Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2010 Pals Fall Fling - Part 3 - Lovely Gifts....

I wanted to share the lovely gifts that were given to me this year at the Pals Fall Fling.  First up, the hand-made goodies from my Pals!

This cute pin cushion & fob were made by Karen AZ & Michelle WA.  They are great Pals & we are  glad they were both able to come again this year.  We are looking forward to seeing them next year as well!  Thanks gals for these goodies - one can never have enough pin cushions OR scissor fobs! :-)


Next is a lovely stitched piece by Charlene in SC.  I just met Charlene in August and didn't get to spend much time with her at the beach, but I will get to see her again in Dec. at our next Stitch-In (see post below - join us!).  This is a wonderful design that she stitched OVER ONE and in RED - it doesn't get much better than that!  Thank you again Charlene - I appreciate it so much!

And next - this is from the ever thoughtful Faye NC.  I don't think she ever visits (anywhere!) without a gift for someone.  She's just so sweet!  She made this wonderful piece for me - can you see all the TINY buttons on it?  It's so cute anyway, but the buttons just make it.  There are even buttons on the back - she has some better pics on her blog if you'd like to see more! :-)  Thank you again Faye - it's wonderful!!
 Oh and if you haven't seen any of Faye's packaging (the way she gives her lovely gifts), nows your chance.  She's SO creative!!

This beauty is from my friend Toni in IL.  She's been to 3 of the Pals Fall Flings and she's already planning to attend in 2011!!  Isn't this just gorgeous?  I love it Toni, thank you so much!!


If I've missed anything from anyone, it's because it's still packed away.  I still have a box or two that we brought home from MB that I haven't gotten around to.  I hope to get the rest put away this weekend!


And I have to show you a gift *I* bought for myself - I fell for this at first sight!  Kind of like "you had me at hello" - well, this one had me immediately.  I fought with myself as it was not something I really needed, but I wanted it so much!  I'm just thrilled with it - I think it's truly LOVELY!  My dad has always worked with wood, as his dad, and his grandfathers, and great grandfathers - all the way back as far as we could trace my dads side of the family have been carpenters.  Ray also does A LOT of woodwork (which many of you know).  Anyway, I appreciate the amount of work & the craftsman ship of something like this - AND it had a burled walnut top - it was impossible for me to pass it up (and I really did try!).  Anyway, here is  my Shaker Sewing Box - made from Cherry & Burled Walnut.  Isn't it LOVELY!?!?!?



Open, with the tray out -

and with the tray in...

Again, I just had to have this & don't regret buying it for myself at all!!  Several have asked me what I'm going to use it for.  Well, for now, it's too look at.  To me this is "art" and though I know it can (and should) be used, for now, I'm just going to admire it! :-)

To Roberta - the group photo from the Pals Fall Fling is two posts down....

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget about the December Stitch-In here in SC - the info three posts down - do join us - it's lots of fun!  HAPPY STITCHING

8 comments:

Margaret said...

What lovely gifties! And OMG!!!! Where did you get that shaker box from?!! I'd love to know -- I need one. lol!

Faye said...

Hey Amy!! Nice photos on your goodies and yes, I LOVE making things for my freinds.... Glad you liked the stitchies and cannot wait until Dec get together!!!

Now, that box is GORGEOUS!!!! It truly is a piece of art!! Congrats, Faye

Vonna said...

How very, very lovely all your gifts are and all the posts about the Fling...well I've enjoyed everyone's that I've read.

I've seen that Friends Pinkeep somewhere ;)

Karen said...

Love all your goodies!!! Your box is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you fill it with...happy stitching.

Roberta said...

Amy the gifts are wonderful and so cute and well done.

Just LOVE the Shaker Box - it is absolutely gorgeous!! Enjoy

Carol R said...

Just caught up with some blog reading. Sounds like you all had a great time at 2010 Pals Fall Fling. I was thinking about you when I was lying about in the Florida sunshine!

Nicole said...

Great gifts Amy!! You have some very sweet friends! :) I love the box you got - it's just gorgeous (even better in person)!! :)

Raggedy Ann said...

the sewing box is beautiful Amy!! :)