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3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feeling a little Punchy & new Kitchen Cupboards

~ Good Saturday Morning Friends & Folk ~
Windy here today...& COLD!!!
the temperature difference from yesterday to today is almost 30 degrees,
....we topped 77 degrees yesterday and right now it is only 41 !!!!
seems like March is xcoming in like a Lamb for sure :)

I've been working on 4 new punch needle patterns,
and thought I would share with you all how I keep my floss (semi) organized:
this is a plastic container that I purchased from Michael's crafts store...
it was intended to hold photographs
(found it in the scrapbooking section, on clearance)

but it is PERFECT for holding my punch needle flosses & supplies!!
see how good they skeins fit??
I took a black sharpie and wrote the colors on the fronts of the little boxes inside ~
I tend to group my floss by colors, blacks, browns, reds, etc....

...I even have one named for just STUFF
this one holds threaders, pencils, needles and such.
and, this is where I like to punch...
on the sofa in the living room...
in front of the woodstove,
next to the windows and of course, in front of the TV!!!
see that little black ball of fur snuggled on the pillow?
that would be Suzy ~ my shadow...
...the view from my punching seat :

and here are the lower cupboards in my newly-remodeled kitchen!!

...they were plain unfinished oak purchased from Lowe's...
Peter painted them for me, then I did the distressing....

we really like how they finished up...
they look like they've been in this old farmhouse forever.
HAPPY HAPPY woohoo!!!
well friends, I'm off to scramble up some fresh eggs,
steep a cup of tea and head to out to the shop...
...have a beautiful late-February day!!!
blessings from the farm,


casey said...

Loved the look and changeability of the fabric, but it doesn't keep the cats, dogs or dust out of the contents. Looks great, Lori!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love your organization of your threads. Good job! And your cabinets look beautiful. I'm sure you smile every time you walk in there. Nothing more rewarding than refinishing something yourself :)

Laura said...

Love to see where the magic happens! Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes of where you craft! Love your new cabinets too!!!!! I hope to visit your shop someday!

denise said...

you stitching spot looks about like mine.stuff everywhere,lol!!! i love your cabinets. denise

cucki said...

aww i love all of your pictures..where you sit and stitch..i love the whole place..
have fun..
happy stitching..
hugs cucki xx

Katalin said...

very good in the box
I am very envious of the kitchen I like your kitchen furniture

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

Kitchen looks great Lori.....I have always loved your home, looks so cozy.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Lori:
The organizer is a great tool. The kitchen is coming along nicely. You have the same counter top that my daughter has! I like the contrasting country colors.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Looks like the perfect stitching spot. :-)

Barbara said...

OMG Lori...your sofa looks like mine. No one else could possibly sit there. Had to show to Giles so he'd know I'm not the only one who takes over the whole thing with my supplies... love the kitchen redo. Blessings from NC

DaisyGirl said...

I do the same! I got my photo keeper from Michael's here in Buford! It's perfect!I can't wait to see what Prim Sisters has in store for us! :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a heavenly little spot you have! Great idea for the floss storage....I'll have to see if I can find something like that at our Michaels. My DMC is all neatly wound around plastic tags, labeled and arranged by number....But when I got to the Weeks, Gentle Arts, Valdani, and other hand-dyeds, I gave up. It's a devil kitty's playground! Your kitchen redo turned out wonderfully too - New counters/sinks is on our "to do" list as well (but it's been on that list for a good long while, so I'm not holding my breath....besides, I have to FIND my old counters first....) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

frontporchprims said...

I love the color of you cabinets Lori. That is what I would love mine to be:) The way you orgainze your floss is great. I just shove mine in a back and my kids twist it all up and unwind it. -Steph-

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