Monday, February 8, 2010

a project done, a gift and I am packed.....

First of all the project...I made this cute little flower pincushion thing with an attached bag for scraps and threads...it is a pretty good size too..There are some pattern issues, but I improvised...something I do a lot of. sometimes without meaning too...I am going to make a second one when I get the time....It will probably be my third giveaway item for OWOH....If you havent entered, please scroll down and do so...it is open to everyone that has a blog.....Here is the pincusion bag from the front...
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Here it is looking down at the pincushion.....

Now that I have the bugs worked out, I think I can make it faster and better...This one took awhile....
In the mail I also got a Thank you gift from Colleen from http://mainstreetmemories.blogspot.com She won my quilt giveaway a few months back...It is the wonderful reto travel trailer night light...I think it is about the cutest thing I have seen and it was so unexpected!!!

Isnt it just adorable?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Colleen!



Now what could be going on here? It looks like a suitcase...It is almost Valentines Day and we are going somewhere special!


The cat is out of the bag...We leave tomorrow morning and we are staying for eight days...I am pretty excited and boy over the last three years have I earned this vacation!The laptop is coming so I will still be keeping up with things.....Mahalo, melinda

13 comments:

Jasmine said...

Enjoy the sunshine. Those palm trees look fabulous.

Pat said...

Oh...do I envy you with us stuck here amidst snowy roads (and more coming) and praying we don't have another power outage like we did for 18 hours on Saturday. Have a great time!

Colleen said...

Oh, safe travels and I'm glad you liked the little light :-)

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Enjoy your trip. You deserve it! The pincushion thread bag is just too cute! Love the night light. Have a ball on your trip! Hugs, Karen

Barb said...

Have fun!!! Are you coming to see me in Amerika Samoa?

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love your new pincushion/thread catcher. Such a great way to keep everything handy!

Your night light is SO stinking CUTE! How special of her to think of you.

Aloha! Have a great trip in paradise & don't have too many pretty drinks w/cute umbrellas.

SewCalGal said...

Aloha,

Have fun!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Patty said...

Melinda do enjoy you Valentine vacation.Enjoy the warm sunshine try nit to think about us poor peasants stuck in the snow and cold, lol :^)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Enjoy the vacation!

I love the trailer night light. It is too darn cute!!

I recently picked up a black and green fat quarter. I didn't realize how much I like the two colors together. The pincushion and bag look nice and big.

Laurie said...

Oh, I am very jealous! Have a wonderful time! Are you getting married...?

quiltcrazygal said...

Yeah for you! Have a great time! Jenna Lousie

Pam said...

Have a wonderful trip. My DH and I just returned from an 8 day cruise to Mexico. It was wonderful. Enjoy and relax under the palm trees.

Micki said...

Have a wonderful trip and the pic looks fantastic!
Micki