Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bloggers Rock! But Can They Rock Burlap?

I received a package this week .......

My dogs Jane and Jeffery were on hand to inspect it. It passed the bomb sniffing dogs.

Look! It is from Vintage Swampgirl (aka Lynn)! I just adore the Swampgirl, although she is a "tiger", she is a sweetheart of a girl.
Just look what is inside! Look what she sent to me!......

A hassle of coffee bean burlap sacks!
There are so many beautiful designs...

Lynn was so kind to send me this huge box of sacks. I had mentioned how I would love to be able to find some sacks on a Thrifty Thursday post in which she shared her loot. Lynn, as generous as she is, boxed up several sacks and sent them to me!!!
I am already thinking of the many projects and ideas that I have in store for these beauties!
Like this idea from Lisa!!
I cannot wait to get started!
I would LOVE for you to share some of your burlap projects with me. Iwill put a Mr. Linky Burlap at the bottom of my post.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Lynn for your generosity and for your tremendous kindness. I so appreciate your thoughtfulness!!! I sincerely do. BIG HUGS,  friend!
Thanks to all of you who participated in Thrifty Thursday, be is comments, link love, and spreading the love by visiting other bloggers. I am giving huge props to Kammy, who I beleive visited plum near everyone on the list. Thanks Kammy! And thank you to all who also made the visited all of the thrifty chics! I, myself am still making the rounds so be patient with me as I swing by. I like to take my time and study and visit. Thank you so much!
Lisa at Pickles and Cheese gave me the "Honest Scrap" Award.
Yes, Pickles and Cheese. I think we might be related. 
And Gwen of Murphy Grace bestowed me with the Lemonade Award.

Here are the rules I need to follow:
1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

Here are 10 things about me....
1. I am very indecisive.  Or to borrow a line from Jimmy Buffet, "Indecison may or may not be my problem".
2. I really do want to try out the roller derby thing, just to say I did it. Life is to short to have regrets. I have gotten clearance to take a turn in the rink with my local roller team. I plan to do it before I turn 40. That gives me 10 months to stock up on body pads and more insurance.

3. I love to fish (preferably salt water), and I like to cook what I catch.
4. I love, love, love music and I love, love, love to dance. Whether I am good at either one of these depends on alcohol consumtion. I won't say whether I am talking about yours or mine. And really, does it matter?
5. I am working on a novel, but who isn't? I also enjoy writing stories, songs and poetry, though much of it I haven't shared with anyone.
6. I have five dogs. I take in stays, be it human or animals. I can't help it.
7. I love to travel and explore new places. I also like to try out new restaurants.
8. I am germaphobic, which I credit to my rare occurance to get sick.
9. I am afraid of heights. Even if I see something on TV, a location that is a high point, I can feel myself tense up and panic inside. Yet, one day I would love to push myself to parasail.
10. I take pictures every single day. I love to capture emotion and moments through my lens.

I would like to pass on the Honest Scrap & Lemonade Award to all of you.........Each one of you who reads this. I find inspiration in your blogs, your encouragment, your laughter, your sharing of your daily lives that so many can relate to, and most of all your friendship. Thank you for taking the time to share your day with me. Thank you for your following. Thank you for your comments.
Sincerely, I appreciate each and everyone of you!

At Plates and Places today I am serving up some Apple Dumplings, made easy peasy!
Click here for the recipe.

Your Burlap Post Ideas: Inspire me Y'all!


Mari said...

Congrats on the award!
How sweet of Swampgirl to send you those bags! Aren't there some wonderful people out there is blogland?

Anonymous said...

Is that cutie pie a pekinese puppy? We had a peek a poo and loved that baby for 17 years. Love the furry "kids" glad you shared! Enjoy your blog!:) Karyl

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Leigh, I will make the rounds today. For some reason my computer kept freezing everytime I opened your blog yesterday. I was feeling left out! :)
Hey, you deserve lots of rewards!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy aka Auction Queen


Quilt really cool border strips. I did a T-shirt quilt for my daughter when she graduated from high school....I think the burlap one would be cool too, you could also frame them, or make pillows from them...but the quilt idea is my best.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

It's a Burlap Bonanza!! What a great gift Swampgirl sent to you! So many colors and designs. You are a lucky girl. And THANKS for the blog mention! I would frame some of them, make a few pillows, and maybe hang some with curtain rings for a valance?? Tote Bags? If you don't sew...I find fabric glue to be a wonderful product! :)

♥georgie♥ said...

those burlap sacks are awesome Leigh...i have some old bank money bags that i think rank I hang then from an old wooden ladder i found

Congrats on your award I love that you do not descriminate with your strays lol

you are going to join us for the SSS again this yr, right?

Gwen said...

Congrats on your awards.

Your burlap sacks are purtier than mine! I have been on such a kick with them that I don't know which project to link.....

I just got the new Michael Buble album in the mail, your bring the tequila and your high heels-let's samba!

2Thinks said...

Just found you through Just a Southern Girl's blog.

The last thing I did w/a burlap bag is stick one leg inside it for a three legged race when I was about eight years old. My very tall cousin was my partner. His leg was in the sack too and it was longer than my leg by about two and 1/2 feet. I think we won!

Anyway, I'm interested to come back and see what on earth you will do with these bags.

:) 2Thinks Heidi

Swampgirl said...

I'm sure your bomb-sniffers got a whiff of pug and cat(since my whole house smells like that)!!! I'm so glad you like the bags- now get to work! I need more ideas! I think some porch pillows will be my next project!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Oh my gosh, I think I'd pass out from giddiness if someone sent me a bag of burlap. Love it!

jennifer said...

What an incredibly thoughtful gift! I don't have any ideas but I know you will do something great with the bags.

Have a great week Leigh!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't wait to see what you do with all the burlap!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just thought of a couple of other ideas for your burlap. I saw wine gift bags made out of burlap at Pottery Barn last week. Also, what about placemats? You could line the backs and your burlap bags already have great designs on them. Still thinking....

Kirby3131 said...

What fun! I love getting fun stuff in the mail :) I can't wait to see what you end up doing with the burlap.

I'm not afraid of heights but when I see a big scary place on TV, I get the shivers lol

I had no idea you had 5 dogs. Goodness! That's an adventure in and of itself haha

Kristin - The Goat

Gerry said...

Love the burlap sacks. They are decorative in their own right. Swampgirl is precious and very talented. I should know, she is my first born.