Thursday, February 27, 2014

It's The Little Things in Life

 I just love quilters.  I always tell people that if you are lonely, take up quilting.  You have an entire world of friends out there that you just haven't met yet.  On the whole, they are kind and generous - not to mention a lot of fun.  Very giving and thoughtful! I wanted you to see what one of my quilter/sewer friends made me for my birthday.  The cutest little pin cushion with an attached needle case.

 Pin cushion strawberries are very traditional, something I love.  I'll have to show you my collection of pin cushions one day.  I have lots.  As a whole, quilters are also collectors of all things sewing and I'm no different.

Darcy is very talented.  I have never met someone who quilts and sews as much as she does.  Always busy.  Thanks Darcy!!!

I went out to dinner last night with one of my newer quilting friends.  We wanted to visit before we met some other gals for sewing.  Jan knows I am a tea drinker and look what she made for me!  No special occasion, just to be nice.

The cutest little tea bag case to keep in my purse!  Isn't it the darling!?!  Jan loves her embroidery machine and did the letters herself.

I keep tea bags in my purse all the time just in case I may need one.  You'd be surprised at the restaurants that don't have them.  I was sewing one day and one of the gals asked if anyone had a tea bag.  I had a poor pitiful crunched up one in my purse.  No more!  I'll just whip out this case and not be embarrassed to share. Thanks so much, Jan!!!

I wanted to show you what I got for myself for my birthday.  I had seen this darling Scottie on Facebook and Etsy and I couldn't resist.  Here he is sitting next to my Scottie heart pin cushion.  I'm sorry he's difficult to see.  Black Scotties, real or otherwise, are difficult to photograph.

The original one was sold, but I was able to special order one.  He arrived last week all the way from England!
 I think I'll name him Finn, which rhymes with pin.  Not that I'll ever put pins in him.  That would be just mean!  He sits next to my sewing machine and keeps an eye on it when I'm not there.  Good job, Finn!!!

So like I said, it's the little things in life that count.  Little acts of kindness that mean so very much.

Have a great rest of the week!



scottylover said...

Oh my goodness, Finn is adorable! So glad you were able to special order him. Love the scottie heart cushion too!

Sandy A

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's always nice to 'meet' another Colorado blogger/quilter. Lots in common -- I'm also a Jean, but with middle name spelled Jeanne. Enjoyed perusing your blog. Sally

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, what sweet little treasures Miss Jean. I especially LOVE that adorable little Scotty -- just perfect for you and the girls!

Barbara said...

Finn, your pin holder, is adorable!!! Beautiful post today, Jean. The pictures are so inspiring to those of us who love to sew.

P.S. I've re-joined the land of the bloggers.

Bernideen said...

Hello there:
I would have used my reply button but it didn't work. Since you found my Bernideen's Tea Time Blog - go back and see the picture of my store. If you click on it it will take you to my store blog Bernideen's and I have a Bernideen's Facebook page www.facebook/Bernideens My address is 2520 West Colorado Ave Co Springs 80904 which you can look up on Google Maps. Hope to see you sometime!