Monday, February 2, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. If you go here you can get a list of all the participants.
Today I have for you my Holly Hobbie candle screen. Since one girl is dressed in blue I thought this would count for blue monday. I love this and it always reminds me of me and my sister. Funny story my girlfriends mom stitched me the same thing because it reminded her of the stories I always told her about my sister and I. Her's came to me unframed after she passed away so I'm making that one into a tote to carry with me and will always remind me of my sister and my friend Doris.
PS my sister and I did not live in Holly's era but loved to pretend we did! LOL

Please feel free to click on the pics to get a larger close up!

A close up.

Our French Creek Freddie did not see his shadow so he is predicting an early spring. Somehow I don't believe him. It's snowing again today and is called for until Wed. That's why this post is getting up late. I've had to dodge the snow clouds to upload pics via my satelite. Enjoy your day and God Bless You and Yours!

A closeup my little pillow that I stitched several years ago.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be posting some more of my Valentine's on Rose Wednesday with Jan and Tom's Rose Haven.
Bless you! Shirl


jlshall said...

I always loved Holly Hobbie back in the 1970s, and your candle screen is lovely! Happy Blue Monday! And let's all hope for an early spring.

Smilingsal said...

I have always loved Holly Hobbie. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Connie said...

I sure hope ya get an early spring as I know how the snow and clouds affect your internet, sweetpea. Gorgeous pillow! Cute room.......

Susan said...

Holly Hobby! I haven't thought about that in awhile!

Thanks for sharing...have a great day!


White Iris Designs said...

Well now I am telling my age...but I do remember Holly Hobbies! Too cute!

Melissa Wertz said...

I just love Holly Hobbies! Happy Blue Monday!

ellen b said...

Hi Shirl,
How sweet your stitching is! Happy Blue Monday to you...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Shirl! Happy GH Day! I adore that February pillow!! Now, why doesn't that surprise you?!?!

Bree had a Holly Hobby bday party when she was 3. It was one of my favorite parties!!

Angelic Accents

Marie said...

Hello Shirl
Your blog is very sweet. You do great counted cross stitch work.Have a great day

Blondie's Journal said...


Your needlework is always so beautiful. I love Holly Hobbie, you can still find a lot of those things.

I think winter is going to be around awhile longer...if not-hooray!! :-)



That sounds like a great idea to make a tote out of the image. Cleaver lady!!
I hope spring is 6 weeks away...cold again today and I have had enough!!

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, the screen is gorgeous and I love the pillow you did too. Always such pretties in your posts.

Have a great week.
Love your header~~just darling.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Jean Tuthill said...

Holly Hobbie is great, I still have four little plaque pictures that I made in my bedroom and I love them. I'll do a post on them someday. The counted cross stitch pillow is very cute. Happy Blue Monday and Groundhog's Day!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

*sigh* every post you put up is beautiful Shirl! I love all of your embroidery. I hope we both get an early spring! The way this winter has been, yuck!!

Love you,