Friday, June 12, 2009

A finish (sort of), a WIP picture, and plants...

TGIF, everybody! :-) Thanks for the comments! To reply to a couple of them from the last post...Cindy, you're a nut! LOL! I will check out your blog tonight or tomorrow. Should I be afraid? ;-) And to Pam, yes ma'am, those are bottles of Stitcher's Lotion in the picture of my stash haul from the previous blog entry. Love that stuff! My favorite is the Blackberry & Vanilla. Running a close second is Raspberry & Orange. They both feel good and smell good. :)

Stitching news...Last night, I put the final stitches in Little House Needleworks' "Blessed are the merciful" -- the second of four patterns I am stitching on one piece of fabric. Halfway done, woo hoo! Please pardon the wrinkles:

I'm thinking about making it into a pillow that will sit in a dark brown rocking chair. Maybe...maybe not...we'll see. My mind might change a few times before this thing is even finished. LOL

I started an iris by Just Nan a day or two before the end of May. I thought I'd have it done within a couple of days but nooooooooooo. You know how life gets in the way sometimes? Well, life is finally out of the way for a bit and I was able to put more stitches into it last night:

I can't wait until this is finished (surely this weekend!) so I can put it into the matching iris frame. It'll go into our bedroom which -- thanks to mine and my mother's stitching -- has an increasing amount of purple irises and lavender-shaded things. (Yes, my husband sleeps in there, too. He actually doesn't mind! LOL)

Today I passed by the nursery on the way to pay a bill. On the way back by, I just had to stop because something caught my eye. No, not a baby nursery...a PLANT nursery! ;-p Anyway, there were these huuuuuuuuuge planters full of assorted plants and they were drop-dead gorgeous. The prices were just drop-dead. (hahahaha) They were asking between $100 to $150 for them! *thud* Sooooooo, I made my own for about half the price. Whaddya' think?

I love it! It sits on Brad's side of the driveway so I hope he likes it. If's too late now. Or maybe I could sell it for $150. HAHAHAHAHA

Happy Friday, happy stitching, and don't forget to count your blessings. *hugs*


Gloria said...

I really like your stitching but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your planter. You did good!

tkdquintmom said...

LOVE the LHN!!!! Those are just wonderful! I just read the post below too and you wanna be a dispatcher huh???? Honey, that was my career for about 10+ years until I met and married my DH and then had 5 kids to where I had to quit. It must be a "Lori" thing 'cuz you have a great personality for that job! LOLOLOL

mark said...


You did good girl on the planter. I love to plant stuff but not very imaginative.

Um...on behalf of Gloria (I'm a member of the I35 Stitchers) really should get your behind down here! Uh...we've heard stories about


Kim said...

Love the LHN, they look very nice stitched on one piece of fabric. The planter is beautiful! i think I would have had to stop back and grab it too :)

WildcatGrrl said...

The stitching is awesome, and I love the planter! You did a great job on both.

Daffycat said...

Darling LHN finish! Your iris looks lovely as well...isn't it crap when you want to stitch but have to do other stuff instead?

Wonderful planter! You did great!

Bronny said...

Lovely stitching and the flowers were just what I needed to see on this grey, chilly winter afternoon. Well done!

Pam said...

Hey, LoriRay! Thanks for answering my questions about the stitcher's lotion. I may get some next time I go to the LNS. Your LHN piece is coming out great. Since the LNS opened I have discovered LHN and have become a fam. They are such simple designs and they are quick stitches. I can't wait to see yours all finished.

Cindy F. said...

Wow girl! I LOVE the planter and everything in it! It's beautiful!
I'm also loving your wips! Stitching in your sleep now?