Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Harmien!

Harmien's birthday isn't till next week, but I'm a little neurotic about sending things early (because just when you think it'll only take a week to get there, it'll take 3, LOL!) And she deserves a birthday week afterall. But with her amazing self-control, she didn't open her gift till today...

And I know how much she loves a fob that matches her floss tags...

I stitched the sides and top of the fob, then put in the eyelet and then filled it with crushed walnut shells and stitched up the bottom. It worked as well as I'd hoped (I do love those crushed walnut shells!!!) You can check out her blog if you'd like to see the other little treats I sent.

I'm so glad you like it Harmien! I hope it helps to make your day week more special!!!

47 comments:

Sadie said...

Oh that is so cute, what a lovely gift. I am hearing lots of good things about these crushed walnut shells. I think I might have to give them a whirl. Have a great weekend.

Kim B said...

You are too sweet!

Anita said...

What a cute set, I know she loves all the goodies.

Melissa said...

I saw this on Harmien's blog and your lovely linens too! Wonderful pressies!

Jan said...

What a truly lovely gift for a friend!:)

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!!! I love how you finished them!!!

kimstitch3 said...

what a beautiful finish! I was saying "rain rain go away " today too. We are in TN and it was like a monsoon in our ditch today from all the rain and we are getting more tonight and tomorrow and under tornado watch currently.ugh

Melanie said...

Very sweet set! Lucky Harmien! Crushed walnut shells....I will have to keep that in mind for a filler. Have a nice weekend.

Cindy F. said...

OMG! Staci your fob and floss tag are absolutely beautiful!! LOVE THEM!!! I'm sure it made Harmien's month!!

Julianne said...

Staci,

What a wonderful stitcher's set you made for Harmien. I'm sure she will treasure it.

Margaret said...

What a great gift Staci - of course she would have been thrilled.

Gabi said...

This is SO beautiful done Staci. What a lovely gift. Harmien must be thrilled. The fabrics you sent her are gorgeous too.

valerie said...

Love, love, love the floss tag and fob! So beautifully finished..curious where you find crushed walnut shells...off to google it now. :)

Loreta said...

Great finish!

Carol R said...

What wonderful gifts Staci. As always so beautifully stitched and finished!

I wonder if I can find crushed walnut shells in the UK? I think it's Google to the rescue for me too!

dianemi said...

Beautifully stitched and finished Staci. Harmien is probably *still* dancing!

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful gifts for Harmien. She will adore them.

Dovilė said...

beautiful gift:)

Tammy said...

How cute is that? Fantastic job.

tkdquintmom said...

I need that saying on the floss tag over my way today! That is precious. Love it.

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! What a wonderful gift!

doris said...

Staci, you make amazing things. What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.

Harmien said...

What a treat indeed!! You really outdid yourself in every way! The fabrics are so lovely, and, I adore the beautiful floss ring tag and scissors fob!! Thank you SO much, Staci!!!

Von said...

Lovely birthday gifts for our dear Harmien! You are indeed a thoughtful friend. :)

Lillie said...

Lovely gift

lena-lou said...

These finished into beautiful gifts for Harmien, lovely fabric you sent her too :-)

Enjoy your day !

anna said...

Super, super lovely!! I saw your linen on Harmien's blog, you are so talented in all ways, Staci! :)

Carla said...

Lovely little set!!

Vonna said...

How very special you have made Harmien's birthday with your thoughtful gifts :)
I know you both share a wonderful friendship!

mainely stitching said...

Your gifts to Harmien are WONDERFUL! (As are YOU!)

Annie said...

Gorgeous set. And Happy Mother's Day!

Julie said...

Happy Mother's Day Staci!
Lovely finishes! Great new stash! I've got Praiseworthy Stitches Harvest House in my stash, but the others appear new to me. Have fun stitching!

Jeanie said...

I just love your floss tags !! Lovely gifts to Harmien :)

Karoline said...

Lovely tags for Harmien, congratulations

Sally said...

Oh wow they are gorgeous! What lovely gifts for Harmien:)

Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts for Harmien.

Deb said...

What an absolutely sweet qift! I sure she was very happy to receive it.

Ranae said...

What a cute little set for Harmien. I bet she was overjoyed with your little package.

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love this design and your finishing made it look even more beautiful.
Have a great week!

Jennifer/OH said...

I saw these wonderful gifts so proudly posted on Harmien's blog. They are lovely. The fabrics are gorgeous. I still struggle to get such subtle and natural colors with my fabric dyeing attempts.
My birthday is in July, BTW!!!

Julie said...

Such an adorable gift, how lovely

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is sooooo adorable. I really enjoy your blog! It is wonderful to visit your blog and oooh and aaaah, my hubby always asks "What are you looking at?" He wouldn't understand! But I love it!
Debbie

Kielrain said...

That is really sweet! What a fantastic gift.

Susimac said...

Stunning gift for Harmien

Bertie said...

Your tags are gorgeous, and Harmien is a lucky lady.

Solstitches said...

Just as I master my first ever floss tag you come up with another great idea!
I love this design and you've turned it into something really special.
A fabulous gift for Harmien.

Margaret

stacy said...

everything is so cute on this blog , c'est magnifique ! bonne soirée