Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top Projects of 2011

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm excited to join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Top Projects of 2011 Party ~ Wednesday, December 28! So pop on over to Rhoda's, after you look at my projects of course :), and you'll be so inspired!!

So on with my tiny projects...
I took this olden chest, I think it was a child's dresser at one time as it has the holes in the back where a mirror was attached and it's not very tall, from this...
to this...I think she turned out very sweet. I painted her with Behr Premium Plus - Parchment Paper and glazed her up a bit. Yes, she is a girl, can't you tell?  and I named her Charlotte! 

Then my most talented tiny delicate fingers went to work with fabric, thread, yarn and needles.
 I decided to spread some Christmas cheer onto a red pillow for my den. I made a Christmas tree with fabric yo yos. I cheated and hot glued down the yo yos instead of sewing them down. Shh...don't tell :)

 Then my dainty talented fingers almost fell off as I picked up some yarn and hooks and crocheted and crocheted and crocheted some more making this afghan for my daughter and son in law for Christmas.

 I have only one little tiny granddaughter and it was her turn to receive some hand made goodies from my tiny talented delicate fingers! I could not stop crocheting...so I made her a frog.

 Then my tiny delicate fingers made her a pony.
My tiny delicate fingers continued and made her a little bitty doggy! Whew! My tiny delicate talented fingers almost fell off! I kid you not!

 Earlier in the year I crocheted some chicken pot holders, even made some for a give away. I love them and my tiny delicate fingers loved making these! These little gals are cute, aren't they? :)

 Then I took to my sewing machine with my tiny delicate talented fingers and sewed up a spring time runner for my dining table, ruffles and all.

 Then I decided I would 'slip cover' my sofa pillows in the den! Back to the sewing machine and my tiny delicate fingers went to work sewing!

Then I decided to get out my embroidery hoop, floss and needles and go to town! I embroidered this runner to sit on top of Charlotte! Just a southern gal embroidering a southern gal!  

I truly hope you've liked seeing my projects and please know I'm just a silly when I talk about my tiny delicate fingers, I'm just teasing! :) Now pop on over to Rhoda's so see all of the inspiration.

There's still time to enter my give away if you'd like...just click HERE.

(now we're only supposed to show three projects and I have more. Just pretend you've only seen three and maybe Kimmie won't kick me out! )

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Whistle While You Work

Just whistle while you work
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune
It won't take long when there's a song to help you set the pace 

And as you sweep the room
Imagine that the broom is someone that you love
And soon you'll find you're dancing to the tune 

(Spoken: Oh, no, no, no, no! Put them in the tub)
When hearts are high the time will fly so whistle while you work 

Just whistle while you work
Put on that grin and start right in to whistle loud and long
Just hum a merry tune
Just do your best and take a rest and sing yourself a song 

When there's too much to do
Don't let it bother you, forget your troubles,
Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee 

And whistle while you work
Come on get smart, tune up and start
To whistle while you work

~ sung by me and my tiny, delicate, talented fingers! :)


  1. You sure are one talented lady Shelia!! Loved all your projects and I can't wait to see what you bring to us in 2012! Martina

  2. Wow! Your tiny delicate fingers are probably very tired! Beautiful projects.

  3. Those petite pretty fingies have done a fine job on every single item. I adore that chest and would give anything to find one similar. I love it~! I have to write down the name of that paint or I am gonna forget it again:)

  4. Your tiny fingers are so talented. I never could get the hang of crocheting. I remember seeing everything over the past year except the afghan for your daughter - I love the colors. Enjoy the rest of 2011. Sally

  5. Your sweet little fingers have been very busy in 2011! Love the Yo-Yo Christmas pillow, rose afghan, and spring table runner. And the little toys you made for your grandaughter were precious! All the projects were awesome!!! :)

    Happy New Year to You! :)

  6. Hi Shelia, love the chest and all your wonderful goodies. You are very, very talented, sweet friend.


  7. You are a very busy lady! I think I like that little Christmas tree pillow the best. It's so cute. My grandmother used to crochet and so did my husbands. It's always nice to pull something out of the linen closet that was handmade by someone you love.

  8. Your tiny talented delicate fingers must be seriously tired! I recommend a warm paraffin bath for them! It certainly makes the achy joints feel better.

    Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas, and all the best wishes for a Happy New Year as you continue to entertain us all!

  9. You are very talented and busy!!! How did grand daughter respond to those cute animals....are there any pics to share??? Give those pinkies a rest now....hugs...cleo

  10. So many wonderful projects this year. I love the yoyo pillow! hugs, Linda

  11. You had a fantastic year, filled with beauty created by your own talented little fingers!


  12. Wow! seems your restless. I love handicrafts.

    Would love to sit beside you and help you with all those projects. I love doing all you done, however, my time is always in the edge for coping up all my activities and so on and so forth.

    Happy TTT & have a great & Peaceful NY to come.

    Greetings from Sweden,

  13. I like Charlotte and all your work done with you blessed tiny little fingers...you have had a good year.Blessing to you. Trish

  14. Your tiny little delicate fingers were ever so busy this year Sheila. You had some lovely projects. I look forward to what you have in store for 2012.

  15. You are one talented person with a needle and thread {I was going to say sewer but that didn't seem right!}. Your projects are wonderful...I love the chest and the gorgeous afghan! Keep it up this new year!!


  16. You did have some nice projects this year. I see the little doggie on my sidebar everyday from when I featured it.

  17. Shelia,
    You need to move next door so you can continually motivate me to start some similar projects On Crooked Creek! I remember so well those lovely pillows, your tablerunner, gifts for little Carter and that fabulous afghan! Dearest one, you have such talent! Perhaps...just perhaps, I'll begin some much desired items this year...with your encouragement, of course!

  18. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    You have had a busy 2011 with your projects and sharing with us. It has been fun to have a tour of them again.
    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and look forward to a wonderful 2012!

  19. Busy girl, Shelia! You really did nots of wonderful things....especially love your childhood dresser! Linda

  20. Hi Shelia,
    Your poor little fingers, how they have flown this year. You are amazing! My favorite is still the toys for the grand baby.Please stop by and share it with us at "What's It Wednesday".
    Have a blessed New Year.

  21. Shelia, that is the most beautiful afghan I have ever seen! Love the dresser too and all the other things you have done. (I am praying for your little grand daughter) Happy New Year! ;D

  22. I hope you are getting over all the excitement and reading your self for new Years. Love all your projects. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  23. I love that frog. You have been busy. Me I just took a gazillion photos and shopped for junk and gardened so I got nothing for ya'll's party. hugs♥O

  24. I love all your projects! I think that adorable pony is my favorite! I'm sure Carter loves it too! Bless her!


  25. I just love that little dresser. I have one similar to that and I think I'm convinced it needs a paint job. :)


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