Saturday, August 23, 2014

thank you . . .

Thank you everyone . . . 
for popping into the show last evening and for your support of my work!
It's because of you I get to do what I love!
Lori Ann
A Stitch in Time
Held on the "GALLERY" page of this site.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fleeting . . .

Synonyms: brief, short, short lived, quick, momentary, cursory, transient 
ephemeral, fugitive, passing, transitory: Literary: evanscent

The summer days are fleeting or even evanescent if you will. 
One afternoon I'm posting about our beautiful hydrangeas then upon those heels
about the first colors of fall!
Oh how we giggled when our elders complained about the days passing by too quickly, 
until that is, we have become those elders noticing the same.
Photos are a true testament to how quickly our days pass. 
The differences seen in just a week . . . recorded as a reminder.
Each day is a gift to be savored and held on to!
(I do hope I'm not posting about snow next week!)
Enjoy the day . . .
Lori Ann

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy . . . .

The hydrangea are amazing this year . . . 
They must have enjoyed the long hard winter more than I!

Have a happy "dirt under the fingernails" kind of weekend!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Up to my ears . . .

I'm up to my ears in elephants!
Just a little peek at what's on the worktable . . . How lovely that these elephant ears
don't even have any calories!
Happy Stitches everyone!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Happy Wednesday to you!

Please meet:
A Day at the Beach
Lazy day's at the beach and summer fun in the sun!
Not for me right now, but this little mouse is 
having a grand time playing in the sand, tossing his beach ball 
and showing off his new swimming suit!
Mouse is created from pretty taupe mohair, with glass eyes and wool felt
ears and tail. He is fully jointed and free standing at about 7" 
due to a wire armature in his legs.
Mouse wears an olde style swimsuit of navy stripe knit with wee buttons
at the shoulders.  His beach ball is hand dyed wool with feather stitching.
This little mouse would love to build sandcastles with you!

 Remember to play!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello ~ it's Wednesday!

I'm so happy you popped by!
Please meet :
(Lover of Strawberries!)
Created from taupe old looking mohair, Ella has wool felt paw pads, 
ear linings and black glass eyes. 
She is fully jointed with her trunk wired to gently pose.
Stuffed heavy with steel shot to have quite a squishy tummy she is about 10" tall.
Ella wears a "berry leaf" styled ruff of antique fabric, and carries a velvet strawberry 
on her trunk. She comes with 2 more velvet berries, 
each complete with tiny glass bead seeds.
Please email to purchase:

A gentle soul . . .
Loves Berries . . .
May your day be filled with love and berries!
Lori Ann

Sunday, July 27, 2014

We are always who we once were . . .

I have a little theory.
If we really look at who we were when we were young
we will find the same person we are today!

Stitching has been part of my "Fabric" (excuse the pun) for as long as I can remember.
I don't know the actual date I first held a needle, but I think the grooves and calluses
 in my fingers began that very day.

I do remember a crudely stitched bear . . .  just 2 pieces of furry fabric,
stitched with a child's hand around the edges over a pipe cleaner armature.
Hmmm . . .  I made a bear, and today I still do!

Enjoy my little stroll down my memory lane . . . 
My first "real" craft show ~ "The Gambier Craft Show".
(Held ... and STILL held in Gambier, Ohio home of Kenyon College ~ where I grew up!)
I am guessing that I was about 14-15 at the time this photo was taken.

Be who you were meant to be!
Lori Ann