Welcome to 2011! I hope you’re all having a fantastic start to the new year. When I did my final wrap up post of 2010 finishes, you may remember that I mentioned there were a couple more I couldn’t share quite yet. Well, here they are!
You may remember that I bought some of Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas fabric? Well, combine that cute fabric with a free pattern from Spool, and you’ve got a flock of the happiest birds around. The one above just made it’s way to Germany. I added a ribbon for hanging, because I thought they would be cute as ornaments or just to hang on a drawer pull even.
And the “Joy” bird has some friends…
His friends made their way into the hands of some of my friends. And I have a few cut out and ready to stuff so that I can have Christmas birds to keep me company at my house too!
The other finish that flew over to Germany was a very late birthday gift for Sylvia. Unfortunately her birthday fell right around the time I was hunkered down studying for my certification exam. Sylvia graciously told me not to worry about it and to just focus on my test. So, her birthday and Christmas gifts went across the ocean together.
I do hope she likes her birthday gift. Her favorite colors are pink and green, so I knew I had to stitch this one for her. It’s the Pink Flower freebie from Workbasket stitched in Belle Soie on 40ct Lambswool. I filled it with crushed walnut shells and backed it with a pretty pink fabric. I love the way it turned out. Happy (much belated) birthday, my sweet friend!
You can see Alma’s version of this freebie on her blog too. Such a fun stitch!
I have some gifts I received to show you as well, but it will have to wait until next time. I’ve also been stitching up a storm since the beginning of the year, so I’ll have to show you that as well.
I am grateful for a new beginning.