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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of four, and Gram of four. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Another Project.....

I am working on a bulletin board for our women's organization at Church,
The Relief Society, and I wanted to post some before and after pictures....

So, here are the items I will be working with and items I have made previously that 
are similar to what I will use for the board.....
I want to produce a crazy quilt look around the edges 
and have a simpler look in the 
center because it will be covered with ... bulletins!!!

I want to add some French Ribbon flowers to the corners and 
give it a feminine vintage feel. This is a
chipboard heart box lid I made years ago when 
I was learning to make these flowers.

The box lid usually sits atop a treadle sewing machine that has a special
family story attached to it. That will be for another post.

Looking at these pictures I took last spring, I see that my
bronze fairy charm has flown! 
I will search for her and get her back home!

This is my Quiet Room (we call it that to encourage quiet behavior in here, 
which also includes musical instrument playing....) 
where this Treadle Sewing Machine lives,
 along with an old rocking chair from my paternal Grandfather's home
and a little red child's rocking chair from the home I grew up in. 
Most of my siblings and I, as well as all my 5 children and their cousins, 
47 cousins, and most of their many children....
 rocked in this chair when they were small. It makes my heart sing
to have it in my home and see little people rocking in it.

These are a few other items I have made with French Ribbon flowers.
It is interesting that the True French Ribbon, the made in France Wired Ribbons, 
are more delicate and prettier to me than the wired ribbon.
I prefer the finished product when I have used those.
I will most likely use a combination 
of them for this project.

I have been "collecting" cream and off white, and white fabrics 
for years.....with an idea in my head to make a memory quilt....
so I am using some of that fabric for this project. 
I am going to try to do a simpler version.
I will show the After results when I get it finished!
Happy Hearts Week to you!


  1. Can't wait to see your completed bulletin board! Your supplies are enough to cause quite a visual impact!

    1. Thanks, I am glad you like the look of the supplies,
      I am going to try to not worry about this and just do it...that will be a challenge for me....
      Hearts to you!

  2. Betsy: What a beautiful post! I am nominating you for a Liebster Award. Participation is entirely voluntary. I don't know if you have been nominated before. If not, and you'd like to participate, please visit my blog for instructions. Thank you! -Derrith S. tiedupinribbon.blogspot.com

    1. Derrith,
      Thanks so much for the nomination! I am entirely in the dark about this sort of thing! I will have to contact you and get more information....I am honored that ANYONE would nominate me for ANYTHING! The Crazy Mother Award, I can undersatnd...!! LOL
      Thanks for coming by!
      Hearts to you, Talk to you soon,

  3. LOVE ribbonwork! Beautiful photos - Happy Valentines Day! Tanya

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I am excited to do it, but I need to get it done and do a less fluffy version!
      I will show pictures when i get it done!

  4. Hello Betsy,
    Love your work !! Beautiful ribbonflowers
    and colors!
    You've made some great photos too.
    My last post has a similar theme....
    the lid of a box :).
    Hope you will hop over to visit and......
    I'd really love to have you as a follower ;)!
    Your plans sound great, and
    the colors you're planning to use.
    (how did your cake turn out?)

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

    1. Wilma,
      I am still dreaming of cake! I haven't gone any farther than that!! but I will someday!
      Thanks for the reminder...my mind goes so fast, I forget projects sometimes.....!
      Silly, I know...

  5. Your flowers are beautiful. I have a rocker very similar to your old rocker, but mine needs to be recovered:)
    Have a beautiful day.

    1. Hello, dear Lady!
      Thanks for coming by! My rocker is still in the beginning stages of being recovered...actually it has been over 30 years in this stage! When I was in college, my sister started to recover it for my mother, but my mother liked it with just the base recovery fabric and so there it stayed. One of my daughters will inherit this rocker....and she is thrilled! It was in my Mother's bedroom for my children's growing up years...It warms their hearts as well!
      Talk soon!

  6. Aaaaah, Betsy, it looks like you love doing ribbon roses like I do, sugar. I could make them all day but I only have so much room in this house to put them. I hope all is well with you.

  7. Oh, and if "centering" is what you want to do with your header, just put a c with <> around it before it and a /c with < > after it. I can help you but I need to get in there to do it. Let me know if you want my help. I don't know if this makes since but if I do it on THIS COMMENT it won't make sense. EMAIL ME!!!

  8. Oh Betsy....
    Those pics are LOVELY!! Your ribbon roses and flowers are just GORGEOUS!! I cannot wait to see how it all turns out. I know it will be heart-stopping and absolutely stunning!
    Thanks so much for sharing your beauties with us this week!
    BLessings to you!


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