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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

~ A Little Nonsense ~


... a few more changes, 
that is.

while working on getting this studio
{read: home office/sewing room/art studio...not sure what to call is, but I'll stick with studio for now}
Peter came upstairs to me with a smile on his face and hands clasped in front of him, saying
"I brought you good luck!"
{he's such a child and I love him for that}
He does this, occasionally ~ 
sometimes he'll gift me with a feather, a snail shell....a baby blacksnake.
~ you know, tiny sweet little gifts.
 BUT 
 believe me when I tell you 
there's NO telling what he'll be holding in those strong, yet gentle man-hands {refer to blacksnake}.
So, I stepped back,  {smart from experience} while he proceeded to unclasp those hands.
and out crawled a tiny little black cricket!
{here's a link to a little fun reading on crickets --> HERE}

of course we set him free in the farmhouse, to carry out his destiny
{I think I heard him chirping by the woodstove last night}



after the much-needed cricket diversion, 
{thank you  honey}
more progress was made on said room:


you can see we hung a big old mirror, and other things that make me happy ~ 
like the big lanky doll from friend Mandy from Bittersweet Folk Art, 
an old Victorian engraving of a girl named 'Emily'...
a wonky little wooden shelf that was a high school Wood Shop project back in the 1940's &
my favorite wire dress form sits behind the curve of the desk, as I hate empty space {hahaha}



and  favorite sign hung above the mirror,
"A Clean House Is The Sign Of A Broken Computer"
{{ 'nuff said there....}}

 

As I get to the corners of this room, 
which are momentarily piled floor to ceiling with wool,
 fabrics and other creative paraphernalia  ~ I'll share more.

In the meantime,
today all orders that came in last week while I was sick will be processed and shipped today!
I apologize for the delay, but I couldn't get off the sofa.
you have my permission to whip me with a wet wool worm if you feel the need.
I'm stronger now and can take it.
;)
I am "finishing the finishing" on my new soon-to-be-released Spring designs
 as well as the
Jan/Feb/Mar 2017 Little Stitches Handwork Club ~ and kits will ship this week.
much appreciated thanks for your patience my friends....


Hoping you have a beautiful day, filled with happiness and peace ~

Blessings from the Farm ~ 
Lori

Monday, January 16, 2017

~ Ch Ch Changes ~

It's here!
my big shiny new glass & chrome work-station/desk  ~ 

I feel like I'm on the Starship Enterprise 
as I sit in front of it!


 nope,
 it's not 'primitive' ~ but it is practical.




yes, it's huge ~ 
but it actually yakes up less space
 than all of my other smaller tables that I've been working on!

serious re-arranging going on in this room at the moment,
and since I am beginning to feel better after a week-long bout of a bad cold ~
this will be a much-needed, slow-going activity for me as I clean and organize.

more photos to come of the changes being made :)



since getting sick a week ago,
I've not had much energy to do a whole bunch of stuff ~ 
and boy do I still feel wiped out after I even walk across the room,
so progress on my 1 Year of Stitches project has been delayed a bit.
But, I did manage to add a small hand...
~ along with an even smaller teapot, teacup & teabag!
{reminders of what has been soothing me while recuperating}




I'm hoping to accomplish a lot more this coming week,
and am anxious to release our new designs & folk art-y things for the new year!

I'll leave you with another poignant quote from MLK:
"We may have all come on different ships...
but we're in the same boat now."

 love one another, 
be nice to yourself and one another.

Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

Saturday, January 14, 2017

~ Patience and Progress ~


My stitching chair sits lonely in my sewing room....
waiting patiently for my return while I spend most of my time resting on our sofa.

the quiet corner of my sewing room 
 ~ where I create & sketch, draw...
and dream.



being sick with a cold has forced me to spend countless hours inside my own head,
which can be a wonderful place, or not so much.

In my mind, I have completely remodeled this old farmhouse,
painted every room a different color...changed furniture, curtains ~ rugs.
having to stay put in one place makes you notice things like just how much 'stuff' I have
and just don't want/need any longer.
 
in a previous post I wrote about purging, room by room.
Good intentions yes, but halted by this godforsaken cold that has gripped me for almost a week now.

patience, patience.....


but,
just because I am down doesn't mean I am out.
I have kept up with my sketches,
put them to cloth and am punching them ~ 
yes, 
slowly but surely.

 
two down,  two to go.
 

 hearts, sheep, chickens, birds
baskets, vines & leaves
all seem to be what is calling my muse lately.

Spring fever?
aha! that's what I have!


no, I won't wish it away.
I'll enjoy the beauty & quiet that these Winter months will bring...
reflection and planning ahead
~ remembering and forgetting all at the same time.



I wanted to say that I am late in getting out recent orders
due to being sick, but have high-hopes of shipping on Tuesday,
since Monday is Martin Luther King day.

what a wise, wonderful soul he was.
here are a few of my favorite quotes of his:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; 
only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate; 
only love can do that.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
 
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin,
 but by the content of their character.

 
 
I have decided to stick with love. 
... Hate is too great a burden to bear.
 
 
 
 
 
The time is always right to do what is right.
 
 
We must learn to live together as brothers { and sisters}
or perish together as fools.

Wishing you all a day of peace and creativity!

 
Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

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