Thursday, April 16, 2015

Today's To Do List


Tonight I have been sitting in front of the television hand sewing the finishing touches on my latest two Vintage Inspired Sentiment Hearts. I will be listing them in my ETSY shop tomorrow morning. These two have some additional details that my last two pillows did not have
such as several mismatched buttons and additional vintage lace. The darker, rose colored pillow has a handmade flower that has been lightly singed on the edges and the bows are made from a very sheer, lightweight cotton fabric and tulle.




Here they are before the bow and flowers are sewn on. Lots of luscious, vintage lace!


I love the wide piece of vintage lace. It was carefully cut from a beautiful place mat and stitched in place..


Did you maybe notice this tablecloth underneath the heart pillows in the photos above? I purchased it today. It is beautiful, vintage perfection! It measures about 48x50 and in excellent condition!


I may have picked up a few other items too! That little hand towel at the top with the embroidery is so cute! I love it!


The towel is in perfect condition and the linen has such a nice feel to it!


Another pile to add to my collection though this pile is much smaller!


I still have a few hearts sitting in my "to do" pile. Then I will be focusing on some birds and butterflies which are in the planning stages right now and I can't wait to begin working on them!

Also some news to share:

I  was recently (informally) interviewed by Jemma who blogs at At Home With Jemma. She wrote such a wonderful introduction to the interview -- if you would like to read it please click on the link above. 

The post is part of the Passion, Purpose Productivity Project that Jemma began earlier in the year. It has been very interesting and thought provoking to read all of the posts related to this project. I thank Jemma for her insight and her wonderful ability to touch upon a sensitive subject with just the right words. I also thank her for the opportunity to participate. I have enjoyed it so very much.


Linking up to:


Love Bakes Good Cakes


Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

10 comments:

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    1. Hi Kelly-Anne,
      Thank you for stopping in and for your very kind comment. Yes, I am buidling my collection of linens and I enjoy using them in my home. Somehow I deleted your comment accidentally while checking for comments on my phone. I apologize for that! Have a wonderful weekend Kelly-Anne!
      Linda

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  2. Linda,
    Such dreamy, beautiful and precious hearts. You choose such stunning fabrics and combine them with fabulous vintage finds. I can see all of the careful attention to detail. It is challenging to find such pretty napkins, tea towels and vintage cloths in my region. You have such a creative eye.
    It is an inspiration to know you, and working on our interview has been a blessing to me!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Xo
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you Jemma! Let me know if you ever want me to pick some linens up for you....I can always send you some photos from the antique shop I go to! There is no shortage around here. I went into a shop yesterday with tons of linens and literally buckets of vintage lace. Amazing!!!

      I find inspiration in your words and being part of your project has helped me to stay focused and constantly thinking and rethinking my to do list. It has gotten quite long!!!!
      Enjoy your weekend Jemma!
      XO
      Linda

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  3. Your hearts are each one so lovely and unique! And I love seeing more photos of your 'new' linens. I have to admit to just a wee bit of linen envy though! lol I enjoyed your interview at Jemma's! Very nice! I love your both! Hugs, Diane

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  4. Hi Diane,
    Thank you so much! Linen envy!!!!--I saw so many linens in a shop yesterday (I was just telling Jemma) but they were priced two and three times higher or more than the ones I have been purchasing. Same with the lace. But they were all so beautiful!!! Every corner I turned in the shop, there were more!!!! I felt like a kid in the candy store! LOL!
    Hope you are having a nice start to the weekend. Enjoy!
    xo
    Linda

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  5. So,lovely - I preserve my grandmother's needle work in hearts. A great way to repurpose old linens with handwork.

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    1. Hi Donna,
      What a lovely idea! I am still using some of my grandmother's doilies and she crocheted me a beautiful tablecloth which I use for special occasions! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!
      Linda

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  6. Beautiful work!! I love hearts and these are stunning.

    Thanks for visiting me today and leaving such a sweet comment! Have a happy week!

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    1. Thank you Anne! It was a pleasure to stop by your blog. I will be back for sure!
      Linda

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