Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hi there . . .

I hope you've all been happily stitching, gardening, collecting or
otherwise doing what makes you smile!
We are just back from a teaching gig in Ripon, WI.
The town and small college campus were lovely and each class was filled with 
ladies who were so eager and sweet.
Thank you to Katie of "Holly and Ivy" for hosting this lovely event!
On the trip home we visited family of the Mr's in IL and had a lovely trip down memory lane . . .  along with awesome pizza from Harris Pizza in Moline, Il. ~  Then on to a friends home with lovely gardens, and fit in a final stop at the Sauder Village Rug hooking show and exhibit in Archbold, Ohio
(Simply wonderful rugs and WOOL everywhere!)

Now . . . . . it's time to re-group, catch up and prepare for the: 
Bewitching Peddlers show in Chelsea, MI.
(Sept. 30 - See link in sidebar)

For the stitcher's out there:
I have a few kits left from the Wisconsin "show" part of the event and will list those on the 
"Mercantile" tomorrow ~ August 18th. about 12 noon EST.
(There are a couple new kits too!)

That's whats up at "The Spotted Hare"
 I hope you are all having a lovely end to the summer
and are enjoying the harbinger of fall ~ cooler evening temps!

Best,
Lori Ann


Monday, July 10, 2017

busy, busy . . . .

Hello friends,

I do apologize for my spotty work and posts.
You might think (erroneously) that life slows down as you age, but we are finding 
the days are passing at the speed of light!

We hope we are emerging from the last 2 years of everyones health issues,
(my broken leg, mother's fall, husbands shoulder replacement, sons work accident)
and will all be stronger and healthier moving forward!
This has all taken a toll on my work and overall creativity, but I feel I'm
tip toeing around a corner and good things are to come!  

My first event of 2017 was the From Our Hands creative retreat ~
it was such an amazing success in the new location that we can't wait till next year!
(See video below!)
 From Our Hands ~ Spring Creative 2017

I'm happy that I was finally able to get the "Store/Mercantile" up and running
with kits and supplies.
A big thank you for your support!  All kits are sold out for the moment.
I'm gathering supplies and will re-stock as soon as possible.

This week we are recovering from 3 weeks of company and awaiting a
new round of kids and grand babes to come Friday.
(I see another recovery in our future ;-)

After this we head to WI, in August. 
I'll be teaching at Holly and Ivy along with Rebekah L. Smith
and a couple other great teachers.
http://www.hollyandivyonline.com/stitching-in-ripon.htmlhttp://www.hollyandivyonline.com/stitching-in-ripon.html
(A few class spots remain)
September brings the "Bewitching Peddlers" event in Chelsea, MI
October: Hooked in the Valley ~ Wooster, OH
http://www.pinetreebarn.com/about/news-upcoming-events/hooked-valleyhttp://www.pinetreebarn.com/about/news-upcoming-events/hooked-valley
& November : From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Peninsula, OH
(Please note: the FOH November show is Folk Art & Antiques only ~ no classes)

Hope to see you around!
Happy stitches,
Lori Ann


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today's the day!

 Hello . . . 

Thank you for all your notes and cards after the loss of our dear Lacy Lu.
My heart still aches for her soft blue eyes, her wet nose and silken paws.
She will be forever missed.


I HAVE been working even tho I've been quiet and I'm excited to announce something special!
For a long time I've wanted to open an online store to sell kits, simple supplies and "what-have-yous".
Today is the day and it will be launched at 2pm EST!
Come check it out.

I will also have a small update of original finished works on:
Sunday, June 18th @ 8pm EST.
(Original works will still be sold on the "Gallery" page of my blog)
I hope you can join me!

* * * * 
More exciting news!
We have a new addition to the family ~ Please meet:
Miss Abbey Lane!
(Oh how Lacy would have loved her!)
Abbey is a Mini Bernedoodle ~ (Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle mix)
We hope she is a little gentler on Michael's allergies, but no matter what, he's (we are) smitten!
She is not a replacement for Miss Lacy, but one to remind us to continue on and love another as we did her!
(Oh, in these pics she'd just gotten out of the "Puppy pool" !


Hugs all round!
Lori Ann, The Mister and Abbey Lane too!



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sometimes we grow quiet . . . .



There are times in our lives that overwhelm us and the best way to heal is to grow quiet.


Some of you may remember that husband had his shoulder replaced on the cusp of the new year, then not long after my mother fell. It was during these challenges that Lacy began getting sick off and on as well.
We did our best with everyone. Michael is doing well and has great moth in and strength back. Mother, after hospitals, rehab and another hospitalization is healthy and back at home with her little daschund "Fritz" awaiting her 94ht. birthday on June 3rd!
But . . .  try as we did with our hearts, souls and lovely vet, Lacy kept getting weaker and sicker.
She was at minimum 15.5 years old and could have been up to 17 ~ She was a rescue so we never knew her true birthday.
She was not always an easy dog. She was very protective of us and our home, but once in her "fold" ~ she loved you.

We will give our hearts to another ~ Lacy would want us to share "her" home as she knew is was a good, happy and safe one.  She knows too, that a furry face and little paws will soak up the tears and help us heal.

In her honor we will plant a pink dogwood tree in the garden.
Peace, Our dear one . . . 

On work:
When life is stressful, creativity does not come easily and often not at all.

I have managed to enjoy my teaching events. The From Our Hands Creative was amazing in it's new local and another teaching event with a stitcher's guild was lovely.
It was good for me to get out of a "too quiet" house and not think sad thoughts.
I am working together back on track in the studio and hope to bring to life a few spring pieces.
I'm an optimist at heart, so I know the sadness will subside and as it does a bit of creativity will emerge.
As in the garden , a bit of sunshine would help things along!

My hope is to have  new offerings for you in a few weeks.

Hugs,
Lori Ann

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A little behind . . . .

Hello everyone!

Please join me for an online show of Spring Friends . . .
Tuesday evening ~ April, 4th.
8pm EST

To be held on the "Gallery" page of this blog.
http://thespottedharegallery.blogspot.com
For those of you new to my blog . . .

Yep ~ sums it up!
"The hurrier I go . . . the behind I get"
I've always loved this quote from Alice In Wonderland.
It seems to define much of my life, but especially the last year and a half.

For those of you new to this blog, thank you &  here's the quick run down.  ~ 15 months ago I broke my leg very badly,  (
http://lorianncorelis.blogspot.com/2016/01/making-do_21.html ) so of course much of 2015 was a wash, but I worked as much as I could.  ~ Just as I hit my year anniversary, husband needed to have a shoulder replacement.  (He's doing great!)
During that time my 93 year old mother fell and we had to attend to getting her back up and running.
Mother has been doing wonderfully and is happy to be back home, but we did have another hiccup with a 4 day hospitalization for her last week.
(But again ~ she's home & doing great!)
Needless to say . . . . I'm "BEHINDER" than ever.
I'd hoped for an online show last Wednesday - Nope!
Then I'd hoped for Sunday ~ Nope!
BUT . . .
I WILL be ready for Tuesday evening!!
(Fingers and toes crossed please)

(Oh yes . . .  and the From Our Hands Retreat is coming up in about 3 weeks!)
EEK!

On a good note . . . I saw my leg surgeon on Thursday and 
I'm done ~ released ~ graduated ~ YIPPEE
A few bits to still work on, but as great as he was we are happy to have one less Dr. on the schedule right now!

Stay healthy!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's Wild Hare Wednesday

Hello . . . it's been a while!
Today we have 3 Peeps and a Bun!
(Each priced separately and perfect for your Easter Basket!)

Should you like to purchase, please email:
Lorianncorelis@mac.com

#1 ~ Quite the fuzzy little peeper. 
Created from soft yellow wavy mohair this peep has thread jointed wings, 
bead eyes & a wool felt beak.
She is nestled atop an egg pincushion of antique pink sculpted velvet, trimmed 
with antique chenille and a vintage ribbon bow.
(The below photos show the velvet color much better!)
Aprox 6" x 4.5"
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!

#2 ~ A Smaller Peeper
This little one is created from short soft yellow mohair with bead eyes and a wool felt beak.
She too is nestled atop an egg pincushion of antique pink sculpted velvet, trimmed 
with antique chenille and a vintage ribbon bow.
4.5" x 3.5"
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!

#3 ~ A Wee Peeper
This Teeny one is created from short soft yellow mohair with bead eyes and a wool felt beak.
She too is nestled atop an egg pincushion of antique pink sculpted velvet, trimmed 
with antique chenille and a vintage ribbon bow.
4" x 3"
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!

#4 ~ Not a Peeper!
A sweet little bunny of chocolate viscose. He has bead eyes, wool felt ears and a felted fluffy tail!
He is nestled atop an egg pincushion of antique pink sculpted velvet, trimmed 
with antique chenille and a vintage ribbon bow.
4.25" x 3.5"
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!


Happy Spring to you!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yes, Another Wednesday . . .

Hello and thank you for popping by.
These Wednesdays just roll around so quickly it seems!

Please meet:
"I Have Your Heart"
A very sweet wee teddy of soft creamy/beige viscose.  He is about 6", fully jointed and wears 
a custom knit sweater vest and scarf.  Nicely weighted with steel shot to nestle into your hand.
 He carries a teeny stuffed woolen embroidered Valentine heart ~ just for you!
$175.00
ship $7.00
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!

Have a heartfelt day!
Lori Ann