God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Stitching Gift for Michelle

My friend Michelle celebrated her birthday this past week & received the little stitched item I made for her so I can now share a photo of it with you   : )

This little cupboard tuck is made from a freebie pattern offered by Plum Street Samplers.  You will find it & others if you click on the link.  Last month when I posted about stitching & finishing a few items I indicated that for one of them I used some "mystery stuffing."  This is the one I was referring to.  I stuffed it with dried lavender!  I love lavender & decided to give it a try & I really like the effect it produces!  The tuck smelled heavenly for a while but unfortunately the fragrance faded all too quickly even though the lavender I purchased was described as being "potent" & "long lasting."  

I have not stitched for a week now because of taking our trip & then recovering from it upon our return.  I have felt very lost not being able to stitch & am hoping to get back to it sometime today   : )    


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a sweet gift, Shirlee! Thanks for the enabling. I just went over to Plum Street Samplers and printed off
about 10 patterns. LOL! Like I'll be stitching them soon or something??? :)


Vickie said...

Smiles :), hugs♥ and prayers sent for you dear Shirlee. It must not be in God's plan, Iron Mountain. Pray about it. Take care. ♥

Sally said...

What a beautiful gift for Michelle. I bet she loved it :)

marly said...

Very nice Shirlee. Thanks for the link to the chart. Lavendar is heavenly! I use Linen Spray to refresh, or a few drops of essential oil on the backing. Regardless, the gift is perfect!

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a sweet and lovely gift for Michelle! You know I love the pattern... ;o) Mmmmm....lavender....I bet it smelled heavenly while it lasted. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Michelle said...

I loved it Shirlee and honestly it still smells wonderful. Im wondering if the central heating is bringing out the smell of the lavender. I love it my friend x

Chris said...

What a sweet gift! It must smell heavenly. I love the floss colors on that fabric.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a beautiful gift you made for your friend!
Hope you get your groove back!
Prim Blessings

dulcinella said...

You made a lovely gift! I'm sure that your friend Michele was very happy with it. Maybe you were used to the fragrance and hence had the idea it went off?

butterfly said...

lovely gift for Michelle, your so thoughtful Shirlee, take care.