Fun Finishing Idea

How cute would this be as a fun way to finish off a small design?

A tea cozy with sweet coordinating fabric and trim. I just love this colorful scene.

Found on this new designer's website, Abigail Bury. I love her pillows.

(Have any of you ever tried needlepoint? I never have.)

Mail Art Exchange

Hello friends, I have missed you! Some disappointing news we received about my husband's application to grad school has kept me away from blogging & emailing of late. He was not accepted at any of the four institutions to which he applied. So we have been "re-grouping" and planning for the next year. He is going to re-apply into some different programs and I will continue moving forward with the licensure process to become a professional counselor. In times like these we always fall back on our faith in a God who loves us and directs our lives for good, even when our plans and desires appear to be frustrated. So we are trusting God and moving on!

In stitching news, I am participating in a mail art exchange with my Little House Needleworks Yahoo group, and received my partner Zalita's envelope this week. She stitched the LHN freebie Star Light, Star Bright and included some post cards from Malaysia, a couple skeins of hand-dyed floss, buttons, and some traditional Malaysian fabric. Thank you, Zalita, I loved receiving this, my first mail art! Zalita blogged about her gift to me here. When she has received my envelope, I will share pictures as well.

One last little finish is another Bless the Baby pillow for some dear friends who just had a baby girl. I enjoyed stitching this with Crescent Colors "Baby Blanket" and finishing it with some soft pink fleece on the back. Until next time, many happy stitches to you all.

Two Pinkeeps

My weekend finishing project!
I think these look sweet with my old copy of E.D.'s love poems...

LHN's Watermelon was backed with a white floral fabric and pinned with white sheer ribbon and white pins.

The sweet valentine freebie was backed with the floral fabric shown and pinned with teal pins and the a twisted, pink striped grosgrain ribbon.