Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Be Sweet" & the Winner


Thanks so much for the all the well wishes! I'm feeling a bit better. Not quite up to my normal energy levels but at least I'm able to do a few things. I started working on a few Valentine things this week. One of them is a sign that says "Be Sweet". I painted over the sign I made for Thanksgiving (didn't I say you'd be seeing that sign again and again!). It turned out much better than the first sign I made!





This time I used a paint pen instead of a paintbrush and it was much easier for me to control. I printed out the words at 270 on Microsoft Works Word Processor - I forget the name of the font. I probably could have gone larger. I did like before and used artists charcoal on the back. Set the words on the board and traced around them with a dull pencil. Then I filled them in with the paint pen and wiped away the charcoal residue. I hope you try making your own sign - they're really very easy to make!




One of the guys who works at Goodwill always says "Be Sweet" when you say good-bye to him.

***And now for the winner of the give-a-way.......Tina (who doesn't have a blog) said "I rarely comment, but I read your blog each and every day. It's great!" I've sent you an email. Please email me your address and I'll get your package out to you sometime next week. I'm amazed at all the people that entered - Thank you!

I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you!



34 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a wonderful expression...perfect far beyond Valentine's Day! Good to know that you're feeling much better and congrats to your winner!

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Glad you're feeling better Manuela. Thanks for the info on the sign. I'll have to my son cut my board and I'll try making one. Have a great weekend! We're supposed to be in the 70's here today. Yardwork here I come.

Mrs. Rabe said...

What an adorable sign - and your directions are so simple!

I may need to do this project!

Glad you are on the mend!

Kimm said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better too, and I love your blog! Thanks for the great idea and easy to follow instructions, I'll have to try this. I've never decorated much for Valentine's Day, but this year I'm inspired!

Melissa Wertz said...

M, glad you are feeling better. I had that crud with strep a few weeks ago. Not fun. Sign is perfect!

Congratulations Tina!

Melissa Wertz said...

I worked out a lot b/c I did not have a choice. Not sure if it helped or hurt. I really have no opinion there. But if not running a fever, working out some (some being a key word) tends to speed up the healing process.

Screaming Meme said...

I am loving that sign! You did great! Is that a printed font? I want to redo a sign I have...And put it in the gameroom/Saloon...How could I do that? I think I want to put "The Old Saloon"...Let me know...Be Sweet...;) Have you been over to my blog lately...I'm starting a blog that we all share called Project: {Create A Home}...I'd love to have you join in...You know how much I adore your talent and your home making...You teach us how to be better wives/mothers through your own blog...Love ya,Meme

Anonymous said...

I came to see who the winner was and got a great idea for a craft :).

K

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I love that sign so simple and well just sweeeet...
Congats to the winner....
HUgs
Linda

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

So glad that you are on the mend...love the Be Sweet sign.....

Terri and Bob said...

Such good news all around... you are better, a winner for your drawing and a cute sign for us to make!

Anonymous said...

I won, I WON!!! I am so excited! Thank you! I read your old blog (the feathered nest), and was so happy to see you come back. I am THRILLED to be the winner!

tina

salmagundi said...

Cute sign! And that pillow cover, "Little Birds Sleep All Night", is special also. I love red & white embroidery. Sally

Storybook Woods said...

Oh that is how you do that. Cool xoxoxo Clarice

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Glad you are so much better Manuela!
Pretty little sign...love where you parked it :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful sign! So how do you get your microsoft word font size up to 270? Mine only goes to 72....
Hugs,
Penny

Sue said...

Hi Manuela...so glad you feeling better. The sign is adorable and I love that embroidered piece you have hanging near it, did you do that too....

shareff5@aol.com said...

Glad to see you're feeling better! We've been having below zero temps here... and more snow... so the walls are closing in! Great time for a sign project... you sure encourage everyone with all your pictures! Love your blog!

Kathleen Grace said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your sign is "sweet" as can be:>)

Milah said...

Cute sign...I should be reminded of that daily.
I missed entering your giveaway, I've also been under the weather. I love the book Financial Peace. I have two copies and I loan them out all the time. Congratulations to the winner though. I know she will be blessed by reading it!

southerninspiration said...

Cute little BE Sweet sign!! Hope you are taking care of yourself and feeling stronger every day!
Be sweet!!:)

Suzanne

Betsy said...

Congrats to Tina!

I love that the checkout guy reminds everyone to Be Sweet! Boy, we all need to be reminded of that every day!

Christina said...

Your sign is adorable. I do want to try making one sometime. I'll have to start with getting a board.

Glad you are feeling better.

Lady Katherine said...

Congrats to Tina, for winning your wonderful give away!

I do love this sign! What a great way to paint words! You are so creative! Love it with all your toile.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love your sign..I will have to give that a try sometime. Love all the dishes in the background and your redwork..gorgeous. cherry

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I have put you on my google reader, so I won't miss a thing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glad you're feeling better. How great to re-use your sign. Love your lettering on it. laurie

Mimi Sue said...

VERY cute. Love it with your red transferware. Also LOVE the redwork on the cabinet door. Mimi

Sheryl said...

I love that sign! I've always wondered how you transfer the lettering and now I know. Thank you!

Sheryl

*** Kelly Maria said...

Love the sign. As always I leave here truly inspired!!
When you have a moment... I have an award waiting for you at my blog.
Have a beautiful day~Kelly Maria

Tins and Treasures said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. That is a sweet little sign and so easy to do...is that a paint pen you are using? I also like the organizing tips. I, too, have been decluttering in 2009. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Natalie

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Looks Great Manuela! I'm working on some signs now too!!

Becky said...

I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and am hooked. There is hardly a day that goes by that I don't stop in and see what you are doing. The sign is great as it reminds me of a saying of my own grandmothers'. She would always tell us to "Keep Sweet". You have inspired me to put it in print.

Rita May said...

I was just scrolling through your blog when I found the Be Sweet post. I made this last February 2010, and it turned out so cute. Thank you.
Cheers! Rita

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