Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Wednesday in March . . .

Hello and welcome to this week's ~ "Wild Hare Wednesday"

Hmmm, I thought to myself . . . . .
Who would be more perfect to create in March than a 
"March Hare" ?

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Please list by item name or number and include your preferred payment method.
Just one fellow today !

Please meet:
The Little March Hare
The  Little March Hare
All set for the big tea party and ready to create a bit of mischief! 
March hare is about 9" tall to his ear tips and stands on his own
due to a wire armature in his legs. He wears a cotton
vest, a dotted wool jacket, an ascot/bow and a bit of felt "wheat"
around his head. He carries his own dotted antique pottery teacup.
$270.00
ship $14.00
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!

Happy Wednesday and "Take some more tea" !
(even if you've had none ;-)
Lori Ann

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Yes, It's Wednesday . . .

Hello,
Welcome to this week's
"Wild Hare Wednesday"

As we are still in March, today we have multiple
" Shades of Green"
(Note: You may not be able to tell from the photos - but these pieces are Pale
Green Mohair with brown backing. Quite Pretty!)

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#1 ~ Fern
A sweet little friend in pale green mohair. She has chocolate 
wool felt paw pads and ear linings. She is weighted with steel shot
and has a squishy belly. To give her an aged look she has a few bare spots
and patches of antique checked cotton!
Around her neck is a kerchief of early fabric.
Approximately 9" to ear tips.
$235.00
ship $14.00
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!

#2 ~ Forest
Forest, a sweet teddy is created from pale green mohair. He has chocolate 
wool felt paw pads. He is weighted with steel shot
and has a squishy belly. To give him an aged look he has a few bare spots
and patches of antique checked cotton!
Around his neck is a kerchief of early fabric.
8" tall
$235.00
ship $14.00
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!

#3 ~ Clover
Another sweet little friend in pale green mohair. She too has chocolate 
wool felt paw pads and ear linings. She is weighted with steel shot
and has a squishy belly. To give her an aged look she has a few bare spots
and patches of antique checked cotton!
Around her neck is a kerchief of early fabric.
Approximately 9" to ear tips.
$235.00
ship $14.00
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!

Here's hoping your world is beginning to turn green!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wild Hare Wednesday . . .

Hello and welcome to:
Wild Hare Wednesday 

Should you like to purchase please send an email to:

First email ~ First serve ~ only one of each available.
State by name or number and form of payment preferred.

As we are now in the month of March, I've 2 green fellows to share with you!
#1 ~ Keller (Little Companion)
6" tall and created from hand dyed soft green mohair. Keller has 
wool felt paw pads and is nicely weighted with steel shot.
He comes nestled into the sweetest artisan made and signed wallpaper box by Dixie Rose.
The flowers on it do remain me of shamrocks!
Along with him, a woolen shamrock with the tiniest patch of very early shamrock cotton.
$215.00
ship $10.00
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!

#2 ~ Keenan (Little one)
6" tall and created from hand dyed soft green mohair. Keenan has 
wool felt paw pads and is nicely weighted with steel shot.
He comes along with a shamrock pillow of vintage cotton velvet,
a couple teeny patches of early shamrock cotton are appliqu├ęd on.
$205.00
$10.00
I'M SOLD
THANK YOU!

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures"
(Irish saying)

Lori Ann

Sunday, March 3, 2019

A spring event . . .

Hello to all,

Below are a few examples of what you might find from our amazing vendors at the
From Our Hands ~ Spring Mercantile.
Watch for more peeks here and on our facebook page.

Click photo below for our exhibitor list
This lovely & intimate textile/stitching show is the kick off to our
From Our Hands ~ Creative Retreat.
Even if you are not able to join us for classes, you can still 
shop our vendors on Monday evening, April 22 at the 
Historic Buxton Inn ~ Granville, Ohio
Public Hours 6-8pm
(Students have a one hour preview from 5-6pm)

There is also still time to sign up for a class and come stitch with us!
Join Lori Ann Corelis & Rebekah L. Smith, your hosts, 
instructors, for days of stitching & fun!

Details about classes and the Mercantile are on our website.

Facebook:

Happy stitches,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wild Hare Wednesday . . .

Hello and welcome to my first 
Wild Hare Wednesday 
in quite some time!

Should you like to purchase please send an email to:

First email ~ First serve ~ only one available.

As we are still in the month of Hearts,
Please meet: Heart-ley
A sweet boy, just 8" tall. Heart-Ley is completely hand stitched from 
vintage mohair. He is fully jointed, has quite the squishy belly and 
is nicely weighted with steel shot.
Heart-ley wears a bow of vintage ribbon and holds 
a heart of early cotton.
$265.00
ship $10 (US)
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!

May your heart be happy,
Lori Ann

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Heart Day . . .

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to pop by to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
Remember to always keep a happy heart, 
and when it's torn, a few well placed stitches will begin to mend it.
Early pin holders from my collection.
Hugs,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Stitching is better with friends . . .

I'd like to share a beautifully written blog post by Rebekah L. Smith 
and her daughter/assistant Kelsey A. Smith
Rebekah and I host the From Our Hands ~ Creative.
A stitching retreat held in Ohio each spring.

I so enjoy this unique and creative experience. 
Stitching and laughing with friends truly does feed the soul.
I could not express any better than they, what the event is all about.
So read and enjoy . . . 
Maybe you'd like to join us.

Registration is open for the full retreat and new this year, we will offer
1 day registration beginning on Monday, February 11th.
(For those who would like to come take a class or 2 on Tuesday or Wednesday
but cannot stay the whole time.)

All details about the meet & greet, shopping, classes & more are on the website:

May all your stitches be happy ones!
Lori Ann


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Winter . . . she's still with us

Hello,
Just a few fun photos in the snow that came after the "vortex".
I must say it's the prettiest snow we've had this season
and Miss Abbey Lane loves it!
Frosty Face
"And Mother Nature warmed her with a new hat and stole"
Antique bottle opener on the deck ~ looks a bit surprised by the snow!
We should all experience the pure joy of a good snow romp!

Stay warm and happy!
Lori Ann

Monday, January 28, 2019

And we'll have . . . fun, fun, fun

Till mamma takes the scissors away!
Hello there,
I'd like to share with you the classes I'll be teaching this April
at the From Our Hands ~ Creative retreat.
For those of you who may not know, this event is hosted by myself and
For multiple days, we stitch, shop, eat and laugh.
Won't you come stitch with us?

Our location this year is lovely Granville, Ohio.
You can find all the details on our website:
Take a peek ~ at all the wonderful classes!

Happy stitches,
Lori Ann

Thursday, January 24, 2019

What fun!

There is a lovely article about the From Our Hands ~ Creative Retreat 
in the current issue of "Mingle" magazine.
(See, even Abbey Lane is reading every word!)
For those of you who are new to my blog, this yearly stitching retreat
is hosted by myself and Rebekah L. Smith.
What could be better than multiple days of stitching, classes, shopping,
friendship and laughter in beautiful Ohio?

You can find the magazine at Barnes and Noble or order it here:

Check out the From Our Hands website too:
This years workshops will be posted on January 28th. at 12 noon EST.

Happy stitches,
Lori Ann

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cold ~ Puppy ~ Snow ~ Soup

Sounds like an interesting title for a recipe, doesn't it?
In reality, it's just what's up at Corelis house.

It feels like winter, it looks like winter, it IS winter.
I have a Cold.
Puppy (Abbey Lane) loves the Snow.
I made Soup.
Nothing more exciting than this . . . but soup always makes you feel better!
For those of you who may not know, in a previous life I owned a restaurant.
Because of this I've always looked at recipes as mere "suggestions". 
So, I will share my "recipe" here, with the hope you will make it your own!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
COLD PUPPY SNOW SOUP
(Vegan/plant based - but add or use what you like for you!)
I began with Bob's Red Mill Veggie Soup Mix.
Not really a "mix" just an assortment of split peas, lentils, barley & 
whole wheat pasta alphabets!
 About 2 cups.
2 cartons of low sodium vegetable broth
(WE are on low sodium diet for husbands heart, it takes a little work in the beginning, 
but once you find the right ingredients it's easy!)
1 - 15 oz can of low sodium/no salt added fire roasted diced tomatoes
*Bring to boil, lower to simmer for about 20 min.
Begin to season broth with your favorite seasonings.
My choices:
Garlic
Smoked Paprika (a favorite)
Parsley
a pinch of Tyme
Cumin
Pepper
Scotty O'Hotty - Roasted Pepper sauce.
(Sub any favorite hot sauce, but note many are very high sodium, 
Scotty's isn't too bad on the sodium and the flavor is mild yet rich!)
While the broth simmers, cut up any vegetables you might have in the fridge.
1 - 2 C. each. (A great time for a clean out!)
I eat ALOT of veggies, so we are never low. 
Just look at the colors of those amazing carrots!
The purple ones with the yellow centers are so fun!
It was a mixed bag of carrots, orange, purple, yellow and white.
Add the cut up veggies.
(I saved the broccoli tops and frozen peas for last as they cook quickly)
Adjust seasonings and enjoy!
Stay healthy, enjoy the snow and eat soup!
Lori Ann