Thursday, 27 August 2009

~ Remember this?? ~

In an earlier post I showed you this tiny oil can that Sandra had sent me and mentioned that we had a purpose in mind for it.

Well here is how it ended up. This is the fifth project in our SAL this year

With thy Needle and Thread ~ ABC Pinkeep.

Sandra and I both found this tiny project to be rather fiddly. Mine is stitched on 27ct linen which being quite a large weave is prone to fraying so when it came to turning him inside out that became a bit of a problem. However, he survived and is happily sitting on his perch now with his strawberry in his mouth after a 'cook' on the microwave after I sprayed some Parisienne essence on him to age him a bit. I also added a rusty pin.

Here is Sandra's version.......

I recently was able to spend a day with my friend Mary (Melbourne) who I have often spoken about and shown some of the beautiful gifts and cards she has made for me. We enjoyed a day visiting my LNS and had a lovely lunch although silly me forgot to take a photo. Thanks for taking time out to spend the day with me Mary :) Now I am counting down the days until I get to meet my other Internet stitching friend Sandra (UK). How wonderful it will be to finally meet the person face to face with whom I have become such good friends. We will have so much to talk about.

will remember the camera this time.

I recently came across this sweet video on YouTube so if you have a chance take a look. You may need to pause my Playlist so you can hear it. Thankfully, my canine buddy continues to be well with no more 'brain tinkles' which is so good.

"Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health."
~ Author Unknown


  1. Glad our birds are done and out of the way - yet another learning experience. Looking forward to our new start today. The video was really sweet.

  2. How wonderful for you and Sandra to meet - I hope you have a wonderful time. Are you going there or is she coming here?? Enquiring minds want to
    I also LOVE your latest birds, I have that pattern but haven't made it yet.

  3. The birds are just delightful. What a clever idea to afix them to the old oil cans - love them!

  4. I congratulate both of you for your wonderful finishes. I attempted this earlier this year and the head of mine frayed! A disappointment to be sure, but I learned what not to do and will try it again.

    Both are perfect finishes!!

  5. Your bird is so cute! Love it.

    Glad your puppy is doing well too :-). Thanks for cute video.

  6. Both birds are lovely, congratulations to you both

  7. Congratulations to both of you! I can't wait to see what the two of you cook up next. ;)

  8. Both great projects you've done. How wonderful that you'll get the chance to meet Sandra in person. I'm sure you'll thoroughly enjoy it.