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Monday, February 27, 2012

There's no place like Greendale :)

Hi everybody!  Stitchy weekend?  Was here. :)

I got the finishing done I talked about.  First up is the scissor fob.  I designed this little house after our second home.  My husband and I have owned four homes.  This one remains my favorite. It is a "Greendale Original".  Which is what the locals call it.  The village of Greendale was built in 1938.  Lovely little homes, in a Norman Rockwell village.  I just loved it.  We raised our children there for 10 years.

So anyways, the little fob is stitched on 28 ct lambswool.  I used the Home is Best freebie, from Primitive Betty with my own house and a few twists also.  The reverse side of the fob is my initial from

While living there we discovered a few treasures in our yard over the years.  The children discovered the marbles.  The sterling silver ring was found by my father-in-law when he dug up the front lawn for a flower garden for me.  It makes me wonder.  Who's was this?  Was this a wedding band?  How old is this?    It fits my ring finger perfectly. :)  I placed one marble inside the fob with the stuffing, to give it a bit of weight.

My second finish is a little something I kind of designed with the help of  I started with her freebie, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.  I changed around the words and added the little hippo.  He was a freebie from  I made this little pillow for me.  I absolutely love this song.  :)


cucki said...

aww very sweet finish..i love the scissor fob so much..
love for you cucki xx

Debby said...

Lovely freebies! Nice stitching!

greetings from Debbym

Unknown said...

What a great job on finishing you did Vickie, I love the fob and how you made it personal to you. Loved hearing the story about the ring and it would make me wonder also.
I love your hippo pillow and it makes me smile when I see it. I think you did a wonderful job on finishing it off.

butterfly said...

Lovely little house scissor fob, and a great pillow finish, so pretty.

Shirlee said...

Lovely finishes! Blessings, Shirlee

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hi, I saw your comment on Riona's blog and came over. When I saw you had 49 followers I had to join in! I love being a round number follower!!
I must ask about the hippo? What's the story behind the hippo and Christmas? Please share!!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful Stitches Friend
Hugs Trace

Siobhán said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog! Welcome (belatedly) to blog land! :) Greendale sounds like such an idyllic place to raise a family. Beautiful stitching!

Sally said...

I love both your finishes Vickie. They are both so pretty.

Nicola said...

I liked that you put one of the marbles into the fob. Beautiful finishes.