Saturday, October 18, 2008

A finished gift

One of the quilting blogs I enjoy very much is Auntie's Quaint Quilts. Christine does the most beautiful stitcheries and quilting projects which I find very inspiring

A while ago Christine sent me one of the Australian Country Threads magazines and some fabric. I wanted to make her something to show my appreciation but what? I eventually decided to make something she might not make for herself so here's what I made for her
I took an older design by The Drawn Thread and turned it into a pincushion.
I stitched the smaller design twice. Once for a fob and again for a needlecase.




I lined the needlecase with silk dupion in a colour to match the dusty pink fabric used on the front of the needlebook the back of the pincushion.
This is the inside of the needlecase and the back of the pincushion and fob.







Along with the set of needlework smalls I sent a litte Gutermann tin filled with sewing threads. I don't have a picture of that but if you go to Christine's blog you will see the tin along with the cutest picture ever of her cat Oliver admiring his reflection in the lid of the tin :)

The only other thing I have to show is some finished knitting. On one of my blog surfing expeditions I saw that Staci had finished a pair of socks. This reminded me that I had some knitting that had been hanging around for more than a year. I was inspired to get out the knitting and finish the socks. Thanks Staci :)


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As always thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy hearing from each and every one of you.

35 comments:

Andrea said...

A gorgeous set of smalls.

Jeanne said...

As I told Christine, you do such wonderful work with your hands. Do you whip stitch the cording? This was a lovely gift to be cherished.

DovilÄ— said...

very elegant and cute.

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous and tiny! You did a great job!

Cara said...

WoW! The oincushion and case/fob are GORGEOUS! I love your stitching-I am sure Christine will love it!

Dorothy said...

Margaret, I just love the socks!

Olenka's Stitches said...

The sewing set is just gorgeous! And what pretty socks!

angelasweby said...

Margaret,
Beautiful as always. You create such thoughtful and really delightful pieces. The colours and fabrics are absolutely gorgeous and the whole set is a dream.
I love those socks, now I want to see a photo of you wearing them - come on, twinkle toes :>)
Hugs, Angela

Tammy said...

The smalls are beautiful and your socks look good enough to eat!

Nancy said...

Such a very thoughtful and VERY beautiful gift Margaret! This is just stunning! You should knit more often. The socks are amazing!

Karen said...

Love your little set of goodies and the little scissors are very fun;) Your socks are lovely. Wish mine turned out as nice;)

Sue said...

What lovely gifts! I'm sure she will be thrilled.

Those socks are fabulous!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous set of smalls Margaret, I don't how you can bear to part with them. Great socks too!!

hazel said...

Such a beautiful set of goodies the colours are gorgeous. The socks are lovely and will be so warm. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs,
Hazel

Yuko said...

Ohhh Margaret,
The sawing set that you sent your friend in Australia is fantastic!
Everythings so neat and beatiful.
And all the fabrics matches well!!

You do knit, too?!
Oh my, how creative you are!
Everything you make is just perfect.
I wish I could be there near you, so I will be taught quilting and knitting, too! :D

Marsha said...

Those are the prettiest pair of socks I've ever seen! I love the smalls also. Very nice.

Nancy said...

I love the socks. The color is great. Your three stitched items are great. The colors on them are so pretty too. You do just the most beautiful work on everything you do.
Nancy V

Heidi said...

I love your socks Margaret! There is nothing like hand knitted socks. I discovered them when I got sick with RSD and have a pair I treasure that a friend made for me. I told her I would cry if they get a hole in them and she said she darns too...LOL! You obviously have a great talent for knitting as this pattern is so pretty.

Your gifts you stitched were just beautiful also!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Patti said...

Gosh Margaret the gift you stitched is just exquisite, as usual as are your socks. Wouldn't say I would wear them but I love looking at them.

Love to Applique said...

Hello Margaret, What a wonderful job you have done, I love the socks. Hugs Debbie

Christine said...

Ohhhh Margaret, what a beautiful little set. Fantastic! I bet Christine was thrilled with them.

Look at those socks! Beautiful! You are the Queen Of Socks!!

Clara said...

I love your stitching, and I have been admiring all of your bags and pincushions. They are beautiful, and very inspiring!

Pat said...

Love the socks! Another beautiful finish.

Cindy F. said...

What a nice gift! The finishes are so pretty!
And I just love the socks!

Sally said...

An absolutely gorgeous set Margaret. So pretty and beautifully finished.

Love those socks!

staci said...

That is a stunning set of smalls! And I love your socks :)

Carol R said...

Love those socks!

Carolien said...

Lovely finishes, Nancy! I can only dream of the day that I can make such beautiful and perfectly made gifts and other things ...
Have a nice weekend & hugs, Carolien

Christine said...

Catching up on your blog today. Thank you again for the wonderful gifts you sent me. I think of you in Spain whenever I look at them. That picture of Olly with the tin has led to lots of comments. What a funny boy! Take care.
Christine

Christine said...

Forgot to say ... you're knitted socks are amazing. Almost too nice to wear?

Khris said...

Unreal Margaret....just unreal...you never cease to amaze me. I love all your work. Hugs Khris

Sonda in OR said...

It all looks so wonderful!!! Chris is very lucky! The socks look so comfy.

~Bren~ said...

Oh Margaret...the stitceries are wonderful as always, but those sock are FABULOUS!!!! Love them!!!

Elizabethd said...

Those are just lovely. They are the sort of gifts that should be so well received, and loved.

Ruth said...

Wow... that's all there is to say... Wow! Beautiful.