIRED THE BRANNOCK
HOME IN BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR YEARS
AND NEVER DREAMED I'D GET TO STEP FOOT
INSIDE! LINDA IS TRYING TO DOWNSIZE A
BIT TO KEEP THINGS MORE SIMPLE BUT THERE
ARE STILL MANY WONDERFUL THINGS
TO BEHOLD! THIS IS THE FRONT ENTRY
WHERE WE WERE GREETED BY THE BRANNOCK'S
FUR BABY TASHA.  SHE AND ZOE DIDN'T GET
ALONG SO ZOE WAS OUT IN LINDA'S STUDIO
WITH THE GUYS.


 
THE DINING ROOM

 
A LITTLE CUBBY FULL OF GOODIES IN
THE DINING ROOM.

 
DINING ROOM

 
DINING ROOM

 
LIVING ROOM

 
LIVING ROOM

 
LINDA'S LITTLE NESTING ROOM
WHERE SHE COMES TO RELAX
AND READ. 

 
THE MASTER BEDROOM

 
LINDA'S LOG CABIN SALTBOX RUG
LAYS ON THE FLOOR AT THE FOOT OF THE BED.
THIS PATTERN IS SOLD AT WOOLY WOOLENS
IF YOU'D LIKE TO HOOK IT. OF COURSE IT IS
IN MY STASH OF RUGS TO HOOK IN THE FUTURE.
NOW THAT I'VE SEEN LINDA'S ORIGINAL
IN PERSON I AM PLANNING ON HOOKING IT
THIS WINTER. MY FRIEND PAM HAS IT AND
WHILE SHE IS IN FLORIDA THIS WINTER
AND I AM AT HOME IN MICHIGAN WE
ARE GOING TO HOOK IT AT THE SAME TIME AND
SHARE PICS OF OUR PROGRESS. I'LL SHARE
WITH MY BLOG FRIENDS AS WE DO THEM.
TWILL BE FUN I THINK!!

 
BATHROOM

 
GUEST BEDROOM ABOVE AND BELOW.

 
I HAVE SOME PICTURES OF THE BACKYARD
GARDENS AS WELL I WILL SHARE TOMORROW.
IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF THE DAY I FORGOT
TO HAVE BRIAN TAKE LINDA AND MY PICTURE
TOGETHER! SO SAD ABOUT THAT BUT HOPEFULLY
WE CAN VISIT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WOOLY WOOLENS

 
THIS WAS OUR NEXT STOP ON OUR DAY
OF FUN! LINDA HAD CALLED AHEAD AND
ASKED THE PROPRIETOR JANICE IF SHE
MINDED IF WE COME BY. JANICE WAS GRACIOUS
ENOUGH TO LET US BARGE IN ON HER WHEN
SHE HAD JUST GOTTEN BACK FROM A TRIP.
SHE DIDN'T HAVE ALL HER RUGS UP ON
THE WALLS YET  SO I DIDN'T TAKE A PICTURE
OF THE INSIDE OF THE SHOP.
I DID HOWEVER DO A LITTLE SHOPPING!
 
CLICK HERE TO FIND WOOLY WOOLENS
ONLINE.

 
I HAVE LONG ADMIRED THIS WONDERFUL
RUG CALLED MY WORLD AND WHEN I SAW
JANICE'S RENDITION IN PERSON I WAS SOLD!
WORDS CAN'T DO IT JUSTICE!!
I DID BUY A LITTLE WOOL TOO BUT I FORGOT
TO TAKE A PIC OF IT.  JUST TAKE MY WORD
FOR IT....IT'S YUMMY!!

 
THEN THE FROSTING ON THE CAKE.....
JANICE INVITED LINDA AND I INTO HER
WONDERFUL, PRIMITIVE HOME!!
I TOOK ONE STEP INSIDE AND RAN BACK
OUT TO THE SHOP FOR MY CAMERA!!


 
WONDERFUL EARLY PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES
EVERYWHERE!! I WAS ON SENSORY OVERLOAD
BY THIS TIME BUT DID MY BEST TO BEHAVE
WITH DECORUM!



 
JANICE HAS A REALLY WONDERFUL
SCREENED PIE SAFE IN PAINT
ON TOP OF THE THIS TABLE.



 
I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THIS RUG AND JANICE
DID A SUPERB JOB ON IT. IT'S A PATTERN BY
EMMA LOU LAIS.

 
AFTER THE TOUR OF THE HOUSE
WE WENT BACK OUT TO THE SHOP AND
I PICKED OUT SOME WOOL AND PAID FOR
MY PURCHASES. THEN LINDA AND I WERE OFF
A TREASURE TROVE OF PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES.
 
I DIDN'T BUY MUCH IN THE WAY OF ANTIQUES.
BUT OUR DAY WASN'T OVER YET!
MORE TO COME.
 
UNTIL THEN.....LORI

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

QUILTER'S STATION



TODAY I'M  SHOWING PICTURES OF A WONDERFUL
QUILT SHOP IN LEE'S SUMMIT, MO.
BUT FIRST I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING
SPECIAL ABOUT THE DAY I VISITED THE QUILT
SHOP. I MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET
LINDA BRANNOCK AT THE QUILT SHOP WHEN IT
OPENED AND WE SPENT THE DAY TOGETHER!
LINDA KINDLY TOOK ME TO A COUPLE OF OTHER
SHOPS THAT I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT ON
ANOTHER POST OR TWO. WE STARTED HERE
AT RITA'S SHOP AND OH MY......IT WAS WONDERFUL
TO SEE ALL OF THE SUPPLIES AND SAMPLES.
I HAD BEEN TO QUILTER'S STATION BEFORE BUT
IT HAD BEEN YEARS AND THE SHOP HAS MOVED
SINCE I WAS LAST THERE.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOP WEBSITE.


I KNEW LINDA AND I HAD OTHER STOPS TO MAKE
AND I DID BRING A LIST SO I GOT RIGHT TO
SHOPPING!! MY STACK OF ITEMS GREW ON THE COUNTER.


I BOUGHT SOME NEW SQUARE RULERS
LIKE I ALREADY HAVE BUT MINE WERE
GETTING REALLY NICKED AND I WAS HAPPY
TO FIND THE SAME KIND. ALSO GOT A COUPLE
OF VALDANI PEARL COTTON BALLS FOR
NEEDLE PUNCH.


AND I DIVED RIGHT INTO THE YUMMY WOOL
AND BOUGHT A FEW WONDERFUL PRIMITIVE DYED
FAT EIGHTHS. RITA DYES THEM ALL HERSELF.


SAMPLES EVERYWHERE OF WONDERFUL QUILTS.


SO MUCH INSPIRATION AND FABRIC  AT MY
FINGERTIPS!! IT WAS HARD TO MAKE THE
CHOICES BUT I STUCK TO MY LIST PRETTY
GOOD AND THESE ARE WHAT I CAME HOME WITH:


SOME WONDERFUL COTTONS IN PRINTS AND HOMESPUNS.
YOU MAY SEE SOME IN MY NEXT UPDATE. :-)


THE YUMMY WOOLS I PICKED OUT. I COULD
HAVE GOTTEN EVEN MORE BUT LINDA INFORMED
ME OUR NEXT DESTINATION HAD WOOL ALSO!
SO I RESTRAINED MYSELF. THESE WOOL COLORS
ARE SHOWING UP BRIGHTER THAN THEY ARE.
THE REDISH ONES WILL BE USED IN MY WHALE
RUG FOR THE MENS SHIRTS.

WHILE LINDA AND I WERE SPENDING THE DAY
TOGETHER BRIAN MET UP WITH HER HUBBY
AND THEY PICKED UP A PRINTER FOR LINDA'S
COMPUTER. BRIAN HOOKED IT UP FOR THEM AND
VISITED WITH BOB.

TOMORROW I'LL TELL YOU OUR NEXT
STOP AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE
PICS I HAVE TO SHARE!!

UNTIL THEN....LORI