Friday, July 06, 2007

My Birthday Exchange received



Joanie (Joanie's World) let me know that she received the birthday present I had sent to her for her birthday on June 24th. I was relieved to know she liked it. I made her a pincushion bag and a matching scissor fob (Prairie Schooler Birdsong I) and sent along a pair of scissors to go along with it. The pincushion bag is quite sweet and was fun to make. Its made in the style of a drawstring purse (like a bourse) and opens up to reveal a pincushion in the centre, with lots of pockets to hold all the stitching gadgets and goodies that we might need. I'll definitely have to make another one of these!



We had a wonderful....though chilly....5 days at the cottage over the Canada Day weekend. I haven't had a chance to catch up with any blog reading but I'll leave you with a couple of pictures!


Kelly and Chris at the campfire.


Nick and Sam.


Kristy and Miss Maisie.



And a final one of hubby and me!

22 comments:

Katrina said...

Love the present, it's really sweet and the colors are gorgeous. Nice family pictures as well. It's always fun to put a face with a name :-).

Vonna said...

Super great pictures of all your beautiful kids!
And love what you sent to Joanie :)

xstitch.nl said...

What beautiful presents!! Joanna is a lucky girl.
Cute photo's too!

Annemarie said...

Awww, I just love all these family pics, Wendy. It looks like you had a wonderful time. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's permanently cold ;o)
Your drawspring purse and pincushion-slash-fob gift is stunning. The birthday girl in question must be absolutely beside herself with glee!

Barbara said...

What WONDERFUL photos of your family!

And your drawstring pincushion bag is totally cool. I've never seen one before. Love the cardinal fob, too. :D

Joanie said...

Super pictures of you and your family! It's so nice to be able to put a face with a name!

Thanks again for the great birthday gift. I just love it!

Iris said...

You made a very nice present !!
And nice pictures of you and your family.

KarenV said...

Lovely photos! I'm glad you had a good time.

Beautiful gifts for Joanie - the drawstring bag is so clever! did you use a pattern or make it up yourself? Either way, it's wonderful - congratulations!

Cheryl said...

I love the pincushion bag and fob! Beautiful gift for your friend

Heidi said...

Nice gift! You look like such a nice family. :)

Itching To Stitch said...

What a beautiful gifts(s) you sent to Joanie. She must be thrilled with them. Thanks for sharing the pics of your family, they're nice ;)

Carla said...

Lovely family photos! And the bag and fo are beautiful!!

Lynn said...

Good looking kids! And chilly or not, I'll take a weekend at the cottage anyday!! Your drawstring purse is really neat! Where did you get the idea for it? I've never seen one before.

The Silver Thistle said...

Oh Wendy, that pin cushion bag is just adorable! I love the dark colours and you've made such a super job of it, and the fob.

Cut pics of the family too. Beautiful :D

tkdchick said...

Wow Wendy that's wonderful!!! Love it! Looks like everyone had a great time at the cottage!

Katrina in NZ said...

what lovely family pics Wendy, its always great to see pics of blogging pals :)

Your drawstring purse is wonderful,what a clever idea and such lovely fabric you used for it.

stitcherw said...

What lovely finishes, and what a creative way to construct the pincushion bag. Your pictures were great, so glad you all had fun.
Sue

Kathy said...

Great family photos! What a handsome bunch. I really like your pin cushion bag. That is the first time I've seen that - really neat.
Email me and I will fill you in on Paradigm - drewsgrands@hotmail.com

Carol said...

What lovely gifts for Joanie!!

Beatrice said...

Hi Wendy lovely family pictures. Glad to hear you are joining us on the SAL Paradigm Lost. We will enjoy that. I will be blogging soon and will send you a link.
Thursday stitcher at Knowledge and Needles.

Cathy said...

Your gift to Joanie is wonderful! Nice family too!

Lili said...

Amazing bag!
And I love the pics of you and your family: they're filled with happiness and love. Thank you for sharing, Wendy.
Take care, Lili