Monday, July 16, 2007

PIF from Rachel

Look what the mailman brought:



Rachel sent this to me for her PIF gift! And it is spectacular!!! What a fantastic gift lovingly stitching with 'Amitie' in honour of friendship. Rachel, I am so thrilled with this beautiful little pillow and I was so delighted to open up the package and marvel at your amazing one-over stitching. Purple is one of my favourite colours, something that I don't indulge in very often, so that makes it something even more cherished. Thank you, dear friend!!!

I didn't get a chance to get a picture of this on the blog earlier....it was a busy weekend as we got Carrie and J-F moved on Saturday into their new apartment. Then Saturday night, hubby and I got down to business of organizing some of the empty space (gasp!) in our house. I have an empty bedroom that I am going to use for a sewing room. I haven't moved too much into there yet, although my desk and sewing machine have taken up residence, as I think I will repaint and I'm undecided over colours of green....there are just too many. I really lucked out early Saturday morning. We went to some garage sales before the moving truck arrived and I found a a white chest of drawers from Ikea for only $30. It will hold (or ahem, hide) a ton of my stitching goodies. Now I'm shopping on Craig's list for some white bookcases that I can use for storage in the closet. I thought this would be a little easier on my non existent budget than a closet organizer. And hubby is happily unpacking his computer(s) that he has sorely missed since he packed up his office for Kristy. He has taken over the basement finished rec room which will become his den/office/cave.

Here are some moving out pics. I forgot to take the camera to the new apartment which is really cute, its a 2-bedroom in a 5-plex building, built in the 1950's, so very roomy with large bright airy windows. Its only a 10-minute walk to the hospital where Carrie works. There are 2 entrances to the apartment, a main entrance and back fire escape, chicken Mum however decided she didn't like the fire escape however and will stick to the main entrance!


Carrie directing the moving men (her friends)


Hubby organizing as usual.


Nick sitting on the job...as usual.

20 comments:

Carol said...

What a gorgeous PIF! Are you totally exhausted now from the move?

KarenV said...

Rachel made you a beautiful gift! How nice that you get to have your own sewing room - have fun with it!

Barbara said...

Oh, that pillow from Rachel is gorgeous!

The move looked heavy - I bet everyone's glad that it's done!

Vonna said...

I had to LOL! about your comments about your DH *organizing as usual* and Your DS *sitting on the job as usual* LOL! How funny :)

Hurray for you that you will have your own crafting/sewing/goodness space! Yippee!!

Vonna said...

Whoops, I was laughing so hard about your comments that I forgot to say:
Lovely Rachel and her super stitching! Lucky, Lucky you to have such a stunning PIF gift!
Congrats!

Isabelle said...

This is a gorgeous PIF! So pretty. How lovely that you're going to have a sewing room!

Carla said...

Gorgeous gift!! The color is so pretty!!

Kendra said...

Hey! I recognize that desk in the bottom picture...we have that sitting in our bedroom! :-) It originally belonged to my sister, but she got rid of it when she went to Paris for the year, so we have it. It's a really nice desk.

And what a pretty pillow. I'm a purple-nut too, but also don't really have much purple stuff around. It's one of those colors that's hard to incorporate into typical decor.

Lauren said...

That's beautiful! Now that you're all tired from the move, I hope you're relaxing and planning out your stitching room :)

Lynn said...

I love the pattern that Rachel chose for your PIF. I hope everyone there is not too worn out from the move. Have fun filling up your 'new' room!

Itching To Stitch said...

Pretty gift that Rachel sent to you. Wow, a room to yourself for your stitching stuff, sounds grand ;)

stitcherw said...

Wow the PIF is lovely, the purples are so pretty. Hope everyone is all rested up now from helping with the move. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new stitching/craft area.
Sue

Barbara said...

A lovely PIF. So beautiful! Hmmm...giving me ideas! :)

Mary Ann said...

Such a pretty gift you received from Rachel! And, enjoy your new sewing room!!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous gift! The fabric and beautiful purple ribbon enhance the design beautifully. Lucky you!

Beatrice said...

What a beautiful gift!! have fun in your sewing room.

tkdchick said...

Beautiful PIF! Congrats on finally getting a sewing room!!!

Michele said...

beautiful PIF! the purple just jumps out at you! looks like fun helping with the move lol .. congrats on your new sewing room .. I did that when my oldest DS moved out .. I love my stitching room .. can't wait to see what green you decide on :)

mercy said...

Hello, I'm Mercy :)
I stumbled across your blog at work and had to tell you that the PIF gift you received is absolutely gorgeous! Is there any way you can tell me who it is designed by?

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hullo Wendy, sorry to be so late posting a comment here ~ we've been away and I suppose you are now going on vacation, too! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your Pif. :) I had great fun making it for you. Perhaps it can find a nice spot in your brand new sewing room! I've always thought that green and purple were a nice combination. Good luck picking out your favorite shade of paint and furnishing your new work room, and have a nice time on your vacay.
your friend,
Rachel