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Saturday, August 6, 2011

a little progress.....

I've gotten some stitches done ~

finished the little cauldron on my challenge piece....


I am loving taking my time with this,
although I want it to be finished so I can see how it turns out!!


.... now onto the stems, leaves and flowers.
the thread colors really are perfect for my hand dyed linen ~
SO old looking already.

as you can see,
I hemmed-back the edges with a simple stitch...
I love the way that adds age to my work.
I may choose to just pin this finished sampler to a wall or cupboard.
we'll see.....

I'll be in the shop today,
working on clearing out books that have amassed in my office.
I have SO many books on SO many subjects...
I'll be putting some in my etsy shop,
others will be available in the shop here
and yet others will be brought into the farmhouse to
be placed in already-bulging bookshelves and cupboards!

I consider books (and magazines) a great investment
and tools for my work...considerable & constant sources
of inspiration for me...

I know I'm not alone out there!!!

Today it is rainy & overcast...the leaves on our many
Black Walnut Trees
have started to yellow & have
begun their spiral dances to the ground...
their branches already laden with plump round chartreuse-colored nuts....
there is a definite touch of Autumn in the air today!!!!

wishing you all a beautiful weekend ~



Blessings from the Farm...
Lori

11 comments:

Christie said...

Hi Lori. Can you tell me what you did to age your linen? I have only dipped one piece in coffee before. I really like the way your linen turned out. Have you found that different linens age better than others? Thanks.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Lori
I too can see the changes each day~ you can feel autumn sneeking up on us~
Beautiful work!
enjoy your weekend~
Teresa

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lori,

I am starting to see changes even here outside of Chicago, fall is coming.... Love your sampler, I can't wait to see it finished! OLM

cucki said...

hello dear, i must say the linen is really looking so antique..i love this look so much..and the stitching is coming along so lovely..lovely progress so far..
i just love autumn:)

Crosby Kenyon said...

I like your top photo of the seven children, including the one peeking around the corner.

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

It is looking amazing!

David said...

This project is already looking fabulous and your linen is just fantastic!!! I love it. What did you do make it look so antique ? Very inspiring...

TheCrankyCrow said...

Fun stuff Lori...can't wait to see it progress. And your words are as beautiful as your work my friend....Glad you got some respite from the heat....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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frontporchprims said...

I love that linen. I also can't believe you can stitch like that. It is looking great. Can't wait to see the finished product. -Steph-

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Love that mental picture you gave me of the black walnut leaves spiral dancing toward the earth. Makes me wish I could walk across the fields behind the farmhouse! Jo

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