Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day and Some Gifts

First I would like to wish you  a Happy Memorial Day.  I hope that you are having a warm, dry and safe Holiday weekend.  Please remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, along with all the men and woman who are defending this great country of ours today and everyday. God bless you all and  keep you out of harm's way.

A few weeks ago I had another birthday. The older I get the faster they seem to come around. I received some lovely gifts from my friends.  One of those gifts came from Margaret in Spain.

Inside the package I found several wrapped goodies and a card that looked good enough to eat.  I don't know if blogger is having a bad day or is just having a little tantrum!!  Or heaven forbid is it me?? This is my first post since all the changes have made to improve blogger.  So far I am not impressed.  My pictures downloaded much faster but I am not sure what happened to all of them.  They are among the missing.  Anyway, I will try to continue.  Is anyone else having these problems.  Pictures and words just go where ever they want to!!  I have lost control here too!!!

 Below is a Couch Companion that Margaret made  using French General fabric.  Here it is closed.


And opened.
The outside.

Inside there are several little pockets to keep my treasures.

On the other end there  are bigger pockets to slide your floss or ruler in.
There is a pincushion in the center.  My family will really enjoy not getting stuck by needles that are left in the arms of chairs when I am stitching.  They thank you Margaret!

Next is The Fancy Brown Sewing Pouch by Stacy Nash.  I love this.  I had the pattern and the supplies to make this one for myself.  Isn't it lovely?  Thank you so much Margaret.  Here is the front.

Here is the back.  There is a button on each side attaching the strap.

Below are some little pillows and pincushions that Margaret also made.  The first one is for my birth month. I love Lily of the Valley.  Now I have lost the the picture of the backside of the May pillow.  OMGoodness I am not happy.  I will get a picture of the back because I love the fabric that Margaret choose to finish it with .

This next on is by Shepherds Bush.  I love SB!!!

The back side.  It is as cute as the front.  Now who could stick a pin in that little cutie?
Last but not least is the cutest little bunny.  He is just the sweetest.  I had also purchased this pattern and had the supplies ready for this project.  I guess that Margaret really knows me well.  I have told her that I believe we were friends in another life or maybe we were even related!

I have all my little cushions displayed in a  small, old wooden drawer with a doily. I have them sitting right by my stitching cha

Thank you so much Margaret. I just love everything that you made and will treasure them always.

I have been spending way to much time on Pintrest of late.  I find it so inspiring.  Too inspiring maybe. If that is possible.  Below are two projects that I found there and had to make.  The first is a tall canning jar with a doily glued on the front of it.   I added a couple of decorative things that I had on hand and some ribbon to dress it up a bit.  I have a battery  operated candle inside that lights up every nigh for five hours and then shuts off.  I love it at night.  I will have to take a picture of  it this evening.

This next project I fell in love with. It is a photo holder. I saw it made  in a silver creamer.  I was unable to find a creamer but I did find this little old metal container.  Now I just have to get new pictures of my two grandchildren and it will be finished.  Cute isn't it?
Hubby has the grill fired up and the family is here so I should be off to put the finishing touches on our dinner.  Take care.  I will be back soon with some new purchases.

Hugs and Stitches,