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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jane Austen

Becky at home

Two new friends, Becky and Julie 
The woman on the left is the lady who sells us ribbons in our favorite shop - we were so pleased to see her there.  She not only made her dress and cap - she DESIGNED the pattern most people use for Regency clothing...

Here she is again, with a good look at my hat.

In our front garden before we left for the lunch

The back is as important as the front

I was really pleased with my hat, and how I'd embellished it.  It's so hard to see here, but that's one of my favorite aunt's rhinestone brooches at the back.  It looks perfect!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Peter Rabbit Tea

Becky and I decided to surprise our stitching friends who thought they were just coming for our "usual" day of stitching, with a Peter Rabbit tea!  We had such a good time.  The day before, we set the table:
We had found all kinds of wonderful little things that had Peter Rabbit as a theme, including fabric, which Becky used to make a tea cozy.  The rest became a tablecloth.  We found a Peter Rabbit cake plate and the little wheelbarrow favor boxes at Paper Zone.  Online, we found Peter Rabbit handmade soap and lip balm and the adorable little ornies that became our place cards.  Becky also made the little blue-flowered chicks that were hiding eggs filled with candy.

For food, we made lots of little treats that Peter might have liked. Okay, he might not have liked the chicken salad in little cups, the deviled eggs or the smoked salmon sandwiches, but we KNOW he'd love the carrot sandwiches on carrot bread, and the stuffed carrots and cucumbers... the black berries and strawberries and cream in chocolate cups.  He might even have liked the lemon scones and lemon velvet cake!

And how could he resist these shortbread cookies with his picture on them?
Barbara, Beth and Becky all seemed to have a good time!

It was also Becky's Birthday celebration - we had originally thought that we'd be celebrating three birthdays, but Jan and Pat couldn't make it.  Here are the gifts I made.

First, I made a necklace for each of them (and one for myself).  

The one on the right is a fuchsia - for Jan.  The Mermaid is for Becky with a teensy button for a mirror.  The swan is for Pat, because its on her logo for Lakeside Linens and the little Buck is for me.

I know I took pictures of all the scissors, but I can't find them on any camera so I must have deleted them without downloading them - so all I have left is Jan's, as I mailed Pat's off to her.  The others were similar - little patterns to look like the toile-like scissors and their name.  Here's Jan's.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've Got Mail!

Here is the miniature sampler my partner in The Sampler Guild's exchange sent me.  Don't you love all the specialty stitches?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's Finished Friday!

Here are my finishes - last week, I finished up this Adam and Eve for the company blog - the chart is there if you want to download it:


And here's my finish on the miniature sampler I did for the exchange with the UK Sampler Guild.  I hope my partner likes it - it's Nancy Sturgeon's (Threads Through Time) Checkered Pots Sampler.  I left in my mistakes, because I REALLY didn't want to have to rip out anything on the gauze.  I did, however, manage to keep the back tidy enough that I didn't have to fill in the background, which I think looks much nicer.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mad Hatter Tea Party

This was so fun!  We had our Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Queen Mary!

Miss Becky as the Queen of Hearts.

I was the Mad Hatter, of course.  I made the lame-o hats out of paper, hahaha.
The food was really pretty!
That meringue mushroom was lovely (and delicious!)
Becky and Johnny both loved the cranberry scones - I was partial to the crumpets, myself!

All in all, a lovely day!