Thursday, August 16, 2007

Big "Thank You"

I want to say "Thank You" to ALL of you for the great comments on my mug dilemma. Thanks to all your ideas and suggestions (bloggers are the best) I was able to come up with this to embroider on the mug for Bernice. Yellow roses, I think is suitable for someone about to have a operation, I used a variegated green for the vine and leaves. I can't take credit for the design, I copied it from one of my Crabapple Hill patterns. It was a bit more work than I intended to do but it came out lovely.
Here is the pincushion I received from Miet in Belgium. You can't see the base but she has cleverly used a jar lid for the pincushion base, the lid is covered a a green fabric, very cute. She sent a whole pile of Belgium chocolates with the pincushion. Thank you Miet I will enjoy using my new pincushion and eating my goodies. Thanks for being a great swap partner!
Since Miet doesn't have her own blog, I thought this would be a good place to show you the pincushion I made for her.

20 comments:

swooze said...

Everything looks great!

Linda said...

What lovely pincushions, and scrumptous chocolates..mmmmm.... Your mug block looks terrific with the embroidery.

Pam said...

The flowers on the mug are so pretty and delicate looking. Much better than just a plain mug :))

You do such lovely stitching. I know where to turn if I ever get up the nerve to take the leap!

Belvie said...

I really, really like what you did to embellish the mug.

Both of the pincushions are so cute. I'm sure you will both enjoy them.

Bren said...

I love the embroidery on the mug. Makes a huge difference! Though it was alot of work, it will stand out! The pincushions are both beautiful. Chocolates are always good!

Susan said...

The mug is just perfect. What a treasure that will be, and a comfort I'm sure.

Now you will be addicted to Belgian chocolate! What will you do? LOL! The pincushion is cute as can be, and yours looks extremely attractive - nice setting. =)

Knot Garden said...

The embroidery is just right for the mug. You have positioned it beautifully. Both pincushions are gorgeous, and the chocolate is a great bonus!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great gifts and the mug is simply beautiful. Please, please tell me where I can find the pattern for that strawberry basket stitchery that you used on the pin cushion... it's completely fantastic!

Guðrún said...

The mug looks very nice now, that embroidery really does it. Both the pincushions are great and that chocolate is one of my favorites.

Carole said...

What lovely pincushions! So talented! I like you mug, works for me! I can't wait to get into hand embroidery. I feel I must bring down my number of hand projects before I take the plunge. It is beautiful though! Thanks for sharing!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the pincushions. Both are great. Pretty stitchery.
And hmmmm look at that chocolate.

Leigh said...

I love the pincushion you made.
The stitchery design is really sweet.

Floss said...

The rose were just what the mug needed.

Nan said...

The mug turned out just perfect, didn't it? Very nice! Those pincushions are beautiful. May I ask what pattern you used? My DIL LOVES strawberries, so I'm always on the look-out for strawberry patterns.
The chocolate looks yummy! Sewing energy, right?

Sweet P said...

Beautiful pincushions and chocolate to boot! Hooray!

Your mug block is adorable.

Angela said...

Isnt Miet the best? She is one of my Backporch Friends quilt group girly girls!

gloria g. said...

I'm with Mrs. Goodneedle, the strawberry one is absolutely beautiful, and the flower is nice. Who needs chocolate when you can have strawberries! Jobs well done by both! Wish I had been in that swap!

strawberries forever and ever :>)
gloria g. Richards, TX

Libby said...

Hand made gifts and chocolate . . . now that's a party *s*

Your mug turned out great - she's sure to enjoy.

miet said...

Well well I did find you ! I was surfing with google and I got very lucky :o))))
by the way your mug is very lovely !
Big hugs from Belgium

Miet

Dawn said...

I love the stitching you did on the mug! Very cute! Don't you love crabapple hill ideas! And the pincushion you got is as cute as the one you sent! Glad I'm finally getting a chance to catch up with your blog!