Monday, September 19, 2011

Another finish and an amazing gift

Housekeeping: a number of people asked me about the dragon piece from last post. My bad for not posting the designer bits Joan Elliott. From her book "bewitching stitching". I got my copy from Amazon.

So believe it or not I actually have another finish. I think in the last few months I have tripled my finishes for last year. :)
I finally got around to doing one of the stockings on the list for this year. This one is for my sister:




I also got an amazing gift from my BFF. She is living in the Netherlands right now so I am missing her tons.
The other day in the mail she sent me this adorable little needle holder that she made:






Included inside one of the pockets to this wonderful gift was her stitching for Renes memory piece!! It's so adorable and tiny and has a place of honor on my stitching table. So thoughtful!



It is the first (besides Evalinas model) that I have seen stitched up and I just love it. Keeping the memory of Rene alive.

That's all for now. I have been stitching dragons again, have another stocking to do up. And as always tons of new charts and projects coming in that are just begging for attention.

Thanks so much for reading. I love and adore everyone's comments.

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18 comments:

Karin said...

Great gift! So lovely that someone is thinking of you.

Pumpkin said...

Love the stocking! Was it pre-made?

What a lovely and thoughtful gift :o)

Karen said...

Very cute stocking! I love those Brittercup designs. The little sheep needlecase is super cute too! A very nice gift from your friend. :)

Emily in NC said...

Like the stocking you did for your sister. The gift your friend made for you is great, blackwork is so cool and the little pillow is just so sweet.

Cindy's Stitching said...

you have been busy. the stocking looks great.

Shelleen said...

Your sister will love the stocking.

Carissa said...

Mel,

Your stocking looks great and what a nice surprise giftie you got from your BFF. How nice of her to send you a gift to memoralize Rene.

Nancy M said...

Congrats on finishing the stocking! I'm sure it will be treasured each year. Nice gift from your far away stitching friend!

Lonneke said...

What a wonderful gift.
Your stocking is lovely as well.

Kelly said...

Love your stocking and your friends gift is adorable.
I am going to stitch Rene's memory piece too. Rene would be so proud of me if she saw just how many new things I have started these last two weeks!

Katrien said...

wonderful gift. Well done on the stocking.

socialsue said...

Love your stocking!!!!! I think of Rene whenever I see a frog. I have a couple of frog charts that I will be stitching in her memory.

socialsue

MaryT said...

Really nice stitching and nice gift too.

Mary Louise in IN

Bekca said...

Your stocking looks amazing, I love it.

mdgtjulie said...

What a great gift. I just love the little sheep. They're darling. And grats on the finish. It looks fabulous!! (I just added Soul Mates to my wish list over at HAED. Thanks!!!)

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish and a lovely gift!

Shelley said...

The stocking is adorable!!

Love the surprise you received from your BFF. I know I have everything together to stitch that beautiful design you made. Just have to find the time...

Justflo said...

How lovely. What a great surprise for you.