Sunday, February 3, 2013

February’s (Coming) Here


Hey, Friends!

Last week I was looking at Karen’s Handiwork, and she said “I am off now to attempt my first mattress pincushion finish…”  I commented that I couldn’t wait to see her results.  I thought it was kind of funny when I didn’t hear back from her when I asked, “Who’s on the mattresses?”  I had been watching You’ve Got Mail (for the 20th time).  Just thought, she really is off to work on it.  Well, I could not believe it when I opened mail to find this wonderful mattress pincushion in person!  It is my favorite design from PS, Friends.  Karen’s stitching is exquisite, and the seam-work where it's put together is so lovely, too.  There are even hand-made pins that are just perfect!  It may take a while before I can put it to its intended use -- it'll be a work of art to admire for a while.  The hand-made card is cute as can be, too. Karen, everything is beautiful, and I thank you so much, my friend. 

I have really been spoiled in January!   Jackie, Faye, Kathy, Karen-AZ, and Karen-SC.  Thank you all for starting 2013 by making me feel so special!  Stitching friends are absolutely THE best



Mary Gibson got a couple of extra hours this week.  I woke at 3:30 am and was hot, tossing and turning, so I got up and stitched until time to get ready for work.  Of course by then I didn't want to go… but I did.  I have high hopes for Superbowl Sunday stitching.  I must be the slowest stitcher ever, but page six is almost done.

Since February is on the way here, it’s time to do some heart Valentine finishing; right?  I’m sure there’s a stack of them someplace in that room!  So when I got up this morning, I decided to go ahead and finish Endless Hearts that has been stitched since February 2012!  I was thinking of adding some buttons, but came across this rusted heart.  Pooh – it was solid… how to attach it?  Then I thought of this little drill I bought a couple of years ago, but never used.  Now there, a tiny hole to stitch it on! 

Thanks for stopping by, today and always.  I appreciate your thoughts and comments!

May 2013 be filled with Happy Stitching!

PeaceLoveJoy
CharleneSC

18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift from Karen! It's so pretty. I love your Valentine's finish, too. YGG on Mary Gibson!

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  2. Such a lovely gift! Love your little finish too!

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  3. A gorgeous gift from Karen, pin pals are the best.

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  4. What a lovely gift to receive! I really like your Endless Hearts finish. Off to check out the chart!

    Hope you have a very productive super bowl stitching adventure.

    Robin in Virginia

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  5. Such a beautiful gift from Karen--her work is so wonderful, isn't it? And I love your Endless Hearts finish, Charlene--that is such a pretty chart!

    Hope the rest of your year makes you as happy as the first month has :)

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  6. What a wonderful gift from Karen, her stitching and finishing is gorgeous. I love your Valentine finish and the rusty heart addition was perfect!

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  7. gotta love surprises like that! Lovely pincushion :)

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  8. How lovely. What a wonderful gift.
    I love your Valentine's finish too!

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  9. What a treasure indeed that gift is!

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  10. oooooo lovely surprise in the post for you wasn't it ... and way to go on your brill idea with the drill for your finishing of your valentine piece :) hope you have a wonderful stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxx

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  11. "You've Got Mail" is one of my favorite and I bet I have seen it 100 times.... your reference makes me laugh!

    Love your Valentine finish too....love the design and your finishing. Hope you have a great week.... happy stitching!

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  12. What a nice giftie! I just read about it on Karen's blog! The finishing looks extra special! Hope you got lots of stitching done last night! Hugs!

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  13. What a lovely gift, and your finish is beautiful too - well done.

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  14. Love your gifty from Karen - she is so nice and her stitching is fantastic!! What a clever idea to drill a hole. What kind of drill was is and where did you get it?? I have seen so many things I would love to attach to projects but have passed on because they had no holes. I am getting all excited - LOL!!

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  15. Lovely gift from Karen. Your Valentine finish is very pretty.

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  16. I've admired your lovely gift at Karen's blog...lucky you!!
    Valentine's finish looks lovely!

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  17. Wonderful gift from Karen! A lovely finish, too!

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