Saturday, August 15, 2009

Long time - no post!

Time is truly passing by quickly these days what with a little kitten to keep entertained and also two children during the summer holidays. However I have been stitchign and finishing and finally I posted out my pifs! I know Tracy has hers as I gave it her personally when she came to stay and I know Chris and Lisa have got theirs but I don't think Cathy has received hers yet as it has further to go so I'll post the pics here anyway. The designs are by Pelin Tezer and is the Alphabet Cherubs. I used a mixture of threads, DMC and Crescent Colours (I just love those threads) and a mixture of linens as well. The finishing I got the idea from the Freebie Gallery (Can't remember who did it to give proper credit).

First up is Lisa's pif:


PIF for Lisa aug 09

close up

Lisa close up

Next is Chris':

PIF for Chris outside

Inside Chris

close up Chris


Next is Tracy's:

Pif for Tracy July 09



And Cathy, if you're reading then you may have guessed you might be getting something along the same lines but I won't spoil the surprise any more and hang off from posting till you have it ;-).

And the kitten..... hmmmmmm... she is the most adorable little kitten ever! She is liek a playful puppy one minute then a cute cuddly furball the next. We all adore her. Here's a few pics. More to come:




Oh and I'll just fit in this quickie that Dad sent me of I am Half Sick of Shadows:


He's reached the other side! Yay!

Off to see it irl tomorrow as it's my brother's 50th birthday soon - not bad seeing as he was only supposed to live till ten! He is mentally and physically handicapped and I'll see him at mum and dad's tomorrow.

Till next time, happy stitching folks. xx


Chris said...

Hi Hazel
It is wonderful and I am really thrilled to have received it and of course it is a cherub, like you as a christian I don't believe in star signs as you may have guessed as I thought it was a star sign as I have n't a clue what they are like! Bit long winded but you know what I mean.
The finish is fantastic and I have done something similar I saaw it on the blog of the worlds greatest smalls.

Take care and blessings
Chris xxx

Sharon said...

Hazel, your PIF's are fabulous! Love them!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Those needle books are beautiful.

The kitten is adorable.

Your dad's stitching is beautiful.

stitcherw said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. I love the detail in them, and the way you finished the needle pad so pretty. The designs you chose to stitch for them were perfect too. What a cutie your kitten is, beautiful eyes. You dad's piece is awesome too, congrats to him on reaching the other side.

Pam said...

Your needlebooks are stunning!

Jan said...

Hazel such lovely PIF's!!

Your kitten companion is the most adorable thing, lots of work, but so worth it! Love the pics!!

Patricia Lessell said...

Hi Hazel, Wish I would have joined your PIF but don't think I did! Anyway I love what you have stitched and finished they are just gorgeous. Your kitten is just so cute and is going to be a big ball of fluff soon. Have fun. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Cindy said...

Your PIF is fabulous! Your dad is really doing great on the piece he is working on :)

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, those pifs are beautiful! I wish i'd signed up LOL
Such a cute kitty.
Happy Birthday to your brother, that is amazing he was only supposed to live til 10 and is now 50 x

Elisa said...

Fabulous PIF pretty.
Happy Birthday to your brother too xx

Olga said...

Your Pifs are so pretty, ove your combination of fabrics.
And the kitten is so adorable!

Brigitte said...

Oh my Hazel, these sewing cases are really cool. I love this finishing idea very much, it's really creative.
Wow, your father seems to have smoking needles. Gorgeous progress!

Angela said...

Beautiful PIF's Hazel.

Your kitten is so cute.

Anonymous said...

O my goodness, thoses needle books are absolutely stunning!! Your attention to detail and choice of colours and fabrics is amazing!
Kitty is so cute!

Karan said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so beautifully stitched & finished. VERY lucky recipients! Cute fur baby pics. Your Dad's stamina on this piece is awe inspiring. WTG! :0)

Kathy A. said...

Oh Hazel your PIF's are stunning. I love the colors and the finishing. They are so beautiful. Makes me wish I had signed up for this PIF

Deb said...

Those are beautiful needlebooks that you did. I'm sure that everyone was absolutely thrilled to receive them. And I love seeing your dad's progress on Half Sick of Shadows. I have the pattern but never attempted it, so love seeing his WIP.

Andrea said...

Beautiful needlebooks you have made for your PIFs.

Siobhán said...

What gorgeous stitching, Hazel! Everything is truly lovely. Adorable kitten, too!

Julie said...

Gorgeous PIF's, such beautiful treasures.

AWwww what a cutie!!

Happy Birthday to your brother, hope you have a fun day. Well done Dad, thats looking superb.

Kathy said...


Your PIF's are simply fabulous! The stitching is perfect adn the finishing is fantastic! What lucky ladies who received them.
And your kitty is too cute for words. Love her coloring and eyes.

Jane said...

Thanks for passing by my blog, Hazel. You do some lovely stitching and finishing. I couldn't help but notice your Ragdoll kitten. How adorable! They are similar to Birmans (which I have)and she reminded me of my Chocolate Point girl Charlotte, when she was younger. I'm sure you'll get many years of happines from your gorgeous fluff ball. :)

Cindy said...

Love your PIFs needlebooks. They are simply gorgeous!!

♥ Nia said...

absolutely wonderful works!! :)