Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Still Spring

On Wednesday, my friend Joan and I took a trip to our LNS. We both bought the Lizzie Kate's Spring Fob kit. After having some lunch and a quick trip to Joanns, we went back to her house and stitched them up. Today I did the finishing on mine.




The kit included the pattern, the beads, the scissors and the fabric. The linen (yellow) that was included, is enough for maybe 2-3 more fobs so I decided to use a different color for the back. I used pink and stitched "Lizzie Kate Spring 2010" on the back. These kits are numbered so I also added "No. 15 of 1000". I was very excited when Joan located what seems to be the same ribbon that is shown in the picture. After putting the 2 sides of linen together I added the rouched ribbon. I love how it turned out!


On the non-stitching front...I was a victim of a RIF (Reduction in Workforce) this past week. Wednesday was my first day of joining the "unemployed" rank. This is the 3rd time I have been laid off in my working career and it has always been for the better. I am trying to be optimistic this time also. On the bright side--I will be doing LOTS of stitching!!!


I have some finishing that I want to do this weekend--some framing and some hand finishing. Hopefully I will have some things to show in a few days.

Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching!

21 comments:

Daffycat said...

Wow ~ a super-cute finish, Jill! I love the bright linen you used for the back. Your finishing is so perfect!

:o( I'm so sorry you lost your job. That really sucks. I am keeping my fingers crossed you will find something even better very soon.

Karen said...

Very cute...love the back! So sorry about your job but hopefully something better will come along soon.

Karen said...

that turned out really cute! i like the pink on the back and the idea of teh number of the kit. I have stitched it once already but want to make a floss tag out of another one. I only stitched a portion as it is just too bulky for those tiny little scissors. LOL

sorry about losing your job and hope something comes along quickly for you. In the meantime, you will have smoking needles (even more than before). LOL

corinna said...

sorry for the lay off
i love the positive stitchy attitude
cute finish - cute snips

Faye said...

Sorry to hear about the job situation Jill.... When one door closes, another one opens....Keep that positive attitude~~~ Bonus for you to have extra time to stitch though~~~ Take care, Faye

April Mechelle said...

That is one cute Finish !!! I love that Lizzie Kate Design. Loved how you finished the back and with the ribbon. Sorry about the lost of your job. I have been unemployed for 1 year now. Mom got cancer and daugther had a bad pregancy so, me not work was to be... Now you have time to stitch all those projects that you want to !!! :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome finish, Jill! You did a great job on the finishing - the ribbon is so pretty!

So sorry about the RIF. I hope that really good things are just over the horizon.

Robin said...

Sorry to read about your layoff but you seem to have a good attitude about it. Like they say, one door closes and another opens.

Cute cute cute finish. I see a Lizzie Kate in my future!

Moreen said...

Your scissor fob is so cute - I love your finish and aren't those scissors lovely.

wiewiórka said...

So sweet scissor fob, I like it very much, specialy the finish.

I'm so sorry you lost the job - I hope you find something new soon. Btw, plenty of time for stiching sounds very good, too ;)

cheers :)

Deanne J said...

Great finish, very cute.

Deb said...

Such a wonderful job you did on this. I just love that edging!

Sorry about the RIF. I guess you can only look on the bright side of things (like more stitching time), but you know that something probably better will be waiting for you!

Cole said...

Sorry to hear about your job, that's no good. Hopefully something awesome will come your way soon!

LOVE the finish, it is so sweet! The rouched ribbon is fantastic!

Paula C. said...

I love the Spring Fob! You did a really nice job with it =) I found the same ribbon at my JoAnn's but I hadn't decided what I wanted to do with the back yet. I like the idea of putting the pattern # on there so I think I will do that too.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely finish. The colors are very different - very bright.
I am so sorry about the job situation. You seem to have a positive attitude. I hope something wonderful comes along soon.

Einschies blog said...

First of all...I really hope you are feeling better now???

Your little LK spring is so beautiful;-))) Love the edges, how did you do that?????

Hugs,
Gaby...still alive

staci said...

Fabulous fob Jill, I love it!

I'm sorry about your job loss, that can be rough. I know you'll land on your feet though!!!

Kelly said...

Sorry about the job loss. Hopefully, you can find something even better soon. In the mean time, you can keep showing us your cute finishes. The fob is great.

Michele said...

love love love your L*K scissor fob! It's was a fun stitch wasn't it :)

I'm sorry about your job .. I hope you enjoy a bit of unemployment before finding another job.

Kim B said...

Beautiful finish! So sorry to hear about your job. I hope something new and better comes along very soon for you.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finish! Sorry to hear about your job. I hope something great comes along soon.