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