Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Birthday Party & Back from the Finisher!

I only have 1 finish to report since my last post two weeks ago.  It is another block on my Crabapple Hill Gardener's Alphabet quilt.

And I have a new start-it is Cricket Collection Mother & Child.  The model on the front of the chart was in needlepoint.  So I decided to do mine in needlepoint also.  I'm using 18 ct silver-flecked mono canvas and plan to add some beads into the night sky.  I love it so far!
I also had another new start for the Superbowl. 
Bad news-after 1 1/2 days working on it I realized that I had orientated it the wrong direction on the linen. :(  I had to completely frog it all.  Good news is that I had been debating whether I even liked the design.  So I scratched it completely and brought out 4 more new things to start !!  (More about them on my next post)
Here is DD#1's newest finish-

Lizzie Kate's Christmas Flip It's
I gave this to her for Christmas 2013 and she hung it up this year in her house.  Well done!
She also finished it herself.  She doesn't sew but it looks great.
Granddaughter #1 had her 3rd birthday.  It was a Paw Patrol theme.  Here is the cute cupcake tower my DD#3 made.

The little dog biscuits on the cupcakes are edible Scooby snacks from a local candy store.  (Don't tell GD#1:)

Here is the birthday girl and Mom with one of her presents.

Here is Granddaughter #2 after eating a cupcake!  She is 16 months old. Looks like Mom.
Well, I got something wonderful in the mail a few days ago. Doesn't it look like Christmas?

It was a box of finishes from Faye, the Carolina Stitcher! Just look what I got-
Blackbird Designs Sarah's Needleroll from Thank You, Sarah Tobias

Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Blossom Box
I sent the box, but Faye stained it for me.

Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Blossom Pincushion

Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Blossoms Needlebook

This was a freebie and I told Faye to surprise me.  She actually hand-dyed the linen for me!  Love the little X's on the seam lines!

Blackbird Designs Land of the Free-this was another one that Faye surprised me with.  Love the bag!

Stacy Nash Freedom Needlebook kit from Country Sampler club

This was Chessie and Me Glory (?) It was another surprise finish from Faye. Love the chenille trim and the walnut shell filling!

Last, but certainly not least, Barbara Ana Let it Snow wallhanging.   Love it!
Thanks again so very much, Faye!  I couldn't be happier!


Barb said...

Between the adorable little girls, the beautiful needlework, and Faye's finishing, this was one great post!

carol fun said...

I am blown away by all those beautiful finishes and those adorable grandchildren! Thanks for sharing!

Thoeria said...

Your grand kids are absolutely adorable! Love the little doggy biscuits on the cupcakes :D Sweet!
Really gorgeous finishes !!

Marilyn said...

The cupcake tree is too cute, what a great idea.
Your GD's are too cute also.
Great stitching and finishing.


Margaret said...

Wow! What a treat it must have been to get that box of finishes from Faye! Gorgeous! Love your DD's finish as well! And the Crabapple Hill piece. Lovely! I so need to try their patterns out. I love them so much!

Margaret said...

Whoops! Happy birthday (belated to your GD too!)

Ann said...

Great post--loved all the pictures--but especially the granddaughters!!

Beth in IL said...

Granddaughters are so cute!!! Love all the finishes you got back. Nice.

Maggee said...

Wow!! The grands are getting big! Fun times! And your box of finishes was so fun to see! All great of course! You have a great collection of finishes now... what will you do with them? So many choices... Hugs!

Faith... said...

The girls look like they are really enjoying the birthday party!!

All the finished pieces are beautiful!