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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New-ness ~


there's a new kid in town…
actually, she's not a kid, and this is a farm, not a town.




her name is Annie ~
she is cousin Charlie's kitty-girl
who now lives with us.




...cousin Charlie is no longer able to care for sweet Annie ~
so now we are :)




Annie is adjusting fine ~
she loves to chase Iggy around the farmhouse.
and she loves napping in the afternoon sun.

she's a bit of a snark at times,
but
we know that's because she misses her home & Charlie ~
we're happy she's here with us!




I like to purchase fresh flowers for my kitchen each week...
here are my very favorite ~
 white tulips




they make me happy :)

the solar wind chimes you see hanging in my kitchen window below
make a sweet-sound every few minutes ~
perfect to wash dishes by!




and you all must know by now how much I love my little birds ~
bird's nests, eggs…
and birdcages.

this bottle stopper below is one I cherish ~
it came from my sweet friend Kathy Barrick a few years ago ~
I placed it into one of my early green glass bottles that we unearthed here at the farm….




and here is an auction find ~
a reproduction cast iron bird feeder….
love the color, weight & patina of it.

it is on our farmhouse front porch
next to a little cement urn & old basket full of found-things
like old farm tools, a deserted wasp nest and old hollow log.
{I don't know why I collect such old & odd things ~ but I do}




As I was snapping photos,
... I noticed that our white lilac bush is budding!
Hooray!
we almost lost the poor thing to last year's hard temps
and had to cut it down to the quick, so-to-speak…
but here she is,
tiny but strengthened and
I cannot wait for the first bloom to open ~




Pinnochio & Daisy are beginning to shed their winter-woolies…
the their thick wiry fur
 is now being carried off in the beaks of our little bird friends ~
to warmly line their far-away nests.




and here is more progress on Sepia Sampler ~
I am in the home stretch and finishing up the inside flowers of the border…

I'm enjoying this stitch,
and can't wait to see it all framed up!

Sepia Sampler, along with a few other new designs,
 will be a released in May at the PSS Retreat in Williamsburg.





Happy Wednesday everyone,
...make it a loverly & peaceful one!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

17 comments:

marly said...

I like that sampler! And the new family member.

Cheryl Reeves said...

Still loving this sampler.
Your photos are beautiful and calming. I just want to curl up with that cat in the sun.
Loving the donks too.

Jen said...

I love your farm blog. I love all the animals. Your sweet new calico kitty is beautiful. She reminds me of my beautiful girl that I lost last year. She has a wonderful home now and your Iggy is so sweet. Thanks for the beautiful blog that I love to visit.

Jennifer said...

Sweet Annie!! She is lucky to have you. I'm sure this eases Cousin Charlie's mind too, knowing she is so loved.

The Primitive Window said...

Kitty looks pretty comfty in new surroundings. Love the birdbath! Happy Wednesday!

Louise Dückhow said...

I like everything in your pics, thanks for sharing your life
Louise D

Penny said...

I always enjoy your posts... they are homey and sweet and make me feel like I am there on the farm with you! So happy you were able to take Annie into your fold... I'm sure Charlie is relieved that she has such a good home.

Martha Doe said...

Lori your pictures are beautiful as always! Amy seems so sweet, sorry about Charlie, he knows she's in good hands. Iggy is lucky to have a little friend to play with.
I envy you having a Lilac bush...they wont grow in the Carolinas...grew up with a whole grove of them along our driveway in MA.
Thanks for always sharing such beauty at the farm and farmhouse!
Martha

susiedele said...

Annie looks like a good 'fit' for your family. Bless her heart. She's as beautiful as Iggy is handsome. I bet they'll be great friends soon.

Linda Ann Evans said...

Annie looks very happy and content in her new home.....which I must say, always looks charming and relaxing to me too...

NMK said...

What a pretty post ! To see green grass & buds & signs of Spring are So nice to see. Our yard is still covered in snow.....Lucky little Kitty to be loved at your warm & cozy home !

Silent Stitches said...

Awwww...she's precious!She looks very much at-home! What a nice thing to do for her..you have such a kind heart,evident by your posts.

Love the colors you selected for the new sampler!"Happy Wednesday!" to you too.~C

denise said...

:)

jean edmonds said...

Love your new kitty! she looks very much at home.
Nice post today, loving all the sign s of Spring--here in Eastern Carolina, we have forsythia, daffodils, Bradford Pear and yesterday I saw a Redbud getting started!

blueladie said...

Love, Annie. She is so pretty. Glad she found a home with you. :) Cathryn

susiefloozie said...

Annie is beautiful! As is your new sampler! Great post!!

thesimplequiet said...

sweet, sweet annie ~ what a lucky girl she is!

lori, i always love visiting your home, especially when the seasons change... our spring seems so far off, but to see the lilac buds, well, one feels there is hope after all!

~rebecca

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