Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WILD TURKEY

 
THIS IS A BLOCK FROM A QUILT I HAVE
YET TO FINISH. IT'S FROM COUNTRY THREADS
AND IS CALLED WILD TURKEY.
 
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,
WISHING EACH ONE A WONDERFUL
THANKSGIVING WITH LOVED ONES.
 
WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL
FOR AND EACH DAY IS A BLESSING TO BE SURE.
OUR HEARTS OVERFLOW WITH THANKFULNESS
TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR HIS GREAT
GOODNESS TO US.
 
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE

Thursday, November 21, 2013

LITTLE WINTER




 
MANY OF YOU PRAYED ALONG WITH ME SOME
MONTHS BACK FOR LITTLE WINTER WHO HAD
TO HAVE ONE OF HER EYES REMOVED.
I'M PLEASED TO HAVE PICTURES FROM HER MOMMA
TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY. HERE SHE IS WITH
HER SISTERS. WINTER IS THE ONE WEARING
GLASSES. WHAT A SWEET LITTLE FAMILY.
I KNOW THEY WOULD APPRECIATE CONTINUED
PRAYERS. THANK YOU ON THEIR BEHALF.
 
BLESSINGS TO EACH ONE THIS DAY.
LORI


 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A NEW E-PATTERN

 
I'M PLEASED TO OFFER A NEW PATTERN
DESIGN IN E-PATTERN PDF FORM.
INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE QUILT AND
GIVEN MY OWN TWIST. IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED YOU CAN ORDER FROM
MY PICTURETRAIL WITH A PAYPAL BUTTON
I'VE ADDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.
AFTER I RECEIVE PAYMENT I'LL SEND YOU
THE PDF IN AN EMAIL. THANK YOU ONCE
AGAIN TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN
ORDERING MY PATTERNS. I SO APPRECIATE
EACH ONE OF YOU AND THE SUPPORT I'VE
GOTTEN IN THIS NEW VENTURE.
 
CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, November 14, 2013

MORE SLEDS

 
ZOE AND I JUST GOT HOME FROM A LITTLE
JAUNT NORTH OF US FOR THE DAY.
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET TO VISIT
WITH TWO OF MY DEAR FRIENDS.
SANDIE, WHO SOME OF YOU WILL
REMEMBER PRAYING FOR HER LITTLE GRAND
DAUGHTER WINTER THAT ENDED UP GETTING
AN ARTIFICIAL EYE. SHE IS DOING SPLENDIDLY
BY THE WAY.  AND MY FRIEND JUDY WHOSE
HOME I HAVE SHOWN YOU GLIMPSES OF  IN THE
PAST.  JUDY GIFTED ME WITH PART OF MY
CHRISTMAS EARLY SO I COULD USE IT
TO DECORATE WITH THIS YEAR.
SHE BOUGHT ME THE OLD SLED ON THE LEFT
WITH THE BOW OF GREENS HANGING. THE OLD
SKATES ON THE ONE ON THE RIGHT SHE
GIFTED TO ME LAST YEAR AND SHE SAID THEY
CAME FROM THE SAME ESTATE AS THE SLED SHE
JUST GAVE ME. THE SLED THE SKATES ARE ATTACHED
TO IS ONE I FOUND THIS PAST WEEKEND WHEN I
GOT THE LITTLE RED & GREEN ONE IN THE PREVIOUS
POST. JUDY HAS FOUND THE NEATEST OLD THINGS
FOR ME FOR OUTSIDE THE PAST FEW YEARS.
WERE IT NOT FOR HER I WOULDN'T HAVE SO MANY
WONDERFUL FUN RUSTY OLD THINGS TO PLAY WITH.
THANK YOU JUDY!

 
I LOVE HOW THESE TWO SLEDS ARE DIFFERENT
SHAPES AND WORN TO WEATHERED WOOD.

 
YES, WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE SNOW IN THE
YARD BUT IT WAS IN THE FORTIES YESTERDAY
AND TODAY SO WE LOST A LOT OF WHAT
WE HAD. NOTICE THE NEW BRICK WALL WE
HAD BUILT DOWN BY THE GARAGE.
NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER I'LL SHOW YOU
HOW NICE IT LOOKS. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE
OTHER WORK TO BE DONE DOWN THERE
THAT WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SPRING.
 
WISHING YOU A MOST WONDERFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, November 10, 2013

GOODIES FROM A LITTLE TRIP.....

 
I TOOK A LITTLE JAUNT DOWN INTO
WISCONSIN ON FRIDAY AND CAME HOME
ON SATURDAY. I WENT BY MYSELF AND
BUMMED AROUND LOOKING FOR THIS
AND THAT. IT WAS A GOOD RECHARGE OF
MY BATTERIES! I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT
ARNETT OLD WORLD SANTA'S FOR SOME
TIME AND HAD JUDE AT
(CLICK ON NAME TO GET TO HER SITE)
HOLD THIS GREEN GUY FOR ME. THEY WERE
FLYING OUT THE DOOR AND I WANTED TO
MAKE SURE I COULD GET ONE. JUDE IS
ALWAYS ACCOMMODATING AND WORKS HARD
TO PLEASE HER CUSTOMERS. THANK YOU JUDE!
I ADDED THE PUTZ SHEEP FOR A LITTLE EXTRA
FUN. I LIKE HOW IT LOOKS.

 
MY FRIEND JUDY WENT TO A DIFFERENT SHOP
FURTHER NORTH IN WI ON SATURDAY AND
SAW THIS RED ARNETT'S OLD WORLD SANTA.
SHE CALLED ME AS SHE KNEW I WANTED
A BARN RED ROBBED ONE AS WELL.
I COULDN'T RESIST HIM!
SO SHE BROUGHT HIM TO ME ON HER
WAY HOME. HE IS A HANDSOME FELLOW
WITH BLACK BAG AND RUSTY BELL IN HIS
HAND AND ON HIS HAT.

 
I WAS ABLE TO STOP AT AN ANTIQUES MALL
AND FOUND THIS SWEET LITTLE RED & GREEN
SLED WITH LOTS OF WEAR TO THE PAINT AND
COULDN'T RESIST IT EITHER.
 MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS TO USE IT
SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE BUT IT'S JUST TOO
NICE AND TOO CUTE SO I BELIEVE I WILL TRY
TO FIND A PLACE INSIDE OUR LITTLE HOUSE FOR IT.
 
WE STILL HAVE ABOUT 3 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE
GROUND SO I DON'T MIND TELLING YOU EVEN THO
IT'S EARLY IT SURE DOES PUT ME IN THE MOOD
TO DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS! AND NOW I HAVE
SOME NEW FUN THINGS TO ADD IN.
 
I FINISHED THE APPLIQUE WALL QUILT I'VE BEEN
WORKING ON AND HOPE TO HAVE AN E-PATTERN
READY BY THE END OF THE WEEK SO ALL YOU
QUILTER'S OUT THERE GET YOUR NEEDLES READY!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, November 7, 2013

THESE HAPPY FELLOWS......

 
HAVE COME TO LIVE AT OUR HOUSE
RECENTLY! LOVE THEM WITH THEIR
LITTLE GREEN COLLARS.
 
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL DAY.
WE HAVE SNOW ON THE GROUND!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, November 2, 2013

REMEMBER THIS?

 
I STARTED THIS SAMPLER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR
AND THEN GOT SIDETRACKED AND TUCKED IT
AWAY. IT WAS INSPIRED BY A PICTURE I HAD
OF AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER. I CHANGED THE COLORS
TO RED & GREEN WITH THE IDEA I WOULD USE IT
AS A SPECIAL SAMPLER TO DISPLAY AT
CHRISTMAS TIME. WELL, I PULLED IT OUT A COUPLE
OF WEEKS AGO OR SO AND GOT BACK TO
STITCHING. I CALLED MY FRIEND BILL TO MAKE
ME A PINE FRAME TO FIT IT AND.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
TA DA........

 
 HERE IT IS! I LOVE HOW IT CAME OUT.  I PREFER
LINEN BUT I HAD THIS PIECE OF EVEN WEAVE SO
DECIDED TO USE IT.  WITH CHRISTMAS
DECORATING APPROACHING QUICKLY, I'M JUST
SO GLAD I HAVE IT READY TO HANG.
 
I'D LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO BOUGHT
MY NEW E-PATTERNS AND THOSE THAT WROTE TO ME
 IN SUPPORT OF MY NEW VENTURE. YOU ALL ARE
A BLESSING TO ME AND I THANK YOU FROM THE
BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR ENCOURAGING ME AND
LOVING MY CREATIONS.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI