Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thanks for the Awards

I have been given a couple of awards! I just love blogging I never win anything anywhere else. Now it seems like almost every week I'm getting something. An award, winning a giveaway or getting a swap package in the mail. Award #1 I recieved this award from Lynn at Lynn's Lovelies. Thanks Lynn! I'm supposed to list 7 things that I love so here they are: 1. my grandkids oh yea and my kids (haha Amanda) 2. popcorn 3. antique malls 4. buttons 5. quilts 6. books 7. my little car Now I'm supposed to pass this award onto 7 more Kreative Bloggers so here they are: 1. Cindy at My Romantic Home. Cindy makes decorating her home look easy. It is beautiful. 2. Dawn at The Feathered Nest. As talented as Dawn is I'm sure she has already won this award. 3. Susan at The T-Cozy. A very talented lady. 4. Heather at Heather Bullard. Another super talented lady. Have a look at her studio! 5. Sonia at Vintage Rose Design. You've got to see her pretty things. 6. Suzy at Georgia Peachez. Cute stuff! 7. Michelle at Michelle Palmer. Wonderful painter. I always wished I could paint like this. Award #2 Debbie at Blueberry Plains sent me this award. Thanks Debbie! For this award all I have to do is: 1. Link the blog that gave you the award. Blueberry Plains 2. Pass on the award to 15 bloggers that are new to me so here they are: 1. Cherished Vintage 2. Faded Charm Cottage 3. Tidy Mom 4. Miller Racing Family 5. BlissTree 6. Front Porches-Sweet Tee & Old Aprons 7. The Rusty Cupboard 8. Designs on 47th Street 9. Feedsack Fantasy 10. Hooked on Houses 11. Vintage Rose Designs 12. From House To Home 13. From My Cherry Heart 14. Southern Hospitality 15. An Enchanted Cottage If you have time pop in to one of these blogs for a visit. I'm sure you will find something you like. Peggy

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nancy Drew Journal Giveaway

Jenn at The Thrift Shop Romantic had a giveaway for two Nancy Drew Journals and I won one of them! My daughter Cherie is going to be so happy! She loves Nancy Drew.
Congratulations to you too Caroline for winning the other journal!
And thank you Jenn for the giveaway!!
Peggy

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kids being kids...

My beautiful grandkids! Hailey with her new doll: Hailey eating hot wings (her favorite):
Jayda decorating Easter eggs:
Jayda being Jayda:
Jorge and his new tools:
Jorge in the chocolate:
Peggy

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Tag Swap

It's time for the April tags in my 2009 Tag Swap hosted by Jenny at Lipstick and Laundry. This is the tag that I sent to each of my partners. These two pictures are of the tag I received from my partner Laura at. This is the front:
This is the back:
This is the tag that I received from my partner Shelly.
Thanks for the cute tags girls. And thanks Jenny for hosting this swap.
Peggy

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oooh, nice pictures...how do you do that?

I stole this title from Licia at Licia Beads. If you want to take better pictures especially product photos you need to read her post on taking great pictures. Click here for post. She has some great tips and tricks for taking really good close ups,and lighting. These tips aren't just for products, although her product photos are awesome, but you could use these tips to take better pictures around the house. Hope you find her tips as useful as I have. Peggy

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday Night Concert

Last night my 13 year old daughter and I went to a concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre here in St Louis. The tickets were a Christmas present from my husband. The concert was one of my daughters favorites the Celtic Woman. They put on a beautiful show and their costumes are awesome. Here is what we saw when we first walked into the lobby of the Fox. If you ever have a chance to visit St Louis this is a place you have to see. So pretty. This is looking out from the stage...our seats were in the orchestra pit (the grey section in the bottom of the picture). They put four rows of seats right down in front of the stage and we were in the fourth row dead center. Awesome seats!
Cherie is taking violin lessons and wants to play just like the fiddle player Mairead Nesbitt in Celtic Women. This girl not only plays beautifully but does it while spinning, jumping and dancing all over the stage in heals!
I wish I had half of her energy!
We had a great time and it was neat seeing Cherie so excited.
Peggy

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Getting Creative

Here are a couple of things I have been working on for Easter. I made these out of napkins I found at Hobby Lobby. I cut out the center design then glued four of them together to form this three dimensional egg. Once they were dry I added the stitching with some green floss. This flat one is just two pieces glued together and stitched.
Wouldn't these look cute on an Easter tree or strung together for an Easter banner.
I included a couple in some of my swaps and I listed them in my Etsy store.
Ok Amanda I know, I know...I should be working on Curtis' quilt...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My New Bunny!

Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen!
It is made completely of paper. I don't know if you can see the detail but the bunny is made of tiny pieces of crinkled paper. So cute!
I found him at the grocery store of all places for just $4.99. I may have to go back and get him a friend.
My youngest thinks he's freaky because he doesn't have any eyes but I still like him.
Peggy

A Charming Color Swap

I'm really late posting the pictures from this swap. It was called the "A Charming Color Swap" and it was hosted by Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!. My partner was Amy from Paper Trails Leaver. Amy sent me lots of great stuff but as a bonus she has put the instructions on making two of the items on her site. Click here to go directly to the instructions. The first item with instructions is the tag below: And the second item with instructions was this cute little bird house. (I think this is my favorite.)
Below is a picture of all of the stuff that I received.
Besides the tag and the bird house Amy included a couple of vintage cards, a huge flower pin, a red kitchen towel. a tiny frame, lots of stuff to scrapbook with and to stitch.
Thanks Amy!

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