Saturday, August 28, 2010


Hello and welcome to this special Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound.
I'm posting late today due to internet problems.(Finally got it fixed).

Today we are celebrating a mircle makeover for Colette Gautier who was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given only a 5-15% chance for survival from this disease. She is a single mom living in a small rental house and is facing the hardship and trials of chemtherapy.
Thanks to the brilliant design ideas of Kelee Katillac and Guideposts Magazine Colette's bedroom has received a magical transformation. To read about this amazing true life story about the makeover go here to Guideposts to see the video.
Visit Beverly
Sherry at Country Wings in Phoenix
Charlotte and Ginger at Spritual Sunday
and leave a comment, Colette will receive a $1.00 donation for each comment on each blog.

A big thank you to everyone responsible for this wonderful blessing for Colette.

Below is a little Sunbonnet Sue needlekeep that I posted last week and have drawn a name for the winner of this little cutie! The winner is Laura from Laura's Rose Garden. Congrats Laura, I hope you enjoy her!

Beverly asked us to post something inspiring today for Pink Saturday and I'm posting about a fun little swap/trade that I had with a sweet blogging friend of mine. Deb from Garage Sale Gal. She asked me to trade one of my ribbon ladies for some vintage linens. I find the kindness in people that I've met on the internet so inspiring so I thought today would be a good day to post about this.

First I received from Deb this beautiful vintage crochet lavender pin cushion. I collect these and really love this one!

Next from Deb I receive this two cute little embroiderd towels.

An adorable little Chicken towel.

A sweet little deer towel.

A pretty little basket embroidered and crochet doilie and three beautiful handmade cards.

I made Deb this pretty victorian ribbon lady picture.

A few close ups.

Thanks Deb, I enjoyed this little swap with you and will treasure them.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you.
Due to my ISP problems I did not get to visit everyone that came to visit me last week but I'll be stopping by making visits all week.
I started back at school on the 18th with lots of meetings and students came back this past Monday. Where did the summer go? It's hard to believe were headed into fall!
Blessings to ya! Shirl


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance. Thank you for sharing the friendships made through this swap.

And, congratulations to Laura.

By the way, do you take orders for your ribbon ladies? I would love to order one. Please let me know.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Dearest Shirl!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Your post today is lovely!! Your Victorian ribbon ladies is gorgeous!!
Thank you fo stopping over, thank you for the anniversary wishes (I'll blog about our dinner later!!) and thank you sooo much for drawing my name for your give away!!! I am so thrilled!!
I tried to email you, but my computer takes me to Outlook and I do not use that for my email. So, what I will do is send you another message after this one with my email address in it and then you can delete it after you have read it. OK?
Again, thank you soo much!
Warm hugs, Laura

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Connie said...

Happy pink saturday and hugs for Bob, sugar!

Ann said...

I really enjoyed seeing the lovely swap items. God certainly has blessed us all with wonderful blogging friends. Thanks for sharing the beautiful items.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl Sweetie...
A beautiful share today as always. I love the wonderful gifts that you received, those little towels are adorable, as I too collect those. That little sachet is perfect. So pretty and made from a doily of all things.

Now your lady that you made, oh be still my little heart. That is just exquisite. What a beautiful way to use ruffles, and so creative. I love it. Thank you for sharing with me.

I am thrilled that you are participating in our Miracle Weekend also. Please stop by my blog, as I am one of the (5) places to leave a comment and Guideposts Magazine will contribute a $1.00 towards the next Miracle Makeover. I so want to be over the top by the end of the weekend. Please share with all of your friends to pop over as well. I love meeting new friends, and after all this is a miracle weekend.

Have a beautiful Saturday sweet friend. Many country hugs, Sherry

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Shirl
What a pretty post, I love your ribbon Ladies. I have one I inherited my mother-in-law's estate. They are so intricate. You do a Beautiful job.

I hope you have a sweet pink Saturday.

marian elizabeth said...

Hi Shirl!

Thank-you for this Miracle post! Your kindness is appreciated. Thank-you for being on the Miracle Team!

Love those linens Shirl! You know I do!

love you!


Annesphamily said...

Miracles are everywhere aren't they? I am glad I know you and I am drooling over those gorgeous swaps items you and Deb have!
I love the ribbon lady. Do you accept orders for them? Thanks for sharing Anne

luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I love all your treasures and thank you for sharing the Pink Day, we all have special treasures to share. Heartful Hugs, marilou

Patti said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love your banner - as a teacher, it really caught my eye! So cute. You have such a talent for creating beautiful things. Hugs, Patti


Hi Shirl,
Congrat's to the winner. How cool, the Miracle Post...
I do LOVE my Blue Lady!!! Thanks!
I've had internet issues with the new high speed...isn't as great as I thought it would be!
Happy Pink Saturdy!
deb :)

Whidbey Woman said...

Came over from Spiritual Sundays. So glad you joined the Miracle Party! Love all the photos.. so pretty.

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Shirl, I have to say that your ribbon lady is beyond beautiful. She is magical.
What you swap sent you is just gorgeous. I love the lavender pincushion, that is over the top pretty.
Congrats to the lucky winner of sun bonnet sue.
Happy pink Saturday and Happy Miracle Party, Char

sarah said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love the needlepoint especially the little girl. And I love that so many of us have come together for Colette. Have a great weekend

She'sSewPretty said...

That sunbonnet Sue is sooooo cute! I can't believe I missed the giveaway. I'm glad to be back to Pink Saturdays this week. I've missed visiting you!

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

I popped over from Spiritual Sunday. Oh how lovely! I especially loved the crocheted heart, but all your crafts are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these.

Jean said...

Happy belated Pink Day. Have a great weekend.

Lisa said...

What a great post! You got some wonderful treasures! Enjoy!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, lisa

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

These things are all so precious. You are so talented. I have meet so many wonderful friends from blogging.

char72 said...

Great pink post. Love the Sunbonnet Sue needle holder. Laura will be thrilled to receive it I'm sure.
Thank you for participating in the Miracle Makeover event.

Theresa said...

Hi Shirl! Your Victorian ribbon lady is lovely. I'm so glad Colette is doing so well. She is so blessed to have friends like you. Hugs, Terri