Monday, May 9, 2011

Did you guess?

Taking joy in life
is a woman's best cosmetic.
Rosalind Russell

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. Ours was a two day event. Having both my parents and my in-laws near by means sometimes we have to double up or skip one side. On Saturday we headed off to Pasadena to share a lunch with my husband's family and celebrate with his mom. On Sunday after church we had lunch with my parents. It was a cool cloudy day here and my real celebration came on Sunday afternoon just sipping tea and stitching. Now that's a wonderful Mother's Day.
    A few posts back I posted this picture. I had my niece for the week and this was all I managed to stitch. I asked if you could guess what it was.

    Well I finally found the time to put it together. This is where I am lacking experience. This is only the 3rd item I have mounted and glued together. I did get to use my new oval cutter to make the pattern with.



     If you guessed a ladybug you were right. It is a ladybug needle/scissor holder. Of course I had to change it from the original pattern. It called for a red head with black eyes. I gave it a black head and when I sewed on the button eyes I put a black seed bead with it. The back was supposed to be solid red, too boring for me.


     After I purchased the pattern I found this wonderful set to match, I knew I just needed it to complete my Ladybug. It came with scissors, tweezers and a ladybug thread cutter.


    I was so excited when I finally got it together I showed it to my husband. His warm and caring response was "Don't you already have something for your needles and scissors".  He being the collector of stuff I could have come back with a good response but only said "Yes, but not one that is a ladybug". I will keep him anyway. Too hard to break in another one at my age.

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa

13 comments:

pam said...

It really truned out fantastic! I love your little ladybug statue too. I see you have a green thumb.

Midge said...

What a gorgeous Ladybird. I'd keep him too, Better the devil you know........

Sarah Beth said...

Love, love, love it!!! Both patterns are adorable.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish.

Ruth said...

That is just the cutest thing ever, well done on a super finish. I love ladybugs too lol.

gracie said...

Love it!

staci said...

That quote is right on...now I just need to remember it!!!

LOVE your Ladybug scissor and needle case, absolutely adorable!!!

Nancy said...

That is one cute finish! So glad you found the scissors to match!

Elaine said...

Congrats on such a darling finish!

Anne said...

What an adorable ladybug case! That backing fabric is a perfect match!!

Kate said...

Lovely finish

Natalia said...

The ladybug case is so very cute !! I think you did a perfect job finishing it.

Kathy Ellen said...

You have done an amazing job creating that adorable ladybug case! Your finishing is just wonderful, and I love the little ladybug accessories you found to compliment this great piece!