Does this jaunty little black scottie dog look familiar?
Yes….it is the little guy on my blog header! A little Duhgall dog!
Little did I know that my sweet friend from Arkansas, Miss Sharon (Fiber Doodles & Whimsy blog) commissioned the ever-so-talented Patricia Eaton (Bird Nest On The Ground blog) to make this BEAUTIFUL custom pincushion for me. Miss Sharon and I talk on the phone about once a week and NEVER did she even let a slip of a hint leak out about the gift. Sneaky little bugger……..
Just look at all of the tiny little stitches that Pat added to the pincushion. Delicate white daisies, trailing green vines, and a little red heart. **swoooooon**
And then there are the beads….
Ohhhhh….the beautiful teensy tiny black seed beads that grace the four edges; delicately hanging from the sides like beautiful jewelry.
Needless to say, I cried when I opened the box. It is just beautiful and very personal. The ladies created it to look like my blog – and that it does!
Thank you so very, very much Sharon and Pat. I will treasure it always and think of you each time I look at it. Of course, Duhgall and Fiona had to check it out and give it extra sniffins’, too.
You can see that I added it to my white ironstone bowl that is filled with a few of my favorite other handmade things. Next to the bowl is a picture of my precious son, Jordan.
Please stop over to Pat’s blog to see all of the other gorgeous pincushions that she made for other lucky women, like me! They are amazing works of art and make beautiful gifts.