Sunday, October 30, 2011

pillow love


Good morning friends.  I've had this plain nook space in my house.  It's dark.  It's at the top of our stairs, right outside of our bedrooms, and it just needed a little pop of color and interest.  Do you remember my "peeps" project??  I made that display from a frame and then added chicken wire.  I had an ugly pink bench in my storage room that I lacquered with red paint and then the best part of all...my new treasure.  See that pillow??...LOVE!!!!





My post the other day was about using your gifts, whatever they may be...and that we are ALL artists in one way or another.  This pillow is a perfect example of that.  My blogging friend Chrissie Grace contacted me several months ago.  She was in love with my work and vice versa, and we decided to do a trade. 


When I opened my package from her I actually teared up.  From reading my blog she knew I loved foxes and owls.  She knew I loved mushrooms.  She knew my favorite scriptures.  I told her these things too, but she knew!  She had found the perfect fabric and away she went...to create a masterpiece that would completely bless my heart!



Look at the detail involved.  I am in complete awe of her talent.  Her GOD GIVEN ability to create an art piece out of fabric...amazing!!!  Anyway that little dark overlooked space is not overlooked anymore.  Every time I walk by it reminds me of the special people in my life and that I'm blessed.  It reminds me that He knows me:)   If you get a chance bless my friend too and check out her amazing Etsy shop.



David Garibaldi: Jesus Painting from Thriving Churches on Vimeo.


Oh and I had this video sent to me awhile back and I keep forgetting to share it.  It will bless your socks off.  Take a second and watch it...with the music loud!!!  It's awesome.  Again the gifts that God gives his people is mind blowing!!!  Are you using yours today??




Have a blessed day.






192.  no need for an alarm clock on the weekend.
193.  sweet ones who love me despite my hormones.
194.  orange, red and yellow crispy leaves.
195.  my electric blanket
196.  sweet viola music filling in the silence around me;)
197.  craft paper, ribbons and pretty things to make something lovely.
198.  the excitement of a friend coming to stay;)
199.  the smell of my dinner simmering in the crockpot.



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40 comments:

  1. What a beautiful pillow and amazing artwork!

    That video gave me the goosebumps! I just saw another one like that this week too, and I am in awe of that talent - God blesses with all kinds of gifts!

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  2. I can see why you love it Becky ~ it is so you. Although I love reading your posts I can hardly wait to see what you are grateful for at the end of each one ~ they make me smile. Happy Sunday sweetie ~ and no snow for us so far ~ it has turned into a rain event ~ so it is nasty out there right now but I am snuggled in with the ones that I love ~ so that's ok. xo

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  3. what a sweet friendship
    & the pillow is absolutely YOU!!

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  4. that pillow is amazing but, even more lovely is the friendship that you two have developed. God is good!

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  5. What a sweet pillow. I love it when someone does something that you know the other person will love.

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  6. Love the "peeps project" & the pillow...amazing! You each have beautiful gifts to offer; but, I'd say the best one of all is friendship:)

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  7. Yay for the Peeps Project finding a spot in your new home! (I love mine - thanks for inspiring!!) And HOW perfect is the pillow for you, you Foxy Mama? The detail in it is amazing...I can't wait to check out your friend's shop! Happy Sunday.

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  8. Yay!!!!!! What a great little space! It is YOU to a T! :) I just lugged my suitcase into my closet. It's TINY. I guess I'm going to really have to think about my wardrobe... I can't wait!!!! :)

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  9. i love your pillow! it's perfect! going to go check out her shop now :)

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  10. I LOVE all of it so much! So creative and so many beautiful talents : )

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  11. that nook would be my favorite space. i'd want to hang there, for sure. the pillow is so foxy pretty. the stitched verse is gorgeous. LOVE it all.

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  12. that pillow is adorable! inspires me to work on my embroidery more! i bet what you traded her was just as wonderful. ;) that video is awesome. totally got goosebumps! hope you're having a great weekend, becky!

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  13. She is very talented indeed! WOW!
    I am glad you can feel happy when you see that space : )

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  14. That pillow is fantastic!
    I'm on my way to check her out.
    Biz

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  15. Such a sweet gift and can I just tell you that I love your blog. I always feel blessed when I come by!

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  16. Lovely, lovely gift..it suits you!
    I love how you filled in that space..its perfect!
    Blessings, and I have seen that video before too...amazing!!
    Love to you xo

    Debroah xoxo

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  17. I have followed her for almost a month! I love gifts! I would just write scripture all OVER my house if I could.
    So perfect..So YOU!
    my heart is so thankful for all my blog family right now. thank you:) praying your Monday rise with joy..
    xo

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  18. i guess i was signed in under my daughter..nikki:) what do you do...
    xo
    tiff..see above. that is me

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  19. What a fun surprise! I love that you were blessed in this way.

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  20. I love waht you did with the nook. The color brightens up the the space in your home. You have a wonderful talent of putting items together and having the end result come out so lovely. The pillow that your friend made for you is perfect!

    Mary

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  21. you blessed me this morning seeing my face on your photo wall. :) That fox pillow is just to die for. what a sweetie she is for making that for you. I know my sentimental friend (you) appreciates it sooooo much!

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  22. Sheesh...I'm blushing over here!
    I love the little nook :)
    ...and I'm so glad God brought us together :)

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  23. LOVE the pillow!! Your friend is really awesome! I'm an admirer of her work for reals. :o)

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  24. I've so loved your last few posts on being an artist! Could it be? Could I actually be creative??? I think also, that God gave you the gift of encouragement and the ability to inspire. I always feel those two things (among others) when I visit your blog.....I just love it....so incredibly inviting and cozy :)

    And I have so.many.windows! We live in a house that was built in 1922, and sadly had to replace 44 original windows. I'm terribly nostalgic and sentimental, so needless to say, it was painful. But now you've given me an idea for at least a few of them (we kept several)! LOVE your newly decorated nook! And actually got a little choked up....I also love when people make real connections. So sweet of your friend to make you that PERFECT pillow!

    Blessings,
    Kelly

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  25. That pillow is just perfect for you Becky! You did a great job decorating your little space and I love that it sits right at the top of your stairs so you see it every time you go up and down! :) Happy Monday~

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  26. Wow, what a talented seamstress. Such art. Both of you have quite a gift. Isn't it amazing how much of ourselves is revealed in our blogs. Yes, she knew JUST who you are. :)

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  27. What a sweet little nook...I love that you took an otherwise forgotten space in your house and turned it into something beautiful! And that pillow is adorable. :)

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  28. To know you is to love you, Becky. :) What a blessing a loving friend is.... ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  29. I love the pillow - it is pretty amazing (is she talented or what?) But, the pillow with the red bench and the turquoise inspiration board is even better. You really turned the dark little space into something great!!
    xo Ashlyn

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  30. I love this.
    GIrl, is that fox on some fabric or did she draw that with fabric pens?

    She put her whole self into making those...which makes them PRICELESS.

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  31. Yes, she nailed it!
    Foxes and owls and
    mushrooms....OH MY!!
    Love how you are able
    to turn an overlooked
    space into something
    special, B!
    xx Suzanne

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  32. Great use of space! I love the colors! :)

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  33. Becky,
    LOVE how you brightened a dark spot. LOVE the fox pillow!
    xo, Cheryl

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  34. LOVE the fox pillow it is adorable! The video was amazing, made me cry. thanks for sharing.. :)

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  35. amazing post, miss becky. love that vid, love your new nook, and that pillow... did she paint the fox or is it part of her art? beautiful. i'm off to explore her place, too!
    xo

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  36. Your pillow is perfectly you! What a gift and what a wonderful nook you've created that has such thoughtfulness in the space.
    I'm offto have a look at her shop.
    Hope you are having a great week,
    Lulu

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  37. That pillow is insane. I can't believe the detail!

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  38. LOVE that pillow!! What a sweet friend and what and awesome idea to do some switching between you!

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