Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Day After Christmas

Hooray, my laptop is now repaired—I’m so relieved. Now I can catch up on my blog reading—I’ve missed all of you so much!

My Party Hat Tutorial PDF document link is now posted in my tutorial section (right-hand column). This tutorial, featured at Whipup this past October, can be used to make any themed decorative hats you want. Also posted are knitting and crochet instructions for the Junie Moon Bandage Brigade project.

Here are my gifts for my friends at my Christmas Crafting Party. My theme was Redwork, similar to what I used for the tea party thank-you gift. I used vintage-looking Santa-toile boxes found at Home Goods. I’ve been crazy over those boxes this season.

photo by Dub Scroggin

I filled each box with goodies including a pincushion I made using Heather Bailey’s Pin Presence pattern from the September 2007 issue of Quilts and More magazine. If you missed that issue, Better Homes and Gardens is temporarily offering it as a free

photo by Dub Scroggin

My husband photographed the pincushion on the cactus--his sense of humor makes me laugh.

In addition to the pincushion, the box held a history of Redwork, embroidery stitch guide, a white flour sack towel, needles, embroidery thread, water-erasable pen, transfer pen, embroidery scissors, hoop, a little house Christmas tree ornament, thank-you note, and a few embroidery designs.

photo by Dub Scroggin


Wren Cottage said...

Hi June! just wanted to stop and say thank you for the insiration throughout the year. Your creations and home are just lovely, like you :) ~ Have a beautiful day!! ~ Madai

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow!! what a fun party! wonderful gifts!
happy holidays!!
jessi nagy

Kristie said...

It was a beautiful gift, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw all the goodies in it! The ornament is on the tree, and the rest is awaiting an embroidery jones. Oh...and Athena thought the box was tasty, too. :op

Thanks so much, June.

Abbie said...

Hi June,
The pincushion looks like a fabulous little giftie to put together! Tahnk you for the link.. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

Yummers! said...

Hi Junie Moon! I'm waiting for my daughters to arrive so it's such fun to have a few blogs to read.

Your red pincushion is wonderful!! But, then again, that is my favorite color combo. I need to do some redwork stitching this new year. We still have one more round of company for the day. And tomorrow is Wendy's wedding veil appointment. And then it's on to new projects.

I hope your Christmas was wonderful.
Hugs, Joni
PS My girls are flying to AZ on the 29th for New Years Eve. So they'll be just a few hours away from you.

Robyn said...

June you truly are incredible with all your wonderful ideas! So very clever!

Gumbo Lily said...

What a wonderful crafty gifts you gave to your craft friends. They will LOVE it! I especially love the pin cushion and I intend to go to that download next. Thank you for sharing it. I love redwork too!
I'm glad your 'puter is well now!

Saucy said...

I'm glad your laptop is repaired. My screen settings are all funny right now so I can only see things close-up but I wanted to comment and say have very happy holidays indeed, dear friend! I'll catch up when my font isn't the size of a golf ball - it will be much easier!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi June,

I've just discovered your blog.....lovely posts. I look forward to visiting often in 2008. Thanks for the inspiration!


meg said...

What lovely, thoughtful gift boxes those are & just as cute as can be!