Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Gift for Karen

I just heard from Karen that she received a gift that I sent off to her a while ago... it took a bit longer to reach her than I thought it would (although nothing compared to a gift I sent to Australia back in November... that still is not there). I chose to stitch her a mattress pincushion using a Shepherd's Bush freebie that I have had for the very longest time - and I knew how much she loves SB!
Friendship Lamb

Shepherd's Bush

32 ct Platinum Belfast Linen, DMC Floss


.... And, more of this :-) With another snowstorm due in by midday tomorrow, it just still feels enough like Christmas here in New England to still have the urge to work on this one.

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and A Quaker Christmas

17 comments:

Lillie said...

Beautifully done and finished.
QC is looking very good.

Barbara said...

What a sweet gift for Karen!

My luck with the post has not been good lately, either.

Love your QC progress - what a gorgeous job you're doing with it!

Carol R said...

QC is coming along a treat.
I am sure Karen loves the mattress pincushion - it's gorgeous.

Stitcher said...

What a gorgeous mattress finish.

Simone said...

Oh Carol, the sheep-pincushion is adorable!!! And I still enjoy to watch your QC growing...

Mary said...

What a sweet pincushion! Lovely stitching and finish. QC looks great.

Sally said...

I LOVE that pinkeep Carol!

You are making fantastic progress on QC. The more I see this the more I'd like to stitch it but it's so..... BIG!

You have received some lovely gifts too:)

Stephanie said...

The SB pincushion is gorgeous Carol! The pink ribbon is just so perfect!

Oh no, not more snow! I was just admiring all the early daffodils that are up here - and counting the days to spring!

staci said...

Darling mattress cushion Carol. Lovely stitching and finishing as always!

Leena said...

Oh Carol, everything you've stitched recently is so beautiful! This mattress pincushion is so cute, what a lovely gift.

Thank you also for posting the NASCAR video, my son (10 years old) enjoyed watching them with me, as he has been ill for a week now and still has fever :( Anyway, he's a huge fan of Formula One racing and enjoyed watching something different :)

Have a happy weekend!

Barbeeque4 said...

That is a super pincushion!!! QC progress is stunning!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely pinkeep for Karen. I love the pattern and colors. Your QC is coming along very nicely. More snow!!!! Good heavens you may never get out from under it all.

Carla said...

omg! that mattress pincushion is soooo pretty! I bet Karen loves it!!
QC is coming along beautifully!

Janaina said...

Stunning pincushion!Do need to be more at to the freebies out there... You seem to get al the pretty ones!:o)
Huuugs!
J.

...Paperfaerie said...

Oh I love the Sheep design...such a sweetie :)Great finishes...well done!

tkdchick said...

That SB is so pretty!

Vonna said...

WAAAAAYYYYY Down here on the bottom of the gushing list....I'm here to say....that I envy Karen and this most spectacular sheep, a freebie you say?! LOVE IT!
Your finishing is perfect too, sweet Carol :)

How'd if fair with the winter storm...let me tell you...it is one sheet of ice here. The city is immobilized, the salt does no good, we can't get out of our drive way because it slants up...and yesterday evening we attended a Birthday party at our neighbors and we walked and I thought we were going to have to form a human chain to get to their house...terrible...we're even cancelling our date for this evening :( guess it's stitching all weekend for me :)