Monday, March 21, 2011

No stitching to show but...

I do have things for Show and Tell. I dusted off my sewing machine and made some pillowcases this weekend. I've had this fabric that came from here for awhile, and I decided that they wouldn't make themselves, so I'd have to do it. It was a nice way to brush up on my sewing skills as I hope to make a quilt eventually. At least, my unnamed friends think I should. I don't know if I'm up to the task, but pillowcases...I can do.
I celebrated another birthday last week, and I received some lovely gifts. The Necessaire box is very special to me as it was made by my friend, Vickie. It has a wonderful verse about little things in life...
Do you see how it's lined? Yes, that is the Jane Tindall Sampler inside. You are so clever, VJ! I couldn't love it any more...thank you.

These weren't exactly a birthday gift, but I love them also. My dear friend, Patti knows that I love The Beatles...who doesn't, right? These Beanie Baby Beatles belonged to her Mother. Aren't they the cutest? Each one represents a different musical phase. After some research, I discovered that only 25,000 were made and mine are numbered 11,978 on their tag. I'm hiding them from the grand kids. My favorite has to be the gray one with "I Want To Hold Your Hand " embroidered on it. The backs and bottom of one foot has The Beatles embroidered. Thank you, my friend.
If you'd like to see what I did recently with an old spice cabinet...go to my other blog.

22 comments:

Glenna said...

I love those pillowcases! The fabric is amazing! You are such a resourceful and creative person!

mainely stitching said...

That box is so incredible! And the pillowcases are beautiful!

Margaret said...

You already know what I think of your lovelies. You are a lucky Beatle fan. And I love everything you've made and received too. :D

Katrina said...

Love, love, love the pillow cases and the box!!! Gorgeous. Fun beanie babies too.

Bine said...

A belated Happy Birthday.
The pillowcases are beautiful. Great job!
And what a wonderful gift the little box is....

samplerlover said...

Wow, Tanya what a stunning box. It is all the more special as it has Jane Tindall inside which is a very special sampler for you.

Love your pillowcases and I love the material that you made them with and what can I say about your Beatles. They are very cute. - Sandra.

Tanya said...

Ok WOW ... WOW!! Love it all.

Tanya

Sylvia said...

So, now I am singing "I want to hold your hand" in my head... great little bears!!

I think you will find quilting to be easy. Your pillowcases show that you can sew an excellent straight line, which is all you really need in order to quilt ( aside from the cutting skills, which is a whole different subject -LOL). The pillowcases turned out lovely.

Daniela said...

Love your new pillowcases. The fabric is amazing. So is the box with the sampler lining.

Bertie said...

Lovely pillowcase Tanya, the fabric is fabulous:))
Your box is to die for!! how clever is that indeed! it must be so difficult to get that right:)

Dona said...

Pretty things you've created recently, Tanya! I've said it before and I'll say it again - you are so creative!

Fun to see Beanie Babies! I miss collecting them for my DD>

Varla said...

Hello! Really lovely fabrics, very "prim" I love your blog, that's why I'm a new follower. Hugs from Italy, Varla Lee.^_^

Natalia said...

Tanya, I love the fabric of your pillowcase. Great combination !! That box is adorable too !!

Linen Stitcher said...

Love, love, LOVE the fabric. Thanks for the link!

Suzanne said...

I love the fabric for the pillowcase, wow!

What a wonderful box you received, it's so beautiful!

Michelle said...

I'm so in love with those pillowcases, they are fabulous. And the box is such a treasure. How sweet of her!

Sherry said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I just love the pillowcases. They really do look stitched. The box is just beautiful and I love that she lined it with Jane. I am a big Beatles fan too.

Siobhan said...

What beautiful work, Tanya! I just love those pillow cases. I had to laugh at the Beanie Babies. My son just did a mix CD for the car and of course, The Beatles are on there. I can handle that over the Bob Marley!!

Myra said...

Those pillowcases are fabulous! I just love the fabric. Happy belated birthday too. Such wonderful gifts you received.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great job on the pillowcases! I have some of that fabric as well - love it.

Your b-day gift box is just wonderful, what a sweet thing it is to have friends that care enough to take the time to do something special for you.

Love the Beatles Beanies!

tara said...

the box is beautiful! and the bears are so cute!!!

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I really like the one that it is inside the box. it looks quite good. It would be great for my girlfriend to get one like that.