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