Sunday, August 25, 2019

Stitching together the fabric of friendship . . .

Those who love to stitch quite often find themselves in friendships
with others who share that love.
Whether as work or hobby, there is always something new to learn
from others. The excitement of discovering new fabrics, threads, techniques & tools
is easily understood by those who "get it", because they love it too.
Since early days, we've stitched together in groups, at jobs, quilting bees,
in classes, or to pass the time while mending. Chatting and catching up
on each other's lives is a part of this, however, just being amongst friends
and stitching in silence is good for the soul.

I'm honored to be a small part of this new wool projects book.
This lovely book is written by Rebekah L. Smith and her daughter Kelsey.
They asked other "stitcher friends" to contribute a pattern,
then they complemented those with a "Rebekah" project as well.
In the book you will find 16 different projects in wool appliqué, embroidery,
rug hooking, punch needle, sewn rug making
and my own 3 dimensional Bluebird pincushion.

Thank you Rebekah and Kelsey for including me in this project of friendship!
Lori Ann
Tomorrow, Monday August 26th, I will be offering a "Wool and Bits" kit
for this sweet "Nested Bluebird" pincushion.  
The shop will be updated at 10am EST.
You will need the book for pattern/instructions and can purchase it
by using this link.
To keep cost down, and because most stitchers 
already have an array of threads to choose from, the kit will include:
hand dyed wool, ribbon, bead eyes, wool felt for beak. washers for
weight, card stock for a base and a sticker to sign your work.
You can purchase the kit thru my "mercantile shop" below:

I will also be re-stocking a few other kits and supplies at the same time!

Happy stitches to you & your friends.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A day called Wednesday . . .

An August hello to all!
I've one final "Summer/Liberty" piece to offer you before
the colors in my studio soften to the golden tones of fall.

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
(Please list item by name and add your preferred payment method)

Please meet:
Liberty Belle
Liberty Belle is a lovely pincushion bunny.
The details are many  . . . beginning with 3 lined peplums of the
finest antique wool, each embroidered and gathered at her wast.
Her shawl is the same red wool. Her skirt (pincushion) is of 
hand dyed wool embellished with woolen stars, feather stitching
and more. From her waist hang a tiny wooden spool, a scissor charm
and a teeny Liberty Belle.
Another pincushion acts as a sort of exterior bustle at the back of 
her dress. She is about 9" tall overall.
This lady in all her finery awaits holding your pins and needles,
or would be happy to just keep company in your stitching area!
(ship $16)

Have a sun-shiny day!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

And just like that . . it's Wednesday again!

Hello and welcome!

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
Lori Ann

Please state item by it's name and list payment preference.
(Pay pal, check or credit card)

Have a happy day,
Lori Ann

Please meet:
Vincent is 9" of mohair sweetness!
He has wool felt paw pads and German glass eyes.
His sweater is custom knit just for him in the 
most beautiful shade of blue!
He wears a kerchief created from a old bandanna too.
Weighted nicely with steel shot, he is ready to snuggle into your hands!
ship $9.00

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Welcome to Wednesday!

Hello, and welcome to yet another Wild Hare Wednesday!
It's hot, humid, rainy and grey in our bit of Ohio today.
Perfect inside stitching weather.

Should you like to purchase please send an email to:
(Please state your preferred payment method as well, 
Pay pal, credit card or check)

Please meet:
A Little Blue
And he is . . . . . . "A Little Blue"
Of course that's in color, not his mood! Blue is a very sweet 8" teddy, 
created  from hand dyed German mohair. The blue color is a tad deeper 
in person. (So difficult to get true colors to show some days!)
Blue has wool felt paws, German glass eyes and is weighted
 nicely with steel shot.
He's a simple fellow, wearing a collar created from antique gauze
embellished with an antique flag pin.
such a lovely profile . . . 
a sweet face . . . 

Have a lovely day,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A Hot Wednesday . . .

Welcome to a "Wild Hare Wednesday".
It's a hot one in Ohio, just perfect for staying in to
stitch the day away!

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
(Please also list your payment preference, Pay pal, credit card or check)

I will finish out Wendesday's in the month of July, by offering
pieces in a Red, White and Blue theme.

Henri is a sweet 10" teddy of soft cocoa/gold mohair.  
(11" to top of hat)
Henri is a dual citizen of France and the US. 
His woolen outfit is more French styled, tho he loves the shared colors 
of the two countries! His ruff is of antique flag bunting and he 
wears an antique pin too.
He has wool felt paws, glass eyes, and is weighted nicely with Steel shot.
ship $14.00
Sweet boy . . .
(AND he speaks 2 languages! "Jar of honey" = "Pot de miel")
Have a lovely day and stay cool!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A July Wednesday . . .

Hello everyone,
I hope you all have a safe and lovely 4th. of July!

Should you like to purchase this weeks
"Wild Hare" offering, please send an email to:
(Please list your preferred payment method - pay pal, check or credit card)

Please Meet:
A Bold Little Soldier
A Bold Little Soldier
A wee 6.5" teddy of hand dyed red mohair. He has tiny wool felt paw pads and is
nicely weighted with steel shot.
He wears a ruff created rom antique cotton parade gauze and a tiny paper hat.
The little soldier carries an antique tiny silk flag too!
Happy Summer,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

An online show . . .

Good morning to you!
It's a lovely summer morning in Ohio.
This evening I'll be holding an online show of finished works.
(& a couple "strawberry" themed kits too)
With lots of family responsibilities, it seems it's taken me forever to
get these pieces finished, but finally they are ready!
I do hope you'll join me to see what's . . .
"In My Berry Basket"
This evening:
Wednesday, June 26th. ~ 8pm EST
(the shop will show under construction until 8pm this evening)

Payment in the shop is thru pay pal, but if you don't
have a pay pal account, you can click pay pal credit and simply use a credit card!

Have a perfect summer day!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

It's a lovely day for a Wednesday!

Hello to all,
We've a day without rain, at least so far.
I may need to sneak into the garden between stitches.

Thank you for popping by.
Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
State piece by name or number and list your payment preference.
Pay pal, credit card or check.

Just a little "Old" bear
This little fellow is quite distressed, but not of mind, only of fur!
Old and very worn bears are dear to my heart, so I'm working a bit
on my skills of reproducing that feel.
This sweet fellow is created from short German mohair, His eyes
 are amber glass and his paws wool felt, a silk ribbon tied at his neck.
 He is quite loosely jointed to have a 
floppy feel and is nicely weighted with steel shot.
A bit more worn than the photos show, in all the right places.
He is 8" tall.
(Bear only, books and ball not included)
(Ship $8 - US 48)
A relaxed little fellow.
Sweet amber eyes.

Enjoy the day,
Lori Ann