Saturday, January 31, 2009

~Pink Saturday, I LOVE ticking fabric!~Here's what I've made~

2 emery pin cushions
This child chair slipcover reminds me
of a little girls dress.. so sweet!

Baby blanket

Doll made from Antique quilt,
Ironing board cover,
Child chair slipcover,
Tote bag
I recover this small rocking chair using vintage Chenille
another of my favorite things to work with.
The sling bag was made with vintage ticking & barkcloth..
Pillowcases and vintage down comforter

Miss Anne Rose

Welcome to Pink Saturday
Thank you Beverly for being our host.
How I LOVE pink ticking fabric both new & vintage!
Here are just a few things I've made using ticking fabrics..

Friday, January 30, 2009

~Pink Saturday banner give-a-way Winner~

The winner of my Pink Saturday banner Give-a-Way is
Congratulations! Hope you enjoy your banner.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

~Snow & more snow here in Ohio~

My snowy cottage..
I shoveled a path to the street..

Snow down the street

Snow up the street
Lots of snow in Ohio today
I'm grateful to have power
and a snow shovel LOL...
Hope I can get to work tonight!
Hey how's your weather?

~3 Awards from blog friends!~

Oh So Vintage award
Thanks! Sharon Kay from Amelia Rose Cottage

Kreativ Blogger award
Thanks! Pat from The Urban Chic

Sisterhood award
Thanks! Stephanie from Angelic Accents

How kind of these blogger friends to honored me
with these 3 lovely awards..
Thanks so very much!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

~WINNER of my Valentine Banner Give-a-Way~

Congratulations goes to Darcy of Darcy's Knotty Knitter
for winning my Valentine Banner Give-A-Way.
To make it easy & fair
I used Truly Random Number Generator to pick the winner.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

~Pink Saturday~BANNER Give-a-Way~

Welcome to Pink Saturday!
Would you like a chance to win my above
"one of a kind custom designed"
Pink Saturday banner to add to your blog?
If so leave me a comment on this post.
On Friday Jan 30 I will pick a winner.
Your blog name will be added to the banner
instead of the text "Pink Saturday blog banner give-a-way"
and sent to you in an email.
If you'd like to see my other banners click blog banners
Thanks to Beverly for hosing Pink Saturday!
Hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday ~Mary~

Monday, January 19, 2009

~Valentine banner Give-A-Way~

It's time for another of my blog banner Give-A-Ways..
If you'd like a chance to win the above Valentine banner
please leave me a comment on this post.
On Sunday January 25 I'll pick a winner.
Add this post to your blog & let me know
you'll then get another chance at winning..
Please leave a way I can get in touch with you
if you are the winner.
Thanks so much!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

~My "Pink Saturday" is for Deena~

This is my first "Pink Saturday"
...I thought I'd join in on the fun.
Thanks Beverly for hosing this fun weekly event!
Today I dedicate my "Pink Saturday" to my friend Deena who's fighting cancer..
the above banner is one I made a while back for her.
This sweet Gal has had a very hard time of it
through all her surgeries, chemo, radiation,
she's put on a smile and has shown us all such courage and love!
So too all who see this post PLEASE
stop by Deena's blog "Can I be Pretty in Pink?" to say hello
& also say a pray for this wonderful Gal..
Yes Deena you are pretty in Pink and we love you!

Friday, January 16, 2009

~Pray for Deena~

Our dear sweet friend Deena
from "Can I be Pretty in Pink?" is not feeling well
and in need of our prayers.
She has no appetite & needs to eat..
PLEASE stop and say a prayer for Deena.
This dear lady has gone through so much..
she truly is such a sweetheart!
Will you please pass this on to everyone you know
tell them to pray for Deena.
Thank you!
"God please help Deena's appetite return"

~More cold weather~

OHIO weather forecast
January 16, 2009
Snow Showers
-10 ° feels like -29 °
8 High -2 Low
Precipitation 10 %
Relative Humidity 66%
Barometer 30.50atm
Dew Point -17
Visibility 9.00 Miles
UV Index 0 Low
Wind Speed SW 13 mph
Generally cloudy. Very cold. Wind chills may approach -25F. High 8F.
Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.Sunrise: 7:48 am Sunset: 5:23 pm

Thursday, January 15, 2009

-19 degrees here in Ohio cold is it at your house?

Brrrrrrrrrrrr it's so cold here in Ohio.
I just walked to the bank about 1/2 city block away
oh my gosh it's so cold out there!!!
The radio says it's -19 with the wind chill..
Age and Cold

There is a combination which I have found to be a chilling pair.
It’s the wrinkled and tattered skin of mine and this cold arctic air.

My joints are sore already so they do not need the chill.
To say the least my aching knuckles are not a real great thrill.

Oh for the days when a snowball fight was considered a really fun game.
These days I will stay inside by a roaring fire if it’s all the same.

I look forward to the days when the kids come for a visit.
I can hint how wondrous the fire would be and maybe they will build it.

Either way I prefer the warmth these days as do my fingers and my toes.
Whenever it’s cold and snows.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

~my handmade photo bag~

I used my favorite photo of my Grandchildren
and vintage fabrics, trim, buttons
to made this small sling bag..

I love this photo of Bella & Sam

Many of you know how I enjoy showing off
of my grandchildren "the loves of my life".
When I've needed a large tote in the past I used this one
with photos of Bella & Sam..
It needed to be retired so I
made the small one.

Monday, January 12, 2009

~Noblesse Oblige Award~

I'd like to thank Jackie for giving me this delightful award.
Bless you darling!
I'm very honored to receive this award but not sure I am deserving of it..
"Noblesse Oblige Award"
The Blogger manifests :
* Exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.
*The Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage and offers solutions.
*There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social,
*Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture and Sciences and Beliefs.
*The Blog is refreshing and creative.
*The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.

The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following steps:
1. Create a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.
2. The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.
3. Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or older Post to support.
4. The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.
5. The Blogger must display the Award at any location at the Blog.
So without further adieu and in the hopes that these bloggers will pass the award on to others,
I present this award in to:
Laura Catholic Teacher Musings
Lorie Encouragement From My Heart
Joyce The Secret Gardener
Jackie Valentine Hearts
Ladies enjoy the award and please pass it on to others who fit the criteria.
Thank you ~Mary~

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

~Lot's of snow in Ohio~

Hello sweet friend come on in & get out of the snow...

sit down
& have a cup of hot tea &
a piece of pineapple orange cake with me.. it's yummy!
let's chat & look out my studio window to watch the falling snow..
not much else to do right now

and here's the view out my studio door

and a view out my (opened) studio window..
well Gals I wish you a Saturday filled with sunshine & smiles!
This is Ohio...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

~My soldered charms~

My try at making more soldered charms..
Hopefully someday I'll get better at this.
they are fun to make..

Ms. Bella shows off some of my charms & jewelry


Friday, January 2, 2009

~My smile is back :-} Thanks to Carole!~

Look what came in the mail for me today! Yippee!
The book Where Women Create
It's the book I've been wanting since 2006.
I even asked Santa for it, but he must have forgot.
Well Carole from a Bohemian Market had it sent to me..
Thanks so much Carole!
I can't wait to sit down with a cup of tea and check it out...
Can you see me smiling! Well I am :-}
Here's where I create.
Some things have changed since these photos.
My studio is in need of a clean up & de-cluttering.
Maybe this book will give me the push I need to get busy.
a few of my buttons

My smallest sewing machine..

My old chair, it broke a few weeks ago...
I have another now I need to make a slip cover for it...

My love seat is gone..
I gave it to a friend who needed it more then I did.

I painted this book shelf white & moved it into my living room
I have another in it's place.

The barkcloth pocket storage I made,
it comes in handy.

my sink.. great to have one in my studio.
Cupboards need to be painted white..
thats on my list of things to do
"friends" banner made by yet another of my sweet friends
Mary from the blog Crash n Smash..
Thanks again......Mary