Lynda very obviously read and paid attention to my"likes." The package was filled with gorgeous red things, and she stitched me a Blackbird Designs pin pillow in my favorite color. I absolutely love the combination of red with the grey fabric, and the silvery grey ribbon trim.
|Gorgeous pillow, so elegant with the colors an finishing touches|
|Look at all that red stash!|
|Just what the wooden pedestal bowl needed, |
some red to break up all the pink.
Living in southern California can make it a bit hard to get into the "winter" spirit. To make things even more difficult, I was mailing out to another Californian - Teresa. Instead of going with an obvious winter theme, I chose to stitch with icy colors - overdyed Caron Waterlilies silk in Polar Ice and frosted beads that reminded me of icicles. The design was one of Jeannette Douglas's Quaker Pincushions, which I finished as a box topper.
|Box with matching fob|
Navy blue paint and a coat of liming wax. No, this isn't that disgusting 80's pickled oak look. Hard to tell in the picture due to glare, but it turned out gorgeous and was hard to part with.
You can just barely see the magnetic needle minder I made to match the scissor fob and box.