Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Some Happy Gifts

My dear friend, Carol Sutcliffe, sent me this precious fobbie for a belated birthday gift, and I just love it. So many of my things are antiques and old English and French, so this fits right in with my little treasures! I just love it. And, I'm so grateful to have such wonderful, caring friends, too! Isn't it pretty?! Here's a photo of the back with a friendship tree and our initials: This background fabric is going to be a needlework arm chair "pocket" for my stitching smalls. I have a piece that collects my throw-away threads and extra needles and tape measures, etc. But, I want to make one to house my pretty scissors and fobs with a place for needles threaded for the current piece I'm working most often. I'll post a pic. when I get it made.

I've missed you all. Have not been well since my trip to Vegas...my back's been out with my disc disease, and I didn't have a great trip for various reasons. I'm happy to be home, and have just started back stitching again.

What a source of comfort and strength you are as stitching friends. I'm so grateful for each of you. Thanks for being there in so many ways...posting comments here, little RAKS in the mail, emails, notes and all the sweet things you do. It really keeps me going!!




Carol said...

You are so welcome Deb! The little daisies on the fob made me think of you - very sunny and cheerful! It was a real pleasure to stitch this for you, and even greater pleasure to have enjoyed your friendship over the recent months!

The Silver Thistle said...

Lucky you :) That's a great fob from Carole. She does such lovely pieces.

I hope you're on the mend, now you're back from your trip to Vegas. Back pain is a terrible thing. I hope you get some relief from it soon.

THe WFTMTC green stichery thing (lol) is 'Waiting for the Mists to Clear' by character creations. I thought it would be a long time in the stitching but now it's started, I don't think it'll take long at all.

This is how it looks when finished.


Vonna said...

Carol's wee fobs are works of art! I love yours! Congrats!! Happy Belated Birthday to you :)
AND I hope your back gets better soon!

Katrina said...

What a nice gift from Carol, she's such a sweetie. Sorry you didn't have a good trip!

Jenn said...

I just love your fob. Carol did a great job on it. I love the flowers. So delicate and pretty. :) I hope you had a Happy Birthday!

tkdchick said...

Another beautiful Carol fob... hope you're feeling better soon!

Barbara said...

Oh, Deb, I am sorry to hear you've not been well since your return from Vegas. That's sad to hear! Do you think you'll be back on your feet, so to speak, soon?

Sending hugs!!!!

tintocktap said...

Deb, your fob from Carol is beautiful - just the sort of thing to cheer you up when you're feeling rough!

Patti said...


I really hope you are feeling better now - and your fob is just absolutely gobsmackingly gorgeous and I want to adopt Carol as mnbf (my new best friend) - not really but it's so lovely. Happy Birthday again my little friend with
Lots and lots of love
Patti xxx

Sally said...

I hope you're feeling much better soon Deb.

The little fob is adorable!

Heidi said...

What a pretty fob Deb! She did a beautiful job and you will enjoy using it now I am sure.

I too have degenerative disc disease and know your pain. Take care of yourself and I hope you have a great 4th of July!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful fob from Carol! I hope you feel better soon

Michelle said...

THat fabric is gorgeous - what a wonderful choice to use it to hold your stitching tools. Hope you get to feeling better soon, but I am glad you are back to stitching already! Big hugs!

Susimac said...

Such a pretty fob from Carol her stitching is so lovely. I love the fabric in the background and I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Sorry to hear that your trip wasn't great and I hope that you are feeling better soon.

Wendy said...

Carol is truly the Queen of Fobs! She makes the most gorgeous ones and her personalizing of each one is so special.

So sorry to hear your trip didn't go very well and you haven't been well. Please feel better soon!!!

Isabelle said...

Lovely gift from Carol!
I'm so sorry to hear you've been unwell, Deb. Back pain can be so awful. (((gentle hugs)))