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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Valentine" pincushion!

I've seen this one finished by Irene last weekend and love it, so in between the bigger projects i work on this one too. And just finish it off into a simple pincushion.
Isn't it visiting blogs are very tempting for wanting or starting new ones. Oh, before i forget it is a freebie from Primitive Bettys.
Anyway, here's my progress so far with the Prairie Schooler Design. I am enjoying stitching this one that it is a bit difficult to set it aside for others....but i have too!

...see, i have to work in on this design! This is a SAL with Tinna(no blog). And i was the one who set up the parts, divided into four, so we will be finished by the end of April. I started on the right side corner with the leaves and oh my...i didn't realise this block will take quite some hours to get through. I'm afraid i won't finish my first part by the end of January. We'll see, i'll show a progress picture by then.

Before i end, would like to share a couple of pictures of some birthday goodies i received lately.
This one all the way from Singapore! Such a wonderful surprise, thanks so much, Jackie!
And another lovely surprise from Karen(no blog) in the U.K. Look at these beautiful threads, many many thanks Karen!

Thanks so much to all of you for the kind comments and i sure appreciate your visits. I hope everyone's having a great start to the week!

35 comments:

Hazel said...

Happy belated birthday wishes Mylene! Some lovely wips here. Great gifts too. xx

Shari said...

the pincushion is gorgeous!!! I love it! And your PS too!!!! Makes me want to get that one out! Looking at other people's blogs is so dangerous to me!
Your birthday gifts are great!!!!! How fun!!!
Shari

Kay said...

Amazing progress on Birdsong! It is looking great! Love the pincushion too!

Irene said...

Nice Valentine pincushion ! Birdsong looks good.

Jackie said...

Birdsong is coming along nicely! I love it when I hear that a project is hard to put down. Good times!

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a special day!

Ellen said...

Lovely pincushion! I had stitched this freebie but have yet to do the finishing. Your PS is progressing very nicely, I love it.

Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Your pincushion is beautiful!!!! Looking forward to seeing you stitch up the SAL piece. You are doing great with Birdsong.
You got some great birthday stash.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great pincushion, Mylene and your PS piece is wonderful - I love this one in particular! Good luck with your SAL - I'm sure you'll get through it! Great b-day presents so Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Karen said...

Love your pin cushion...love the heart on the back. Great new goodies too!

Jackie said...

You are welcome. Glad that the package arrived safe. Enjoys :)

Love the pin cushion - how romantic for a sweet Valentine :0)

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful stitching and I just love your SAL = it that out of a magazine and if so which one. Belated happy birthday and lovely goodies you received in the mail.

Debra said...

Beautiful stitching and your wip is looking good. Good luck with your SAL.

Edit said...

Your little Valentine cushion is so cute :) and the PS picture... I simply love that design. Just like your new start :)

This is the same with me, too. I always fell in love with new patterns so at the end I work on many things at the same time :)

Your presents are gret, too!!

Siobhan said...

What lovely gifts and stitching, Mylene! The pin cushion is so pretty.

Carol said...

I have that Valentine pin cushion on my "to-do" list, too, Mylene--yours is darling :) And you know, I love anything Prairie Schooler--can't wait to see yours all finished up!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely pincushion! You're right - there's so much temptation out there!

Julie said...

Pretty little pincushion, nice gifts too

MaryT said...

Happy Birthday Mylene! Birdsong is really coming along. I had a lot of fun working on it when I did it too.

Lainey said...

Pretty pincushion Mylene and your Birdsong is looking great.

Michelle said...

Your pincushion is so cute - I love that finish! The Prairie Schooler Design is looking great!

Nancy in IL said...

Mylene, I hope your birthday was a nice one. Loved looking at the gifts!

Your Birdson II is coming along nicely. Sorry you have to put it away for the newer project, but it looks addictive also. I love looking at your stitching!

Christine said...

Great progress on birdsong and your pincushion is really sweet. Love the new design you are planning to start too

Maddy*Moo said...

All are lovely pieces!!!!! I do love that valentines cushion!

Suzanne said...

I love the pincushion. You have made great progress on your PS design. Your new SAL looks lovely.

Great gifts you received.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your little Valentine pincushion! Great finish!

Sally said...

I love your Valentine pincushion! May have to stitch that oen myself!

Your PS piece is looking wonderful

Meari said...

Congrats on your V-Day finish. It's adorable. Enjoy your birthday goodies. Your WIP is coming along nicely, too.

Lizy said...

Hi, happy belated birthday I hope you enjoy your day with your family and many more to come. Nice valentine finish.

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene,love that Valentine Cross Stitch and those threads you received look so special. Enjoy stitching something nice with them. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous lil pin cushion looks lovely :), well done on your birdsong progress looking good so far :), some lovely birthday pressies there happy belated birthday :) xxx

Cole said...

Blog hopping is very enabling, isn't it?? I love your sweet pincushion finish too :)

Bertie said...

Gorgeous Valentine Mylene. The PS birdsong looks fantastic. The finishing of your ornaments on your blog are beautiful:-)) and the ornaments as well of course.

Your son's & friend birthday party looks like it must have been a great feast, lovely to see they enjoyed themselves so much, you must be very proud of him.

glenda said...

I wish I could stitch as fast as you do!

I am in love with the bag you got for your birthday. :)

Karan said...

A very Belated happy Birthday - hope you had a lovely day Mylene. Love the PS & your new SAL piece is pretty too. Nice Valentine finish - I'll be stitching that soon for a Monthly Challenge. :0)

Sharon said...

Fabulous pincusion Mylene!