September 21, 2009

A Finished Pincushion And A Gift In The Mail...

You may remember the sweet little porcelain basket with two birds and a rose that I purchased while vacationing in Wisconsin. I knew when I saw it that I would repurposed it to be pincushion for my studio.

Yesterday, I played in the studio between loads of laundry and this is what I came up with...a soft pink felted wool, which I then embellished with tiny pearls and buttons. So, what do you think? Did it turn out the way you thought it might? Do you like it? I'm always open to friendly critiques, you know. When we travel, we always have the post office hold our mail. No sense piling it up in the box or having a neighbor or friend collect it for us. Anyway, I went and got a basket-full this morning and there was a silver box nestled in with all the bills and catalogs.

I saw that the box was from my Michigan friend, Marion. Oh, I just knew this was going to be good! I couldn't wait to get home to open the package! I left the basket with bills for Handsome to sort and I sat down to open the box. I wasn't disappointed, either. Marion made a lovely little card and in it was a note to explain what she'd sent.

Marion had sent me an assortment of beautiful glass eggs that were made just for me! She makes the most beautiful lampwork beads, too. She had made some into stitch markers for me earlier this year. I just adore them!
Now, I have these beautiful egg-shaped beads. They are eggs in blues, tans and a lovely caramel color. Aren't they fabulous?!! I don't know yet what I'll be doing with them, but I want it to be really special...to honor my friend and her generous gift to me. Thank you so much, Marion. I'm really looking forward to your visit and getting to spend time together.

Huge hugs from Florida to you!
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8 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

DeeDee said...

Lovely pincushion....and cute little eggs...

Jane said...

That cute little bird container looks like it was made to be a pincushion...it looks lovely.

Sandi said...

Donna,
The pincushion turned out so cute !! I didn't get to see the eggs because my dial up is so slow today and I gave up., but I am sure they are lovely too!!
Blessings~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love the little eggs. I would strong them on a chain and wear them around my neck.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Donna! Your pincushion is absolutely beautiful!! I have a soft spot in my heart for pincushions....and those egg beads are WONDERFUL!! What a sweet gift ~ I can't wait to see what you create with them, have a wonderful day! xxoo, Dawn

Snap said...

Isn't mail call wonderful?!!!!!

Love the pincushion.

Claudia said...

I love the pincushion- just lovely. And surprises in the mail are always wonderful!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That pincushion is so very sweet! Twyla

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