Tuesday, 16 February 2010

PIFs Stitched, posted and received... all 7!

All my PIFs have arrived so now I can reveal what I did. Big decisions first as to what I should stitch as there were seven to do, so quite a bit of stitching. Previously I have made needle cases for PIF pressies and for a blogoversary pressie I stitched a complete set of a needle case, scissor pocket and scissor fob which were all Blue Ribbon designs..so I had to think of something just as nice but perhaps a little simpler.



The design I chose came out of Gift of Stitching, the online cross stitch magazine. I knew I’d use it one day!! Actually I have used one other little cross stitch design out of the 18 magazines I now have, all in their own folder in my documents! I used some hand dyed 28C even weave fabbie out of my stash for five and two were a nice pink 28C even weave and DMC threads.



Although I am trying to rotate stitching, when its only smalls I like to complete an item totally. So I did all the cross stitching first on each little scissor pocket, then stitched them up and then lined each one in felt. I loved making the beaded scissor fobs, thanks to the tutorial

Focus on Finishing (Beaded scissor fob)
I found a firm on line that didn’t charge for postage for the scissors, (I expect it was included in the cost of the pairs of scissors but I thought I was getting a bargain! ) and they are rather nice and very sharp.




I stitched the initial of each recipient on the back of each pocket and the simple Quaker Tree design on the front. For Anne known as Strawberry Jam Anne I included a little strawberry as well as her initial! I got such a buzz each time each pocket was finished.

I do hope all my PIFs pressies were liked and that now the recipients will carry on the tradition of passing a gift forward to three other people.



It is such a lovely thought and one that is fostered in the blogging world, which is so nice to know we have such wonderful caring and thinking sisters and some brothers too I do believe. LOL

13 comments:

Parsley said...

CUTE!

Stitching Kath said...

they are lovely. well done.

Kathy A. said...

Those are some lovely scissor pockets and fobs. What great PIF's.

Barb said...

I am sure the people that received these were thrilled Chris. What a marathon 7. the scissors and fobs really finish them off well done.

Julie said...

They all look so beautiful, what a marathon task to stitch 7, no wonder you have had no time for anything else recently.

Carolyn NC said...

If they're not all thrilled with their PIF, there is something wrong! What a fantastic and thoughtful job you did - love them all!

Katri said...

They are beautiful, both the pockets and the fobs!

mollycaff said...

They are absolutely beautiful, I'm sure the lucky recipients will LOVE them!

Michelle said...

Wow stunning.
Love Michelle x

Peggy said...

Wow very very nice-- LOVELY pressies Chris! :-)

Linda said...

How beautiful...the girls are going to treasure these...hugs, Linda

Karan said...

Oh these are just gorgeous. I should think the recipients will be delighted with them. :0)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I certainly was thrilled to receive mine and have to say how pretty they all look displayed together. A mammoth task Chris, well done. A