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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I'm Hopping today!


Good Chilly Morning 
~ Friends & Folk ~

it finally feels more like November today ~
temps in the low 40's, crisp air & sunshine…perfect.

days like this usually find me outside taking a walk to charge up my energies ~
fill my lungs with fresh air, and my brain with inspiration!

I love to visit the smaller pine saplings in our woods on my walks.
I check their progress and give them encouragement to grow tall & strong…but
one sapling will always be chosen to come celebrate the Season with us here in the farmhouse ~

I try to choose a straight pine, but with character ~ 
to come  'live' in our farmhouse kitchen for a while…
Peter will dig up it's root ball so we can then replant it after it's visit with us :)

Once inside, I put it into a waterproof pot, then a big basket. 
then I will hang my antique tin cookie cutters, nutmeg graters and biscuit cutters on it
…all tied with torn red homespun fabric.

~ Simple is Best ~

here is a simple project for your hands during this upcoming busy-season…

* 1889 Feather Tree *






while decorating the farmhouse, 
I usually make a couple of batches of this beloved candy ~
I'm sure your family will enjoy it as much as ours, and it also makes a great gift when given in an old glass mason jar tied up with brown paper & string!




Thank You to Stacy for allowing me to be a small part in your Blog Hop!

and a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to All of our Service Folk:
We have the Freedom to Celebrate what we love
~ because of the sacrifices you have made for us all…
{an extra special Thank You to Chris Manlick & his Family for all that you do for us!}
xoxoxoxoxoxox


a Blessed Thanksgiving & Yuletide Season to you All

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
Peter & Lori

26 comments:

NMK said...

So cute !

LaNelle said...

Perfectly simple...so lovely! Thanks for sharing Lori..blessings.....

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautifully, perfect Feather Tree !
Rose

denise said...

perfect! thank you!

Maggey and Jim said...

Thanks, hope to get it finished this weekend. The crackers sound good too.

Nancy D. said...

Sweet little feather tree! Thank you for sharing it with us…and thank you for remembering this important day, Lori. I'm an Army Brat…and proud of it!

Vicki Jo said...

Thanks so much for this cute pattern and the candy recipe. I had this candy once years ago and was looking for the recipe! It will be a hit at my quilt group Christmas treat exchange!

Julie Scott said...

Thank you for this beautiful little tree!!

Rosemary said...

thank you Lori! I love it!

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Love! !

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Love! !

Ronda said...

Will definitely be trying this recipe, and the feather tree is just perfectly simple. Have a great day!

Claire said...

Very sweet. Thank you! Your real tree sounds delightful.

Silent Stitches said...

Thank you Lori! Luv the feather tree design & the recipe sounds delicious! Perfect for gift giving! We're enjoying the crisp weather here too.
"Have a great day!"~C

Debby said...

Thanks for the tree pattern! My son is in the National Guard and did his first round of duty helping South Carolina recover from the floods. So, thanks for the kind words about our military! They do make sacrifices!

Linda said...

Thank you. Perfectly simple for my old farmhouse.

Farmhouse prims said...

Lori, thanks for sharing your pattern and the recipe, I am getting in the Christmas mood. hugs,Lecia

Jackie said...

I love your stitchery and the recipe sounds delish! I served in the United States Air Force for 26 years. It was an honor to do so. Lots of sacrifices, but every one worth it! Thank you....

Stitches said...

Where did you find the download button for the Feather Tree? It's cute but i can't find the link to download it.. thanks

u keep sewing said...

This is so nice. And the recipe sounds devine.

u keep sewing said...

This is so nice. And the recipe sounds devine.

Veronica said...

Primitive. Adorable. Thank you for the pattern and for sharing with all of us.

Christina said...

Thank you for the cute tree.

Candee said...

Thank you Lori! This will be so fun to stitch. The candy sounds delish!

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Lori,

I am visiting from the blog hop! Nice to discover your blog.

Is there a download button? Or is this a freehand pattern to draw ourselves?

I love your blog, it'd very pretty! Will be back to visit again.

Barbara xx

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Lori,

Just realised I forgot to say Thank You for the lovely pattern!

Barbara xx

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