Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pink Saturday

Oh it's so nice to be back to blogging.

Last year in December I had an accident and slipped on the ice in my drive way. I had to have surgery on Christmas Eve. I also had to endure many months of going to physical therapy. Nancy was my therapist, and she was not only a great therapist but also a wonderful person, whom I had gotten to know.
She knew that I loved to craft, and was working so hard to get my wrist as close to normal as possible. So I thought I would craft something for her to say thank you. It seemed like every time I went to her, someone had taken her pen. So I painted this pot and decorated some flowers for her . She was so happy and loved it. I also painted one for myself to have next to my computer.
I'm sure there is a list of wonderful sites at Beverly's that will connect you to some beautiful pink. I know my world is full of white right now, so lots of pink sounds wonderful.
Thank you Beverly for hosting this again.


My Big Mouth said...

Don't you just love those pens in a flower pot?!
I have made several of these and they are always well recieved.
Yours is a beautiful shade of pink.
Merry Christmas and Happy PS!

Fifi Flowers said...

I love those flower pens! So FUN! Happy PINK Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

Sondra Behne' said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Holiday Season for you and your family.


Stephanie said...

I love this idea! It's so cute. Did you make the pens too?

Happy Pink Saturday!


Ruthie said...

That is a beautiful flower pot of pens! Such a great gift and nice to have handy by your computer! You look like you are very talented.
I just got a new computer (built by our grandson) so just trying to get used to it - like a new house, things are a bit different.
Nice to "visit" again.

Smilingsal said...

Pretty little pot! Thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Day!

Cami said...

I am glad you are better. I had a serious car accident a few years ago and was in rough shape and in physical therapy for a very long time. Took awhile to walk well, so I know how you feel. And I love your your floral pens. Nice!

Deborah said...

I'm so sorry about what happened to you! Looks like your wrist is back to just fine - that little flower pot is darling!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is such a thoughtful and creative way to thank someone who has helped you!

Be careful this year!

Dawn said...

I love that idea!!!Who would pocket a flower!? Happy holidays.

Jeanne said...

Ellen, Your story about your accident is a good reminder to be so careful in this weather. I love the hand painted pot and the flowers for your friend at therapy. So pretty in pink.

Thank you for your comment on my pink tree. it is silly but I love it.


suesueb said...

i love the banner and the flower pot is such a cute idea!! our post office has one! happy pink day and Merry Christmas!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays, Ellen.

I am glad to read that you are doing well. Medical caregivers are angels in the lives of many.

She'sSewPretty said...

That is a cute little gift to give to someone. I might have to "borrow" your idea. Have a wonderful pink holiday season!

Joy said...

Ellen, that is so thoughtful of you. Very pretty.

ellen b. said...

What a sweet gift you crafty girl! Very cute and such a pretty pink!

My Crafty Little Page said...

My orthopedic doctor has a flowerpot of pens like that and it's so cute! Stay off the icy walks this year and be extra careful! Have a wonderful Christmas. :)Nancy

Cathi said...

I'd love a vase of real pink gerber daisies. So clever!

Claudie said...

Dear Ellen
Thank you for visiting me. Very much appreciated.
I adore the pink pot and the pens. I would love to own a little one like it. My teens and hubby always take my pens, but never "fess up" to it.
Hope your Bahama holiday is everything you hoped it would be.
Merry Christmas from our home to yours.
Claudie from Canada

Nerissa Alford said...

That is so precious! What a wonderful gift. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I love your White Sunday post above. We're in FL this year for Christmas, so no snow for us!!
Take care

Anonymous said...

wonderful pink daisies/pens!
I did that too, and people do not "steal" pens anymore!
Happy Christmas!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Ellen, Happy belated Pink Saturday! Thanks for dropping by my place for a visit!! Oh, and love the 50th birthday banner your sister made for you...what a cool idea..I've seen them done for children but never seen one like yours..You have a great PINK week..

Queen of Dreamsz

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink saturday late..It's been almost a year since your accident and therapy..I hope this finds you doing well. What a darling pot..
From our home to yours,
Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink saturday late..It's been almost a year since your accident and therapy..I hope this finds you doing well. What a darling pot..
From our home to yours,
Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

Jeanie said...

These are great! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynne Laura said...

Very cute! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons