Thursday, July 18, 2013

Latest creations

Good morning everyone ~ Sorry I’ve not been here lately, but as you know, my life has changed drastically. I’m just starting to get into my new groove, even though I miss my dear husband every day and the tears flow whenever they feel like it.

I’ve been embroidering with ribbon and love it.  I’d like to know where you ladies who do ribbon work buy your ribbon and also ribbon seam binding.  I’m on a budget so need good prices.  I’ve bought some from Walmart, ribbon that is, not seam binding, as they didn’t have that kind.  Walmart doesn’t have a great variety, but it’s been a start.

I’ve been making little fabric covered journals. which I’ll be putting in my little Etsy shop when I re-open it. I emptied it when my husband left this planet as I didn’t want to deal with selling and shipping then. I’m getting ready now, as I updated my bank and credit card info, also my profile. Now I’ve got to take photos and write out descriptions and get items listed. I’m a bit of a procrastinator to say the least.  I also miss my dear husband’s love and encouragement.

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Here are some crocheted, beaded edgings I’ve made also.

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Happy Creating whatever your medium.

FlowerLady

16 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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creations.1 said...

It is good to know you are ready to start on life's journey again Flowerlady. All in your own time and you will be fine. I think your little journal covers are just beautiful.

Gardening with Juanita said...

I love it all beautiful

Susan Hook said...

Hello Lorrain, I am so glad that you are feeling up to creating again. I love all your little book covers my favourite one is the bottom left, it is very pretty. I hope you do well with your etsy shop, this is something that I haven't tried yet!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your crocheted, beaded edges are rather intricate and unusual. I hope you find a suitable supply of ribbons and binding

Jeri Landers said...

I love all your creations on the header and the little booklets are just plain SWEET! I am so glad you are returning to your little ribbon gardens, they are so delightful and delicate. Years ago, when I needed a good deal of ribbon, I found some great wholesale prices on Ebay. You might start there.People are often trying to unload their bulk supplies. Also, I got some great prices on Etsy for craft items I needed.

Terry said...

Hi, Lorraine!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Your artwork is beautiful!

43 years of marriage! Wow! You were very blessed. I will pray that God sends you comfort and joy.

Terry


Jillayne said...

Your journals are delightful. I am glad to hear you are going to be re-opening your Etsy shop; everything in it's own good time, and as you are ready, but it's still good.
I admire your pluckiness Lorraine...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh my
you are so talented.
Love all of your work...

Tootsie said...

I used to crochet like a maniac when I was in my 20's and teens...I also did needlepoint and x stitch a lot. As I got older, it got busier in my world and I have not had a chance to do any of it...not since my wedding! I love the look and feel of hand made crochet...yours is beautiful!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Just taking a tour of your many places here. I love your header. You are so talented. You work is just beautiful. My eyes would go batty tring to see all that tiny details.

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Hi Loraine,
I found you through a comment on another blog and stopped by for a visit. First, let me say that I loved reading your beautiful tribute to your husband and the love you shared for so many years. Secondly, your covered journals are beautiful. I can see that you do quite a bit of needlework. I cross stitch, but little else. I am a new follower and am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Stop by and visit when you have the opportunity.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW! you do have a GOD given skill, you even do beading crochet...

Carole said...

Hi Lorraine, thanks so much for dropping by to say hello. Your journal covers are fabulous, love them all! Carole xox

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wow beautiful..:) It's and amazing talent.. hope to learn this art

LindaD said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your husband has gone on - but joyful to hear that you are keeping on. We are at that age and of course have considered when one goes first. I'm ready to go, but guess we are never ready to lose each other... til the time comes. Your blog ws very uplifting to me - and encouraging.
Thank you for sharing
Linda in Florida