Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gift Exchange and January TUSAL

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:

Peacock fob front
Peacock fob back
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. 

IMG_0147If 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! 

Happy Stitching!


  1. I love what you stitched up! So pretty! Love what you received as well! I'll be doing my TUSAL tomorrow. It's always fun when the jar is so empty, isn't it?

  2. New follower here! Just came across your blog and I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. The scissors fob looks fabulous...lucky Katrina. I love the pincushion you received too.

  4. Love my fob and the pin cushion is adorable too!!!!

  5. Oh, pretty, pretty! Sweet gifts for everyone.