Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BUTTONS AND BLOGGERS



Oh, oh, oh!!!  Today is a special day here at my blog because after a full year of cajoling, begging and pleading, my best friend Judy wrote a guest post for me!!  I'm so excited to share it with you!!  If it wasn't for Judy, I wouldn't be a crafter at all!  She made this oh-so-cute bib for her granddaughter Nightingale (isn't that the sweetest girls name?) to wear in a wedding because she's a flower girl, a baby....and she drools!!!
So....without further adieu, here is my friend Judy's first blog guest post!!  (I'm so pleased!)
 Hello Silo Hill Farm readers!  It’s been a little over a year since my dear friend Danni told me she was going to create a Silo Hill Farm blog.    A blog?  What does that entail?  I had heard of blogs , but was clueless.    She was very excited about the new adventure and I had no doubt that she could and would be successful in the blog world.    
 While she was visiting in AZ last February, her enthusiasm for blogging sparked my curiosity.  And although I don’t blog myself  I have enjoyed visiting  my favorite , “Silo Hill Farm”  and blogs she and her Inspiration CafĂ© friends mention, parties and other links that provide inspiration and encouraging words. 
Danni has met several bloggers personally.    One in particular is Loy at Grandma Loy's Kitchen.    Loy visited  Danni at Silo Hilo Farm last year while vacationing in Arkansas.  They had a wonderful visit and have exchanged parcels over time.  In one of those parcels was a   button collection from Loy’s Grandmother and Mother – hundreds of buttons in every color and shape.     Well, who doesn’t love buttons!  We spent an evening at Danni’s kitchen table decompressing after a particularly hectic day of shopping and crafting.  We needed the calming effects sorting buttons would bring while snacking on a “No Fail Brownie” that Danni had made earlier (if she hasn’t shared this recipe perhaps she will in the future) .   When we called it quits for the evening,  Danni asked me to select a few buttons to bring home.    Well, I did and have used several of them already on  Snap Bags for Christmas presents  and most recently on a bib to be worn by my  fifteen month old Granddaughter in a wedding next month. 
  So, thank you Danni and Loy and all the other bloggers for making a non-bloggers day brighter whenever I visit one of your blogs.  You inspire me and I’m impressed by your many talents, creativity and taking the time to share yourselves with all of us.
Here is the bib I made for Nigh to wear in the wedding using one of Loy’s buttons. 
Thank you Judy! That is a beautiful bib!  You must promise to let me post a picture of the beautiful Nigh wearing it with her flower girl dress! Now if I could only get you to start your own blog!!  (My goal for this New Year!!)  I miss you every day my friend!
Also, thank you Loy for giving me that HUGE box of glorious buttons....I love them all!  If you guys are looking for some seriously great recipes...head to Grandma Loy's Kitchen....yumm!
Really, don't you guys think Judy should start a blog and share her wonderful projects with the world??!! 

14 comments:

  1. How precious!

    Oh dear Im afraid Im a jealous blogger. I keep hoping to stumble upon a giant collection of buttons while thrifting, or antiquing, or garage saling..... You get the idea.

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  2. Yes! She really does need to have her own blog! She's very creative and original! She mentions several things she's made and we need to know more about them such as showing us her Snap Bags! Keep prodding her Danni, maybe she'll come around.

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  3. We definitely must see a picture!! That is too adorable! :) Yes,she should start a blog!! :)

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  4. YES Judy should be a blogger! I love that bib! It's perfect for a baby flower girl!

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  5. What a sweet name for a little girl! And such a lovely bib. She should start her own blog, I would love to see more of Judy's creations.
    Tuula :)

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  6. Anyone who could come up with a wedding bib would definitely make it to my blog list! Thanks for sharing that one, Judy. I took my oldest son to a wedding when he was a month old. (He was invited, really.) Wish I'd thought to make him a fancy bib for that special event.

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  7. What a precious bib! Such a great idea, Judy. So glad you have a guest post here today. We enjoy seeing all the projects that you and Danni do together. Megan

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  8. That's such a pretty bib, there's nothing worse than getting a beautiful outfit and then put a garish bib on top of it. Judy should blog :)

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  9. I already have a name for her blog "A Nightingale Sings" so now Judy will have to tell us about snap bags and all the other wonderful craft projects she does. I am also jealous of the button collection, Danni!

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  10. WE WANT JUDY
    WE WANT JUDY
    WE WANT JUDY
    ( to start a blog )
    Gorgeous Judy - really really gorgeous!
    XOX

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  11. oh I love it! so pretty! Yes, she needs a blog!

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  12. The world famous Judy is in the house. Or is that at the silo?

    Bliss

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  13. Love the bib and LOVE JUDY! "JUDY, JUDY, JUDY, JUDY!"

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