Saturday, September 26, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her blog you can get a list of all the participants.

I've taken Beverly's challenge again this week and went to a blog that I have not visited before. This week I found a cute blog with a mix of sewing, embroidery and beautiful cake decorating. Stop by and see Sheri at Prim Rose Hill Studio when you have time, a great place to visit!

This week I have a last look at summer at my cottage. A pretty cross stitch that I pulled out of my sewing basket a few weeks ago and made it into a quilted wall hanging for my laundry room door.

A few closeups.

A little heart that I made using a cute little summertime print that I bought while on vacation in NJ.
A cute little yoyo cluster in the corner.
I still have alot of flowers in bloom, they are liking this weather. Blue morning glory.
Roses are still happy.

Elephant Ear is still doing well. They are not supposed to like the sun, but mine sure do.

I bought this clematis late in the season, I was surprised that it bloomed this year.
I loved mandevilla vine and have to bring it in for the winter since our winter's are too cold for it here.

This is the rose that my son bought me for Mother's Day. It's still doing well.

My sweet Angel setting on the well making faces at Mr. Gray the Stray. She does not like him at all. He is very mean to her and chases her from her comfy spots.

My grandson's birthday was on Thursday, I made him some yummy Halloween cupcakes.

Here's the birthday boy, my handsome grandson turned 16 on Thursday.
I've picked up a few new decorations for this fall. Look how cute this glitter Boo is.
Cute little pumpkin votives.
I found this pretty little cross stitch towel at a Flea Market for a dollar, it looks good with the pumpkin pincushion my daughter Jen made for me.
I love this Halloween fabric, I found it at Walmart for $1.50 a yard. I'll make something cute for my daughter and I with it.

A cute little candy corn dish towel.

Thank you so much for stopping by! It was so nice to visit with you.
Have a great week.
Blessings, Shirl

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her blog you can get a list of all the other participants.

I took Beverly's challenge this week and went to visit a blog that I had not been to before and found the most wonderful blog. Vera at "Seams to Sew and Quilt" has a delightful mix of yummy cakes, cupcakes and quilts. I really enjoyed strolling through her blog and will be sure to stop back quite often.

Monday was my birthday and it was like Christmas at my cottage, so I'm going to share with you all of the pinkness that came my way this week.

First look at this yummy Dairy Queen cake my daughter Jen and my grandson's surprised me with.
It was delish!

Jen also made me some faux cakes for my birthday. Look how sweet this Maypole cake is. It's right at home in my teatime/cupcake guest bedroom.

Jen also made me this pretty ballerina cake.
Look how sweet, she even has a bracelet.

I love the back of her dress. Thank you so much Jen for your sweet thoughtful gifts!

My son is away for two weeks of training with the Army for his deployment in March but he sent me this beautiful card.
Another adorable gift from my daughter Jen. A sweet little halloween pincushion. Jen even made some ribbon rose pins for it. Love it Jen.

Jen wrapped my gift in this pretty teatime fabric, I love it and I think I'm going to make a small tabletop quilt for my kitchen island.

My sweet husband surprised me with this beautiful heart necklace.
And a pretty pink heart ring.

My friend Bertie from Aunt May Cottage sent me this beautiful box of goodies!
Look at this beautiful glove that she made. She makes the most adorable things.
A close up of the glove.
The next three are close ups of the embroidery that Bertie sent me, pink, Southern Belles and embroidery. Three of my favorite things! Thank you so much Betie I will treasure them! I have not decided what I'm going to make them into but they will be something special.

Next I have some pretty pink gifts from my friend Katie at Rose Breeze Boutiques. Thank you so much Katie, The emroidered pillow is just beautiful as is the journal and card.
My friend Lorena over at Rose Chic Friends made me this adorable inital with hand made roses, a pretty card and some pink ribbons. Thank you so much Lorena.

I am so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. Thank you all so much!

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I enjoyed sharing my birthday with you!
Blessings to you, Shirl