Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Still Do Stitch!

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I did work on very late birthday gift. I finally got it mailed out and it was received just this past week.

Jackie celebrated a monumental birthday back in June (just a little late, I am!). My summer was kind of a blur with being so busy at work. I just said yesterday, we never grilled and I still have not had any corn on the cob, which is probably too late now! Anyway, Here is what I sent her.

 Instead of wrapping it in paper, I wrapped it in some 28ct. overdyed evenweave.

It is a scissor/needle/trinket box. The hardanger motif was taken from a freebie fob pattern of the Victoria Sampler. I used some waterlilies that I had that was not labelled.

And here is the inside. Felted bottom and magnets for scissors and needles. Jackie sent me a voice mail and an e-mail and she loves it! That makes me happy! Happy Birthday Jackie!

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Is anyone out there participating in this? I could not resist. I was sick all weekend and didn't have the right fabric right away so I finally completed my part 1.

This is a 9 part Sunday Mystery Sample that Plum Street Samplers is doing. The Sampler's theme is the birth of Christ and it is called Mary's Sampler. I am so excited to do this. I think my friend, Jackie, should do this also!

I am still plugging away at my Patches of Life Sampler and should have an update this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!



Blu said...

What a gorgeous trinket box! I'm not at all surprised that Jackie loves it. It's incredible.
I also love your "wrapping paper". I may have to steal that idea for myself ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a beautigful gift, Jill! I would be squealing with delight! I am also stitching Mary's Sampler II and can't wait for the next part to come out.

Annette-California said...

You made a very Beautiful trinket box. Gorgeous stitching! I too am stitching PS Sunday SAL. Your progress looks great. love Annette

April said...

Beautiful gift Jill ! I have to get 3 more floss colors and I can start Paulette's Mary sampler.