Sunday, February 3, 2013


Time got away from me yesterday but my hubby
pulled a name this morning for the giveaway
and the winner is...
I just love all of the 'cyber' stitcher friends
I have made over the last five years.  
Thanks to all who enter the giveaway.

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Charlene (Needle in Hand) is another stitching
friend that I met because of our blogs although 
she doesn't live too far away.  She has gifted
me with some wonderful stitching
gifts over the years and I decided it was
time to repay the favor.  
 Prairie Schooler "Friendship..." from More Friends
stitched on 25ct ivory evenweave over 1
w/ DMC
I wanted to stitch one of the PS "More Friends"
designs and decided this was the one.  I thought
a pincushion would a useful gift so I
stitched it over 1 on 25ct evenweave to make
it just the right size.   I have never had a stitched
piece speak to me like this one but it was
determined to become a mattress pincushion.  
Pearl cotton was perfect for it all coming together.
Although I have never done this type of finish, I
finally gave in and made my first. 
Needless to say, I learned a lot and found some
wonderful tutorials after I finished mine.....
why didn't I think to Google first????
Simple flower finish for the back.
I am happy Charlene likes it and happier I
could share something stitchy for her!
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I have been busy this week stitching some "pears"
 from Samplers and Santas to add to my paper
pears.  Now I just have to do the finishing...
anxious to see how this goes.
As always....thanks for visiting!  
Happy stitching.....


  1. I love this finish!!!!! You did a great job to the collection..... And, I want to do the pers also.... I'll need to practice their finishes first.....

    Have a great workweek!!!! Faye

  2. Congratulations June on winning such a beautiful giveaway.

  3. Congrats to June!! Wow! I love that Friends piece!!

  4. I saw the PS Friends 'mattress' on Charlene's blog and it's absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

    Can't wait to see your finished pear!

  5. What a pretty gift - you chose the perfect design, and the finishing is perfect too, well done.

  6. I just happened to come across your blog and I love it! Beautiful work you do, and it's so friendly here. I'm in NC. I'm your newest follower at the moment.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

  7. Your Friendship pincushion is really neat. Great job on the finishing!

  8. Congrats to Butterfly. A lovely friendship pincushion for your friend.

  9. congrats to your winner & wow, you did a great job on the gift you made. That is a finish I haven't tried yet! Love the pattern!

  10. A lovely present, making a pincushion is a lovely idea. I have seen them made up as a little pillow on a high count, looked good

  11. Congratulations June on the giveaway!
    I saw the sweet gift to Charlene on her blog! It is gorgeous!!

  12. Your Prairie Schooler pincushion is so pretty! Very nicely stitched and finished! A nice gift! Hugs!

  13. What a beautiful finish. Thank you for showing us your work

    Melanie x

  14. I love what you made for Charlene -- gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your pears!

  15. Wonderful gift for your friend

  16. Gorgeous! Do you have a link or a tutorial on this finish? It is stunning.

    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Oh Karen thank you so much for picking me to be a winner of your love ornament, I thought it was so pretty.
    Wow I love your friendship pin cushion what a lovely gift for your friend.
    Did you enjoy stitching over one on 25 count was it easy , i have stitched over one on 28 count but not to easy for me , I have to have a good light. hugs.

  18. I love your sweet finish to Charlene! I had not seen this chart before (or is it a leaflet?), but I am going to Downsunshinelane to see!

  19. This turned out so cute! I know exactly what you mean about certain designs speaking to you. Prairie Schoolers usually speak to me too.

  20. That turned out beautifully! I am sure Charlene loves it!

  21. Well done...your work is B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L! What a lovely gift for a friend...I feel certain that she shall cherish such a treasure.

  22. Your work is so nice, Karen! I'm sure Charlene treasures her pillow. I can't wait to see your pears!

  23. Hi Karen,
    I found your blog today and I must say that I love your mattres pincushion!
    I've only seen two pages but I can already say that you're a cross stitcher that loves colours, variation and lots of stash ;-)!
    Have a nice week!

  24. What a sweet gift, Karen, and as always, so beautifully stitched and finished. Charlene will love it!

  25. Congratulations (June) Butterfly. Karen, your mattress pincushion is beautiful and I'm sure Charlene loves, a very pretty design.

  26. What a beautiful finish on this piece! I have always loved those PS Friendship charts. I need to make that one!!

  27. Congratulations to June!

    I love the PS finish. It is just gorgeous.

  28. Beautiful finish Karen (I'm surprised you could stitch another one of those)!! :) I'm sure Charlene was thrilled!!

    P.S. we have to get together soon!!

  29. Your gift for Charlene is fabulous!! I'm sure she was just thrilled when she received it.


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