Wednesday, April 18, 2007

PIF's

At least I can show some of what I have been working on.....

My PIF gift to Su:


This is called Quaker Tree, a freebie from The Workbasket. I used one of the new DMC colour variegated threads for this, and a hand-dyed fabric, 25 ct Vintage Country Mocha, very pretty and toasty coloured.

And my PIF for Sonya:




This one is called 'Think Spring' by Calico Crossroads, done on a 28 ct pink linen, and it used a really pretty Needle Necessities floss called Finian's Rainbow. I really fell in love with this fibre and I'm dying to use it again. Its used in the specialty stitches around the edges, which unfortunately don't show up too well in the picture.

I'm so happy that my first PIF's are out and now its time to send out these next batch!

Last night was a quilting night, I worked on the next stage of my Twisted Log Cabin blocks for my next class, its next week, but I needed to get my sashing done since the intersections involve different coloured stars and if I didn't get them all just quite right, I would end up with stars with different colours points = wonky stars.

28 comments:

ollie1976 said...

great PIF gifts-love the colors on both

KarenV said...

Both gifts are lovely! :)

Anita said...

I love your PIF finishes. They are wonderful.

Alberta said...

Wendy, your PIF are wonderful...can't wait to see your stars!

Isabelle said...

Great PIF gifts, Wendy :)

Carla said...

two beautiful finishes...congratulations!!

BeckySC said...

Both are just beautiful :)

Michelle said...

Btoh gifts are lovely! That blue is beautiful!

The Silver Thistle said...

Well now, how thrilled am I?!!! I honestly, truly love my pillow! It's just the best thing! I was like a little kid when I opened it up and saw what you'd made for me. It really did brighten my day Wendy. Hee!!

The fabric is just lush too. I've been eyeing up hand dyed fabrics ever since I started seeing it on everyone's blogs and this piece is just so yummy. I'm going to find something really special to work on it.

And the batik.........wow! It's beautiful! I know EXACTLY what I'm going to do with it and you wouldn't believe how perfect it is for the project I have in mind......keep watching to see JUST how perfect it is....... :D

Thank you Wendy!

Vonna said...

Simply lovely PIF gifts Wendy :)

monique said...

Super PIFs! I particularly love that color in the top one... I haven't tried the DMCs yet; maybe I need to LOL

Christine said...

Your PIF gifts are really beautiful!! Such lovely finishing, too. Great progress on Spring Sampler!

xstitch.nl said...

Two beautiful PIFs, but I have to say "Think Spring" is particularly gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful PIFs! And that NN fiber is indeed lovely!

Karen said...

Both gifts are beautiful!

Tannia said...

Beautiful work Wendy - your finishing is lovely :)

Lavender Rose said...

Wendy,
These PIFs are so thoughtful and beautiful. You really put your heart and time into them and it shows.
Deb

Karen's Blog said...

Beautiful PIF gifts. I just finished the Workbasket one myself, except that I did it in beads ona loom:) I love this design

Lili said...

You've achieved a great job on both projects! Well done!
Hugs!
Lili

Hazel said...

Those PIFs are stunning! You have chosen the brilliant colours for each project.

Margaret said...

Beautiful PIFs Wendy - love them!!

The Silver Thistle said...

So Monday is Chatelaine SAL day!!! Can't wait! Thanks for being my SAL buddy. With a bit of luck we'll make lots of headway :D

stitcherw said...

Both are lovely. Country Mocha is my favorite color lately to stitch on. Finian's Rainbow has beautiful coloring to it, so springlike. Congrats on two great PIF's.
Sue

Annemarie said...

I had already seen theat gorgeous Quaker Tree you made for Su over at her place, and was wondering which colour you used. Aren't these new DMC colours lovely? Oh, and your stitching and finishing too, of course. Love Think Spring!

Susimac said...

I love my PIF its so warm and rich, thankyou so much. I love the spring one you have stitched too.

Cheryl said...

Wow those PIF gifts are just lovely! I love your blog :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, my! Both PIF's are just gorgeous, Wendy! I love the colours and such lovely finishing! :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely wishes and kind thoughts, Wendy... they made me smile! :-)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

These are really beautiful gifts, Wendy! I love your color choices... and beautiful finishing, too. :)