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Monday, February 27, 2012

A finish, spring cleaning & the last year.....

Hi Friends & Folk ~

here is my little Peacock Farm punching all finished ~
(still have to figure out what to 'do' with it, but I do have an idea...)
do you like the way it turned out?
I do...it's Simple & Early-looking...a little wonky & fun too.
I've started on my Colonial Adam & Eve punch,
and I hope to share pics of that progress with you tomorrow...
it was a pleasant day, and I really want to start my spring cleaning here in the farmhouse...
but I still have the woodstove burning, and it tends to make dust, ash & soot that gets on EVERYthing, so I'm taking Mr. Pig-pen Iggy's advice....
"sleep it off...ignore it and the urge will pass...and oh, just take a nap"
(yes, like ALL of my fur & feather friends here, the cats speak to me too...really! lol!)

~ I did however, clean up this blog a little bit too ~

so I was doing a little 'surface' cleaning (read: dusting) between punching, and noticed how pretty the late afternoon light was coming in...
I got the camera and snapped away.....
the purple & blue pincushion was an early birthday gift from my dear friend Joan ~
she bought it in PA last week, and said it reminded her of me...
...I love the early Amish clothing scraps it's made from...
Tomorrow is my 49th birthday ~
(((I feel like I'm 18 yrs old, trapped in someone else's body))

I have one more year to celebrate my 40's and believe-you-me, I surely will!
I love life, love my family & friends,
I don't regret a thing I've done in my life,
as those experiences have taught me how to feel,
accept, breathe, love & survive...and I could write a book, for sure...but ~
I'm blessed with folks who thankfully love me for who I am.

So, spring cleaning will have to wait, I have loops to punch, dogs to walk ~
and a plethora of friends to coerse into celebrating the last year of my 40's with...
...want to come along?
blessings from the farm,
Lori

29 comments:

Cindy Lu said...

I hope that you have a great birthday!!!!! I hope to see you soon.:)))

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy, happy day to you!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Sweet Sue said...

Happy Stitchy Birthday, enjoy your special day and the rest of your 40's!

Robin said...

Many Blessings for your Birthday and every day !!
Your newest Punch Needle Design is just sooo beautiful !! I love it, I love the colors ....wow ! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it !!
Robin

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the pictures and your new peacock farm punching! Happy, happy birthday to you! The 49th year is a milestone and a year you should definitely enjoy. Funny, I"m also an 18 year old trapped in my older body. Bet there are lots of us around!

Penny said...

Your punch needle is FANTASTIC!!! I just love it -- the colors, the pattern, everything about it!

Enjoy your birthday tomorrow! Hope it's a very happy day.........

Karen said...

Lori -- Blessings and Happy Happy Birthday to YOU !

Your Punch Needle is beautiful !

And your pictures are too !!

Have a great night.
Karen

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Beautiful punch Lori.
I have the urge to spring clean too but I like to open the house up and it's still alittle to cool.

Happy Birthday fellow "Februarian". My b-day was last Monday~ I shared it with the Presidents.
Have a great day!
Blessings,
Jean

Jane said...

Wishing you a joyous birthday! The Peacock Farm piece is lovely.
I have to tell you, that 18 yr.old feeling doesn't change even as you get older! I guess that's a good thing!!!
Big birthday hugs.....

Ronnie said...

I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow, Happy Birthday!
I love the Peacock Farm picture, that style is wonderful, hope you do more in that style.

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday tomorrow ..have a lovely day !

Your work is just beautiful .

Mandy
xo

Constance said...

Have a great birthday Lori, and thank you for sharing your beautiful art and your special spirit with us.

Blessings,
Sallie

from me to thee......... said...

Lori, Have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow!!!!!!!!! And as always, love your blog !!!!!!!!!!!!

jonette said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your work is beautiful!!!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful punch needle!!!
Love all your pinkeeps too!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and all your wishes come true!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

This is another gorgeous work of art from you, Lori. Don't we all wish we could sleep soundly through it all like Iggy?
I hope your birthday is everything you wish for it to be. Have a
blessed day.
Hugs,
Susan

jennifer768 said...

Happy Birthday!May all your hopes and dreams come true.Love the new punching!It is gorgeous.Hugs,Jen

cucki said...

i hope that you have a lovely birthday..
hugs and love xx

The Cinnamon Stick said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI....ALMOST A LEAP YEAR BABE...!! Love the Peacock Farm needle punch!

Cinlyn said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is awesome!

mmmemmaz said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Peacock Farm turned out smashingly my friend. Those colors are positively delicious. And what beautiful light that came to play at your farmhouse....you captured it well. Wishing you a happy, happy, birthday - hope it overflowing with magical and treasured moments.....Smiles & Birthday Hugs ~ Robin

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Wishing you a peaceful but yet fullfilled day :)
Love your new punch needle!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Happy Belated Birthday~ I turned 48 on Saturday~ I say celebrate~ enjoy~ I feel so blessed to be Happy~ Healthy~ and live in this free place~
beautiful photos~Iggy is so sweet~
smiles
Teresa

NMK said...

Hope you had a Wonderful Birthday with the ones you Love ! After you leave the 40's, you will forget your age & things may sag that never were like that before, but we still are 18 & holding !!!! On !!!

Keep on stitching & being even more creative !

Jennifer Stumpf said...

Happy, happy birthday, Lori! Wishing you all life's blessings and a huge birthday cake! :-) xxoo

primitivespirit said...

happy birthday kindred spirit!

love, karen

primitivespirit said...

happy birthday kindred spirit!

love, karen

Dee L said...

From someone who's been there--enjoy the heck out of 49!!! But do NOT be afraid of what comes next. Your 50's will be just as wonderful and maybe more so. Happy Birthday!

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