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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Changing Gears a bit....

Hi Folks!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Hoping you are all enjoying your families, friends and  picnic food :)
We'll be celebrating quietly, no fireworks or parades....just nice & peaceful here at the farm!

I've been working on so many Hallowen-related items for the Ghoultisde show lately, that I needed to switch to something else for a bit ~!

So I dug out my cotton fabrics, favorite wools...
grabbed my needle, scissors and thread and started on this applique project..

the picture above shows the colors truer...but they are browns, khaki... blacks, blues white & beiges.
the cotton fabrics are Civil War era reproductions (fitting for Memorial Day) and the wools are from Rebecca Erb (as-is) and hand dyed wools from Mary Henck (Mary's Wool Garden, here in VA)

I don't use pins to hold my pieces in place, instead I use my trusty stapler!
...I'm still playing with the arrangement, but you get the gist of the design...
I will back this with stained osnaburg, plain & simple...
then stitch an indigo blue repro calico on for a nice, skinny binding.

This will be a pattern available soon...

NOW here's the fun part that I want YOU to share in :
I haven't come up with a name for this pattern yet...
So, I'm asking you all for your input...help me name this pattern!
Just leave me a comment on this post, with your best name(s) for this design...
leave as many names as you can come up with ~
I will pick from the pattern names submitted, and the one I love best will be the name of the Pattern!
AND, the winner will receive a copy of the pattern as a token of my thanks :)

So, put your creative thinking-caps on and play along!

Thanks my sweet Friends!!

Blessings from the Farm!


The Cinnamon Stick said...


The Cinnamon Stick said...


Chelle (Dana) said...

Blueberries & Cream

Mugwump Woolies said...

Farmhouse Floral

Pamela said...

Blossoms in Blue
Blueberry Blue
Blueberry Buckle

Love the new pattern!


annie said...

Chalise stripes
Urns & buds
Cup Blossoms
Token cups & blossoms
Trophy cups and blooms
Stripy Floral Cups
Old South garden bouquets
Vases of blooms
Blue Danube
I don't know I just hope I win!

Kathy Barrick said...

I Urn For You!!!


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

Blueberry Vine
Blueberry & Vines
Ironstone Farm
Lest We Forget
Rememberance Vine
Rememberance Farm
Memorial Garden
Memorial Blues
Urns in The Garden
American Blue
American Ironstone
Memorial Token

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

oh, thought of one more:
If You Have Faith

Prairie Primitives Folk Art said...

Heart Berries

Merry Wind Farm said...

Civil War Vases
1861 Vases


Marlene said...

Here it goes:
Two vases with vines entwined
Two with vines entwined
Together entwined
Love entwined
True Blue Love entwined
Blue Love entwined
Sweet love entwined
True Love entwined
Blueberry Love
Vases and Berries entwined

Yes, I'm into the word "entwined".

kelley said...

stapler!!! LMAO

Comfort & Blues
Cottage Berries
Farmhouse Berries

jonette said...

I got a good chuckle over the stapler!

Blueberry Splendor

The Other Me Is Sane said...

Blueberries and Stripes
Stripes and Blueberries
Stripes and Berries
The Blue and The Gray
Berries and Stripes
The Berry Fields

That's all I got!

susiedele said...

So many good ideas...How about...

Butternut and Blue Berries

Christine said...

I like above ... I urn tor you :-)

Robin said...

I love it !!
How about:

"Blueberry Cobbler"


Happy Valley Primitives said...

Here's a few ideas:

Blueberry Sunrise
Forget Me Not
Periwinkle Bliss
Statice of Remembrance


marijke's crea said...

Winding love
Sweet blues
Two of a kind
Blue green friends
Ever lasting love

groetjes Marijke

denise said...

Lori"s House of Blues


White Sheep Farm said...

Hi Lori,
Hi Lori,

Your handwork is beautiful! To me the simplicity of a piece is was makes it so simply beautiful. ... A piece that makes a statement all of it own ...

So for this I say nothing fancy ... just what it is .... "Blue Berries"

Good luck picking a winner ... you have some great choices.

Jacqueline said...

Liberty BLue
Blue Liberty

Karen said...

I see that you have lots of inspiration for naming the design from the comments left. I like how you have pieced the background. Looking forward to the pattern.

Jennifer said...

Memorial Urns-1864

moosecraft said...

"Memories of Blue"

I really like the background with the civil war prints... and the blue in the applique is just right! I remember your tip of stapling the pieces! Has made my applique days easier ever since! :-)

Jane said...

Another lovely, interesting stitchery!

"Farmhouse Folly"

Kim said...

It's Beautiful!!

Blue Urn Memories
American Blues
Blue Memories
Time Worn Blues
Grace in Blues
Primitive Blue Urns
Old Fashioned Blues


Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Lori,
I like enchanted garden or whispering vines or prairie blues.

Have a blessed day!

Lee said...

Lori I love mixing the cottons and wool...really awesome. My name for the pattern is "sweet cotton and wool table runner".

Lee said...

Lori I love mixing the cottons and wool...really awesome. My name for the pattern is "sweet cotton and wool table runner".

Alicia said...

Hi Lori,

I am totally loving the new pattern that you are making. My first thought was:

1). Blueberry Brambles

I can not wait to see what name you have chosen.

Prim Blessings,

Linda said...

Lori, all great suggestions. Don't know how you will pick.

Mine is
Notforgotten....Always remembered.

sarah said...

hi lori, i love this

one heart entwined
enchanted garden
enchanted together

debbie said...

Hi Lori,
My cup runneth over?

Love the pattern & the stapler tip!
Debbie :)

Anon E. Mouse said...

Love blooms here
Heartfelt thanks
Giving heartfelt thanks
May love bloom
Early American stoneware
Stoneware and stems
Promises kept
Cherished friendship

Barbara said...

This Little Heart of Mine
Barbara, vasampler

Susannah said...

"Blueberries of Old"

"Old Time Blueberries"

From Sherry's Heart said...




jonette said...

My Heart Blooms
Miss Prim's Blues

sandi said...

**Urns of plenty**

TheCrankyCrow said...

Here I thought I had come up with some clever names and they've already been suggested. (What does that say about my creativity??) :o

Anyways, for what it's worth:

Whispering Vines
Remembrance Place
Treasured and Blue
Aliénore's Garden
La Joie de Deux
My Heart's Keeping
May's Promise
Hannah's Journey

(You know you started something now, don't you?)

A stapler, really??
(Gorgeous pattern, no matter what it's called....)

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kathy Barrick said...

Maybe it should be I Urn For Thee

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori!
Your piece is just lovely and there are so many great ideas but I did manage to come up with several....

Rambling Vines on Calico
Notforgotten Garden

Have fun choosing!!

Warm Blessings~~

Heartsdesire said...

Love the pattern and what fun trying to name it. I think maybe Blue Berry Delights. Or Delightful Branches, Berry Prim Blueberries, Summer Berry Branches. Sorry, I'm not very creative when it comes to naming patterns, but this pattern is sure to be a winner.

jonette said...

Flowers for Tippy

Patricia said...

Hi Lori,

Love your creations. THanks for sharing.

My comment
Pieced Memories From The Wool Garden

Maple View Farm said...

I love this design. It immediately reminded me the the movie North and South because of the colors, and the two urns remind me of the two families woven together like the ivy. So I thnk ou sould cal lthe pattern Mount Royal Ivy.

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