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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hello dear friends,

I wanted to let you know that DMC has started their series on crafting studios and organization. Guess what? I'm first up! I hope you'll pop over there and have a look at their blog and the pics of my craft studio and the little tutorial I did. Trust me, the tutorial is no great shakes but mine (you'll see what it is when you visit the DMC blog) turned out really cute. I am just so tickled that they asked me to be a part of their blog and hope you'll enjoy it, too. If you are visiting my blog as a result of viewing the DMC blog ~ Welcome! I hope you'll enjoy your visit and I hope that you'll come back often.

Also, I want to show you a pic of a lovely PIF (pay it forward) gift I received from Sandy! Thank you so much Sandy; I love everything and have already made a new scissor fob for the wonderful scissors you included:

I am so into making these little strawberries right now - fun, fun, fun!!!

The other thing I've done is to make a Kentucky Derby hat for my dear friend Lisa's daughter, Julie. Julie is going to be a freshman in high school this year and she and Lisa and some friends are headed to the Derby this weekend. Lisa's son Eric is a freshman at UK and will also be at the derby! Julie will be wearing a black, white and pink dress that is so cute and I was
thrilled when Lisa asked me to turn her hat into something derby appropriate. What do you think?

Isn't she a doll!?

I know - another post with not much stitching - no point in showing a picture of so little done - but I can show you this.... I stopped by the SA this afternoon on they way home and picked up this framed pic for a song. I love the frame and the girl. The frame is old as is the backing so I'm assuming this little beauty has some age to it. How much, I've no idea. The backing paper is brittle and tattered but all in tact. I love it!

One final picture to share. Here are some of my scissor/flower frogs. The one in the pink and white stoneware are not meant to go together but I thought they looked great. Look for any kind of bowl that will accommodate the glass frog and you're good to go. A lot of the original bowls had three legs, tall stems or deep vases. A marriage of an old bowl or vase with a frog is a beautiful thing. Wouldn't you agree?

Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment - I really appreciate them! Someone on another blog asked if you remember how it felt when you first started blogging and you'd check to see if you had any comments and how you felt each time your count went up? Guess what? I still feel giddy when I see that I have a new comment and
I really appreciate that you take the time to leave them. Seriously, they're like little gifts and they are the best "awards"!!! Thank you so much!



Annie said...

That DMC piece is fantastic. Makes you into even more of star than you already are! And thanks for the tute.

Great gifts from Sandy. And your derby hat is just too cool.

Incredible collection of re-purposed flower frogs and scissors!

Constance said...

I just love that hat and she does look so sweet in it! I really like the flower frogs, it is so nice to see them repurposed in these beautiful scissors holders.

Take care,

Jan said...

I am going to go and read the DMC piece now, but wanted to comment first! I know yours will be great, because that is just you, you excel, so I know it will be a winner for sure!

Love the hat embellishments!!

And you and Deb have certainly won me over with the flower frogs, I need to stop by a few places and see what I can find in the way of bowls and dishes for the tops I have located! Yippee!!

Have a great rest of the week, Terri!

Carol said...

I loved seeing the close-ups of your craft room on the DMC blog, Terri! Congratulations--you should be very proud :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

What fun to have been asked to be part of the DMC blog. Your studio is fabulous.

Myra said...

You are a superstar! :o) I read DMC's blog before coming to yours - great article. Love, love, love seeing all your flower frogs and the derby hat is the bomb! Great job on all fronts Terri.

The Eveningstitcher said...

OMG! Your studion is fabulous! I would be so ashamed to show mine..but I have to's my favorite room in the house too!

Love the exciting..going to the Derby!

I love all your scissors! Great idea with the little glass beads..think I'll have to buy some this weekend to keep my scissors at hand or maybe I'll be lucky enough to find a flower frog..

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I saw your DMC interview blog today on theirs...congratulations Terri, how sweet is that?!
And WOW on your stitching studio! Wish I had one ;)
I feel the same way about comments, makes me feel like doing a dance everytime I get one. It's like a drug :)

Kajsa said...

Congratulations! I have to check you out!

Love the hat!

Kajsa said...

Congratulations! I have to check you out!

Love the hat!

Unknown said...

I need to change my latest blog entry from Terri the Enabler to Terri the Star! Congratulations, friend! What a huge honor and the article is just wonderful. Great pictures of your room and I love all your storage ideas. What an inspiration to so many.

Love that Derby hat and what fun to go and experience the race in person! Definitely on my bucket list.

Oh those strawberries are just so, so sweet, Terri! I'm just waiting for you to add a price tag to them :-)

Ok, either flower frogs do not exist in the south, or these southern ladies never part with them. Not to worry, I am not giving up the hunt - that's half the fun, lol.

Well, back to the books (sigh). Visiting with you was a fun diversion!

Have a great rest of the week!

Stitching Cat said...

Great article on the DMC blog! Congrats on being #1 (of course we all know that you are). The Derby hat is fabulous. You are so creative. I just may take you up on the offer to sit in the other chair in your craft room! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Miss Terri! Off to check out the DMC blog; thanks for the heads up!

What a nice package to receive! Enjoy it! What an assortment of scissor/flower frogs you have! I LOVE mine!


My Colonial Home said...

What a fun post seeing the frogs with your scissor collection. I love them all.
Now I'm off to the DMC blog.
Hugs, Karen

Catherine said...

Congrats to you on the DMC piece!!

Love the goodies in your PIF - I'm sure you'll enjoy them.

The strawberries and the hat are yummy - what a cutie!

Those frogs --- I need to get me some of those! Then I need to get some more scissors.....I see the start of something....

Sherry :o) said...

I know a celebrity! How cool is that? Love your studio feature on the DMC's absolutely cool! I love the hat--I should do one for me since watching the triple crown races are one of my favs of Springtime. I have been searching for my frog - I know the perfect one is waiting at some gararage sale or s.a. or somewhere...then to find the flower frog part. Hope to see you Sunday.

Kathy A. said...

Oh I read the DMC article and went I know who that is!!!! I am so jealous of your little crafting space> I wish you could come and find me a little corner in my tiny house for my own spot!
I love your Derby hat - I think it will be perfect with the dress she has chosen.
Oh my goodness all those scissor frogs and scissors. I am seriously impressed!!!!!

corinna said...

great stitching studio
i did not know dmc had a blog
that was fun

JOLENE said...

I am off to check out the DMC blog, but first and foremost, I AM SO JEALOUS you found that F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S picture/treasure at the SA. I would have squealed to high heaven if I ran across something as wonderful as that at a thrift store. AWESOME!

The derby hat turned out so fun and yes, she does look like a doll in it. Great job Terri.

I'm lovin those frogs and strawberries, too.

If you decide that someday you want to part with that picture, please put me at the top of the list so I can have first dibs at it!!! Smiles....

From the Attic said...

Your craft room is just wonderful Terri. What a great blog interview. Congratulations!! Just love the hat and those scissor holders.


marylin & poussy said...

Hello, your daughter is magnificent! But you are very beautiful also thus it is normal your strawberries I always like so much!!!!! No I did not receive your e-mails because I had one concerns(marigolds) of computing! Send back(dismiss) I! I still had no your address to send you small presents of France ...... I hope that you are well! I hope to read to you very fast because your friendship is very dear to my heart!!!!
To very fast my friend of the end of the world!
Peace and love

Isabelle said...

Hi Terry , what a lovely gift you received from your firend Sandy.
Oh !! yes, Julie is a beautiful doll with her elegant hat :-)
Hum!! what a beautiful collection of sissors : your display is nice :-)
Hope you a nice day ,

Giovanna said...

Congrats on being featured on the DMC blog! And what a lovely hat you've made for the lovely girl, well done.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a wonderful thrill for you and for all of your readers. My Congratulations with your contribution and Many Thanks for helping all of our days have that extra joy.
Be always in stitches.

mainely stitching said...

I don't think the thrill of seeing a new comment ever wears off, Terri! :)

The old photo you found is GORGEOUS. And your wee strawberries are utterly adorable!!

Margaret said...

The hat looks wonderful! The DMC piece is so cool! You must be thrilled! Love the prize too, and the frame. And all those flower frogs! Wow! I'm happy just to have one! lol!

Nancy said...

I think it's very exciting that DMC is featuring your craft studio! I'll have to go have a look.

Nice PIF, yes your friend's daughter is a doll, I love the frame, and I love and envy your flower frog collection!

Have a great day!

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Jane said...

Such a joy to see your craft room, Terri. It looks so inviting and 'well organized'. I see you've stitched SB Shepherd's Earth (I've done this one too!). Thanks for letting us know about the link. What a thrill to be the first one shown on their site!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Dear Terri,

I love you and all your "stuff" You are so stinkin' creative! I am ever so humble to be your friend!

Love, Cathy

Katrina said...

Love your DMC piece! Too cute.

Great gift and what a sweet hat, definitely Derby worthy :-).

Gorgeous flower frogs too!

Julie M said...

Hi Terri! Love your post, lots of eye candy for sure! I'll head on over to DMC right now to check out your piece.

I need to find some bases for my frogs but so far I have been unsuccessful. But the hunt is sure fun!

Cari said...

Terri - your DMC piece is GREAT!! I loved reading all about you and your room. I remember you painting the floor!!

Your finds and strawberries are too much fun too!! You go girl! As always...Happy Stitching & Hugs

Rachel S-H said...

What a cute Derby hat! I hope they have fun. You always find good stuff at the thrift stores. I went on Tuesday and there wasn't anything good.

Loraine said...

Oh my Goodness Terri! Just have to tell you how wonderful your sewing room looks on the DMC blog. Great ideas too! I love the rolled linen idea. I'm going to have to try that. I love the color of your walls too. So cute, although, I would not want to think about painting that checkerboard floor over. (Any project like that, I tend to avoid as much as possible!)
Congrats on a wonderful showing! Also love your tape measure tutorial. I think one of your cute strawberry scissor fobs, and a tape measure would be fun together.
The derby hat is stunning! What darling girl! Hope she had a great time.
Your flower frog collection is really growing! So many pretty frogs in there too.
The new paper pictures is perfect for your house, can't wait to see where it's new home is.
Have a fabulous weekend. I'm so sorry I haven't called you back. I feel like a chicken with her head cut off. We are making a quick trip to Philadelphia tomorrow. Should be home Monday. Talk to you later. Many hugs dear friend.

Deb said...

The hat came out great Terri. Definitely she'll shine in it!

Your craft room pictures came out great on the DMC blog. Such great recognition. The tutorial was a great thing to add too. Those are fun to make and don't take a lot of effort.

Bertie said...

Oh Terri, the entry on the DMC blog is fantastic, you are very organised, such a lovely workroom, congratulations!!

The linen rolled up is great, that's what I did too earlier this year.

The frog's where you keep the scissors are lovely, should have kept those LOL.

Stephanie Hughes said...

I loved your DMC post! This is great. I also love the hat. It gives me an idea for my Preakness Hat. We are going the day before the race to watch the female jockies compete. A large group of women from work are going together for a day out and a great meal. I am excited. I will have to take pictures! I love the scissor flower frogs!

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Found you through the DMC article - don't know why I hadn't before! Love your scissor frogs - aren't they grand?

Kellie said...

You find the neatest pictures, furniture, and trinkets. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your "finds." Love the Derby hat. :) She will fit right in. I grew up very close Louisville (still live in KY). Derby is such a fun time of year here. I am now off to check out your studio on the DMC blog.

Lisa Clarke said...

Love your craft room - especially the wall color and floor!! The tutorial was very clear and I think these would make nice exchange gifts or stocking stuffers. I have some decorator friends that need prettier tape measures! Great Job!

Vinniey said...

Congrats, Terri! Great post! You are a star and I am so proud of you, Terri! Your studio is so so fabulous! Thanks for all the storage ideas and tips. Very inspiring and creative! From floss drawer to wire basket.. the wire rack where you keep your ribbons to the milk glass bowl.. I love almost every corner of your craft room! Thanks for the cute tape measure tutorial too, Terri!

All those strawberries looks so sweet and cute, will show the picture to my daughter and try to make some for her. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sherry said...

I agree with you about still loving to get comments! It just thrills me each time. I will pop over to check your piece at DMC. I am sure it will be wonderful. I will tell you what I told Deb. No fair about all the frogs cause I can't even find one! lol.

Mylene said...

Well done on the derby hat, Terri-it looks great as well as your craft room at the DMC blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Littlebit said...

I'll have to get over to that DMC site and take a look. I nearly melted when I saw your pink flower frog it! And what a wonderful old picture..

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love this post! "Walking" through your room again was a treat. YGG on being featured! You deserve it!

What a wonderful package you received! Those scissors... can you say LOVE??? And the wee strawberries you're makin?? Adorable I tell you!!

You can always be counted on for great eye candy. :)

Have a great weekend!!

bea de caracas said...

How much scissors do you have????
Kisses to you...

woolwoman said...

Terrie - I can relate about my "not" showing much stitching on my blog lately but life just gets in the way some time. Love your DMC feature - it was grand and you deserve the recognition for your wonderful craft studio. So neat! Enjoyed catching up with your blog - hope you are feeling better soon. Mel

Solstitches said...

What an awesome collection of flower frogs you have!
Congratulations on being a contributor to the DMC blog. I didn't know about it so will go check it out as soon as I finish here.
Love the pretty hat you made- how lovely she looks in it.

Linda said...

Congratulations on being featured on the DMC blog.....your studio is amazing. Everything just seems so well thought out....I especially like all the wire baskets and the cabinets for your floss and the way you've hung the speciality threads. Thank you for the tutorial for the tape measure, it's really cute.

Love all your scissor and flower frogs....hugs, Linda

Valerie said...

I love, love, love your organization piece for DMC. Your stitching room is magnificent! I love the colors, the wonderful cabinets, and all the great ideas! Fabulous job, Terri!

I am also very jealous of your new "Scottish Swan Sampler!" I have had my eye on that sampler for some time and I look forward to seeing you stitch it!

Hope things calm down for you much to stitch, so little time...but it is fun trying!

PEA said...

Wonderful. Just love the re-purpose of the flower frogs. Fabulous idea. Thank you so much. I will be hunting up a frog or two.

Sheila said...

What a wonderful piece you did for all the pics of your stitching room, which has left me planning a trip to come and move in with you - LOL!!!

Lois said...

I'm off to check the DMC blog as soon as I post this. Love your strawberries and what a nice PIF gift from Sandy. Cute hat!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sherri said...

I abolutely love your craft space. The DMC write-up was wonderful, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow Terri! What a great space and a nice article on the DMC blog. I love the scissors in the milk glass as well!

Debs said...

I do the same thing, holding my breath to see if anyone comments, and then check back often to see if I have any more. I enjoy reading your blog immensely and you really give my imagination a boost. Thanks for a really great blog!

Siobhán said...

Great job on the DMC fame! :) What a wonderful gift from Sandy, and the hat--what a great job! YGG.

Brigitte said...

It was great to see you on the DMC site. You're getting famous, aren't you? Lol.
Your collection of scissor frogs is just awesome. I'm still on the lookout to find my first.

Pumpkin said...

I saw that Terri! That must have been awesome :o) Congrats!

Beautiful hat! What fun to be able to go to the derby.

Wow! Look at all your flower frogs! I'm an amateur since I only have two ;o)

Gayle said...

It was fun to see you craft room and visit your blog. How fun to have such a collection of scissor frogs.
Happy Stitching,
(I appreciate you following my blog.)