Friday, April 03, 2009

Jim Shore...

Happy Friday Friends! :o)

Yesterday....my Mama surprised me with an Easter Gift it was the Easter Basket by Jim Shore and here it is:


Isn't it pretty :o) She said she wanted to get me a surprise for Easter and because I'm always good to her (like I'd be mean) and because I've done good on my diet (24 lbs. to date!). My first Jim Shore piece was St. Frances that My MIL gave me for Christmas...my collection has grown by leaps and bounds as you'll see:

St. Frances (excuse the toys...)

St. Nick

Pig

Cow

Holy Family
That's all for me today....back to my regularly scheduled stitching (I hope....) Bee Man's Garden is still on my frame...and it's growing ;)
Until next time.....love and best wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours! XXxxxx
Two are better than one...for if they fall, one will lift up the other.
~~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10~~

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful Vonna! What a nice mom. Enjoy your stitching!

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  2. How lovely all the pieces are! And the Easter emsemble is perfect!!!! Mom's always know the things we like more! Good stitchings (I am really troubled to have more than one WIP in hands. How do you manage? Even if I choose one day for each it is not easy!!! :-))) )

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  3. Its beautiful Vonna! I love Jim Shore, but have never been lucky enough to have any of my own. I oogle his stuff at Hallmark and on QVC :)

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  4. What a wonderful collection! I loved the peek into it. Also, may I just say that your music on the sidebar is just so wonderful. I always get a total feeling of happiness when I visit. Dream a Little Dream is just so, so sweet. Also, I was glad to read in the previous post that you will be receiving the patterns you are currently craving! I know how that is!

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  5. I do believe I need to borrow that Holy Family! :) What's your address again? LOL

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  6. What a nice and thoughtful Easter gift from your mom.
    I loved looking at all your pictures.

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  7. Your new Easter basket is lovely! What a good mom you have! Your whole collection is just great. I have a large snowman, but that's it. I would certainly like to add more! Oh and congratulations on your weight loss-that is truly and accomplishment.

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  8. What a great gift! I've always been a admirer of his works. You've got a great start on a collection!

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  9. What a gorgeous gift!
    Your new collection of Shore pieces are beautiful. Just think, you only started the collection 3 months ago and you have such beautiful pieces. If it keeps growing by next Christmas you'll need a special display cabinet or even room for them all. :)

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  10. Wow! I love these pieces especially St. Francis and St Nick!

    I can't wait to see your progress on Bee Man!

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  11. Hi Vonna, I love Jim Shore!! and just love the Easter Basket. You have a wonderful collection going there.

    Roberta

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  12. What a sweet gift! I love Jim Shore designs, too!

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  13. What a wonderful gift from your mother ... and I love all your other Jim Shore pieces, especially the Holy Family.

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  14. What a lovely gift from your mother! I'll bet she knew you needed an extra special feeling this year!
    Love your other Jim Shore pieces as well.
    Sending warm hugs

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  15. What a lovely gift! You've got a very nice collection of pieces there.

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  16. Beautiful pieces.

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  17. Your mom must be really lovely and I love your egg basket. Love Patti xxx

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  18. Nice collection; the basket is very pretty! Have you done any of the JS xs kits?

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  19. Beautiful. I love his work. I have s couple of Santas. My parents and siblings all went together and bought me the Santa and Sleigh and 5 reindeer one year.

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  20. What wonderful pieces, I loved your St Francis when you showed us him, I love this wee basket its cute.

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  21. I love Jim Shore's pieces! I've never seen the Easter egg basket before though...it's lovely! What a nice thing for your mom to do for you. And I am officially jealous...how on earth are you losing so much weight so quickly? I know it's none of my business, but I sure wish you'd share your secret!
    Have a great weekend!

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  22. How gorgeous Vonna! What a truly beautiful collection you have. Congratulations on your weight loss, too!!

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  23. All your photos are very beautifull.

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  24. Awesome Easter gift! I always love those figurines.

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  25. That is just beautiful! I love it!!! I really love the Holy Family, that one is my favorite!

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  26. Your mom gave you such a lovely Easter basket. Jim Shore figurines are so colourful and detailed. I like the pieces in your collection.

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  27. Oh Vonna, I too love Jim Shore pieces, and what a truly precious addition! Kudos to your mother for getting you such a special Easter gift!!

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  28. Vonna,

    What a lovely collection you have. Your mom is a real sweetie.

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  29. What a beautiful collection!!!!!!

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  30. Love your JS collection....especially the pig and cow, which I recognize as cross-stitch-on-perforated-paper-kits. Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Oh my goodness, Vonna, how sweet of your Mother! And I just love your collection!!

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  32. What a thoughtful mom you have. The basket is adorable. I have a serious Jim Shore addiction. It's always nice to find others with the same problem.

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  33. Love your Jim Shore collection!

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  34. I hadn't heard of Jim Shore before - there are some gorgeous pieces there! It's no wonder you're so hooked :)

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  35. Oh I love me some Jim Shore - funny but I don't have any yet... hmm... Have you seen the Jim Shore x-stitch kits?? They're v. small & cute... they involve beads... I got one (the cow, I think) to stitch for my step mom for mother's day. It's cute. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  36. Wow, Vonna, what a nice mom you have. I love your collection. I have gotten several of those for my mother. Congrats in the weight loss.

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  37. Hi Vonna,

    I'm falling in love with Jim Shore
    collectibles thanks to you. The
    Easter basket is so pretty. Can
    the eggs be removed from the basket?
    I really love St Nick and The Holy
    Family pieces too. Gorgeous
    colours and the patterns decorating
    clothes, bases etc are so pretty.
    You have a lovely home, by the way.

    The ruffled finish that you did
    for the lady visiting her son is
    pretty darn cool. Lovely choice
    of fabric, and the purple makes
    the design POP! Were the ruffles
    difficult to make??

    The finishing that you did for
    Nancy Boyarski looks amazing.
    I think my favourite is the ruler
    holder, which you don't see too
    often. The cross stitch design
    on it is my favourite of the set
    as well.

    The Christmas ornament that you
    stitched for Julianne, a Quaker
    design all in red, is very
    striking and I love the little
    bobble that you made for the
    bottom of it. The ornament for
    Jill is cute too, and the finish
    is certainly different. Black
    backgrounds always make whatever
    is stitched on it really stand out, doesn't it?

    Can't wait to see pictures of your
    progress on Bee Man's Garden. It
    was incredibly nice of Lynda to
    offer you her charts of this
    series.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

    Cheers!

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  38. I love all your Jim Shore pieces, they are so fun and colorful. What a wonderful addition the basket is. Congrats to on getting the one finishing done so quickly for the lady in your earlier post. The wallhanging looks wonderful, a perfect finish for that design.
    Sue

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  39. You only get out of life what you put into it. So if you are good to your Mama it is maybe because she was good to you when you were small and so she has taught you to care for others.

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  40. What a great Easter suprise, it is beautiful. Have you seen the Jim Shore Cross Stitch Designs?

    Congrats, and continues success on your weight loss! Do you like Sweet Potatoes? I have a good recipe from my Fitness Magazine that I will email if you want. :D

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  41. Lovely basket ! You have a nice collection of Jim Shore pieces.

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  42. What a lovely collection of Jim Shore pieces!!

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  43. Love Jim Shore pieces and you have some really nice pieces here.

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  44. Oh wow! I love the Jim Shore Easter Basket from your mom!! How sweet of her:)
    I love all of your beautiful Jim Shore pieces and would love to have most every piece he's made!

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