Saturday, December 15, 2018
Back in 2015, I decided to make a quilt for each of my three children and my daughter-in-law. I started on my oldest son's quilt, since his birthday came first in the year. Well, a year later I finally finished it and posted about it here. In my defense, it was king size and I was a bit overwhelmed by that, so I procrastinated.
Eight or nine months later, I started my youngest son's quilt. Even though he's the youngest child, I was doing his next because I originally planned on doing them in order of their birthday month because I had every intention of making them all in the same year.... ha-ha! So, fast forward two years and one month and I have the second quilt finished! Yay! It's queen size and I machine quilted it on my Juki TL-2000Qi. I LOVE this machine! Another "tool" I can't do without is my OttLite lamp... or two in this case! These lamps make all the difference in the world, especially with handwork.
Since this one is finished, I am ready to begin my daughter's quilt. We decided on a color scheme and I'll be shopping for fabrics soon.
Thanks for visiting today!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
When I sold on Etsy, I had a really bad habit of letting my listings expire and then forgetting to update them again. A few months back, I put those shops on vacation - permanently - and started moving things over to Honeysuckle Lane (on Big Cartel).
Last night I listed several sets of my block print note cards... and they are half off! These will make great stocking stuffers, so come on over and see if there's something you'd like. Shipping for the cards is a flat $6 no matter how many sets you purchase.
Click here to shop the HALF OFF block print cards!
Saturday, November 24, 2018
So... I finally took some time to do a little handwork and came up with this penny rug collection, just in time for Christmas!
Everything I used was vintage wool, from the old army blanket for the background fabric to sweaters, skirts, jackets, and blankets for all the pennies.
First, I made a large, lumpy, hefty pillow... it's filled with wool scraps which gives it so much weight and that handmade, primitive charm.
Then I stitched a pair of Christmas stockings...
And last, a penny rug mat for... whatever use you decide...
If you are interested in any of these handmade pieces, I have started listing in my Honeysuckle Lane shop again. Find everything HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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2. Not for sale
7. SOLD, thank you!
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Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018
I never in a million years dreamed I would be writing a post like this. But I am, and I'm asking for your prayers. My little two-year-old granddaughter, Jolee, had a large brain tumor removed earlier this week. The biopsy confirmed that it was cancer, and chemo will begin when she has healed from the surgery.
Our family asks for your prayers...
for Jolee, for her mommy and daddy,
and for the doctors treating her.
We have faith that the Lord will see us through this and little JoJo will be a testament to His love and faithfulness.
You can read more of her story here, where a Go Fund Me account has been set up by Jolee's mommy's co-worker.
Thank you so much for your prayers.
God bless, Lana
P.S. I apologize if I miss a comment. Blogger is not sending me notifications of like it used to do.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Four shelves, three books deep, vintage and antique... I collect old books that will never be torn apart, but I have repurposed many old books that were falling apart during more than 10 years of wreath-making for my Simple Joys Paperie shop. That translated into thousands of pages, and many days and weeks of wrist and elbow injuries from repetitive use. I don't make the wreaths anymore, except for the occasional special request, and it's time to pare down extensively.
These books range in date from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. A very few are as new as the 1970s. Although most could still be read, all could be used for decorative purposes.
If you'd like to see what's available, visit my shop blog... this is where I list things until I have time to add them to my Etsy shop.
Thanks for visiting!
Take care and God bless,
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
It didn't take me long to come up with a title for this collection, Preacher's Daughter. I was born a preacher's daughter. I don't know how soon, but I'm sure Mama and Daddy took me to church not many days after I was born. As far back as I can remember, going to church was part of my life.
Each time I sketch a church on a page, I think back to the old country churches we visited when I was a little girl. Daddy was a country preacher, pastored several churches during his lifetime, and held many revivals in the rural areas of middle and east Tennessee where we lived. He played the guitar and he and Mama sang together. They loved the Lord and wanted others to know of His goodness, mercy, and love.
I still attend a little country church. It's where my husband I were married more than thirty years ago. It's where our children grew up hearing the preached Word and learning more and more about Jesus. And now, with our little granddaughter, a third generation of our family will sing hymns and learn about God's love in the same country church.
Most of the pages used for this collection are from the actual song books we sang from in church. When the decades of use have frayed the covers and caused the spines to set the pages free, the books have been set aside and replaced with new ones. That's when I get them and the pages are born again, sharing their message with folks who want to give them a home.
These are the original pages from a 1951 book, not photocopies.
The art is original, sketched in ink and charcoal directly over the hymn.
The wood plaque is painted black and a matte finish is applied to the art and plaque.
Each plaque is approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/2".
A sawtooth hanger is attached to the back for hanging.
Each listing will have the titles of the songs on the page, and the copyright year of the song, if shown.
If you'd like to purchase, please visit my little shop blog.
Take care and God bless,
(the preacher's daughter)
Monday, February 12, 2018
I've got plans for a collection of country churches. They're simple ink and charcoal sketches on vintage hymn pages. They're nostalgic. And they're made from the heart. I do hope you like them.
I'll have them ready by the weekend.
Take care and God bless,