Tuesday, November 2, 2010

my BFF's birthday present and some mail goodies

My blogging and stitching mojo has been in the dumps lately...I guess someone had better get out the cattle prod since I have one more exchange and several gifts to churn out :) I did finish the gift for my BFF, a late-October baby who is also (no surprise) a huge fan of Halloween. This is BYOB by Glory Be, on 32-count linen from the depths of my stash basket using the recommended floss. My projects frequently don't turn out like I envision them but this time I was quite pleased with the finished product.

I managed to get my offering for the Seasonal Exchange in the mail and the same day received this adorable little pillow from Lynn. It is a Bent Creek design and Lynn stuffed it with crushed walnut shells. I love designs with birds, especially crows, and the fall fabric is beautiful. Thank you again Lynn!

Some time ago I won a giveaway Natasha was having
on her blog to celebrate her 10th anniversary, and
she sent this beautiful little pin pillow--the pattern
was by Elizabeth's Designs, not sure of the name.
Her stitching is so tiny and delicate--thanks again Natasha!
Speaking of anniversaries, DD and I are both having birthdays this month--DD is entering the dreaded teens and I will be closer to 50 than I like :o So I think a giveaway will be in order for next time. Stay tuned!