Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tickled Pink this Saturday...

Here's a baby quilt I made for my niece when she was born. It's the first quilt I ever made in my life and it's pattern is most commonly known as "Trip Around the World".

Here's some of my favorite skeins of yarn in my knitting basket. I wish the picture could convey the softness of these two pinks, all tucked in with the rest. Softer than springtime...

I'm an Irish lass and nothing tickles me more than these super adorable PINK Shamrock socks!

Beverly, our Pinks Saturday hostess, has thrown down the gauntlet with a challenge to share a link to a fellow Pinkie Poster that is new to me. Since this is only my third venture into Pink Saturdays, everyone is new to me! Last Saturday I discovered Nan from Retired in Alaska. I really enjoy her blog, so I suggest you stop by and see her! Her pictures, her crafts and stories are wonderful. What a courageous woman to brave the Alaskan wilds!

Thanks for Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturdays.

Happy Pink Saturday,
Maggie Mae

And please come back on Monday for I have a special little surprise for everyone!


Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend.
"My Pink Saturday"

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a wonderful job you did on your very first quilt! It is beautiful. I am very impressed! Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Mumsy said...

I like the baby quilt, and HPS to you!

Jacalyn @ said...

That's a beautiful quilt! Love it!

Happpy PS,

Donna said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Maggie!

What a beautiful quilt, and the yarn is yummy!

Have a blessed day.


Anonymous said...

So nice to meet you pink sister!
Thanks for stopping by my place, and have a lovely day!
PS: This Scottish lass loves your socks!

Jamie said...

You did a fabulous job on that quilt, it is beautiful, and those yarns do look oh-so-soft.
I love the socks! I have a couple of pair but none of mine have PINK in them!!

stefanie said...

oooo, warm pinks!!!

Mari said...



Mary said...

Maggie you are really talented with those needles. I love the pinks you chose to share with us today. Have a great day. Mary

Ginger said...

Beautiful pinks!!! Love the quilt, thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

Prrrretty quilt, Maggie - kudos! Love the argyle sox and the super-soft looking yarn, mmmm. Very pretty post :) Happy Pinks~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Maggie Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday. Oh my gosh I so love the baby quilt that you made. Just beautiful, and it looks so difficult. For a first it is beautiful. The yarn is so beautiful, and I gotta tell you, I love the socks. Nobody will be pinching you on St. Patty's day.
How cute they are.

Thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful day sweetie.

Oh and Maggie, the link you were looking for? It is Maggey's picture if you click on it, it will take you to her blog. Sorry, I will clarify that a little better in my post.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS Pink shares!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy PINK Saturday!

Pam said...

The quilt is lovely. I'm sure your niece will cherish it always. Great job on your first quilt. Love the socks.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Self Sagacity said...

The "shoe" icon blog. I am in love with those shoes! The pink is so soft. HPS!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love the quilt. What are you going to make with the yarn? It looks so soft.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

What a great job you did on that quilt.... and those socks are snazzy... Happy Pink Saturday!!

Our Back Porch said...

What a great job on the baby quilt! Your yarn looks cuddly soft, and those socks! PrEcIoUs! Happy Pink Saturday Maggie.

Back Porch Blessings,

Martha said...

Delightful pinks for P.S. Thank you for sharing your creativity and also your visit to my blog.
Happy P.S. and week too!

Nan said...

That is really an ambitious quilt for your first one. You did good girl. My first was the log cabin and I had my teacher over my shoulder telling me what to do all along the way. Thanks for mentioning my blog too that was a surprise!! Will check back tomorrow for your post.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Maggie, thanks for stopping by today..I love the quilt you made, i wish I had that talent. I love your yarns, I do knit a little..woot for me, lol
Have a great week my friend

Gail said...

Oh such a pretty quilt, my favorite color combo. I was delighted to see the quilt, as a quilter I never get tired of them. Love the yarns and socks too. Great post.

Happy PS
Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

WhineNRoses said...

I love the quilt you made!!!!
Very pretty!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Birgit said...

I love the light pink yarn. :)

-- Birgit

CC said...

Ohhhh, such a beautiful quilt and the yarn looks so soft and snuggly. How sweet it would be to have an afghan made in that yarn to snuggle up with. Happy Pinks..have a great weekend.

Icy BC said...

The quilt looks so beautiful and spring-y! And the color is fabulous..Lovely post!

Vanessa said...

Love that baby quilt! It is adorable! Best! Vanessa

Ann Creek said...

Darling quilt, doesn't pink and green go together so well. The yarn is yummy too. Happy PS

sissie said...

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog because now I know about you.
I am signing up to follow you and will be back often.
I love your socks, they are so cute.
The quilt you made for your niece is precious.


Anonymous said...

wow so many comments.... I quilt... the trip around was my first too..... very pretty....

have a great weekend..


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love the quilt and the pink and green is wonderful. I love pink and green. I just finished ironing a vintage apron I found last and green. Will wear with my jeans and a white shirt. Happy Pink Saturday. :)

Bella said...

Wow - what a beautiful quilt you made! I have always been interested in learning to quilt. I just love that sweet pink yarn you've got in your basket, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Lovin those socks. and your pink yarn. That baby quilt is equally as lovely. I really like your avitar too. So nice to meet you.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Jenny S said...

LOVE the socks! They are great Happy Pink Saturday!

kayellen said...

Hey girlie!!
Happy PS:)

Cute socks~~~

Have a fab weekend!
Kay Ellen

Nancy said...

Oh, how enterprising of you! A quilt...I believe it is a Vermont pastime, but I'm not all that Vermonty. It always amazes me when I see the colors!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

Regina- thanks! And thank your for stopping and commenting!

Sherry- thanks for the praise. it was fun to make and I hope to do another in this pattern!

Couture- thanks for stopping in and for leaving a comment!

Mumsy! happy PS to you!

Jaclyn- thank you!

Donna- that yarn is so soft, it's unbelievable. I wish I had about 10 skeins!

Herself- thanks m'dear! Scots can rock the Shamrocks! ;)

Jamie- I found the socks at Joann Fabrics! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Stefanie- thank you for commenting and stopping by! it's so cold I felt the need for something warm!

Mari- oh thank you!

Mary- I think it was luck rather than talent, but thank you!

Ginger- thanks for stopping here too! Happy PS!

Mary- thanks so much!

Sherry- okay- thanks for your kind words! And for the directions to find that bag. I'm praying it's in my price range!

BethieJ- thank you!

Pam- thanks so much for your praise on my quilt!

Self Sagacity- I'm on the watch for a pair of these shoes in real life!

Gracie- I have no idea what to make. I'm really good at hats but I have tons. Maybe a scarf???

Terry- thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment! I *heart* comments!

Rebbecca- thanks for commenting and visiting!

Martha- you're welcome. I enjoyed my visiting and I'm glad you came on over here1 hope to see you again next PS!

Aw shucks Nan, thanks so much! I want to make a log cabin quilt this summer. I even have my fabrics picked out! And you're welcome for the shout out. i really enjoy reading your blog every day! And I do hope you come back here often!

DogMom Barb- so what do you like to knit? And I swear if I can make quilts, ANYONE can because everyone in my family will attest I didn't get the art or craft gene so give it a try- it's so much fun!

Gail- thank you for the praise- it means a lot coming from a quilter! And i love pink and green as well. My brother and sister-in-law are expecting another baby but it's a boy so I'll have to avoid the pinks this time around!

Jenn at WhineNRoses- thank you!

Birgit- thanks so much!

CC- I might ask my BFF to make an afghan out of the pink because I don't think I could knit one! My biggest project has been an extra long scarf!

Icy- thanks so much for your kind compliment and the visit!

Vanessa- thank you so much!

Ann- Pink and green is one of my all time favorite color combination for sure!

Sissie- oh thank you! I hope you enjoy it here. Kick off your shoes, pour a Cosmo and have a seat to read a spell! Welcome!

TaDa- the Pink Saturday folks are so wonderful on the weekends with their kinds words. When it's less busy we'll have to chat about quilts! Around the world is so easy that I was shocked!

Lynn- I would love to see how you pull the outfit together. If you post a picture, leave me a comment so I can see it!

Bella- ask around and I bet you know some quilters who would be delighted to teach you! It's wonderful!

Karen- thank you so much and it's lovely to meet you as well!

Jenny- thank you!

kayellen- thanks so much!

And to all of you- thanks for taking the time to spread some kind words and for just visiting me at all! Happy Pinks to all!

Betty Jo said...

The baby quilt is gorgeous! I love, love, love the colors. The yarn looks sooooo soft and the colors are perfection. Cute socks too! Happy Pink Saturday!! ♥

xinex said...

What a beautiful quilt!...Christine

Lisa said...

Oh I do love your pinks! That quilt is wonderful!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Maggie said...

Nancy- well, I live in Amish country so it's a hobby around here too! Thanks for visiting!

Betty jo- thanks so much dear!

Christine- thank you!

Lisa- oh, thank you very much!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What a beautiful quilt - Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

the colour combination is my absolute favourite, pinks and greens.....sooo oh soo pretty!!!!!

i've never made a quilt, but looking at this one makes me want to give it a go sometime....


ciao bella

Maggie said...

Annabella- thanks. I had a great time making the quilt!

Carmelina- hey you should totally give this a try. It's much easier than it looks! And I love that color combo; it turned out better than I could've dreamed!

Jeanne said...

Hi Maggie Mae, I am so impressed with your quilt. It is a labor of of love that turned out gorgeous. Good for you.

The yarn is pink beauty and the socks very spiffy.
Happy PS.
Hugs, Jeanne

Cindy said...

What a lovely quilt you created! Hopefully you will create more since I am sure it brought great pleasure to the recipient!

valerie said...

fab quilt and those socks are so cute

Susie Jefferson said...

So pretty - the quilt is exquisite, and I adore the shamrock socks. What fun!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy PS!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your first quilt huh, very nice indeed Maggie... and of course the socks.... you just can't get enough socks that's for sure.

Enjoy your Weekend*

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

Beautiful quilt!I love {LOVE} the colors!