Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I have a few more wreaths to finish up and get listed on etsy. I also have a couple more that need their center medallions ~ these were special orders ~ and I got a bit behind while feeling under the weather and helping my youngest get his second year of college sorted out ~ among a few other things going on.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Just look at this sweet bird. Barb's work is always adorable; always whimsical.
I love the feather stitches and Fench knots all around the pincushion.
She combined so many of my favorite things: birds, sewing (pincushion and spool of thread), and that gorgeous color! Barb included a card of her adorable Mr. Whipplestitch and a note about why she sent me the gift. She is such a kind and giving person. Pictured below, along with my gift from Barb, is a wonderfully rustic birdhouse from Jen of Country Rustic Primitives. She makes the best birdhouses, and if you get one from her, you are very lucky. I don't think she makes them as often since she is busy with her fantastic stitcheries.
Now, let's back-track a little... About a week and a half ago, I received a package in the mail, from a name I recognized, Cheri, but I wasn't expecting anything for her.
Cheri designs and cuts her own stencils, and then hand paints the theorems with oils. Look at all the detail and shading! Her work is always perfection.
Cheri has so many talents: painting, papercutting, basket weaving, quilting, and much, much more. She generously gives many of her quilts to foster kids and to families of stillborn babies. I got to meet Cheri and her husband, Matt, a couple of years ago when they were on vacation. It was too short a visit, but long enough for me to know she is a wonderful person.
I am so blessed to have met so many kind and caring people through blogging and online craft groups. You do have to use caution when online, but for the most part, it is a rewarding experience in more ways than one!
Friday, September 11, 2009
I used new ribbon for the base of the posy pin, but most of the pansies are made from vintage seam binding ribbons.
Some of the vintage ribbons are from my thrifting expeditions, and some of the vintage ribbons are from two very kind and generous ladies, Twila and Shari ~ thank you!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
"But I would not have you to be ingnorant, brethern, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him"
1 Thessalonians 4:13,14
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is what I found..
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
So I sorted through new ribbons and vintage ribbons and finished those. But I didn't stop there ~ I love working with ribbon and hand sewing, and so I kept right on making them.
At first I thought it would be silly to make pansies for September, as I think of them in the Spring.
Then I remembered that they are hardy in the cold weather and that people often plant them in the fall and enjoy them through the winter and into Spring the next year!
Check back in a few days for more September Posies...