Friday, March 23, 2018

Upcoming . . . .

Do you love pincushions?
I do ~  I've not met a stitcher who doesn't have at least
a few in their sewing room or studio.
I consider them "useful works or art".
 From an early "make-do" to a highly stylized piece they make us smile while 
we stitch the days away!
The From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative Retreat
includes pincushion classes, but we also hold a "Mercantile" where you
can purchase woolens, linens, threads, ribbons, kits, supplies and even finished works!
Many of those finished works are  ~ Yep ! 
You guessed it!
Even tho we are a full retreat, we invite anyone to come shop our vendors
during "Public Hours"
Monday, April 23rd. 2018
6-8pm (we'll stay open later if need be!)
Mills Park Hotel Ballroom
Yellow Springs, OH
See all the details on our website:
(We still have a few class openings too!)
Happy Stitches,
Lori Ann

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Mercantile is re-stocked with kits!

Hello everyone,
For those of you who love to stitch, I've re-stocked the 
"Mercantile" with kits!
(and a few antique bits)
Happy Stitches,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Welcome to a "Wild Hare" day!

Hello . . .  I'm so happy you could stop by!

Should you like to purchase:
Please email:

(It would help to state a second choice if you have one!)
Please state preferred payment method as well: Credit Card, Pay Pal or Check.

Please meet:
The Sweetheart Triplets!
Each sweetie is created from Hand dyed - Antique - Viscose!
Not sure I could ever match this color again . . . .  we'll call it "Dried Cranberry".
It's rich and luscious . . .  even more so in person and it catches the light beautifully!
Only 3 of these fellas . . . . no more ~ ever ;-)
Each teddy is 10.5" tall, fully jointed, stuffed squishy and floppy and weighted nicely.
Each wears a dirty pink bow and holds a heart of antique fabrics.
$260.00 EACH
ship $12.00
All SOLD ~ Thank you!

Have a "SWEET" day!
Lori Ann

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A new year is off and running . . .

Hello friends,
2018 is already moving at too fast a speed for me.
I always think I'm going to have the luxury of spending January sketching, 
staring out the window, planning and dreaming of the year to come.
But, a nasty cold bug has slowed me down to pretty much the "staring out the window" part!
I did manage to get my workshops designed for the 
2018 From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative.
We are excited to begin registration tomorrow ~ Jan. 29th. @ 12 noon EST.

Next is to get it "back in gear" and work on some new friends for an online show!
(details to come)

Stay Healthy and Happy!
Lori Ann

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

And in a blink . . .

I missed wishing all of you a Merry Christmas this year. 
I sat down to the computer numerous times, accomplished a thing or two, 
then got distracted ~ hmmm, this seems to happen more and more these days.
So to you, I wish a Happy December 26th.!
(Along with Abbey Lane of course)
Today we will enjoy a day of quiet ~ lazing about, reading, stitching and catching up on correspondence.
A nap is in the offing for the Mr. 
Abbey is at daycare running off some 10 month old energy (the holiday did not tire her out) 
so we can continue our lazy day this evening once she's home!
She loves going to play with all her friends and we hear she's the life of the party.

Enjoy these last few days of December . . . take them slow if you can and pull a stitch or two.
Lori Ann

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Mercantile

"The Mercantile"
Update this evening
Sunday, December 17th.
8pm EST
Kits, supplies, antiques and a just a few finished goods.

(Items purchased this evening will be shipped on Monday and Tuesday morning 
via priority mail . . . after that we'll do our best but can't promise shipping before Christmas)

Click the Mercantile link above to see how the "store" works.
(I will refund any excess shipping over $2)
Please bear with me as in the antiques and finished goods this is a bit of
and experiment to see if the website can handle selling one of a kind goods.

Be Merry!
Lori Ann

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Holiday show is coming soon!

Hello  . . . 
Please join me on the "Gallery" page of this blog
 for an offering of holiday friends.
The event begins:
Sunday evening ~ December 10th.
  9pm EST
(Note the slightly later time)

To purchase please use this email only:

Here's how it works ~ please read:
Items will be sold on a first email, first serve basis.
I answer emails as swiftly as my fingers can type.
Please list item number or title and payment method.
#1 - yes, please
Pay Pal
#2 - yes please
Credit card
(I take checks as well ;-)
Invoices are sent once things slow a bit.
Please understand that even if multiple emails are sent at the same second, only one can reach my in-box first. (This is similar to being at a regular show and reaching someones booth or table and reaching for a piece first).
I understand this can be stressful and at times disappointing for those who miss out.
I keep searching to find the best way possible to hold these shows. I fear a store format will crash and I've heard of single items being sold more than once ~ not good! 
 For now with one of a kinds and individual items this is still the best way.

Many thanks to you all!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's Wild Hare Wednesday!

Hello and welcome . . . 
It's been some time since I've popped in with a "Wild Hare".
How quickly the year got away from me, but we find ourselves on the 
cusp of another year, another chance to work better, do better & be better!

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
(first email first serve)

Please meet:
A sweet bunny of hand dyed mohair in a pretty brown shade with a hint of golden.
Winter Socks is about 12" to ear tips and is fully jointed.
Stuffed with excelsior, poly and a bit of steel shot for weight.
 He has wool felt ear linings and wears a
cap and socks of knitted "socks".  A wool muffler keeps the chill off his neck.
The wooden bowl is not included . . .  
BUT ~ he comes with a lovely pile of very realistic greens for you to create 
a similar vignette in a bowl or basket of your choosing!
(Merry Christmas ~ FREE shipping!)

Lori Ann

Monday, November 27, 2017

Love of antiques . . .

Do you enjoy antiques as much as I do?
I love knowing that something has a history, a past and a soul from the life it lived before. To me living amongst antiques creates a sense of peace and tranquility. The patina of our furniture is warm and worn and the smaller collections lend constant inspiration for my work.
What could be better?
If you are of the same mind, I'd like to share with you a lovely shop in
Seville, Ohio.
On December 2nd. Seville Antique Mall will host it's Christmas Open House. Each fantastic dealer is packing their booth with the best, just for you!
** Rebekah L. Smith and I are honored to be setting up a small display of our handcrafted wares amongst these fine dealers.

Come join us for festive fun!
Seville Antique Mall
14 Milton St. ~ Seville, Ohio 

My best,
Lori Ann