Monday, May 25, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. Thank you Sally for hosting this fun event.
First I'd like to say that as we turn our thoughts toward Memorial Day, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and pray for the men and women who currently stand in the gap for our protection. May God Bless you on this Memorial Day Weekend!
I've given my foyer a new look this week, she's all done up in blue, perfect for Blue Monday.

A pretty little cross stitched sachet, done years ago.

This little Spring Cleaning cross stitch I did a few years ago and just this past week pulled it out of my sewing basket and got it made into a pillow, finally!

I love the little button sign (A CLEAN HOME IS A HAPPY HOME) All the materials came in a kit from The Silver Needle.

The yummy faux blue buttercream cupcakes were made by my daughter Jen and she has some available here in her Lolli Shop.

Jen made this little ballerina cake too and she has one available in her Lolli Shop also.

I love this little print, I framed it from a calender.

Another pretty print from a Hershey Calendar from back in the 70's.
Some cute little blue pincushions. The round one in the front is from my friend Ellen from Sweet Memory Making Mom. She makes the cutest pincushions. The little silk embroidered bunny is one of my creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Dear Heavenly Father,
May the members of our armed forces be filled with courage to face each day, and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support. In the name of Jesus. Amen


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

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to you Miss Shirl....we pray for your fine soldier! Please visit as we are having a give away at the cozy cottage!
Love from Miss Peach

Snoopygie said...

love all your entries...Happy Blue Monday.

Marie Reed said...

You were a busy bee this weekend! Your foyer looks so welcoming and comfy! Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Amen to that blessing, Shirl!

You have such a pretty collection of goodies! Is that little topper a quilt? I'm a quilt nut! And I love the faux food, the pillows, the prints, and the pin cushion and that wonderful needlepoint heart you made in addition to your china pieces. Girl, you are lovin' some blue there! And let's not forget our pink! ;-)

Love to you on Blue Monday and Memorial Day...


Sheila :-)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
What lovely blues you've shared. I especially love the quilts; the blue toile one! Have a wonderful Memorial Day and Blue Monday.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

oooo I could spend awhile in your is a good thing you have a chair there for me to sit down while I look at all your pretty blues!I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend surrounded by family and friends! ~ Susan

Mary said...

What a lovely assortment of blues in your foyer. Have a wonderful day.

Smilingsal said...

You have so many delightful blue things. I like the pillow with the pretty blue bird the best. Happy Blue Monday.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Happy Memorial Day Shirl!!!! I hope you have a beautiful day. thank you to your son. :):):)

You have so many beautiful things!!! I love them all.

Love you,

pughy said...

Very beautiful. You could sit and gaze for a long time at all those lovely things.

Hugs GJ xx

Connie said...

I do love the blue and the pink saturday post is lovely also, sweets. Running on adrenaline today.

Boo-Bah said...

Your foyer is just beautiful and so inviting. It looks like you have a world of beautiful little treasures. I loved it all.


Jennifer said...

Mom everything looks so pretty in your foyer.Love your quilt and the x stitch pillow is so sweet.Perfect for spring.Thank you for showing my faux goodies.I'm so happy you like them.Hugs.Love you,Jen

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, What a beautiful blue post, not only your wonderful treasures, but your words for Memorial Day too.

I love your entry in blue. Everything is gorgeous. I love the cross stitch pillows, Jens bake shop items and your quilts are lovely. You sure have a talent for placement and display.
Love everything.
Hope you are having a good week.
Love ya, Celestina Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just when I think your entry couldn't get any DOES!! Love all the blues! Jen's faux treats look so sweet among your x-stitch, pin cushions, & bunnies!!

Angelic Accents

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

ooooh, love it all! Is that a quilt on the table? It's really pretty and of course, love the blue faux goodies!

Itajeff - Something To Share said...

I love all of you blue collections. Will be joining Blue Monday soon.

Lots of luv,

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

Hello dear Miss Shirl! My oh my has this been a busy week at the cozy cottage. Warm too at almost 91*! I have been napping alot. Be watching the mail purrrson because something is winging it's way to you and it is not a printer cartridge either:) We just needed a big box thats all:) You have been so kind to us and we treasure your friendship...
wishing you a beautiful weekend, love Miss Peach