Monday, March 2, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday. Our hostess is Sally from Smiling Sally. Thank you Sally for hosting this fun event.

My blue for you today is this pretty pincushion made by my dear sweet friend Ellen from Sweet Memory Making Mom. Her creativity just amazes me! She makes the most beautiful pincushions and tea cozies! This one has all my favorite things going for it, first it's blue, then it's done using a 30's repo print that I love and last but not least it has bits and pieces of vintage bling here and there. Every now and then I treat myself to one of her pretty pincushions. What a wonderful day when it arrives! Thank you Ellen for being blessed with such creativity! Love you!

Next picture below is not blue but I wanted to give you all the chance to win this pretty pink silk embroidered heartstrings. I am having a giveaway for my 100th post which was on my Pink Saturday Post. Please scroll down and leave a comment on that post to enter in the drawing. I will be printing the comments from that post for the drawing so you need to leave your comment there if you'd like to enter. You can drag this picture to your blog and put a link to my blog and I will enter your name twice. Let me know in comments if you do that so I'm sure to enter you again.

These are the other items that will be in the giveaway. A beautiful vintage bowl made in Italy, a tiny vintage cottage chic print and the current issue of Country Living and one of my favorite magazines Southern Lady and of course the embroidered heartstrings.

The next two pics are not blue but they are why I was blue last Sunday when we woke up to more snow. You can see Molly the Newf (under tree) running out back to greet my cat who hides out in the waterfall pipe, a fun little game the two of them play. This pic is in her fenced in area off the back door. She's got about an acre here to run and play in daily.

Here's a pic of Molly that I snapped through the window. She loves the snow and will lay there and let a good inch pile up on her before she will shake it off. I usually set in those chairs to brush her one a nice day, but that's not gonna happen in this weather!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Bless you, Shirl


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful blog you have.. the pin cushion is lovely.. Molly is absolutely adorable..looks like she was enjoying the snow. Congrats on your 100th post...Happy Blue Monday!
hugs ~lynne~

Smilingsal said...

Pretty blue pincushion. I'd be blue with snow too. I don't know how animals stand it, but you proved that some enjoy themselves. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Connie said...

Your blue pin cushion is darling with that bling in the center. I am so hoping I win your giveaway. Items are adorable, honey.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, You are such a sweetheart. What a wonderful suprise to come over her and see your lovely write up on my pin cushions. I am so humbly appreciative and thankful. You are such a precious close friend. Thank you so much. You put a smile on my face! Which I need. I woke up to lots of snow and now I will have to brave the heavely snowed hilly roads to get to work at the hospital later today!

Have a Blessed Day! warm hugs, Ellen

myroseretreat said...

Such a pretty blog. I really enjoy looking at everything. Happy Blue Monday. PS. I live in Kansas and we usually get snow but this year has been unusually dry and warm (today is cold however). I miss the snow!


Happy Blue Monday! I love your pincushion!!!And what could be more fun on it than blue bling!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

The vignette is so nice, and that's got to be the prettiest pincushion I've ever seen.

Happy Blue Monday☺

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shirl! Ellen's pincushions are so pretty, she is so talented!

I love your giveaway :) Molly is so cute laying in the snow! I just want to squeeze her!!

Love you,

Barbara H. said...

That is a pretty pincushion!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely pincushion you have. Your dog is beautiful. There was a solid black one at the humane shelter a few weeks ago. Someone applied to adopt him while we were there. He was enormous! Happy Blue Monday!

Blondie's Journal said...


I love that blue pincusion~I could use one, always losing my needles!

Molly is a doll. I bet she enjoys the snow with all that fur!!

Happy BM


April said...

Love your pin cushion! Your dog is too cute laying out in the snow...and much braver than I am! Happy Blue Monday!

Sweetie said...

What a beautiful pincushion and a lovely post. Happy Blue Monday.

Elaine said...

The pin cushion is just precious. She is a very talented lady. Molly is so cute too.....looks to me lke she was really enjoying the weather!
Elaine :)

Sherri S said...

The pin cushion is so very pretty! LOVE the photos of your Molly. She is wonderful and so pretty in the snow. I loved my Tibetan Mastiff I owned for years. He too loved the cold and what little snow we saw! He went to doggie heaven last year and I miss him dearly.


Hi Shirl,
Your Molly sure loves her snow and sure have a LOT here, and my jack russell's aren't real fond of :)
I love your tea towels that you made. Kitchen towels are fun little treasures to have.
Enjoyed your blue pincushion.
Deb :)

Jennifer said...

Mom your pincushion is adorable.Ellen does such beautiful work!Molly looks so cute in the snow.I love seeing her laying in the snow when I go by.She definatly likes winter more then summer.You can see it on her face.Hugs.Love you,Jen

Cathy said...


No one creates with silks and thread like you do. Everything you make is stunning and from the heart.

I love the blue pincushion too. Whoever thought that the older you get the more you love the pretty, little things in life. I guess it's maturity.

Well, I jumping in on your contest and hoping for the best (keeping fingers crossed). Thank you for the invite my friend.

xo Cathy

Susan said...

I am running late. I hope you had a
Happy Blue Monday!


Gabriela said...


Thanks for visiting me!
I love your dog!

You have more snow there than we here in Toronto! Wow!

Love your goodies!

~ Gabriela ~

Angela said...

Hey Shirl!
Thanks for visiting me! We used to make a trip to Weston 4 or 5 times a year just to go the an antique shop ~ A Penny Saved ~ it closed and now we only pass through Weston on our way to Canaan Valley for our vacation in the summer. My husband goes there for work a couple times a year in Buchannan. The antique store is where I bought most of my West Virginia Glass that's on my blog. I'm sure you've seen a lot of the West Virginia Glass! hehehe It is very hard to find the ones with the roses on it down here in the Charleston area.
Happy Blue Monday!

Diane said...

Wow That pincushion is darling, and the snow pictures of Molly cute pup, I am in California so we really never see snow. Hang in there Spring is coming.
Hugs, Diane

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Miss Shirl! I would like to invite you to come over for Tea on Sunday and meet artist Kim Jacobs on my blog. We will be featureing her newest book COTTAGE CATS and I am sure you will like to see it...please bring Bowser too. One lucky somebody will win a purrrrsonally autographed copy as a door prize. Oh am we have posted about your pretty pink hearts on Saturday...
Love Miss Peach

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Shirl... I'm here a little early to wish you a very Happy Pink Saturday. I love your little pretties you shared with us, but to me, the prettiest thing you shared is that precious pup! Molly is so wonderful. Please pet her for me...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

pughy said...

Got your blog link from Miss Peach ad what a lovely blog, I will drop by again if that is ok ?

Ginger Jasper xx