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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas In July For Pink Saturday

I have been very busy this week trying to get ahead on my holiday items. I would love to show you gorgeous pink blooms from my garden, but, with the heat that we have in the desert, (it was 118 degrees last week) the blooms have withered and died, so we are in for awhile before I can post anything from outside that resembles a flower, a live one that is. I hope you don't mind that I share with you some of my work, and some of my ideas on how to use these. I want to thank Beverly from how sweet the sound for making this all possible. Please take some time this weekend to check out all the beautiful posts and visit as many bloggers as you can. Thankyou so much for visiting me, I appreciate it more than you can know.
These are a couple of the stockings I have finished for my Christmas in July. I hope you don't mind me sharing these with you this week. I caught on to a great idea last year and wanted to share it with you this year. This may be for you, or maybe not. Just something to ponder.
We exchange a gift with our daughter in laws parents during the Christmas holidays. Usually I weave something special and fill the basket with different types of homemade goodies. Last year, I got caught, was way too busy and ran out of time. Instead of weaving, I made a beautiful stocking and had fun filling it up. This is the idea that I thought I would share with you. Many of us have family, friends and aquaintances that we enjoyed giving a gift to. We often wonder what the heck to give to someone that "has it all." Think outside the box: a stocking makes a great gift that can be cherished for years to come. This can be any type of stocking, large or small, handmade or store bought. You can fill it with just about anything from books of stamps, jewelry, candy, candles, stationary, the list goes on and on. It's fun and it's easy. Think about it when you need to give a gift from the heart. You just can't beat homemade gorgeousness..........well, maybe!
I hope all of my blogger friends and their families have a wonderful, safe weekend, and I will see all of you next week for lots more pink fun.


NicNacManiac said...

These stockings are lovely. The fabrics and the graphics are charming!! I love the idea to fill it with all kinds of goodies for the person who has everything!!Thanks so much for sharing!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Anonymous said...

Christmas in pink :-) The stocking are lovely - they can even be displayed all year round :-) And I like the idea very much - filling a stocking with some nicnacs. Yes, yes, I like it :-)

(no pink post for me today, just dropping by)

caren said...

Wow! You are so on top of things! Love the stocking. Happy Pink Saturday.

Regina said...

So pretty stockings. Very creative.
Happy PS and a nice week ahead.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Charlotte! Your stockings are so beautiful! I love gifts from the heart over store bought!

Thanks for sharing!


Michelle said...

The stockings are just wonderful. I've made so many for us that I think we have 3 a piece now!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

What a beautiful stockings. You are very creative to fill it with goodies.
Happy PS

Lots of luv,

Say It With Roses said...

Hi Char....Mmmmm, I do remember those days of 118 degrees and even higher!! Thank goodness for air conditioning!
Love your pretty stockings!

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning Char! Just LOVE the BEAUTIFUL stockings! I did not do a Pink Saturday post this week, as I was fairly busy, and now I seem to have come down with some flu-like syptoms that are now keeping me on the couch! I just wanted to tell you that I made your Oatmeal Blueberry bars, and loved them! I mentioned them in my last post too, so people may very well be stopping to look for your recipe too! Happy Pink Saturday to you, and hope you have a wonderful week! ~tina

♥Mimi♥ said...

♥Happy Pink Satuday♥
Really cold (50s) in upper Michigan today with a dark sky. I need all the pink I can get this morning. Thanks so much for helping lift my spirits!

Wishing you a weekend filled with sunshine and happiness.

She'sSewPretty said...

I would love to receive a beautiful stocking like that. I think handmade gifts are the best.
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

My children think the stockings are the BEST part of Christmas...they are grown now but still look forward to their stockings.

YOur creations are beautiful and thank you for sharing!


Lisa said...

Beautiful!!! I love Christmas! I really try not to do Christmas in July or I would NEVER stop doing Christmas!! But I love looking at yours!
Hugs, Lisa

Riet said...

I love those stockings. Nice with the roses fabric. Happy pink Saturday.
I love your music too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, what lovely stockings! You have outdone yourself withthese. They are perfectly beautiful! Pink perfection!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Tami said...

Just lovely! Good for you getting a head start on the Holidays..You have inspired me to get busy!!
Have a lovely pink day!
xo Tami

Claudia said...

The stockings are so pretty! I love your idea about them. Happy Pink Saturday!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

So very pretty and Victorian! Very feminine and wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Mary said...

Hi Char!
Beautiful stockings! You are quite talented! Thank you for sharing!
Maybe thinking of the holidays will help cool you down...118 degrees, oh my!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

Elyse said...

what lovely fabrics and trimmings -- so pretty. nice gift idea about the stockings, too.

happy pink saturday!


Sares said...

Theses are beautiful. We always used to have stockings full of stuffers when we were little, they were my favorite part! Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Bette said...

christmas stockings... ah, brings back childhood memories. those are really pretty and i love that it can be used as a gift bag and decor at the same time. and they are pink! what loveliness!

Angela said...

Yummy and pretty stuff, Char! You have an award to pick up on My Blog!

Take care.


Martha said...

Lovely! Stay inside and stay cool - 118, yikes! And here I thought it was hot here in Florida. You have us beat!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very pretty stockings! need not to wait for Xmas to hang the stockings... fit all year round! happy PS

Katie said...

Beautiful stitchin' there gal! So very pretty!

Happiest of Pink Saturdays to you!

alicesg said...

That's a lovely pink stocking there. Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Oh those are indescribably (sorry for the spelling) beautiful!

Say, MaidenShade Matters is having a give away and I'm letting people on my "where I wander" blog list know. Please, pass it on!

Thanks, Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Oh my - these stockings are so pretty! I sure do understand your hot weather - I live in the CA desert - whew - thank you the air condintioning works! Pink Hugs, Patti

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Update on Amy! The doctors came in, they talked to Amy and were finally able to get the IV started. Ladies we start praying, it will be 2 more hours now, Amy is back in the procedure room. The Dr.s like to use the artery on the right side of the groin, but Amy had cancer there at the age of 10 and there is scar tissue there, so it may not be possible on the right side and they may have to go to the left. Debbie said that Amy was hesterical this morning, but after talking to the Dr. she had calmed down. The Dr. said they will occlude the corotid artery for 30 minutes, if she shows no sign of a stroke then she will be scheduled for surgery, if at any time in those 30 minutes if she shows a sign of stroke, then the surgery will not be possible. We have jumped the first hurdle with prayer, we move on to the second. Thank you so much for loving our family, Sherry

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely stockings you made! I love them all... ahhh reminds me the Christmas is coming.. have a great week

Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful, congratulations. I too wore a sheath style dress of soft white Dupioni silk, and carried calla lilies - 14 years for me.

Hi, just a note to let you know I held the drawing last evening and posted the results today. I'm sorry you didn't win, but wanted to thank you for entering.

Please come by and visit again soon - I love to get company.

Have a great week! xJ

Vicki said...

Oh, I know you from e-bay. I love all of your work. I have one of your pillows. It has a beautiful vintage bride and is surrounded by gorgeous lace. I am glad to have found your blog. I am new to blogging. If you have the opportunity, please come join me at my blog, "Bunny Cottage". Those Christmas stockings are gorgeous, too. Have a happy weekend. Vicki