Saturday, July 18, 2009

Free Images & Fun!!

Good morning and happy Saturday, my friends!! Oh, how I have missed you all and I have so missed blogging.......good news is I am going to half days at work which will free up my afternoons for FUN things, like blogging, and checking in on all of you, and creating.......lunches with my girls, Mom and Mom-in-law........thrifting, junking and flea-ing (is that a WORD??)......painting, decorating, cooking......can we tell I am EXCITED???? Three more weeks of full-time, then .........FREEDOM!!!!

So today I have to show you the GORGEOUS pin-cushion my littlest grand-daughter, Morgan Grace, and I made with the FABULOUS tutorial I got from the beautiful and talented Dawn of The Feathered Nest!!! We had such fun, and the bits are so special, too. The Limoges ladies boot I used was my precious grandmother's as was the fabulous cotton quilt fabric from her stash. The vintage seam binding I found on a Round Rock trip to the Antiques Festival in October - if you haven't been, dears........GO!! Marburger Farm in Round Rock, Texas - every April and October - if you don't find it there, it ain't to be had!! Morgan and I added some vintage styled pins, and voila!! One thing I did to make it more stable, since it is tall and narrow, I added some craft sand in the bottom of the shoe to keep it from tipping over every time you pulled a pin!!!

There are also some adorable images for your use - these are BOYS from the Civil War era - yep, BOYS!! In see, my GREAT-Grandmother (who was born in 1876 and lived to be 107!!) told me all about this......boys wore dresses when they were little fellas, then graduated to short pants (like the older brother in the one photo), THEN went into the longer pants of the older boys and men.. That's your history lesson for the day :) Anyway, they are so sweet I wanted to share them with you!! Enjoy!!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends, and hug your loved ones!! Every day is a precious gift from the Lord and I read a quote the other day....wish I wrote down who said it......"yes, what you do today IS important......remember, you are using a day of your LIFE to DO it!!"

Blessings, laughs, hugs and love, Marji


SharDon Exclusives said...

That is a lovely pin cushion!. I have several boots like that that were my Moms and I had not thought to do that with them. Have a blessed weekend and a time of creating. Sharon

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Marji!!!! Her pincushion turned out so beautiful!! I just love that you used a porcelain piece as the vessel ~ what a wonderful idea! I've also made them in antique tea cups ~ I'm so glad to hear about you going to half's going to be so good for you to have a little more time for fun stuff!!! Thank you again for buying the tutorials...your an angel, xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hi Marji~
Oh..that little pin cushion is just so pretty!!Of course the memory of making it with your precious Morgan Grace makes it the most beautiful pin cushion in the whole world!
That is awesome that you are working 1/2 days now, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday...oh don't worry about the pound cake, it wasn't THAT good~lol! I do need to make those brownies, tho~Ha!
Enjoy your mimosa this morning!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Marji, I have been missing you. Hope you come back from your afternoons out and post a quick note. Just wanted you to know that you matter!!!

Cynthia K. said...

The pin cushion in the shoe is so wonderful! Hope I can find a shoe also in all my running around. Thanks so much for the free graphics. Very kind of you.

Cynthia K.

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