Friday, December 26, 2008

My Christmas Goodies!

What a wonderful Christmas Cracker I received from Debbie S! It was loaded with wonderful things, I love it all Debbie! Thank you so much! It's amazing how much you can stuff into these little tubes, lol.
Here is a picture of the contents.

Thank you again Debbie, it was a wonderful Christmas Cracker!
Next I got a gift from my Secret Sister! Thank you SS I love it! It's a beautiful CQed bookcover for a notebook! I love note paper, lol, how did you know?
Isn't it beautiful you did such a wonderful job!

Thank you Secret Sister!
My mother covered a vintage mirror with lace and bridal lace motifs, she really did a fantastic job I can't even find any seams! Thank you mom, I love it! It will look beautiful on my dresser!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We drew names this year and didn't have quite as many over for dinner so it was the most relaxing Christmas I ever had!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Birthday Gift

November 11th was my Birthday and the day before on Monday I got the most wonderful box in the mail from Donna my friend who lives in Az.
She told me that when the box came I was to call her on the phone, it would be like she was here with me while I opened it.
It was a rather large box and when I opened it, it was full of packing peanuts. I went digging through and pulled out something that was really protected with bubble wrap and then plastic wrap all held securely with packing tape. I was so excited to get whatever it was unwrapped and it was taking too long! lol. I finally got everything undone and wow, wow wait until you see what Donna made for me! I absolutely love it and couldn't take me eyes off of it.
It is this beautiful Victorian tray that she made out of a picture frame!
Isn't it just beautiful and so darling!

I really love this tray! It is so Victorian and dainty and me! lol
Thank you so much Donna, I will treasure this forever!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A swap with my friend Donna.

Donna is a friend of mine for at least 20 years or more.We used to talk when our kids were younger and had some nice conversations but we were so busy with kids we never really talked about interests like hobbies and such.
Donna moved to Arizona a few years ago and we kind of lost touch, maybe talking once a year or two.
Over the summer we have started talking more and more and now our relationship is deeper and closer then it ever has been. It's wonderful that the Lord is renewing our friendship and we are both enjoying it so much!
Thank you Lord Jesus!
We were talking about our new interests and Donna told me that she had written a book and I told her that I had gotten into crazy quilting.
Donna told me about her book and read me one of the poems and I sent her some pictures of some of the cq work I have done.
We decided to make an exchange, Donna would send me one of her books and I would make her a pillow. At first Donna didn't know if it would be fair because of the time it would take me to make a pillow but I told her are you kidding it took you months to write this book and it would be a fair exchange!
The name of Donna's book is Rhymes... by God
Spirit Filled Poems for God's Kids of All Ages.
Here is one of my favorites>
Pearl of Great Price
A merchant watched for pearls every day.
He found a pearl of great price, selling all to pay. ( Mt 13:45-46)
God so loved the world He gave Jesus, His Son.
All who believe have eternal life and would not perish, not one. (Jn 3:16)
Believers are the beautiful pearls with no flaw. ( S of S 4:7)
With His everlasting lovingkindness, He continues to draw. (Jer 31:3)
A pearl is formed when it is irritated by a grain of sand.
With time and patience, it grows into a precious jewel so grand.(Phil 1:6)
As our precious faith is exercised, we grow to become complete. (1 Pet 1:3-7) (2 Cor 4: 6-7) ( Mk 4:30-31)
Speaking God's Word will overcome satan's irritations for his defeat. (Ps 17:4) ( 1 Pet 5:8-9) ( Rev 12:11)
It is not the trial that changes us, but renewing our minds in God's Word. ( Rom 12:1-2) ( Jas 1:2-4, 3)
Even though our precious faith is tested by fiery trials, (Ps 34:19)
God will deliver and perform a good work in you. Count it all smiles!
(PS 91 all, vs 1-2, 9, 14-15) ( Ph 1:6) ( Jas 1:2-4)
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Isn't that a wonderful Poem filled with God's love and Promises!
Here is a picture of Donna's book that I was so blessed to receive!

If you would like to buy one of Donna's books email me and I'll forward your email to her so she can get in contact with you.

My part of the exchange was to make Donna a pillow. She wanted one for her living room sofa. She sent me some pictures so I could have a better idea of her style and use of color. Donna has the most beautifully decorated home! Talking about eye candy! I was drooling over every pic she sent me. She is one talented lady! She likes everything that I like, lace and vintage and victorian and pinks! lol

Here is a picture of her living room so I could see the sofa. I would like to post all the pics she sent me but I will have to get permission first, lol.

After going through hundreds of images I decided on this one for the pillow. I think it will fit wonderfully on her sofa! Now that I have the image, I can't wait to get started!

What you think?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pay It Forward and the Winner is!

I have the winner to the Pay it Forward! This is how I came up with the winner.
First I went to and put in everyone's name and the generator randomly gave me a number for everyone who posted. Then I took the numbers and put them in the generator and it randomly picked out one number.
The winner is>>>>>> Candi! Congratulations!
Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and commented on my work. I appreciate your wonderful comments!
Thank you for playing and I look forward to seeing what Candi is going to make for her Pay it Forward commitment to keep this going!
Hugs to all,

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pay it Forward

About a month ago I won a Pay it Forward from Debbie Quirion. I won this adorable purse! Isn't it soooo cute, I just love it! Debbie came out for the CQI retreat and brought me another one, it had dragonflies. I don't have a picture of it because when my good friend saw it she fell in love with it so it went home with her. But don't worry Debbie it's in good hands!
Here are the rules for the Pay it Forward, if you want to get in on it you must commit to Pay it Forward. It can be something you make or something you put together like a squishy.
You have a month to a month and a half to send it on.
So if you want to join the pay it forward please leave a comment on my blog and on October 3rd I'll have my mother pick a number and whoever has that number from the comment postings will win the Pinkeeper and the Bridal Motif. I will announce the winner Saturday October 4th.
Thank you for visiting my blog!

For the Pay it Forward I made this.

I decided to make a pinkeeper for my commitment to keep the pay it forward going.

I fell in love with this silkie so I used on the block and then took colors out of the silkie for the rest of the block.

I wanted the pins to be a little fancy so some I used black alcohol inks and painted them, others I painted glue on and then rolled them in very fine gold glitter and others I glued a rose montee on.

I was going to cq the back but then I found some fabric that matched her chair so I used that instead.

The winner will also receive this.

The winner of the Pay it Forward will also receive this beautiful Bridal Motif that the Pinkeeper had it's picture taken on. It is 12"x 12" you can cut it up anyway you want to go into your cq blocks.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Debbie gave everyone a CD!

Debbie Q is new to cq and she didn't think she had cq things to give everyone so she gave everyone a CD of Christmas music. It's an instrumental with lots of flute.

I did listen to and it enjoyed it, thank you Debbie!

The only problem I had is it made me want to get out my Christmas stuff!

I do have a little Reindeer that I keep on my wireless router that my neighbor had made and I fell in love with. Anyway we both enjoyed the Christmas music Debbie, lol.

Thank you!

Here's the chair

Here's the love seat.

Everyone loved my furniture!

When everyone came in my house the first thing they noticed was my Victorian furniture. I just love it and can't believe it is mine! lol.
You will never guess where I found this gorgeous furniture. The Craigs list!
I had been looking for new furniture and wanted something that looked Victorian. My daughter and niece have found some wonderful things on the Craigs list so I thought I would take a look. There was a post that said Victorian sofa, love seat and chair there were no pictures and the post had been up for 5 days already and I honestly thought that by now it was probably sold but I picked up the phone and called and said, you probably still don't have the furniture do you? The lady said that because she wasn't able to post pics she really didn't get any calls, so I got it! Yipeeee!

Cathy handed me a bag of fabric!

After Gerry K gave me the gorgeous pincushion and Gerry H gave me the beautiful scissor fob the next person to handed me something was Cathy she gave me a big bag of fabrics that she was kind enough to dash to get at the stash dash at Leslie's.

Aren't the fabrics beautiful!

Scissor Fob from Gerry Hookstra

Gerry H handed me a little purple organza bag with a beautiful scissors fob and a tiny little bottle of fairy dust, which is supposed to give you good luck!

Thank you Gerry!

Here's a view of the top

Thank you so much Gerry I just love it!

My Beautiful Pincushion from Gerry K

Colorado CQI Retreat

I was able to meet several ladies at the cqi retreat. I offered to have a barbecue I don't know why because I'm really not all that good with barbeque cooking, I do much better with the stove or oven, lol. I have a small house and can't fit a lot of people and it was in Sept so a barbeque jumped into my mind.
Gerry K made me this beautiful pincushion. It's so Victorian and I just love it. I'm going to keep it on my end table and when I'm sitting watching tv and stitching I might put one pin or two in it, lol. It's so beautiful I don't want to make holes in it but Gerry insists that I use it!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Heart for Melissa.

I couldn't decide how I wanted to make Melissa's heart and then I remembered that she loves red roses so that's what I decided to do.

I had to use an iron on transfer because I don't think I could have winged it without, lol.

As you can see I need more practice sewing hearts! I hope you like it Melissa!

Friendship Heart Exchange.

Me and Melissa decided to have a Friendship Heart Exchange. She made me the most gorgeous Heart, I totally love it! Thank you again Melissa!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Well here I am blogging!

I finally got a blog a little late but it's better then never. I believe this is going to be an adventure like setting up house. I need to figure out how to decorate and rearrange.
Ok so how do I add lots of Pink, and Victorian, Roses, and of course Lace?