Monday, September 29, 2008

A finish!

Woo Hoo I finished L*K's double flipits last night. I'm so pleased with this piece. When I started stitching it, I was going to keep it for myself. After stitching the first 4 or 5 words, I decideed that it would be a nice gift for Chris and Monica and since their 2nd anniversary was coming up I thought it would make a great gift for them. Definately words to live by and a great reminder for a young married couple don't you think? I didn't get it done exactly on time .. their anniversary was the 23rd .. they are coming over for dinner and games this week so that's when I'll give it to them. Here's a couple of pictures ...
I found a perfect hanger .. it's from the same company that made these that I got last year ...
My mailbox was very happy on Saturday .. I received my Fair and Square squares (round 9) from Jenn ... I think she read my blog *smile* The design is Manuela's Sunflower from Chatelaine Designs. She changed the border from green to my favorite color, and look at all the beads she added! DH really liked all the bling :) The sunflower on the signature square is from a breadcloth leaflet .. really cute!
Here's a close up of the sunflower square ...
and the signature square ...
She also made me this really cute scissor fob .. the beads match the design so well! and look, I have earrings that match! lol .. don't you love when it all works :) She also made me a really cute bead angel, but the cats found it and started playing with it, so I moved it and forgot to take a picture .. damm cats! lol

This was Jenn's first exchange with the Fair and Square group and she was a bit worried about stitching for someone else ... well after receiving these lovely squares, I can say that anyone that gets partnered with Jenn will not be disappointed. I had so much fun getting to know Jenn during this round .. thanks for stitching these wonderful squares for me!
I leave for Myrtle Beach, SC for the Pals Fall Fling (stitching retreat) in two weeks .. and I'm sooo not ready! I'm off to watch Hero's and work on my Christmas ornaments .. actually I haven't started any ornaments, I need to pull some patterns, fabric and floss and get to stitching!
I hope everyone had a great weekend .. I know there's so much going on that we really don't have any control over. I really hope that those in power take their time and put together a plan that we can all support .. as scary as the outlook seems .. if it's not a well thought out plan I fear we will be right back here in another year.
Thanks for all the comments, it's nice seeing old friends and meeting new friends :)
I'm grateful for wonderful fall weather ...

26 comments:

Nic said...

Congratulations on your finish - it will be a lovely gift to treasure!

And Jenn did a lovely job on your F&S :o)

Irishenchantment said...

verynice, i cant wait to stitch this design i hae the fisr 4 designs just need to get the rest ad then i am going to start straight away lol

lovely f & s also :)

Barbara said...

WOW! What a great post, with such wonderful pictures! Love the exchange you received (who wouldn't!!) and your finish is spectacular!

Heidi said...

Congrats on your finish! And what a nice exchange too.

Sally said...

Gorgeous finish Michele. Chris and Monica will love it and treasure it I am sure.

Lovely F&S exchange from Jenn too.

The situation is pretty scary right now. There are banks and building societies over here struggling and you wonder what will happen next. I guess it's just a case of trying not to worry and hope things will turn around soon. Unfortunately it's normal Joe's like us that end up paying for it in our taxes and we're already taxed and billed to the eyeballs!

Kathy A. said...

Your Lizzie Kates will indeed make a lovely anniversary gift. Your F&S from Jenn is very nice. She sure has done a great job on her first exchange.

Vonna said...

What gorgeous work on the bell pull of the L*K words...I'm sure Chris and Monica will LOVE THEM!
And what super squares...those earrings/fob...gorgeous!

Sherry said...

You did a wonderful job and I'm sure they will treasure this gift! I'm adding this to my must do list. The squares and extras you received for your exchange were beautiful! And I can not wait to hear about your stitching retreat. I've never been to one. What projects will you be working on? Will you be meeting up with friends? Take lots of pictures so we can live vicarously. I know you are going to have a wonderful time.

Ruth said...

Woo hoo!!!!! Finishes AND MB! You know you can't rest on your LK laurels ---- get to work on those ornies!!!!

Carla said...

Congratulations on your finish!! Looks wonderful and it will be a great anniverasry gift for you son and DIL!!!
The squares you received are beautiful too!

DaisyGirl said...

Love those earrings that you got! Cool beans! She did a great job on the F&S!
Donna

KarenV said...

Love your L*K finish! I think it's a beautiful anniversary gift.

Your squares are great too, how cool that the fob matches your earrings :)

Shelleen said...

Michele I love the finish and so will the kids. Great exchanges!!

staci said...

Congrats on the wonderful L*K finish! I'm sure the lucky couple will adore it!

Jean said...

What a beautiful anniversary gift. Every time they look at it, something else will touch them! It's funny how sayings can do that - where you are in life changes and so do your perceptions.

How did you finish the edges? Is the piece fabric backed?

They will cherish your gift.

monique said...

Congratulations on the finish! Fantastic gift!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish and the squares from Jennifer are gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you liked the squares and I had so much fun stitching them for you.

Christ and Monica are going to love the Lizzie Kate piece!

DaisyGirl said...

Where did you get your Starbucks blinkies? I lovvvvvve Starbucks!
Donna

Litla Skvís said...

What a great finish! Congratulations!

And the squares, scissor fob and earrings are beautiful!

Myrna said...

What a lovely gift for your friends. And, your square is wonderful!

Beth said...

What a perfect gift for Chris and Monica! You are so right, those are great words to live by! I'll bet Monica cried when they got it!

Your exchange pieces are wonderful. I admire all of you that can complete so many things that you have time to do for others as well. VERY COOL!!

Beth

Bliss said...

Michelle, I love your version of your Living with Charm. I found it a pleasure to work on. Mine's just been framed. Now, I really want to do the Christmas one.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. What a wonderful wedding anniversary gift it will make.
The sunflower square is so pretty and the ear rings and fob are neat!

becca said...

Congrats! And what an awesome gift it will be!

And WTG jenn, the squares look great.

StitchCat said...

What a beautiful finish...I am thinking of adding this to my collection too...it looks fantastic on the hanger :)