Tuesday, August 10, 2010

~Sewing with Becky and Marcia~

What a great time I had, it was "Sew" much fun spending the day sewing and chatting with Becky and Marcia, Becky shared her pattern and expertise with us on how to make a banner (Thank You Becky, xoxo). Marcia chose sweet shades of pinks for her banner you can read about Marcia's banner on her blog and I chose shades of blue and white. I love these ladies so much! I miss them already and I can't wait until we can get together again. We all live very close to each other and it was such a treat to be able to spend time with them. They are beautiful and full of sunshine...they just light up a room...   

Becky suggested I make yoyo's (look Becky I made them!) at first I was just going to make a couple and I had so much fun with them I kinda got carried away LOL.

Come on in to our Guest Room and see where (we) my little mouse and I hung the banner.

Right above the window! Gary helped me to put it up. We re-used the plate curtain tie backs Gary had made for me, that we had in our other home.

We also re-purposed the head board that Gary had made, now they are hung as shutters.. 

I know the TV doesn't really go with our vintage/cottage style, but our sweet Grand-daughter really wanted a TV in the Guest Room. All us Grandma's know you just can't say "no" to their darling little faces.

The artist is Charles Peterson. We really love his work, I enjoy the story the picture is portraying of a happy era gone by.

A few more photo's of the banner.

I used my Grandma's and Gary's Grandma's broaches for the decoration in the middle of the white pillows. It makes me happy to see them, I can remember our Grandma's wearing the broaches on their over coats.
I came across this embroidered pillow with "Home is Where the Heart is" at Bed Bath and Beyond! I could not believe my eyes, I was giggling with delight, so I just had to buy it.... I think it was meant to come home with me.



Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your banner is adorable! I would love to be a guest in that room. It looks so cozy and welcoming.

Lallee said...

Look at the sweet banner you made! It looks wonderful in your new guest room. (I bet your granddaughter loves to visit there.)The yo-yos work really well, and I love the sweet plate tie-backs. How clever!

I would love to spend another day with Becky! The sweetest person ever. I have one of her cheerful banners hanging in my studio, and it reminds me of her every day.

Anonymous said...

Love the banner & shutters - the whole room says "Welcome!"

Kathy said...

What a sweet touch to an already beautiful room! I especially love the broach idea for the pillow! Blessings, Kathy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...


dear friend, your banner is GORGEOUS and you made the yo-yo's!!! whoooa hooooa! ya did it!

i had "sew" much fun that day! yes, we need to do this again. now what shall we make next? a burlap runner maybe or how about a tote?

the banner is adorable over your window! awesome job! you are a good student! tee hee!


PS: your blog looks adorable! love the new look that amber did for you!

Vee said...

Sweet banner and I love your new look here in your blog, too.

Laura said...

Beautiful guest room! I bet your granddaughter loves to visit!

Connie said...

You're coming right along with your decorating, sweetpea! I have been wanting to make a banner and you've just inspired me. I think I may need a few hints on how to do it though. Beautiful, chickee!

Chris said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Everything is looking gorgeous! I love yo yo's any way they're used. The banner is "sew pretty".

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love how you used your grandmothers' brooches on the pillows. Love your new pillow. You did a great job on the banner. I love the patterns, colors and yoyos. The room looks great!

~ Tracy

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love all the soft blues and crisp whites in your guest room! The banner you made is delightful. I have been wanting to make one after seeing several on the blogs. Little treasures like the vintage pins give the room special touches. I'm sure it is the perfect room for your granddaughter when she visits!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

A simply adorable banner! Perfect with the added embellishments. I wish I lived that close to blog buddies. Sounds like a great time.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Elizabeth; OH your banner is just so beautiful,, love all the fabrics you choose.... and it looks just perfect where you hung it,,, I would love to stay in your guest room,,,lol sounds like you all had a wonderful time together....


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat to find a pillow just for you! And the banner is beautiful! I love the yo yos! It really makes the room look put together! I need to learn to make yo yos! ♥♥♥

Rebecca Nelson said...

Darling banner my friend! I absolutely LOVE IT!

Love to you~


Melinda said...

I love the new look of your blog--how'd ya do it!
How about I come over to your cottage and we'll have the ice cream there. :)
Your banner is truly beautiful!
Great job!


Cindy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I love the banner and the yo-yos, I have never made either one, I need to learn, I think.
Your guest room is so pretty and sweet looking. I adore the pictures in there!!! I have always admired them when I have seen them.
Have a lovely day, my friend,

Emma Michaels said...

I love the framed art! What great choices! The Thirteenth Chime was released early! My publisher asked me to post an extra special gift on my blog to all of my blogger friends and followers who have stuck by me and helped me spread the word! Please stop by and check it out!!!

Thank you so much for your support and sticking by me through this amazing process!

Emma Michaels

nannykim said...

You know, I think my MIL used to have a picture in her bathroom that said, home is where the heart is! I guess it is just one of those saying that get around.

Grandkids are fun!

Angie said...

The banner looks precious hanging over that window!

Donna Lynn said...

Darling banner! What fun to spend the day crafting, I have this awesome craft room and I haven't used it like I should, you have inspired me to get busy!

Glad you are well and happy, thanks so much for staying in touch with me, I have not been a very faithful blogger lately. I am going to try and be more on top of things again.
Donna Lynn

Catherine Holman said...

I would love for you to come over and have some tea with me. We could dig up some flower starts for your new yard. I love your new banner. It's so much fun to decorate a new home!

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Love your blog and I am looking forward to meeting you in person. Today when I was at a vintage sale for the American Cancer Society I bought a couple of pillow cases similar to the ones you have. The Grandmother's items make them very special and I have some that I can use. Great idea.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Love your blog and I am looking forward to meeting you in person. Today when I was at a vintage sale for the American Cancer Society I bought a couple of pillow cases similar to the ones you have. The Grandmother's items make them very special and I have some that I can use. Great idea.