Friday, November 18, 2011


Hello friends, I'm linking up with Smilin Sally because I have some blue on this post that I'd like to share with you. I also wanted to wish you all and wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I usually work on Monday's and don't get a chance to link up with Sally. Our schools in WV close for the week so I thought it was a great chance to visit all my Blue Monday friends.

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

First I have a few close ups of a  little table mat that I embroidered this past year. It's done in pearl cotton in Brazilian emboridery then made into a little quilt. My friend Mary from "Here's Home" had seen it in one of my pics and wanted to see a close up of it. I will try to get some better pics this week for you Mary. I found these in my files but they really do not do it justice. It's all done by hand. Thank you Mary for admiring it!

Another little Calico Kitten that I picked up in an Antique Shop in Ohio Amish Country for $2.00.

Another Calico Kitten, I thought it was so cute with the gift of kitty food for her friend. LOL A touch of blue here!

Next it's Grandma's bragging time.
My two youngest grandson's and their dates for their homecoming dance in September.
Marcus is on the left, he is a senior and Mike on the right is a sophmore.
I just had to share the girls pretty blue dresses with my Blue Monday friends!

 We are so proud of our handsome grandsons and enjoy watching them grow up into young men.

Next is our grandson (our sailor) with his younger brother on his back. They are always clowning around like this. We love them so much! "He ain't heavy, he's my brother"

I snapped these pictures of our grandson Joey (our sailor) in his Mustang convertable that he bought when his was stationed in California, had it shippped home to his new base in Beaufort, SC. We love seeing him coming in and out of the farm when he's home on leave. He's enjoying his time with his brother's and friends. He will be home again for Thanksgiving, we love that he's stationed on the east coast and can get home when he has a long weekend. Ed and I are going to go to Beaufort this summer and spend some time with him. He and Ed both love to fish and I love to relax, read and embroider so we will have a great time. Then seafood restaurents and walking on the beach in the evening.

A touch of pink on the plate below, my husbands Uncle gave me this when we were in NJ. I thought it was so pretty.

A little creamer that I picked up in a thrift store for a quarter.

Thank you so much for stopping by it was so nice to visit with you. I'm looking forward to my visits with you! Have a wonderful week and have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Shirl


chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

My PINK, have a great weekend and festive Thanksgiving celebration!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What lovely needlework! I love to do cross stitch. And you certainly can brag about the grandsons! It's every grandma's right & privilege! I know! LOL!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Shirl,
What a wonderful family you have...such handsome young men! I enjoyed the pictures so much and bless your young men for serving our country! I am so appreciative all that they do for us! I worry about them, too!

I love the little blanket you embroidered. I would loved to have seen more of it. I embroider, too, and I know how many hours went into that piece.

Have a warm and cozy Thanksgiving!

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty! I really love Saturday because my Mom let me blog a little for Pink Saturday.

My PINK, have a nice weekend!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Shirl, your family is just soooo handsome! I'm so glad your boys are all near by. We are truly blessed, aren't we?!? Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Big Hugs & Prayers,
Angelic Accents

pinkkandy said...

Well, I can hardly believe it is Thanksgiving already. Seems like we just planted our flowers...I am so very thankful for many ways God has blessed me...I give HIM all the Glory!I ask for many blessings to come your way through this holiday season!

pinkkandy said...

Well, I can hardly believe it is Thanksgiving already. Seems like we just planted our flowers...I am so very thankful for many ways God has blessed me...I give HIM all the Glory!I ask for many blessings to come your way through this holiday season!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What wonderful pinks and family photos you shared with us this week!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all those you love!!


tami said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl..I love all your pinks and what beautiful Grandchildren you have. Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family.
xo Tami

Ann said...

The tablemat looks beautiful, such fine intricate work. Beautiful shots of the grandchildren--its our privilage to show them off!!!

LV said...

A nice sharing of pinks, family and friends. Loved your presentation.

Mary said...

Hi Shirley,
That embroidered piece is so beautiful. I can see a lot of time and care went into stitching it. Your pretty craftwork always inspires me. You have handsome grandsons and how nice that they get along well together. The picture setting with their dates looks very pretty. I love the new kitty pieces and by clicking on them for a better look, I also got a better look at the embroidered piece. Such pretty flowers and colors. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and have a most blessed Thanksgiving.

Blondie's Journal said...

I enjoyed seeing your family pictures, Shirl! Your grandsons are so handsome and their dates are pretty! I bet they had a wonderful time at the dance!

Love your pretty embroidered mat...I always think of the projects I have when I come to your blog! lol! Some are even for Christmas!

I hope you are ready for Thanksgiving. Are you having a houseful? I am totally looking forward to it. Have a blessed one!


Olivia said...

Hello my sugar sweet friend! So many things to be thankful for! Love all your precious grandkids!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Your work is lovely. Your grandsons are as handsome as your son. Many great blessings to be thankful for. Oh by the by our nation is blessed because of their service. We all have many things to be thankful for!



Anne Fannie said...

Hello Shirl,
I haven't visited your blog in a long time!
Your family is just wonderful.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving and I hope you had a great Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Ann

Pearl said...

Hi Shirl, glad to see you are having fun with your boys and dates. I love these Calico kittens there so cute. Have a wonderful holiday to.

chubskulit said...

Coming back from Blue Monday.

Blue in the Wild, have a festive Thanksgiving!

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Blue Monday, Shirl!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl,
Just had to stop by and wish you a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Love all your darling finds and the pics of your handsome grandsons are wonderful.
I hope you are doing well during this very busy season.
Enjoy and blessings to you always my friend.
Love to you and your family,
Celestina Marie