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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Favorite Colors & Longing for Rain....

We are in dire need of life-giving & cooling rain.
not a shower or two, but at least a week's worth of soaking, sopping rain...
if it rains hard & fast now, it will only run off the cement-hard, baked clay that we once called dirt.
it will only cause flooding and a mess...
but, if it were to start raining a nice, slow, steady rain...
then crescendo to a little heavier and stay for a while, then we would be in good shape.

our gardens are parched, the grass is crunchy & the chickens are panting.
it. is. hot.
and dry.
so please join me in praying, hoping wishing for the rain to come....

the flowers in my old ironstone pitcher reflect the weather..
bland, crisp & dry ~ but they are loverly still.

yarrow from our garden earlier this spring

my favorite 'dirty' ironstone pitcher

I'm punch-drunk lately ~ day in & day out I'm punching lots of things
like these fellows that will be turned into wool pincushions for upcoming shows ~

goofy faces & hats

ready for his close-up!

a paranoid little witch ~

a not-quite-ripened JOL ~

and a picture of what's on my worktable at the moment :
some of my favorite things in my favorite colors....

old scissors, new threads...old pin cube and photograph ~ bird's nest and redware
and of course, stained linen & early ticking

Blessings from the farm,


Devon said...

We are wishing for enough sunshine to make a day at the beach here in ne florida,,I pray you all get rain real soon...I LOVE the new punchy's they are adorable..and my favorite colors also..come on fall...

cucki said...

Hello dear I am so much praying for the rain...
Beautiful punch design
Big hugs
Cucki xxx

Myglorystars said...

Lori are your pumpkin JOL PLEASE going to be offered as a pattern, I love them.

~Sara said...

Praying for rain for you! The pumpkins are adorable. Good thing they didn't need watering.
Blessings ~Sara

Stephanie said...

We finally got a much needed, steady, soaking rain today here in SE Michigan. Our grass is actually showing some green! Wishing for it to make it down to you. Your punchy punkins are adorable, especially the not quite ripe jack o' lantern!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

**the little pumpkins will be included in the upcoming book that I'll be releasing soon :)

Starr said...

We got the hard thunder lightening rain last night in WI. What a mess. I am praying you don't get it.

TheCrankyCrow said...

....I put on my best moccasins and id a rain dance under the ol' silvery moon a few nights ago....we actually got rain Tuesday night and all day Wednesday....a good soaking kind - almost 2 inches....but I fear it's not enough....Am dancing and praying for everyone who needs it so desperately. Lovin' your punchy folk....You punch like no one else I know (and I mean that in the best possible of ways....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Starr! oh I'll take it...the lightening puts much needed notrogen into the ground do our tomatoes will turn red! LOL...will be shipping you 'package' soon!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

robin ~ thankyou for your rain-dance. I have been doing the same thing here...although MY MOCCASINS are worn clear-through from dancing. guess I better get my drum...

Tonia said...

We too need the much needed rain!! Praying right along with you....hoping God hears!!
Love your punching...never tried but am very eager to learn. I have just started hooking...and i'm HOOKED!! Hee hee!!
I really love to tell people i'm a "hooker", and watch their eyes widen with wonder!! LOL

Constance said...

Many US states are in dire need of rain. The heat is exhausting. I will also pray for a good rain. We are only 1/2 way through summer too. Love your last pic. You put things together so well.

Jan Conwell said...

Maybe we need to set up a national Pray For Rain day...so many states need it so badly.

Love the wee faces--especially Not Quite Ripe.

Jane said...

Love the little pumpkin punches!! Wish I could figure out how to hook a nice rainy day scene.

Widgets and Wool said...

Those punch needle ornies are wonderful!!

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