Sunday, December 27, 2015

NORMA SCHNEEMAN MITTEN


I ORDERED THIS WONDERFUL SCHNEEMAN 
MITTEN AND IT CAME YESTERDAY! 
NOBODY DOES FOLKART LIKE 
NORMA & JENNIFER SCHNEEMAN 
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION!

I HAD LONG ADMIRED THESE AND NORMA
WAS KIND ENOUGH TO MAKE ONE FOR ME.
THE RED FABRIC IS A COARSER FABRIC 
AND THE BOTTOM IS A BROWN HOMESPUN
PLAID AS WELL AS THE "PATCH". 
THE GLASS BASE HAS BEEN AGED.

I HAVE A FEW SMALL SCHNEEMAN PIECES
AND THIS WILL BE A WELCOME ADDITION
TO MY COLLECTION.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

OLD PUTZ COW


GOT THIS LITTLE GEM OF A COW
TODAY IN THE MAIL.  I BOUGHT HIM
OFF OF EBAY.  JUST LOVE HIM!
HE IS COMPOSITION.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, December 18, 2015

NEW PATTERNS BY TINA!


IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN MY FRIEND 
TINA WOLTMAN'S NEW CROSS
STITCH PATTERNS....YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
I LOVE THIS HORSE ONE!!  IT'S CALLED
NED'S CHRISTMAS STAR
AND HAS A TREE WITH A STAR, HORSE
AND DATE BUT I 
JUST DID THE HORSE AND DATE WHEN I STITCHED
MY PINKEEP BECAUSE I WANTED TO USE
IT FOR EVERY DAY.  I LOVE IT!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OUT
HER WONDERFUL PATTERNS


UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, December 11, 2015

NEW 2015 CHRISTMAS PICS....


ARE UP ON MY PICTURETRAIL FOR
YOUR VIEWING!  ENJOY!!


UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NEW UPDATE TOMORROW!


I'VE BEEN GETTING MY UPDATE READY AND
THE ALBUM WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW MORNING,
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9TH AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME.
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME THEN!

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS, LORI

Monday, December 7, 2015

CHRISTMAS 2015 VISIT TO JUDY'S HOUSE


YESTERDAY KATHY AND I DROVE 80 MILES TO VISIT
JUDY AND SEE HER HOME ALL DECKED OUT FOR
CHRISTMAS.  WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!
AS ALWAYS, JUDY HAD EVERYTHING JUST PERFECT!
SHE WENT WITH A SIMPLER DECOR THIS YEAR WITH
SIMPLE GREENS HERE AND THERE ALONG WITH
BERRIES AND SUCH TO ACCENT HER WONDERFUL
COLLECTIONS OF ANTIQUE SMALLS.
ABOVE IS HER GROUPING ON HER DINING ROOM 
HARVEST TABLE. THE GREENS ADD THE PERFECT TOUCH!


THE  ANTIQUE MORTAR & PESTLE IS A RECENT ADDITION.


LOVE THIS STRING OF OLD SLEIGH BELLS
HANGING ON A REPRO CHIMNEY CUPBOARD 
WITH A STOCKING MADE FROM AN OLD QUILT.
HER TREE IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT!  SHE HAS HAD
IT FOR MANY YEARS AND I ALWAYS LOVE
SEEING IT.  SOME OF MY PHOTO'S TURNED
OUT BLURRY SO THIS IS THE ONLY SHOT
TO SHARE OF THE TREE THIS YEAR.


SIMPLE GREENS, OLD SLEIGH BELLS AND BERRIES
IN AN OLD WOODEN BOWL.


GREENS, BERRIES AND A BATTERY CANDLE IN AN OLD
TOTE.  OLD BOTTLE BRUSH TREE FOR AN 
ADDED CHRISTMAS TOUCH.


SHE SAID SHE KEPT IT SIMPLE WITH HER
BELSNICKLE COLLECTION AND ONLY
HAS OUT A COUPLE THIS YEAR.


I THOUGHT THIS WAS SO CLEVER....
JUDY FOUND THIS SMALLER OLD DOOR
RECENTLY AT AN ANTIQUES SHOP AND
DECIDED TO USE IT FOR A PLATFORM 
TO DISPLAY HER VINTAGE BOTTLE BRUSH
TREE COLLECTION!  IT LOOKS SO NEAT 
IN PERSON.



SAMPLER I STITCHED FOR JUDY SOME TIME
AGO.  I THINK IT'S A PRIMITIVE BETTY'S FREEBIE
IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.  I PERSONALIZED
IT FOR JUDY BY ADDING HER GRANDDAUGHTERS
NAME.


NEAT OLD BUCKET BENCH/CUPBOARD JUDY
  BOUGHT RECENTLY. I LOVE THE PRIMITIVENESS
(IS THAT A WORD?) OF IT AND WHAT SHE DISPLAYED HERE.


LOVE THE OLD BOWLS AND MORE SLEIGH
BELLS.....CAN YOU TELL JUDY LOVES OLD
SLEIGH BELLS???  I DO TOO!


ANOTHER WONDERFUL PRIMITIVE
OLD CUPBOARD FULL OF OLD SAP
BUCKETS AND OTHER GOODIES.





I LOVE HOW JUDY DISPLAYED ONE OF MY 
ORIGINAL CROSS STITCH DESIGNS IN HER
AND HUBBY'S BEDROOM.


OVER THE KITCHEN SINK ON A LITTLE SHELF.
A TINA WOLTMAN CROSS STITCH DESIGN.

A COZY CORNER IN HER KITCHEN FULL
OF WONDERFUL THINGS!

THESE ARE ACTUALLY WAX SLEIGH BELLS
THAT KATHY MADE A FEW YEARS AGO!
THEY LOOK AWESOME HERE.

IN THE BACK ENTRY JUDY HAS A TREE
WITH CLOTH BIRDS AND REAL BERRIES.
LOVE THIS TREE TOO!

ANOTHER LITTLE GROUPING ON A 
SETTLE BENCH IN HER BACK ENTRY.

LOVE HER PORCH WHICH IS A NEW
ADDITION ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO. 
JUDY HAS SO MUCH FUN DECORATING
IT FOR THE SEASONS AND IT ALWAYS
LOOKS FABULOUS! 




WE HAD THE BEST TIME YESTERDAY!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, JUDY, FOR LETTING
ME SHARE YOUR WONDERFUL HOME 
ONCE AGAIN.  IT FEELS SO COZY AND 
INVITING THE MINUTE YOU STEP IN THE DOOR.

MY CHRISTMAS UPDATE WILL BE THIS WEDNESDAY
AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME.  I'LL POST A REMINDER 
TOMORROW.  I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD ON SOME NEW 
OFFERINGS.  I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE THEM!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Saturday, November 28, 2015

E-PATTERN SALE!


I'M HAVING A BUY ANY 2 PATTERNS
AND GET ONE $7.00 PATTERN FREE SALE!

BUY TWO PATTERNS OFF MY PICTURETRAIL
AND THEN EMAIL ME WHICH $7.00 PATTERN
YOU WOULD LIKE FOR FREE.  
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com

IF YOU BUY 4 PATTERNS YOU GET 2 FREE, ETC.
SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT, MONDAY NOVEMBER 30.


UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS AVAILABLE!


JUST FINISHED MY NEW E-PATTERN DESIGNS 
FOR CHRISTMAS AND WANTED TO SHARE
THEM RIGHT AWAY FOR THOSE OF YOU 
THAT WANT TO STITCH THEM UP FOR 
SALE OR YOURSELF FOR 
YOUR CHRISTMAS DECORATING THIS YEAR!

THE PATTERNS ARE: 
CHRISTMAS AT PINEY CREEK SCHOOL
A WHITE CHRISTMAS 
LETA'S CHRISTMAS WISHES

I'VE ADDED SOME PAYPAL BUTTONS
FOR EACH PATTERN OVER ON 
MY PICTURETRAIL.  PLEASE GO
THERE TO PURCHASE.


THANK YOU FOR VISITING!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Friday, October 23, 2015

SCHNEEMAN PUMPKIN

 
JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY NEW
CLOTH PUMPKIN MADE BY
JENNIFER SCHNEEMAN!
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED SOME
SCHNEEMAN PUMPKINS AND WAS
THRILLED JENNIFER COULD MAKE
ME THIS ONE. IT ARRIVED IN THE MAIL
LAST SATURDAY IN THE MIDST OF US
PAINTING OUR LIVING AND DINING
ROOMS. SO FUN TO HAVE A TREAT
IN THE MAIL. WE ARE GLAD THE PAINTING
IS DONE. WE HAD A LONG CRACK ON THE
LIVING ROOM WALL AND CEILING
PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED DURING
THE SUMMER. PLUS THERE WERE SOME
PLACES AROUND THE BIG WINDOWS
WE REPLACED A YEAR AGO SUMMER
THAT NEEDED PAINT. SO NOW
IT'S ALL DONE AND WE CAN SIT
BACK AND ENJOY IT THIS WINTER.
WE DID THE SAME COLOR
BUT WENT FROM A SEMI GLOSS
TO A SATIN FINISH ON THE WALLS.
THE COLOR IS GRANT BEIGE
BY BENJAMIN MOORE FROM THEIR
HISTORICAL COLOR LINE.
 
HOPING YOU ARE ENJOYING
THESE AUTUMN DAYS.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SUSAN'S FANNY WASHBURN

 

 
SUSAN HOOVER OF OLDE THREADS
STITCHED UP MY FANNY WASHBURN PATTERN
AND WILL BE OFFERING THIS BEAUTY ON THE
PRIMITIVE HANDMADES MERCANTILE
UPDATE THIS THURSDAY EVENING AT
9PM.  HERE'S THE LINK:
 
 
THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURE SUSAN!
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT ELSE YOU
AND DORRIE HAVE TO OFFER THIS
MONTH!!
 
NOW I AM TRYING TO GET SOME NEW
CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH DESIGNS
DONE SO STAY TUNED FOR
THOSE IN A FEW WEEKS TIME.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Friday, September 25, 2015

FALL QUILT AND RUGS FOR SALE!


I JUST FINISHED THIS ONE OF A KIND
QUILT AND AM OFFERING IT FOR SALE.
THE CROW AND PUMPKIN WERE TAKEN
FROM THE BOOK LADY BIRD, LADY BIRD.
I'VE PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN MY OWN
WAY AND ADDED THE PIECED BLOCKS
AND VINE WITH BERRIES. I WOULD SAY
THE ABOVE PICTURE IS THE CLOSEST TO THE
ACTUAL COLOR OF THE FABRICS.
BROWN, MUSTARD, GREEN, PUMPKIN
AND BLACK. (CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE)

IT'S HAND APPLIQUED AND HAND QUILTED.
ALL COTTON FABRICS, BATTING AND THREADS USED.
BINDING IS BLACK HOMESPUN PLAID. BACK IS
A BROWN AND BLACK HOMESPUN STRIPE.
MEASURES ABOUT 17" X 30".

QUILT IS SOLD! THANK YOU MARY!




BLACK PUMPKIN AND CROW RUG IS
A DESIGN BY MARIA BARTON. IT MEASURES
ABOUT 10-1/2" X 21-1/2".
ALL GOOD QUALITY WOOLS USED ON A
LINEN FOUNDATION. BOUND IN BLACK WOOL.
I'VE ADDED A THREAD LOOP ON THE BACK
FOR HANGING.
BLACK PUMPKIN & CROW RUG IS SOLD!
THANK YOU BARBARA!!
 
 

SUNFLOWER RUG DESIGN BY CATHY GRESCHNER.
IT MEASURES ABOUT 10-1/2" X 21". ALL GOOD
QAULITY WOOLS USED ON A LINEN
FOUNDATION. BOUND IN BLACK WOOL.
I'VE ADDED A THREAD LOOP ON THE BACK
FOR HANGING.

KINDLY ASKING $185.00 PLUS TRAVEL FARE.

I ACCEPT PAYPAL OR A POSTAL MONEY ORDER
FOR PAYMENT. TO PURCHASE PLEASE EMAIL
ME YOUR ZIP CODE.

I WON'T BE DOING A FALL UPDATE THIS YEAR.
THESE ARE MY LAST OFFERINGS FOR
AUTUMN 2015.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY....LORI

Friday, September 18, 2015

AUTUMN 2015 HOME TOUR......

 
I'VE ADDED A FEW NEW PICS
TO MY PICTURETRAIL OF
MY FALL DECORATING THIS YEAR.
I'VE KEPT IT PRETTY SIMPLE
AND DIDN'T DISPLAY ALL OF MY
HAND~MADES THIS YEAR.
I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE TOUR.
 
 
 
HAPPY AUTUMN!
LORI
 
 

Monday, September 7, 2015

PENNY RUG FINISHED!


 
IT MEASURES 33" X 44" SO IS A GOOD SIZE.
I GOT IT DONE YESTERDAY AND STEAMED IT
LAST NIGHT.  IT'S MUCH MORE MUTED IN PERSON
AND THAT ONE PENNY CENTER THAT LOOKS
REALLY LIGHT IS NOT THAT LIGHT IN PERSON.
TODAY I PLAN TO START AN APPLIQUE QUILT
FOR AUTUMN THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE
FOR PURCHASE.  I'M THINKING A HUGE
PUMPKIN WITH A CROW ON TOP.  AND SOME
PIECED BLOCKS TOO. 
 
 
HAPPY LABOR DAY!  WE ARE GRILLING
STEAKS BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT FOR
OUR CELEBRATION.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 

Friday, August 28, 2015

RUG I'M WORKING ON....

 
INSPIRED BY A MAGGIE BONANOMI
RUG IN HER BOOK WITH THESE HANDS.
I WANTED A BIGGER RUG FOR UNDER
THE SMALL TABLE IN FRONT OF THE
COUCH.  I AM KEEPING IT EARTHY IN
COLORS AND I'M LOVING HOW IT'S LOOKING.
I MAY CHANGE OUT THE LIGHTEST WOOL
I'VE USED IN THREE OF THE PENNY'S.
I'M NOT SURE YET.  I HAVE A LONG WAY
TO GO BUT I ESPECIALLY WANTED IT
DONE FOR MY FALL DECORATING.  I'M
NOT USING ANY ORANGE IN IT BUT IT
WILL GO WELL WITH SOME OF MY OTHER
RUGS THAT I'LL HAVE OUT THEN.
I LIKE TO HOOK THE BORDER AS I GO SO
IT'S ALL DONE AT THE SAME TIME.
I SEW ON MY BINDING BEFOREHAND AND
HOOK UP TO IT.  WHEN I'M DONE IT'S
QUICK AND EASY TO FINISH MY RUG.
 
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FALL BUT
ALSO ENJOYING THESE LAST DAYS
OF SUMMER.  HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, August 23, 2015

SUMMERS END

 
SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER AND I HADN'T TAKEN
ANY PICS AROUND THE YARD SO I SNAPPED A FEW
YESTERDAY. REMEMBER I'M NOT A GARDENER
BY ANY STRETCH SO DON'T EXPECT VERY MUCH!
NOT MUCH DIFFERENT IN THE
FRONT EXCEPT FOR MY CUTE LITTLE FENCE.
 
 
AND THIS COXCOMB FLOWER BROUGHT
HOME FORM MY FRIEND CAROLE'S GARDEN
IN LOWER MI IN JUNE.
THANKS CAROLE!
I LOVE TO DO QUILTS WITH APPLIQUED
COXCOMB FLOWERS SO AM THRILLED TO
HAVE A REAL ONE!

 
HARD TO SEE BUT I PAINTED THE
HOUSE FOUNDATION IN THE SPRING
AND WHILE I WAS AT IT I PAINTED THAT
UGLY GRAY GAS METER THE SAME SO
AT LEAST IT BLENDS IN MORE WITH
THE BRICKS OF THE HOUSE. YOU CAN SEE
A TINY BIT OF THE PIPES STICKING UP
OVER THE TOP OF THE CHAIR.


 
I BOUGHT A BEE SKEP THIS SUMMER TOO.

 
A NEIGHBOR GAVE ME FOUR LONG
WEATHERED BENCHES THEY DIDN'T WANT
SO I PUT THREE OF THEM ON THE BACK
DECK.  I STACKED TWO AND COLLECTED
A FEW OLD GAS CANS TO PUT ON THEM.
ALONG WITH A BIRD HOUSE AND SOME OTHER'
CANS I HAD.


 
THESE TWO WANTED IN THE PICS!
 

 
I PLANTED DIFFERENT PURPLE PETUNIAS
IN THE BARREL PLANTER OUT BY
THE SHED CUZ IN THE FENCED AREA I HAVE
PINKS AND PURPLE HOLLYHOCKS BUT THEY
DIDN'T COME UP THIS YEAR SO I'LL HAVE
TO PLANT THE PETUNIAS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
I THINK IT WILL LOOK PRETTY OUT THERE
WITH BOTH FLOWERING.

 
SADLY WE HAD TO PUT MY DAD'S
HOUSE ON THE MARKET IN MY HOMETOWN.
DAD BUILT IT 54 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS 4.
I WAS OVER THERE IN JUNE FOR MY AUNTS
FUNERAL SO I TOOK WHAT I WANTED AND
THIS WEATHERED BIRD FEEDER WAS
IN DAD'S FRONT GARDEN BED.  PERFECT FOR
ME WITH THE WEATHERED WOOD.  I HUNG IT
IN OUR OLD APPLE TREE.   NOW I CAN FEED
THE BIRDS AND THINK OF DAD.
 
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PICS. 
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMERS DAY.
 
UNTIL NEXT TME.....LORI