Sunday, February 19, 2012

RAK or Birthday Present?

In my group of stitching friends, we have been known from time to time to "steal" projects from each other and stitch them up for them as a surprise. This is a very fun thing to do for both sides.

About 6 weeks ago, I spent most of a weekend at my sister's house taking care of her dog. She has 3 boys in hockey and they had 2 tournaments that weekend in 2 different states. She doesn't get much "crafting" time in the winter. I found myself thinking about her birthday that was coming up in February. She is VERY hard to buy for. I decided to go into her crafty room and see what I could find without disturbing anything. Her dog is trained very well as he just sat outside the door of the room and looked at me like what am I doing in there. Anyway, I came across 4 pieces that she had stitched, a couple had been stitched for quite some time. And, right below them I found a pattern for a Hinzeit design. I stopped there and got the heck out.

The pieces that she had stitched, I framed for her. The frame on the "Wine" design, she had bought, which I also took. The frames for the other 3 I had in my stash.



I got a little fancy with this picture. I added this grape button that I had in my stash.



And here is the piece that I stitched for her.



Sorry for the wrinkles. We will have to discuss finishing on this piece. It is long and narrow. If she buys a frame, I will frame it for her.

I will be seeing her tomorrow. I can't wait to see her face. FUN TIMES!!!

Happy Stitching :)

JillMN

20 comments:

Chris said...

What a wonderful birthday present for your sister!

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a great birthday present.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Wow what a sweetheart, I am sure she was thrilled, especially during a busy time for her. Great job on all. CJ in OK ;-)

Deborah said...

WOW! What a wonderful thing to do. I am sure that she will love all the framing and the wonderful piece you stitched for her.

Lesleyanne said...

What a gorgeous gift for your sister. I am sure she will be thrilled. Love what you have stitched for her.

Lynn B said...

What a lovey idea Jill, I am sure she will loooove them!

CATHI said...

What a great sister you are! I would like to see the face of your sister! :o)

Cathi

Nicola said...

A wonderful and thoughtful gift to your sister.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a great gift - and I cant' wait to hear about her reactions!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome thing to do for someone!!! I can't wait to hear all about how tickled she is.

valerie said...

That's a fantastic thing to do for your sister. What fun! I wonder what her reaction will be. All the pieces looks great!

CalamityJr said...

What a lucky sister you have! Great finishing, and what a fun idea - way to go!

Christine said...

What a wonderful idea! Your sister is very lucky! Can I ask where the pattern for the California wine saying came from?

Patty C. said...

I wish my sister could stitch - lol
What a great gesture !!!!

akaber9598 said...

What a brilliant idea for a birthday gift! I hope I get the opportunity to borrow your idea sometime!

Melanie said...

What a FABULOUS birthday gift!!!!!!!!

Bekca said...

This is a brilliant idea, I can't wait to hear what she thought about it, do let us know!
Best wishes.

Daffycat said...

Oooo ~ you're sooo sneaky! You are also a very sweet sister.

Fee said...

Such a great idea - good luck with the reaction, I am sure it will be sheer delight!

Fee.x

RuthB said...

Totally cool ! I love the "theiving" and the framing and stitching you did. What a wonderful idea--- and what a thoughtful sister. :)