Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow with a twist

Hi Everyone ~

So many times I look to Pottery Barn for  inspirational ideas.  I usually wind up spending money on something I could make myself.

Today I was looking at the pillows on our Family Room couch, and wanted to change them for the spring & summer months.  The navy blue pillows are very nice, but I thought maybe a little lighter for the warmer weather.

Here is my inspiration ~

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I have this material……So…….decided to make it myself.

After cutting the material I realized I was 3″ to short.

What to do now…….I have the same material in red & cream –  so I made a 3″ ruffle, and added vintage buttons.

I love it.  The same, but with a little twist.

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Tomorrow I will finish the other one.

So happy with the way they came out, and I saved $60.00

Hope you are having a wonderful evening.

Till next time.

Much love,

Rose

Sneak Peek

Good Morning Friends ~

I will be reopening my Etsy store in 3 days ~

http://www.muchloverose.com

Will reopen on June 1st, 2017, after a long recovery from surgery.  I’m doing so much better, and I am ready for business.

I will be offering a 10% discount each month for the “Heart of the month” and each heart will be given a name – it will be named from the name of the material I use.

June’s heart name is “Guernsey”

Guernsey meaning ~

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.

June’s coupon code is  JUNE2017

Go here to view ~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/532839155/handmade-vintage-hearts-heart-of-the?ref=related-3

spring hearts

A few more new items in the store. ~

birthstone bracelets

Go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/244245933/birthstone-bracelet-all-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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Go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/512388216/handmade-vintage-hearts?ref=related-6

Hope you have enjoyed viewing the new products ~

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.

Much love,

Rose

Ten Minute Fix

Good Day to you all ~

I decided to change the shower curtain in the guest bath, so along with the shower curtains came garbage pail, tissue holder & soap pump.

The guest room is directly across from the guest bath, so having them the same colors well you know how that is.

new bathroom

I looked for 2 towels to go with all of the above.  I was having a bit of a problem trying to find just the right color.  Finally Bed Bath & Beyond had the perfect pink.

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Pretty – YES – but, it needed something else.

I had some ribbon in pink and green, but not the right pink or green.  Then I came across a lace that you can put ribbon through.  Aah!!! that’s a perfect match.

Ten minutes later you have this.

My new sewing machine is amazing.  It actually lets you know when you are getting close to a pin.  That to me is close to perfect.

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Subtle ~ but perfect.

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If anyone is in the market for a new sewing machine look no longer.

Amazon has this one ~

https://www.amazon.com/SINGER-9960-600-Stitch-Computerized-Accessories/dp/B004RDH7Y8/ref=sr_1_22?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1494869036&sr=1-22&keywords=sewing+machine

It received so many good reviews, and the price was just right.

I’m still learning how to use many of the features, but youtube is great for this.

 

Have a wonderful Monday.

Much love,

Rose

Sunday Reflection 5/14/17

Good Morning Dear Friends ~

Although Mother Teresa lived to be 87, she never saw her mother or sister again after the day she left for Ireland.

Mother Teresa’s Family – Her mom & sister to the right

Her dad & Mother Teresa to the left.

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After a year learning English in Ireland, Agnes transferred to the Sisters of Loreto convent in Darjeeling, India

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Convent where Mother Teresa was head of the Missionaries.

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Mother Teresa at age 18

Some Family History 

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Have an amazing day & Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms.

Much love,

Rose

Happy Mother’s Day

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Good morning beautiful & Happy Mother’s Day.

I would like to dedicate this post to my beautiful Mom.  She has given all of us so much love, and wisdom.  Something I hope to keep with me for the rest of my life.

She has such a love for all her 8 daughters.  We all love you so very much Mom.   Thank you so much Mom for everything you do for us.

We wish you the best Mother’s Day filled with lots of love and laughter.

Mom's 90th (30)

~Also ~ I want to wish my sisters a Happy Mother’s Day.

May your day be filled with all the blessings God can give you.  May all your children know how much you love them and how blessed they are to have you in their lives.

Enjoy your day – and make sure someone is pampering you.

Mom's 90th

Love you all so very much.

Much love,

rose

Sunday Reflection 5/7/17

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Dear Friends ~

Today we talk about Mother Teresa from age 12 thru age 18

Remember we learned last week that Mother Teresa was born with the name Agnes.

Agnes was fascinated with missionaries from an early age, and by 12 she knew that she would commit herself to a religious vocation.

When she was 18, Agnes left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham, Ireland.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Agnes attended a convent-run primary school and then a state-run secondary school. As a girl, she sang in the local Sacred Heart choir and was often asked to sing solos. The congregation made an annual pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnice, and it was on one such trip at the age of 12 that she first felt a calling to a religious life.

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As Agnes turned 18, she found her true calling as a nun and left home for good to enrol herself at the Institute of the Blessed Mary Virgin, also called Sisters of Loreto, in Ireland. It was there that she first received the name Sister Mary Teresa after St Therese of Lisieux. After a year of training, Sister Mary Teresa came to India in 1929 and initiated her novitiate in Darjeeling, West Bengal, as a teacher at St Teresa’s School. She learned the local language of the state, Bengali. Sister Teresa took her first religious vows in May 1931. Thereafter, she was assigned duty at the Loreto Entally community of Calcutta and taught at St Mary’s School.

Picture of ~ St Therese of Lisieux ~

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Back to Mother Teresa ~

One of Mother Teresa’s first assignments was to teach, and eventually to serve as principal, in a girls’ high school in Calcutta. Although the school was close to the slums (terribly poor sections), the students were mainly wealthy. In 1946 Mother Teresa experienced what she called a second vocation or “call within a call.” She felt an inner urging to leave the convent life (life of a nun) and work directly with the poor. In 1948 the Vatican (residence of the pope in Vatican City, Italy) gave her permission to leave the Sisters of Loretto and to start a new work under the guidance of the Archbishop of Calcutta.

To prepare to work with the poor, Mother Teresa took an intensive medical training with the American Medical Missionary Sisters in Patna, India. Her first venture in Calcutta was to gather unschooled children from the slums and start to teach them. She quickly attracted both financial support and volunteers. In 1950 her group, now called the Missionaries of Charity, received official status as a religious community within the Archdiocese of Calcutta. Members took the traditional vows of poverty, chastity (purity), and obedience, but they added a fourth vow—to give free service to the most poor.

 

So much to learn about this beautiful woman.  Such a special woman to give her life to the poor and underprivileged.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Much love,
Rose