Saturday, January 9, 2010


Notice the new shade in my banner? It was a joint-effort! My step-daughter, Debi, makes quilts and she is doing embroidery on her when I saw the red and white vintage style embroidery she had made, I offered to make her a shade out of it. I got it done before Christmas and sent it to her...and she loves it! Debi is putting it in her sewing room too. Above are a couple of pictures showing the other side and the inside with the polka dot lined ribs.
"True Friends" painting by Nancy Seamons Crookston

As you might remember, my birthday was last month. My good friend Fran, sent me a card that is so special and I wanted to shade it with you all! Here is what it said: "We all need someone we can just be with, plans or no plans, clean house or not. We need someone we can really trust - who's quick to listen, quick to laugh, quick to think the best of us - someone who makes every minute a little bit richer just by being there." (by Keely Chace) On the inside it said: I am so grateful for the easy understanding between us, for the times we spend, and especially for the way we can simply be ourselves together." Isn't that just the BEST card anybody can get from a friend? It says alot about our friendship; Fran and I are like sisters! And we both feel the same about most of our other friends too. A lot of you bloggers have become good friends too and I want you to know how much I appreciate you.

Here is one more thing I wanted to show you all. I have been working on it for a while and finally completed it before Christmas. Last year I was looking through my decorating mags and came across a picture oonea family's Christmas decorations. I don't even remember what mag is was in, but I saved the one picture because in the background was a Christmas tree made out of childrens blocks - I thought it was so cute! I had some old blocks myself, even some with Disney charactors on them! So I made one myself for my table this Christmas. And my sister Carol loved it so much she made one; and Fran loved it so much she made one too! Below is a picture of the one I made, then the one Carol made, and then the one Fran made! They are all a little different, but oh, so cute!

You all have a great week, please come by and visit anytime!


Adrienne said...

Love, love, love that lampshade! And what a darling Christmas tree idea. Thanks for sharing your special friendship card - the words are so true of a true friend. ~Adrienne~

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Marilyn!

The block tree is adorable and the shade... well I start drooling when I see your beautiful shades!! That one is just too cool.

Happy Birthday (late) & Happy New Year!
Hugs, sherry

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the lampshade Marilyn! Your daughter did that embroidery with a machine?! It looks great. I also like the block tree, very cute and original. You should repost this around Christmas next year!

Meggie said...

Hey Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by recently. I see you've been quite busy, as usual. I LOVE the painting of the best friends and what a lovely card your friend sent to you. I hope 2010 is a great year for all of us in the blogging world.

The Green Pea said...

Just found your blog. Your lamp shade is adorable. You are so talented. I will be back. sandi