Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer

Once again I have let a bunch of time lapse before I update my blog. It seems once May hits then life gets really busy. We have end of school functions, graduations, one child's birthday and DH's birthday. Then summer starts and the kids are going from one camp to another so my blog gets neglected. Luckily, today I found some free time and decided I was way overdue for an update.

At the end of April, Wendy Jo and I finally met up! Her and a couple of her friends made a road trip to Kansas to visit some quilt shops and cross stitch shops. I decided to try my hand at a tin topper. I've seen these finishes on lots of other blogs and decided that I could probably handle it.


I stitched a freebie from Carriage House Samplings and turned it into the top of the tin. On the inside, I a magnet on the top and some fabric on the bottom to hold a package of needles. Then I made a thread picker to go along with a scissor fob for her. I also made some sunflower scissor fobs for her friends to commemorate their trip to Kansas since the sunflower is the state flower of Kansas.



Wendy gifted me with a darling pin cushion filled with walnut shells. The back is so pretty, she used an antique repro fabric and she finished the sides with some rick rack that she dyed herself. Too cute! Thanks again Wendy, I love it!




I have a couple of other finishes to show you too, I hope to take pictures of them tomorrow after my daughter leaves for her mission trip. Right now, I have to go finish her laundry from her camp that she got home from yesterday!

Until next time,

2 comments:

Renee said...

What a beautiful finish!!! How wonderful you got to meet your friend and your sunflower scissor fobs are beautiful!! :)

WendyJo said...

It was great to finally meet Julie and your gifts were absolutely lovely. I am glad you are enjoying the pillow I stitched.

Enjoy your summer. Talk with you soon!