Saturday, October 24, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event. If you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants.

First I'd like to thank you all for your prayers and concerns for Molly the Newf. She is doing well now, her stitches are out and the drainage has stopped. She has not bloated back up like we were afraid of. Prayers have been answered. Were so happy to have our Molly back in good health and pray that she stays that way.

Now on to pinkness, today I'd like to show you this cute little shelf sitter that I purchased on ebay. This company called Stromboli's Wagon takes vintage images, enlarges them and attaches them to wood, cuts them out and adds some glitter. They have the prettiest designs ever! Love them!
As soon as I saw this one I had to get it as it reminded me of my sister and I when we were living in Kansas, I was only 7 at the time, she was 10, and she came home all excited because she learned how to knit. Of course she taught me right away and I always had to sit and hold her yarn while she wound it up into a ball.
I bought this one for my sewing room which I hope to get painted pink over the winter. This room needs a good freshening up and purging. My walk in closet has standing room only. LOL

I'd thought I'd show you some of my Halloween and Fall decorations. This picture below is one of my favorite things that I've ever done in cross stitch. It's one of the first things that I made back in 1981 when my sister taught me to cross stitch. I still love to pull this out every fall, just a sweet view of a country kitchen with pretty curtains and a pretty fall landscape view out of the window.

Some Halloween on my little Hoosier (that still waiting refinishing,LOL).

A few closeups.

Some Halloween souffle's that I made last year.

A few close-ups around my kitchen.

Halloween in my foyer, pics are not too good in this room, we have had rain all week and the light has just not been right for pics.
My daughter Jen from Jen's Petal Palace painted this pretty pumpkin for me.
A close-up of Halloween tree.

A cute little cross stitched pillow that I stitched this summer on a road trip.
Some more close-ups.

A cute little Gooseberry Patch cookbook for Halloween. I love their products, one of my favorite places to shop!

Another cute cross stich. This cross stitch designer named Judith Kirby designed a Victorian house for every season and holiday.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I'll have more of my fall decor next Saturday. Have wonderful week!
Blessings! Shirl


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Shirley... first of all, I'm so thrilled to hear about Molly! I'm glad you gave us another followup report. Our pets are so important to us, and I'm a HUGE dog lover. :-)

I love, love, LOVE those little sewing girls. Are they the cutest, or what??? That will be the perfect touch for you sewing room.

Wishing you a very Happy Pink Sat.!


Sheila :-)

LV said...

What a big variety of pinks and falls you are sharing today. You did a great job assembling this and making for such an interesting post.

Catharina Maria said...

What a lovely pink post !
Love from Rini the Netherlands

Connie said...

Everything is just adorable, honey! Prayers for ALL your family...

Mary said...

You had so many pretty pinks to share with us today. I also love the Halloween decorating that you have done. I hope you are having a great week end and a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirley,

Love all of your pretty pinis today. The shelf sitter is adorable. I will have to check out that site. I like the pictures and shelf sitters with glitter. You do such beautiful cross stitch. The pictures are so pretty. And all of your Halloween things are so cool. I have a Halloween tree similiar to yours. My little grandson came over, and said "grandma how come yu have your Christmas tree up already."? Tooo cute. thanks for putting together such a nice post for us. Have a great weekend!


Bill C. said...

I would have never thought of putting pink, black and orange together, but they make a rather interesting color combination! Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great to hear that Molly is doing better, Shirley! Great decorations! You have a wonderful collection. I did think that beautiful pink candle holder looked a little lost amongst all the dark you can send it my way if you'd like ha!

Have a lovely weekend!


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Darling post Shirl!! You have so much Halloween decor!! I love that cross stitch, it is so homey :)

I am so glad Molly is okay, I have been thinking of her!!

Love ya,

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Love the pink and orange together for Halloween. Looks like you have been busy! Have a great weekend and Happy Pink Saturday : )

Ginger Jasper said...

First glad the little one is ok. What a fabulous post today, so full of everything. Great.. Hugs GJ x

Lisa said...

A super sweet trip through your home! I so enjoyed myself! Your Halloween is just delightful!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, I'm so glad that Molly is better and I know that you are, too. What a sweet little shelf sitter. And I really do like all your Hslloween decor! That haunted house x-stitch is the neatest one I've ever seen.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Shirl; Happy Pink Saturday;
Love all the sweet little touches of Halloween and Pinkness around your home.... your cross stitches are just so pretty.... have a great weekend...


Claudia said...

That shelf sitter is adorable! Oh my gosh - I love it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

Mom Happy Pink Sat,Everything looks so pretty for fall.I love all of it.Your sewing girls are just adorable.I love my cat and roses I bought from them with my xmas money.Glad Molly is doing so much better!Love you,Jennifer

Renee' said...

What a lovely place you have here! I also love that jadeite rooster!

Those little sewing girls are absolutely adorable!

Laurie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Lovely blog


Shirly....I envy your cross-stich talent! Love the Halloween tree!
Suree was a treat to visit here today! Happy PINK Sat.!

Beverly said...

Shirl, you always have such pretty things for each season and holiday. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Pearl said...

I'm so glad to hear that your "Molly" is doing well. Many more happy years together! All your Halloween and pinkys are very sweet and pretty and of course Jennifers too. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about little Molly, but thrilled to know she's better.
Oh, I just love your precious things! Those two little girls and your story is so darling! Love all of your Halloweeness too! Now I must ask you, do you ever put a needle down? ;) You have the prettiest cross stitched pieces.
Hope you're doing well. Sorry I've not been by in a while, I'll try to do better.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hi Shirley. Thank you for stopping by our kitty wedding blog. Thanks too for your good wishes :)
You have a lovely blog. I especially like the Victorian Halloween house cross stitch ;)
Purrs Mickey

Our Back Porch said...

Love the pinks and the Halloween decorations! I'm running a day behind on visiting as yesterday was a difficult one for my family {explained on my blog}. Hope you can come by for a visit and see my pinks.
Have a lovely week!

Back Porch Blessings,

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl,
Oh I am so glad your sweet Molly is doing better. I know you are so happy.
The girls with the yarn piece is simply divine. I can see why you wanted it. So so cute!!
Love all your Halloween and Fall decor. Everything is so wonderful and displayed so perfectly. The cross stitch you made is just darling. Love your confections too and the pumpkin that Jenn painted.
I also enjoy the gooseberry patch books and have a few too. I used to sell them when I had a brick and mortar store. They always sold well.
Love the cross stitch pillow you did on your vacation too.
Hope you have a great week. I am so busy here. See you again soon.
Love ya, Celestina Marie


Hi Shirl,
Glad to hear that Molly is better :)

Love the wood cutout...very SWEET!and your cross-stitch is lovely.

Your Fall/Haloween decor is great and love the pumpkin your daughter painted for you.
Deb :)

She'sSewPretty said...

I just love visiting you Shirl!! I could be so happy in your pretty home! I am glad to hear that Molly is doing better. I had a Newfoundland named Lucky. He was huge!!

Leann said...

Ohhh... everything is lovely. Glad to know that Molly is doing much better.

Happy Belated PS!

someplace in thyme said...

So very happy to hear the good news on Molly. Your decorations are so cute, I love seeing them. I am sorry to be posting so late, we had to move my mom into her new home over the weekend, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Susie Jefferson said...

Thanks so much for your message of sympathy, it was very much appreciated. I haven't been able to face replying till today. Bless you!

Big hugs, Susie

someplace in thyme said...

Hey Shirl, I would love to see your quilt with candy corn. I bet that would be so beautiful and perfect for fall. Thanks for posting on my blog, Char

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