Friday, December 18, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

Well it has been a while since I've written anything on my blog. Facebook seems to have taken over but there are somethings that Facebook just can't do. So I will be writing between them -- updates on Facebook and selling a few items I make on my blog.
I am closing the on-line store at on Dec 31. Until then everything left is 40% off.
Plus I am moving to a small cabin between Boone and Blowing Rock NC on Blackberry Mountain. I can't wait. I hope to write a few little stories or happenings from my new home.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


I gave my grandson a football shaped bottle of Dr. Pepper and he said he was going to keep it forever. He said he was going to heirloom-it. It is was the first time I had heard that term. So I thought it was kind of cute and who knows what one person thinks is bound to be an heirloom is not what I think would be one.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Show and Tell

A pink washcloth

Lots of winter white and lilac scarves

A bright baby blanket

Please join all the ladies on the forum at Make Mine Pink for Show and Tell at

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

All pillowcases on my website are on sale for 40% off. That is a huge sale. See for an example

Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Things Quilted and Stitched

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday July 24, 2009 as we present "A STITCH IN TIME – ALL THINGS QUILTED AND STITCHED "

Hand-stitched quilts, detailed hand crafts and keepsake needle arts stitch us together in place and across time. Regardless of century, country or kin, we're unified by our love of all things handmade. Stacks of gorgeous quilting fabrics remind me of Saturdays spent with my grandmother, my eager little hands anxious to just touch the color fabrics tucked in every nook and cranny of the small sewing room. I'd watch her hands and as she worked her fabric like magic and turned floral pastels, ticking stripes and colorful plaids into prized treasures. Stitched treasures are beautiful as well as practical. Hand stitched sachets filled with the sweetest lavender - tucked inside a special drawer of an antique dresser or washstand. Whimsical quilts, using the newest techniques mixed with treasured old quilts tattered with age. Each one is beautiful in its own right, but the centuries combine to create something truly exquisite.

Embroidered table linens can become the finest heirlooms. Many have been passed down from mother to daughter or are looking for new homes to create new traditions. Today, machines can replicate those delicate stitches to create heirlooms for our own grandchildren. Pink flowers embroidered on vintage tablecloths, carefully scalloped edgings, delicate stitches on kitchen towels and napkins.

Needlepoints rescued and made anew with beautiful silks, each one with a story all its own, ready to make new memories in a new home. The finest yarns and threads woven, knitted, crocheted into practical and beautiful garments and accessories. A hand crocheted doily paired with silk ribbon flowers to cover a table, beautifully crocheted cushions to rest on a sofa. A handmade shawl whose stitches are eager to warm someone special on a cool summer evening.From past or present, near or far, we are united in our love of all things stitched.

Photo Contribution 1: The Quilt Shoppe Photo Contribution 2: Beloved Creations
Photo Contribution 3: Kitty Kitty Designs

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Monday is the day my daughter Teresa reports to the Army. She joined the TN National Guard and is just now going to basic training. After boot camp she has 4 months of training too. So she will be gone for 6 months. Even though she hasn't been to basic she has had her monthly meetings with the guard and today I took a couple of pics of her in her uniform.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Product of the Day

It's been several days since I posted a Product of the Day and I wanted to get back into the swing of things. Today's Product of the Day is in honor of a friend of mine who has cancer.

On my web site you can find both Pink Ribbon items and Red Dress items for sale and with each purchase a portion is donated to the cause it represents. So today item is this very pretty cosmetic bag set with a Pink Ribbon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink

Please join us on the forum for Show and Tell Monday at

Here is what I have been working on this week. I have made several of these scarfs now and feel I have the pattern down pat. Each scarf will be made of wonderful soft yarn such as bamboo and angora, bamboo and silk, cashmere, maybe even mohair. I will let you know as soon as I finish each one and list them on my website

Friday, July 10, 2009

Longest Yardsale Rt 127

Here we go again. I plan to vist the 127 yard sale again this year. I had a blast last year and took lots of pictures. Here is a link to the yard sale.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday July 10, 2009 as we present "SUMMER PORCH AND GARDEN"

There’s nothing more inviting than a summer porch and garden. It can be a source of shade when the temperature gets too warm, a place of shelter during a gentle summer rain, or just a place to sit with someone special on a lazy summer day. It can be a welcoming start your day with your favorite antique tea cup in hand or a front row seat to watch the sunset from the weathered oak rocker, that in it’s day sat proudly in your grandmother’s home.
A welcoming porch and garden can create a friendly entryway to your home. A welcome sign hand painted with pink roses perched against the railing or a lilac berry wreath with a scent as inviting as it looks, letting guests know that you're glad they're here before you've said a word. If entertaining guests, perhaps vintage chairs, refinished and made comfortable with dainty floral needlepoint cushions, or a white painted table set with a vintage lace-tablecloth like your mom and before her - grandmother used.

With the right accessories, a porch and garden can even become an extension of your home. For candlelit evenings, a candle inside a topiary lantern casting a romantic glow. For lazy afternoons, a daisy metal basket filled with fresh cut flowers, a knitting project, or even as cliche as this sounds, a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and a favorite books. Tucked in the corner, a vintage pink metal watering can kept handy to water the flowers in the window boxes while the lace curtains on the windows gently sway in the afternoon breeze. As much comfort as your home, with the right accessories.

You can add a cottage touch to your garden with decorations like ceramic garden mushrooms and inspiring garden plaques sprinkled with just the right amount of glitter. Tea cup bird feeders, handmade birdhouses, and antique iron birdbaths are all welcome sites for feathered friends. Remember to add a touch of whimsy just to make you smile - like a basket of flowers placed on a pink bicycle.

No matter what your summer days hold, a porch and garden can provide the ideal setting for friends, family and even a private retreat. Won’t you join me for a cup of tea as we help you design your summer porch and garden.

Photo Contribution 1: Camelia Cottage Photo Contribution 2: Shabby Shan's Cottage

Green Fairy Quilts

Check out this blog. She made this amazing quilt and will raffle it to raise money to feed the homeless in Romania. She is also having a give-away on her blog but I am really moved by her charity.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Just finished the scarf

I just finished crocheting this scarf. It is made of bamboo, wool, and angora yarn. I love how soft it is and how easy the yarn was to work with. The green and plum look so good together too. This is the first of many more of these scarfs -- so stay tuned.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Please join all the ladies at Make Mine Pink on the forum for Show and Tell Monday.

I have been a busy needle worker this weekend. I finished 2 sets of pillowcases and started a crochet scarf. The scarf is made of bambo, wool, and angora. It is very soft and pretty. I plan to crochet a plum scallop border around the scarf.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Storms and Pie

Tonight we had another line of thunder storms roll through Clarksville, bringing with it several tornado's and lightning. Right over our house we had a funnel cloud form. I watched it form and start to drop -- it was huge. I ran into the house and my new neighbors were so scared they asked to come over too. My new neighbors are from Michigan and do not have the storms like we do here.

So as the storm raged we got to know each other and I explained some of our weather and what to do. She told me she was in the middle of baking pies and turned them off before running over here.

After the storms they went on home and about an hour later she brought me the most wonder piece of sweet potato pie I had ever eaten. So here is to my new neighbor.


Christmas Projects

At one point in her life my grandmother crocheted doilies for sale to help support her family. I would give anything to have one made by her.

This picture was taken the year before she passed away. With her is the 6th generation grand-baby. I miss my grandmother so much. So in her memory I am picking my hook up and will be making some Christmas gifts for my children and grandchildren. ( I have given them many embroidered gifts)

I made 2 afghans 20 years ago so I am not entirely new but did take a lesson at my local yarn shop. So as I make progress on my gifts I will post here.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Friday's Product of the Day

God Bless America

I have added this flag embroidery and cross-stitch stamped kit to my website. It comes with the instructions, stamped sampler, floss needed for project and 2 needles. So this will be today's Product of the Day. Even though it is new on the website I have added a discount. Don't you just love a sale?
You can find it on my website at

Make Mine Pink - Pink Friday - Shades of Red, White, and Blue

Shades of red, white or blue remind me of 4th of July parties and fireworks and special times with family and friends. Vintage aprons, adorned with red roses against what was once a vivid blue, now slightly worn with time. Blue and white checked linens - once grandmother's finest, still carrying traces of the 4th of July picnics I had as a child. Pale blue Depression glass against the finest white tablecloth, topped with a white milk glass vase and filled with the summer flowers. On the wall, a white French farmhouse shelf displays white china hand painted with red and blue buds Adding a little color to your table, shades of red, white and blue can turn any meal into a celebration. Blue and white Italian place settings against a red tablecloth.

An angel food cake atop a favorite white cake stand, topped with fresh summer blueberries and strawberries. Red sugar-coated candies in a white candy dish hand painted with blue forget-me-nots. Hanging nearby, white and blue checked kitchen towels decorated with shiny red apples Placed somewhere you didn't expect, red, white and blue can create a burst of color in any corner. Red roses on canvas and hung on a freshly painted blue wall. A piece of broken china jewelry - tiny blue and red roses against pure white china. A white lace sun catcher, with a red and blue design, hanging in the window. In the guest bathroom, a blue tissue box holder painted with white and red flowers. Tucked into a corner of your purse, a blue hanky trimmed with red and embroidered with white daisies. And dangling from your wrist, a bracelet made of cinnabar, turquoise beads and bone.

For a special touch of whimsy, plug in 4th of July light bulbs in red, white and blue. Use a white table runner with appliquéd blue rabbits and red rose buds. Display faux strawberries dipped in white chocolate placed in a blue cake box that looks pretty enough to eat. You can wear a soldered charm of red breasted robins against an azure sky, sprinkled with white German glass glitter or write on the white pages of a notebook decorated with red roses and blue ribbons. With shades of red, white and blue surrounding us, celebrations of life can happen any day.
Photo Contribution 1: The Sassy Beach Photo Contribution 2: Grandma G's Photo Contribution 3: Candy Lights

Product of the Day

As you know there is a big sale going on at Beloved-Creations. This product is on sale from $39 to $29.25. Also a portion of the sale goes to the Heart Disease Association and the Red Dress cause.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

Every thing at is on sale. Items range from 20-40% discount. Sale runs from Weds day July 1 through Wednesday July 8.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Look what I found

I was in my local Goodwill Store and found this ottoman. It is very clean but I damp cleaned it and sprayed it with lysol and wala I have a beautiful ottoman. The best news is it was only $7.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Give Away on my blog

Leave me a comment for the chance to win this bag. It would be great for some many uses like putting pj's under the pillow, packing, on storing items. Dead line is Wednesday at midnight est.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oh My Goodness Janet B Did Win The Shoe Bag

Janet B of Janet's Creative Pillows was picked with a random number generator to win the first contest. Look on Monday for another give away.

Janet send me your address at

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday June 26, 2009 as we present "A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME"

I've never seen a rose I didn't love. From the first blossom of spring, gently swaying in the breeze, to an intricately stitched needlepoint rich in history, I love them all. Silk roses mixed with a bunch of silk hydrangeas, gracing a vase on the mantle. Cabbage roses on a sugar bowl and creamer, brought out for a grandmother's tea. Colorful rose cupcakes scented as beautifully as they look.

Roses represent so many wonderful things and are often used to celebrate special milestones such as weddings, births and anniversaries. We might write a special announcement on stationery with long-stemmed yellow roses lying against a background of a French poem. Use white satin roses to create wedding memories in a vintage box.

Roses have also been used throughout the centuries in home décor. Like wild pink roses painted on porcelain china plates. A crystal bud vase embellished with a pink silk rose, ready to hold a freshly picked rose bud from the garden. A French ribbon rose attached to a crocheted cushion in the living room. Hand built ceramic roses to use as drawer pulls, or as a magnet to hang up a special photograph.

Milliners used silk roses to embellish the finest hats; perhaps one covered with embroidered lace and handmade millinery roses. Seamstresses stitched the richest brocade drapes adorned with roses. Grandmothers embroidered the most delicate rose patterns on tablecloths and handkerchiefs. Now we can give silky velvet rose pins a special corsage. For everyday occasions, you might wear a vintage pink rose apron or admire a rose-shaped pillow made of hot pink satin.

Throughout the years, famous artists have studied and painted every aspect of the rose. Antique lithographs and post cards from the 1800s grace our homes today with their everlasting beauty. From a rhapsody of roses printed on canvas and hung over a doorway to garlands of decal roses that make favorite items look hand painted, roses continue to gracefully fit every lifestyle and décor.

Photo Contribution 1: Katie's Rose Cottage Photo Contribution 2: The Decal Cottage

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Give Away

Leave me a comment on my blog and you will entered for a chance to win this envelope bag. These bags are perfect for packing things in drawers or in suitcases. Dead line is Friday June 26 at midnight. I will have another give away next week too.
Remember post your comment on this post because I may post new stuff later today about other topics.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday's Product of the Day

Order a set of 3 or 4 sets of 3 to make a dozen of these sweet rosebud or lavender sachets.
Here are some great ideas:
  • tucked away in drawers
  • in a linen closet on each shelf
  • hang on a door
  • put them in shoes you are not wearing
  • in purses you are not using
  • put them in luggage
  • a school locker
  • a gym locker
  • gift basket item
  • baby's room
  • under pillows
  • order extra to give as gifts
  • SWAG bags

You can find them on my website at or on my boutique at Make Mine Pink at

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday's Product of the Day

Today's Product of the Day is this very cute set of hand embroidered kitchen towels from my boutique at

Those little kittens are so sweet and would make a wonderful addition to your kitchen. You could also use them as chair back covers or kitchen curtains.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Join us on the forum at for Show and Tell Monday. I have finished all except for 1 foot of the hand embroidery on the lap quilt and my next step is to purchase more thread, my backing, and possibly some red fabric for extra blocks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Have you ever been to Paducah Ky

I visited Paducah recently and found that it is being advertised as the SoHo of the south because of it's artist groups. I am thinking about moving there after my daughter gets back from her Army training in January. Who knows though, where I'll be. But it is a thought. Not only does Paducah have numerous artists but the National Quilt Museum. Here are some links that I often go to to dream about living there or not.

Friday's Product of the Day

I love hand embroidered pillowcases. You can find them on my website at and in my boutique at

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Product of the Day

Today's product is from my Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer items. This is a great gift for the golfer you know. A portion of all Pink Ribbon or Red Dress items are given to thier charities.

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday June 19, 2009 as we present "Favorite Finds"
You know that sudden flutter you feel when you discover a long sought after treasure? Maybe it's a piece of faux pastry delicately iced and trimmed with lace satin ribbon that takes hold of your imagination and makes you smile. Or vintage china pieces with hand painted roses that bring back forgotten memories. A cottage frame trimmed in vintage wallpaper to hold a treasured photo. Crisp table linens, reminiscent of special teas shared with Grandmother so many years ago. Hand painted silk roses adorning a beautifully wrapped gift or Cameo soaps, delicately scented to tuck inside a drawer of vintage hankies.An armful of hand-embroidered pillowcases you can't wait to bring home and show off by piling them on your bed. A rose scented candle that hides inside a special teacup. Garden party hats with vintage floral brooches and ribbon bands, just right for a party or to dress up a corner of your room. Broken china mosaics on a teapot, lamp or silver plated tray to bring out when company comes. A vintage rhinestone necklace and bracelet to put on for just the right occasions.

A white painted cottage cabinet to be filled with hand-painted dishes, appliquéd tea towels, chenille bedspreads or vintage toys. Wrought iron candle sticks that dangle delicate crystal drops. They add an instant aura of old-fashioned romance. Vintage nursery jars to put in your powder room or the master bath, unexpectedly filled with rose-shaped soap petals and lavender potpourri. Hand stitched needlepoints, rich in history, combined with pastels silks for a treasured pillow. Tea cozies trimmed in Venice lace and satin ribbons and bows - stunning as any china teapot and just right for an afternoon tea party with friends.Favorite finds of all shapes and sizes, to fill each corner and to suit every whim, wait for you to discover at Make Mine Pink.

Joyce Lucas, FounderMake Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe Photo Contribution 2: The Roseberry Cottage

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Storm Pics

I took these pics in clarksville tn tonight

Wednesday's Product of the Day

This is a set of machine embroidered quilt blocks that are just so cute. They are already embroidered and ready to incorporate into your next quilting project.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday's Product of the Day

Time is running out to order for Father's Day. If you order today or tomorrow, Tuesday June 16, I will be able to get it to you. So today's Product of the Day are these vintage linen men's handkerchiefs.

You can find them on my site at