Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Pleasant Suprise and More!


Last November I signed up on Hanne's blog to join her PIF. Just before Easter I received my gift from her. It was packaged so pretty in a red and tan check bag and tied with red raffia bow. It was a beautiful red work heart with a little bird on it. Also included was a lovely red glass bead heart. I love them both. The heart is hanging on a peg in my bedroom. The glass bead heart I am saving for a special project. Thank you again Hanne. Hanne just finished a beautiful quilt all done in red and white. It is off to be quilted in Canada. I can't wait to see it finished. This is a picture of my gift.

I have also mailed out my PIF gifts. I have heard that one of them has been received. I am not sure of the other. It should have been there by now, but you know the postal service and it had to go to Canada.

I had only two people sign up for my PIF. I made them embroidery stitcheries from Crabapple Hill and finished them into small wall hangings on little antique looking hangers.

I had fun doing this PIF and look forward to doing it again. I met three lovely people that I have really enjoyed. If you get a chance to join one, maybe you should give it a try.

It is getting late and I have to go and watch to see who is going home on Idol tonight. I hope everyone is having a great evening. I will chat later.

Pat

16 comments:

Julia said...

I love, love, love mine. I am so glad that I signed up for your PIF!!!

Linda said...

Oh so pretty Pat, just love your embroidery and that hanger is so cute.

Stina said...

Oh..you made some lovely gifts...beautiful..
I have 5 Pif´s to do...sooo I better get started on mine...it´s so fun!

Angie said...

Okay, I'm so clueless.


What's a PIF?

and, that heart. . . ? Absolutely gorgeous.

Hanne said...

I am happy you like your PIF gift Pat :-)
Your gifts are lovely!

Angie said...

I read -- it makes so much sense, now.

I've got to ask you. . .where do you get some of your beautiful primitive applique block patterns?

I would SO enjoy doing that kind of work.....

Leanne said...

PIF's are such fun - love your embroidery.

Kim said...

Very nicely done. :)

julieQ said...

Wonderful embroidery! What a wonderful gift for PIF...

Lorraine said...

Hi Pat - I came over to visit after seeing the post on Leanne's blog re the "travelling pattern". Your PIF gifts are beautiful! I only recently started my blog and joined a PIF on Linda's (All Stitched Up)site - I have only had one person join mine to date, so will ask again next time I post. I am looking forward to making my gifts and sending them off.

Carole said...

Lovely treasures! You hand embroidery is soo sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Beautiful pieces.

Love Bears All Things said...

These are both lovely gifts. I'd like to join sometime.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Love your designs. Have seen several on some of the blogs with stitchery.
I really think hand stitching is making a comeback. I see it is big in Australia! I love to hand embroider and your style of designs are perfect for anyone......and for me. You have a great talent and it shows!!! Thank you!

Sharon

Solstitches said...

Beautiful gifts both given and recieved.
I love the sweet little stitcheries you did. Crabapple Hill is a favourite with me.

The Rose Cottage said...

I am still loving mine so much Pat,and you have inspired me to start embroidery again, I just ordered some nice vintage patterns :)