Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Hello Sweet friends.
I don't know about you  
but here in Las Vegas summer is definitely upon us.
Everyday this week should be nice and hot.
This is always the time of year I question why
in the heck do I live here.

The good news is that this is the time of year
that we take lots of trips to escape the heat. 
So I guess it's not all that bad.

I just love the word enjoy..  It is such a happy word.
The word just makes me smile. 
And it is the word that was printed by a sweet blog friend
on the front of this card.  Thanks Cynn.. 

So let me show you what I created for this weeks challenge over at
City Crafter challenge blog. 

It's a tiny little pillow.  I had so much fun making this. I was
so happy to see that my sewing machine still worked on material.
It has been awhile.  As you probably know I use it a lot for my cards. 
Although I did do some hand stitching also..  

It was my turn to host this week so I came up with the theme
Buttons, Buttons.  You must use 5 buttons on your project.

As you can see I used some pretty fun elements on my project
Like Burlap and Lace and Seam Binding.

I am really happy with the way this turned out
but my sweet Husband doesn't understand why someone would
need a little pillow like this.  So I had to explain that girls just
like pretty things to decorate there space with.
He couldn't argue with that.. :)

To get all the details on this challenge you can
head on over to


I also wanted to share some 
that I received..

Here is a postcard that I received from Valerie from Bastelmania.. 
I just love the collage work here. Thanks so much my friend.. 
I love it. 

And that's not all

I also recieved these wonderful magazines with some chocolate and
a couple of stamps from another sweet blog friend.  Cynnie,  And her blog is Galerie 46.  
These magazines are in German and I have really enjoyed looking through them.
So pretty.. Now if I could only read some of the recipes.. Hee Hee.. 

And here is the beautiful card Cynnie
made me.. It really is gorgeous.. 
I love the way she wrote the word Enjoy..
But I think I already told you that..
Thanks you so much my sweet friend it really was
so kind of you.. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Catherine said...

Look at all the sweet things you received in the mail Linda ~ that is "happy mail"! Men just don't understand a woman's mind do they? Maybe that's a good thing. Haha!

The word 'enjoy' is a wonderful happy word, I agree.

So with that, I hope you have a very enjoy-able week! :)

xo Catherine

craftattack said...

Love what you have made, men just don't understand the NEED to have things like this! Glad you like your postcard, and enjoy reading your magazines, perhaps Google can translate the recipes for you! Hugs,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That pillow is AMAZING!!! I love it!! And LOVING your happy mail too!!!

LeAnne said...

I just LOVE your pillow....so sweeet!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Linda!! You KNOW I LOVE that little pillow! What an absolutely gorgeous, sweet, stunning little creation! Totally warms my heart!
And what wonderful goodies you got, too!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Linda! Your pillow! I love it...it's so tiny, pretty and lacy and sweet.

I hope we will get to see some of your lovely travel pictures. Hope you get lots and lots of relief from the Vegas heat.

Happy travels! xo

Chris said...

Oh my, Linda, what a beautiful cushion. I love the natural colours and embellishments. What do men know, eh!!!

You've had some lovely happy mail too. :o)

Enjoy your week. xx

Sylvia said...

How could we be on the same wave length, Linda, I titled my post with "Enjoy" as well! Enjoy is what summer and life is supposed to be about, right! Love your pillow and yes these little things make us smile! My dil loves small pillows and my son made her one before they were married. Yes, He will do anything for the one he loves! Hope you enjoy your summer weather today!

Terry said...

How sweet is that tiny pillow? Love it and what a sweet collection of mail goodness! We will be leaving the desert heat and dust behind us over Father's Day weekend! Enjoy!

justine said...

what nice blogging friends you have and what great gifts you have received. Love your music as I am typing.

cnelson said...

LOOOOVE the challenge...ADORE that pillow!!! Sooooooooo FAB!!!!

Virginia L. said...

Love your little masterpiece, Linda! the buttons are DARLING in your little pillow. You are so very inspiring! Love it!

TexWisGirl said...

your pillow is adorable. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

So many neat little goodies to receive, Linda!
I absolutely LOVE that pillow.
Such wonderful details.
Sending you wishes for a great day ahead!

Becca said...

Oo Linda, you received some lovely things you lucky girl! Love your little pillow, it turned out so cute, you know me...I've ALWAYS loved using burlap and lace! Stay cool my friend!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is one precious pillow. You're in good company with so many creative people!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Oh Linda I am in LOOOVE with that cute little pillow. Your DH has no clue how happy that pillow can make each and everyone of us girls feel, LOL
Beautiful work!!!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Oh Linda I am in LOOOVE with that cute little pillow. Your DH has no clue how happy that pillow can make each and everyone of us girls feel, LOL
Beautiful work!!!

Ros Crawford said...

I just adore that beautiful little pillow ... who wouldn't want this in their space? So very beautiful ... and lovely gifts my friend

Ros Crawford said...

I just adore that beautiful little pillow ... who wouldn't want this in their space? So very beautiful ... and lovely gifts my friend

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous little pillow and such lovely happy mail, love the Enjoy card. Debxxx

Deanna said...

Oh what a sweet, sweet pillow. I love all the combinations that you melded together. Just lovely. And what nice surprises came in your mail this week. How fun, I know from first hand experience how fun it is to receive hand-made love in the mail...!!!!

Lori said...

Oh, that's the sweetest little pillow ever! Love the burlap and lace and buttons. I'm thinking if your husband needs a practical reason for something this cute it would make a perfect pincushion!

Tracy said...

what beautiful works...the pillow is so pretty and delicate. Great works and just enjoy your days...

Inger said...

Love your pillow!!!
It's corgeous!

♥ Inger

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

OMW, your little is super gorgeous! Deliciously vintage, the buttons, seam binding, burlap - lots of beautiful stuff there! x

yyam said...

Wow! Stunning! Just love the mix of everything!

P/s: I love happy mail too! :)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Well this post sure made me feel happy! I did ENJOY it and I love, love, love your little pillow! Wow! So sweet...like you.

Bunch of Barrons said...

That pillow is amazing!

Lynnda said...

Your pillow is so cute... its always nice to receive a happy mail... hugs...xoxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've got wonderful mail and created a fabulous piece of art :)

Janna Werner said...

Hey my friend!
Well, sun is hiding over at your place then! It rarely shows here... clouds, rain, storm... but we had some nice days back in May (at least).
I adore the pillow you created, the colors, details, lace... just everything.
Oh and I will gladly help with the German ;-)

Stella said...

I am drooling over your pillow. It's breathtaking; I love the neutral colors. Cute as a button :)
Enjoy your happy mail!

And summer? Send some over please...Hugs!

unikorna said...

wow visiting your blog is like taking a break from stress :). You speak the right words lovely lady :). Kisses Linda

missing moments said...

Such sweetness and beauty! How wonderful to have received such thoughtful mail!

Tracy said...

This little pillow is just amazing girl! It's lacey perfectness. Such a beautiful inspiration piece for the challenge. Hugs and stay cool! :-)

JansArtyJunk said...

Linda this little cushion is adorable. Look at all the lovely details in this piece, it contains all my favourite things...burlap,lace, seam binding and BUTTONS!! love it....and no, my hubby doesn't get it either, that's why it's so lovely to share these beautiful creations with our bloggy friends....because we understand!! ;)
...and great Happy mail too!! you lucky gal :)
Jan x

Davi said...

Well I kept looking for your tueday posting and just couldnt find it!! Some cyber craziness, finally got it today! This pillow is FABulous Linda!! I love all the details :) What awesome gifts you received, always love those German books!

Suzanne C said...

Wow look at all that yummy mail! Beautiful cards all around. That pillow is just wow! The texture is beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I just love this little pin cushion, so so beautiful!!!
And happy for your happy mails too!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous pillow Linda, so so pretty and what a great card from Cynthia, so much talent, hugs Gay xxx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Thanks for the link Linda....I did not see this post as I was away that week....thanks for the plug...your photography makes everything look better:) I hope you are enjoying everything and I too love your little pillow:)