Thursday, July 9, 2009

A birthday exchange and more

So last Friday, the 3rd was mine and my hubby's 41st birthdays. we went to a wonderful resort just a few miles away from home for a little "sta-cation" for the weekend. It was a wonderful time just the two of us. We went to the movies, we saw Year One with Jack Black, it was pretty funny, weird but funny. We ate dinner one night at the resorts restaurant which was really nice, had drinks beforehand by the pool. Just a nice relaxing weekend with no plans whatsoever. I did bring some stitching and worked on a couple things but not too much.
Well, yesterday's mail brought a package from Germany from Gaby for the SBBC for my birthday exchange. All i can say is WOW!!! Gaby really spoiled me. First off she made the largest biscournu i have ever seen and it is really beautiful, the beading on the sides is gorgeous. Gaby also sent along a couple little strawberries that she made and a pretty little Angel Heart pillow that she also made. Then there was a couple little German kits and a French chart for a heart thread holder (the ones that fold up). Thank you sooooo much Gaby!

On Thursday I had an actual "finish". I had stitched up God Bless America a year or so ago but it was just hanging around in my closet. SOoooooo, i decided to try and make a "tube" type pillow finish with it. I added a piece of fabric to the end of each by hand sewing it on, that part was the easy part. LOL Now, I DO NOT sew so this was tricky for me. LOL I did sew the back together but of course it turned out not so good looking so added a couple big star buttons to cover up a little of the yuckiness on the back. LOL All in all, it serves it's purpose but do not go looking at my finishing service for anything like this. LOL The front looks really cute though and it is for me, so i am somewhat happy with it.

I also finished up the stitching on Sunday, a day late, but it is finished, the Freedom (not sure of the name) by Sampler GIrl. It was a quick stitch and really cute. I see a no sew cube in the future for this finish.

And here is my latest project that is calling my name loudly. It is Milady's Needle called Practice Sampler. It is being stitched on 40ct V. Autumn Gold using DMC. It is a really cute Sampler and i just love the colors. So i took a pic of it to show you, with no wip pic as of yet (not enough started).

I had promised myself i wouldn't start anything new until i had a few more of my WIP"s finished but this one was just calling to me. BUT, i do have a couple wip's sitting on my stitching table just ready to be picked up at any given moment to be finished up and they will.


Dianne said...

Great finishes, and it looks like you've got a great project on the way! Can't wait to see more of it as you start!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

I love the little pillow finish you made, congrats. The birthday goodies are wonderful, enjoy. CJ ok;-)

Carolyn NC said...

Love the pillow and birthday gifts, too. Nice finish and looks like a beautiful one you'll be starting!

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a great birthday - and no black eyes this year! :-)


Brigitte said...

Congratulations on finishing that wonderful pillow. Looks so great.
Very nice exchange package from Gaby. I know her biscornus, they are all fantastic, and the goodies she adds, too. Enjoy!

CindyMae said...

Oh happy late anniversary! That is a long time!!! Love all the stitching, it looks fantastic!

Sally said...

Lovely exchange piece and beautiful finishes:)

Happy Belated Birthday to you and your DH:)

Dani - tkdchick said...

what a gorgeous b-day package!!!

Your finishes are lovely.

Raggedy Ann said...

your work is just lovely!
I especially LOVE the pillow.

Love your blog!


venus said...

I just found this blog and book marked it and was wondering the same thing! I HOPE it comes back...I look forward to seeing lots of posts of beautiful work.

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