Sewing Pocket (warning–photo heavy post)

Here are the photos of the surprise I made for an exchange with my friend, Maggy, who lives in France. She finally received my gifts once the volcano ash cloud let up. It is made from a Drawn Thread pattern called pumpkin pocket. I made the one for Maggy and a second one as well. It was fun to make…although I like the lighter fabric better as well as the orange flowered button.

Maggy has a small collection of tiny snails, so I thought I’d add a scissors fob for her with a tiny snail.

May 1st is Les Muguets, friendship, day….so I included a bouquet of Les Muguets in the form of a needleminder.

Here is the second pocket…what do you think? I like the lighter color fabric better.

Well…I have been doing a bit of embroidery, some cross-stitch, and am back to working on my son’s wedding quilt (he’s only been married for 2-1/2 years already!). Very much enjoying my part-time work schedule. And now that the weather’s nice…it’s time to be in the garden again. Yes!!!

Happy Les Muguets Day, Amities, Averyclaire


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 02:26:47

    Oh, these are beautiful. I must say I prefer the lighter one too. The scissor fob is fantastic


  2. maggy
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 04:51:34

    the 2 are very nice but I think we can see better all your needle work on the lighter one
    Scissor fob of course I prefer the snail. Thank you again


  3. Margaret
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 05:34:02

    Very nice! I like the lighter one better too, but they’re both pretty! Is the second one for you? I love lily of the valley — didn’t know the symbolic significance.


  4. Annie
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 05:46:45

    Those are both beautiful finishes. I can’t decide which piece I like better.

    And the fob is adorable with that cute little snail!


  5. Jackie
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 06:20:14

    They are both gorgeous. The darker one looks a bit more rustic which I like. Both buttons are wonder and fit the piece well.


  6. Patti
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 06:48:16

    They are both too gorgeous for words and I honestly couldn’t choose between them. I love them both for different reasons but love them I do.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx


  7. Marjorie
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:00:11

    I love these pieces–your finishing is beautiful and really makes them perfect. Our muguets de bois are just beginning to bloom–we have them all around our house and yard. I used to have a little vase on a stickpin so I could wear a blossom–until I discovered I was very allergic to them!


  8. Debbie
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 15:30:21

    They’re both beautiful! I’m sure that Maggy loved hers!


  9. Karol Johns
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 21:23:18

    Both are very pretty. The fob is very cute.


  10. colour du jour
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 01:05:46

    I do admire your beautiful work!


  11. colour du jour
    May 02, 2010 @ 23:37:24

    the lily of the valley cameo, is that a button? Sure is pretty. My Lilys are blooming right now and I love them.


  12. Siobhan
    May 04, 2010 @ 04:40:45

    What a wonderful gift! You really thought of everything with it, right down to the snail on the scissor fob! 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying your PT schedule. I hope you’ll share pics of your embroidery and quilting, too!


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