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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thank you to everyone for such a warm welcome to blogging.
I wanted to show you the picture I sent to Nicola, of my sweet, little Mabel.  This was taken about one year ago.  I was at my sewing machine, piecing a quilt.  She hopped right up on top of my sewing basket and promptly fell asleep. :)

The second finish I had in January was also for my husband.  He was given a pen at work.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to create a small piece of needlework to insert into it.  I have since seen a pen for sale(rather expensive) in a needlework shop.  It was so thick!  A very large barrel to it.  It was trickier to finish, because of it's narrow barrel.  It was worth it.  This pattern was a freebie offered back in 2009 by Carinne.  It is called "Sampler aux Oiseaux".  I stitched it one over one on 28 ct whit evenweave.  I changed the bird color to a blue that matches the pen perfectly.  My husband says it is his favorite pen. :)
I have one stitched pillow/pin cushion that has been awaiting final finishing for almost two weeks.  I am currently stitching another small I plan on making into a fob.



cucki said...

awww very cute picture..super sweet..
beautiful stitching..the pen is really looking so cute..
have a lovely day..
hugs cucki xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Vickie,
Welcome to the blogging/writing world. I started out in 2005 and really enjoy it. For what I can see you have some wonderful skills. The pen is amazing! Your Mabel reminds me of a friend dog called Cassandra. They are really cute!

Shirlee said...

Mabel is so cute on that sewing basket : ) You did a great job with that pen! Blessings, Shirlee

Unknown said...

I really love how the pen turned out Vickie and I can see why its your husbands favourite pen, something to treasure.
How cute is Mabel asleep on your basket ! :)

Trace4J said...

Welcome new Blog Friend!
I look forward to getting to know you.
I found you though Shirlee!
I think I am in love with your precious MABEL! Oh my how sweet.
Hugs & JOY

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Vickie:
First, Welcome to Blogging! What a pretty site you already have!

I love your pen and your previous January finish...the lion. Isn't it fun working on tiny projects? I still haven't finished my 1/1 squirrel that I made last summer. Hoping to do something with it soon (perhaps finish a new pincushion?).

I'm following your blog now, so I'll be back to visit again. Thanks for leaving notes for me. They're always appreciated.


gracie said...

Welcome to your new blog....

butterfly said...

Your dog is so cute and I love your stitching pen.

Kay said...

Hi from Cedarburg!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Hi Vickie, I love your new blog and Mabel is just too cute! I look forward to seeing all your great finishes

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Yeah Vickie!
Great job - and your babies are precious. Mabel does look a lot like Pixie! YOur stitched pieces are lovely!

Shirley said...

Hi Vicki, I found your blog through our mutual friend Donna. I love your cross-stitching. I like the pen that you did for your husband. I have become one of your followers and i will be back. I, also like to do embroidery work. Have a great weekend. A Missouri Friend.

Jenny said...

Oh Nicola is a cutie and the pen is an awesome idea! Love the pic from your kitchen too - black on while looks so sophisticated!

Nancy said...

Mabel is so cute! What a cute idea for the pen, I have never seen a pen finish! Love it!