Friday, February 17, 2012

A Valentine Exchange Arrived

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I heard that my Valentine Exchange arrived yesterday at Carol's.  So, I think I will make a quick post about that piece.....

Here is a snaperoo I took before wrapping it up....


I used "Truly Thine" a BBD Loose Feathers chart - I think #6 - the folder is actually two projects.  There is a sampler and there is a heart piece.  I used a mystery piece of pink linen and the called for GAST floss.  The finishing was my own inspiration, the chart had it finished as a pin pillow, well, my sewing is nonexistent - so I decided to transform a pin pillow into a pyn keepe.  I dug around in my "craft stash" and found that I actually had some pink pins and ran to Cliff's Variety Store in the Castro and found some great velvet/lace ribbon et voila a Valentine was born.  I sent along a couple of little extra goodies.  I really enjoy making Valentine pieces - and was so happy to have had dear Carol as my Partner!!
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There you go sports fans - another week gone and only 311 days until Christmas!!!  Gotta get stitching!!  We are off on Monday so I will be back posting on Tuesday - Have a super weekend!

Take care,
edgar

28 comments:

Shirlee said...

It looks wonderful! Carol was a lucky lady indeed : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty!

Laura said...

I feel a bit like George Takei today because the only words that come to mind are "Oh myyy!" :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'll bet Carol was tickled pink!

Nancy said...

Very beautiful Edgar! Have a wonderful weekend!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great Valentine exchange and very creative finishing!

Stitchinowl said...

What a pretty exchange piece! I love the mystery fabric you used.
Carolyn

diamondc said...

Edgar: It looks beautiful I feel you could lift the top and see chocolate inside, it is lovely and such nics finishing.
Blessings
Catherine

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely and unique Pynkeepe. Nice work Edgar. Lucky Carol.

Deb said...

Beautiful exchange piece Edgar. I know that Carol was thrilled to receive it!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a cute way to finish that. It looks so pretty. I'm sure Carol is thrilled! I agree, I love Valentine's pieces too.

Mouse said...

ooohhh well done Edgar on your gift to Carol and its a pity you didn't live closer I could help and teach you some sewing skils :) love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

What a lovely exchange you made for Carol! Wow!

Daffycat said...

This is a very sweet piece! I love the vintage look greeting card too.

Fee said...

Very pretty indeed! Are the pins just for decoration or to actually keep the edging secured in place, I've often wondered when I see things like this on the net??? Is that a daft question?

Susan @ Afford Your Passions said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, Edgar!!!

I'm so sorry that I won't be able to leave any further comments on your blog - I will continue reading your posts, but with the new word verification that blogger has instituted, I am having a hard time reading the words – it’s taken me three attempts to even post this comment! :(

Susan said...

Edgar - I apologize for my last comment. I am frustrated with the word verification, but I didn't mean to sound so snarky!

Julie said...

Fabulous, lucky exchange partner

Crossed Yarns said...

What a lovely heart! Fabulous exchange. I understand others' frustration. Third time lucky maybe?

Carm said...

Love it especially since I spy strawberries!!!!!Or at least what looks like them to me,LOL!

DonnaTN said...

It is really pretty. You did a beautiful job on the pin keep.

marly said...

LOL!!! 311 days till Christmas! I guess the countdown begins!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish for Carol!

Lynn said...

Oh Edgar, this is a gorgeous finish! What a lovely gift for Carol to receive!

Carol said...

It's so awesome, thank you again Edgar!

Sherry :o) said...

very nice Valentine's piece, Edgar...I have very few of my own stitched. Seems the other holidays push their way through! Hope you have (had) a marvelous long weekend.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

I caught a peek at this over on Carol's blog, so pretty. I am sure she just loved it. CJ in OK ;-)

Jenny said...

Wow, Edgar - that is so adorable!!! I love it and I am really excited to try to make something similar. The pink linen is real pretty and the finishing is just perfect!