Saturday, July 10, 2010

PINK SATURDAY


Hi, I thought I would link up with Sally of Smiling Sally today since I have alot of blue on my post this week. Thank you Sally, it's fun to share our blue!

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

As I told you all last week my son was home on a two week leave from Afghanistan and my first born Grandson was getting ready to leave with the Navy. We had some wonderful times with family and friends. Saturday we had a nice farewell BBQ for them and above is a pic of the cake. They are both full of enthusiasm about their future. We are so proud of them both!
Of course we had their favorite Reeses at the picnic! LOL



While I was enjoying the times setting on the porch with company I had to do something to keep my hands busy. (I'm not one to set idle) so here's a few things that I made by hand.
I bought this cute summer print last year on vacation and I made it into a little heart with yoyo's.






This is not pink but I thought you'd like to see anyway. My sweet friend Judy of Vintage to Chic sent me this adorable vintage glass slipper and I made it into a pincushion using my silk ribbon embroidery. I love to take vintage items and make them into a pincushion.










Also not pink but I still wanted to share it with you, a little embroidered pillow.







Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
I started painting my bedroom and sewing room today. Big job for sure but it will be so nice to get it done before I got back to work.
Blessings to ya, Shirl

23 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirl, God bless and keep them both! I'm so proud of our military and the job they do, and I want you to thank them on my behalf. I know you must be enormously proud of them. They are doing great things!

Happy Pink Saturday (love the pillow!)...

XO,

Sheila :-)

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Sweet Friend
I'm so happy to hear your Son was home, and your beautiful red White and Blue decorations at the Party was stunning.you are so talented.
I wish for you a wonderful Saturday and week.

Hugs
marian elizabeth

Kathy said...

Goodmorning! Happy Pink Saturday! I hope you have a terrific one! You are very creative! I know you're proud of your son and grandson! I am so thankful to those who are so willing to do the things that are necessary to keep our country safe and free!
God Bless them,
Kathy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Shirl,
I am so glad that you had a wonderful time with family and friends before your guys shipped off!
That slipper is gorgeous and I love that you made it into a pin cushion!! I just may have to borrow that idea with a slipper or two that I have here!!

HPS!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pinks, Shirl! You are so proud of your son and grandson and so you should be! God bless them both; very brave men! Love your slipper. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bellesanbeaus said...

Coming here to visit is just like a short trip home for me. You live in my beautiful mountain state I miss so much. Please thank your son and grandson for my family...that we can be safe and live in beautiful places, our children and grandchildren can be free thanks to them and many more like them. You must be one blessed person. Big hugs Beth

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Shirl :) How wonderful to have your son home and to celebrate with family and friends, everything looked so wonderful. How proud you must be :)

Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday!

Warmest, Brenda

P.S. I'm having a "Christmas in July Giveaway", so I hope you'll stop by and check it out; all the details on on that post :)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Shirl!
You are just so creative and I love how your blog reflects the special times we are celebrating!

My prayers will FOR sure be with both your son and g-son! You should be so proud that they LOVE this country and will serve it proudly.

Beautiful goodies! I always love stopping by!

Hugs and love...Lorena

PS...tell Jen I miss her!

CailinMarie said...

I love that you got your two weeks with your son - yeah for leave time! And that you sent him back and your nephew off with such celebration.
Thank you! And thank them! I cherish -really and truly cherish!- raising my children in this country defended by so many brave men and women.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great cake!!! I also love making items into pin cushions. It's fun! Glad you had a good time with your son. You sure know how to decorate a picnic.

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Shirley, I have always admired your lovely work and this just goes to show you how very talented you are.
I am over the top happy for you and your famiy that your son is coming home. Good luck to all that serve our country and continue to keep us safe. God Bless them. Best of luck to your grandson Shirl. May the Lord keep him safe. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Maison Mutt said...

So glad you got to spend precious time with your son. We will keep him in our thoughts. Happy PS!
Licks & Wags, Niki

~~Carol~~ said...

First, I would like to thank your son and grandson for serving our country!
I adore that heart that you made, and now I want to look through the rest of your blog, because you're a very patriotic gal, just like me!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Carol

Marydon said...

G'day Shirl ~ May God keep His hand on their shoulders ... please convey our appreciate their service & deep gratitude for protecting our freedoms.

I love your celebration ...

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Lisa said...

What awesome decorations!! WOW!! Your family sure is doing more than your share of protecting our great country. Thank you to your entire family!
Hugs, Lisa

A Write Life said...

Lovely post. Have a great Pink Saturday.

debbie said...

HAPPY BELATED PINK SATURDAY SHIRL,
I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR GRANDSON AND CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR SON THAT NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST THEM WILL PROSPER AND GOD'S ANGELS OF PROTECTION SURROUND THEM AND THEY SHALL REST IN PEACE WHEN IT IS THEIR TIME TO SLEEP. GOD BLESS THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY....BOY TWO WEEKS JUST DOES NOT SEEM LONG ENOUGH.
I LOVE THE PIN CUSHION YOU MADE FROM THE BLUE SLIPPER...YOU ARE SO VERY TALENTED.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Cindy said...

Beautiful blues! All so nice. May God be with your Grandson as he serves us and country.
Cindy

SmilingSally said...

Shirl,

Thank them both for protecting my freedom!

I love all of your many blues.

Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, sweetie pie... I'm back to wish you a Happy Blue Monday! And this time, I'm ogling that pink heart. Shhhh... don't tell Sally I'm cheating with pink on a blue day.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joy said...

Love the print you chose and good luck and God Bless to both of the guys going off to the military.
Have a great week!

KatCollects said...

What a great cake, love it. I know it was hard having them both leave. Keeping the prayers going...
Hugs,
Kathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I so hope Joey will enjoy the Navy. I'll be sure and add him to my prayer list along with Bobby. You must be so proud of your boys!

That sweet wagon pillow is truly amazing. Just read in the chats on how you did it! I've never seen that done before. Love all your red white and blues.

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents