Sunday, February 17, 2013

IHSW and HAPPY HENS






 Happiness is............. all the little things that make life awesome
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This weekend is International Hermits Stitch Weekend I started stitching friday night and my first project was to finish constructing a stitchers necessaire for my oldest grand-daughter Rachel who is off to Waikato University tomorrow to study. She has a hussif that I made for her a few years ago but  I thought something more practical was needed this time.  I still had some fabric scraps from a previous gift including a small piece of the Happy Hen fabric I know she is fond of, here is the finished result.


It has the Happy Hen fabric on the front and the inside pocket, black with white spots on the back, white with red spots inside. I managed to scan a hen from the fabric and print it on cards for the thread holder and also a card with elastic on it. Rachel and I had a mornibng window shopping together recently she specially loved the little ribbon roses and not on my original plans I went back later and bought a packet. we looked together at embroidery scissors and found the one with a rooster, to her surprise it was in her necessaire. 
 
 
Last night I joined the family for dinner and gave Rachel her gift, today they have left to take her through to Waikato university to start her studies there. Later that evening I started on a new piece of embroidery  some more serious embroidery I wanted to start a piece for my next page  for my Needlework masters Monthly SAL. so at the end of the weekend I will post my progress on this piece.
 
Happy stitching specially to all taking part in the IHSW.
 
 

7 comments:

Annie said...

That is totally adorable. What a wonderful gift for the new co-ed!

Annette-California said...

Absolutely darling and very well made. Every time I look at the photos I see something I didn't see before. Lots of goodies are perfectly tucked away. The Rooster scissors are beautiful. They go perfectly with the theme:)
Good Luck to Rachael with her studies.
love Annette

gracie said...

What a lovely gift....

Vickie said...

Oh what a precious gift. What a perfect find the scissors were. I have been on the hunt for poodle scissors for a very long time. ;)
Off to the University, oh my! Our oldest will be attending University in the fall.

Karoline said...

What a gorgeous gift for your granddaughter

Anne said...

What an adorable gift for your Grand daughter! Love the hens!! You make the neatest things!!

StitchCat said...

What a lovely gift, very original. Rachel is very lucky. I love Happy Hens, always go for a visit to the workshop when I go to Portobello.