Sunday, July 21, 2013

Farmhouse Summer Swap With Becky From Rebecca Rose Designs

I told all you gals I would have another lovely swap to share with you all.... and here it is.  I had the wonderful chance to get to know and swap with Becky from Rebecca Rose Designs.  Just look at the beautiful new treasures she sent me.  I can safely say I am one spoiled and lucky gal to have had such a fantastic swap partner!!! :0)
Just look at the sweet bird doll she made me....isn't she beautiful!!!  Becky had said that she had taken one of Colleen Moody's classes to learn how to make these sweet birds.  I myself own a few of Colleen's creations and to tell you the truth I don't think I could tell the difference between Becky's sweetie and one of Colleen's.  This says a lot about the teacher and the student.  She is simply divine Becky...thank you!!!!

 More wonderful goodies that Becky sent.  This sweet bee keep tuck found it's way upstairs with my other bee themed items.  It looks wonderful...wish I had thought of taken photos.  Notice the sweet fruit fabric in the background....she sent that too.  It makes me think of my Grandma Coates who had lots of kitchen towels in prints very similar to this. 
 I'll use these lovely photos Becky sent for my primitive wall pockets....can't wait to use them.  Do you see the sweet little fabric tag (bottom right corner) Becky made that for me too.
 Love this baking pan filled with yummy ribbons and lace in several colors.  She even gave me a frozen Charlotte first one ever.  I will do something special with it...something I will keep for myself. :0)
And if that wasn't enough Becky even sent me some cross-stitch patterns from one of my favorite stitchers Nan from Threadwork Primitives.  I told you I was do you believe me...LOL. :0)   I want to give a great BIG THANK YOU TO BECKY for being such a lovely person to swap with.  I also want to thank Amy from Bumble Bee Lane Cottage for hosting yet another wonderful swap.

I also wanted to show you all a few finishes.  Here are two cross-stitches I finished...the crow one is a pin keep and the other is a trinket box or sewing box.

Finally got my other bird wall hanging done too...the one I was working on a few posts back was one that I was making for myself (which is also finished).  The one in the photo below I will sell.   They are very similar...the bird in this one is black where mine is the corner blocks are in different creams where mine are in light tan colors.

Here are a few things on my work table now.  I hope I will finish them soon...a cross-stitch sewing book (to keep pins, threads, and scissors in), teacup pin keeps, and another wall pocket.

 I know that this post is already photo heavy but I wanted to share these sweet photos of Silas in his little pool.  It's been soooo hot here...just a few days ago it was 104 with is a little cooler thank goodness.

Plus our butterfly bush hotel is in full swing already.  Almost every day we've had about 15 different butterflies feasting on the sweet smelling flowers of our butterfly bush.  I don't collect butterfly items mind you but I do love watching these beautiful creatures. I also like the challenge of trying to get a perfect photo of them in their element. :0)

 I know these yellow tails all look the same but they are all different. This guy has small blue dots on his wings.
 This one has a lot more blue on his wings then the others.
 This guy is all yellow and black but his bottom right wing has some of it missing.
 This fellow is perfect....they're all perfect in my eyes. :0)
Well my friends if you made it down this far.... you hung in there with all the photos...LOL.  I wish you all happiness and health.  Have a safe summer and hopefully I'll be back soon to share some fun adventures with you all. :0)


  1. I am tickled along with you on your latest swap goodies *GORGEOUS!! *MAJOR SPOILAGE!
    And Such beautiful butterflies.
    XO I am of course so happy to see MY little Sweetness Silas {{HUGS}}

  2. Hi Theresa, what a wonderful swap. Yes, you were spoiled by Becky, I love love everything!!!! Love the pinkeep and table square that you made, beautiful. Your little Silas is so adorable. have a wonderful summer. hugs, Lecia

  3. Hi Teresa, wow!!! Lots of swap goodies there, wonderful......What a sweet boy Silas is, and love the Butterfly's, so so beautiful, thanks for sharing, Francine.

  4. Those are really nice things in your swap Theresa! Silas is so cute and yes the weather has been hot so nice to be in the pool, love the beautiful butterflys also. have a great week!
    Be blessed,

    How could I forget....Your cross stitch things are great! I just love cross stitched items!

  5. Beautiful bird! Your gifts were well worth the wait. The new wall pocket you are working on looks like she is daydreaming of her love. Every time I get to the corner of the house I smell a honey smell and wonder what it was but never thought it might be the butterfly bush till you said they smell. LoL. Oh Silas looks so happy in his pool. Lucky for some relief. Warm Blessings! Amy

  6. Wow! What a great swap package! I love your crow pinkeep! Great butterfly pictures, we have a purple butterfly bush that finally starting blooming. A snowstorm last year broke a lot of branches, so it was cut back.

  7. Hi Theresa! I sure enjoyed your post today...the wonderful goodies from Becky (oh my, how perfect they all are for you) and all your finished - GORGEOUS! Love the butterflies and of course, cutie Silas. You are blessed indeed girl!

  8. Hi Theresa! I really enjoyed your post today...from the WONDERFUL goodies you received from Becky (oh my - they are perfect for you) to your lovely finishes...the butterflies are beautiful and Silas is such a cutie! You are blessed indeed dear friend.