How to Purchase

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your interest in my work!
Below please find  a bit about how pieces become available and my creative process.
Each original piece is designed & created solely by myself.  As a "one woman show" I also handle correspondence, photography, web site, boxing and most other elements 
of this small creative business. 
(Bless my husband for handling shipping as that might just put me over the edge :-)
I do my best to keep everything running smoothly, but thank you in advance for your patience 
when it does not.
( A dear friend and I also run the "From Our Hands & Hearts"  folk art events 2 times a year in Ohio)

* Periodically,  I hold "online events"  (maybe every 6-8 weeks).  The pieces are often created with a theme, current season or holiday in mind. These “shows” are held on a specific date and time on the “Gallery” page of this site.  Each piece is sold via email in  a “first email first serve” format.  Please be patient with me during these shows as I work to answer each email in the order received.
      * I also host what I call "Wild Hare Wednesdays" .  A weekly offering of just once piece , available at noon EST on the main page of my blog . This is fun, and subject to my creative whim of that week,  often a rabbit, but might be a mouse, squirrel, bear or other character.
      * I do exhibit at a few select "physical" shows each year.  Details of these events can be found on my “Events” page.  Each is a beautiful show full of quality artisans and worth attending!
(Please join my newsletter to receive notifications of these events.)

 *If none of these opportunities work, I do my best to honor requests.  Some of the pieces I create can be reproduced fairly closely, some I may capture the “essence” and others are one of a kinds.  Please feel free to email me with questions about specific pieces.  
*I will be very honest in saying that I do seem to often run behind on requests.  I love what I do and am quite at peace stitching all day, but now and then struggle to get started making something I have already made when there are so many new ideas asking to be brought to life. I can easily get “stuck” and it takes time to get “un-stuck”, but once I begin I truly enjoy the process and things fall into place.  

     In 2016 I made the difficult decision to no longer accept special requests or commissions.
I spent all of that year healing from a badly broken leg, then entered 2017 tending other family members health issues. 

Such a long journey makes you ponder things ~ many things, some serious and some not so. 
This "being in your head" can bring forth new and creative thoughts, yet it can also set in a bit of panic and worry. (I prefer the creative of course, but the other is there as well.)
One of the things I often "pondered" was my work.
After more than 30 years in business I need a little time to stitch, dream and allow my
 creative muse to lead me with a little less pressure.

I've always felt we are, in many ways finite beings. 
We get so busy and "filled up" with work, family and life that the only way to 
make room for new experiences is to let go of the things that no longer excite us.
These fond memories become a part of the history that makes us who we are, 
while the new ones shape who we are to become.

     I will, of course, continue to offer new works on "Wild Hare Wednesdays" as well as on periodic online sales and at a few physical shows a year!

I am also enjoying teaching small needlework classes and sharing what I've learned along this journey!

     Yours creatively,  
Lori Ann


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