Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pink Saturday

Hello and Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.

I'm out of town on a road trip but posted this before I left, if my post options took then you will be reading this! Hopefully it did! This week I made a few things and of course they were in pink so I thought I would show them to you today.

This tote below is made from a cross stitch that I had done years ago, the artist is Paula Vaughn. I just love all of her Victorian Designs! Be sure to click on the pic so you can get a larger view!

Another one that I made using a teddy bear cross stitch then I made the tote using 1930's repo print fabric.

Yoyo's are something that I love so I made a little cluster to embellish the tote with.
Then used a vintage button with a little bling in the middle!

A few more things I made this week, a lavender sachet, victorian needleroll sachet and yoyo pin.
I got this adorable Susan Branch fabric and made a few little tea towels.

A closeup of the cute fabric.

I made this lampshade years ago, I saw one in a high end gift shop and came home and made myself one, also some flowers and herbs from my garden in the little jadeite flower pot.

My favorite flower that is blooming in my garden is the highly scented stargazer lily!

Another victorian needleroll sachet with fresh lavender.

A little dresser top that has some pink and alot of things that I love.

Well that's it for my Pink Saturday Post, I hope you enjoyed, have a great week and stop back again.
Blessings, Shirl

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Hello and welcome, we are getting packed up and off on a road trip. We just bought a new truck and need to get it broken in before we go to the beach in Sept. and pull our boat. We have been wanting to go to Gettysburg, Pa. for sometime now so we thought we would go there and then make our way to NJ to visit family & friends. I've got my totes all packed with plenty of needlwork and of course good things to read.

I've tucked in my totes all the good reads that came in the mail this week, the one below is published in Austrilia giving you so many great ideas for crafts, decorating and sewing. I get quite a few of the Australian magazines, they have wonderful ideas for needlework, crafts and decorating.

Romantic Homes and Romantic Country are two magazines that I also enjoy reading!

The late summer and early fall mail order catalogs are also starting to come in so I tucked my favorite of them in my tote.

Gooseberry Patch is a long time favorite of mine, I get most of my quilted tablecovers for my kitchen table from them. MaryJanes Farm is a magazine that I have recently started to buy. This is my second issue and I love it.
So I'm all packed up and ready to hit the road hoping to find some interesting gift shops, antique stores, flea markets and wonderful historical sites. Then on to see loved ones. I'll be back Monday and will post pics of my trip and treasures.
I was tagged by my friends at Jan & Tom's place to do a get to know you better tag.
This one asks you to list "6 Unimportant things about youself"
Here are the rules~~~~~~
1. Link this back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post these rules in your blog.
3. Share 6 unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag people at the end of your entry.
So here are six unimportant things about me~~~~~
1. I owned a cross stitch shop in NJ before retiring to WV, called Shirley's Strawberry Basket.
2. I love cats and when a stray comes knocking I have to adopt it.
3. I collect samplers and have my two walls in my staircase lined ceiling to floor in them.
4. I love flip flops and have them in every color, bling, fuzzy, terry, plaids and satin!
5. In the winter I wear soft comfy fleecy sweatsuits around the house but the top and bottom have to match in color, have no stripes down the sides and when they get nubbies inside they get tossed in the trash!
6.As soon as I get up in the morning I love to go outside and smell the fresh air, no matter the season.
Now I tag.
2. Rhea of Miss Rhea's
3. Steph of Angelic Accents
4. Sheila of Note Songs
On to Awards~~~~~
I was awarded this Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 not once but twice from The Scarlet Rose Garden and from A Hint of Home.
I am honored to get this award and thank you both.
The rules are~~~~~~
1. Display logo and link to who gave it to you.
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs
3. Add links to those 7 blogs
4. Leave the Nominees a message that they reaceived the award.
I'm passing this on to these blogs that I find so inspiring and a joy to visit~~~~~~
2. Steph of Angelic Accents.
3. Rhea of Miss Rhea's
4. Tracy of Casa Maria
7. Debbie of Wisteria and Roses
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time!
Blessings, Shirl


Hello and Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. You can go to her blog to get a list of the people participating in this weeks Pink Saturday.
I have had a busy week so I went through my old pics and picked out some pretty pink things that I have made or collected. Please click on the pic to get a large view. Here is my sweet little girl Princess Angel Blue of Oak Grove.
These are a some pretty little things that I had made for a Valentine swap with my PRH group.

I am giving away a pillow like this on my new charity blog. Be sure to go here and enter.
A close up of the silk ribbon embroidery.
This is an old vintage needlepoint pillow that I purchased on ebay. I just love it and it's so soft and fluffy.
Two pretty dolls that I got at an antique store a few weeks ago.

She is so pretty, even from the back!

A pretty southern belle pillowcase that I purchased last week on ebay.
I have been collecting vintage pink crochet pot holders for the teatime
& cupcakes guest bedroom.

Pretty pink pins for sewing!

A pretty southern belle table cover.
I am painting my sewing room in pale pink and I have be getting jars to put supples in. They will go in a big corner desk that I have my sewing maching in. I have to paint the desk then these jars will go into the sections of the desk.

Here's a pretty storage box that I purchased on ebay.

I store all my vintage baby trinkets in it.

Cute little round box that I found in an antique store.

Look at how pretty these fabrics are, they look like cotton candy! I got them in walmart for $1.00 a yard.
Well that's it for my Pink Saturday, I hope you enjoyed your visit. Be sure to stop by and visit my new blog when you have time. Stitches-of-Love.
Blessings Shirl