Saturday, April 18, 2009

**Pink Saturday**


Hi Everyone!

Oh my goodness....I went to bed and woke up and realized I HAD NOT DONE PINK SATURDAY! So, here I am at 1:21am with blurry eyes and I hope it will make sense because I all I want to do is go back to bed!!

This is the first night the window has been open for soft warm breezes. You don't know how I have been waiting for this. Windows and doors open, the grass green, the buds getting bigger everyday on the trees and more and more flowers deciding it is safe to come up now. Ahhhhh! Spring!

The little picture, above, is of me and three of my precious sons in Washington, DC. The boys are all grown up now with families and careers. How we loved to visit all there is to see and do in that beautiful city! We lived in Manassas, Va. about an hour away and hubby worked in DC.

The flowers at the base of the china frame has real pink dried roses tucked among the fabric ones. I was so happy when the pink stayed pink!
And, that pretty frame I purchased in Disneyland upteen years ago. Why can't we find pretty hand painted frames like this anymore???


Below is a sweet pin cushion that I made this week and is available on eBay for purchasing! Pink Roses, of course! Pin Cushions seem to be all the rage right now for collecting. Even if you don't sew they are pretty accents..........




Don't forget to visit Beverly > for a world of beautiful pink blogs to visit. She is our gracious host for these fun Pink Saturdays at How Sweet The Sound.

Have a happy weekend and a great week!
Jil

31 comments:

fannipauline said...

I love your pin cushion. It is very clever and beautiful. I notice since you have done this in the past that an ebayer is using your idea. I keep telling you you do beautiful work - now maybe you will believe me. They say copying is the greatest form of flattery.

fannipauline said...

Maybe I should make myself more clear. I mean the added "baby" pin cushion that you add to your "beauties". Many others do pretty pin cushions, but haven't added the little extra one

Melly said...

awww you poor thing I hope you have sweet pink dreams and thank you for getting up and posting cause I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pin cushions!!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Melly:)

bj said...

Bless your heart..you WERE sleepy when you posted..it's BEVERLY instead of DOROTHY..haha..
Love your beautiful pin cushion..

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

So glad you were able to "open up"! We are still waiting. Gorgeous pin cushion. Have a happy PS day!

Mimi said...

I nearly bid on that pincushion. Cool, I know who made it! No wonder your blog is so pretty and sweet. Happy Pink Saturday.

You just might find me bidding on something soon☺

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Your pin cushions are adorable. I love them... You do great work!!
HAppy PS
Sonia

Denise said...

I LOVE your blog design!!! That pin cushion is so creative, my Mom would LOVE it, thanks for the Mother's Day idea!!!

Valerie said...

No blurriness that I could see...LOL!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving your sweet comments.

Your pink finds are lovely and such wonderful memories you have.

Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

someplace in thyme said...

Jil, whenever I read about where you have lived, it's surprising to see how many times our paths have crossed. We too lived in VA, but we were in Burke. I remember all the history, way more than we could ever see, great craft fairs and just a beautiful enviornment to be in. Too much traffic for my taste now tho, Happy Pink Saturday and hope you got your rest, Char

LillySue said...

Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by to visit. I love your soft pinks. Your painted frame is lovely and so are your pin cushions.
Blessings~LillySue

Creative Vignettes said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you! I just learned about the "scheduling" ability of blogs. Before I figured that out, I did the same thing. Oh no, I forgot to blog! Hope you slept well.
~Abby

Smilingsal said...

I grew up in DC and when I was 13, we moved to MD. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Es said...

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday! Now go back to bed!

X Es X

Creative Vignettes said...

Here's my secret. When you create a new post, in the bottom left hand corner is a button that says "Post Options." Click that and you can change the time. I have a gardening blog, and I've already created posts for May 1, June 1, July 1... you get the picture. Since I live in California, I set them to go on at 1:00 A.M., so if there are any East Coast followers, they can check my posts while I sleep. I hope that helps.
~Abby

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh. I SOOO related to your post! I have forgotten until the last minute so many times. In fact, I only posted THIS morning!!

I adore that pin cushion. Heck...I love your entire blog!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

CC said...

You frame and flowers are so pretty, but oooo, that pin cushion. It's just so sweet and beautiful. Happy pink Saturday ...have a lovely weekend.

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Your pin cushions are lovely. The pink ribbon roses are gorgeous, my cousin sews them onto door-hanger hearts and they look nice - maybe you could consider that for your shop. Have a wonderful weekend.

Claudia said...

The pin cushion is so sweet! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

Yes, there are a lot of pin cushion collectors out there. Yours is soooo pretty!
Happy Pink Day!
Cathy

Happy To Be said...

Your blog is beautiful girl..Happy PINKness to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sares said...

Your frame is beautiful, and you lucked out the color stayed in your roses, mine always fade out or turn brown. Maybe I'm not doing something right! I love the oin cushion but, alas, I do not sew, not since 7th grade living skills. I wish I did though. Have a super weekend and I hope you have loveleigh weather!

Amy said...

Such pretty pin cushions! Happy PS!

amy@maisonbelle

Deanna said...

Hi Jil! Just popping in before we leave for Austin.

You are so right about the pincushions being so collectable right now. I have a couple that I found at a craft bazaar and I just adore them.
I loved your post because of the way you described being able to open a window to let the spring air in. Even if you hadn't added pics it would have stood perfectly on it's own like that.

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Diane said...

the pin cushion is just sweet! and i love your gorgeous picture frame!

happy PS!

fairiemoon said...

Very sweet! I have forgotten a few times as well. It just happens!

You did a lovely job for squinty, tired eyes! LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

Neabear said...

I love the picture frame. It sure holds memories for you. I have noticed people collecting pin cushions. I think I need to start making some of my own. Thanks for visiting my place!

Dru said...

What beautiful little pin cushions! Happy Pink Saturday!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lovely pin cushion, and now I must visit your ebay site.
♥, Susan

Robin said...

Gee....where do I start? Your blog design is so lovely, and the tulips, and the plates, and that adorable pincushion.....All so fabulous.

I hope your weekend is beautiful.

Cathy said...

I love that pincushion. I can't wait to go check out your beautiful treasures on eBay.

Thank you for stopping by my blog too.

xo Cathy