I got together with some friends yesterday to stitch and if you remember from my post on Friday we did a gift exchange among friends. We drew names and each picked a gift to open. My friend Katrina received mine and here is what was in the box that you saw Friday night:
I really had fun making this fob! It was stitched on some of the left over fabric from my Frances Eden sampler. I stitched everything over one except the crown which is stitched over two. I finished this by hand and was happy with the way it turned out. So happy that I am tempted to make another one! The scissors were part of the gift, and are the Elizabeth I scissors by Kelmscott Designs.
I also received a gift of an adorable pincushion stitched and finished by my friend Theresa (no blog)
Isn't it cute? She finished it with tiny chocolate ric rac and antique buttons. I am already treasuring this beauty! It's also about time for my January TUSAL post, so here is my new pincushion with my January TUSAL jar. I haven't squished the threads down but with all the stitching that it looks like I've gotten done in January (so far) alone it looks like I will be doing that in future months.
If you'd like to join in the TUSAL fun, visit this post on It's Daffycat's blog for all the details. If you're a blogger you can join in the fun at any time!