Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Shell Picture Frame Giveaway & Book Reviews

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My daughter Jaci just picked the name out of my shower cap ~
hey it's what I had handy!

The winner of the swap is the One & Only
FREDA from Sew Whats New !!!
YIPEEE ~ Freda!

Here is the Sweet Shell Picture Frame I will be giving away.
Just leave a comment at the end of this post ~
you have until June 30th when I will pick the lucky winner!
If you are my follower ~ 2 chances for you!
(you'll have to use the follow button at the top left page of my blog ~ I dont have the fancy button)


Of course it will look like this when you get it ~
I just can't part with the cute photo of my son and daughter when they were little.


It measures 11" x 91/2" and has little pockets filled with lavender,sea glass &  pearl buttons.


I whipped this up yesterday and got the idea from page 73 of Ruth Rae's book
"Layered, Tattered & Stitched"
(see the review below)



But don't think "Oh how Nice of Terri to spend an entire afternoon on a labor of love and give it away."
Oh no ~ the real reason is ~
I Want More Chances To Win Pat Winter's Giveaway!!!!!
Go see for yourself ~  if you post a giveaway that gives you 4 chances to win.

My pal Laurie is having a Give Away too ~ something she will make especially for YOU!
Go Here to her blog Blue Waters.


Book Reviews

Layered, Tattered & Stitched
by Ruth Rae


I am enjoying this book so much!
It is has clear step by step instructions with lots of great pictures.
Ruth has lessons on tearing, stitching, burning and dying!
She will leave you feeling confidant that you can do any of these projects yourself.



I really enjoyed the Tools and Supplies section in the front.
It always fun to see what other artists are using ~ what brand needles, scissors etc.
My Janome 10000 will forgive her for preferring Bernina Aurora 440 QE.


In the back she offers patterns and 2 pages of beautiful clip art with words and phrases you can copy for your projects.
Visit Ruth Rae's blog " Let The Beauty We Love Be What We Do" for more inspiration!


The Psalms of David
with illuminations by James S. Freemantle


I recently discovered this book on another blogger post and had to order my own copy.
What a story this is.
James Freemantle was born in 1859. In 1906 he married his beloved wife Clara.


About this time ~ he began this illumination of the Psalms.
He was not a religious man but poured all he had into his drawings.
Because the Psalms were such beautiful poems of Love ~ he saw this as a testament to his love of Clara.


He would often spend hours on just a few lines and strokes, sitting by the light of his window.
The book has brilliantly colored flowers, animals, butterflies and cottages.
He died in 1934 ~ the year he finished the book. 
Many years later his son published the book.


This may well be the most beautiful book I have ever layed my eyes on.


"The Lord is good,
His Mercy is for ever sure,
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure."

I have added  'The Psalms of David" and "Layered,Tattered & Stitched"
to my Amazon link at the top of my blog.
I was able to purchase them at an excellent price via Amazon.

7 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh Terri! I love this give away! Consider me entered in this one! The books you have recommended are fantastic, I'll be looking into Amazon myself. Thanks for the heads up!

esquiltingpassion said...

I just became a follower of your blog. I came your way from Blue waters. I love crazy quilts and have done a bit myself. So glad I found your blog.
Elaine

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I have signed up as a follower so I can come back and check out all that you have been up to!
Hugs,
Kerry

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Terri - what a wonderful frame! I just love the pocket of lavender - what a wonderful idea (and one I will borrow! lol) Thanks for the book recommend - I'm heading to Amazon to check it out.
Oh yes, please enter me in your draw - thank you!
Hugs,
Kerry

Mamacessories said...

So pretty - I love the book suggestions. I just found your blog from a link on Pat WInters - so glad I did!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE this Beautiful Picture Frame. Both of those books are so inspiring. I've added them to my list to purchase.

It's been too long since ~ been out of the loop, but back and feeling like I'm almost out of the fog.

Thanks for always having the most Fabulous information and the most Gorgeous pictures. It always makes me smile when I visit your Blog.

Enjoy your week ~

Jayne

FredaB said...

Hi terri

I think I will order both books. The
tattered one for me and the other as a gift for my daughter.

Thanks for the reviews. Always helps.

Hugs

fredaB