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Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Winner Is: Plus A New Project


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday
with our daughter, granddaughters and
even great-granddaughters.
We are truly blessed.
 
This morning I drew a name 
from all the names that entered my
Give-A-Way
and the winner is:
Marilyn
of
Mountain Top Spice
https://mountaintopspice.blogspot.com/ 
Marilyn lives in Northern Idaho
and her blog is filled with amazing
photos of the landscape around her area
as well as recipes and gardening.
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I wish that I would have been able to make 
a pillow to send to everyone that entered.
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 While you are here . . .



 I want to show
you my latest project. 
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I was going through some things out
in the well house, when I found this
little dress that was mine when I was a baby.


So I decided to wash and starch it
and make a hanger for it.
The hanger is cut from a piece of scrap plywood. 


I cut it, sanded it and painted it.


So now I have this little dress hanging
in a bedroom:)

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I just want to say Thank You 
to all of my sweet and loyal followers.
Blogging was been a very sweet experience.

Every one of you has inspired me
in one way or another,
and I am grateful for your 
friendship.
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Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

44 comments:

  1. Congrats to Marilyn! This pillow will be perfect for her. Your little smocked dress is precious and I love the hanger you made. I've missed crafting this week. hugs

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    1. We have had company for a week and it was wonderful . . . lots of hugs and lots of good memories to hold us until we see each other again:) Not only did our daughter and granddaughters visit, but we also met our other granddaughter and her family halfway between our home and hers, for lunch one day. All in all a great Thanksgiving . . . we have so much to be thankful for.

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  2. That is such a pretty little dress, lovely to have it on the wall where you can enjoy it.
    Well done Marilyn!

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    1. I'm so glad that my Momma saved it :)

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  3. Congratulations to Marilyn. Love the little dress and the hanger you made for it. That looks so cute hanging on the wall like that

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you . . . it is a sweet little dress and it was nice that my Momma saved it for me :)

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  4. Oh the hanger and your little dress is just adorable. What a great idea.

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    1. Thank you . . . I had forgotten all about it and it was a sweet surprise to find it after all these years :)

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  5. Daughters, granddaughters and yet another granddaughter...your family leans heavily on the female side.
    On my DH's side of the family there were 12 granddaughters before any grandsons were born. Girls are fun but so are boys.
    So lovely that your Mom kept the little dress and now you can display it.

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    1. We are truly blessed with our girls and I am sure that one day a great-grandson will be born, that will be sweet, too. For now there is nothing more precious to us than our daughter and granddaughters . . . great-granddaughters, too :) Life is good!

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  6. Congratulations to Marilyn! That is a darling baby dress of yours with the smocking. Lovely hanger you made to show it off! Hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you, we had a lovely Thanksgiving. My Steve is having health issues and was in pain the whole week of company and family visits . . . hopefully we can get in to see the doctor tomorrow and find out what is going on.

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  7. A perfect winner! Congrats Marilyn! I had a little dress almost exactly like yours. Sweet little hanger.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I'm so happy that my Momma saved it through all these years. It's entirely hand-stitched, you don't see that any more :)

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  8. You always make the cutest things. I'd love to be half as creative as you! Thanks for sharing all your creations.

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    1. Sunny, you are always so generous with your kind and encouraging words. Thank you :)

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  9. That is such a sweet way to display the baby dress.

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  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. Being with our kids and other family members just makes a holiday so complete. And what a neat idea making the little hanger for your baby dress. I wish I had something of mine from when I was little. My mom was such a collector of things but she didn't save any of our baby clothes. How fun to have it hanging up where you can enjoy it.

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    1. My Momma didn't save much either, but I do have this dress and a pair of little cowboy boots from when I was around 2 or 3; they are pretty special, too :)

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  11. Congrats to the winner, and that is one very nice way to display such a treasure.

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  12. Hi Connie :) I agree with everyone, that hanger is so cute and I love how you set the whole display up! Very nice! Congratulations to Marilyn!!! Lucky gal! :) I just checked out her blog, it's lovely! :) A new follower here. Thanks for the link Connie. :)

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    1. Hi Rain, you are so sweet, thanks for following Marilyn's blog . . . she posts some very awesome photos of Idaho :)

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  13. What a cute little hanger...perfect for the tiny dress.
    Congrats to your winner.I am going over to see her now.

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    1. Hi bj thanks for visiting Marilyn's blog. I know that she will be excited to make a new blogging friend:)

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  14. Connie, I love that you could just whip up a special hanger for that sweet dress. You are a clever girl. Congrats to Marilyn. I just started blogging with her and she does indeed show us some awesome sights. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. One of the things that I love about blogging is seeing where everyone lives. I don't have a budget for traveling and I have a husband that has never been interested in traveling. So, blogs like Marilyn's where I can visit and enjoy the beauty of her state is a treat. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet and encouraging comments. We have been blogging sisters for a long time now and I truly appreciate your friendship :)

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  15. Oh I just love your little dress on that cute hanger you made , it looks great on your wall with everything else, such a great display!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . I'm happy that my mamma saved it :)

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  16. Thank you Connie for this generous giveaway! I just fell in love with the pillow when I saw it, and I can hardly believe it will be mine! I am just so thrilled about it all! And you are the amazing crafty gal! I love your cut-out hanger, it is darling, and then the polka dot paint just really topped it off, what a darling addition to your wall setting! How precious that you still have this dress and can display it. I hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving, many hugs and blessings to you!

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    1. Hi Marilyn, I have your pillow cover in an envelope and ready to mail. Hopefully I will get to town today and have it on it's way. I am delighted that you like it and that it can be a part of your Christmas decor :)
      As for my baby dress . . . I love that my Momma saved it, she made many moves through her life and it would have been much easier to have left it behind :)

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  17. Connie that is a beautiful way to showcase the little dress. What a wonderful idea for a baby's nursery. I have one of my grandaughter's teenie little socks. I am planning on putting it into a box frame and displaying it in my craft room

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    1. I love your idea with the sock . . . little sweet baby items are so precious especially when they belong to those you love, or are treasure memories.

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  18. Congratulations Marilyn!! That pillow is so lovely! Wonderful idea for your dress to display it also. You are very talented! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Hi Jill, thanks for stopping by to visit. I'm happy that you like my little dress, and delighted that my Momma held on to it for so many years:)

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  19. What a darling little smocked dress. You're so lucky to still have and now be able to display it on its own special hanger. So sweet..

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    1. I do feel blessed that my Momma hung on to it . . . she did a lot of moving in her day, back and forth from the Midwest to the Western coast and just packing the trunk and backseat of her car. She kept a box of her family treasures, mostly photographs, but among her treasures were this little dress and my first little pair of cowboy boots:)

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  20. Oh, I do hope Steve got in to see the doctor today and got some relief. Just sent up a prayer for him. No fun being sick around the holidays! (or any day for that matter) Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, he didn't, but has an appointment for Thursday unless there's a cancellation and he can get in earlier. Thank you so much for your prayers, they mean a lot to us and we are very grateful :)

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  21. Oh how sweet is that baby dress of your's
    congratulations to Marilyn on her sweet win also

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    1. That little dress is over 70 years old . . . goes to show that I'm not old, I'm just vintage :)

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  22. Congratulations to Marilyn! You are a very generous soul to offer this up Connie!
    Bless you!
    Suzy

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  23. What a sweet little dress, and I love that hanger -- nice job!

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