Friday, March 29, 2013

Gifts given and received

Hi everyone,

My post this time is to share pictures of gifts given and received in the last few weeks.
My lovely friend Pat sent the most wonderful box of goodies for my birthday.
Inside one of the packages was this sweet little cross stitch piece. I love the cute ladybird button and the gorgeous frame.

Another beautiful framed piece. I believe this one is a Crabapple Hill pattern

I love buttons so this is just perfect for me.

Here's a close up of the stitchery which is done in a very pretty variegated thread

Yes, there was more! This little wool acorn done in wool is adorable. I love the little stick pins.

and how about this lovely stitched pillow with the wool trim and gorgeous button

This lovely little sewing themed charm set

and some yummy chocolates that are just a happy memory now. Thank you so much Pat. You really spoiled me and I love it all :)

One of my friends had a February birthday and for her I made this kitty needle keeper which was on her wishlist.

inside is a felt heart for the needles and the dress has a pocket at each end for sewing notions. I think the pictures should be clickable if you want to see a better close up.

and of course I had to make a little bag to keep the kitty in :)

The bag is from my well loved and much used Gail
Pan Poppy's Sewing Set pattern

I've lost count of how many times I've made it now but it's a lot. I changed the stitchery to one by Bare Roots

I stitched this design by the Sampler Girl and made it into a pillow

The back

Finally this little design by the Prairie Schooler which went to another friend. It is stitched on 40 ct Flax linen using the recommended DMC threads

I've also been sewing pouches for a charity fundraiser I'm involved in but I'll save those pictures for next time.

Thanks as always for your continued visits to my blog, for your kind comments and welcome to new followers.

Happy Easter!