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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wool EWE be Mine?

Here is my little
"WOOL EWE be Mine?" design all finished...
I punched the background in striped rows...kinda looks like fabric to me!
then simply mounted the punch onto a double layer of wool.
...what do you think? (I like it!)

Now on my frame is another new pattern in the works,
"Primitive Hooker at Heart Punched Pins & Pouch"
(say that fast three times without spitting! bwahaha!!)
I'll share a sneak peek pic tomorrow...
but I must tell you now,
that my results from my biopsy results came back a little while ago and
they are BENIGN!
what a weird, wonderful word...benign.
Thank you Thank you Thank you
I can now exhale. love & sore booby hugs to you all!
blessings from the farm,


  1. Oh Lori! I've been checking all day your blog!! I am so happy and relieved for you and yours!! Oh happy day!! <3 Love your little new patterns! As always. I'm so glad you can rest easy. :-)

  2. YAY!!! Love your new benign design!!!

  3. I am so happy and I too have been checking your blog often awaiting the wonderful news. My prayers have been with you. I love my internet friends and I am so relieved and so very grateful to hear this good news. Take care and be blessed always.

  4. I am so happy everything is good with you! happy day for you and your family I am sure. Love your new design - being very partial to sheep. Can't wait to see the new one - too - take care - hugs Joni

  5. Hurrah for the benign biopsy result!!! What a relief!
    The punch needle is soooooo cute -- love it!!!

  6. Benign is beautiful! the new design.

  7. A wonderful new design Lori.

    And I'm so very happy for you for your biopsy results. Big hugs, Lori

  8. Oh my !! I'm so happy "The Girls" are just fine n' dandy !!!
    Your new heart punch needle design is sooo cool !! I love the idea of mounting on the wool and the way you cut it !! So creative....
    I am not going to repeat the name of your newest design as I am tongue tied,,,,no really I am " frenulum" comes almost to the tip of my grandson was too when he was born and the Dr. snipped it when he got his private parts
    Happy Thursday ! ( specially cause of the wonderful results !)

  9. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! That's the BEST BEST BEST news of the whole year!!!!!! I am SO happy for you! xoxox Kathy

  10. Lori ~
    So happy to hear all is well with your boob! Just be sure to get your next mammo on schedule!!!
    Hugs :)

  11. Lori~I am so happy to hear your good news, such is the power of prayer. Love the wonderful new design of your's. Blessings.

  12. I love it! Striped background is a unique touch. :-)

  13. Wonderful, wonderful news! We all exhale deeply at last -- and celebrate your good health!

  14. love your new design..too relieved to hear everything turned out okay, Hallelujah!

  15. I am so happy for you...What a joy that word is..Remember tho to continue those mammos yearly.. celebrate with the wonderful news...Hugs, Lisa...

  16. Hi Lori,
    I have been so worried about you and now I am so happy for you. Such wonderful news.
    Homespun Elegance

  17. I've been checking on your blog today, too. SOOOO glad to hear the good news.

  18. Woo Hoo!!! Lori That is very good news, and your "Wool Ewe Be Mine" piece is BEAUTIFUL!


  19. Oh my! I'm so happy to hear that great news!! You must be so relieved and relaxed now...though a mite sore. I love the sheepy sweet!
    So glad you're well!

  20. YaHoo! So happy about the chacha....and loving that sweet little sheep. Great news, Lori :)

  21. Lori, HIGH FIVE on the biopsy results!! Woo Hoo!! So very happy for you, my friend! Love your new design, will be watching for news of it's availability to purchase. Have a great weekend!

  22. Lori, I had been thinking of you..SO glad to see everything works out! That word benign, is a beautiful thing!
    Love your punchneedle! OLM

  23. Wonderful news!!!! Glad you can put it behind you, hope those boobies feel better soon ;-).

  24. YAY!!!! Great News!!! Oh What A Beautiful Day!!!
    Speaking of Beautiful ~ Your creation is!!!
    Prim Blessings

  25. Lori,
    So glad everything is fine and you can take a deep breath and feel wonderful!!!! Good advice from quite a few to keep up with the yearly exam!
    LOVE that loooooong sheepie! Can't wait to see your newest work of art!!
    Cathy G

  26. WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!! Congrats on that funny little word that means sooo much!

  27. Awesome, awesome news. Love the wool ewe be mine. So clever and cute.

  28. Super news, God is looking after you!
    Love the Wool heart punch - think this would make a great cross stitch pattern!

  29. The BEST news for sure! So glad for you. Love that new design. I remember when my boss had a biopsy and he called me from the airport to tell me he was waiting for his flight at gate B-9...took me a second to get it, but I did...and really...his gate was B-9. Strange.

  30. oh Lori, wonderful news.....I have been thinking of you....hugs and smiles, Linda


  32. ...Yes. (Thank you God.:o)

    ...Oh, and yes - we wool be yours. ;o)

    ...Peace & Blessings

  33. Lori, told you my friends prayer chain was powerful. What a blessing to have our prayers answered. Jo Ann

  34. Wonderful news. You have been in my thoughts and I am so happy for you.
    Love your punched sheep. Adorable.

  35. You were on my mind glad to hear your great news! I went thru a little scare of my own a while back so believe me when I say I can feel your relief :)
    Love the sheep!


  36. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. So glad your biopsy results are benign! I started reading your blog when I googled something about birds and clicked on your blog and met Stinky! I have been hooked ever since! Thank you so much for sharing your life with everyone. Gloria

  37. What wonderful news!!!!! Love the new design too.Hugs,Jen

  38. it is a great news..i am so happy for you my dear..
    sweet new design..
    big hugs cucki xx

  39. WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO ... doing a happy dance at your test results :) oooo and your little sheepie is cute tooo ;) love mouse xxxxx

  40. What great news !!!! Enjoy each & every day !!!!!

  41. What wonderful news!!!!! Wishing you a weekend full of peace & happiness!! Enjoy Your Day :) All My Best ~Kimberly

  42. What awesome news. I was worried about you! Have a cocktail or two and celebrate...

  43. Great news!!!! Take good care of those tender Ta-Tas! Love the new design too. Stay warm brrrrrrrrrrr.

  44. Lori, what wonderful news! What a sweet word "benign".
    Love the wooly sheep.

  45. Great news! I've been checking your blog and so glad to know your biopsy was benign!

  46. I'm so happy to hear your good news!! Love the woolly ewe too! :-)

  47. Lori~ Terrific news!!!!!
    Beautiful wool~

  48. YAY, Lori ~ you're good to go,now! Love the new design!

  49. Oh Lordy be....I go MIA for a few days (that's all it was, right?) and come back to see you've been partway to hell and back. So very, very, sorry I wasn't there to cheer you on in thought and prayer. It's a spooky thing I know - I think I hold the record in Nod for the longest mammo appt - 5-3/4 hrs. Routine mammo went to 3 more scans, an ultrasound, a needle biopsy and aspiration. Arghhh... Anyways - glad to hear the great news. Celebrate and be blessed! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  50. Lori, so glad to hear the good news. I have been checking the blog to see how you have been doing. Wonderful to hear all is well. My sister just went through the exact same thing and the waiting is always nerve wracking. Glad to hear all is fine.

  51. Hi Lori,
    Was away from my computer for a couple of days. Just got to check, and want you to know I am just THRILLED you received GREAT news!! Happy dance, happy dance.
    Love your new design- wish I knew how to do punch needle.



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