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Saturday, June 16, 2012

a quiet saturday morning ~

I love the weekend!
I love saturdays!!
I love saturday mornings!!!

got up early this a.m. ~ around 6:30...
came down & lit the kettle for my daily cup of tea (ok, more like cups of tea)

the farmhouse was quiet & still,
& I could hear the sheep & the donkeys waking up in the barn
...as I stepped on the front porch to greet the sun.

a perfect moment to stitch a little before the chores begin!



I'm working on two smaller primitive stitchery designs, that will be offered as one pattern ~
I'm calling the pattern
"The Blue and The Grey"

in my mind, i'm envisioning the year to be 1863 ~
...the Civil War is upon our Nation and families are divided by their beliefs.

...two sisters from the same family have fallen in love with local boys, but their beaus are on opposing sides of the Situation of the States...
one is in favor of the Union, the other...the Confederacy.

both sisters are torn over their love for each other, and for their sweethearts.

they have decided to stitch remembrance pieces for their soldiers to carry in their satchels on the battlefields ~ hoping that each will return to them unharmed ~

one is stitched with grey thread, the other with blue ~ symbolizing the colors of the War...





sitting in my old farmhouse, dreaming of the past and being surrounded by my antiques & primitives is all the inspiration I need to design & create...

this little table is a favorite spot of mine to sit & sip tea while I work.





the herb drying rack holds fresh herbs picked this morning,
that will be used to fill the finished stitchery projects ~
can you see my old swinging butter churn above? I use it as a table to hold a lamp...
and my other butter churn, below holds another lamp near my stitching chair...







so peaceful it is in here this morning...
Iggy hasn't even asked for breakfast yet!!





Hoping you all have a beautiful weekend my friends...

Blessings from the Farm!
Lori

13 comments:

jan said...

Love the little stories you weave into your stitcheries. ... jan

P.J. said...

How cozy and lovely. I just love those kind of mornings. Had planned to sit on the porch this morning with my coffee and stitch, but the breeze was too brisk at 54*...brrrrr. Look forward to see the finished design.

Ann said...

Lori, I too love - Saturday mornings. I'm always up hours before everyone else and love to get cleaning before I have 4 people under my feet. Now, if I sat down to stitch right away that's all I'd get done! Enjoy your day. ~Ann

Angie Burrett said...

What a lovely Blog Lori - there is nothing like those peaceful early mornings when all the troubles of the world seem far far away. have a great weekend.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!!

annie said...

love the story & your photos!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Warm and cozy home.
I love precious morning times like those to just sit and listen.
You have a beautiful home!
Louise

Rosemary said...

Just rediscovered your blog and I'm absolutely obsessed with your lovely home and needlework! You are inspiring me to needle punch and rug hook again! Are those needle punch frames going to be available for purchase?

Rosemary said...

Just rediscovered your blog and I'm absolutely obsessed with your lovely home and needlework! You are inspiring me to needle punch and rug hook again! Are those needle punch frames going to be available for purchase?

Margaret said...

Have been reading about women during the Civil War. They were amazing women who made do with so little. The book, A Woman's War, published by The Muesum of the Confederacy and UVA, is a wonderful source. Jennifer Chiaverini's, The Union Quilters, is easy Summer reading and Stephen B Gates', A Woman of Valor (biography of Clara Barton) is also a worthwhile read. Can't wait to stitch some examples of our fore-mother's work. Thanks for continuing the tradition!

Margaret said...

Have been reading about women during the Civil War. They were amazing women who made do with so little. The book, A Woman's War, published by The Muesum of the Confederacy and UVA, is a wonderful source. Jennifer Chiaverini's, The Union Quilters, is easy Summer reading and Stephen B Gates', A Woman of Valor (biography of Clara Barton) is also a worthwhile read. Can't wait to stitch some examples of our fore-mother's work. Thanks for continuing the tradition!

Lee said...

Looking forward to your stitcheries. You inspired me to cross stitch again after years and years. Love your blog. I, too, love early mornings....sometimes I even catch the sunrise. How about you?

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