A good friend, Valerie Greeley of Cheshire, UK had a beautiful Tin Easter Egg that she designed as a "Give Away" on her very lovely blog, called "Acornmoon" a week or so ago. Valerie is a famous Author/Illustrator, textile and surface pattern designer. I entered the give away never believing I would win. What a super surprise to come home from my Birthday Getaway Weekend to find I won. Huge Very Big Smile. Along with the lovely Easter Egg Tin Valerie also included a Photo Print of her art called, "Rabbit Family" shown behind the tin signed with Happy Easter Judy, Love Valerire. I decorate my home for Easter every year because I love Spring so much and Valerie's art will be proudly displayed. Thanks Valerie for your lovely gifts.
On my get away weekend one of my most favorite shop to visit is called "Yards Of Fabric" in Mason Michigan. The next 10 photos will show you all a photo of Jeanne's and her lovely shop.
In this photo you will see some very creative Victorian Pincushions, Cupcake Pincushions and other wonderful creations Jeanne has made for in her shop. I always look forward to visiting her shop because it has so much creative inspiration everywhere.
Above is a very very lovely Crazy Patchwork frame block a teacher made for a call demo. It uses some of JBM fabrics in it. The stitching is truly very lovely. Sorry for the blurry photo.
Jeanne specialize in sell lovely laces and ribbons not found everywhere. I always bring home some new ones with me to add to my Crazy Quilts creations.
Jeanne also has some very lovely Victorian Purse made for show in her shop. She sell the lovely Victorian Handles for them too along with wonderful books.
Here you can see some very lovely Silk Ribbon Embroidery Pillows and some more wonderful laces. I just can walk around for hours taken in all the wonderful inspirational items to look at.
Of course I could not leave without buying a few FQ of lovely fabrics and laces. I really fell in love with the Cross Stitch Rose fabric. I have never seen it anywhere. It is created by Holly Holderman, http://www.lakehousedrygoods.com/
I really fell in love with all the "Plaited Ribbon Projects" Jeanne had in her shop. Above are the directions and a look at the red and purple plaited ribbon I bought from Jeanne's shop Yards of Fabrics. The shop does not have a website but Yards of Fabric's telephone number is 517-676-2973.
Here are the last of the fabrics I could not resist buying from Jeanne's shop. Can you tell I love all shades of pinks.
Also in Jeanne's shop was several lovely "Cupcake Pincushions" made from round silicone baking cups that I bought at the Joanne store. I am sure they could be also bought at Hobby Lobby or Michaels stores. I plan to try and create one of theses soon. Love them.
We are now into March and on the first day I discovered my crocuses sprouting their wee heads out of the earth. It was so glorious to see after such a long and cold Winter. This flower bed is close to the house and gets full sun most of the day when it shines in the Winter. So you can see all of the snow has melted from this spot. Seeing them made my day and put a big smile on my face. Below is a photo of what our front yard looks like with inches and inches of the white stuff still around. Such a contrast. But we are now on the downward slide of Winter and hopefully by the end of March all the snow will be gone. Then I can go around and visit all my flower beds to see what wonderful suprises Mother Nature will have for me tp see.
The "Winter Wonderland Online Exhibition" is still running until March 31st. If anyone has not viewed all the wonderful creations at this Exhibition I would recommend taking a peek. My fiber art piece is called Bavaria Winter Wonderland. More about this Exhibition at the posting below or clicking on the words Winter Wonderland Online Exhibition above.
I wish you all a very wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. Greatly appreciated.Hugs,