Monday, February 11, 2019

NEW QUILT AND SNOW........


I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DOING A NEW 
QUILT DESIGN WITH EAGLES FOR THE PAST 
FEW WEEKS AND FINALLY GOT GOING ON IT
THE OTHER DAY.  MY DEAR FRIEND JUDY
GAVE ME A TON OF GREAT QUILT FABRICS
(THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, JUDY!)
AND I'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY THEM TO DO 
SOMETHING AMERICANA BUT IN A MUTED
MORE PRIMITIVE WAY. THERE WILL BE 
NO WHITE IN THIS QUILT BUT LOTS
OF TANS AND BROWNS ALONG WITH REDS AND 
BLUES.  I FOUND AN ANTIQUE
QUILT ON PINTEREST THAT HAD A SIMPLE
EAGLE APPLIQUE DESIGN AND WAS INSPIRED
TO COME UP WITH WHAT I HAVE HERE.
IT WILL BE VERY SCRAPPY WITH THE SASHING
AND BORDERS AND I SURE HOPE IT COMES
OUT LIKE I ENVISION IT!  I'M STILL WORKING ON
THE LOWER RIGHT HAND BLOCK AND
PLAN TO ADD SOME FOLKY APPLIQUED STARS
TO EACH BLOCK EITHER SIDE OF THE
EAGLES HEADS.  STAY TUNED
FOR MORE TO COME ON THIS PROJECT.
IF I LIKE HOW IT COMES OUT I'LL DO 
AN E-PATTERN OF IT.


FIRST WE GOT RAIN A WEEK AGO THAT FROZE
ON EVERYTHING AS TEMPERATURES 
DROPPED. NOW WE HAVE BEEN GETTING
SNOW ON TOP OF THAT AND I'M RUNNING
OUT OF ROOM TO PUT IT WHEN I SHOVEL!
HERE IS OUR LITTLE SHED HOLDING ON
IN THE GENTLE FOLDS OF SNOW
AND PATIENTLY WAITING FOR SPRING.
THANKFULLY WE HAVEN'T LOST POWER
BUT I NOTICED WE HAVE SOME POPLARS BENT
OVER SOME POWER LINES LIKE YOU SEE
BEHIND THE SHED SO WE CALLED THE
POWER COMPANY TO COME TAKE A LOOK.
THEY HAVEN'T AS YET BUT I'M SURE WE 
ARE NOT A HIGH PRIORITY.  WE DO HAVE 
A GENERATOR SO AM THANKFUL FOR THAT!

WISHING ALL A BLESSED WINTERS DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, February 1, 2019

CROWS & PUMPKINS QUILT


YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS QUILT I STARTED
LAST SPRING OR SUMMER. MY FRIEND KATHY AND
I WORKED ON THEM TOGETHER, EACH DOING
OUR OWN.  I HAND QUILT ALL MY QUILTS
AND I HAD IT READY TO GO BUT HAD
TO SET IT ASIDE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
I JUST FINISHED QUILTING, BINDING AND EVEN
GOT A HANGING SLEEVE ON THE BACK SO
IT'S ALL READY FOR THIS FALL WHEN
IT'S TIME TO DECORATE!  IT WILL BE FUN
TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO DISPLAY.
DESIGN IS BY CHERI PAYNE. SADLY, CHERI
HAS PASSED AWAY BUT HER SPIRIT LIVES
ON IN ALL OF HER WONDERFUL DESIGNS
AND INSPIRATION IN THE QUILT WORLD 
AND BEYOND!  THIS PATTERN IS HARD TO
COME BY NOW SO I'M GLAD I HAD IT IN
MY STASH. I'D BEEN WANTING TO GET TO
IT FOR SOME TIME.



I WANT TO THANK ALL WHO TOOK PART
IN MY LITTLE UPDATE RECENTLY.
I'M SO VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE SOLD OUT.

WE ARE STAYING WARM AND TOASTY
HERE BUT WITH -31* A COUPLE OF NIGHTS, 
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIT WARMER
WINTER TEMPS.  SUPPOSED TO START WARMING 
SOON. STAY SAFE AND WARM OUT THERE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A WEE LITTLE UPDATE.......




AT 9:30 AM CENTRAL TIME THIS MORNING,
JANUARY 17TH ON MY PICTURETRAIL SITE.


UNTIL THEN......LORI

Friday, January 11, 2019

A HEART AND SOME DECOR


THIS IS A LORI BRECHLIN DESIGN I 
DID IN NEEDLE PUNCH RECENTLY.
I HOPE TO WORK ON THE FINISHING TODAY.
WILL BE OFFERING IT AND ANOTHER HEART
PROJECT VERY SOON.


MY CHRISTMAS IS PACKED AWAY
FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND MY 
HOME IS DUSTED AND VACUUMED GOOD 
SO NOW I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO
PLAY A LITTLE. (SMILE)


I HAVE BEEN MOVING A FEW OF MY SMALL
ANTIQUES HERE AND THERE FOR A LITTLE
DIFFERENT LOOK. LOVE THESE OLD
RUSTY HEART COOKIE CUTTERS.
A FAVORITE TO BRING OUT THIS TIME OF YEAR.


THIS CORNER IS PRETTY MUCH 
THE SAME EXCEPT I HAVE THREE
OF MY FAVORITE DOLLS TOGETHER
ALONG WITH THE JUG NEXT TO THEM.


THE GIRLS......
THE TWO ON THE RIGHT ARE BY 
NORMA SCHNEEMAN AND THE 
ONE ON THE LEFT IS BY JACKIE SCHMIDT.

I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE START
TO YOUR NEW YEAR AS MUCH AS I AM.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.......LORI

Saturday, December 29, 2018

RUDIE RUG


JUST FINISHED HOOKING THIS SWEET
RUG CALLED RUDIE BY CAMMIE BRUCE
OF BASKETS OF WOOL. MY FRIEND
KATHY AND I EACH GOT ONE A FEW
WEEKS AGO AND WE STARTED THEM 
TOGETHER ABOUT A WEEK AGO.
WE'VE BEEN FINISHING THEM ON
OUR OWN AND TODAY WAS MY HAPPY
FINISH DAY!  THERE IS SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS LITTLE GUY!!

WE ARE ALMOST TO A NEW YEAR
AND COUNT OUR MANY BLESSINGS OF 
THIS YEAR. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN 
TO ALL THAT
HAVE THOUGHT OF US AND KEPT
US IN YOUR PRAYERS. IT TRULY
MEANS SO MUCH TO US AND WE
KNOW THE LORD HEARS EACH ONE.
ALSO THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT
HAVE SUPPORTED ME IN MY LITTLE
BUSINESS THIS PAST YEAR.
I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR 
EACH OF YOU AND THAT YOU
LIKE WHAT I DO. 

WISHING ALL A BLESSED AND HEALTHY
NEW YEAR 2019!

SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR......LORI

Friday, December 14, 2018

CHRISTMAS DECOR PICS


I HAVE MY CHRISTMAS DECORATING PICS
ON MY PICTURETRAIL FOR ANYONE
THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM.
I HAVE SHOWN THEM ON FB BUT I KNOW
NOT EVERYONE IS ON FB.  I HOPE YOU
WILL ENJOY THEM.


THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VISITED MY
UPDATE!  I'M SO THANKFUL FOR EACH
ONE OF YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR SUPPORTING MY LITTLE BUSINESS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI