Sunday, July 12, 2015

Treasury Thanks

Each week I devote my Sunday post to saying THANK YOU to the curators of Etsy treasuries who featured items from my Etsy shops, Pasque Flower Creations and Aunt Pheba's Vintage, over the past week.

Summer themes predominated, but I'm guessing Back to School, Halloween, and Holiday themes will begin to appear in the next few weeks.   I need to do some serious sewing to get ready for Fall craft fairs and (hopefully) the holiday rush.  I experience mild panic every time I check the Christmas Countdown widget at the bottom of this blog.  I've been making my TO SEW lists and checking them twice!!

But I digress....

First up this week is a pretty pink and aqua treasury, Cotton Candy, curated by CatLady30.  She included my turquoise key fob in this sweet mix.  CatLady30 is a visual artist, and many of her paintings capture the essence of life in the Midwest.  This sunset watercolor is one of my favorites.

Susan McAnany of McAnany included my aqua foxes bib in her treasury, Aqua Fields.  We're under a heat advisory today, so the thought of being on a beach, with an ocean breeze is a nice escapist fantasy.  This gulf waters abstract photo is one of the beautiful abstract ocean series you will find at McAnany.

Kim Cole of BeachDaisyJewelry included my colorful padded eyeglasses case in her treasury, Monday Morning --it has  a cheerful rise and shine sort of vibe.  Many, but not all, of Kim's jewelry creations have a definite beachy look.  Today I'm featuring this pretty crochet beaded bracelet in pink .  Love the houndstooth button closure!

Rose of CCBR2014 included my pink happy camper oven mitt in her treasury, Shades of Pink.  This pretty pink baby blanket is one of the crafty creations you will find in Rose's shop.  It looks SO soft and cuddly!

Jenny Chang of ThePaintedMenagerie included my textured brown pillow cover in her treasury, Into the Woods .  Jenny has the cutest whimsical series following the courtship of a porcupine and a pin cushion.  This one, entitled First Date, brought back memories of the SD State Fair back in the day.

Crystal Cuff of SensationalYarn included my padded eyeglasses case in her treasury, Summer Promos - A Treasury .  Crystal does some amazing things with yarn and a crochet hook.  These crochet baby socks are just SO adorable!!

Crystal also included my green stripe school colors key fob in her treasury, Tuesday in the Rain Trendy Finds - A #Treasury .  Sometimes Crystal puts down the crochet hook and sews up a colorful fleece throw.  This classic cars throw is one some BIG boys I know would enjoy.

Libby Loftin of AFreckledHeart (the TEMPT Team shop of the week) included my tangerine roses oven mitts in her cheery treasury, A Sunshiny Day!!  Love this Cinderella carriage diffuser necklace from Libby's shop.

CatLady30 included my azalea oven mitt in her treasury, Peche.  This night time traffic watercolor brings back memories of my high school days.

Kate Brooks of PiecesofHomeMosaics included my poppies on teal oven mitts in her delightfully eclectic treasury, All Kinds of Goodies!  This silverware stained glass pendant is a unique mixed media necklace.

Libby Loftin of TheFreckledHeart included my pencil-shaped pencil pouches in her treasury, Rainbow Reflections.  Sunflower fields will soon be in full bloom across the northern Midwest, so I couldn't resist this sunflower aromatherapy necklace .

Abigail Jayne of AbigailJayneArt included my blue prairie pioneer sunbonnet in her treasury, Summer Blues .  This hoop art, Weight of the World, is one of my favorite art pieces from AbigailJayne's shop.

Rosa Shawls included my navy and white chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Hipster .  This gorgeous black evening shawl would be perfect with a little black dress.

Carol of ModernClassicbyCarol included my red and gold accent pillow in her treasury, Pillow Talk .  One of Carol's product lines is wedding napkin rings.  These wedding napkin rings in white are one of my favorites, although Carol would happily make napkin rings to match the bride's chosen colors.

Elena Balygina of BalyginaArtDolls included my houndstooth padded eyeglass case in her treasury, Beautiful Items #254 .  This Angelica art doll is a OOAK treasure!

Katerina Menthe included my poppies on teal oven mitts in her treasury, Summer Dreams #105 ,
Katerina lives in Russia, and her shop is home to some exquisite art dolls.  But this artist bear is one of my favorites.

Tasha of PatternsCrossStitch included my pencil-shaped pencil pouches in her treasury, Gifts .  This summer bike cross stitch pattern reminds me of my quilting buddy, Jan, who makes LONG bike treks across Nebraska and South Dakota.  Her most recent bike trip took her through beautiful Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Her photo journal made me homesick for my home state.
I love how the wheel spokes resemble an applique quilt!

Crystal Cuff included my bright flowers oven mitt in her treasury, Live Large, Go BIG or Go Home OVERSIZE treasury.   Ha.Ha.  I'm livin' LARGE, but in a plus size way.  I just had to feature some more of Crystals cute crochet baby socks.

Katerina Menthe featured my pink floral oven mitt in her treasury, Summer Dreams #108.  Here's a pretty little art cloth doll in pink from Katerina's shop.

Vickie Wade of VickieWadeFineArt included my aqua jungle baby bib in her aqua and orange treasury, Tropical Punch.  That bold complementary color scheme really does pack a punch!    In softer tones, but keeping with the tropical theme, I'm featuring this wonderful mother-daughter print from Vickie's shop:

LindaB of lindab142 included my blue pencil-shaped pencil pouch in her treasury, Turquoise and Summer Colors by BBA Members.  This opal heart bracelet and earrings set would be a lovely gift for someone with an October birthday.

Abigail Jayne of AbigailJayneFineArt included my green chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Eat Your Greens .  These yellow lucite flower earrings are light and summery!

Susan Pitts of SusanDeanne included my prairie pioneer sunbonnet in her treasury, Ripe from the Sun .  This pretty hand knit cotton hat is also listed as a chemo hat.  I have two friends bravely battling breast cancer right now -- the prayer list keeps getting longer.

Pauline Clarke of polsknitsnstuff included my peach prairie pioneer sunbonnet in her treasury, Peachy Keen .  I love the small ethnic style knitted bags in Pauline's shop.  Here is just a sampling.

ModernClassicbyCarol included my chefs oven mitt in her thank you treasury, Hearts to All.  This navy with rhinestones hair clip is SO pretty.  Our work study office assistant at work is planning her wedding -- and navy is one of her colors.  I love the way Carol staged this product photo.

Nancy of MysticNeedle included my orange pencil-shaped pencil pouch in her treasury, Surprises .
Nancy's shop features crocheted shawls, hats, bags, hair accessories -- all sorts of wonderful items!
Today I'm featuring these double thickness cotton dishcloths -- pretty, practical, durable and super absorbent!

Katerina Menthe featured my purple chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Summer Dreams .  This artist miniature bear with apron is SO precious!

CatLady30 featured my tomatoes and herbs oven mitt in her treasury, Christmas in July Berries .
This street scene watercolor reminds me of evenings spent "dragging Main" -- driving back and forth down Egan Avenue in Madison, SD, with a car full of friends, listening to music on the radio, and waving and honking at friends.  (Gas was a lot cheaper then.)

Kathy and Wayne of Rocks2Gems2Wire included my green pencil-shaped pencil pouch in their treasury, July and August TEMPT Team .  Kathy and Wayne have some truly unique jewelry pieces, but today I chose to feature these simply elegant teal earrings.

Olga of OlgaJewelryBoutique featured my blue man pillow cover in her treasury, Summer Blues.  I love this colored agate beaded necklace from Olga's shop.

Holly Bean of HollyoftheEarth featured my red floral oven mitt in her treasury, On Robin Road - TEMPT Team Blast Off Treasury .  Holly's shop specializes in statement jewelry with a strong tribal influence.  This turquoise aromatherapy necklace is just a sampling of the beautiful and unique items in Holly's shop.

BloomingCreations2 featured my black and white chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Midnight Memories ;D.  Now here's something you don't see every day -- fried marbles!  I kid you not.  But they make beautiful little marble necklaces.

Valerie of NandysNook included my colorful padded eyeglasses case in her treasury, Saturday Finds .  These colorful little soap savers would be perfect coworker gifts or stocking stuffers!!

I hate to end on a sad note, but I'm afraid I must.  The final treasury this week is a tribute treasury curated by Carol of ModernClassicbyCarol.  Her sister Brenda was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  As I mentioned earlier, two of my friends are battling this cruel disease now, and I have added Brenda to my growing prayer list, and hoping some day we will find a cure that doesn't require the torture of radiation and chemotherapy.  She created a pink-themed treasury, and included my pink camper oven mitt in the mix.  The treasury is called, FOR THOSE FIGHTING BREAST CANCER .  I'd like to add this pink chiffon floral hair clip from Carol's shop to her tribute.

Life is short.  Carpe diem!



  1. Wow, check out all these treasuries! Congrats!!
    And what beautiful features! Every time I thought I had chosen a favorite, there were more :)

    1. Thanks, Edi! SO much talent on Etsy! I love to browse and pick out items to feature in these posts.

  2. more wonderful items! The pink blanket looks so soft!
    what Edi said!

    1. Ha.Ha. Glad you liked lots of the features. And I agree, you can almost feel the softness of that pretty pink baby blanket.

  3. more wonderful items! The pink blanket looks so soft!
    what Edi said!

  4. Wow you are so popular in the treasuries!! I love this post because I love exploring new Etsy shops!!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Liz! I have been very lucky the past few weeks -- lots of treasury features! So grateful for the way sellers promote one another on Etsy.

  5. Whew! High fives for all of your treasury features!

    I love the cross stitch pattern you chose.

    1. That was one of my personal faves this week, too!