Saturday, March 13, 2010


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event.

This weekend I'm off to a quilt retreat. A much needed little getaway for "me". I promised myself that I was not going to go to any more retreats or take anymore classes until I finished up past projects. But I broke my promise, I really need a weekend of sewing and no cooking or cleaning.
The classes offered I could not resisit. I will be making a handbag from a placemat at my mini workshop and then I will be making a small Brazilian Embroidery quilt for my weekend class.

The pic above is a project from a previous retreat that of course is still not finished. It's called Brazilian Embroidery. The pic below is the colors that came in the kit but of couse I did mine in pink. By the end of the class alot of the girls liked my pinks and bought the pink pearl cotton before leaving the class.

The next project that I did at that same retreat, is still unfinished LOL, It's going to be a small quilt and it's called Split Heart Applique . Here's just a few of my blocks. All pink of course!
Below is a pic of what the quilt will look like done but of course I did mine in pink. The girls in this class were so cute, they said they will never look at pink again without thinking of me. I was known as the "pink girl" before the weekend was over.

Anyway since I won't be here for Pink Saturday I will be visiting your blogs during the week. I'm so looking forward to this little time for sewing and relaxing with friends. Next week I'll be getting into some Easter decorating and crafting.
Next I have to show you the rest of my St. Patricks decor. Some touches of pink here and there.

I'll just let you browse on through a little tour of my foyer. Please feel free to click on the pic and get a good closeup.

Thank you so much for stopping by! It was so nice to visit with you! Have a wonderful weekend and blessed St. Patricks Day!
Blessings to ya, Shirl


Treasia Stepp said...

I love the Saint Paddy's tree. Your pinks are beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Your St Paddy's tree puts mine to shame! Love the split heart quilt too! Happy pink, Marcia

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your quilt in the hearts will be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished! I love your St. Pat's day tree. All of the green looks so nice on the white tree. I used to do a St.Pat's tree but there is too little time in between St.Pat's and Easter so I have given it up and go straight to Easter after Valentine's Day.
I plan on posting my Easter pics for the following pink Saturdays so please stop by.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirl. I made the cookies per your instructions. They turned out okay. I've never done cake decorating. I hope you enjoy your retreat. I love your tree. The top hats are so cute. I'm impressed with all the projects you've started. You are very talented.

Maggie said...

I love the quilt! It looks so hard, but beautiful!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes Match this purse?"

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy PS & Happy St. Patrick's day!.. love your St. Patty's tree..

Ann Creek said...

So glad you get a weekend to be with all the girls. I used to go to scrapbooking retreats, so much fun. Your projects are beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Connie said...

Ohmygosh, I'm squeeeeeealing here looking at that picture with the roses!!! Breath taking, sugar!

Cathy said...


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

I love the Split Heart quilt design. I can't wait to see it all finished. It's lovely.

xo Cathy

Marydon Ford said...

G'day my friend ~ Your creations are exquisite ... & I particularly love your Irish holiday decorations theme.

Enjoy your respite ... looking forward to your return full of pictures & sharing.

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl! Hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat. I love all your pink projects you show today. The St. Pat's tree is adorable, and that cute pillow with chinelle, precious. Love the way you decorate for each holiday, just beautiful.
hugs, Vickie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl Sweetie...
Oh my gosh I love this post. I just absolutely adore all your pink class projects. That split heart quilt is so stinkin cute. I adore it. I love the ball too that you are working on. Embroidery? It is so unusual. I can see why you wanted to take this class.

And your St. Patty's Day decorations. OMG what beauty you have shared here. I love it all truly. The tree is just DDG, and I love the little green cat by the tree. What an element of surprise she was. Just adorable.

Can't wait to see what you have gaunted off to make this weekend. Wish I could've tagged along too.

Have a beautiful weekend. Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love the quilt and the green ceramic cat!!!
♥, Susan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oooh, Shirl, where to start today with my gushing?!?! I have never heard of Brazilian Embroidery, but wow, isn't that just beautiful!!Love your lil' green tree ~ the hearts with the SRE are so pretty. Love the little St. Paddy Bear you cross stitched, too. And I've never seen shimmery aida cloth like on your Bless you Irish Heart piece! Very pretty. Did you make the pillows yourself? That last popcorn quilt type one with the girl with the shamrocks on the hem of her dress is especially darling!

Hope you are having a great time at your quilting retreat!

Happy PINK Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Kimberly said...

Happy Pink Day!

I am new to Pink Days, so I want to stop by and say hi. I just love this concept, and hope to do this for a very long time. I have lots of pink items.

I love your pink with St. Pat's day.

Have a wonderful day. I am also going to join as a follower. Please stop by Terra Del Sole and see my pink day Italian style.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Shirl; Love how you decorated your foyer... Love all the pretty Pinkness you have..... Happy Pink Saturday...

Pink Hugs;

Pearl said...

Shirl I cannot wait to see the top piece finished! It is so beautiful it just pulls at my heart strings. I'm going to have a friend come over to your blog to see all your delicious Irish tree and oranaments. As a fellow Irish women she will love it. Have a happy trip. Pearl

Sherri said...

You crack me up! Us quilts are an odd bunch aren't we?? I wouldn't be me unless I had about 7unfinished quilts on the go at once!! I think I get more of a thrill picking the fabric!! Hope you have a great weekend at your retreat!! Sounds like fun! Sherri : )

Anonymous said...

Your Brazilian embroidery is beautiful, Shirl. I love it. You have so many great St. Paddy's Day decorations :) I can't wait to see your Easter decorations, too. Hope you enjoyed your retreat. Happy PS~

Julie said...

Love Love Love the little green cat to cute

Theresa said...

Hi Shirl! Your quilt is going to be beautiful! I love the look of the soft pinks. I'm a quilter too. I spent yesterday at my local quilt shop gathering fabrics for a new quilt. Your St. Patrick's day collection is so bright and cheerful. Have a great week! Terri

Lisa said...

You have the best goodies! I know it is fun at your house year round! I love it all!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Your quilt is adorable - Happy late Pink Saturday!

Gail said...

Hope you had fun at retreat, it is so fun to go. UFO's are a way of life for quilters (and I am sure we are not alone). Love the St P day decorations, very cute. I don't decorate for holidays (except Christmas), I do seasons. Happy PS

Loretta said...

Dear Shirley, I haven't been to your blog in ages, although I have it listed on mine as one that I follow! As always, your blog is simply gorgeous. Did you make the darling pillows with the St Patty's girls on them? If so, how did you do this? I hope you are having fun at your retreat! Loretta

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog!!!! All the things are wonderful here!
Kisses from Brasil,

Beverly said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday, Shirl. I hope you had a wonderful time at the retreat.

Hurry up and finish that quilt. I love it, and I know it is going to be gorgeous. ;-)