Wednesday, February 9, 2011

from loving hands……

……..came these beautiful creations!!

Let me share with you some very special works of art…..

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..that came in the mail last week. My friend, Judy Clark, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, blessed me with these beautiful handmade pillows and other sweet things that she made! Judy’s work is no stranger to blog land as she has gifted many of our blog friends – you can read about some HERE and HERE. Above is the scottie pillow that she made out of black ticking and polka dot ribbon. **I like the way the other dogs are checking him out! By-the-way, that little vintage Vogart pillow was handmade by our friend, Kathy. She had it for sale in her ETSY shop…..but not for long!!

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Judy is a talented interior designer and seamstress and has been sewing for years and years. She is going to open her ETSY shop soon, too. (I will post the link when she does.) Judy not only sews beautifully, but she makes furniture, like the red scottie wheelbarrow filled with her little hearts. (Note: Fiona will be pleased that a white scottie came in the box!!) The cute Wade scottie figurine was a Christmas gift from MISS JEAN. I think he looks cute with his new wheelbarrow…… ;)

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Judy made the little angel from a domino, some wire and small spindles. She goes perfectly with the wood heart that I bought at Target. I like to attach things to the switch on my lamps so that when I go to turn them on, I can find the switch without fumbling around in the dark.

Below is a scottie heart pillow that is tied onto a hook on the entryway hall tree. Thank you, Judy!!

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Have you been over to Jane’s blog? Jane lives in England and has a charming blog (Jane and The Happy Crow) where she shares about her adorable paintings, life in England and her fabulous vintage collections. Jane, along with several of her friends, were recently published in the UK’s Country Living magazine – click HERE to read about the article. And you should see Jane’s studio – oh. my. goodness! It is fantastic!!!!

Jane had a giveaway on her blog and guess who was blessed? Yes indeedy, moi. Last week I received Jane’s parcel that was filled with all kinds of wonderful treats, like this little tin made with old papers, vintage flowers and a little girl with butterfly wings! love this!!!

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Thank you, Jane!!

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That’s it for today……but before I leave….

I also wanted to say thank you to all of you who emailed me and also left comments on my last post. We all walk down unfavorable paths in our life – there is no way around it. For Jean: I am sorry about your Mum…..my heart goes out to you. You asked “how do you get this peace” and I have to tell you it is through scripture, God’s words. When I feel overwhelmed, anxious and cannot breathe, I sit down and have a quiet time – or a time out. Taking the time to be still and to pray really helps. If you would like to chat, you can always email me.

Blessings to you all……

32 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...lovely ♥

Claudia said...

Dear Becky, Thanks so much for telling us about these talented friends. Those pillows are beautiful! And I will go check out Jane's blog.

I'll have to go back a read your earlier post.

xoxo
Claudia

Mary Ellen said...

Love all your sweet pillows and pretties!
Most I love your sweet heart for Jesus and letting Him flow through you so brightly! God bless you!

bee blessed
mary

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ohhhh! I love those pillows! They are so adorable.
Hugs,
Penny

jane and the happy crow said...

Hi Becky, so pleased it all arrived safely. Glad you like it, I thought you might be able to use the other bits in one of your wonderful projects. You got some other lovely things I especially love the cushion. Lots of love, Jane xxx

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Wow! such talented and creative ladies. They are as sweet as sugar for Blessing you with beautiful hand made gifts! But then you are a darling and sweet as sugar too!
Home made is the best for sure!
Big hugs XO Elizabeth

sissie said...

What an adorable scottie pillow, it's lovely. The entire bed looks so pretty and happy.

I love all of your wonderful gifts. Aren't bloggers just the best.

hugs
Sissie

Tanya said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Love the Cottage sign.

Susan said...

Oh what a sweet friend to bless you with such beautiful friends!! Your pillows, angel are all beautiful!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet and delightful pillow Judy sent you! You know, every time I see a Scotty on something I think of you and your sweet little pups. All of the gifts you have recieved are so lovely! I don;t know some of these bloggers sonow I need to go check out the links:>) Have a good week my friend!

Vintage Gal said...

What sweet pillows ~ wow. I LOVE pillows ~ blessings Marianne ;-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such lovely treasures. Many of us have been thinking of you Becky. Sending blessings to you.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Elsie said...

Becky was Doogs and Fiona jealous to see all those new doggies coming into their home.LOL. Love your vintage vogart pillow, that is
so darn cute. You lucky thing to get such a cute tin with the little girl. All too cute.

Blondie's Journal said...

beautiful and fun gifts, Becky. Friends know when to make you smile!

XO,
Janie

The Green Pea said...

Sweet pillows, you have some talented
friends Becky. Thank you for sharing
them. Hugs, sandi

Brigitte said...

I have been following your lovely blog for a couple years now. I was first drawn here by your Scottie! The school I teach at has the "scottie" as its mascot. I love anything "scottie", and I love this post! I have never heard of another school with a Scottie mascot. Have you? We even have a full adult sized Scottie mascot!

Lori Lucas said...

Your displays are wonderful. Of course I love all the doggie items. I live only about 30 minutes from Tulsa, where my husband grew up. I wish I knew Judy Clark. I have to say, Oklahoma people are known for their friendliness and generosity. Clearly, Judy is a prime example. It is also nice to see how much you appreciate all your gifts. Lori L

Amy B. said...

Love this room!!! So bright and cheerful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Amy B.

Denise said...

Oh my...... such Lovely lovely treasures.......

Kris said...

So ding dang darling!!! I have acquired some vintage, hand made Scotty dog pieced squares in 30's fabrics. I have got to get to those. They are adorable!!! Love your sweet blog!

Vee said...

Darling treasures! What do you know about the little scotties pillow behind your new one...the peekers on? I have one just like that, though it's in much rougher shape. I know that it was in my mother's childhood room, which would've been between 1934 and 1944.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I just love your pile of pillows and all of your other pretties. Truly some talented women and you are too to arrange them together so well!

Carol said...

You are such a Blessing to me. I follow your blog daily and know in my heart that you love our Lord.
Carol
freshlinenscottonandlace.blogspot.com

fiberdoodles said...

These are wonderful sweet treasures that I know will be loved for a very long time!

EFT Therapy said...

It certainly looks very lovely!

Linda said...

Such beautiful talent.....I love the Scottie Dog. You have a great blog and thanks for sharing these wonderful gifts from your friends.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful artisans...the scottie pillows are so cute! The little angel and the cottage sign, adorable.(-:

Pretty Things said...

I love the angel!

Lallee said...

What delightful treasures!!! Thank you for introducing us to Judy and her beautiful sewing talent.
xo,
Lallee

Liz said...

Oh! Goodness! You are soooo loved. All of the precious treasures are just darling! :)

I have recommitted to my quite time this year. I am going through the Chronological Bible. It has been so wonderful to read things as they happened. Thanks for your encouragement!
~Liz

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You were blessed with some wonderful gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!
Enjoy your weekend :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Rose said...

in life special people cross our path. you are special and people recognize this so many wonderful talented people reaching out it's wonderful. God Bless rose