Monday, March 9, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally. Please visit her blog to get a list of all the other participants.

We had such a wonderful weekend here in WV. It was in the 70's and it was so nice to get outside and spend some time in my gardens. We have so many plants that are ready to burst open. I had a friend that was nice enough to pass on so many plants to me last fall and I can't wait to see what comes up and how well they do. I will be sure to post pictures for you all to see!
Today I have a pretty blue pillow that I crocheted this past summer and it was in my sewing basket awaiting finishing.

I finally pulled it out of my big basket of sewing projects waiting to be finished and made some pretty silk ribbon flowers for the center. Made some beaded loops for interest and put the pale pink velvet ribbon and millinery in the corners.

This pretty pillow will be going on my bed. The pillows I have there now are just getting a little tired and warn looking. Do you find that happens with your things too?

If you have not entered in my giveaway on my Pink Saturday Feb. 28th post yet please scroll down and do that. I'm giving away a pretty pair of pink silk ribbon heartstrings and a few other things with it. I will be picking the winner on Tuesday morning.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great Blue Monday!
Bless you, Shirl


Smilingsal said...

I love this shade of blue; it's so soft! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

What a beautiful must enter it in Show Us Your Pillows (or something like that..) over at KARI & KIJSA'S .....go over and check it out. Your pillow needs to be's so pretty.
Thanks for sharing!
xo bj

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirl, this is just BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented! I love the pink roses on the blue. Very romantic and pretty...

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Jean Tuthill said...

That is a beautiful pillow and the way you decorated it with the roses is perfect. The color of blue is so soft and pretty.

pughy said...

Thank you for sharing, that is so pretty, you are very talented.

I can picture it on the bed now.

Hugs GJ and his mum Carol xx

jenjen said...

You are so lucky that it was so warm there! I am looking at snow right now. Your pillow is lovely.

Thanks for letting me stop by!


Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh what a lovely pillow! Is there anything you can't do? :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I want to come to your house and take lessons.....I love your ribbon roses.....I love your work are one creative lady.....I wish you lived closer.....that pillow is darling.....I want it...hehe....
Mo :-)

JudyBug said...

What a cute pillow!


Susan said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....Hope you had a great Blue Monday! Beautiful blue the soft blue color!

vickie said...

Oh so pretty Shirl, as always, your work is beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...


You know how much I love your sewing skills and those beautiful pillows! My fear is that they will get worn looking & I can't sew at all so...

Lovely blues!



Hi Shirl,
Your blue and pink pillows are lovely. You sure have the nack for making pretty things.
I'm waiting for the warm weather. We may have a snow storm tomorrow
Thanks for sharing your pretties and good for you to get some projects completed.

Connie said...

It's a lovely, lovely, LOVELY pillow, honey!

Joy said...

It's beautiful Shirl! You do great work and I love the baby blue color.

myroseretreat said...

So pretty! I love the color and the sweet rose. I also love your sweetie cat!

Sweetie said...

What beautiful blues. You make beautiful silk flowers. Happy Blue Monday!

~CC Catherine said...

Shirl, This pillow is absolutely precious. I just started crocheting again after a (5yr lull) two nights ago., and am making a sachet for a blogging friend. I LOVE your silk flower in the lovely! ~CC Catherine