Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ornament for the White House





I had the honor of being asked to do an ornament for the White House representing Iowa...we were asked not to share it til Mrs. Bush announced the theme...the theme was "The spirit of America" what was the Iowa spirit and red, white and blue...well I didn't do well with red, white and blue...however the spirit of Iowa to me is
Agriculture, livestock, the people and I used the Iowa flower the wild rose...we are not allowed to reproduce the ornament however I am doing a very limited number of ornaments with the wild rose on it...same "feel" as the one I did for the White House...we were given an ornament to use and couldn't do much to alter the shape or size...so here is mine....we were invited to a reception Dec 2 at the White House I decided not to attend due to the work we are doing on our new place in Dunbar...

31 comments:

Jackie said...

Sherry,
Your orament is beautiful. It's too bad you had to miss your trip to the white house. Hope the renovations are going well.
Jackie

Brenda said...

Isn't that just the coolest! You did a wonderful job on your ornament--you should be oh-so-proud!
hugs,
brenda bliss

Carla said...

Pretty. Too bad you didn't go!

MaryO said...

It's just beautiful, Sherry, you did your state proud.

Fran said...

WOW! your orament is beautiful. Sorry you had to miss your trip to the White House but I know you are very busy fixing up your new home.

The snow you woke up to is beautiful. Makes me want to wake up to it just once, then I will go back to our lovely weather. hehehehe
Love Ya
Fran

Karen Becker said...

Just gorgeous Sherry! I'm so happy for you. I'm sad that you dont' get to go to the reception though. That would've been really cool! Your new school will be too tho. :)
Karen Becker

jandee said...

Awww~~~ your ornament is fab !!!! but I knew it would be!! Just feel bad you cant make it to the ceremony!!!STILL YOU ARE WORKING ON your DREAM ---AND THAT ---- is even better~~~Hugs jandee

Linda Fleming said...

What a bummer you aren't going to the White House! What an experience that would be. The ornament is wonderful!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow it is beautiful! Sorry that you had to miss the trip to White House that would have been something to remember.

Bear said...

well Sherry
you as usual have made a beautiful ornament- the fact that the you werent able to get to the White House is sad but your Ornament is there for all to see what we all know you are a magnificent artist and this ornie is truely the spirit of Iowa
Beauitiful dearest beautiful
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

Kerry said...

Love it! so pretty and what an honor for you!! Congratulations!

Gufobardo said...

oh, very beautiful, brava! I saw on TV the BIG tree with the ornaments. I hope you will go to the White house another Christmas, ciao from Italy

sandy whittley said...

Sherry: Absolutely wonderful ornament!! You did Iowa proud. Re. the trip to the White House, if memory serves me correctly, this is not your first ornament for the White House tree. Am I right? If so, you have been there before, which had to be wonderful. Realllly great job!
Sandy

Tami Roth said...

Sherry, this is such a beautiful ornament and such an honor! You did wonderful work (as always!). Thank you for sharing,
Tami

Joanne said...

Way to go Sherry !!! The ornament is spectacular. What an honor.
Joanne Cranston

Glittering threads on the wind said...

Beautiful ornament Sherry, what an honor. Sorry to read you couldn't be there, but you will have the home you have always wanted.
Sandy

Deanna Hogan said...

I love your ornament ~ what an honor to be chosen to contribute.

Hope it's ok that I added a link to your blog from mine...

Deanna Hogan

Linda said...

What an honor!! And well Deserved. Love the ornament. It is wonderful and does your State Proud!

creativedawn said...

Sherry,
Your ornament is gorgeous beautiful...You are an ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!!!
I would also like you to know that I purchased your 7 Virtues book, Celyn and Sweet Pea patterns...your work is sooooo beautiful and I hope I can do your patterns some justice! I will share pics of the finished products. Hopefully one day I can attend one of your classes...again you are the BOMB!!!!! lol....teen language for the THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!
hugz
Pam

Linda Kay said...

Spectacular orny...Just Love it.
I'd like to purchase one of the orny's that you'll have for sale Please...!
Hugs,
Linda Kay

Valerie said...

Congratulations Sherry on a gorgeous ornament. Stunning piece.

Judi W. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hopefully someone will send you photos of your ornie on the tree! How exciting!

progressivegrannie said...

Congratulations!It is beautiful (I love the pig).

That Creative Place said...

Congratulations, Sherry! It's beautiful!

Sprite said...

Hi Sherry :D What an honor! Your ornament is fantastic. I'm sorry you didn't get to go but your spirit is certainly there! The new place is coming along nicely, you are where you are needed and should be :) I can't wait to see it next year! Luv ya! Sprite

Natalie said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!
I Love the color palette and that little pig is soooo cute...
Excellent work as always.
Looking forward to seeing your progress on the school.

Love You,

~Nat

sammy said...

this is so awesome and so well deserved by you! Oh I wish you had got to go go the white house! My dream someday!
hugs,
sammy

Laurel said...

Congratulations, and your ornament is just lovely!

Sis's Vintage Ladies said...

Sherry, I watched on TV Laura Bush and the Entertainment tonight show and it showed the tree! OH, you are so creative your ornament is beautiful, you did Iowa proud!hugs,Sis

kim said...

who turns down an invitation to the white house?

Kat Lees said...

Sherry your ornament is fantastic and I am sure it looked great on the tree at the White House. A big congratulations gal, you go girl.
Hugs, Kat