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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Musings & Inspiration ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

it is a loverly, drab & autumnal day here at the farm...
it is grey & drizzly ~ the leaves are so pretty set against the cloudy sky.

i was up early, about 6:00 and it was still dark out.
the farmhouse was still & quiet and I sat drinking my morning tea, looking through old magazines & books for inspiration and came across this:

don't you love this graphic?
it is an advertisement for the E. Ross Novelty Rug Machine & Patterns, the company was based in Toledo, OH and the advertisement was printed in the Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1887

I also chose some wools and here is my palette
that I'll be hooking and making penny rugs with ~

nice and muted, yet winter/holiday themed, no?
can't wait to get started with them!

of course,
I had to bring out my all-time-favorite magazines for the upcoming season...
Country Home magazine was and still is my absolute turn-to time and again for decorating & inspiration, no matter what time of year it is, but especially love LOVE my Autumn & Winter issues thee best!

and I've been updating my picturetrail website, and would love to have your banner to add to it.

If you have a picturetrail website and would like me to add yours to mine,
please email me your banner and i will do just that!

...if you'd like to exchange banners, just let me know & I'll send you mine too!

well I am off to run errands, bank, PO & AC Moore...
and I think I'll take a drive by that building in Lynchburg that I mentioned in yesterday's post ~
I want to let those of you who ordered while I was away,
that your goodes are being shipped in the order they were received.
Special Orders are being processed and will ship by the end of this week....

Have a beautiful, creative day my Friends!!

blessings from the farm,



A Fine Farmhouse said...

You are so right about those Country Home magazines. They were and still are the best.

I'm looking forward to doing alot of the same
the next few days. :-) That's my most favorite part...
the sketching and planning ...makes me so happy :-)

ENJOY every second of your day....

cucki said...

good afternoon dear, here is raining at the moment..very dark outside..
these country mags are looking so lovely..and i really love the graphics.
keep well dear and enjoy the day.

Jane said...

Perfect day to sit and stitch, hook, punch...whatever! I have a commission to start on and ideas for holiday pieces. It's all thanks to YOU!! Hugs....

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love your palette of chosen colors Lori - can't wait to see how they are employed....Have a wonderful day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling the need to make a hooked pillow again. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Penny said...

What pretty wool. I love Country Home magazine ~ I enjoy looking through all of my old issues.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Lori,
Your day started off so peacefully. Your
wool colors are very soft and pretty.
I have so much trouble putting colors and
patterns/textures together. You do it
very well. I am anxious to see how they
come together.
Warm Regards,

Courtney said...

Love Country Home, too and saved all my issues. Very pretty wool. I can't wait to see the projects that emerge from them. Your day sounds so wonderful...not like mine at all!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such pretty wool ~ can't wait to see what you dream up!
I oh so miss Country Home ~ I saved every one of my issues too!
Prim Blessings

from me to thee......... said...

Lori, love this post...I have saved almost ALL of my Country Home, but the fall and winter have always been my favorite!!!! Your banner is wonderful, such a beautiful old rug! Enjoy the weather!!

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