Wednesday, February 8, 2012


"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared."
Buddha quote

Crafters can be the most generous of people. They are not afraid to light another candle  by passing on their wisdom and supplies. I have been very fortunate in receiving from others.

First there is the La-D-Da traveling pattern "ABCD". First Peggy Lee had it and loaned it to Jennifer. Jennifer then posted she would share the pattern with Peggy's permission. I signed up and waited for my turn. Edgar sent it to me  and I last posted my progress. I am happy to say I have completed the pattern and now you can follow it on Kathy's blog. It will be off in the mail tomorrow to her.

28 count Silver Spun Linen
Crescent Colors Jolly Holly and Secondhand Rose

Since I am among friends I will tell you what happened. I last told you I had a visit from the frog and had to go back to "D" to fix it. So I continued on a bit after that and it still was not right. It seems I really needed to go  back to "B". I was so frustrated I just started over.

OK can't get it to post correct but yes you are seeing two. I am warning my over seas friends I have put the frog on a over seas flight with a one way ticket . Isn't it strange how some of the simplest patterns give you the most trouble.

I finished my piece as a pillow. I used some of the chenille trim Pam gave me for Christmas to finish it off. It is now sitting on my craft room bed with my pink Valentine bedspread.

I commented on Nataly's Needle Creation blog about a cute piece she did. It was Val's Stuff, Little Bitty Kitty Quilt Club. It was 12 small quilts with a kitty in each one. I said they would be cute little fobs on their own. When Nataly was done with the pattern she sent it on to me.

Not only did she send me the pattern but a pair of cute scissors, some fabric pieces to use for fobs and the most beautiful counting pins she made herself.

I have already stitched up one of the quilts on one of her pieces of linen. I will now sew it into a fob.

OK once again don't know why some of the pictures are coming out sideways. You can't tell but it is stitched on a very light green. I changed the greens in the pattern to match.

Thank you so much Nataly for the fun unexpected package.

"There is no delight in owning anything that is unshared."
Seneca Quote

Always keep love in your stitches,


natalyK said...


LOVE the pillow you made with your ABCD design. I love the colors of the pink and green together. Beautiful. You stitched up your fob so quickly and I love what you did with the colors. Happy Stitching!

Autumn said...

Love pink and green. My favs!

Theresa said...

Beautiful pillow finish!!!! I love the soft colors!!!!
Great package you received~~~~ Those pins are so pretty!!!!

Nancy said...

Love your finish on the traveling pattern, those are such pretty springlike colors!

carol fun said...

Very pretty stitching! Love the pinks and soft greens. Isn't it frustrating some day how something as simple as counting can be so difficult -- be we keep on stitching!

Jane said...

ABCD was well worth persevering with ~ it's turned our very pretty and you pillow finish is gorgeous.
As for that frog ~ there must be 2 of them as one seems to have moved in with me ~ I shall pack its suitcase and do what you have done!!!
The counting pins are sooooo pretty ~ handmade gifts are just the best xxx

Sarah said...

Stunning pillow finish, the colours are just perfect!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your cat fobs, that one looks so sweet

Catherine said...

Oh I love your choice of colors with the ABCD! I think I could stitch that more than once ~ each time with a different color scheme to match the seasons. I stitched mine in fall ~ wonder if that's why I picked the colors I did?

So sweet of Nataly! Your first piece is so cute!

Peggy Lee said...

Teresa, your ABCD is so very lovely! I really like the way you finished it too. If you remember I had such an awful time with that chart and had to stop and start it over again too. I thought I shook those frogs out before I sent it to Jennifer but one must have held on tight.

A very sweet gesture from Nataly.
Stitchy friends are the best!

gracie said...

Love your pillow ABCD. It is so true that we share...I think we are very nice people!

Deborah said...

Your pillow turned out beautifully. love the colors. Wonderful gifts from Nataly.

Lesleyanne said...

I love your pillow finish - gorgeous colours. Great package you received and the pins are beautiful.

sana said...

Like spring has come.

Wagapapa said...

I love how you finished the pillow, is so cute!
I also love the charts Nataly sent you.

Have a good day. xoxo

Mouse said...

ooooo well even though the frog paid a visit, it all ends well .... beautiful finish and you've got another one on the go too hahahaha ... love your wee pins and those charts are soo cute too from Nataly...
hope you haven't sent the frog to UK as got loads to do
love mouse xxxxx

butterfly said...

OK I think the Frog came here yesterday thank you Teresa, I went to put him in the pond but its frozen So he can sit and rest on the ice untill he finds a new home , ha ha.
What lovely goodies , and great stitching and your finish is just wonderful.

pam said...

Everything is just lovely. I am sure you will have that fob assembled in no time and on to the next!

Pumpkin said...

Teresa, your finish is just beautiful! I can understand now why you just started over. Very frustrating for sure!

What a lovely thing for Nataly to do :o) Looks like you're enjoying it already!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a sweetly finished pillow! Gorgeous work :)

Vickie Niggemann said...

Love your colors on the pillow, perfect! How blessed you are to receive such gifts. :)

cucki said...

aww it is looking so lovely..
big hugs xxx

Bekca said...

I really love the quote at the start of this post, it's so true.
Gorgeous pillow finish and what a lovely parcel you've received from Nataly. Enjoy!
Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Blu said...

Love the pink and green! It's a great colour combo.
Your pillow looks fantastic.

What a lovely package from Nataly.

Tatkis said...

Your pillow is adorable!
And you are right, internet friends are generous and loving!


Anne said...

Teresa, your ABCD finish is so pretty and makes me think of spring!! What a lovely gift from Nataly!! Those pins are so lovely!!That little kitty fob will be darling!!

Maggee said...

What a lovely combination of colors for the Traveling pattern! All of our finishes are so distinctly 'ours'! Your little kitty fob is gonna be so cute. You were spoiled by Nataly! So many lovely things! Hugs!

Syd said...

I love the pincushion in your header. Do you have finishing directions for it somewhere?

Edgar said...

What a beautiful finish!!! Congrats!!

Myra said...

I love that pink and green combo. Great finish!