Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bits and pieces

Of course, I have a bit more that I did not post about...

My buddy, Maureen, came to Virginia Beach in early October for a retreat, and we had lunch together on Saturday. She stitched me a wonderful pillow, and I gifted her with a pillow too!

Yeah, I know... another picture of me. Actually I don't object cause this one is pretty good, despite the fact that I was not feeling up to par! Maureen is such a sweet person! We had a great lunch!



Maureen loves Christmas, so this was calling her name. The buttons were straight when I put them on... rascals! I even made the pillow inside, because I refused to pay what they were asking!



This is the pillow Maureen stitched for me. I like everything about it! The words, of course; the fabric, the trim and the backing. Thanks again Maureen!



Here's the cute backing fabric!

Recently, Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, had a giveaway for some of her Necessaires, and I won! Not only did I win, but it was a TRIPLE set! They are exquisitely crafted! Nancy does a great job! Plus the notions inside... wowee! Without further ado, here are some snaps:



First look at all three...



Love the tag with it! Reminds me to be on the lookout for more of the same...



A closeup



Inside the first one - two of Nancy's great overdyed threads! Yummmm...



A shot to show the wonderful fabrics she used in making this one!



And here is the second one I received. You can't see it too well, but there is a really cool safety pin holding that little wool pocket closed! Love that!

And inside the little wool pocket were these buttons and charms, and up on the right at the top of them is THE pin! See it? Plus some lace and ric rac trim!



A shot of the fabrics for this one... they are very well done and coordinated.



Last but not least (who could choose a favorite here??) is the third one...



With a really cool safety pin again, and some of her ric rac trim we all love!

Thank you very much Nancy, for picking my name in the Giveaway! And also for ALL the great Giveaways that you do! You have a very giving spirit!

Now, before I close, I wanted to share a funny story about ORTS! Last Christmas, my husband was given a gag gift from his buddy. It was one of those 'Redneck Champagne glasses' that we see everywhere now, tho the name may be different according to where you live! He had NO idea what to do with it, and all I saw was ORTS in it! So, he 'gave' it to me... I may have blogged this... who remembers? Anyway, a short time ago, my son was emptying the trash for me, by my stitching chair, and saw the glass which was now full of so many lovely ORTS... and made the decision that I had not got around to throwing them out, so he did it for me! A few days later, when I discovered it, and asked him about it first (cause my husband could easily have done it also!!!)he was mortified when I told him I WAS saving them -- though it was for the birds, and they didn't think much of them THIS year... I told him it was fine. It's not like I am NOT going to make more! Ha!

That's it for now...

Hugs!

Maggee

23 comments:

stitcheranon said...

The cushions are beautiful! Oh no, what a shame about the orts..bless him. At least you have a son who tidies up!

Robin said...

Super post, Maggee! Love your pillow you created for Maureen and the one you received. Awesome prize from Nancy! I had to hide mine from my Mom!

Robin in Virginia

Linda said...

A great win and cute story Maggee.

Linda

Catherine said...

Sweet gifts you ladies exchanged!!! And, what a fabulous win!! Love those! Too funny about the orts ~ at least he was trying to be helpful!

Deborah said...

Great win! Wonderful story about the rots.

Deborah said...

I hate auto spell check. I meant orts.

Vickie said...

I am having to agree with the other ladies. I would be thrilled if anyone around here helped to tidy up that way!!

marly said...

Very nice gifts. And you hit the jackpot on your win!!

Beth said...

Lovely to see a photo of you. What a nice gift exchange. Boy did you ever score with your Victorian Motto win. I am extremely jealous!

Karen said...

Oh what fabulous goodies from Nancy. All are wonderful. Love the little pillows too.

happy stitching...

Barb said...

What a good post. Loved the orts story and so much nice stitching! Congratulations on the win!

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet post..
Very pretty win
Big hugs x

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching and I just adore the necessaires (I really want to have a go at making one)

Great orts story :)

Shirlee said...

That's a great photo of you & Maureen! How fun it is to get together with friends : ) Your gifts for each other are perfect! Congratulations on winning Nancy's giveaway! She's such a generous soul : ) Funny story about your son : )

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on the win & lovely stitchy finishes :)

Trace4J said...

What sweet treasures from friends.
I love the story too.
Praying for you.
Woolie Blessings

Simply Victoria said...

Nice pillow gifts and your win from Nancy is awesome!

msmartello said...

I was surprised to pull up your blog and see a pic of me on there. LOL! Fabulous giveaway you won. Love it! Sorry about your orts. It's hard to get mad when they are trying to help.

Take Care

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Pretty swaps with stitching friends! The prize from Nancy is great. I guess all you could say is at least the trash got taken out; right?

Brigitte said...

Great gifts that you and your friend exchanged. And wow, great new stash from Nancy!

butterfly said...

Lovely post Maggee, great stitching and such a lovely prize, hugs.

Anne said...

Great photo of you two and such sweet gifts!! congrats on winning Nancy's giveaway. She is so generous with her giveaways. Love the needlebooks and the fabrics!!

Brenda said...

What cute needlebooks those are!!!! Great idea for xmas gifts next year!