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Thursday, January 19, 2017

~ Sunshine & Productivity ~

 Happy Thursday Friends & Folk!

oh we are having beautiful, sunny 
& temps-in-the-60's days here at the farm!
I've been enjoying my walks again, thankfully now that my 'crud' has moved along....

Roxy has been sunbathing as much as she can, too ~
 that thick black coat of hers acts like a solar blanket on her :)
{not reeeeally happy that she's decided to lay on my oregano though...*sigh*}



The linen that has been on backorder has finally arrived, and these sunny days are giving me opportunity to dye them & hang on the clothesline to dry in the sun & breeze ~
 

I'll be re-listing our hand dyed 32ct  & 30ct 'Old Farmhouse Linen' 
back in our Etsy shop this evening ~ 
for those folks who have purchasedand have not received due to the backorder,
 we will be shipping tomorrow for you... yay!!


can you believe our daffodils are sprouting already?
this makes my heart SO HAPPY 
♡ 
I mean, how could it not do a soul good to see green again?


and as I was looking for more, 
I noticed our snowdrops coming up too ~
 can't wait to see/smell fresh spring flowers once again....
I think I'll head out to the market and pick up a few hyacinths for the kitchen ;)
 
 

My sewing room is a mess...
yeah, that's what I think I'll still refer to it as...
{{ the word 'studio' sounds too contrite for me }}

I am trying to organize the mountainous piles of fabrics & wools
 that I have seemingly ignored since before the holidays... 


Many totes are being filled with wools by color,
then will be put up on my industrial shelving safe from fading sunrays 
& any interloping crickets {lol} that may visit me again!


  while fabrics will be folded by color and set upon the white shelving {below}
so I can see it better... 


little by little
step by step
... progress is being made!!

hoping you all have a day filled with sunshine & contentment ~

Blessings from the Farm ~ 
Lori

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

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