Thursday, 18 October 2007

Now I Can Share

Terri received her birthday gifts today, a little late due to the postal strike but she loved them, so now I can share with you.

The fabric they are laid on is the same fabric that I used for the backings. I have never made a Needle Case before and though I thought I had left enough of a border round the picture by the time I had turned it I realised that I should have left more. That is a lesson I will remember for the future. The pin fob I was really pleased with and think it is definitely the best one I have done so far.
In the past I have always glued the fabric and then glued the two halves together but this time thanks to the very clear instructions Becky gave not long back on her blog I decided to string each piece and then stitch it. I thought it would be quite a long winded affair but was amazed how quickly i did it and because I didnt have to wait for glue to dry it was finished a lot quicker than usual. I took the little pictures for these from the AMAP Le Temps chart as I knew Terri liked that one.
I also want to say a big thank you to those who have taken the time to send cards, e-cards, emails and message of good wishes both here and at Jaynes Attic forum. I am sure all these healing hugs have made me feel so much better so much quicker. Your are wonderful people each and every one of you.

15 comments:

Ann T said...

They are gorgeous Helen, I bet Terri is thrilled!

Karan said...

Oh, they are so pretty Helen & I love the colour. Lucky Terri!
Glad you're feeling a bit brighter too. :0)

Carla said...

Beautiful work. The color is very nice and the backing fabric is perfect!

Karen said...

lovely work I am sure Terri loved them

Teejay said...

your pin keep and needlebook are lovely, I also like your secret garden piece, it is breathtaking. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Cheryl said...

These gifts you've made are gorgeous!
Thanks for visiting my blog which has led me to yours! Ive added you to my google reader :)

Our Red House said...

I just found your blog today thanks to your lovely comment on mine. Your needlework is lovely.

Sally said...

Ow wow, Helen, they are beautiful! I bet Terri loved them.

Mary Ann said...

They are beautiful and such a lovely gift! I hope you are feeling better!!(HUGS)

Jaimie said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your work is lovely! I love the colors!

Julie said...

A beautiful gift for Terri, much appreciated i bet

Mo said...

These are beautiful. I love needlecases and pin fobs - got loads of them.

Christine said...

They are lovely Helen

Dani said...

I love the colors that you used and the designs are just fabulous. Very nice job!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Beautiful finishing Helen, Terry is so lucky. Take care my dear and hope NH get you sorted soon