Sunday, October 24

M.E. Monday.....

Welcome, again to Mary Engelbreit Monday. Please join us and post the link to your blog with the related Mary Engelbreit pictures to share with everyone. It can be a ME licensed product or something that was "inspired" by Mary Engelbreit's artwork. It "should" be a photo that you took of something that you own. We're flexible here....let's have fun above all else.

Once you've posted your picture come back and add your link in Mr. Linky below. Please share the link back to my blog so that everyone can take part in sharing their post and picture.

I confess, this week I am totally cheating. This is not something ME that I own nor did I take the photograph. But's MY blog and I can "cheat" if I want to...cheat if I want to. (sung to the tune of "cry if I want to")
My customer turned friend, Delores from AZ, has been working on cross stitching this charming ME pattern for her tray for 10 years now. She recently sent me the pictures because we had been talking about the tray and she wrote "This pattern was in her "Mary Engelbreit's First Cross-Stitch Book,"  published in 1996.  I have made several of the patterns in that book, and it's almost off it's hinges from using it and loaning it to friends all these years." 

Here is what she has written on the back of the tray. She even "confesses" to her procrastination. That's my kind of woman! We  started becoming fast friends when I found out that she had once lived in the same little poe dunk town of Lompoc, CA that I had lived in  for four years in the early 70's. We found that we had a lot in common, a love of Cherries and, of course, Mary Engelbreit. She keeps me entertained with her emails and photographs of the Art Dolls that she designs. I can't thank Ms. @>----- enough for letting me share one of her many talents with everyone here on ME Monday.  She doesn't have a blog for me to send you all to but I'm sure she will enjoy reading your wonderful comments about her darling ME Teapot cross stitched tray. You might remember Delores as the sweety who made me my "Miss Sweet Cheeks" doll in September.


  1. You certainly have my permission to “cheat.” Since you are the boss, it is OK. What a GREAT friend you have to do something like this for you...but then...YOU DESERVE IT!

  2. What a fun post! Hey, Mary is Mary, no matter what (or who).

  3. Oh what beautiful work!!That would of taken me 20 years..I'm impressed!!

    Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  4. That is one sweet little tray! Thanks for the motivation to finish projects I have started. Have a great Monday and thanks for being such a sweet ME party hostess.

    Susan and Bentley

  5. What a beautiful teapot. I'll have to see if it's in my ME cross stitch book.

  6. What a great work of art!! I can relate to procrastinating and especially with crosstitch.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of Delores' work. It is inspiring and maybe one day I'll finish a piece of crosstitch that I started for my hubby 21 years ago!!
    The Tattered Tassel

  7. Your cheating is our gain! What a cute tray! Thank you so much for hosting! Elizabeth

  8. What a delightful meme! Thank you for letting me know about it, and inviting me to play along!


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