There was a magnet from Canada, notecards, and needles and pins and a scissors fob that she made! And the dressmaker form pincushion was custom made for me. Then there was that cool round notions holder and it is made from lightweight wood that has round wood circles at each end. I can't explain it so I guess I will have to take a better picture. It's Kaaren's own design. She was very generous with her time and talents and I appreciate every item she made and sent to me. And she added one more thing.......this "green" shopping bag from the town she lives in and I'm thinking "I want to visit this little town". I love the architecture on these homes. Thanks so much for all the goodies, Kaaren!
And she added one more thing.......this "green" shopping bag from the town she lives in and I'm thinking "I want to visit this little town". I love the architecture on these homes. Thanks so much for all the goodies, Kaaren!
I waited to post about what I had received until I knew that my partner Emily at EmsScrapbag had received what I sent to her. She was on vacation for a bit so I just waited until she returned to post about what I made and sent to her. And so, here is what I made and sent to Emily.
In the info I received on Emily she said she "really liked red and green, yellow is a favorite....no purple". Well, I had this vintage piece of cotton fabric that had all her colors in it and so I stitched it up into this little rosey posey pincushion and needlecase (the center part is woolfelt).
I added a little cookbook, a journal (so she can inventory her pincushions and projects!), a little cup of trims and another one of buttons, plus a card of vintage buttons and note cards in her favorite colors, too! She loved what I sent and I loved what I received so we are both very happy pincushion swappers!
Now, back to Kaaren. She is really quite a talented lady and so I am recommending that you click on over to her blog and see the tutorial she has just posted for a really neat fall pumpkin! Just click here and you can read all about it. I will probably make this one when I get back to sewing as it involves a bit of crazy patchwork and I love crazy quilting!
This is my first "real" post in almost two weeks. I am doing much better today and the pain is less and the numbness in the bag of my leg and heel is subsiding (ever so slowly). I discovered that if I set a box on the floor and then put my left foot on the box, I have less pain when I am sitting. No word on the MRI results. I am taking things just one day at a time!
I didn't do my monthly tea post today but will do that next week. I am behind in some things I wanted to post but as I said yesterday................there is always tomorrow!!