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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

...the sun is shining, the air is crisp and cold ~
although we don't have snowy weather, I am happy that today is here!!
I want to THANK all of you from the bottom of my heart for your well wishes ~
I hesitated to 'put out there' about the biopsy, but am now glad I did...because I now have a very strong army of fiercely positive women hoping the best for me!

~~~~~ THANK YOU ~~~~~

and, since I am starting a brand new day,
I thought I would share a few snaps with you...

here is a sweet, fat little mourning dove perched in the sun on our backyard feeder...
she just sat there blinking at me while I snapped away.

and, I did managed to punch a few loops last night...
here is a peek at

"Wool Ewe be Mine":

of course, this is the back...hence the backwards writing...
there will be a square background around the heart,
making the finished shape more of a squat rectangle...

I drew this up on friday night, then began punching it at Donna's show on saturday.
I'll work more on it this aft, then get to work on the other new patterns.

I have had a few of you email about the calendar that I've been working on,
and as for now it is on the back burner. I want to get new cross stitch and needle punch patterns out for you asap, so I will work mainly on them instead...

well friend-folk,
I am heading to the barn...
the singing donkeys & dancing sheep are getting rather noisy about their late breakfast...
(and yes, there WILL be a cross stitch pattern of them coming soon!!!!)

blessings from the farm,


  1. Glad to see you are keeping your spirits up while you wait for news. I am praying it is good news for you.

  2. Stay positive!
    Cute pic and a wonderful creation.
    I so have to learn how to do punch needle.
    Prim Blessings

  3. Lori, just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and sending love vibes your way! xoxo You've got a great, positive attitude, and that's so important! Love your new sheepy Valentine too! Take good care!

  4. Yup stay positive dear..
    Sweet pictures,, keep well
    Big hugs cucki xxx

  5. LOVE the new punched piece...... hmmmmm I MUST go on to learn how to punch needle better......
    Still sending sweet positive energies!
    Cathy G

  6. It's so nice to have the strong support of blogging friends. Good luck with all. I love that sheep and the heart. The colors are awesome. -Steph-

  7. oooo glad we could help :) and love the wee bird ... well done on the punch rug and hope the donkeys forgave you for their late breakfasts love mouse xxxx

  8. Glad to see your spirits up today. "Wool Ewe Be Mine"...that title cracks me up!

    Enjoy your day.


  9. I like the "Wool Ewe Be Mine?" piece, too. So clever!!
    I know you'll absorb all the positive energy around you.

  10. The little heart sheep punching is so cute! I just finished your Grey House needle book punching. It's my second punching ever and your tips from my afternoon at the farmhouse made a HUGE improvement! Thank you again! Can't wait to punch more! I am sending more positive vibes to you today. I hope you are feeling them, too. Xxoo

  11. Hi, Lori - I'm thinking of you and including you in my prayers.
    Wool Ewe Be Mine is adorable!

  12. Yessss....This definitely needs to be a rug hooking pattern! Send me a pix when you have it completed! xxoo

  13. Awesome new design!

    Lori, I'm wishing you the best & keeping you close in my thoughts. <3

  14. Hey Lori. I've been out of the blog loop lately and am finally catching up. You are in my heart,thoughts and prayers! A big hug to you! Keep up that great positive attitude! Love ya

  15. Keep up the good spirits! Love your punch needle sheep and heart. Super cute!

  16. Ooo nice design, I just finished my punchsheepbag.
    And I'm hoping to send a lot of positive energie for you!
    groetjes Marijke

  17. Hi Lori! Just been catching up on reading my blogs. Saw your news and wanted to send my well wishes for you. I had been through something similar a few years back. Everything did turn out ok, but I well remember the stress of waiting for those results! Sending my prayers...

  18. Prayers for you - Love your work ;)


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