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