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Saturday, May 16, 2009

In a state of Bliss

I have SO much to tell you! The Bohemian Bliss event was amazing! I truly have a week's worth of posts to share. Here is one small taste. I am with my sweet friend Mary of Sweetpeas and Snapshots. Yes, we had ALOT of fun!

I should be packing but I am blogging. Does this sound familiar to anyone? :)
I leave tomorrow, bright and early, to go visit my grandmother. I posted a small sample of what I brought home last year and she has forewarned me to bring an empty suitcase this year.
I am taking her a present. Do you want to see? (Click on the photo for a closer look.)

Last year "Grandma Jingles" gave me a tiny triangular piece of embroidery on silk from the Victorian era. The stitching on the back was a beautiful as the front. I was told to "Do something with this."
So I thought for awhile and this is what I came up with:

Do you think she'll like it?
Be well my friends and I shall return next week.


Terri and Bob said...

Well, I certainly love it! I know she will, too. What a lovely way to enjoy such a beautiful piece. Cannot wait to hear/see your weekend.

Lisa said...




Kass said...

You look Gorgeous!!!I love your hat. I have pillow envy- what a brilliant idea. Have a great time!

Muthering Heights said...

I am SO looking forward to seeing your photos!! :)

Sue said...

That envelope pillow is to die for, Laura. Your grandmother will love it. I enjoy reading your blog. :-) Sue

Becky said...

Oh I can't wait to see all the pictures!!!! Sounds like so much fun!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh ya'll look so cute in your outfits, and what fun it looks like! The envelope pillow is beautiful! I'm sure she will love it. Have a safe and wonderful trip. laurie

Allidink said...

You found the perfect thing to do with it! It looks beautiful! I would have never come up with something so perfect for it. Nice job!

All the best,

LiLi M. said...

That photo of the two of you is gorgeous and so is the cushion. Have fun with your grandmother. You are lucky still to have one, though I know you know were not that 'lucky' with all your relatives. I don't have any grandparents anymore since I was 14 (long, long ago). Have a great week!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Bon voyage and keep scattering joy! Blessings.

zoe said...

Lovely fun picture! I love your outfit & the little hat so adorable and you girls rock!

Have a nice trip:)

Coastal Sisters said... girls look amazing in all your sartorial splendor!

I hope you have a safe trip and I know your Grandmother is going to adore this pillow. How special!

Happy Travels!

Carrie said...

That's a lovely gift you've made for your grandma...she's sure to eenjoy having it!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your grandmother is a wise lady. She knew who to give that little treasure of a scrap of fabric to. She knew you would do right by it and you did.

Draffin Bears said...

Love the photo of you and friend enjoying yourselves!

Your Grandmother will be thrilled with the new cushion, it is lovely.

Yes, I can relate to blogging instead of what I am really meant to be doing
which is sewing drapes for our Sons bedroom.

Good luck with the packing and have a lovely time away.


Joy said...

That's an awesome photo Laura!

Maija said...

I loved meeting you IRL this weekend! The pillow is gorgeous- have a wonderful trip!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The pillow turned out awesome!

Fat & Sassy said...


What a fun event! Can't wait to see all your pics!


TattingChic said...

It looks like you had a ball at "Bohemian Bliss"! You and your friend look so cute all dolled up!

Your Grandma will LOVE the pillow you made!

...and yes, I do understand the blogging-whilst-supposed-to-be-doing-something-else thing...sigh...


Linda said...

Your Grandmother will for sure adore the beautiful pillow ~ safe travels and an enjoyable time to you! :)

Love the photo of you and your friend, as well. You're so cute!

Have a blessed week,

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous! She will adore it. :)

Have a wonderful time.


Shimmy Mom said...

She will love it! I can't wait to see what you come home with this time. Have a GREAT trip!!

Donna said...

I'm sure your grandmother would enjoy anything you made but most of all, your company.

Neabear said...

I am now caught up on your blog again. LOL! Love the pillow. I hope you and your grandmother are having a good time while downsizing her. I mean not her, her living situation. You know what I mean.

perilloparodies said...

Oh, Laura, I am so glad you had such a lovely time! And that you got to just relax and enjoy after the stress of finals. And, She will love what you have done, I know it!!! Who wouldn't? Be blessed and enjoy your time with your grandmother. such precious time...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Are you kidding, Laura??? Of course she will love it just as I am love, love, loving my beautiful jewelry bag and pin and ephemera!

You, my dear, are one sweetheart of a lady!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Miss Laura...I adore you! I treasure my beautiful necklace you made me! I love our pic together...two Boho Chicks!
I can't wait to spend more time with you!

Linda said...

I tried getting to your page, the usual way through Internet Explorer and I'm still receiving an error message and the page won't display. This is the same thing that happened previously with another blog that I follow. I think it has something to do with some change in format or some element on your page that has changed since the last time I viewed it. I can only get to it via Firefox, which we only have at work. Hope whatever it is, is fixed so that I can still visit. :)