Friday, December 23, 2011


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. I wish all my blogger friends a wonderful and Blessed Christmas and holiday. This will be a wonderful holiday for us since my son was in Afghanstan last year at this time. What peace of mind we have with him being at home now. Our Sailor Grandson drove home from Beaufort, SC for a four day leave. We are so blessed to have them both home with us this year.
Today I have a pretty embroidered heartstrings that I made for a friend this Christmas.

A few closeups.

My sister fell and broke her hip so I sent her some of her favorite homemade cookies. I hope they arrive without getting too broken up.

I packed them in a tin in cupcake wrappers.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and holiday! Hugs, Shirl

Friday, December 16, 2011


Hello and welcome to my Pink Saturday post hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Today I have a pretty little pink Christmas pillow that my daughter Jen cross stitched for me several years ago. It's one of my favorite decorations.

A close up.

The next three pictures are from a Stampin Up party that I went to. The neat thing about them is that you only use one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper, then use your scarp supplies to make all nine cards. Sorry I missed a picture so I only have six cards showing here. I'll repost them next week.

Below is my sweet Angel, she is about 12 years old now and she is slowing down a bit.

My favorite Christmas tree ornament. I made this over 25 years ago.

An old shelf in my kitchen with my jadeite.

My Mother's Goebel Nativity set. She started buying these but passed away before she purchased the complete set.

A little corner of my living room.

Thank you so much for stopping by it was so nice to visit with you. I still have a little Christmas decorating to do then I'll start baking. Have a wonderful week.

Hugs, Shirl

Friday, December 2, 2011


Hello and welcome to A Christmas Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. I've been a busy bee the past few weeks. I just don't know where the time goes and I only work part time, can't imagine how I would get things done if I worked full time. Anyway I'm still taking care of my two aging pups and they sure do take up my time. We're trying to get the house repairs and painting done before we retire. I painted my office/library over Thanksgiving break now I just have to make a few things then I'll post pics of it. I'm so happy to have all my books in one room. I've done a little Christmas decorating above is a pic from my kitchen. Don't mind my header being over to one side, don't know how to fix it either. If you can help I'd appreciate it. I welcome ideas. I'd like to have a big pic as my header but don't know how to do that.

First I have some cards that I made at a Stampin Up Party.

I love the Victorian Cabin on this one and the glitter on the stocking is so cute.

Below is a cute little gift card holder that I got on my travels this summer. I love wool applique.

Below is my newest Gooseberry Patch Cookbook. Love these books!

My sweet Angel on Thanksgiving, we did not cook her for dinner, honest!!!! I set the turkey roasting pan on the table while I was making the stuffing and she found a cozy place to sleep. I washed it really good!!! LOL

I'm lovin my two December calenders and thought I'd share with you all.

Gooseberry Patch is adorable this month! I buy this calender every year, then scrapbook with the old ones.

I plan on spending the weekend decorating so I will have more pics to post next week. Thank you so much for stopping by it was so nice to visit with you.

Hugs, Shirl