I was up early to watch the Royal Wedding. I got up at 3:45 am this morning and you would have thought it was Christmas morning. I've been looking forward to this for weeks! I have always had an interest of England and of the Royal family. My mother was from England, she met my dad who was stationed in England during World War 2. He brought her home to Texas, so she was a war bride. This morning I fixed myself a pot of tea and nibbled on some cookies and enjoyed the wedding and it's celebration. I'll be ready for bed pretty early tonight I'm sure.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This morning when I was reading Sherry's blog at Blessings From Our Nest, she was showing a photo of the wonderful things she had received in a swap. One of of the items was an adorable Teapot pin cushion. It made me think of how I was blessed some years ago. I was just getting into quilting and I had gone to a quilting group. They were going to do a pincushion swap at the meeting. I didn't know how to make a pincushion!!! So I decided not to participate, however when I got there a sweet lady had brought extra pincushions for anyone who didn't bring one. So they put a number on each pincushion and then we drew a number. So you got which ever pincushion that matched your number. I had spotted an adorable pincushion made from a real teacup. Since I collected tea cups I really wanted that one. So I prayed and asked God to let me have the teacup pincushion. I believe it's OK to ask God for even the little things. That doesn't mean I get everything I ask for, but I believe he wants that kind of relationship with us. Where we know we can come to him with everything, He is my Father and I am his daughter! Well I had the number 12, so as we counted down and each pincushion was being claimed I held my breath. When it came to my number, I looked at the teacup and there it was, the number 12!!!! So I keep the pincushion next to my sewing machine and every time I look at it, it's another reminder of how much God loves me, His daughter! And even better He loves each of you the same way!!!!
Monday, April 11, 2011
I haven't made too many cards lately, but here is one I made several weeks ago. The sentiment is from Stamp n Up. The flamingo and the top flowers are from My Paper Studio. I used glitter on the flamingo and flowers. I added lace and rhinestones.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I made this little Easter decoration several years ago. Since I had never blogged it I thought I would show it to all of you. The box is one of those boxes that candy hearts come in at Valentine. I enlarged the rectangle opening and painted it blue. Added lace and rick rack. I punched out flowers from several different flower punches and layered them. I made the little basket from polymer clay, I had the the little eggs in my stash. I also had the little bunny, but one of ears had been broken off so I made him a new one using polymer clay. Then I just glued it on.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Here's my third "Cup of Comfort" wall hanging. I layered it with some lace and one of the lace hankies I bought awhile back. The vintage photo is printed onto fabric and I sewed on some old vintage lace around it. Used a doily that I cut in half to put under my teacup. I made fabric flowers and ribbon flowers. Sewed some old buttons into the middle of the flowers. The cameo is a button that I sewed onto a rosette of some old lace. I used a fabric marker to write out the quote. I sewed on some embellishments I had. So far I think this one is my favorite.
Monday, April 4, 2011
This morning I went to see my friend Pammy, she grows organic and heirloom vegetables. It's still early in the growing season, so her plants are still babies. So I posted some pictures I've taken through the years past. Except this one, I never leave empty handed, she shared these wonderful vegetable plants with me. In the background you can see my little raised garden bed. It's small and this photo makes it look even smaller. I hope they will grow and that I don't kill them? Thanks Pam!!!