Sunday, 11 July 2010

More strawberries and some gifts.....

Another strawberry, this one is full of emery sand to keep my needles sharp. It is also a scissor fob....
I am loving this pattern from Blackbird Designs....... don't look too close, I am not the world's best cross stitcher. At least I try! The shades of pink are so pretty, that could be why I am making pink strawberries lately!! I think it needs to be tea dyed a bit more....looks almost white in the photo.

My new, old bread tin from my SIL.... isn't it lovely? She spots the best deals and know where to find good things!!! Thanks Donna! It even holds to loaves of bread..... I love it!
Look what came in the post! My pin doll swaps from Cindy over at Thimbleprims Studio!!!
Thank you Cindy, they are so sweet!


Margaret said...

Fantastic! Your strawberry and xs both look perfect to me! Love that bread tin so much! And the adorable pin dolls!

Diva Kreszl said...

love the strawberry and cross stitch...the bread tin is just over the top!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Mags!
How sweet for your sister-in-law to give you that cool bread box (and her name is DONNA, too!) I love your strawberry, and the pin doll is great, too! Hope you have a great week.

Name: female, not even with a capital F. I shit you not! said...

All are pleasant to the eyes.
Talented ladies. (((hugs)))

Barbara said...

Woo Hoo! That bread box is just fantastic. What a nice SIL you have! I love all the other goodies too. Aren't you the lucky one? So many nicies.

Hugs XX

Diane said...

I love the reds, pinks and soft whites, very pretty Margaret. That bread box is wonderful, great colors, too.

Diane said...

I love the reds, pinks and soft whites, very pretty Margaret. That bread box is wonderful, great colors, too.

Diane said...

I love the reds, pinks and soft whites, very pretty Margaret. That bread box is wonderful, great colors, too.

Diane said...

I love the colors, Margaret, the reds and pinks are so pretty along with the soft cream. I like that breadbox, too, the colors on that are pretty as well. Blessings, Diane

Diane said...

I love the colors, Margaret, the reds and pinks are so pretty along with the soft cream. I like that breadbox, too, the colors on that are pretty as well. Blessings, Diane

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great work on the strawberry and the stitching!! :) Your little dolls are really cute too.

Have a great week!

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Diane said...

Beautiful little French needlework, I love the sweet colors. Your bread box is pretty colors, too. And how lovely to get something special in the mail!!! (I'm e mailing you) Diane

sissie said...

I love that big fat strawberry. Now, I know why they put that stuff inside the pin cushion. I found a vintage one and it was harder than a brick. Now I know it's to keep the pins sharp!

I love your bread keeper too.

Those little dolls are so sweet.

Lots of pretties.


Shirley said...

I tried to leave you a message earlier, but all I got was an error message. It makes me irriated when I get my post done and then it won't let me do it. Oh well, I love your strawberries that your are making. Your cross stitching looks just fine. It is all the love that is put into it that is the most important and that my friend You do. I liked the dolls and your bread box. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri friend.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love your strawberrys..I have them in my kitchen..and I have been making them too..some in cotton fabric and some in mohair..I love them.:)

Denise said...

Hello Margaret.. It has been such a long time since I stopped by. Life has been so painful for the past few weeks for me and before losing my Dad he was very ill.. I love your strawberry and I would love to find one like it... I have in the past bought cross stitch patterns but they are still in the drawer.. It is just not my thing..... Yours is lovely......

Have a wonderful week and I will try to get over here more often...

Marydon said...

Sweetie, your needlework is wonderful! I love the colors.
Have a beautiful Monday.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Erna said...

Hello Mags, Your Tour Eiffel is great , as is your bread box.Looking forward to see Paris together.....

pat said...

is very good....beautiful !
ciao Pat

Bertie said...

Well Margaret I had a good look at your stitching and you must be more confident girl, it looks gorgeous, also love the pink Eiffel.

The strawberry is great, and love the ribbon you used!! What a great find is your breadtin!!
Hugs BB

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful gifts you received, Margaret. I'm still loving that strawberry! You've reminded me I need to pull out a Winnie the Pooh cross-stitch sampler that I will need to fill in the name and date of birth for my soon-to-be granddaughter. It's only a couple of more weeks, so I better have everything at hand for that! I love your French design. I wish I could get back into the cross-stitch. {I even still have a kit or two floating around unopened}!

~CC Catherine said...

Dear Margaret, I love your French influence today in the post. How precious that strawberry is, and the cross stitch is one I adore! I just may have to order that one myself. It's been years since I've cross stitched, but this just might get me inspired! :) I always love coming to visit you Margaret~ You be blessed today, as it's a GREAT day~ :) ~CC Catherine, your friend who loves ANYTHING Francois! The little hand made items that your friend sent you (dolls) are precious!

Micki said...

What a cute strawberry. That swap you are involved in looks like such fun!

Michelle May said...

Hi Sweets!
Love your new strawberry and your cross stitch looks lovely too! You know I love that white bread tin! ;)
Have a fun week girlfriend.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Okay Margaret.
I want your silverware ;)
I want your strawberries ;)
I want to learn how to cross stitch like you ;)
I want your sister in law Donna ;)
I want you to move here to Louisiana by me! ;)

Seriously have the coolest stuff and I'm going to go to h*ll for being so greedy and envious of you!!! hahahaha
Please pray for me if you love me, I need all the prayers I can get when I come here!!!!!
tee hee!!!!
Love you so much girlie...

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

I love your strawberries Margaret, will you be making some to sell in the future...I hope? :) I think your cross stitching is perfect and what a beautiful pattern!
You certainly have a very sweet sister in law...that is such a fabulous bread tin, I absolutely love it!!
Hope you're having a beautiful day~
Hugs, Carol Anne

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

I love your sweet cross stitch and the cute pin dolls.
Also the bread tin is fabulous.

Happy Bastille Day

Sea Angels said...

I love them ..what a post completely full of lovely goodies and I love the bread bin.
Hugs Lynn xxx

Evi said...

Margaret, where do you find the time to make these wonderful things! I know you also work outside the home. I love the new strawberry, it even has a little glitz! The embroidery is charming.
Boy, wie think alike. Yesterday I bought a little bag with items to jazz up a card at Michaels [a craftstore in the USA]. And it had the Eiffeltower with silver glitter on it!!!
You got yourself a nice breadkeeper there. Lucky you!
Also love the dolly pins.
Hugs, Evi

Lori Ann C. said...

Just beautiful Margaret !

Lori Ann

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear Margaret,

Thank you very nice for you kind words about my rabbits!

Wauw...I look at you blog so may times and I am in love with al you beautiful and sugersweet..

And now dear Margaret I am follow your's a little party to visit you blog.

Sweet greetings,
Marijke from Holland