Wednesday, July 16, 2008

These will have you in stitches!

Template/Embellishment
Commercial Use
Stitched Ribbons (Straight)
-FREEBIE-
 
Today's freebie is a grosgrain ribbon with stitching along both edges.  It is straight, 12 inches long, created at 300 ppi, in png format.  As with my other recent CU items, this is presented in 12 muted colors, as well as in light and dark grayscale for coloring to your needs.  (I also made a folded version of the same stitched ribbon, and it will be yours in my next post!)  Enjoy!

 
Click HERE to download.
 

 
Notes for the day:
We had an interesting day today - lots of fun and a big change.  First of all, from about 8:30 this morning until after 1:00 this afternoon, my darling daughters were slaving away very secretively in our back room at something, and refused to let anyone come near their little hub of activity.  They were getting along so well, and showing reassuring signs such as bringing the broom and mop back there and asking for cleaning supplies, so we let them do their thing.  By the time they emerged, they presented us all with elaborate party invitations with a list of about a dozen activities we would enjoy during the party.  They charged a penny for admission, but kindly provided a penny in each invitation. We entered a beautifully decorated room with ribbons all over, noticed that everything had been thoroughly cleaned (even the floor was bright and shiny) and saw a lovely little child-sized table all set for the celebration.  We were treated to crafts, music and dancing, code-cracking games, story and joke time, a lovely snack of grapes and salami, an elaborate puppet show, and a group rest time.  After all that (which took most of the afternoon), we each received carefully wrapped presents from the girls.  Elena gave some of her precious preschool artwork, and Lydia gave adorable paper dolls, for example.  It was a very lovely afternoon, and one I'll always treasure, as the girls showed all the joy, sweetness, generosity and love that makes motherhood such an amazing blessing.  
 
My little girls, having worn themselves out with the party and a late afternoon swim, have dropped from exhaustion.  They can catch some much-needed winks while I catch a few moments to write this post to you...
 
...to be continued...another freebie awaits you tonight!
 
Hugs to everyone,
Jeanie

19 comments:

Patamomma said...

awww what a sweet story about the party. Thanks for the wonderful ribbon goodies. Patty

Julie (It is.) said...

Awwww, how sweet!

witchypoo said...

Adore these ribbons, and also love to hear what the girls have been up to. So glad things are going your way with your health, prayers are mighty things aren't they ? God Bless You

Dinphy said...

That's just so sweet of your girls. It made me laugh reading about the penny being provided with the invitation! That's so adorable. But what a lot of work they did for it! What a lot to organize! Very lovely.

Also thanks for your beautiful ribbons! LOVE them, and am adding them to my ever growing stash! ;)

Off to read the next post I already see! :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 Jul [LA 04:34am, NY 06:34am, UK 11:34am, OZ 09:34pm]).

Shel said...

Thanks so much for sharing the great ribbon!

Teri said...

thanks soooo much!

Laurie Unger said...

Great story! Thanks for the ribbons!

Elizabeth said...

How very sweet! Wow! But I see where they get their generosity from, using their time and talents for others' pleasure. Thanks for sharing the ribbons, and the story, it's inspiring!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the ribbons. I enjoy you notes for the day. What sweet little party givers.

psychmajor101 said...

I love all of your freebies!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent!! I would be interested in the action you mention on the top of your page....Stop by and leave me a comment on how I can snag it from ya!!

Kelly said...

Thank you very much!

Eventually, when money grows on trees, I'll be able to get PSCS and use some of these actions!

cinmcw said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ribbons (and other designs!). I was having such a hard time dl'ing the ribbons...but finally...yay!!! :) Can't wait to play! :) Your talent and generous nature is much appreciated!

Jann said...

Thanks for the cute ribbon. I want to try your other free download of the layered ribbon, but I'm not quite that brave yet! Thanks!!

Crazy Diamond said...

These are great!! Thanks!!! Just what I needed.

Sue said...

What wonderful girls you have! Thanks for sharing these great ribbons. :)

Sue said...

What wonderful ribbons! Thank you very much. :)

Tibby said...

Great stitched ribbons. Thanks.

Dodo said...

hi, your ribbon is everything to me, its really made my layout wonderfull, thanks soooo much!

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