Thursday, September 29, 2011


I recently received  some belated birthday gifts from a dear friend in Spain.  Margaret is a very thoughtful and giving person.  When the package arrived I ripped into it opened it very carefully.  This is what I found . A whole package of goodies. I read and reread the card.  I thought that it was Christmas instead of my birthday.


 First I found a project bag.    It was made from the same fabric that Margaret had used to make me an over sized tote bag.  You can see the tote here  just scroll down.

 Inside was another wrapped gift.  I have been lusting for one of these for a long time.

 I especially love this one as May is my birth month and I love Lilly Of The Valley.  This alone would have been a wonderful gift.

This is the backside. It matches beautifully.  The back is as pretty as the front.

 A little zippered notion bag to hold all my notions,  a pin cushion, needle book and scissor fob  were also in the package.  I just love everything and I love that they all match.

 The needle book opened, the backside.

This is the inside.
I love the little charm on the fob.  It was very hard to get a good picture of it.  It says made with love.

The front side of the fob.

 Here is the pin cushion.  The stitchery goes all around.  Margaret's work, as you can see, is beautiful.  She takes such small stitches and they are so even.  I think that she measures them.

 The top.

I love my gifts Margaret.  Thank you so much.  I treasure our friendship more than you know.  When Margaret sent my tote bag it took months to get here.  Even after that,  she put all the work into all of these pieces and mailed it off again.  Thankfully, this time it took just about a week to arrive.   When my friends saw the tote bag they each wanted one for Christmas this year.  Now they want the accesories too.  Sorry girls, not this year!  If you would like to see more of Margaret' work you can check out her blog here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope that you all have a great weekend.

Hugs and Stitches,


Sunday, September 25, 2011


Earlier this month Darlene did a post titled "A Snicker And A Giggle". She showed a picture of the inside of the waste basket in her sewing room. She said that if we took a peek in ours we might find the same. Well there hasn't been a lot of sewing going on around here but I did take a peek any way. Here is what I found. Dove milk chocolate wrappers. Love them!

That night before I turned the light off in my sewing room I looked in my basket again. I had topped it off with a wrapper of Jelly Belly Popcorn flavored jelly beans. Love them too!!

Thanks Darlene I did get a giggle.

Below is a cross stitch finish that is at the framers to be framed. The Pattern is Beneath The Sunlit Sky by BBD.

I have also been making some pumpkins. They are not quite finished yet. I will show them completed in my next post.

Can you tell which one I made?

I hope that everyone had a great weekend. I did.

Hugs and Stitches,


Saturday, September 10, 2011