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!

14 comments:

alyssa_marie80 said...

Your finish is beautiful! I'm so jealous of people who can finish things into pillows and such. I haven't mastered it yet :(

Your goodies are very nice as well! Happy Birthday to you and your DD. Today is my mom's birthday....She's 52 years young :D

Hazel said...

What beautiful exchanges you received! I really like the Elizabeth's Designs one. Very pretty. x

Margaret said...

I love the gift you made for your friend! Nice exchange you got too, and Natasha's giveaway prize -- pretty! I hope you find your stitching mojo -- that seems to be going around lately.

Elaine said...

Your Halloween finish is beautiful and both pieces you have received are very pretty.

Kathy said...

I love the piece you did for your BFF. It is fantastic. Both your exchange and your winning piece are lovely.

Karen said...

Snap out of it!!!!!!!!

Love your finishes and your exchange received! Now....get back to stitching....

MaryT said...

Really cute! I know what it is to be in a stitching slump, I have sorta been there lately too.

Mary Louise

Emily said...

All those pillows are just great.

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome stitching - love the BD gift and exchange. Congrats on winning the giveaway!

Catherine said...

What great goodies! Love the pillow you made for your BFF!!!

staci said...

LOVE the gift for your BFF...I wasn't too enamoured with the chart, but now seeing the way you finished yours, I may have to get it!

Congrats on the 2 cute pin pillows you've received :)

Pumpkin said...

Okay Marjorie, that is just ADORABLE! It looks so delicate. Did you stitch it 1 over 1?

You got some lovely stitched pieces too :o)

Berit said...

Lovely! And that Bent Creek makes such a nice pillow. :)

Natalia said...

Hi there !! I found your blog though Hanging on By a Thread and I am glad I did. I love your finishes !!