Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Wednesday kind of day . . .

Hello . . .

I'm happy you dropped by on this sunny day!
A few strawberries are beginning to ripen in the garden, so I thought
a strawberry themed Wild Hare Wednesday was in order.

Should you like to purchase please email:

#1 ~ Berry Bunny
A sweet and gentle chocolate rayon bunny nestles atop a hand dyed velvet pin keep as if to
claim it as his own. Wool felt ears, vintage ribbon, hand dyed wool leaves and feather stitches too.
Weighted to sit nicely on your worktable or amongst your treasures. (aprox 6" x 4")
ship $6.00

#2 ~ Mouse Heaven
A bit difficult to capture the wee black mouse who is munching on this big strawberry. He was hiding in the shadows. (mouse is mohair with wool felt ears and bead eyes!) This sweet strawberry is created from vintage velvet, it has feather stitches and beads all round. The 5 leaves are blanket and feather stitched. Berry and mouse are settled onto a candle pan handcrafted by an Ohio tinsmith.
Aprox 6" w x 4" h
ship $6.00

Lori Ann

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hello, Hello!
Two weeks ago Rebekah L. Smith and I held our first
From Our Hands & Hearts ~ "Creative" event!
To say we were pleased would be an understatement . . . 
We were completely overjoyed!

The weekend combined stitching workshops, a "needle-in" and
a show titled "The Mercantile". 

If you missed it . . . Grab a cuppa and sit back to enjoy this video re-cap!
(click photo)

Thank you to everyone who made this endeavor possible!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It's Wild Hare Wednesday!

"Art thou the bird whom man loves best,
The pious bird with the scarlet breast"
William Wadsworth

Inspired by the robins who have been splashing and twittering in 
our bird baths.
Please meet:

Robin Red Breast 
Robin sits  atop a very pale blue, hand dyed woolen egg pin keep.
She/He has been created from two shades of mohair and has a wool felt 
beak and tail. Wings are thread jointed to pose a little.
Robin's egg is decorated with teeny ric-rac and even smaller seed beads.
Vintage ribbon completes the nicely weighted egg's decor.
Size: aprox. 6" x 5"
2 Available 
$135.00 each

To purchase please email:

Have a bobbon' robbin' kind of day!
Lori Ann

Friday, May 8, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

We have a winner!
Audrey of Bay Ray's Child is the winner of sweet Berry Bunny.
Congratulations Audrey!
A big thank you everyone for your sweet comments and birthday wishes!
Hugs to all!
Lori Ann
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
In keeping with a little tradition I began quite a few years ago I'd like
to offer a birthday give-a-way!
Each year, it seems, passes more swiftly than the one before it.
A day can go by in the blink, a week by just turning around and when I'm stitching
 I look at the calendar to find it's 3 months behind.
The years?  They move at warp speed ~ a grandchild who was just born
turns 3 ~ really? ~ 3? 
As I hold on to each years memories ~ of good times spent with family and friends, of gardens grown and works inspired , 
new memories are created to savor in the future.
I am grateful ~ for another year.
365 more days to spend living, loving, exploring and creating!
Thank you world,
Lori Ann
To be entered to win  the sweet "berry bunny" pin keep,
please leave your comment on this post!
I will draw a winner Sunday evening about 8pm.
(Please include your email if it's not on your profile :-)
Good Luck!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Teaching fun . . .

Hello everyone . . .
The From Our Hands ~ Creative is behind us and I'm basking in a 
totally exhausted and fuzzy glow!
It will take a bit to sort thru all the photos I took, but till then ~
enjoy a bit of what these ladies accomplished in a day and a half!
This was my very first time teaching a teddy bear class ~ what fun it was
to show, share and see the finished bears!
Happy stitches!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy . . . .

It seems we've waited forever but, the days are now very springlike.
Stitching and the upcoming From Our Hands event are both keeping me ever so busy,
 but I've stolen just a few moments to bury my fingers into the dirt!
The gardens awake a little more each day . . .  the wee daffodils
are at peak right now and I'm seeing hints of lily of the valley , herbs and strawberry
plants popping up!
I hope you enjoy these pics of our humble little plot of earth.
Wee Daffodils 
The "bird girl" from the back . . .  soon she will be surrounded by iris and strawberries!
Smiling pansy faces ~ and bunny too
A few early seeds planted . . .  you can't see, but so much going on
below the surface!
Smile . . . 
Lori Ann

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April . . . .

Hello friends,
Winter is behind us and April showers have begun.
We were blessed with a most beautiful Easter Sunday, but now a week of rain, 
thunderstorms and dank clouds is the forecast.
I'm itching to work outside, but with a less than pleasant week & a show bearing down 
on me I guess our soggy garden will have to wait.

On a cloudy, rainy day such as this, only one thing will make you feel better.
A cookie . . . A pretty cookie . . .  a VERY pretty cookie . . . a cookie
made with yummy rich butter!

Ok ~ cookie & tea in hand . . . . all better now and into the studio I go!
I purchased this lovely rolling pin from etsy  ~ here's the link!

In other "news" . . . 
I hope to have a couple Wild Hares this month, but I'm working on pieces for our
From Our Hands ~ Mercantile, so I might get a little bogged down!
Check out the show info on the website ~ this will be one fun event!

Have a cookie kinda day!
Lori Ann