Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Goodies from Amy.....

The weather was dark and gloomy
when I got home from work but my
mailbox certainly was sunny!

Amy sent me the cutest goodies.....

Amy is a very talented finisher and I just
love the housewife.  Green is one of my favorite
colors so this is just perfect.  The initial design
on the cushion is from BBD's "Garden Club"
book ....don't you just love it?  I love the
finishing fabric on the cushion, which is from her
"special" stash.  I just love the little flowers...

Oh...I so wish I could sew!  With all of the pockets, the housewife will be a great addition to my stitching bag.  Thanks again Amy for a wonderful gift.

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BOAF "Bitter Flower Sampler"

I really like this design but just couldn't
get into stitching it last week so I abandoned it. 
I decided to give it another try last night
and was rolling right along with no problem. 
Isn't it weird how that happens???  I still haven't
looked through my stash to see if I can find some
older 610.... I'm sure my collection looks like
yours and you have more than enough DMC to
last you a lifetime!  So...chances are I
have an older skein and I just need to look for it.   

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Thanks for all of your nice comments on
the ornaments.  If you haven't tried the
humbug finishing, you really should give it
a try.  It was very easy and the best part is
it didn't require a sewing machine!   

happy stitching.....


  1. Flower sampler is so cute - love Amy's gift for you - perfect!

  2. Woberful gifts from Amy! Love the flower sampler.

  3. Very cute goodies from Amy! Green is my favorite color too!

  4. Green is one of my fave colors too, second only to purple. I'm so glad the package arrived to brighten up your day. Keep working on your sampler, and it will be done before you know it.

  5. I have the pattern(Bitter Flower Sampler) you are working on but I haven't started mine yet.
    You are tempting me - It looks great so far ;)

    And, Your gifts from Amy are just gorgeous - Lovely colors - the green & the accent colors used with it - Beautiful finishing as well -
    Congrats -

  6. What lovely gifts - the colors are beautiful.

    Your sampler is lovely as well. I could look in my stash - I have some fairly old DMC - just let me know.

  7. Lovely gifts received from Amy. Your flower sampler is looking great.

  8. Hi Karen :) oooo that's gorgeous ..... and lovely work on the bitter flower sampler .. I am trying to see if I have got the colour you want ... having a rummage today ok :) love mouse xxxx

  9. Beautiful gifts from Amy and nice progress on BFS. I find that I really have to be in the mood to stitch on whatever piece I choose, otherwise I might as well not bother working on it.

  10. What a wonderful gift from Amy.
    Your bitterflower sampler is beautiful, I'm glad you feel more like stitching on it now

  11. Your flower sampler is just lovely :-)
    I hope you are able to continue to carry on with no problems.

    Beautiful gift from Amy too!

  12. Wonderful gifts from Amy! Love the flower sampler too. Yes, I've definitely had those times where I couldn't face stitching something and then could face it on a different day. Weird. :D I know I don't have any DMC floss old enough or I'd take a look for you in my stash. Sorry. Good luck!

  13. Gorgeous gifts from Amy - the colours are lovely.
    Hope you manage to track down the right thread for your flower sampler - it's lovely.

  14. gorgeous gifts & oh my!!!! That green is perfect.....that is my color green....when I say green is my favorite color..I am sure some people go YUCK...but that green is gorgeous...
    totally understand how you felt with that project, but glad you were able to pick it back up!!!! Hope you find the old dmc you are looking for!

  15. Beautiful gifts from Amy, Karen!! Love the huswife and pillow. She did a great job!! Bitter Flower sampler is looking great - I just love this design. I've had it kitted forever, I really need to get to it one of these days. :)

  16. Glad you had a nice sunny surprise in your mailbox! Bitter Flower is looking really nice. Have this one in my stash......may need to "kit it up". LOL!

  17. Such amazing pieces from Amy--I am so envious of people who can sew, too, Karen! The colors are just wonderful.

    Looks like Bitter Flower is coming along nicely--such a pretty design!

  18. What a gorgeous gift from Amy, I'm sure you will enjoy them both for years to come. I love your WIP, keep up the great progress. Happy stitching to you.

  19. Beautiful gifts you received from Amy and I love your BOAF piece.

  20. What a beautiful gift! I love you BOAF, hope you find the skein color you're looking for. I know exactly what you mean about having multiple skeins of the same color, but it does come in handy from time to time!

  21. great progress there! love the pieces from Amy. I really need to learn how to make a huswife, they are just beautiful and fun. very pretty greens too. :)

  22. Oh wow! What amazing gifts you received :o)

    Don't you hate it when dye lots change? >:o( Like I said, I have an old 610 if you need one!

  23. HI Karen :) I've found an "old" brand new DMC 610 in my stash pile :) I have emailed you but not sure if you have received it can you mail me please on mouse_stitch3@yahoo.co.uk thanks love mouse xxxx

  24. Amy's finishing is impeccable! A truly wonderful gift to receive.
    I love your progress on Bitter Flower. Too bad about the floss. I hope you're able to find some to finish it off.

  25. What a gorgeous gift! Your BOAF piece is looking lovely and yes, isn't it strange how sometimes we can't get enthusiastic about stitching a piece and then next time we pick up we just get on a roll.

  26. Really neat housewife from Amy, I know that you will enjoy using it. I'm glad things started working on your Bitter Flower - it is looking great!


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