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is located at
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Friday, August 14, 2015

All the Trimmings ~ and a WINNER

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~ 
 a very happy Friday to you!

Before I begin this post,
 let me first thank everyone who has left a comment for the GIVEAWAY!
~ my stars I'm in good company! 
seems like so many of us love love the Fall time, don't we?

and the winner of the hand drawn wooden Jack thread holder from ©NFF  is
 "Thoughts By Sharon" 
who had this to say about her love of Autumn:

"First of all, I love your designs and color choices. My favorite things about Autumn (I have many)are : The warm colors,the changing of the leaves,the cool Autumn days,the smell of the outdoor fire,acorns,leaves,soups and chili to warm your insides,the way it seems to be a little quieter outside,the pumpkins,squash and gourds,the fall festivals and craft shows,there is something in the air that makes people seem more friendly and kind (maybe it's just me,seeing them that way),kids playing in a pile of leaves,the excitement of children when they go Trick or Treating,snuggling in my favorite hoodie... I could go on and on!!! I LOVE AUTUMN !!!!"
congratulations to you!!!
PLEASE email me at Not4got@aol.com with your shipping info asap :)

I'll be holding another giveaway again soon, but this time it will be for my Facebook Friends only
 since there were quite a few of you who had trouble leaving a comment on this blog…

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 on with today's posting then!!!!

I wanted to show you what came in the mail yesterday…
beautiful trims in hand dyed colors from Elizabeth at 
Dames of the Needle ~ From the Cauldron

I had asked her to send me samples of her mini pompom trim, 
velvet ribbon and chenille ~

and just look what I get to play with now!
here are the mini pompom trim colors she sent me:

Faded Colonial Blue

Barely There


Scorched Linen

Toasted Meringue

Canned Pumpkin

Federal Gold

Tarnished Halo

Dark Plum

Nick's Coat

Peep's Meadow

Colonial Tea

TexArkana Sage

Red Velvet Cake

 and here are a few velvet ribbon trims:

Mellow Jack

Victorian Wallpapaer

Poison Apple

and here is the tiny wonderful chenille trim:

Canned Pumpkin

Thank you Elizabeth for sending me these fine trims to work with ~

I will be choosing a few to use on the almost-finished models
 for this weekend's upcoming release of my new designs for Autumn/Hallowe'en!


Here is that little sampler I'm working on for the September 1st Early Work Mercantile update
have to figure out what type of finish this will be yet ~
sawdust pillow?? 
needle roll???

and of course now I have to switch gears in my head once again,
just as my soul longs for Autumn, 
… my hands will begin working for 

I have the two beautiful hand dyed linens below from 
Terri at Dixie Samplar ~

the green linen is 30ct Olive Branch
 the red linen is 40ct Copper Penny

I love them both and think the colors are perfect 
for Holiday/Winter stitching, don't you?

oh, and see that linen fabric that they are resting on? the fabric with the grey stripes?
THAT fabric was purchased at Joann's and is toweling!!!!
me thinks it will be perfect for some stitching as well :)
looks like a 30ct to me ~

I used my 50% off coupon since it wasn't on sale & purchased two yards….
{{ now I think I have to go back & get a bolt! }}

Today is the day I MUST clean this farmhouse.
I don't mind cleaning, dusting, washing windows ~
 I would much rather be playing with needle & thread!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Jim Waldecki said...

You are going to have so much fun my friend with those delicious trims and Dixie samplar fabric!! Enjoy your blessed day

Patricia Lessell said...

Boy I wish I'd won but congratulations to the winner. I love all those trims and can't wait to see your newest releases even though I'm not allowed to buy anything right now. But I wonder if linen and trims counts? Guess it does. So I'll wait a little bit and then order them.

Kathy L. said...

Congrats to the winner!!! Those trims are so beautiful. Have fun with them. And now I have to check out the toweling at JoAnns. I bought some napkins on clearance that have a nice linen look to them that I thought I could do something with. So fun to find these things.


Jeanne said...

The trim colors are wonderful, can't wait to see what you create with them. I'll have to check out the toweling at Joann's !! Glad you're feeling better and can't wait to see your Fall designs. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

The trim colors are so rich…but I also have to say, Lori, don't you just love their names??!!! Happy housecleaning (it's also good for the soul, just not as fun as stitching)! :)

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

The trims are gorgeous! I am looking forward to how you use them in your finishes.

LaNelle said...

Fabulous trims & fabric to create with...oh what fun! Enjoy Lori! Many blessings for a wonderful weekend....

denise said...

lovely!!! all of it!

Shelly said...

Congrats to the winner! Wow, those trims are so scrumptious. I'll have to get my hands on some!

kathiquilts said...

those trim are absolutely gorgeous! Where can they be purchased? Will you be selling them in your Etsy shop (I hope!)?

barb said...

I love those trims Lori. I just bought some toweling today but did not get it at Joanns on sale. Dummy me for not checking there first.

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