Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bonne Annee Carolyn!

The minute I saw this pattern on L'R de Rien's blog, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to stitch for Carolyn's birthday gift. We both love French designs and red...

Bonne Annee freebie by

L'R de Rien found here

fabric: 28ct Graziano Newport in Cream/Natural

fibers: DMC

filled with crushed walnut shells


Google translates "Happy New Year" into French as "Bonne Annee". But it translates "Bonne Annee" into English as "Good Years". So that is my birthday wish for you dear friend...a very Happy New Year and many Good Years!!!

25 comments:

Nancy said...

A beautiful gift, and I love your little details on the back. Thanks for the link to this pretty freebie!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful gift! Thank you for sharing the link to the freebie!

Yuko said...

Beautiful gift!
I love red, too and it's so nice to have the word 2009 as this years gift!
Your finishing on the back is very cute!

karenv said...

What a pretty gift, I love your finishing!

Dora said...

Beautiful finish. I love the back.
I just finished stitching this last night!! I'll finish it as a pillow with cording around.

Brigitte said...

Now this is such a beautiful gift, and so beautifully finished. I love it.

tkdquintmom said...

That is very cool and unique. She will love it. :-)

mainely stitching said...

What a wonderful gift!!

Ranae said...

A super wonderful gift, love the finishing

Irene said...

Beautiful, love your finishing !

Cathy B said...

A beautiful gift for Carolyn!

Lei B. said...

That is just beautiful, as usual. I am curious about the crushed walnut shells though. I have never heard about that, but that is nothing new.

Laura said...

That is a fabulous French pincushion. Your finishing is superb also.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Just beautiful! Every time I visit with you, Staci, I just want to put aside everything else I'm doing and just stitch! Love the little details you've added to the back. Makes it extra special.

Smiles,
Lea

Olenka's Stitches said...

You were very creative in finishing this pillow, it's a great B/d gift.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely sentiment and that bow and buttons just finishes it off so well.

Cindy F. said...

Too cute!! Thanks for sharing!
Great finish!

Melissa said...

Looks great, Staci! Really love the finish!

Nina said...

Your pincushion is very pretty :)

Susimac said...

What a lovely gift to send to your friend the sentiment is wonderful

Redwitch said...

Gorgeous colours and very pretty finishing, love it!

Tammy said...

Lovely lovely gift! Stacy Nash is growing on me rapidly--I love her designs.

Carolyn said...

I love, love, love it and everything else you sent, Miss Staci! You are such a sweetie! I just love what it says. Thank you so much for your wonderful gift and your friendship!

Love,
Carolyn :)

Lee said...

That's SO great! Love the design, love the colors. And you've inspired me to pay more attention to the backs of my finishes.

Vonna said...

Love your blog Staci :)
And I know Carolyn has to adore her gift from you, how sweet you are :)