Make Mine Pink ~ Monday Show and Tell
My favorite day of the week is here again! The lovely ladies at Make Mine Pink have a wonderful Show and Tell blog hop on Mondays, and I am ready to HOP!
I have had a bit of a rough week this week and I just wanted to share some of the things that helped to make me smile in the midst of a troubling week.
First I went shopping for a bit of fabric for the new line of kitchen patterns that I have bumping around in my head, and I found just the most perfect and precious fabric. I love vintage 30’s, 40's and 50's decorating and the thought, work, and care a woman of that era put into making their homes a place of function and beauty. I want my patterns to evoke the innocence and grace of that era without being too fussy or hard to complete. I realize that the women of today do not have a lot of extra time to devote to handiwork so I want to keep the designs uncomplicated and fun! And what is more fun and innocent that pretty cherries and blue gingham?
I found these lovely fabrics at Joann Fabrics and just fell in love with them.
The second thing that brought me great pleasure this week was the completion of my little Lola Ladybird, she was a custom order that was unfortunately backed out of by the customer but still brought a smile to my face. She really turned out cute, and her pretty face is now up on eBay charming the spots off of all who see her. I have enjoyed her company this week.
And third I got out and did a little tending to my garden. It is a work in progress and while my poor beds are at the moment covered in layers of wet newspaper in preparation for some much needed mulch and a new birdbath, it still managed to produce some beautiful pink roses. They even stopped swaying in the breeze long enough for me to get a couple of pretty pictures of their pink perfection.
And last but not least my two new friends, Glenna and Gallagher the Garden Gnomes! They thought my front garden looked so inviting that they decided to take up residence beneath the Jasmine.
Here’s to happy thoughts and wonderful friends to share them with!
Hugs to all, xoxoxo