Saturday, April 9, 2011

Busy as a Queen Bee...and the Winner!

It's actually been a cool day here in the southwest.
And April showers will bring more roses, pansies, and other flowers. 

The green foilage on the bushes and plants is a deep emerald, they are getting an abundance of water. It's a good thing! Because it won't be long and the dry brittle heat will be here.

The little garden is coming along.
We'll have a few oranges on the orange tree.
It is still a young tree and we had a frost this
winter! So it's catching up.

And the Queen Bee Cottage winner is:
Kate from Auntie Cakes!
She is a sweetheart of a gal. Go over and
visit her and her beautiful family.
Thanks to all who entered and commented.
It was fun once again to give something away.

My sister is going to be a grandma again!
I'm helping her with sweet little gifts and door prizes for the baby shower in June. Have to prepare early because we have a full summer this year.
Here are a couple photos of the little goodies.

Home Made Vanilla
If you would like to learn how to make your own vanilla extract,
visit Donna @ Brynwood Needleworks, look under her tutorials, it's easier than you think.

Vintage baby shoe cushion

Vintage sheet music vanilla candle

This is a Scalloped Shelley tea cup pin cushion.
I bought them for a couple dollars without the saucers!
Don't they make adorable pin cushions? I have another for my mom on
Mother's Day.

Tiny vintage sheet music votive candles

Lastly a pretty paper shoe pin cushion.

Hope I didn't bore you today.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. Lovely things. Not boring at all.

  2. Beautifull all- such a lovely blog-and I love your pincushions.

  3. Linda,
    I feel like such a lucky girl to have won your beautiful bag! It is so gorgeous, and you put so many sweet details into it. It is certainly fit for a queen and just knowing that you made it, makes it so special. I can't stop smiling! Thank you!

    And congrats to your sister. Another grandbaby on the way. My sister just had a sweet little boy, so I completely understand all the excitement of a new little one. And all your shower prizes are scrumptious! Those ladies will be thrilled beyond belief with your lovely gifts.

    Have the most wonderful week!

  4. congrats to that lucky lady


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