Friday, February 29, 2008

The Imperfect Pillow.......

Well finally here is the pillow that I told you all I started many months and moons ago. A seamstress I will never be-hence the title of this post! So ladies please avert your eyes from the bottom of this little jewel. As,it is not the prettiest corners you will ever see-lol. I can't say for sure that I will try my hand at making more pillows. I think I may fork over money for someone else to do that-lol. We shall have to see what the future holds. I do like how it looks for the most part. What do you think?

There is not a lot going on here. In sad news I lost one of my fur babies a couple of weeks ago. Midnight my little outcast became ill of a sudden. The vet didn't know what wrong and when I took her in the vet just told she was dying. She said we could do a lot of different things-but she was still unsure if she could save her. Midnight was making this horrible cry and was very limp. So unfortunately on the vet's recommendation was to put her to sleep. Whatever she had involved several organs-so it was best that she didn't suffer. But I do miss her-she was a very loving cat.

Thanks for all the comments on my gifts and exchanges. Next time I post I will update you on my wip's. I have had startitis and stashitis too. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and lots of stitching!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A RAK from Chelle!

Pictures shows both sides of fob

Today I received a gorgeous RAK from Chelle of Totally Toadlily . She sent me this beautifully stitched and finished chili pepper scissor fob by The Sweetheart Tree along with a great pair of Dovo scissors and a small zipper bag. I was truly surprised and I am so appreciative that Chelle took the time to stitch me something! I was having such a blah day and it just made my whole day! I love it Chelle! Thanks a million.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mailbox Surprises!

Barbara from Mainely Stitching sent me this wonderful pinkeep as a lovely way of saying thank you. Something, I told her was absolutely not necessary. However, I love this pinkeep. Barbara says she took the little lady from CHS's a New England Village. The alphabet also came from CHS designs. Done in silks by V. Clayton on 28 count linen. I adore these colors. She also sent me some yummy candy, but my children have absconded with that! Thanks so much Barbara!

Next, my wonderful winter exchange came from Vonna ! She made me this utterly gorgeous basket using a Shepherd's Bush design called snow. She used her own colorway. This neat basket has ties on each side of the lid to help keep it in place on the basket. See Vonna's blog for some better pictures. Vonna's finishing is amazing and I do believe she has made a basket tutorial for this. She also sent me a lovely piece of Sassy's fabric called honey. Which I can't wait to try. Thanks so much Vonna-I love this exchange!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Summer Feast Cubed!

Here is summer feast by Praiseworthy Stitches cubed. It originally started out as a top for a wooden box but slippery scissors Sharon (say that three times real fast!) made a cutting error. So as Gunnery Sgt. Highway says overcome, adapt and improvise!

So, I was able to make a cube, all I can say is whew! I thought I had ruined my stitching. I am not too happy with the back-as I didn't pull it taunt enough-but I can live with it. It is for me anyway. I think it came out okay. I must admit I wasn't too wild about the first set of birds that came out. Remember the little yellow chicks having their dinner? But each sucessive one I have liked. So much so that below I have started winter bird delight. The colors are so pretty and I am doing it on old country blue linen-which looks a little like periwinkle-just lighter.

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my pinkeep. They are very much appreciated! I got an email from Vonna saying my winter exchange is on the way-I can't wait! Have a great week!