Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kits Re-stocked!

Hello there on this warm and sunny day!
I re-stocked the "Mercantile" with kits and goodies this morning.
Take a peek if you wish!
Lori Ann



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It's almost here !

Tho it seems we are still stuck in winter,
the From Our Hands ~  Spring Creative is less than a week away!
The studio is a total mess, with creative bits strewn everywhere.
But that's the nature of things with a deadline bearing down.
I've been working on finished friends, putting together lots of kits,
packaging tools and threads and other fun things for the Mercantile.
I'm so excited to teach again ~ we have lots of returning students
 & new faces joining us this year as well!
(We've students from 14 states and the country of Luxembourg!)

Remember, if you are in the area you can shop our vendors on
Monday, April 23rd. from 6-8pm.
Links to our vendors are on the website!

Make Happy Stitches,
Lori Ann

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter . . .
Happy Spring . . .
(And, remember to eat your carrots!)

Lori Ann

Thursday, March 29, 2018

An online show ~ This evening!

It's time to :
"Hop Into Spring"
This evening:
Thursday, March 29th. ~ 2018
 at 8pm EST
I'll be offering a few springtime pieces for your enjoyment!

Please join me on the "GALLERY" page of this blog
to see the new pieces.

** Next up is the From Our Hands & Hearts Creative!
I'll be nose and fingers to the sewing machine getting ready.
Hope you might join us!

Happy Spring:
Lori Ann

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!
Pincushions!!
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.
Hugs,
Lori Ann