Monday, March 25, 2013

A Lovely Swap with Misi from 1890 Gable House

 Greetings my dear friends....I know it's been awhile since my last post.  Life has been busy here at Dulaney Woods.  My husbands family was here for a week plus we celebrated Silas 3rd birthday.  Then after the company left Silas got ear infection.... so we've all been missing some sleep here.  I can safely say my work table is stacked with things to get to....but then again when is it not...LOL. :0)
Last month I asked Misi from 1890 Gable House if she'd make my best gal Holly one of her beautiful boxes for her birthday (which was March 13th).  Since Misi loves my stitches we decided to do a swap... which is always fun to do.  Misi always....and I mean always blows my mind with her talent.  I told her I was flabbergasted by what she sent this time...actually every time we swap I have the same reaction...LOL. :0)  Anyway... I want to show you gals all the goodies she sent...and I want to say a BIG THANK YOU TO MISI!!!!
Just look at those boxes and all those other treasures.

Doesn't your heart skip a beat.....

 Owl Memorial most of you know I love owls so when I saw this sweetie I knew it had a home with way was Holly getting it....LOL. :0)

It was very hard for me to part with this beautiful Mirror box...but I knew that it was going to a home where it would be cherished and loved.  This was the box I gave Holly for her birthday.  I wish I had taken my camera with me because she was in love with it as soon as she saw it.  Plus she loved the mirror and saying that Misi enclosed inside. 

Spring A New- Is what Misi called this box. I absolutely adore it and it's perfect for my studio with all it's Halloween treasures.  When Holly saw photos of it she wanted this one too...LOL. :0)   Can you see the little bird basket ornament Misi made.... isn't it sweet. I love the birds nest with the beautiful waxed eggs....such a treasure.  I have been collecting nests for a few years now....they're still in the garage... one day I'll find the perfect way of displaying them all.

 Seance Box... perfect for any Halloween lover...LOL...and right up my alley. This is the inside of the blue/black/cream floral box and what was inside when I opened it.  I'm smitten with the box with the little shoe. 

Some yummy chocolates along with this wonderful fabric box Misi made.  The velveteen rabbit she sent was made by Michi Ball....all I can say is he's one of my new favorite Easter decorations.
Some of these goodies have found their new spots in the house already but some of them sit on our table still... mostly because I've been so tired and busy.  I must say it's nice that they're on our table though because I've been able to pick each lovely item up and admire it every day since I received them.

A quick little pic of the dining room buffet (just a small part of it)...that is always changing with the seasons. Again I want to say a big thank you to Misi for not only my new treasures but for making my best friends birthday a special one too.

Here is just a sampling of what I sent Misi....keepsake box...


 A patch work noble women's pouch with Misi initials on it.
 Wall pocket with ABC and 1890 stitched on it......I love making these...I can't seem to stop.  I would love to make myself one...LOL...maybe some day soon. :0)  I also sent her a sweet black angel, Osnaburg rabbits, a stitched linen pouch, and some stitched bowl fillers (not pictured).

Last I wanted to share the newest picture of my sweet niece Rosalie...isn't she sweet and growing fast.  She is now three weeks four days old.  I can't wait to hold her. :0)
Well my sweet friends that is all for now... I hope to be adding some things to my Etsy shop soon.  I've been trying hard to get new things's been way to long since I last put something in my shop.  I also hope to finish my last "PIF" for my sweet friend Wendy....everyone else should be getting theirs soon.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are all happy and healthy.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Two Wonderful Pin Keep Swaps

Greetings my sweet friends I have two lovely swaps to share with you today.  My first pin keep swap was with Wendy from Ravenwoods Whimzies.  Wendy was also our host for the swap as well so I want to say..... THANK YOU for hosting Wendy!!!!  As you can see she spoiled me rotten as always. :0)  I love the sweet bird pin keep she made.... it fits right in with my spring collection. 
As you can see he's sitting pretty in my blue bunny crock and the chicks are not to far away. As for the Robin Egg malt balls there is a few left...LOL.  I have a really bad addiction to them. I put them in a bowl on the kitchen counter so I find myself getting into them often..LOL. 
I decided the tin blue chick needs to hang out in the house until warmer weather. Then he will go outside in one of my planters out front. I think he looks great sitting under my Orchid and on the lovely blue hand towel Wendy sent.   I told her already that I'm not going to use it as a hand's to beautiful for that.  Thank you Wendy for the very thoughtful and generous treasures...I love them all!!!
If you haven't checked out Wendy's blog or her Etsy shop please go to the link above... you'll be able to see what I made her too. :0)
My second swap was with a really sweet gal named Heather from The Country Schoolmarm.  This was Heather's first swap and she did a fantastic job!!!  Each thing she sent is a new treasure near and dear to my heart. I'm sure most of you feel that way when you get a box of swap goodies.  It aways warms my heart to see things made with love and care. 

Here is a close-up of my new treasures...

I placed Heather's pin keeps next to my dolls in the sitting room...I think they look lovely there. You can't see it but on the other side of my dolls is another pin keep I made.  As a stitcher I love collecting pin keeps...and there is no such thing as to many....LOL.  :0)

 I placed the bird and clothes line pin keep in the same room...but with my prim pillow and critters.  I think they look sweet together. :0)  If you've never been to Heather's blog before please click the link above and go for a visit.  I'm sure she'd be happy to hear from you and you'll be able to see what I sent her as well.  Thank you Heather for the wonderful swap...I'm so glad you've joined the primitive swapping community. :0)
The last thing I wanted to show all of you is my new antique stoneware ink jars.  I only had the two lighter ones on the right (actually one is a impostor...LOL)....all the others I found this last Friday while antiquing with Holly and Silas.  I couldn't believe my luck... not only were the prices good but there were many to choose from.  I think maybe someone was selling off their collection.  Anyway they have a new home with me.  This wasn't the only thing I found either... bone buttons, some old photos, pin keep box (tin),  and a small metal train for Silas' room (it's for decoration's to old for him to play with).  Holly also found a nice crock and a cute childrens book.  We really had a great time and Silas was sooooooo good!!!!  We always have fun in Lancaster PA. :0) sweet friends I should go.  I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. :0)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Rosalie Finally Arrives!!!

Finally our sweet Rosalie arrives!!!  We all had dates picked out as of when she'd arrive.... but no she wasn't having any of it...her due date February 22nd came and went.   We all picked dates like Feb 16th, 17th, 19th, 21st, & 22nd....only to be disappointed...LOL. Then February 28th my sister Barb went into labor and at 10:45 am little Rosalie was born.   It was a easy birth and this sweet angel of
7 pounds 13 oz. and 21cm long was brought into the world.

I just love this photo....there is nothing like little baby feet.

Momma and Rosalie....such a sweet photo.

Grandma couldn't be she has two grand kids to love up.

Finally a family at last. :0)
As most of you know it's a six hour drive for me I haven't seen Rosalie in person yet.  I'm hoping I'll be able to get up that way this spring.  I guess I'll just have to be happy that Aunt Jo Ann and Grandma have sent me plenty of photos. Anyway I couldn't be happier to be a should be fun because I can spoil her....LOL. :0)

Folkart & Primitives Blog Giveaway!!!!!

Hello my sweet friends I wanted to tell you about a new group I belong to called Folkart & Primitives.  A group of us talented Etsy shop owners have gotten together to host a big giveaway.  This is to kick off our new blog.  I sure hope all of you will go visit the Folkart & Primitives blog and sign up for our giveaway...just click the link above.   Please feel free to share the link on your side bar too.  :0)