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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shabby Roses Bookmark & Alphabet - a gift for you!

Would you believe we have spent the last few hours in complete darkness!?
The hot water system blew up this afternoon which in turn blew the fuse box. We had to wait hours for the power company to come fix everything, and all this right near dinner time.

As the sun set and the darkness fell I headed off to buy fish and chips for dinner - when I came home my husband had the table set with candles so the four of us ate a very beautiful meal together. With no sign of the power being restored any time soon we went down along the beach for a walk in the black night, the sky resplendent in a cloak of stars. What a special evening we had after all!

When we arrived back home the security light came on and we stepped back into 'normal' life once again. Don't you love those unplanned times when the world switches off and you just enjoy being with the people you love?

So - the computer is back on again and I have put the Shabby Roses bookmark and alphabet into a pdf file for all of you. It's a simple design and project - a wonderful gift for any occasion, but best of all it's quick to make! :-)


Go HERE to download the pattern.
Let me know if you like the Shabby Roses alphabet - I've been doodling with it for weeks now! :-)

Hugs
Jenny

41 comments:

evelyne said...

..I like the bookmark and the alphabet ...I'll make one for me and one for ... ( under the christmastree) ;-)

The Faerie Queen said...

Oh what a way to spend a lovely evening. Candlelight, moonlight and walking the beach. (Hubby and I just love fish and chips on the beach) I am so envious! Thank you for the lovely bookmark and alphabet. xxx

Stina said...

When you are out of power you really slows down and enjoy instead... and you sure did...
Thanks for the lovely bookmark!!! Perfect gift.. :o) and maybe one for myself...lol..

Jenny said...

Love the bookmark Jenny,will be making one or more for Christmas, love all your shabby roses designs. Alphabet is great!

Sherri said...

Thanks so much...it's wonderful...I can't wait to start making a few!

Mona said...

It's wonderful. Perfect gift.....

Ati. Norway. said...

Jenny, thanks a lot. You are very creative.I don't know when I shall use it but an alphabet is always handy to have.I just finished the whimsical clock :)

piwiky said...

me parece precioso, por supuesto que lo voy ha hacer, tambien he terminado el regalo con mi nombre que me enviaste, si lo quieres ver,pasate por mi blog, espero que este a atu gusto, BESOS

Hazel said...

Thank You for the wonderful gift ,can't wait to make a few of these for myself and friends .

Country Nanny said...

What a beautiful evening! The candels, the stars shining in the dark, walking along the beach...
It's so romantic!!!
Thank you for this new lovely gift.
I love it very much.
Lots of love, Elisa

pat said...

all beautiful!!!
thank you very much
love pat

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the sweet alphabet. So dainty and chic. Thanks for sharing. It is a wonderful gift :-)
Jocelyn

Marutska said...

The bookmark & alphabet is very lovely!
I can't wait till it is june for Block 4.

Maria

Pam said...

Thanks so much for this great pattern. I think it would make great gift tags for Birthday or Chritmas gifts and you get an added gift! I plan to make many of these. :)

Myra said...

Sometimes an unexpected situation, like the power outage, can unveil a wonderful gift of time with the family... 8-)

Great bookmark and alphabet Jenny! Thank you so much! I will put it in my file for future use for sure... 8-)

Question for you, how do you work out a pdf file right in your post? Most people say it can't be done!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

What a lovely eveing! Mmm, fish and chips - mouthwatering! (Can't get the real thing here).
The pattern is lovely! Seems like there are going to be a few under Xmas trees this year - under some Iknow of, too. Thank you.

chris said...

Oh, that looks so good! It`s really a great gift for someone we love!
Thank you for inspiration - I love your blog!
Greetings from Germany
Christine

Cattinka said...

Thank you very much for sharing, you are very generous.
KATRIN W.

Stephanie said...

What a way to turn an unpleasant situation into something special. You're so generous. Love your bookmark and alphabet. Hmmm...if I do make on perhaps I'll just do MOM...Stephanie is such a long name.

Klaske said...

all beautiful!!!
thank you very much

Denise said...

It' very romantic eat with candles light!
I really love this alphabet, thanks for it,
hugs
Denise

jannimary said...

Thanks so much for the lovely bookmark pattern. I'll definitely be making one soon - can never have too many bookmarks. Your surprise special evening sounds delightful.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jenny,
How generous and clever you are.
Thank you for the new design, I'll print that out and make some for my family.

Your evening without power sounds like a short holiday.
Hugs,
Anna

Terry said...

I love the bookmark! And your alphabet is wonderful! Thanks so much for another great project for me to work on! :0)

Material Mary said...

I've discovered your website and I adore coming on it and seeing your beautiful designing. Thanks for all your free patterns. I love them.
Mary

Tozz said...

Hi Jenny and thank you for the gorgeous book mark..I know a couple of people who will like one made for them. I think we all need a night without power...specially if it is spent like you spent yours. Wonderful night you had by the sound of it :)

gail said...

Thankyou so much Jenny,

I just love the bookmark and will enjoy making a couple for very special friends. Have a lovely day.

Blessings Gail

Jo in TAS said...

I think those naughty hot water elves have been skylarking again, ours went last Monday, thankfully one of our friends is an electrician and came and fixed it.
Your evening sounded much more lovely though!
Thanks for the bookmark, it's beautiful

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Jenny! :-)

What a beautiful evening you had! Time stands still when the power goes out, doesn't it? Very meditative... as it's SO quiet!

Thank you for sharing your alphabet with us - you're so very generous! *Hugs!*

Vikki xx

kjquilts said...

Aww, that is too cute! Thank you!

Angela said...

It is funny how an *inconvenience* like no power, ends up being a blessing for your family to re-connect for the evening! :o)
Thank you for the bookmark and alphabet! You are SO generous!
Cant wait to stitch some gifts for family and friends!

Allie said...

Oh sweetie that sounds like a perfectly magical evening. Thank God for small miracles like that.
Thanks for the bookmark, I just love it! I think I might use the alphabet to stitch "Shabby Roses" on my quilt!

Amanda said...

I always love it when we get a powercut - though I wouldn't want to actually live that way for long. Thank you for the bookmark pattern, and the alphabet is perfect. I already have plans.

Julia said...

It's beautiful Jenny...great gift idea.
Thank you Julia ♥

barb's creations said...

Jenny,
What can I say except scrumptious.You have outdone yourself.I also can't wait for June.
Love how you turned a blackout into a romantic family occassion.I think we need these in our lives every now and then to re-connect as a family without any outside distractions :) Barb.

Sølvi's blog said...

Thanks this was a lovely gift!

Juweliertje said...

The alphabet is super cute and the bookmark as well. Thank you for inspiring me again :-)

Gudrun said...

I really love the bookmark and also the alphabet. Thanks for the gift.

Xioely said...

Hi Jen it's so lovely!!! I can't wait to do one or many!!! jajajaja thanks so much... have a nice day
Regards...

RuRebo said...

I love the roses-alphabet and I would like to see more of that.

MARYNAN said...

Thank you so very much for the bookmark and alphabet. They will make great Christmas or birthday presents.