Hi there sweet friends, nice of you to stop by!

Prim and folkart needlework designs of drab reds, browns, golds and greens are what I fancy.

Let's share stitchin, sewin, nestin, cookin, collectin, prims, critters and a lovin' mishmash of sweet life...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

~ SUNFLOWER PINKEEP FOR A FRIEND ~

Hi there Dear Friends! I've missed you all soooo much, thank you for keeping in touch even though my posts have dwindled a bit over the last couple weeks. I'm still following my Reader daily, just not blogging as much.

This design was a freebie from my LNS which I adapted, kind of reminds me of my collecting passion, which is folk art, not sure why~but it does:) I forced myself to put my friend's initials on the back, to prevent the nasty temptation of keeping it all for myself ~ LOL. My friend who quilts and sews favors sunflowers and is having a birthday soon, hope she likes this token from a friend.

In this pic, I thought this pinkeep was finished. But my DMIL's gentle words that *every finish no matter how small, should be as nice as possible* kept nagging at me, it was crying out for * something*. She of course was spot on, as usual.
I was quite satisfied with the front, after changing the date from 2008 to 2009.
Can you see the slight difference after adding the little heart and garland to the back, a little nicer touch don't you think? Worked on Fiddlers 18 ct., WDW threads, filled w/crushed walnut shells. Perhaps I'll add a jute hanger so my friend can decide how she want to use this.
Thanks for taking the time to pop in and Sweet Stitchin to you:)

Tootles, Sue

10 comments:

  1. that's lovely Sue, I'm sure your friend will love it too....Sue x

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  2. Your pin pillow turned out cute. I am sure your friend will love it.

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  3. Perfect finish! Your friend is going to love it.

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  4. So nice to see the finished piece, Sue--I love your special little touches... Hope your friend appreciates all of your hard work!

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  5. Oh, Sue what a lovely finish! Your friend will cherish it!

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  6. Beautifully and elegantly finished!

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  7. Sue, it's sooo sweet and I'm sure your friend will absolutely treasure it! And yes, definitely more special with your own finishing touches! Where do you get crushed walnut shells from?

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  8. That is adorable! Great job!

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  9. Very cute finish! You have a lucky friend.

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  10. I was checking out your blog today to become a follower...and imagine my surprise when I found you had featured one of my blogs "The Stitchers Wish trader!" I was so touched! Thank you so much!

    Leeanne

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A visit from a friend is like a piece of fine chocolate ~ always looked forward to, sincerely appreciated, over with and gone too soon... and leaving you wanting more:)

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