Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A Little Luck

With the month of March signifying the arrival of St. Patrick's Day and because we can all use a little luck, I decided to stitch up something with that theme for this month's Smalls SAL. I found just what I was looking for with this sweet little design by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives. 

As soon as I saw this I knew I had just the right fabric to complement the design. I added a couple of old buttons and some matching trim from the dollar store to finish it off. I'm pretty happy with the results.

I'm now home recuperating from a knee replacement. I had a bit of a bad day yesterday but when I opened up yesterday's mail it brought a huge smile to my face.

  This sweet little ditty was designed and made especially for me by my dear friend Nan who has been thinking of me during my recuperation. Isn't it gorgeous?!  The fabrics are really lovely.She knows how much I love deer so she made sure there was one in the stitching and adding my initials was also special. It now sits on the table by my stitching chair, holding my scissors and spare floss.
Thank you so much Nan! I love it!!

I've had some new purchases arrive from my order following the Nashville needle market. I loved so many of the new designs and I will be starting on one of these in the very near future. You'll just have to wait to see which one!
 I'm just starting to feel well enough to get back into my stitching since my surgery. I was uncomfortable at first and found it hard to settle down. Now I have several ideas of spring pieces that I want to get started at. I hope to have pictures of some new starts on my next post. Until then, Happy Spring! 


Marie said...

Knee replacement…ouch! A friend of mine had that done and I know how painful that can be. However, once fully recovered from the surgery her knee was perfect! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Your "Lucky" pillow is wonderful, you did such a nice job.

Nan gift is amazing, I just love that!

Vickie said...

Happy Spring!
A sweet Lucky finish. And a fantastic gift from your friend.
I am glad the knee is done. Hope you heal well and quick!

Melissa said...

I didn't know you had surgery. Ouch. I suppose at least you could still stitch. The shamrock finish is so cute.

I love what your friend Nan sent you. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Get well soon!

Erin said...

What a sweet little finish! And perfect for the season, too.

Your gift is lovely, and I hope your knee feels better soon. (As I told my father - do your physical therapy...!!!)

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on your new knee! I hope you heal quickly and are back on your feet pain-free!

The little organizer from Nan is adorable! I love having little gifts from friends sitting near...almost like having them there every time you see it.

Justine said...

What a gorgeous gift from Nan! I wish I could make things like that. Stitching friends really are the best.
I love your Lucky pillow, that fabric looks really old in a good way, and I'm not surprised you're pleased with it as it looks great!
Hope you feel better soon.

Marilyn said...

A very cute finish.
Love the colors.
What a nice gesture of Nan to send you a very pretty stitching pouch.
Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Take care.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Hope you are recovering well, gorgeous gift from your friend and I love 'lucky'

Sally said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Glad you are able to get comfortable to stitch now.

Your luck finish is so pretty and love your gift from Nan.

Irmeli said...

Pretty finish for Smalls SAL and lovely gift too.

Brigitte said...

Such a sweet little ST. Patrick's Day finish. And a wonderful sewing roll from your friend. It might help you to feel a bit better after your knee surgery. I hope the healing process will continue fast and you will soon be able to walk around like new.

Mii Stitch said...

So glad the knee surgery went well :) An aunt & cousin had hip surgery in late Feb, so I know how you must have felt.
Love your little pillow finish it is just perfect & ideal for St Patrick's day!
Nan has been so kind and generous to you, what a wonderful gift to find in your letterbox :) x

Andrea said...

A great March ornament. With that display bowl you should have a whole lot of luck on your side! A beautiful gift too. May your continued recovery go well.

Faith... said...

What a great piece your friend designed and made for you. Glad your knee is starting to feel a bit better!

diamondc said...

Ow: I hope you heal super fast.
Lovely stitching.
Lovely gift.


Kaisievic said...

Such a lovely gift from your friend - love the colourway. Your March stitching is great, too. I hope that your knee recovers quickly.

Judy S. said...

So glad to hear that you are on the mend! Love the way you finished that piece and wherever did you find that gorgeous key? What a pretty and useful gift from your friend!

Julie said...

Lovely to read you are home and on the road to recovery. A pretty gift you've received.

karamino said...

Hope you will better soon. Both design are pretty done) Happy spring!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. What a very pretty gift from your friend.

Hope you have a speedy recovery.