Friday, 15 February 2013

Post Valentine goodie

Thank you for all the comments for my Valentine posts yesterday! 
The Secret Stitching Sweetheart hop had great stitched pieces and I found out that Miss Lilly was my secret stitcher, thanks Lilly!  My secret stitching got send to Nicola.

As for the post for my Mom, she loved it!  I'm so glad I was able to see her yesterday, only if it was just for the afternoon/evening.  My older brother and I were laughing about how we used to run away from her as she chased us with a wooden spoon!  But it didn't happen to me that much, I was the good child!  She said it must have worked, because we turned out just fine! 
No pics from our visit, my Dad didn't send them to me.

I finally sent Karen her belated Christmas present, which arrived on Valentine's Day.  Oops!  Nathan and I went to visit her last summer and we met her three furbabies, who we fell in love with.
Henry, Sadie, Emily

Parsley had stitched this pattern last year and had a give-a-way for it.  I didn't win, but had to have it so I could make it for Karen!  I knew it was perfect since we spent July 4th with her and she's got her three wonderful pups.  I thought I would personalize it and include their names.  She loved it!

This is the framing piece that the store messed up - the fabric was crooked, buckled and found out they didn't even pin it.  Thanks to DJ & Sonya's framing skills, they made it look the way that it should.  Thanks again, girls!


Vickie said...

Oh my goodness! Karen's three dogs cuddled like that is so precious! What an excellent piece you gave as a gift. Love it.
My mom gave the wooden spoon to me once or twice. My three younger brothers had that experience quite a lot more. ;)

Parsley said...

Love they way you personalized it! Nicely done!

You won't believe what my daughter got from a friend for a bday gift. Post to come...

Jan said...

Oh my gosh. What a wonderful gift and the way you personalized it with the puppies names is perfect. I bet she loves it.

Linda said...

What a cute pic of the pups. I love the piece you stitched for her. Putting their names on it was just perfect.


Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Isn't it maddening to have a framer mess up your work? I had one framer leave a piece of carpet in a piece AND not stretch the fabric - the result was a hot mess. I've also been told by a very large chain store that if I wanted my piece framed straight, it would be an extra $50 bucks.

I have an excellent framer now who I will kidnap and keep prisoner in my basement if he ever plans to retire.

I'm glad you were able to get your piece fixed.

Sara said...

What a lovely gift! Glad you were able to fix the framing.

Saw your comment about HAEDs on my blog- it's hard to have just one. Can't wait to see which one you start with!

Nicola said...

That has to be one of the sweetest photos ever. I love the paws sampler too.