Friday, December 14, 2012


The closing on the house went smoothly and Sara and Blake and Tiger have a new home!  We celebrated with a dinner at a Japanese steak house and Tiger loved the 'fire' they do on the grill. 
Today was full of errands for the new house.
Tonight as I'm holding my sweet Tiger and rocking him I hear about the terrible tragedy that happened in CT today....there are no words to express my grief for those who lost loved one's and especially the children.  It is unbelievable.  
My prayers are joining all of yours.

I still wanted to share with you a Favorite Thing.   I received this from my friend Judy at  20 North Ora....she makes the best pillows and many other crafty things which she sells on Etsy.
Isn't this the sweetest pillow made from a vintage Christmas Hankie!  I love it!  So cute and just perfect on my couch covered with a Christmas quilt.
I would never have thought to use the hankies in this way but I love it! 

I also want to share another favorite pillow that I bought 
at a craft show many years ago
Made from a chenille bedspread with an appliqued face,
this snowman makes me smile! 

I'm sharing these at 

Hug your loved one's!



The Joyful Thrifter said...

LOVE THE PILLOW! Congrats to the new home owners. As someone who just bought their first house I know how exciting it is!

The Joyful Thrifter

Pondside said...

Congratulations to the new home owners! That's an exciting step in their lives.

Susy said...

Both pillows are darling. A wonderful "favorite"

I'm joining you in prayers

Merry Christmas.

Chenille Cottage said...

Just darling! I love reuing simple items and giving them new life.
Simply wonderful!
Merry Christmas!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad to hear the closing went well! Congrats to everyone on the new home:@)

Ann said...

Congrats to the new home owners. I bet they are thrilled right now.
Those pillows are both great.

Jill said...

A hankie pillow - love it!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I am SOOOO happy for your daughter, her hubs, Tiger and for you, too! Hope they have a special guest room for Grandma.

The pillows are darling.

Today, I'm unbelievably sad.


Susan said...

Congratulations to your daughter and hubby with the purchase of their home! That is so exciting. I thought of so many of my blogging friends when this tragedy happened.
I remembered Tiger, Nana Diana's little Sweet Cheeks and Diane at The Thrifty Groove's little Princess.
I think about Diane alot here at Christmas. I know her and Troys pain is almost as unbearable as this tragedy. To not have the sweet little one at Christmas must be heart breaking.
I hope you and your family a very happy fun filled Holiday Linda!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The handkerchief pillow is beautiful. The old bedspread snowman pillow is very fun.

JoKnows said...

I love these! So sweet. And great ways to re-purpose stuff. :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Congratulations to the new homeowners!!! And I know you'll be giving Tiger extra hugs and kisses just to know he's safe and sound in his grandma's arms. :@

Your pillow made by Judy is so fun and festive!

Chatty Crone said...

So happy for the kids - their first home. Some joy in this sadness today. Hold Tiger tight.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So glad things went well for your kids!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Getting your first home is so exciting!

I love the pillow, have made some myself and thanks for showing the snowman, I just got 2 chennile bedspreads at auction for $1!

Debra said...

Congratulations to the new home owners / the pillows are both so cute / joining in prayers, yes.

Susan said...

So exciting with a new home--congrats! My daughter moved into a new home in October (just before Hurricane Sandy). She's still in boxes, but trying to do some things for Christmas.
We're all sad today, trying to keep some joy in my heart for when my grandson arrives on Wednesday. Much love to you, dear friend and your family, XOXO

Cozy Little House said...

Judy is the best seamstress I know.

SavannahGranny said...

Linda, I love those hankie pillows and the snowman made from chenille is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
So glad you are rocking Tiger. In these times those are the moments that matter.
Love to you and your family, Ginger

Marigene said...

So happy that your daughter and family will be moving into a new home. What a wonderful Christmas gift.
My heart aches for the families affected by that heinous act. I just cannot imagine what that area is going through.
Cute the snowman!

Claudia said...

Love your pillow from Judy, Linda. It's whimsical and perfect for the season.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.



Very sweet Santa pillow from Hankies!!!
My heart is also very sad about this terrible happening at the school...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so happy to hear that all is well and they are official homeowners now. Both of the pillows are adorable, so festive and clever.
We're keeping everyone in our prayers.

ImSoVintage said...

Hooray for the house closing. Both pillows are so sweet. Hugs

Deb said...

So happy for your daughter and family. How wonderful at their age to have such a beautiful home. Glad you had Tiger close by today. The news is so sad these days. Hugs, Deb

Nellie said...

Love those pillows! Great news for the new homeowners! Hug that Tiger!

BECKY said...

Very cute items. And I'm sorry to say that I've really been away from your blog too much, I think! I don't remember reading about Sara, Blake, and Tiger moving! Congrats to them. And yes, my heart is sad tonight, too....for the poor victims of an insane man...

Vintage Christine said...

I just love anything made of repurposed chenille--and I would love to have the bedspread that was on my parents' bed for so many years (I'm sure it went to the Goodwill before one of Mom's many moves). I have a sweet stuffed teddy made from a pink chenille spread. Give your Tiger an extra hug from me.

Diann said...

Oh, I love the hankie pillow! Sorry I am so late in visiting. I am trying to catch up. Thank you for sharing last week at TTF.