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Friday, December 10, 2010

Neck Tie Purses

Here are a few of our Neck Tie Purses.
We make them from recycled and New ties.
Each one is one of a kind design..
We also take orders for Memory Tie's and Teddy Bears from customers who want to remember someone in their life.
We hope you visit our site often, for we are always adding new things.
WE have just added our items to " Art Fire."
So look for us under handmade/bags & purses/Tie purses.

Babs N Pam

Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 days til Christmas

Whew wee...did any of you get caught up in Black Friday or Cyber Monday???
I stayed home and my grandson, Zachary , & I put up our Christmas tree.....it always goes up the Saturday after Christmas.
I love this time of year, don't you? With the antcipation of greeting or hearing from old friends. Smelling that fresh baked flavor of cookies that  float thru the house and seeing that first snow flake of winter. Wow!
Today, Zach & I will decorate the house with my collection of Santa's , that gives we a twinkle in my eye all month long.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving

Well has we get ready for TURKEY Day, we're all running around gathering last minute items to make our Holiday a wonderful day.
My family we'll becoming to my house, Daughter Laura, Husband Doug, Granddaughter Ambre, Daughter Kathy, Grandson Joey, my husband Jim and Me (Pam),
We will have the traditional Turkey and Ham, served with stuffing, gravy, cranberries,Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas and corn. And for dessert Pumkin pie and Buttersctoch pie(Family tradition). It will be a cool day with a chance of rain according to the weatherman.
Barbara will be off to her daughters for the Holiday along with our mother and her husband.
We each are very Thankful for all the blessings we have received this year, so we would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.\
Do stop back again, it's been nice visting with you.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Misty Memories by Barbara Linzey

Gentle rain is falling,
Weather is cold and damp; causing one to shiver.
Surrounding mountains covered in wispy clouds,
like smoke reaching to the river.
Sweet memories of Scotland comes to mind.......
Same wispy clouds on mountainside, moor and glen making up the highlands.
It's a world surreal, a world of foggy mist, a world of make believe, a world of
unseen faries..........
Amongst the dew and mist, fern and old oak tree ,dewy mist that follows the ground
and river bed.
It floats through the forest like wispy smoke across the forest floor and bubbling brook;
alive and free..........

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grandmothers Red Work

Red work is the Art of Embroidering a simple outline pattern, using a simple stem stitch.
DMC Red floss #498, DMC Blue Floss # 311 and DMC Green Floss #561 can be used.
Red work is used on many things like napkins, tea towels, pillows and quilts. The most
common designs were animals, flowers, fruit, vegtables, children and nursery rhymes.






I hope you will enjoy some of our designs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Old World Belsnickles

"I will hold Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."                                 
                                                                      Charles Dickens

Each Santa begins with a handmade cloth body. All Santa's are individually designed and no 2 are alike. They stand approximately 15 inches tall and are on a  solid wood base. Each comes with their own history and Legend.

Crayons the Magic Paint in Quilting

Did you know when the crayola was invented in the 1920's women tinted their linens with them and then Embroidered them. This technique is called Cloth etching. These designs are a combination of drawing, coloring  and fine Embroidery.  Used on pillows, pictures, scraves and Quilts. Each person becomes an Artists when they use their  needle and thread.

All about the Twins (Babs N Pam)

From our Native American Great Great Grandma Saby in Appalachia, to our English Grandma's needlework and art, we strectched our artistic abilities to the Eastern Coastal regions, to the deserts of the South West and back to the Shenadoah Valley of Virginia and have grown from the experience.
We dedicate Babs N Pam's creations to our Grandmothers and all grandmothers who have influenced our lives.
Welcome to our Blog. We like to design our own patterns, make Quilts, draw, paint and all types of
needlework. We specialize in making Purses with recycled Silk men's neck ties.
Enjoy browsing our blog, We would love to share with you some of our designs.

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