Saturday, December 27, 2014


I had to wait until my parcel arrived until I could share these photos.   Since I am such poor planning of time management, I did not get her package in the mail until Monday, which meant Dec. 26th delivery.   

Putting the final stitches in my Christmas Exchange with my Pen Pal.   

Along with an assortment of handy to have needle work items I left my comfort zone and stitched up some things.   My stitching is good enough for me but I never feel like it is good enough to be given as a gift but I took that leap this year. 
 I picked up this pattern at the Mancuso Quilt show this past fall.    I love the 'tape measure' ribbon sewn around the middle.  I stuffed to crushed walnut shells.   I like the feel the crushed shells give to  pin cushions.

 Added some matching pins from JABCO.

 Included Blue Ribbons Designs Stitch Started and stitched up the sleeve to store it.

 A little needle book.

Scissors fob and matching scissors.
(Ack!  Look at that messy work space! and the photo is yellow
since it is from my phone and not my camera)

My present from SW in Connecticut arrived before I sent mine to her off
so I waited until Christmas night to open hers to me since.     I can tell you she spoiled me!


Stitching Noni said...

Well done you! I love everything that you put together for the exchange, especially the pincushion box!
The receiver will be very pleased!
Hugs xx

Susan said...

Great finishes, Robin! I'm sure your stitching pal loved them.

butterfly said...

Love your exchange you made a lovely job of the little box.

Shirlee said...

Very beautiful exchange gifts : )

Shebafudge said...

Not good enough? It looks simply gorgeous! What a lucky penpal. xx

Blu said...

What a lovely set! I love the pincushion. It's so cute.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record: Each piece was stitched to perfection!
Every item stitched and non stitched was so well thought out. Thank You.
Robin I wish you a happy, healthy New Year.
SW from CT

Cathy said...

What a lovely gift! You do such beautiful work.

Brigitte said...

That's a wonderful package that you put together for your friend. And such beautiful hand-made gifts.

Andrea said...

A lovely exchange you put together. The pincushion is just so cute.

Lillie said...

What a gorgeous and thoughtful gift. You finished both the hexa pincushion and needlebook beautifully.

Happy New Year!