Monday, May 17, 2010

Blackbird Pincushion!

The BlackBird Gift I made for Mayte'!

Hello Friends~

I have heard today that Mayte' recieved her BlackBird gift exchange from me!! Thought I would post a couple photos of the pincushion. This pattern is a freebie from Blackbird designs. I stitched it on 30ct linen, over 1 thread with antique rose sampler thread. I used a civil war reproduction fabric on the back, very small rick-rack trim! The design, fabric and rick-rack were put into a coffee bath, and baked in the oven for about 15 minutes to give it an antique feel. It was then sewn together and stuffed with ground walnut shells, which I love to use for the nice weight they give to a pincushion. The finished size was 2.5 x 4, very small and sweet!! I also made her a gift tag, which you can see on blackbird-designs.blogspot.com

It was fun to stitch up, as I enjoy making smalls. Mayte' says she loves it!!!

Now I am going to finish up a needle roll up that I have designed myself that is very, very late getting to my dear friend JoAnn. She has been very patient. Love you Jo!

I am also starting to kit up the Ann Hicks Sampler, which I have picked for my next project, and in between, finishing WIP!!! One is very close to being done!!!

Best Wishes~

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The gift is on its way!!!

The gift to my Blackbird exchange has been mailed from the post office today. It is going to California, so it may take a few days. The finishing turned out awesome, but of course it took longer than expected. That always seems to be the case in finishing! It sure did look good in my old wooden bowl full of smalls!! LOL Enjoy my friend!!!! It was stitched from the heart~

Sunday, May 9, 2010

BlackBird Gift Exchange from Barbara!

Barbara from Mainly Stitching, stitched up this pincushion with my last intial on it, and put it inside a small porclin cup! Then another gift!!! A sweet little strawberry scissor fob, with poka-dot fabric for the leaf, and twisted thread. Both with very nice finishing! Thank You Barabara!