Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Sunday!






Okay, first of all....I need some staging skills!  I was trying to make a quaint arrangement of my finish from yesterday... which is the free chart from BBD called Souvenir de France........I added a card from my Mom and a couple of stamps from my collection.   I need some more practice at this.  Anyway, I was glad to finish this yesterday.  I started it a long time ago.....along the way somehow it got wet and there are some small imperfections because of that but I will leave it as is.   Love this design!


 Catching up on all of the gifts that I received at Christmas; my friend Pat gave me this great mug from Heartstrings Samplery and this darling needle minder. 

 Guess what???  I cleaned up my stitching station.  Here is what it looks like now (how long will this last???).  I must say it makes quite a difference and now I can easily fit my glass of Tab there too.
I was scouring around for things to photograph and came across this darling card my Mom sent me.  It is from an artist named Jonathan Wright.  So cute!!!

Okay, I am off to either continue working on a Christmas ornament or to start a big sampler......oh the possibilities!!!

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely finish! Your staging looks just fine! Love seeing your stitching station -- it looks so nice and neat now! Cute card from your mom too. Lovely presents as well!

Bekca said...

Happy Sunday to you too! Lovely finish and what a great mug, it's perfect :)
Best wishes.

Anna van Schurman said...

I think your staging is good, you just need to crop it. If you have Office, there's "Picture Manager" a very basic editing program but will crop things for you. Love that mug. Wonder where she got that. I never saw it at my LNS.

Pat said...

Love your photo shoot. Your stitching area looks nothing like mine. Mine is messy but I know where everything is. When I clean it up I am always looking for something

Anonymous said...

Super finish, Laura! Nice gifts and card to receive as well!

Enjoy your day! Looking forward to seeing either your ornament or your big sampler start!

Robin in Virginia

Cathy B said...

Oooh...I see a little tatted tartlet pincushion that looks familiar! Have a wonderful day Laura...when you come out of the computer room...when the scary movie is finished! :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your staging looks fine! Loved seeing your stitching station and the area reserved for that all important Tab. :-)

Bella said...

Hi

Your finish is lovely and your gifts are very pretty.

CalamityJr said...

Hmmm... Your Count Me Inspired tote gives me an idea. Hiding in my basement is an old-fashioned shoe shine box my husband made in junior high school (many years ago) that looks quite similar. I just may have to put it to a new use! First I have to find it, though...

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Love the staging! And your stitching area, perfection!!! I vote for the sampler start!

Barb said...

Such nice gifts! What a pretty little card!

Jeanie said...

I think that presentation is lovely and I love the piece, too. That card is the cutest thing ever.

I'm impressed you do Tab from a glass. Sometimes I'll put it in a wine glass but most of the time it's the good ol' pink can!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Nice finish! Love your stitching nest too.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Love your finish :)
And your needleminders collection is darling!

Peggy Lee said...

You have a beautiful collection of needleminders.
Very nice finish and your stitching station looks SO much better than mine right now!

Giovanna said...

Love your Eiffel Tower finish, it's so pretty - and it makes me nostalgic :-)

Karoline said...

Your finish is lovely, congratulations

Jeanne said...

Always have loved that BBD freebie, I need to stitch it again for a friend someday. You have quite the collection of needleminders - lovely! Hubby and I are making a quick trip to Illinois in May for some family matters...will be in the Tinley Park/Frankfort area and I told him I must squeeze in a trip to The Inspired Needle! We got married at Cog Hill so can reminisce at the same time LOL.