Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PUMPKIIN E-PATTERNS AVAILABLE


I'VE HAD SOME REQUESTS FOR
E-PATTERNS OF MY PUMPKIN PATCH 
AND LITTLE JACK RUGS.
I'VE JUST ADDED THEM TO MY 
PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE.
THEY CAN BE ENLARGED OR
REDUCED FOR RUG HOOKING 
OR PUNCH NEEDLE. I'VE 
INCLUDED THE SIZE OF MY RUGS
IN THE PATTERNS.


I'M ALSO WORKING ON SOME NEW 
AUTUMN CROSS STITCH
DESIGNS SO PLEASE VISIT AGAIN.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Friday, August 11, 2017

FUN AT RED HOUSE WOOL STUDIO!



 (ME ON LEFT, CATHY ON RIGHT)
OH MY, WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS THE FUN
TIME I HAD IN RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN
WITH MY DEAR FRIEND CATHY GRESCHNER
AND HER LOVELY GROUP OF LADIES
THAT COME EVERY SECOND TUES. OF
EACH MONTH! A BIG THANK YOU TO 
CATHY FOR LETTING ME COME AND
VISIT!! I WAS ON SENSORY OVERLOAD
THE WHOLE TIME AND IT WENT BY WAY TOO
FAST! 

CATHY ASKED ME TO BRING SOME OF MY
HOOKED RUGS AND OTHER GOODIES FOR
DISPLAY. HER LIVING ROOM WAS THE PERFECT
BACKDROP WITH HER PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES
FOR THE BACKGROUND AND THE BOLTS OF
WOOL SHE STORES THERE!



I TOOK SOME OF MY ITEMS FOR SALE.
I ALSO GIFTED THE GIRLS WITH THE PATTERN
FOR MY PUMPKIN PATCH RUG ON THE
FOOT STOOL AND THEY HAD FUN PICKING
OUT THE WOOL'S IN CATHY'S SHOP TO 
GET STARTED. WAS SO FUN!





SWEET MAX WAS KIND ENOUGH TO LET US
USE HIS FAVORITE SPOT FOR DISPLAYING MY
RUGS. I DON'T THINK HE MINDED TOO MUCH!!


IN THE STUDIO, BUSY BUSY WORKING
ON PROJECTS AND TALKING ABOUT WHAT
TO DO FOR FUTURE PROJECTS!
CATHY'S RUG STUDIO IS OH SO WONDERFUL!!
SUCH A NICE GROUP OF LADIES. I WAS SO 
GLAD TO MEET ALL OF THEM.
I TOOK A FEW OF MY QUILTS TO SHOW AS WELL
 AND WE HAD A MINI "TRUNK" SHOW.




I'M DEFINITELY GOING BACK TO VISIT AGAIN!
MAYBE NOT TILL NEXT SUMMER BUT I WILL
BE BACK!!  IF YOU ARE IN THE RICE LAKE, WI
AREA GIVE CATHY A CALL TO VISIT HER
WONDERFUL SHOP. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
HER BLOG IS ORANGE SINK.

I HAVE A FEW PICS OF CATHY'S HOME I'LL
SHARE ANOTHER DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI



Sunday, August 6, 2017

PAM'S BIG LOG HOUSE RUG....

MY FRIEND PAM FINISHED HER 
BIG LOG HOUSE RUG
SO I WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU!
I'M SHOWING MINE AGAIN SO YOU
CAN SEE THEM BOTH TOGETHER.
SO FUN TO DO WITH MY SWEET FRIEND
ACROSS THE MILES.


PAM'S RUG IS ABOVE.


MY RUG. I CHANGED MY FLOWER.


BITTERSWEET PUMPKIN PN MAT.
I PUNCHED IT LAST FALL USING
MOIRE WOOL THREADS AND I LOVE
HOW IT CAME OUT! MUCH MORE LIKE
A HOOKED RUG LOOK. 
I PUT IT ASIDE AFTER THE PUNCHING
WAS DONE AND JUST GOT IT OUT
TO FINISH THE EDGE YESTERDAY.
I AGED THE PUMPKIN A TOUCH.
THE DESIGN IS BY LORI BRECHLIN
OF NOTFORGOTTEN FARM. 

AND....I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! TOMORROW I'M
OFF TO VISIT CATHY OF ORANGE SINK BLOG
AT HER HOME AND STUDIO IN WI!!! SHE HAS
 A GROUP OF LADIES THAT COME THE SECOND
TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AND I WILL
BE MEETING WITH THEM ON TUES.
AND THEN DRIVING BACK HOME. IT'S A LITTLE
OVER FOUR HOUR DRIVE FOR ME.
CAN'T WAIT!!  HERE I COME, CATHY!!!

SHE ASKED ME TO BRING SOME OF 
MY HOOKED RUGS AND QUILTS SO
I HAVE MY CAR LOADED WITH 
SHOW AND TELL GOODIES!!
I'M SURE WE'LL BOTH BE POSTING ABOUT 
OUR TIME TOGETHER SO CHECK BACK.
I'VE "KNOWN" CATHY FOR A FEW 
YEARS BUT WE HAVE NEVER MET IN
PERSON AND I WAS DETERMINED 
TO HEAD OVER THERE THIS SUMMER!

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Friday, August 4, 2017

LOVING.....


HOW MY TANSY BAG AND NEW CROSS 
STITCH PINKEEP DESIGN LOOK 
TOGETHER!


UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Thursday, August 3, 2017

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERN!


I LOVE TO GATHER TANSY THIS TIME OF
YEAR FOR DRYING FOR MY DECORATING.
THIS IS MY NEWEST PDF E-PATTERN 
AVAILABLE ON MY PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE.

TO PURCHASE PLEASE CLICK 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


Monday, July 31, 2017

TANSY FOR SALE!



OFFERING THESE SWEET LITTLE AGED CLOTH
BAGS FOR SALE. THEY COME WITH A SMALL
FRESH CUT BUNCH OF TANSY.  THE BAGS
 MEASURE APPROXIMATELY 3-3/4" X 9-1/2".
KINDLY ASKING $16.00 EACH PLUS TRAVEL
FARE. LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE.
TO PURCHASE PLEASE EMAIL ME AT
homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com
WITH YOUR PAYPAL ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE.

USA ONLY PLEASE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, July 27, 2017

NEW LITTLE QUILT FOR SALE


I'M NOT RUSHING SUMMER BUT I WAS IN 
THE MOOD TO MAKE A COUPLE LITTLE FALL QUILTS
TO OFFER.  THE CROW/PUMPKIN ONE IS SPOKEN
FOR BUT THE BASKETS WITH PUMPKINS 
IS STILL AVAILABLE.


IT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 8" X 20-1/2" AND 
IS HAND APPLIQUED AND HAND QUILTED.
GOOD QUALITY MATERIALS USED.
KINDLY ASKING SOLD PLUS TRAVEL FARE.
USA ONLY PLEASE.
TO PURCHASE OR IF ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT:

homespunprimsbylori@gmail.com

I ACCEPT PAYPAL OR A POSTAL MONEY
ORDER FOR PAYMENT.


CLOSE UP OF BASKET
(CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE)


BACK OF QUILT

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Saturday, July 1, 2017

WISHING ALL.......


A SAFE AND FUN WEEKEND AND
A WONDERFUL 4TH OF JULY 
CELEBRATION!

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