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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Focusing ~


We're 
spending a quiet day at home today...

...have been so busy lately with Christmas preparations 
& merry-making,
 that today is almost like 
a gentle sigh....

now the New Year is right around the corner, 
...and with it comes a change of focus for me.



I'll begin designing new needlework and folk art ~ 
all with a fresh new look...
but keeping my love of primitive whimsy & farmhouse-style alive in them.




I'll begin gathering ideas that I have for revamping the farmhouse...
she's in need of new paint in every room now after 10 years of living in her.




I am going to begin with one room at a time,
removing things that I no longer find useful or needful...
but
I will keep my beautiful collections around me always for inspiration.




I will focus more on this old house and making memories in it for my family & friends...




I will begin the New Year with arms flung open and a warm embrace!




I am humbled at how much my little business has grown in these past couple of years,
and I am thankful to all of you for your support & kindness ~




I can envision us in the year ahead ~
planning, hoping, dreaming...
loving




...with all of you right by our sides.
what a fun adventure awaits us!!





..the New Year will bring new choices ~ colors, patterns, fabrics & threads.
(YAY!)




...new adventures about which I'll share with you all here on this blog...




a fresh start
a clean palette  
a new beginning...




...bring it on 2014!

* Blessed be * 
Lori

14 comments:

Debra said...

Do I detect a softer palette, with lots of whites and creams? This is going to be interesting...

Lee said...

I always look forward to checking your blog. Many blessings in 2014. Happy New Year. Lee

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

why yes, debra ~ you do....
:)

Jane said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Photography is another of your many talents!!
Thanks for your kind facebook comments.
Hope you and Peter and Hannah and all the critters enjoy the rest of the holiday .
Love and Happy New Year from Steve, Skye and me!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I see gentle colours... those that reflect soft, warm and well loved.
I look forward to it.
The very best for 2014 Lori.
Susan

Kathy L. said...

I look forward to your blog every day. I look forward to the new "changes" that you will bring to us in your lovely designs.

kathy

The Evening Stitcher said...

I can't wait to see what "new" creativeness you have in store for us, Lori! I know what ever colors, textures, and designs you have twirling around in your imaginative mind will be a new journey for us as well! Have a quiet and restful evening!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I look forward to seeing what you have planned for next year. It's good to make some changes when a new year begins.

denise said...

looking forward to it!!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Happy New Year Lori! I am so looking forward to your 2014 magical / primsical world! Phoebe continues to keep me company - I will send you a picture of her and her pals soon.
Cheers,
Lurena
Tattered Moon

Cari said...

Happy New Year Lori !! I'll be 'stalking' your farmhouse updates throughout the year. Sounds like a lot of work and a lot of fun. I sure enjoy reading about your sweet family ….which includes all the wonderful animals. Happy Holidays...

Isobel -Argante- said...

Everything you do is awesome, so I can't wait to see the 2014 new entries :)
Big hugs sweet Lori :)

Isi

LaNelle said...

May 2014 bring you much happiness & inspiration. So looking forward to whatever you bring us.....
Cheers!

Nancee said...

Here, here. I'm right there with ya!
nancee

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