Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Recently, I was the very fortunate winner of a Giveaway 

from Marly of Samplers and Santas Blog!

This Beautiful Stitched Heart!!!

I was so excited when I read her post announcing the winner!!

Who??  ME????  REALLY???  

Isn't it just WONDERFUL???

It is much larger than I thought and it is sooo lovely!

The stitching is just perfect and I love the fabric she used on the back!!  

Of course, I just realized I did not take a picture of the back.........sorry!!

Guess I was too busy admiring the front!!!  

If you would like to see the back, you can visit her blog HERE!


Marly is a very generous and funny lady and I truly enjoy my visits with her!

She is always sharing some great tip about a new product she has found

or about her fur babies, or about what she is stitching and how she did it!

I have learned a lot from her and if you have not met her yet

I know she would welcome your visit!!


Thank you SO MUCH Marly,

for this AMAZING Heart!!

I just love it and will always treasure it!!

Stitched sampler by Lori on the lower left side!

This is a favorite spot in my home where I have 2 antique samplers,
 both were gifts from my sweet husband Jeff,

and some other special stitched pieces made by my dear friends,  Lori Rippey of Homespun Prims,

and Judy of Beehive Needleworks!

Stitched Pin pillow on the left by my dear friend Judy
and another stitchery in the black cupboard by Lori!

It seemed like the perfect spot to hang Marly's heart!  

Old samplers on either side of Marly's heart!

Now I can be reminded of special friends and realize how very Blessed I am, 

each time I look at this corner!!


Wishing you remembrances of  SPECIAL GIFTS and SPECIAL FRIENDS~



marly said...

I'm so glad you like it Julie. Your samplers are wonderful! The left one with the strawberries is an antique? Fabulous.

Bobbie said...

Love your collections, Julie! The samplers and pin keeps are beautiful! I have a few items from Lori also! I love your pantry boxes. So glad you're feeling better...

Penny said...

Hi Julie.... hope you are doing well. Just love your special corner, with all the beautiful stitcheries!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I was so happy when I saw you had won the heart. I just knew you would have the perfect spot for it. Isn't Marly an absolute hoot?
What a wonderful corner! Of course I just love the antique samplers!!!
Hugs :)

HomeSpunPrims said...

I love that heart by Marly! Lucky you Julie!! I love your special corner too. You have so many nice things.
Big hugs, Lori

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Julie...What a lovely addition to your wonderful corner! There are so many beautiful things to look at in this great collection of goodies...love the antique samplers. Hope you are doing well, and that you are taking it easy.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Congrats Julie!! Love how you displayed it. Love Marly's stitching.

Primitive Stars said...

Eco grants Julie, love the. Heart Marly made, looks so pretty where you put it.Hugs Francine.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congrats on such a wonderful/beautiful win!
It's always nice to receive little stitched treasures from friends!