Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lizzie Kate Exchange to Wendy Jo

I just heard from Wendy Jo that she received the HoE Lizzie Kate exchange that I sent her.

Wendy Jo had on her blog that she loves to decorate in Americana theme, so that is what I went with. I stitched Lizzie Kate's "God Bless America on a piece of 25ct. stash remnant with WDW & DMC white floss. I finished it as a pillow/pin cushion/draft catcher? (not sure exactly what to call it) and added a heart charm with the US Flag on it. The amazing thing here is that I SEWED! I ACTUALLY SEWED! I haven't sewed for many, many years as my machine was broke, at least I thought it was. My BFF, MamaJoan's wonderful husband, David, gave it a once over and the diagnosis was that I had the wrong bobbin in it. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Here is a picture of the pin cushion:

Isn't it cute? I was really happy with how it turned out. This was my first finish of this kind. Here is a picture of the entire exchange:

Another very fun exchange to put together.
Enjoy Wendy Jo!


Vonna said...

How pretty Jill, I'm sure Wendy Jo was thrilled to bits!

Sewing machines can be bitter enemies at times :)

Missy Ann said...

Bobbins are the bane of my existence. If you have problems in the future, have the timing on your machine checked. The wrong bobbin can throw that off.

Great exchange as always! You are one of the *best* partners.

Suzanne said...

Very nice exchange. I hope I receive as nice a package from my partner as you have put together.

I had to get rid of my sewing machine a few years ago as smoke was coming out of it all the time and it would stall. Now it's all hand sewing for me.

karen said...

that pillow is adorable! i love those but i can't sew. LOL great exchange!!

Brigitte said...

I love little pillows very much, and this one is just adorable. Great finishing!

Michele said...

That is adorable! The pillow turned out great!