Saturday, June 24, 2017

BIG LOG HOUSE RUG FINISHED!



I FINISHED HOOKING MY BIG LOG HOUSE RUG
ON THURSDAY, SEWED DOWN THE BINDING 
ON FRIDAY AND STEAMED IT TODAY!
IT WILL GO IN THE HALLWAY WHEN I 
GET THE QUILT I DESIGNED QUILTED AND HUNG
BUT FOR NOW TO GIVE AN IDEA OF HOW 
BIG THE RUG IS I'VE TAKEN SOME PICS
OF IT IN FRONT OF OUR DINING ROOM HUTCH.
I CHANGED THE FLOWER TO A COXCOMB TO 
GO WITH MY QUILT AND ADDED THE STAR ON 
THE RIGHT SIDE, ALONG WITH MY INITIALS
AND THE DATE.  MY FRIEND PAM IS STILL 
WORKING ON HERS BUT I'LL SHOW PICS
OF THEM TOGETHER WHEN SHE 
FINISHES HERS.



RAIN, RAIN, RAINING HERE.  VERY COOL
TODAY AS WELL BUT IT WAS A GOOD DAY
TO STEAM A RUG!!  NOW ON TO OTHER 
THINGS!!  HAVE SOME FALL CROSS STITCH
DESIGNS IN MIND TO CREATE AND I HOPE
TO BASTE MY QUILT THIS WEEK SO I CAN 
BEGIN TO HAND QUILT IT.

I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI





Saturday, June 17, 2017

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERN AVAILABLE.....


I'M HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE MY
LATEST E-PATTERN,
A REPRODUCTION SAMPLER,
 POLLY COLE
READY FOR PURCHASE!  POLLY NEVER
FINISHED HER SAMPLER ON THE BOTTOM
SO I TOOK THE LIBERTY OF ADDING
SOME MOTIFS THAT CAN BE STITCHED
OR LEFT OUT TO KEEP IT AUTHENTIC 
LIKE THE ANTIQUE SAMPLER.

TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT MY 
PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE


IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY TROUBLE
WITH THE PAYPAL BUTTON PLEASE
EMAIL ME AND I CAN INVOICE YOU.
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com

I HOPE TO HAVE MORE RUG 
PROGRESS TO SHARE SOON! 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A FEW FUN PICS......


THIS PAST MONDAY MY FRIEND KATHY AND I WENT
BUMMING TO A FLEA MARKET IN WISCONSIN
FOR MY 60TH BIRTHDAY.
WE EACH BOUGHT A HANDMADE RUSTY 
METAL FLOWER. HERS WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT
THAN MINE.  I PUT MINE IN THE CORNER OF
OUR FRONT FLOWER BED WHERE I NEEDED A 
LITTLE SOMETHING MORE. THE LEAVES WILL
RUST IN TIME. I LOVE IT! 




I PURCHASED THIS OLD HAND PLOW
LAST FALL FROM OUR  ANTIQUES
PLACE IN OUR LITTLE TOWN AND
PLACED THAT ON THE OTHER END OF
THE SAME FLOWER BED IN FRONT OF 
OUR HOUSE.


A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I PURCHASED AN 
ANTIQUE TRUNDLE BED IN ORIGINAL DARKER
RED PAINT FROM A PERSON ON FB. MY FRIEND
TINA WOLTMAN PURCHASED A BIGGER ANTIQUE 
ROPE BED FROM THE SAME PERSON AT THE SAME 
TIME. TINA AND HER FAMILY WERE KIND
ENOUGH TO PICK MINE UP AT THE SAME
TIME. I WANT TO GIVE A BIG THANK YOU
TO TINA FOR THAT!  I MIGHT NOT HAVE GOTTEN
IT IF SHE HADN'T OFFERED TO GET MINE TOO.
I'D BEEN WANTING ONE FOR A LONG TIME.
I HAVE TO MAKE A TICKING MATTRESS OR 
SOMETHING FOR IT YET BUT FOR NOW 
I AM JUST ENJOYING IT ROPED. SORRY THE
PICS ARE DARK. WE DON'T HAVE BIG WINDOWS
IN OUR BEDROOM SO IT'S HARD TO GET 
GOOD PICS.
 


BECAUSE I WAS GETTING THE TRUNDLE
I HAD TO PLAY WITH MOVING SOME THINGS
TO MAKE IT ALL WORK. I THINK I LIKE 
HOW IT ALL WORKED OUT.




I'VE ALSO BEEN HOOKING ON MY HUGE CABIN 
RUG AND AM HAPPY WITH MY PROGRESS.
BEEN STITCHING A PATTERN OF ONE OF MY
ANTIQUE SAMPLERS TOO AND HOPE TO HAVE
THAT AVAILABLE YET THIS MONTH.  

THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO!  HOPE EVERYONE
IS WELL AND ENJOYING YOUR SUMMER.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

BIG LOG CABIN RUG


I STARTED HOOKING THIS HUGE RUG
A FEW DAYS AGO AND WANTED TO SHARE
MY PROGRESS.  MY FRIEND PAM IN DELAWARE
IS HOOKING IT AT THE SAME TIME I AM HERE
IN MICHIGAN.  IT WILL BE FUN TO SEE HOW
DIFFERENT THEY LOOK USING DIFFERENT WOOLS.
THE DESIGN IS BY THE LATE LINDA BRANNOCK
AND THE RUG PATTERN IS SOLD 
WOOLY WOOLENS.
I HAVE MY QUILT IN MIND WHILE HOOKING 
MINE.  I THINK THEY WILL LOOK GOOD
TOGETHER.  I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO HAND
BASTE THE LAYERS TOGETHER ON MY QUILT
YET SO HAVEN'T STARTED TO QUILT IT BUT I 
WILL SHARE WHEN I DO!

WE'VE BEEN HAVING LOTS OF RAIN ON AND OFF
FOR SEVERAL DAYS BUT TODAY THE SUN
IS SHINING AND IT'S IN THE LOW SIXTIES.
I JUST GOT BACK FROM A 3 MILE WALK AND
IT FELT GOOD TO GET OUTSIDE FOR A WHILE.

NOW ON TO OTHER THINGS HERE IN THE HOUSE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!


WE HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL
MEMORIAL WEEKEND.  WE SURE DID!
WE CAUGHT UP WITH THINGS THAT
NEEDED DOING AROUND THE YARD AND 
GARDENS WHEN IT WASN'T RAINING. 
STILL RAINING BUT EVERYTHING IS SO NICE
AND GREEN NOW.  THE APPLE BLOSSOMS 
ARE BLOOMING AND SMELL SO GOOD.  

WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR MILITARY
AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THEIR SERVICE
TO MAKE OUR LAND FREE AND GIVE US 
THE RIGHT TO LIVE AS WE CHOOSE.
ALL THOSE THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE AND
ALL THOSE CURRENTLY SACRIFICING SO MUCH
FOR ALL OF US, WE HONOR YOU!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, May 14, 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


OUR SON SCOTT WHEN A BABY.  HE'S 38 NOW!


HE WAS SUCH A GOOD BABY.


BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENT THAT CAME TODAY
FROM SCOTT AND MY DIL EMILY.

WISHING ALL A WONDERFUL 
MOTHER'S DAY.  FUR BABIES COUNT TOO!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS.....


HELLO MY FRIENDS!  

EVEN THO IT'S VERY COLD HERE...WAS
ONLY 39* THIS MORNING....I'VE BEEN 
THINKING ABOUT WARMER DAYS.

I'VE JUST FINISHED SOME FUN AMERICANA
DESIGNS AND PUT THEM IN LITTLE VINTAGE
FRAMES I HAPPENED TO HAVE ON HAND.

THEY WOULD BE FUN AS PINKEEPS TOO
OR PERHAPS EVEN STITCHED TOGETHER
AND FRAMED AS ONE PIECE.

YOU CAN FIND THESE NEW E-PATTERNS
 ON MY PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE WITH PAYPAL
BUTTONS FOR EASY PURCHASE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE BUTTONS
PLEASE DO EMAIL ME AND I CAN SEND YOU
AN INVOICE FOR THE DESIRED PATTERN/PATTERNS.
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com


UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

QUILT TOP IS FINISHED!



HERE IT IS!  I'M SO EXCITED TO HAVE MY QUILT TOP
DONE AND READY TO LAYER FOR HAND 
QUILTING BUT I WON'T BE DOING THAT 
UNTIL MAYBE NEXT WEEK.
IT LOOKS LIGHTER IN THE PICS THAN IT
IS BUT YOU GET THE IDEA ANYWAY.
I BOUGHT A HOMESPUN WITH A BROWN
TICKING STRIPE THAT I'LL USE FOR THE 
BACK OF THE QUILT AND A HOBB'S
80 PERCENT COTTON BATT FOR THE FILLER.
I'M PLANNING TO QUILT IT WITH DIAGONAL
LINES ABOUT AN INCH APART TO KEEP IT SIMPLE
AND NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THE APPLIQUE MOTIFS.


I'LL SHOW MORE WHEN I GET SOME 
QUILTING DONE ON IT.

WE GOT ABOUT A FOOT OF SNOW LAST NIGHT
AND THIS MORNING.  A GOOD DAY TO STAY IN
AND WORK ON PROJECTS!  I'M DESIGNING
SOME NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS IN
AMERICANA COLORS RIGHT NOW AND
HOPE TO GET THOSE RELEASED LATER THIS MONTH.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERN!


I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT USING THIS 
SENTIMENT FOR SOME TIME AND AM HAPPY
TO HAVE A PINKEEP READY TO RELEASE.
I TRY TO CHOOSE JOY EVERY DAY BUT
SOME DAYS IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE.
WHEN THOSE DAYS ARE HERE I ALWAYS FEEL
LIFTED WHEN I CHOOSE JOY
I BELIEVE IT IS A CHOICE WE CAN MAKE.
I HOPE YOU LIKE MY NEWEST DESIGN.

TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT MY 
PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE. THIS IS A
PDF E-PATTERN.


JOYFULLY, LORI

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THIRD SIDE DONE!


I'M HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE THE THIRD SIDE 
DONE AND HAVE STARTED THE LAST SIDE!
IT'S BEEN A FUN PROJECT AND I'M STILL
ENJOYING DOING THE HAND APPLIQUE BUT
I ALSO LOVE TO HAND QUILT SO I'M LOOKING
FORWARD TO GETTING TO THAT STAGE.


THE FINAL PIECES WERE THE BASKETS.
I'LL DO THE SAME FABRICS FOR 
THE BASKETS ON THE OTHER 
SIDE BUT IN OPPOSITE CORNERS DIAGONALLY
FROM EACH OTHER.
I'M PLEASED WITH HOW IT'S COMING OUT.


IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE.  ALMOST 50*.
I JUST TOOK ZOE FOR A WALK AND WENT
AGAIN ON A LONGER ONE FOR ME. HER
LITTLE LEGS CAN'T GO AS FAR! ENJOY
YOUR DAY WHATEVER YOU ARE UP TO.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.......LORI






Friday, March 17, 2017

A LITTLE MORE PROGRESS ON MY QUILT.....


FIRST I ADDED SOME "HILLS" AS MY FRIEND
GWENDOLYN CALLED THEM....AND A TULIP.


THEN TWO LARGE BIRDS.
I HAVE THE REST FIGURED OUT AND
AM TRYING TO DECIDE ON MY FABRICS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, March 11, 2017

QUILT TOP PROGRESS



FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY
PROGRESS, HERE IS THE QUILT TOP I'M
DESIGNING AND DOING IN NEEDLE TURN
HAND APPLIQUE.  I'M PLEASED WITH THE 
RESULTS SO FAR.  NOW I HAVE THE SECOND
SIDE DONE I WILL PLAY WITH MOTIFS FOR 
THE OTHER TWO SIDES.  I HAVE MORE OF MY
FAVORITE THINGS IN MIND SO WILL SEE
HOW IT COMES TOGETHER. 


THE FABRICS ARE NOT THIS LIGHT IN PERSON.
THE FLOWERS MAY LOOK ORANGE BUT 
THEY ARE RED.  I CHANGED THE HOUSE DOOR,
CHIMNEY'S, BIRD AND THE ONE LEAF
WITH SQUIGGLE LINES ON THE FAR LEFT.
THEY ARE THE SAME COLORS AND SIMILAR
BUT DIFFERENT FABRICS.  I WANTED IT MORE 
SCRAPPY AND FOLKY.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
IT'S TURNED COLD HERE AND SNOW IS 
PREDICTED SO A PERFECT TIME TO STAY
IN AND PLAY WITH MORE OF MY
QUILT DESIGN!  

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MY QUILT TOP


 HERE IS THE APPLIQUE QUILT TOP I'M
DESIGNING AND MAKING FOR OUR HOME.
I STARTED WITH THE CENTER CIRCLE AND STAR
WHICH IS INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE TIN
COOKIE CUTTER I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION.


I WANTED TO DO SEVERAL OF MY FAVORITE
MOTIFS IN THIS QUILT SO I HAD TO DO A 
LOG CABIN SALTBOX HOUSE, BIRDS AND
 RED COXCOMB FLOWERS. I USED A SOLID
GREY/GREEN FOR THE STEAMS AND DIFFERENT
PRINTS FOR THE LEAVES.
(CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE)


THE HORSE AND BIRD SHAPES WERE ALSO INSPIRED 
BY ANTIQUE TIN COOKIE CUTTERS.
WE CAN GET INSPIRATION FROM ANYWHERE!


I HAVE THE ONE SIDE DONE AND WILL REPEAT
THE SAME MOTIFS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE.
I WOULD SAY THE ABOVE PIC IS A GOOD 
REPRESENTATION OF THE TRUE COLORS.


HERE I HAVE THE HORSES READY TO HAND
APPLIQUE ON THE OTHER SIDE SO IT GIVES 
A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.
THE TOP IS 56" SQUARE AND IS A DARKER BROWN
HOMESPUN WITH BLACK IN IT BUT IT LOOKS
BROWN. I'LL BE DOING SOME DIFFERENT MOTIFS
ON THE OTHER TWO SIDES. MORE OF MY 
FAVORITE THINGS!  IT WILL BE A WHILE
 BEFORE I GET TO THE HAND QUILTING PART.
I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET SOME SPRING CLEANING
DONE AT THE SAME TIME. HAVE A WONDERFUL
DAY MY FRIENDS. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CHANGING THINGS UP!


THIS IS A NEW TO ME ANTIQUE TOTE
I RECENTLY PURCHASED. I'VE BEEN
HAVING FUN CHANGING UP HOW
I HAVE A FEW ANTIQUE SMALLS 
ON OUR KITCHEN COUNTER.


THE TOTE HAS A SORT OF HEART SHAPED HANDLE.


I HAVE THESE TWO GREEN PIECES IN THE 
KITCHEN NOW.  A SMALL SET OF DRAWERS/SHELF
AND A SMALLER GREEN PANTRY BOX ON TOP
OF A DARK BLUE ONE. I LOVE OLD WOODEN 
CUTTING BOARDS AND HAVE A FEW OF THOSE
DISPLAYED AROUND THE KITCHEN AS WELL.


LOVE MY LITTLE ANTIQUE TREEN BOWL
FILLED WITH LITTLE GOURDS.

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON MAKING AN 
APPLIQUE QUILT FOR OUR HOME THAT
I'VE DESIGNED.  I HAVE A LOT OF MOTIFS TO 
HAND APPLIQUE YET BUT WILL SHOW 
YOU MY PROGRESS SOON. I'M ENJOYING
WORKING ON IT. HAVE A WONDERFUL
EVENING MY FRIENDS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DOLLS AND OTHER GOODS FOR SALE......


LOTS OF OFFERINGS TODAY. IF YOU SEE ANYTHING
YOU WOULD LIKE PLEASE EMAIL ME AT
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com
WITH YOUR ZIP CODE.
I ACCEPT PAYPAL OR A POSTAL MONEY
ORDER FOR PAYMENT.
USA ONLY PLEASE.
CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE.

FIRST UP ARE TWO NEWLY MADE DOLLS
BY ME. ONE IN BLUE AND ONE IN BROWN DRESS.
THEY MEASURE APPROXIMATELY 20" AND ARE 
STUFFED WITH COTTON FILLER. THEY ARE AGED
WITH MY SPECIAL PROCESS AND ARE DARKER
THAN THEY APPEAR IN MY PICS.
HAND AND MACHINE STITCHING ON BOTH
THE DOLLS AND THEIR DRESSES.
KINDLY ASKING $65.00 FOR EACH PLUS 
TRAVEL FARE.









SMALL OLD BROWN CROCKERY JUG.
MEASURES 6" TALL. HAS SOME SLIGHT
CHIPPING AROUND THE BOTTOM AND A 
COUPLE  VERY TINY CHIPS AROUND THE 
OPENING BUT ALL NORMAL FOR AGE 
AND WEAR. KINDLY ASKING 
$40.00 PLUS TRAVEL FARE.





OLD MAKE~DO GAME BOARD MADE
FROM A PANEL OF A DOOR MAYBE?
NICE BROWN PATINA WITH BLACK 
SQUARES. SAWTOOTH HANGER ON
THE BACK. VERY LIGHT AND EASY
TO HANG. MEASURES APPROXIMATELY
14~1/2" X 17~1/2". HAS A BIT OF A CURVE
ON THE LEFT SIDE. A TRUE MAKE~DO
PIECE USING WHAT THEY HAD ON HAND.
KINDLY ASKING SOLD





SLIGHT CURVE ON THE LEFT SIDE
OF GAME BOARD.



REPRODUCTION REDWARE FOR SALE!


LONG PLATE THAT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY
8" X 13~1/2". MADE BY JASON ?. I'M LETTING
THE RAMS HORN PLATE HOLDER GO WITH IT.
 VERY NICE PIECE OF REDWARE THAT LOOKS
VERY OLD. YOU CAN SEE BELOW WHAT I PAID
FOR THIS PIECE. I'M OFFERING IT FOR 
$80.00 PLUS TRAVEL FARE WITH PLATE
HOLDER INCLUDED. 



NICE SMALLER VASE LIKE CONTAINER.
BY TURTLE CREEK POTTERS
(DAVID T. SMITH)
AND SIGNED BY CARMELA HALL.
MEASURES JUST SHY OF 6~1/2" TALL.
A WONDERFUL TULIP DESIGN ON 
TWO SIDES. KINDLY ASKING 
SOLD


BOTTOM OF VASE.


ROUND 10" PLATE BY TURTLECREEK POTTERS.
SIGNED BY BETTY LOU 2002. I'M LETTING
THE RAMS HORN HOLDER GO WITH THIS 
PLATE. KINDLY ASKING $55.00 PLUS TRAVEL FARE.
A GOOD TIME TO GET SOME REDWARE AT
GOOD PRICES!!  


 BACK OF ROUND PLATE.

IF INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE ITEMS
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT 
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com
WITH YOUR ZIP CODE.  USA ONLY PLEASE.
I ACCEPT PAYPAL AND A POSTAL MONEY
ORDER FOR PAYMENT.  

HAVE A GREAT DAY.....LORI