Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Lisha!!

My very good friend, Lisha, celebrated her birthday on December 3rd. We got together the day before for some crafting and I was so excited to give Lisha her present. She loves puppies (she has three very cute, big "puppies"), so I was excited to find the LHN Dog Sampler at Shakespeare's Peddler earlier this year. I stitched it up and finished it as a project box.

I used the tutorial on Vonna's page to complete the box. Isn't it just great? I love the idea of the pinkeep in the top of the box. After completing the box, I had to add some goodies, so I picked up some Mary Arden needles (which Lisha loves) and fabric at Shakespeare's Peddler (Thanks, Theresa for the help). I also found a cute pair of blue scissors that matched the box perfectly. I was so happy to see that Lisha enjoyed the present.

Of course, I need to get to work on other projects now. I have been in sort of a slump. I stitched like a crazy woman over the Thanksgiving holidays, but I haven't had the time to do much since then. I finished the semester yesterday, so I should have more time, especially since the textbook work is pretty much caught up for the holidays. I have one meeting next week about a potential research project collaboration, but otherwise I have the next three weeks for rest and relaxation. I hope to stitch a lot in these next few weeks.

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments on my last post. I appreciate everyone taking the time to visit my blog. Merry Christmas!!


Monsoon said...

Hi Jen,
thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to know how you have time to stitch so much!
I'll be back

Vonna said...

I LOVE it! You did a perfect job finishing it :)
I can tell by your friends big smile that she loved it too :)
Hope you get LOTS of stitching done over the holidays! :)

Dawn said...

It looks fantastic! Great job:)

Marie-P said...

Jen, you did an amazing job on that wonderful gift! Vonna really does have such great tutorials!!!

Have a great holiday!

Hitomi said...

Hi Jen,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!
Your stitching and finishing are wonderful! You did a perfect job!!
I'll definitely visit again!

Hazel said...

What a cute design and a great finish. Well done. xx

Sandy said...

That is so pretty, you did a great job on it. I hope you find some extra stitching time. :D