Friday, September 24, 2010

PINK SATURDAY Sept. 25, 2010

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.

Today for my pinkness I have this adorable little pincushion that I bid on and won on ebay. I was thrilled to finally get one of our sweet Lynn from Tea Cup Stitches creations. Oh my gosh when I opened the box I could not believe how beautiful it was. Her work is just amazing, a true work of art.

Look how sweet she is.

Even the back is adorable. Thank you so much Lynn, I'm thrilled with my purchase. She also sent me this little note card that is designed by her. How cute!

Some of you might not know but Lynn is an artist and has designed many cross stitch patterns over the years. I first met Lynn back in 1985 when I owned and operated a cross stitch shop called "Shirley's Strawberry Basket. Lynn quickly became my favorite designer and I always had one of her designs in my stitching basket.
Below are two projects that I stitched many years ago and I've since taken them out of their frames and I'm planning on making them into a little quilted wall hanging using the fabrics below them.

Another one of her adorable designs of potted flowers. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to finish this one, so it will sit in my sewing basket a bit longer.

Below is my next project that I'm getting started on, it's called "The Hoosier". I'm going to change the colors on this one a little, I'm stitching it on pink fabric instead of beige like the model and I'm going to stitch the hoosier cabinet in white for more of a cottage look that I have in my home now.

Below is a close up of the pattern. Isn't it adorable? Just too darn cute!!!!!

Another little cross stitched piece of a sewing room design.

This little flower pot of roses I'm putting in a little frame with a picket fence on it.

Now this is one of my favorites, I had it in a frame but took it out and I'm making it into a little tote bag to take to quilt retreats and classes. The fabrics below the picture are the prints I chose to make the tote with.

A close up. Don't you just love Lynn's designs?

I love the little siamese kittens that are in alot of her patterns.

Here's an apron that I made from one of her designs.

Below is "The Sewing Room Collection", this was so much fun to stitch and is on my sewing room desk where I can see it all the time.

Next is The Country Kitchen Collection a favorite piece in my kitchen, this was fun to stitch too.

A close up, look how cute!

This little one I just framed in a shelf that will go in my small guest bedroom that I will be decorating soon.
I've got quite a collection of Lynn's designs stitched and there's some Christmas and fall designs that I've stitched but I did not get to post today.

Now on to all the patterns that I still have not stitched up yet, below are two sewing room collections that I could not choose between, had to have them both. LOL Look how cute the jelly cabinet is in both of them.

The next few pics are all the pattern books that I have from Lynn, do you think I like her designs? LOL

This one below I love, I did the little one on the right bottom titled "The Bath" for my daughter as a baby gift for her baby shower, I stitched it on the corner of a napkin, lined the basket with it and filled it with baby items.

Alot of these books are out of print, I treasure them and will enjoy stitching with them as long as my eyes hold out. LOL Thank you Lynn for being such a fabulous designer. I enjoy just looking through the books and dream about what I can make next. I make alot of my gifts using these designs too.

Next I want to take the time to wish my handsome grandson Marcus a Happy Birthday! He was 17 yesterday, where did the years go? It was his brother that graduated from basic training with the Navy earlier in the month. In this pic Marcus and his younger brother Mike were on my computer and our silly puppy was looking over the back of the couch as if to say"I want to look too." LOL

I made him some yummy cupcakes. Happy Birthday Marcus, we love you!

I love this pic of him from about three years ago. Love you Marcus!

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


D said...

Hi, Shirl,
What lovely work you do. I tried to cross stitch once, but my eye couldn't take it. :)
Lynn has such cute little designs. I love all of them

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new pincushion is adorable and your cross stitch is just beautiful-enjoy!

Brushed By An Angel said...

The little bear pin cushion is so sweet. Lucky you to find it on ebay. Visiting as many folks as I can today, Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

I am always in awe of all of the beautiful things you create. I admire your talent. I am absolutely useless when it comes to a needle. I have tried over the years, but it makes me so tense.

Happy Birthday to your sweet grandson.

Maggie said...

Great pinks, and look at all the crafting you can do!

Happy Pink Saturday!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae @
"Do These Shoes Match this Purse?"

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Shirl, I am now in the mood to cross-stitch. I used to do it all the time many years ago when my children were young. I still have all my patterns, books and things. I should get back to it and you have motivated me so. I would love to see the Hoosier when it's finished. I bet it will be beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Anonymous said...

Marcus is handsome! Love your cross-stitch about the flowers growing. Shirl, I admire anyone with the patience and talent for cross-stitch!

That means you!


love, kelee

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl,

Oh my your cross stitching is beautiful! That little pin cushion from Lynn is darling. She is such a sweet lady! I have one of her pillows, and my daughter bought me one of her beautiful bottles for my birthday. It hasn't arrived yet, but I will post about it when I recieve it. Have a great weekend!


Carol said...

I knew immediately when I saw your Pink Saturday Post that your sweet pin cushioned had been crafted by Lynn @ Teacupstitches. She has a passion for collecting Teddies and isn't it wonderful this hobby spills over into her art?

Lynn has always had a unique take when it comes to creative design. More importantly she has one of the most generous and giving hearts in all of Bloggersville.

Carol from
"Good 'OL Tecas"

Donnie said...

All your photo's are so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Shirl!
Oh I just love Lynn's designs, too! I do not do cross stitch (yet!), but I do sew and have made some totes and stockings similar to the ones that Lynn has made. AND!!! Just a few months ago I finally bid on and won a gorgeous pillow which she had made. Her work is exquisite!!
Your cross stitch pieces are gorgeous!! All the fine detail is incredible! I'll start looking for Lynn's design books at the thrift stores and give CS a try.
I have been busy refinishing furniture, so haven't posted in a while, but I'll be back to posting in a few days.
Take care.
Warm hugs, Laura

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirl OMGosh precious where do you find the time..your so talented!HPS!

bella (roz) said...

Hi Shirl, I'm brand new to Pink Saturdays and going through the list of ladies to meet you. I just love this pin cushion that you won on ebay.....can you tell me the vendor so I can go and take a peek at her stuff? I am a quilter and former needle-pointer and seamstress. I even majored in textiles and apparel in college. I used to sew all of my clothes, but now my career limits me to an occasional quilt. I am now following and hope you stop by and consider following back. Blessings, Roz

Terri Morse said...

Hi Shirl! This is such a delight! You do such wonderful work!. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and colorful world of stitching with us. Your adorable puppy made me smile. They do insist on being a part of things, don't they? Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri


Hi Shirl,
Darling, darling, darling pin cushion!!!
You have lots of lovely cross-stitch pieces. How do you find the time???
deb :)

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Shirl!
Oh gosh what a fun surprise!! Such a trip down memory lane you gave me!
Your stitchwork is stunning and I'm just going to guess that the backsides look equally as nice as the front :-))
You are so sweet to create such a lovely post Shirl!!
Happy belated birthday to your cutiepie grandson! Bet there isn't even one cupcake left they look so yummy.
I collect jadite also and see some neat ones here and that little lawn chair is just the cutest thing!
Thanks so much for your delightful post Shirl - you have me itchin' to do some stitchin' :-)))
Yours in stitches,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! First, Happy Bday to Marcus!!

Love that pumpkin from Lynn. YES, she is one more talented gal. I sooo love her designs in cross stitch! Also love how your little cake pillow turned out! Love the added yoyos. Are those hard to make?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! I'm just amazed at your beautiful cross stitch! I used to do this until my eyes got olden! :)
I think I may have done some of her designs or they were very similar! I hate I don't have them any more.
I'm so glad you tried the Diet Dr. Pepper with lime! I just love it!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olivia said...

Hello Shirl,
I just love all of your beautiful cross stitch. Lynn is one talented lady and oh so inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

Joy said...

Good lucking grandson! My youngest daughter is 19 now. I know what you mean about where does the time go. Lovely cross stitch. I used to do that years ago. Now I spend too much time reading and card making :)

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Just love your handcraft!
greetings from Holland,