Where do you get inspiration? Well for me it can happen just about anywhere and at anytime . I was admiring some beautiful blocks that my friend Lesley of Cuddle Quilter fame was making recently and the light bulb came on .Lesley is making blocks using a fabric which has vintage Christmas photos , they are down right gorgeous and my immediate reaction was I have several Christmas cards /postcards that are very vintage , not sure of the year but they would date back at least 50, perhaps more .These cards came from my husbands great aunt Bessie , I know I have mentioned her many times before , she was a special lady and when she passed away over 20 years ago we inherited some of her things and among them were these cards ,I often will display them at Christmas simply because I love them . My treasure for today are these cards not only for their beauty but for the memory of Bessie and the inspiration they provided for the projects I am about to show you. First are the cards .
House on the Side of the Hill our Tuesdays Treasures hostess .
Another treasure I received in the mail today was these gorgeous water color paintings by Pauline of Phoenix Heirlooms, she was sweet enough to send these to me when she knew I was not feeling well ,Thank you so...... very much Pauline , I love them and you are certainly a very talented lady !!My photo does not do them justice at all .If you are not familiar with Pauline's blog be sure you stop by , she does some incredible work both by machine and a paint brush so stop on over here and say hello and tell her I sent you .
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a lovely day.Oh I want to say that those that have been or are being affected by that dreadful storm Sandy , my thoughts and prayers are with you , it is unbelievable the destruction this massive storm has caused . It is heading our way but we are going to be getting the tale end of it and it will likely just be a wind and rain event .