Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pink Saturday

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound.
Above I have a pic of some Flea Market finds from this past summer. The pretty Victorian looking ones on the left I thought I would make their little baskets into a pincushion, they were probably made to hold flowers. The little girl with dog is so pretty, the detail in it is just incredible. I paid $1.00 for each one. The cute little box has a powder puff with powder still in it.

Above is a pretty little birthday planter that I purchased at the same Flea Market. I think that was $1.00 also.
When my hubby and I travel I always do needlework because I hate the tractor trailers on the roads. (they drive way to fast). I'm always loosing my scissors so when hubby was cleaning out his drawers at work he brought this little thing home for me. It grips anything that lays on it and does a great job of holding my scissors and sunglasses, only problem was that is was not pink and pretty!!! So I made this cute little pink yoyo brooch to pretty it up. I make this brooches in all colors to put on my coats and totes.

Now it's pretty!!!!!!
This is one of my favorite little tea cups with a cottage window and hollyhocks!

Thank you so much for stopping by for Pink Saturday! It was so nice to visit with you. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, ours was wonderful! I'm getting my Christmas decorations out today and hope to do a few more posts this week with the last of Thanksgiving and start on some Christmas posts.
Have a great weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Shirl

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello, I hope everyone has a great day planned. We are blessed to be sharing this day with family and friends. My son has been put on alert to deploy to Afghanistan over the next year so I’m thankful that we can all be together this year! I've got a nice dinner planned, pies baked, cole slaw and stuffed celery made and stuffing already for that big 25 lb turkey.

I'm wishing you a happy, blessed, peaceful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Another busy week here so I've gone through my files and found some really old pinkness to show you.

First is a picture of my silk ribbon towels on display in my sisters shop many years ago. Camera's back then were not that great.

Next I have a picture of a pink bridesmaid bouquet that I made while in floral design school, many years ago!

My flower girl Courtney back in 1971. She was a sweetie! The bottom of her dress was baby pink, it looks white in this pic.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope to get some Christmas decorations out this week so maybe next week I'll have some Christmas to show you. I've been seeing some on blogs and love it! Don't you?

Blessings, Shirl

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Hello and welcome to Rose Wednesday hosted by Jan of Jan & Tom's Place.

Today for Rose Wednesday I thought I would show you my pretty fall roses. I've had them for several years and still enjoy taking them out ever year.

We woke up to snow here in WV today. It was pretty but was starting to melt of by the time I got these pics.

Just three inches so it was not so bad, enough to keep me home though. I don't drive unless I have to, these hills are scary in the ice and snow.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be posting for Pink Saturday this week so stop back if you can.
Blessings, Shirl

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this event, it has been so much fun showing off our pinkness!!!

First I want to say that I'm sorry for not visiting any Pink Saturday's last week, I have been so sick with a cough and cold, I went to the Dr. and he put me on four meds. It was really a bad one! I started feeling a little better then my puter went and got sick. Turns out a little virus found it's way in. I had to get help from McAfee to clean it up, the first tech help I got could not clean it up. He sent me to another tech help that would remotely control my puter all the way from India. He fixed it up in five mins., wish I could have gotten better that quick.

The meds are helping my cough and cold but the fouth med he gave me was for vertigo. That has not helped at all, I've had it for a month now, in talking with people I'm finding it common in alot of us gals. It's the most annoying thing to have. Any helpful tips out there from anyone on this?

Well enough of that, now on to some pinkness! Since I was not up and taking pics this week I'm just using some out of my files. Hopefully I've not showed them to you before. The little card at the beginning of this post was from and dear friend of mine. I think it's just the sweetest! I'd love to have a chair just like it!
Below is a little hand towel that I cross stitched years ago.

A close up.

I collect vintage embroidered comb & brush dresser scarfs, this is one of my favorites.

I have a friend that loves these bright colors, I made her these fun pillowcases for her birthday last year. They are really neat, they are called "magic pillowcases" the seams are all hidden.

A pretty little birthday card that I made for my PRH sister Rhea last week.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed spending time with me.
Blessings, Shirl

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. The picture above is of some new things, in pink of course, that I made for my selling blog. You can go here to Shirls Velvet Attic to see all the pretty treasures.

Below is a pic of a ribbon embroidered lavender sleep pillow done on a crisp Irish linen with openwork on the edge.

A close up of embroidery.

Next I made some satin strawberries is two sizes, the large one has some fresh lavender inside.

I have two pincushions that I made years and years ago. The basket of ribbon work roses was one of my first attempts at ribbon emboridery. The little cross stitch pincushion I made back in the 80's when I had a cross stitch shop in NJ.

This little tea kettle I bought several years ago on ebay. I added the flowers of pink carnations and lily of the valley. Two flowers that I love.

That's it for Pink Saturday, Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event.
Jan & Tom are hosting a Tea Party today. You can go to their blog here and get a list of all the other tea parties!

The leaves are fading fast here in WV, starting to look a bit like winter here.

Today I thought I would have my tea party in my kitchen with a Thanksgiving theme. All my other tea parties this year have been out on my front porch so this will be a little different.

I'm using my Blue Danube china this time, with a fall tea set.

I love this little tea set, it's not a fancy china pattern but "oh so sweet"! I found this in one of my favorite places to shop, Cracker Barrel. We don't have one close by us here in WV but when we travel hubby knows meal time on the road will be at a Cracker Barrel. Food is great and they have the cutest gift items. I always have my birthday gift list in my purse when shopping there and always come out with something cute a different that I'm happy to give.

One of my favorite cross stitched pieces that I've done. It was also one of my first that I did in counted cross stitch. I started out doing the old stamped cross stitch when I was 7 years old.

We are having Earl Gray Tea, Boston Creme donuts, Brodeaux Pepperidge Farm Cookies, and some Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Truffles. Sound good?

Of course Holly Hobbie had to attend!

A pilgrim tea cozy attended too!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little Tea Party and Pink Saturday.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Hello and Welcome to First Friday & Friday Flea Market.
Go here to Shirls Velvet Attic ,my selling blog and see what I have to offer this week. Below is a peek at my new creations.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop back tomorrow for my Fall Tea Party hosted by Jan & Tom, and of couse there will be Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.
Blessings, Shirl

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Hello and Welcome to Rose Wednesday hosted by Jan of Jan & Tom's Place. Please stop by and see Jan to get a list of all the participants.
Feel free to click on the picture to get a good large view of the picture!

First I have for you an silk embroidered pillow that I made for a giveaway on my charity blog, Stitches of Love. Lorena of Rose Chic Friends was the winner of this pretty pillow.

I embroider these pretty pillows on crisp white Irish Linen. Then I make a pillow form and fill with some fresh lavender.

Next I have a Cath Kidson clothes pin bag with roses.

I just finished framing this pretty embroidered sewing machine and quilt with of couse a "rose". I love this embroidered piece and I'm anxiously getting things ready for when I paint my sewing room capricious pink.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'm off to look at more roses with Jan! I look forward to visiting with you again.
Blessings, Shirl