Saturday, August 18, 2007

A little gift

I made a little gift a couple of weeks ago for Myrna. Her redwork exchange was very, very delayed in turning up so I stitched a little something as a compensation gift for her. I used bits from the Quaker Friendship Sampler and DMC 115.


It's the first time I've tried making a tin topper and I have to say it wasn't the most successful thing I've ever done. I cut the fabric a bit tight on the bottom so the design isn't centred right and the ribbon didn't work as I hoped it would. But you live and learn!

I was quite pleased with the inside though - and the little fob, which has a penny inside for good luck!


I've finished my Harvest House exchange and I'm working on a HAED RR and two gifts - one for a friend and one for my mum. She has a big birthday coming up and I decided to stitch Victoria Sampler's M is for Mother for her. Progress pics coming soon!

13 comments:

  1. That's beautiful, Nicki!
    I emailed you a couple of days ago, have you received my email?

    Have a lovely weekend

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  2. Well, it looks great to me! And I really admire you for trying this finish - I've come "this" close to trying it, but I chicken out at the last minute.

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  3. It's beautiful, Nicki! A great finish and I just love the little fob :)

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  4. Your tin looks good, and I especially like the adorable fob.

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  5. Very dainty and beautiful Nicki :)

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  6. What a beautiful fob and tin Nicki.

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  7. Just stunning! I love the red you chose.

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  8. Simply gorgeous!

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  9. You did a lovely job, especially with the finishing!

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  10. Ooo its lovely Nikki - beautifully finished - what were you worrying about I can't see anything wrong with it!

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  11. It's beautiful! What a sweetie you are for stitching it up for her. I love the penny in the fob idea and of course the red is gorgeous!

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  12. Really a pretty grouping, Nicki. I think you did a great job of it!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Hi Nicki!!

    Did I mention how much I love this set??? I had to hide it from my sister! LOL She said the 'M' stood for her initial, and it must have been meant for her! Silly lady! It's ALL MINE!! LOL Did I mention how much I love this set?

    Thank you soooo much!!!!

    Hugs....

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