Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Happy Birthday Chris!

Today is Chris' birthday and she has been very naughty and opened her present from me last night! LOL! I will let her off though as I know she goes to work quite early in a morning and wouldn't have had time this morning! Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Anyway I chose to stitch LHN Holly and Berries for her as I saw it on her wish list so decided to make it into a pinkeep type finish with a pocket on the back. I added some scissors to match the red and took the bird motif to make a little scissor fob. I am so pleased that she likes it:) I had to hide this when she visited last Friday as I was still stitching it!

Little House Needleworks Holly & Berries

32 count vintage mocha linen

DMC

For Chris

Started 9th January 2009

Finished 16th January 2009.

I will save my other stitching bits ( WIPs) for another day. I have started my biscornu for the Basket of Biscornu blog and just have some beads to stitch on then I can sew it up:)

Take care everyone.

Hugs


28 comments:

Vonna said...

How very pretty :) I love it and I'm sure Chris adores it!

Susan said...

It's very cute, Sally! Congratulations!

icelandmom said...

This is such a beautiful birthday present that you have made for Chris. I know that she will cherish it. Love the pattern you chose to stitch, it is one of my favorites. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Angela said...

I'm not suprised she liked it, it's gorgeous.

What a lovely idea to add the pocket on the back.

Megumi said...

You did a terrific job on the finishing of those 2 pieces. Congratulations on a job well done! :)

karenv said...

It's beautiful Sally and I love the little fob too.

Christine said...

That is beautiful sally, I'm sure Chris loves it

Ginnie said...

What a lovely present, great idea using the little bird as the scissor fob.

Sam said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sally - what a wonderful gift for Chris!

Michele said...

Oh Sally, that is very pretty! I'm sure Chris is smiling :)

fireflydreams said...

What a beautiful pinkeep Sally, I'm sure Chris will treasure this forever.

Hope you're well.

Andrea said...

As you know I have stitched this one, so I do love it, but oh I LOVE the ruched ribbon edging. A great little fob too.

Mylene said...

Well done, Sally! That's a beautiful pinkeep you made for Chris.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Sally you did a beautiful job and all the extras match the pinkeep beautifully!

Claire said...

What a gorgeous gift Sally - love the colours of the fabric and scissors are lush! Also love the scissor fob.

Hugs
Claire X

jane said...

What a lovely gift Sally - I love that design!

Stitcher said...

I love it to bits.

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Michelle said...

What a beautiful gift..

Michelle

Cindy F. said...

Sally, you did a beautiful job on your finish!

Stitchingranny said...

What a lovely gift Sally, I bet Chris was thrilled when she opened that.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! A gorgeous gift! I love the design and especially your finishing technique.

Nicola said...

It's gorgeous Sally! What a really lovely gift, no wonder Chris loves it.

Julie said...

A super gift, love the fabric on the back

Sheila said...

It´s beautiful - I love the scissors and the backing.

Stitchery Doo said...

What a neat idea! That is really pretty.

Sharon said...

How lovely!

Karan said...

Gorgeous gift! Love the novel way you finished the fob too. :0)

Solstitches said...

What a lovely gift for Chris.
The pinkeep is beautifully finished, love the pocket on the back and the dinky little scissor fob.