Friday, July 10, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This is the triptych quilt I made for a mini quilt swap. This is my original design. The quilts went to Amy at Eye Luv Quilt. I was making an extra set for myself while I was making this one then put it aside to finish Amy's. All I have to do to mine is quilt it then I will post a picture. :0) Amy has not gotten it yet so I hope she does not see this post. She should be getting it any day now.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Second: I want to show you a wonderful little felt Matryoshka doll that I got from Suzie. She did such a nice job. Unfortunately I did not think to take any pictures of the ones I sent my swap partner. Oh well!
Third: A dollhouse Valentine quilt wall hanging that holds mini Valentine cards. The wall hanging is about 2" x 3" and is the smallest quilt I have ever made. I made it for Susan who made the little puppets for Club Little House that I posted about in January. I also sent a little Valentine picture to hang on the wall. Susan sent me a very cute little pink beaded heart wreath and tiny bear made with pink pipe cleaners. How creative is she! Sorry no picture yet, I can't seem to get a good one. When I do I will add it to this post. We are in the middle of doing an Easter doll house swap right now. I will show you pictures of those when I get them. :-)
Fifth but certainly not least. Look at the great quilts that Amy made for me for a triptych swap. I am still shocked! She did such a wonderful job. I will show you the quilts I sent her this weekend. I don't want to post them before she gets them or it may not be a surprise. She also included a bag (that she made) with sweets and a great little quilting gadget. :-)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
When we opened the box this beautifully done letter was sitting on top. Included was a list of the 2008 Club little house members and contact info. My e-mail address was wrong though. I moved during this and now have a new e-mail address. Oh well! :-)
This dress form was made by Karen. I thought this was very clever. She used a dresser knob for the base. The back is just as nice as the front. I really like this!
This miniature feast was made by Sharolyn. Now I have food for my doll house! LOL! Also included is a little sign that says "My Garden".
This little garden set was made by Amy at Inspire Co. and the Host of Club Little House. This is just adorable!
This little picnic set was made by Tracy. A story was included about this set. "One beautiful spring day, a young suitor surprises his sweetheart with a bouquet of flowers. He takes her to the park for a romantic picnic. What's in the Tiffany's box? I suspect a proposal may be on his mind. Will she say yes?". I think she will. :-) Read about her journey making these here.
This is just adorable! This was made by Hope. The muslin bundle of wrapped antique picture frames was discovered in the dark dusty corners of an attic. There is a story behind these pictures that was written in the letter that was found with the muslin wrapped pictures. It reads as follows:
To whom it may concern,
These two pieces of art are very old and fragile, already antiques in my time. They have been packaged away for safe keeping. If you are reading this, then you have found some of my most cherished treasures.
The silhouette is my great grandmother Rose on the eve of her wedding. She was a lovely woman so full of life and love and this portrait hung in her house all her life. The gold gilded framed oil painting is my grandmother Millie (Rose's only daughter", painted on the shores of New England by her cousin Sophie in the summer of 1889.
Please take good care of these pieces, they would love to have a spot on the walls of your house.
Sincerely, Rosabel Gibbons 1926
My children just loved this as I. Just as soon as it was opened my oldest daughter was acting out a play with the little puppet king, maiden and dragon/alligator. That is her hand holding the princess. This was made by Susan.
This little snow man was made by Lorraine. A perfect winter addition for a little doll house. What little doll doesn't like to make a snowman. :-)
And last but certainly not least is a little table, 3 table cloths and a little journal and pencil. I just love this. As my doll house is new I did not have a table so this was perfect. Now all I need to do is find a couple of little chairs. These were made by Lynne.
I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts. Everyone did such a nice job. I couldn't have been more pleased! Now I just need the house! LOL!