Monday, June 13, 2011


Recently I had another Birthday. The older we get the faster these Birthdays seem to come. I was feeling down and not real happy about this one! It is better than the alternative I guess! Then I received a gift from my friend Debbie. It is a Blue Vintage Rose Tea and Toast Tray. It made my day. The tea cup is now a pincushion. You may click the picture to enlarge and see the beautiful stitching and beading on the top of the cushion.

Here is a close up of the top. She added some decorative pins.

I saw this pattern several months ago in the Attic newsletter. The Attic is a shop in Mesa, Arizona. They do mail-order. They are a bit slow in getting orders out sometimes but the wait is worth it. I have never been there but it is on my bucket list. Thanks again Deb. I love it.

The Pattern is by The Stitching Parlor.

Have a great week.

Hugs and Stitches,



Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday Pat!
The gift Debbie stitched for you is exquisite. I love the decorative pins too.
Looking forward to seeing what you decide to stitch next from the Stitcher's Journey book.

Kaaren said...

Happy belated birthday, Pat.

A gorgeous gift from Debbie to a very deserving gal.

Carol said...

Happy! Happy Birthday! You are so right...these birthdays sure seem to be coming quicker. What a beautiful gift.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh I hope you had a fun day, Pat.

Lori said...

What a special birthday gift!!

Karen said...

You have a very good friend to give such a lovely gift.

In the USA, california specifically, we do not have tea and toast sets. I ordered two of the sets. Though not the lovely pattern you received.
One will become my pincushion and do dad holder, and the other one I will enjoy nightly.
Thank you for showing us your wonderful gift....Karencg

Lorraine said...

am just catching up on some blogs....a belated Happy Birthday Pat...and what a lovely gift to give your spirits a lift! .....and btw.....birthdays (whatever the number) are ALWAYS better than the alternative... :) *hugs*

Stina said...

Oh my goodness.. what a wonderful birthday gift... what a wonderful friend she is!!
And I have forgotten your birthday again.. what a friend I am !! POOR!!!
Pat.. big hugs to you .. lots of love from me!!!