"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Belated Show and Tell, and pink flowers...

I must apologise for being two days late with Show and Tell this week, but my hands have been pretty unco-operative when it comes to typing. The triggering in two other fingers is worse than ever, and the only way to ease the pain is to keep off the laptop.
Anyhow, we all enjoy Show and Tell, so I really want to show you projects that some very lovely ladies have made of mine...

Vickie in Humpty Doo has been a blogging friend for ages and is such a sweetie. Recently she made my 'Save The Trees' bag for a bag swap!
 
 Carla Louise is up to date with Daisy-Do, and her block 4 is so sweet...
...and she has also stitched my 'I Wish You...' Shabby Roses blocks as a wedding gift!
 I designed these stitcheries to be used in many ways, and Carla Louise has done me proud!
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It's just the season to be sewing my 'A Christmas Story' quilt, and today I received photos from Lynelle down in Burnie, Tasmania, who has hers all finished and looking beautiful!
 
Lynnelle, I love your fabric choices, and the gold applique edging is perfect for our Baby Jesus' manger!
Lynnelle also won 2nd prize at the Burnie Show for her quilt, and she won 1st prize with another of her quilts! Well done!! :-)
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I think you all know how much I love flowers? And perhaps you have realised that pink is my favourite colour?
Well have a look at what I bought myself this week...
This exquisite pink bouquet was purchased to help raise funds for Breast Cancer research. I'd never seen pink day lilies before.
  
I saw these roses in buckets at Woolworths, reduced to $5. As soon as I saw them I thought of my mother. I was just 3 when her life was taken in a car accident, but I wanted to buy these roses for her. I was quite emotional as I tried to explain my reason to Mr E...
"If life were normal, and she were alive here today, I would have bought her those roses. Then I thought to myself, well why don't you buy them for her anyway. So I did."
 
I love you Mum.
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Hugs
Jenny
xxx

15 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jenny,
Sorry to hear you've having soo much pain and problems with your hands.
If I lived closer, I could call over and sew and type for you under strick instructions. lol
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
How fabulous to see all these pretty pieces.
Hugs,
Anna
Enjoy the roses!

BubzRugz said...

Such nice roses with special thoughts of your mum - I can understand why you were emotional about it......
Show and tell is always fun to see what has been made up - I am up to date with Daisy-Do but keep forgetting to let you know.... haha..
Take care and huggable thoughts coming your way
Hugz

Joy said...

Mmmm what beautiful flowers!!! Love all the show and tell too, what gawjus work!!
Sorry your fingers are still triggering ... like Anna, I wish I could come over and help you out!!!
Love n hugs dear one,
Joy :o)

Janice said...

I think your reason for buying the beautiful roses was a lovely one. The pink bouquet is beatiful as well. As always, I love seeing all the different interpretations of your designs. I hope you can rest your hands and they improve soon.

Vickie said...

aww Jenny your designs are always done with clear -consise instructions and a joy to make...I loved making that bag..wow wow pink lillies how cool is that and yep t'was a good reason to buy the roses but hey truly you didn't need a reason...wouldn't it be super fab if we could be like transformers and just just our body parts when they fail us?..take care I sure hope they improve for you soon,cheers Vickie

Sue from Cyprus said...

Oh Jenny,
What can I say, you always have me in tears when you talk about your mum. I think that she would be so proud of you if she were here today. Her daughter is so talented, a fabulous mum and wife. Her love for the Lord is so great. She did a great job.
Hugs, Sue from a far away land.... Cyprus x x x

Allie said...

Darling girl, don't ever apologize for your hands - you know your fan club understands. There isn't anything we wouldn't do for you. As much as we love seeing show and tell, we love you more.
I'm so impressed with all the projects, I LOVE what Carla did with I Wish You! Lynelle's ACS is wonderful - gorgeous colors.

Your flowers are so beautiful, and I understand perfectly the reasoning why you bought them. They reminded me of my grandmother, who would have ADORED you.

soggybottomflats said...

and your mama would have loved them! Tears and hugs, Elaine

Robin in New Jersey said...

Those flowers are beautiful as are you. Today is the 6 year anniversary of my dad's passing.

Scottish Nanna said...

OH Jenny your mum would have been so proud of you Her roses are lovely.Years ago my thumb used to trigger the doctor put it in A splint for two weeks and It worked never happened again.have you had treatment for it?
Hugs Mary.

Robyn said...

Lol, add me to your list of potential typists and if I could make wishes come true I'd wish you one of the computers that types while you dictate so you'd only have to add photos. I'm glad you love pink and you'll see why soon :).
I understand the reason you bought the flowers. Hugs, Robyn.

Michelle May said...

Dear dear Jenny...what is it about you that is just so incredibly wonderful? No matter how much pain you are in, no matter how much your heart hurts, you still go on and I can feel the warmth in your smile. I share tears for you about your mum. I'm glad you bought the flowers. They are every bit as beautiful as you are.
Big bunny hugs my friend...big hugs for your hands too.
xx, shell

Vicki ♥ said...

Gorgeous roses Jen and I too was lucky to get a bunch from my dear Auntie's garden. They are from old plants and have the true perfume..so beautiful. Hugs Vicki xxx

Dolores said...

Beautiful flowers. I'm glad you treated yourself. Your designs are wonderful interpreted by others.

Melody said...

Hugs to you Jenny. Three is too young to lose your mum and I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she would be very proud to see the wonderful job you are doing raising Blossom.
Take care of yourself, you are very special in our blogging world.