Wednesday, January 03, 2007

No peeking

Untrue to form, I am not able to show you what I stitched today. I don't think that has ever happened in my 2+ years of blogging. Tonight I started Dianne's Neighborhood Round Robin (finally!!), but she has specifically asked the group not to show how her round robin is progressing. She wants to be surprised. She says a postage stamp sized piece is OK to show, but not tonight - I worked only in one color tonight and it looks sort of like a blob - not something I want to use for that tiny peek, not yet!

But... I can show something. I got an email from Annemarie this morning letting me know that she received the little gift I made and sent to her. This was my first of very many PIF gifts that I have signed up to do. I was happy that Annemarie was thrilled with it. This little ornament was made for the amazing stick tree that she has in her kitchen. She hangs little bird ornaments on it. This design is from December's issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine, and it includes both over one and over two stitching within the design - and the over one is actually stitched with two threads. I wasn't too sure about that - but Annemarie likes it :-)

Quaker Bird Ornament

Olde Willow Designs

R&R Reproductions 32 ct Sleepy Hollow linen

Olde Willow Stitchery Hand-Dyed Threads

Stitched 12/26/06 - 12/28/06


Carina, I saw your question in yesterday's comments about the Gingher scissors Mike sells. Yes, he still has them! I couldn't find your email address, so I hope you see this. His ebay ID is: michaelsutcliffe

Angus doesn't feel well today...it is his first day off of pain killers and he is showing discomfort :-(

Stitched on today: Started Dianne's Neighborhood Round Robin

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful Carol -- really lovely : )

Anonymous said...

the colors in Annemarie's piece are so pretty. I'm sorry to hear that Angus isn't feeling well tonight. :(

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful gift which I'm sure Annemarie will treasure.

I saw your comment on my blog about the scissors - I thought of you when I pulled 'Julia' out of the box for that photo. It was a perfect match for the fob from Barbara.

Hoping that Angus has a better day tomorrow!

Dianne said...

Oh I feel so bad and mysterious. Like any good story that unfolds, you have to have a little surprise. Thanks for putting some work into my RR too!
I love Annemarie's little piece.
Sorry about Angus being unwell. My other pal's kitty isn't well either. So many kitties to think about.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear poor Angus is having to endure some pain. Hope it eases very soon!

Love Annemarie's little ornie, Carol - really pretty!

Karen's Blog said...

Wow, another beautiful gift Carol!! I love the shape!!

Poor little Angus. He has been through so much. I'm sure he will be back to his old self soon:)

Bea said...

What a beautiful gift, Carol! Your gifts are always lovely.
And...happy new year!
When you want to start stitching Dawn by PR I'm ready. You only need to tell me the date! Kisses

Annemarie said...

Oh, poor Angus. His first day without painkillers can't be easy...

I love your bird ornament Carol!!! It's just perfect for my stick tree. As you know, I already put it in there, and I'll post a picture as soon as I update! Thanks again. Your gift actually inspired me to get some work done myself, which is very good :o)

I can't wait to see Dianne's RR in real life. I won't have to wait long though, because I'm the one to stitch on it next. Yay!

Isabelle said...

I can see why Annemarie likes it so much! That ornament is awesome Carol!!

Poor Angus though :(

Anonymous said...

What a pretty little ornament. I hope Angus feels better soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Angus! I hope things get better for him soon.

The Quaker bird ornament is wonderful and I'm sure its very appreciated.

Sorry I have missed out on your fabric sale but I'm glad to see everything has sold and should help out with those vet bills.

Barbara said...

That is SO perfect for Annemarie!! And I can't wait to see your progress on Dianne's NRR....

Barbara said...

Oops. Sorry. I totally neglected to mention that I hope Angus' pain will be short-lived and that he'll soon be up to his usual activities. Kitty hugs to him!

Erin said...

Thank you for the reminder about the scissors...I zipped right over to eBay and bought a pair of the Julias from your hubby!! Thus ends my stash-shopping for a while....

I hope Angus continues to improve. The crazy furballs at my house send some purrs and snuffles his way!

Jenna said...

Poor Angus. Hang in there, little boy! You'll feel better soon.

Michelle said...

Love your little bird ornament - how sweet! I love that the fabric is called Sleepy Hollow too. I might have to look into that. Hopefully Angus's discomfort will lessen soon. Big hugs for him!

Susimac said...

What a wonderful ornament for Annemarie just perfect. Sorry to hear Angus isn't as well today.

Anonymous said...

I love your gift is so pretty and send my love to poor Angus!

Coonie said...

This ornament is so gorgeous!

Poor Angus :(

Carina said...

Carol, thanks for Mike's ebay info.; I'm going to look him up right now!

And thanks too for making me aware that my email wasn't being displayed with my blogger profile! :)

Hope Angus is doing better this morning....

Anonymous said...

Wow that is lovely Carol.

Hugs & Stitches xxxxx

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely little ornie! Sorry about Angus. I am glad I visited. I like your blog. Now I must go read more on it!

stitcherw said...

Poor Angus, I hope he is feeling better tomorrow. The little ornament is lovely, it will look very cute on her tree.

Anonymous said...

Wow you've been making a lot of lovely gifts lately!