August 8, 2008

Birthday Gifts Sent

I can finally share some photos of the exchange gifts I sent for July birthdays as they have all arrived at their destinations. This is the scissor fob I made for Carol who shares my birthday with me. This was a pattern I purchased from Creative Poppy - there is a biscornu to stitch as well but I didn't have time to stitch it.

Next up is a piece I finished into a pillow - it was on the cover of the July issue of The Gift of Stitching and I new it was the perfect piece to stitch for Dane who loves the sea and was there on holiday for her birthday. I didn't used the threads called for but dug through my Weeks Dye Works and made substitutions that I think turned out pretty well. I really liked this little design and plan to stitch it for myself one of these days.

And finally I sent a thread keeper to my friend Jodi who was gracious enough to overlook the fact that the I at the end of her name is one stitch above the other letters in her name. I didn't notice it until I had completely put the piece together and turned it over to stitch the side opening closed. Sigh.... I was in a hurry.


Brigitte said...

Oh Patti, you made some really great gifts. I love the finishing on each of them.

Barbara said...

Everything looks wonderful, Patti!

Garden Girl said...

Lovely gifts, Patti. I especially like the colors on the sea pillow.
Also, thanks for the comments you leave on my blog. I have been having one domestic crisis after another, so please forgive my absence; I'm just now catching up with everyone. You always stitch some beautiful pieces.

Lennu said...

You've made wonderful gifts!