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!
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...
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!
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...