Friday, May 11, 2012

It Seemed Like Such A Good Idea...

It really did. :) But it was really like trying a new recipe the night you are expecting company.

The design is Sweet May Flowers by Threadwork Primitives.

I really had quite a few hateful feelings towards this little project. It's one of my gifts to my mother for Mother's Day. I'm pretty sure she will be kind, as she is used to my shortcomings. Starting way, way back. :)

I've made a little progress -

I'm well on my way to killing this poor thing.

Any advice cheerfully accepted. :)

Finally Goldilocks (Lola) visiting the bears. Actually, I think she may have been looking for Vinny.

Thank you to all who take time to visit. I appreciate it so much. Life has been extremely hectic lately, so many apologies if I have overlooked any emails. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. Your needlework is beautiful! Aren't we always the most critical of ourselves? Your Mom will love it!

    How is Vinny doing?

    1. Thank you for the sweet words on my stitching, Barb!
      Vinny is still being Vinny. He is so sweet though that it is hard to be too upset with him. He just requires a lot of watching. :)

  2. Another Barb here Penny, thanks for your comment on my blog. Love your May Flowers box , I am sure your Mum will be thrilled . So pretty and lovely colours used. I am now off to read your older posts and become a follower.
    Love the puddy tat and the bears.

  3. Lovely finish :) well done!!

  4. Hi

    Your finish is lovely, we are hardest on ourselves.

    I love your cat in with the bears!
    happy weekend.

  5. Why be so hard on yourself? It simply beautiful!!

  6. Your box turned out great! Your mom will love it. Great progress on your WIP, too!

  7. I think your box finish looks wonderful, Penny, What don't you like about it? I'm sure your mom will be thrilled to receive it :)

    Your African Violet looks a lot better than mine do--I'm getting ready to throw them out and get new ones!!

    Hope your life slows down a bit and you can enjoy your weekend...

  8. Your Mother's Day finish looks great to me! I'm working on Never Let You Go too! It's so pretty, right?

  9. Hi Penny, Here's Barb number three! I love your box and think you should be very proud of it! Your Mom is going to love it!

  10. A beautiful gift for your mom, it looks superb, I'm sure he will love it.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

  11. Sweet May Flowers is just darling Penny. I'm sure your Mother will love it!

    Have a Happy Mother's Day:)

  12. What a lovely gift for your mother! And nice start on the sampler.

  13. I think it looks great - and at least yours got finished! Your WIP looks great, too!

  14. I think it looks beautiful! Your mother will love it. Your WIP is coming along quite nicely as well.

  15. And it IS a good idea! I am sure she will love it!!! It is beautiful!

  16. And it IS a good idea! It's beautiful! I am sure she will love it!

  17. Hey Penny!
    I am sure that your Mom will love it. It is a wonderful finish.
    I love the progress on your sampler. I can't help you with the African violet :( I have one that looks worse than yours.
    I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday and that things slow down a little for you.

  18. Your finish is so cute with Sweet May Flowers! I know your Mom will love it.
    Relax and take some time for just YOU.
    You deserve it!

  19. Your box is lovely, congratulations

  20. It's a lovely design and you've stitched and finished it beautifully.
    Love the little bluebird charm.
    I am sure your mother was thrilled with her gift.
    I'm hopeless with plants so no help here :)

  21. I love your mom's Mother's Day gift! I think it looks great. Your African Violet looks good! I wish I could offer you some help, but let's just say that I bought a book called "Houseplants for Dummies"--and then misplaced it. I do have some hardy houseplants that have survived my ministrations--how, I'm not sure--but they are hanging in there. Maybe google African Violets and see what they say? There are also you tube videos. I followed one about how to care for an orchid--and then killed it. Ahem. ...

  22. lovely box for your mother it's so beautiful.
    All your stitching looks wonderful.

  23. Complimenti per i lavori che proponi nel tuo blog, davvero tutti belli.

  24. the box is so fine and pretty !!
    ciao Pat

  25. Penny, this little box looks gorgeous, it's so beautifully stitched and finished. Congratulations!


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