Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Gift & an Exchange to share....

I just had to share these... I received a lovely birthday gift yesterday from my Pal Lisa. She made me a pretty pinkeep in my fav color and sent me a pair of Gingher Scissors. The pinkeep is pretty & one can never have too many scisors OR pinkeeps! ;-) Thank you Lisa, I appreciate it so much!



And you have to see this absolutely ADORABLE pinkeep from Melissa via the Make A Wish BB that arrived today! My wish was for a Valerie Pfeiffer bird finished in anyway the stitcher chose... well.... Melissa just went all out & stitched this over one & finished it in a sweet little pinkeep. It is just precious and I love it, thank you Melissa! I think Ray is quite happy with it too actually! :-)


We both just love watching the birds. They have been eating lbs of bird seed around here and we have seen several bluebirds lately... hopefully they will nest in the bluebird boxes he built last year. Here is a pic of some of the hungry little birdies that have been hanging around so much lately. Aren't they pretty? We have seen quite a few cardinals & doves lately too. Can't wait until the hummingbirds are back!

Ray suggested I take yesterday afternoon off since it was my birthday, and he didn't have to twist my arm too terribly much for me to say yes! I started yet ANOTHER new design. I'll hopefully have enough stitched on it by tomorrow to share a pic or two. By the time I got the threads pulled (and yes, changed) & the linen cut, it was time for dinner. My sister & niece came over for awhile to visit before that & we just sat & talked. Anyway, I started the newest release by Erica Michael, "Serenity", but I'm doing it on linen & not the silk guaze that comes with the pattern. I have been looking for THE perfect Serenity pattern for a very long time... this one is as close as any I've ever seen. Pics coming soon... ;-) I also stitched a bit on Quaker Vitures on Wed night & an hour or so on Thursday. I'll post an update of that as well. I have several more things I want to start NOW... why can't we all just stitch 8-10 hours a day? lol

Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by. Happy stitching!

18 comments:

Natasha said...

what a pretty gift. I love the lettering she used.

Take care and enjoy the birth of YOU!
Happy Birthday BLOG friend
Natasha

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful gifts, but I love those little birdies! Nice pics of the real ones, too. Aren't you ready for spring?!

Gaynor said...

A lovely lovely gift and beautiful birds.
We dont have anything as exotic as bluebirds lol, but the way things are going, our sparrows may be as exotic in a few years!
All the best!

BeckySC said...

What a wonderful pinkeep :) And your birthday gift is lovely as well :)
Enjoy!!

staci said...

Enjoy your gorgeous pinkeeps!!! They're each lovely in their own way :)

Theresa said...

The pinkeeps are adorable!!!!!

Анна - Зонт said...

The birds are so nice... :))
And your gift is realy beautiful!

Brigitte said...

I love the little birdies, the ones at the feeding place and the ones on the pinkeep. What a wonderful gift for a bird lover.
And another lovely gift for a scissor lover.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful pinkeeps! You are sure to treasure them!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad that you like the birds I chose. I had a great time stitching and finishing it for you. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Deb said...

That bird pinkeep has to be about the cutest things I've seen. They're so lifelike and adorable.

Becky K in OK said...

Your gifts and exchange are so great. I love the three birdies. You have a birdfeeder similar to my mom's. It's supposed to be a squirrel free feeder, but the little buggers hang upside down and force the seeds out!

Love your RAK idea.

Sonda in OR said...

Lovely gifts! The birdies are very cute!! I love the bird feeder pic. Happy Birthday!

CindyMae said...

I love it all!! The birthday gift is just precious and I love the pin keep! Lovely pictures of the birds!

Jennifer said...

Those Valerie Pfeiffer birds are just adorable - Melissa did a lovely job with the pinkeep.

We've had a bluebird or two here, first time I've ever seen them in real life.

Kathy said...

I love the photo of the birds at the feeder. I too love watching them.
A very Happy Birthday. A little late but I do hope iot was a perfect day.

Donna said...

That bluebird pinkeep is awesome. Love it!

Jennifer said...

Those scissors are nice. I actually just got a great deal on Ebay for the little ones and the shears, I think that design is "Bianca".
Jennifer Dalenberg