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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

~ My Valentine ~

Be still my heart...
gotta love that Man o'mine!

look what he made for me now ~
a hand-carved loop lifter!

he watches me...he notices little things that he sees me perhaps struggling with 
and his creative wheels are always turning out something...
I try to keep my loops even in my rug hooking, although I am far from a perfectionist when it comes to that ,
I do like them neat & tidy.


Peter used some of his stock Cherry wood {from our farm} 
for the beautiful, and smooth handle~
a very organic & earthy needful thing indeed!
 

a waxed finish was all it needed 
to bring out the patina of the natural bark and beautiful grain
of this mellow-hued wood.


feels SO good in my hand!


I've already straightened out the loops and rows in some of my older rugs ~ HA!
what a difference this handy helper makes in the finished-look of my wonky little loops...


oh, the rug you see of the orange cat
is one I hooked in memory of our beloved Marmalade back in 2001
he was 17yrs old when he got his wings...
May 1979 ~ October 1996
{{{ Marm, we miss you!}}}


Thank you Peter,
for always thinking of me and making life a little sweeter
 ♥❤♥

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Hoping your day is full of wonderful things 
... and spent with those who love you most!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

15 comments:

maureenm said...

What a sweet loving guy you have! Happy Valentine's Day!

Nancy D. said...

Your Valentine is a very loving and talented man. The cherry wood is absolutely beautiful (I love all things of wood)!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and Peter, Lori!

Janine said...

How sweet your man is! That looks beautiful. And there is nothing like having the right tools for a craft. Happy Valentine's day!

Martha Doe said...

Love your loop lifter Peter made you! Hope he makes some for you to sell...my loops usually need help! haha
Your little Marmalade sounds so sweet! Hope my ginger cat lives a long life! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Peter, Hannah too!<3

Silent Stitches said...

"Happy Valentine's Day!" Gifts made with love are the most special.

Connie the Cootiebug said...

I love to see hooked rug projects, they are so beautiful, and I love wool in anything. Your work is awesome.

Saundra said...

Love your Marmalade design.

NMK said...

Happy Valentines Day !!!! Love all the pretty colors in your Kitty rug .... Your Hubby is so special & talented too !!!

Maureen said...

A perfect kind of post to be reading on Valentine's Day. Heartwarming and made me smile. It's the little things that count, right?

The Eveningstitcher said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Lori!! Such a perfect gift...he really watches over you...so sweet!! I would much rather have a gift like this than flowers or candy! A gift from the heart.....You are both, truly kindred spirits!! Love the rug!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now that is a sweet heart indeed...to be so observant and attentive to your perceived needs, and the desire to make things easier for you.... I love your little loop lifter....and I, too, hope he decides to make more to offer to his admiring masses (and less-than-perfect hookers). ;o) Happy Valentine's Day!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy Valentine's Day :)

elaine allerton said...

Isnt that beautiful and sweet of peter!! What a treasure!!
Love seeing ur mats,,, love the kitty one,,, so sweet,, , sad to lose pets,, gosh , we get attached!! Have a wonderful day,,,,

Cheryl Reeves said...

darn..I dont get this till the next day. Happy Valentines day late.
What a sweet creative hubby.
love your kitty memory for Marmalade.

woollabeast said...

Hi my dear (southern friend) and ~♥~ Happy (belated) Valentine's Day ~♥~ to you (and Peter). He is a sure "gem" to notice these little details & think of something special like this to make his sweetie for Valentine's Day! Now, just another great tool we all must have (haha) & little "gift to us" too!

I adore your sweet Marmalade memory rug Lori ~ our little Mango (orange tabby girl) passed over the Rainbow Bridge on Nov. 12th & she's now (in line) with several other of our beloved fur-kids for "special rugs" yet. I have sooo many ideas for each of them (to capture their own special personalities). I D-R-E-A-M --and-- I D-R-E-A-M of the time I'll be (less busy) & can finally sit back to do all the things I hope to get to. Right now taking care of (my) precious Russian Blue boy (Scootie) who is definitely my *SPECIAL BOY* ~ the true fur-love of my life who has stolen my heart. We have him (brother to Mango & Milo who passed in 2014) & one last addition, Soukie Sue, our Blue Pt. Siamese that are left. Can't imagine a house w/o the pitter-patter of tiny paws running about!

Hugs & Love to you,
Have a WANDER-FILLED weekend!
xo -- your woolly friend up Nawth, Diane

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