Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentines Day to all who might read this. This lovely table runner was made and sent to me by Karen Way of Sew Many Ways. Wasn't that just the sweetest gesture? I love it and I have loved and used this fabric in so many ways over the last two years. Just recently I made a valance for my little kitchen window. So when I saw this on her website I just had to leave a comment and she happened to be having a give away and she picked my name from her little basket of comments. Such a kind and talented woman she is...if you happen to check out her blog now she is having yet another give away of 2 pieces of her work and she has a great tutorial with lots of helpful tips on doing hexagons for Grandmother's Flower Garden piecing. I forgot to get a picture of the cute little hexagon pin cushion she made, but it is on her blog and just as sweet on my sewing table as in her picture. Be sure to check out her blog and tell her I said "Hello". She is also asking for help with this Blogger thing. I had no answers for her and have experienced all the same problems as she has so I will be checking back to see if there any magic answers out there. For the most part I can't complain if Blogger chooses to ignore the spaces I put in after the end of a sentence or mysteriously makes my pictures disappear. I have been using this program free for a few years and it is storing all my pictures neatly in Picasso. A few people have said that they get their blog copied into a book yearly so that they will have a copy just in case of what I don't know, but it would be nice to have so I should check that out.

In my last post I showed a picture of a plate I scored at the thrift store last week. Well, I got so many fun things that day that I went back the next day and found more. It was kind of a lucky streak for me because sometimes I go and find nothing. The second day I found this most precious little sugar bowl. There is absolutely no marking on it so I don't know what it is or where it came from, but I love it and it looks so sweet with my little bird in its company. I love dishes though I don't always use what I have...I just collect them!

I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow full of love and sweetness. We made the most delicious Honey Cake and have been enjoying it and should have more left to enjoy through the day tomorrow too. The weather here has been a little minute the sun is shining the next there is wind and rain and even thunder and lightening. This morning there was even snow on the foothills so who knows what will happen in the next 5 minutes. It is sure cold enough to snow some more!

Take time to enjoy the company of those you love!



Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Ferne,
Thank you some much for mentioning me in your post. Oh my gosh, I am even more excited now that you won this. I can't believe you already had a curtain made to match...I love when things match!! Thanks for your help with blogger too. Your post looks great today. Every time I try to put a picture on the left or right it messes up all my text. Love your thrift store finds, I think I might go today and see what I find!
Happy Valentine's Day,

Anonymous said...

Lovelies, indeed - the tabelrunner is simply stunning!

Hope all is well at your end. I would love to know how you make your Honey Cake...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your blog address with me, Ferne. I very much enjoyed reading it and looking at all the lovely pictures. Your work is beautiful.

Michelle's Mom

Anonymous said...

Such pretty things! You are so talented. I love the sugar bowl too, its so dainty. You always know how to make home a special place and keep the love flowing.
Love you Big Sis!