Saturday, May 24, 2014

WISHING YOU....

 
A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL WEEKEND!
(PICTURE FROM LAST SUMMER)
 
OUR FAMILY WISHES TO THANK ALL
THOSE THAT ARE SERVING AND HAVE SERVED
OUR COUNTRY AND SACRIFICED SO MUCH
FOR OUR FREEDOM.
 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

TWO LITTLE QUILTS FOR SALE

 
ONE PATCH

 
AND THE APPLIQUE BASKET QUILT
THAT'S THE MODEL FOR MY PATTERN.
 
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE PARTICULARS
AND MORE PICTURES ON MY PICTURETRAIL.
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 

Friday, May 16, 2014

LITTLE LOGS FINISHED

 
HERE IS MY LITTLE LOG QUILT ALL QUILTED,
BOUND AND HANGING.
ABOVE IS WITHOUT FLASH AND MORE TRUE TO
THE COLORS. YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICS
TO ENLARGE.

 
WITH THE FLASH.

 
HUNG ABOVE MY LITTLE GROUPING OF
ANTIQUE DRESSES.

 
WOKE UP TO THIS TODAY, MAY 16TH!
IT'S ALL MELTED NOW.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A TRIP HOME....

 
I TRAVELED LAST FRIDAY ACROSS THE UPPER
PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN TO VISIT MY DAD
AND SISTERS IN MY HOMETOWN OF
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI. I LEFT ZOE HOME WITH
BRIAN AND THIS SWEET LITTLE FACE WAS
LOOKING OUT AT ME WHEN I LEFT!
BROKE MY HEART TO LEAVE HER BUT IT
WAS EASIER FOR ME THIS TRIP.

 
I DROVE IN RAIN AND FOG BUT I WANTED TO
GET A PICTURE OF LAKE MICHIGAN WHEN I
WAS CLOSE. ALL YOU CAN SEE IS BREAKERS
AND FOG BUT AT LEAST I GOT A SHOT!

 
THE EMBRACE!
 
ONE REASON I WENT THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS
THAT MY NIECE FANCY WAS FLYING IN
TO SURPRISE HER MOM (MY SISTER LINDA)
AND I ALONG WITH A FRIEND WAS IN ON
THE SURPRISE TO HELP PULL IT OFF.
I HAD GATHERED OUR FAMILY AT A LOCAL
RESTAURANT SO FANCY COULD WALK IN
AND SURPRISE HER MOM. IT WENT OFF
AS PLANNED AND COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ANY MORE
PERFECT! LINDA COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!
I HADN'T SEEN MY NIECE SINCE SHE MOVED OUT
TO WASHINGTON ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO.
SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER MY GREAT NIECES
I HAD FOR VISITS IN THE SUMMER A FEW YEARS
AGO. THOSE WERE FANCY'S GIRLS.
I REALLY MISS THEM.

 
HAPPY TEARS!
 
THAT'S MY DAD CHARLIE SITTING AT THE TABLE.

 
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER.
 
 
HOUSE MY DAD BUILT WHEN I WAS FIVE,
52 YEARS AGO. THE PLACE WE CALLED HOME.
 
 
THE VIEW FROM THE LIVING ROOM WINDOW.
YOU  CAN SEE THE SAINT MARY'S RIVER
IN THE DISTANCE. THERE WAS A CAMPGROUND
BY THE RIVER WHEN WE WERE GROWING UP
BUT NOW IT'S BUILT UP WITH HOUSES.

 
CLOSER VIEW OF THE RIVER.

 
CAME HOME ON  MONDAY BUT CAME THE
NORTHERN ROUTE SO I SNAPPED A PIC
OF LAKE SUPERIOR. THERE'S STILL ICE ON IT.
SAW PATCHES OF SNOW IN THE WOODS
YET TOO. I LOVE THE GREAT LAKES.
 
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL
MOTHER'S DAY. I SURE DID!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, May 5, 2014

SAMPLER FINISHED~QUILT STARTED


LAST NIGHT I FINISHED STITCHING MY
CHRISTMAS AT HOLLYBERRY FARM
SAMPLER BY STACY NASH.
IT'S SHOWING UP LIGHTER THAN IT IS CUZ
THE FLASH WENT OFF ON MY CAMERA.
I CHANGED A FEW THINGS HERE AND THERE.
LOVE THE BORDER. NOW I JUST HAVE TO FRAME
IT! I'LL PROBABLY BE CALLING MY FRIEND
BILL THAT MAKES MY PINE FRAMES.
I NEED ONE FOR MY PHEBE'S FOREST ALSO.


I BOUGHT THIS CHERI PAYNE PATTERN
CALLED CROWS & PUMPKINS AT
PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS QUILT SHOP IN WI
A COUPLE WEEKENDS AGO AND DECIDED TO
START APPLIQUEING SOME OF THE BLOCKS.
I'VE ADMIRED THIS PATTERN FOR SOME TIME
ON CHERI'S SITE AND SINCE I WAS THERE AND
THEY HAD IT I GOT IT! I LOVE TO HAND APPLIQUE
AND I LOVE PUMPKINS AND CROWS SO SEEMS THE
BEST OF EVERYTHING TO ME! :-)

HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD EVENING. 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI