Sunday, January 6, 2008
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2008 will be a wonderful year for all of you.
It's been a while and now I have a lot to share. There are gifts I made and gifts received.......there are so many, where do I start? I think I'll spread the pictures over the next few days.
I'm starting with the gorgeous gifts I received from Nancy. Just look at the beautiful combined Christmas/birthday gift I received from her.
A fabulous sewing case with a Redwork mermaid! I don't know if you can see but the mermaid is embellished with some tiny red beads and sparkly red thread. Isn't the big pearl button closure a neat touch? It looks as though the mermaid just lifted it out of an oyster shell!
The bag is lined with reproduction fabric with a lovely lace trim.
Inside the sewing case are several different skeins of red threads and four packets of Mill Hill beads. I am going to have such a great time embellishing my future Redwork projects!
Also in the package was a very unusual pinkeep. The front of the pinkeep has a gorgeous lace trim and the back has buttons all from Nancy's collection of vintage treasures. Wow! I just love this pinkeep.
Now if all of that wasn't enough there was also a very special pair of red embroidery scissors. My scissors are really old and beaten up so these new scissors just couldn't have pleased me more.
Finally, there was a box of Lindt chocolates - Santa and his reindeers but I can't show you those because they disappeared pretty fast!
Nancy I just can't thank you enough for your wonderful friendship and for all of these lovely gifts.
So what did I send to Nancy? Well, I made her an ORT bag (old ragged thread) for all those annoying bits of thread we leave lying around when we are sewing. I did some Redwork embroidery on the pincushion part taken from a pattern by Cinderberry Stitches.
I used Civil War fabrics as know that Nancy is quite fond of them.
I also stitched a pinkeep using an Au Fil des Reves design.
I hope you enjoy the pictures (don't forget you can click on them for a better view)
and that you will come back soon to see the rest of what I have to share.
Posted by Solstitches at 3:31 AM