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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Snow Buddies

A Big Thank you to Judy from 20 North Ora!
 I won her wonderful Giveaway.
 Aren't her tiny trees adorable?
                                                            From Judy's talented hands...  
                                                                      A Tiny Trio of Trees
Three Vintage Wooden Spools
Treasured Tatting
Vintage Lace
In The Winter We Can Build A Snowman!
"Air Mail Special Delivery" Pillow

Judy's lovely red and white ticked pillow has found a perfect home snugged up in my vintage rocker.
    Don't you just love the postage mark against the ticking?
 It compliments the bold checked pillow and red and white toile slipcover so perfectly.
Judy created the cutest snowman stocking...I love that it's shaped like a mitten and has a carrot nose.
I like the way it's peeking over Raggedy Ann's shoulder.
I collect snowmen and am thrilled to be able to add it to my collection.
 "Patience; kindness; generosity; humility; courtesy; unselfishness; good-temper; guilelessness; sincerity...These make up the supreme gift, the stature of the perfect "woman" .
      Henry Drummond

Thank you for visiting and for sharing Judy's thoughtful Giveaway. I am humbled by her loving gesture.
Please stop by and say hello and visit Judy's etsy shop. She has so many pretties that she has carefully created. She's a doll and you will love getting to know her.

Carolynn   xoxo

ps....Still waiting for our little grandson to arrive. It looks like it's going to be anytime.
Thank you so much for your prayers.

Linking To
20 North Ora Blog

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Little Quilts

Update......Still Waiting For Our Little Grandbaby to make his debut. He is one week overdue and we are praying for his arrival in the next few days. Thank you for your prayers!

Welcome To Little Quilts Around The House...
      My favorite quilt shop in the southeast is "Little Quilts" in Marietta, Georgia.
A favorite quilting book of mine is one of their delightful publications.

"By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"

 I made this little quilt for my Mom for Christmas a few years ago..
 Do you see the hand carved red cardinal perched in the antique bread making bowl?                                                    
 It was crafted by my husband's Grandmother, Annie Grant Keeling.

"Little House In The Big Woods"
For several years I taught classes at my local quilt shop.
This is the sample from the first miniature quilt class I taught.

"Aunt Jenny and Uncle Pink"
My sweet husband gave me this pair of hand carved, jointed wooden dolls.
They were made by Polly Page...a primitive artist from Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.
Polly was a school mate of my husband's grandmother, Annie Grant Keeling.
When they were little girls they were taught hand carving in their little country school in the early 1900s. Polly's dolls are sought after by collectors from around the world.
When my husband was a little boy he would sit and play in the woodshavings
while his Grandma and Polly spent hours together happily visiting and carving.

I love adding lame' to many of my miniatures. I think it adds a bit of warmth and interest.

"Christmas Kitties"
The whispy whiskers are stitched with DMC floss.

Sorry...I'm a little late at sharing a few of my Santa Quilts....

I had so much fun making this Santa Quilt. It is one of my favorite little quilts.
The authors of the book "Little Quilts All Through The House" are
Mary Ellen Von Holt, Alice Berg & Sylvia Johnson.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my home.

I love to quilt and find sewing miniatures right up my alley.
They are inexpensive and easy to finish.
I love sharing sewing projects and hope they serve to inspire you to create.

  Carolynn   xoxo

We're still waiting for our grandbaby boy to make his appearance...I will post when he arrives!

"Create in me a pure heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."
                       Psalm 51:10

I'm linking to my favorite blog parties and giveaways this coming week.
I invite you to visit my sidebar and link up with each one.
I know they would love having you as their guest.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year


 New Years Wishes from Sunny San Diego!
 What a special time this is for our family. Yesterday I flew to San Diego for the birth of our son and dil's first child.
                   I loved living in San Diego for many years! It's still our home away from home.
Looking north to Point Loma and the mouth of San Diego Harbor...
Feeling the sand between my toes and relishing the sweet smell of salt air. 
Looking south....Can you see Tijuana, Mexico in the distance?
We had lunch at The Fish Market on San Diego Bay. The USS Midway which is now a Naval Museum is located next door.
I loved Bob Hope for the sacrifice he made every Christmas
 visiting the troops who were in harms way. 
When my husband was deployed to the Persian Gulf 
Bob Hope was seen in a red Santa suit riding in a helicopter high above the ships
waving and wishing them all a Merry Christmas.
When our grandbaby arrives I will be posting the photos.
                                               Blessings, my dear blogging friends and family!
                                                                    Carolynn  xoxo

"Where can I go from your spirit?
  Where can I flee from your presence?
  If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
  If I make my bed on the depths, you are there.
  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, 
  if I settle on the far side of the sea,
  even there our hand will guide me,
  your right hand will hold me fast."
           Psalm 139:7-10

This coming week I will be linking with many of my favorite blogs to join in their parties and giveaways.
I invite you to visit my sidebar and link to these lovely blogs.