Saturday, August 21, 2010


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

Today for my pinkness I have this pretty vintage sampler. Some of you might remember I posted a pic of this when I purchased it back in Jan. I took it out of the frame, washed and iron it, painted the mat pink and painted the gray frame white and antiqued it a little.

Sorry about the glare from the light. I have it all ready for my new sewing room that is still being remodeled. The sampler reminds me of the fireplace in my sewing room. I'd love to find some pink ceramic tile to do mine up this way. I'd like tile around the opening in the fireplace and on the floor in front of it. I have been looking but so far all the pink tile I find is more of an antique rose look. Isn't it just the cutest little emboidered sampler? Doesn't it look like a peaceful little place to hang out?

Below is what it looked like when I purchased it.

Next is my giveaway. Below is a cute little Sunbonnet Sue needle case that I made, she has some pretty little crystal beads on her hat and bouquet.

When you lift her skirt you will find a place to hold your sewing needles. To enter just post a comment on this post and if your not a follower please sign up as one. If you drag the pic and post my giveaway on your sidebar I will enter your name twice. Let me know if you do that so I can be sure to put your name in twice. I will post the winner next Saturday. Good luck!

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


fiberdoodles said...

Oh it's beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!!


I love all your pinks.
They are sooo pretty! I wish I had a sewing room. I asked my husband for a sewing machine and he laughed! Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a pretty PINK post today, Shirl! You know I'd love to have that sweet Sunbonnet Sue needle keep! I'll happily go post the sweet pic of her on my blog with a link back to you right now! And you know I've been a stalker/follower forever! Love and miss you!

Angelic Accents

Vintage French Hen said...

What a sweet give away and an even sweeter blog you have! Happy Pink Saturday! Marcia

Monica@The White Bench said...

Beautiful embroidery! You did a great job with the frame. And the pink lamp is fabulous too!
Happy PS,

CailinMarie said...

Oh! Happy Pink Saturday! I love your sampler, it does look cozy. Your Sunbonnet Sue pin case is darling. My mother was a quilter and I adored the Sun bonnet Sue pattern.

Jacalyn @ said...

Great job! What a lovely give-a-way too!

Happy PS,

LV said...

A remarkable makeover of that sampler. I love it and it looks so homely. I am not into sewing, but would like to have an opportunity to win that cute sun bonnet sue. I will join your many other friends as a follower.

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl! Wonderful pinkies you have shared today. The oil lamp is so pretty and delicate. Have a great weekend, Nan

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Congratulations on being featured on Pink Saturday! You are one talented gal! You work is stunning. The little Sunbonnet Sue needle keeper is adorable!

Mary said...

Beautiful post and pictures as always. I love seeing all your beautiful cross stitch pictures. That sunbonnet sue needle case is adorable and I would love to be the new owner! Crossing my fingers! Have a lovely weekend! We are having some much needed rain today. Our grass crunches when walking on it!

bj said...

Love your pretty pinks..
Happy Pink Saturday..
xo bj

so-crazy said...

Hello Shirl your needle case is oh so lovely anyone would be happy to have this additon. Thanks LInda

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Good Morning Shirl!!
Your Pinks are beautiful! I love everything! The Sun Bonnet Sue needle case is delightful! I would love to win it. I have posted a link to your giveway on my blog and I am a follower, also.
Drop by when you can!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Warm hugs, Laura

Jorgelina said...

What a pretty post today.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Gwen said...

Oh how I would love to have that Sunbonnet Sue displayed in my home!! Just love your posts and everything in them!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love this! Happy Pink Saturday.
greetings from Holland,

Connie said...

Lovely and quite a cute giveaway, my sweet friend. Hugs for Bob also.

rosechicfriends said...

So precious Shirl!
Love your sampler! And Sunbonnet Sue is so adorable! I'd love to be enetered to win her!


AshTreeCottage said...

What a sweet pink sampler!!

Susan and Bentley

Candi said...

How adorable you sundbonnet sue pin holder:) I'll be posting your post on my blog and stop by and enter mine, it's a Fall Give Away. Happy Pink Saturday:)

Mary said...

Pretty header picture, as always, Shirl. Your Sunbonnet Sue is beautiful! I do love the cross-stitch you're featuring - it does look like a great place to sit and sew or crochet. Happy Pink Saturday~

Christi Williams said...

I love, love, love that pink oil lamp! Happy Pink Saturday!!


Hi Shirl,
I see a new header/banner :) A fireplace in a sewing room would be so awesome! The needlework sure came out great from your cleaning it.
Happy Pink Saturday!
deb :)

Marina Capano said...

What a pretty PINK post today, Shirl!!!I love all your pinks.
Happy Pink Saturday!!


Doni said...

Just love the's so sweet. Also, your header is gorgeous. SOOOO much work in those counted cross stitch pieces, and they're awesome!
I'd love to have little Sunbonnet Sue! My needles are usully stuck in the arm of my chair or my shirt front! Blessings, Doni

luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I love all your post, and just love Sunbonnet Sue, what a great giveaway! You have me in, and now following also! Love your work, Pinky Hugs!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nice pinks, Shirl! I'm especially lovin the pink lamp! Happy Pinks to you and enjoy your weekend.


luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday again, now I'm a follower, posted comments twice for you and have your giveaway on my sidebar including the link to it. Hope I win!! I need it I want it and cross my fingers for it!! I'm in 2 times!! Pinky Hugs again!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Hello there, Shirl! I'm visiting from Bev's PS party. How nice that you were spotlighted this Saturday.

I just joined you as a follower.

Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, what a pretty needlework! It will look perfect in your sewing room! Oh, what a precious little needle holder! Please sign me up for your giveaway and yes, yes! I'm a follower!
Yes, that is the Queensland fabric, don't you just love it?
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Adorable! I'm curious to know how I'd go about washing a needlework like that without the colors running together??

Have a wonderful day! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

***Visit my blog for a GIVEAWAY and new linking party!***

Kathy said...

What an improvement! It looks wonderful!
Happy Pink Saturday,

gena said...

What a sweet vignette !

I hope you're enjoying your weekend !

Jean said...

Happy belated Pink Day. Lovely giveaway. Please enter me.

someplace in thyme said...

I am always amazed at the talent your lovely hands hold. Your work is always over the top.
The sampler came out of the wash looking beautiful and the frame is perfect. Happy Pink Saturday my dear friend Shirley, and have a great week, Char

vickie said...

Oh so pretty, as always, Shirl!
Please put my name in your giveaway. thanks!

Lori said...

Hi Shirl!
Lovely redo of the frame! Amazing what a little paint can do. I really like the pink lamp, always want to buy one, but get to the shops that sell them here and forget. So glad to see Jennifer is back, I missed her. Why would surely love to be entered too! later,Lori

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The sampler is so charming and your give-away even more so or should I say 'sew'. :) Happy Pink belated Saturday. xo

Leann said...

Hi Shirl

just finally found the time to visit this week from last week. Love your little Sunbonnet Sue!

Happy PS late and early!


LV said...

I do remember it from before. It is still nice to see it the second time around. It is a lovely piece.

Susan said...

Good morning, Shirl,

I'm so happy you stopped by Simple Pleasures, Simple Treasures this morning. You have quite a beautiful blog, and love sunbonnet Sues. I made a heap load of them for my Christmas Tree one year many moons ago. I will have to go through my boxes and find them. I just loved the way they looked.

Your sampler is just so pretty. I just love the way it came out and the grouping you have it displayed with. Very, very pretty.

Oh, and I am sorry if there was any confusion, I wrote about Tasha Tudor today on my other blog:

Sorry if you were led to the wrong place from Deb's blog. I may not have entered the correct URL.

I hope you have yourself a very lovely Saturday,

Beverly said...

Shirl, this is a very, very belated Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you enjoyed being one of the featured blogs.

I am always amazed by all of the pretty things you have. Each one speaks to my heart.