Monday, June 24, 2013

Finally Finished and and an Exchange!

Last December I received a wonderful gift from Melissa as part of a Birthday Exchange.  One of the items that she included was a fantastic pattern/kit to make this sewing case...  

  
Designer: Stacy Nash
Design: Blue Sewing Roll

I completed this a few months ago but am just now getting around to posting pictures.  I love how it turned out, and it was such a quick stitch!


Stitched and grunged for that Primitive look



This is nicely displayed on my old Singer sewing table. Thank you again Melissa!

Saturday was a great mail day...no bills, just a Connecting Threads and Knit Picks Catalog as well as a "mystery" package.  I had a suspicion that it may be my HOE Summer Exchange and was anxious to learn who stitched for me.  When I opened it I saw an adorable pillow created by Linda O...



2013 HOE Summer 
Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Sheep Freebee
Fabric: 18ct Lambswool Linen
Threads: WDW & Simply Wool (Gentle Art)
Stitched by: Linda O.

Here is a close up.   I love the little SB "Meadow Daisy" button...
The polka dot fabric she selected is perfect for this design. Thank you so much Linda, awesome exchange!

Why Do I Love Vermont ???

Ben & Jerry's...of course!

With my very special favorite :D house guest, Colleen, I drove 100 miles to Waterbury, VT for an ice cream ~ a delicious Ben and Jerry's ice cream!

When an ice cream flavor is "retired"....


It gets a headstone in the graveyard...
Now that's a clever idea.

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great day!

Until next time...

12 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Love the gorgeous sheep pillow you received - such beautiful stitching!
Now that is dedication to ice cream - driving 100 miles!

Shirlee said...

You really did a perfect finish to your sewing roll! Great gift from Linda O : ) I cracked up seeing the B&J's retired flavors graveyard! Great photos all around : )

Catherine said...

Love your seeing roll ~ beautiful! And the sheep pillow is adorable! Love Ben & Jerry's ~ visited there years ago!

Ellen said...

Love that blue sewing roll, you did a beautiful job!

Lovely exchange! I love SB's designs and Ben & Jerry ice cream ha ha!

Hugs,

Melissa said...

Marie, you did a fabulous job with that blue sewing roll!

The exchange you got is very cute!

Ben & Jerry ice cream - yum!

Mouse said...

gorgeous wee pillow ... and that button is cute ... and 100 miles for an ice cream now that is dedication for you and just love the headstones hehehhe
love mouse xxxxx

Mary J. Hale said...

I love the sewing case and the pillow. I love to sew little projects like this but I don't have a lot of time! I usually find the most time to sew when I am waiting in the office of my dentist in Oakville. I love ice cream too, and I have even been to Vermont, but we didn't go to Ben and Jerry's, we will have to hit that next time. Thanks for the fun post!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Love your sweet little sewing pocket! CUTE!
And Ben and Jerry's!!! Why myself and my darling daughters are BIG FANS!!! Chocolate Fudge Brownie (absolute fav of mine), while the girls enjoy Red Velvet Cake. But about two weeks ago I tried Willy Nelson's Peach Cobbler....OMGosh...so very delicious and I'm nutty about peaches and Ben and Jerry did it again with that flavor! :)

Pumpkin said...

Adorable finish Marie!

I LOVE B&Js :) Yum!

Jeanne said...

I got to visit B&J's last October - so much fun, Stowe is a lovely place. It was so hard to decide on a flavor to get though! That company has a good sense of humor....something that is definitely lacking where I work! I once had a director who told us "we're not here to have any fun". No kidding!

Love your new finish and gift exchange!

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