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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dee Dee's Special Challenge!

Recently I was sent a challenge from my blogging friend, Dee Dee over at Dee Dee's Craft Spot.
 She sent a cute little embroidered heart on some white fabric for me to create some kind of little project.

  Well, it took a few weeks while for me to decide on what to do, but I didn't want to disappoint Dee Dee. I had the privilege of meeting her last summer, and we both have a special love for dogs.
  Keeping that in mind, I decided to do the challenge with a "dog" theme. (See below.)
 I hope you like this sweet friend!

 Actually, it wasn't my idea alone as Dee Dee also sent this to our blogging friend Deb at Mosaic Magpie. Being the conniving thoughtful friends that we are, we just had to do something to give back to Dee Dee. Both heads together, we decided to each make a pin cushion, and add the names of Dee Dee's little dogs, Chuck and Bentley. (Go to Deb's page to see her pin cushion.)

Unfortunately, last year she lost her precious little Lucky so I couldn't forget about him. You see Lucky was the reason I started commenting on Dee Dee's blog. We used to have a pom, and she had just died in the fall of 2010.

  Deb went back and looked and my first post on her blog was in November of 2010, and then I found Dee Dee right after that. Well, I think we both found her around the same time.

  Deb had a heart swap on her blog, and then her husband got really sick. She was determined to carry through, and somehow managed to get all of those hearts sent out.  Dee Dee has had some tough health problems to deal with, but she is such a trouper and so determined to carry on her crafting. You see where I'm going here? These two ladies are some of the most talented people I've ever met. 

  No matter how we found each other, all three of us have developed a very special bond. When we email, we send our emails so all three of us can share.  (Well, almost always. Sorry, DeeDee, we had to keep a secret!)

  I hope that someday soon we can all meet up and have a nice long visit. I know that's on my Bucket List!!
 Thanks, girls, for being the wonderful friends that you are, and mostly for sharing your talent. I have learned so much from reading your blogs, and seeing your projects.
 Love you sooooo much!


Mosaic Magpie said...

I mean really, does blogging get any better than this. Where else would the 3 of us, become such very good friends. We really did have fun working on this "special" project. I am wondering if DeeDee has seen this yet! LOL too much fun!

DeeDee said...

OMG! You guys mad me cry.. I needed a friend or should I say two friends today... you guys rock.. I believe people are brought to you as you need them in your life... I need you two ladies for always...

my boys are now wondering why I just started to cry for no

I love the little heart challenge...You rocked it Shirley..

hugs an luvs

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Popping over from Deb's place to see what you made for Dee Dee. Ya'll did a great job because she definitely loves her furbabies. Hope your day is great. Tammy

Sherry said...

It was fun reading this as I have visited each of your blogs and it is so great to make friends through blogging. Your gifts are super.

TrendyFashionista2 said...

You are amazing!! I can't believe you took that heart and made that beautiful pillow. What a thoughtful friend you are.

New GFC follower

Eat To Live said...

I can not believe how cute that turned out. You are just about the most creative person I know.
Great Job!!!

Rebecca Nelson said...

First let me tell you I LOVE this little creation of yours. What a wonderful, precious idea. I loved reading about the special bond you and your friends share. Aren't they the best? Friends....

Second...thank you so much for the kind comment you left for me regarding my health. I had cortisone shots yesterday that sent me to the roof but I actually slept last night for the first time without waking to completely swollen hands. I couldn't believe it. I hope this will keep me going until December. Then I can take time off from work and have surgery if need be.

Blessings to you...I was so happy to see your name.

Love to you and big Oklahoma hugs~

Love, Rebecca

The Painted Garden said...


Oh my goodness - what an adorable creation and a fabulous idea for friends to share.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful day.