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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Healing Power of Friends ~

ok...so we all know that the past few days have not been happy for me...and I do THANK YOU ALL for your comments and emails regarding my poor, sweet Henry....
I am trying desperately to put the tragedy behind me and move on.
and
with the help of Friends ~ I slowly am.
So...today, we were invited to visit a Dear friend of mine...she opened her home to me, Joan & Flea...
(oh she had no idea what she was in for...)
but
we knew exactly what we would find on her end!!!
I will not share her name with you till the end of this post ~
soooo...
see if you can guess who it was that we visited...

here's a hint...she has more wool than anyone deserves to have...hahaha....
(just kidding...she USES her wool, unlike folks like myself that just  "collects" it...)
 
um, yeah,,,this room is full of wool ~

"She"  is a most-popular Author of 2 widely popular books on Primitive Rug Hooking ~
and has taught NUMEROUS classes on the subject ~



really??? this stash is all for ONE person????
 
 we had no idea she suffers from such a sickness...
(well, ok....we did 'cause we do too....just not to THIS extent!)
we teased 'her' that we could strip nekked and roll around in this room...sick? you betcha!...

Here's another hint....she loves cats as much as thee rest of us...
 Here is Mizz Clancy ~
a beautiful, FRIENDLY Tuxedo-kitty that lives in this maginificent home,...
any idea yet who it is???
Mizz Clancy knows SHE owns all of this wool...
'nuff said.

"THIS PERSON" owns more books than I...or Joan...or Flea...
OR I ~ JOAN & FLEA put together....

oh and I must say that all of her books are grouped by category...
quilting, fraktur, cross stitch, wool applique...

a seriously organized bookshelf...BUT
 with touches of whimsy & fun!!

{{have you guessed who's home this is yet???}}
ok, here's more to help you...


THIS room is just one room where she creates HUGE hooked masterpieces...
(and humbly, I must admit as I am swollen with pride, that she hooks MY designs!!)



"HER" interpretation of my 'Spring Messenger"

oh, here's ANOTHER of her sewing rooms....
yeah, she has a 'couple'....
...each one is perfectly appointed with her favorite collectibles and handwork.
 
 


her seing table with work-in-progress...

ok...if you haven't guessed yert, here's a candid pic of her (and Mizz Flea)





More of her handwork...a humongous hooked rug
(like she hooks SMALL rugs....NOT)
 
LOVE this one ~ and all of them ~





a wall of wool....HOOKED, that is...

oh ~ the talented hands that have created these!




another BIG rug...
really???
have you guessed WHO yet?


her talented Hubby created ALl of the wonderful woodwork in their home...

transom light windows, built-in fireplace surrounds,,,a KITCHEN-To-DIE-For!!





Simply & Subtly appointed home...
with NOTHING the homeowners do not collect or love...

quiet, colonial, & folky...
BE STILL MY HEART ~





not only has she TAUGHT rug hooking for years, ...
she enjoys taking classes from Folk Artists that she admires...

(I'm fortunate that she likes my designs & collects my work as well....)

she baked us pumpkin-muffins and fed us well...she brewed us fresh pumpkin-spice coffee too
(I'll be up till at least 4:45 AM because of this, so call me.... hahaha)


so here they are...
the Girls that Fill my Heart ~!
(L-R) Mizz PAT CROSS, Mizz Joan & Mizz Flea...
 
((with Mizz Clancy in the middle...
no, she wasn't pooping...my camera 'caught' her just as she was setting on one of Pat's rugs!)))





 
Oh Mizz Pat ~ THANK YOU for many years of Friendship...
and for allowing three crazy, caffiene-induced women into your home...



 
YOU are a beautiful, wonderfully creative soul that I have thee pleasure to call
F R I E N D
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((thanks for putting up with me!!))
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...
Lori

11 comments:

Cindy Lu said...

Oh I am so jealous. I wish I could have gone. What a beautiful home. And yes Pat is a sweet lady. Hope to see yall soon....

cucki said...

very pretty home..
love for you xx

HomeSpunPrims said...

Yep, I guessed Pat when you said she did two primitive rug hooking books! What a fun day you girls had! Loved seeing all the pictures of Pat's lovely home and her rugs and quilts. And that wool stash.......be still my heart!! I love Pat's books and hope to hook more of her wonderful designs as well as yours Lori. Pat's rendition of your Give Ye Thanks as shown on your blog was so wonderful that I used it for inspiration when I did mine. You ladies are all so talented. I'm sure your day was full of inspiration and I'm sure sensory overload!! Hugs, Lori

denise said...

all i can say is ~~ wow!! denise

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

All we could say was WOW too Denise! ha!!!
~Lori

Cinlyn said...

Simply Awesome!

Victoria Rose Primitives~Paula said...

Dear Lori, I am so glad you had a happy day with your dear friends! Pat's home is beautiful and I love her gorgeous hooked rugs... and all that wool! What fun! Have a blessed day and upcoming week! Blessings, Paula

Simply Wendy said...

Lori, I'm late jumping in here, but I'm so very sorry to hear about your dear Henry!! I hope your heart will heal in time. You love your animals so!! Thanks so much for the great pictures of Pat's home. I covet her creative spaces! Love and hugs, Wendy

Natasha said...

Oh my oh my all tha lovely wool!! And what abeautiful home. But I am sure over all her friendship is the most beautiful of all, Congratulations on having such a special friend :)

s said...

Really awesome....I wish my rooms looked like that.
Sheila

NMK said...

WOW....you had an awesome day ! I LOVE her home & beautiful neat & tidy workrooms !!!! Oh MY !!!

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