Saturday, July 17, 2010


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

This week for my pinkness I'd like to show you this pretty sampler that I made back in 1984, It was one of the first samplers that I made on linen, meaning it does not have squares on it but you count the threads each way to make your cross stitch. I loved this saying because my husband was always saying to me. "What's all that grumbling about in there". LOL I loved the colors too!

Beverly asked us to visit a new blog every week so the one I visited was The Tablescaper, this was my first visit to her blog and it sure was a delightful one. She has the most amazing tablescapes and her recent pink beach scene was just adorable! Please stop by to see her and tell her that I sent you her way.

Well that's all my pink this week. Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I have been a busy beaver this summer trying to get 3 more rooms painted before school starts back up again. Just a little over a month and I'm back to work.

Blessings, Shirl


Doni said...

Shirl, what a beautiful vignetter! You did a wonderful job on that sampler..I know it's not easy to see that cloth at all! Lovely keepsake for your family!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your sampler is very pretty, it's been such a long time since I've done any cross stitch!

Sara said...

I love the sampler it has so much detail in it, I dont have the patience to do things like that Its gorgeous. Hugs Sara

Marydon said...

G'morn, Shirl ~

Your sampler is a beautiful treasure to cherish forever ... the words are so lovely & true.

Happy PS, Shirl ~
Have a lovely summer day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Shirl! Thank you for sharing it with us and Happy Pink Saturday. Enjoy your weekend.


rosechicfriends said...

Hi Shirl!
That is such a sweet saying and I need to remind myself of it often! Love your wonderful handiwork!

Happy PINK!

someplace in thyme said...

Your sampler is perfect Shirl and the message could not be better. Again, another great job my friend. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your sampler is so pretty!
Great work!
I used to do that but now I would need a huge magnifying glass to see it!! LOL!!


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Shirl :) What a sweet vignette you displayed to showcase your beautiful Sampler!

Happy Pink Saturday, warmest, Brenda

A Write Life said...

Lovely pink post. Happy pink day to you.

Lisa said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful vignette.. i love the teacup and sampler.. happy PS!

~~Carol~~ said...

That really is a great saying on that sampler Shirl! It's really pretty too, and I admire anyone who can do the counted cross stitch. Unless the pattern is stamped on the fabric, I won't go near it!
Happy Pink Saturday!

The Tablescaper said...


Imagine my surprise, as I'm reading away in disbelief that you made that sampler and I stumble upon your mentioning of my blog. How sweet and thoughtful! Thank you so much for your kind words.

I really can't believe you made that sampler. I really thought it was an awesome vintage piece. You are so talented!

I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays" and it's all about what summer means to YOU. I'd love to have you come and join in the fun.

Thanks again for your kind words.
- The Tablescaper

KatCollects said...

Just wanted to say Hi. I need to pick up the supplies to cross stitch again. It has been years but maybe it would be good crafting therapy for me : ) Keeping you and your Son in my prayers.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Hello girlfriend! How are you? I am so excited to be back blogging. I hope to have a new post up soon.

hugs, Ellen