Saturday, May 03, 2008

A Gift, a finish, and a WIP

A few days ago my dear friend Barb texted me and told me to expect a package from me. Thursday when I was on my way to work a yellow envelope was waiting for me on the table, I didn't get a chance to open it until today though and look what was inside!
It's one of the freebies that I wanted to stitch :-) I haven't thanked her for it yet but I love it! I'm going to finish it up *hopefully* this weekend. A little story about Barb...she's one of the *very* first stitchy friends I ever made! I love her to reece's pieces! One day I wrote in a group that we were in that I wanted lemon cookies and a few days later I received a box full of homemade lemon cookies and she included the recipe that she used (I still have it.) I've met a lot of people online but Barb is one of the very first...she even stitched me an EMS baby for my graduation quilt that a group of friends made for me :-)

Now here's a finish...HIH Birds This was my train project but I was so close to finishing it that I stitched on it last night at home. There was an error in the chart that I didn't catch until I sewed the button on. The orange is suppose to be blue but the DMC (I stitched it in all DMC) conversion to the WDW was wrong. It looks good with the orange though...right?

I realized that I have not stitched a Shepherd's Bush since the year started and had to do something about it. I received an order from DSL last week and decided to start SBs My Mother's Garden. It's going to be my home project and this is what I have stitched so far...It's a really pretty piece. I love the color of the fabric. Hopefully I'll finish it and my mom will appreciate it. I'm having a hard time choosing what initials to put on it. My sister and I have the same middle initial (as a matter of fact we have the same middle name LOL) so I was thinking I'd use our first and last initials and then share our middle initial.

Well I'm off to stitch. I'm off the weekend and the weather is dreary outside so it's a perfect day to stitch :-) One last thing! I went to my LNS today and picked up my JN Hop Tin and Needlebook fob (along with other goodies) and it's so cute! TTFN

12 comments:

Kim B said...

What a lovely gift! I think the orange looks great! Nice work!!

Barbara said...

That's such a thoughtful gift! And I love your own stitching pictures!!

Barb. said...

Mercy, I'm so glad you like it and were surprised! I remember those lemon cookies, too. LOL I love your finish and I think the orange looks absolutely great.
We have known each other a long time and I love you to bits too! It is really my pleasure knowing you. <3

Nic said...

What a sweet finish! And what a nice gift too :o)

Sharon said...

Lovely gift! I love the orange in your finish! It's cute. Congrats. Your new SB start is going to be great!

Shelley said...

What a nice surprise - stitchers are the best, aren't they?

I like your colors for "Birds" better than the pic on the pattern. The orange looks great!

karenv said...

Love the gift from your friend, such pretty colours :)

Your SB WIP looks lovely too!

Kellie said...

That was a very thoughtful and pretty gift. I would love to know what this freebie is and where to find it.
Thanks!

staci said...

What a sweet surprise! It's lovely :)

Rachel S said...

Looks great!

Wendy said...

What a lovely gift to receive from a special friend! Can I ask who the designer of the freebie is please?

Mylene said...

What a lovely surprise!!