Friday, December 10, 2010

Recognize This Little Scottie?

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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……..

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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.

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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.

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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.

xoxo

32 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a touching personal gift - and so cute too boot!!

xo
Lynn

Shelia said...

What sweet friends! The pin cushion is adorable and it does look like your blog header! What pretty needlework. I love the photo of your son and you're in my prayers, especially this time of year. Sweet memories.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful work. I can see why you cried. You are so loved. Enjoy, enjoy!

Miss Jean said...

If I ever disappear upstairs when I come to visit you seriously better check my purse when I leave. It is just amazingly beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

So very sweet! I love the colours too.

Into Vintage said...

Miss B - that little pillow is just about the sweetest thing I've ever seen! I love the black accents on it and it's so perfect in your bowl of Scotties. Please give Mr D and Fi a hug for me. Hope to be down your way in Feb.
:-) Happy Holidays! xo -amy

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

How sweet. It looks just like your header... even the color scheme. What a sweet gift.

AshTreeCottage said...

Adorable!!! What a treasure made especially for the sweet girl you are!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sinta Renee said...

YOur gift is so precious! What a wonderful pin cushion to treasure. I'm amazed at the beading. But here's my problem... I stopped by your blog to get a little cherring up... and now I'm teary eyed too!

marie said...

A perfect gift for you! How wonderful to have a friend so dear...you must be very special to her! : )

Her work is beautiful....I LOVE the beads! I shall visit her right now!

Have a happy day Becky!

marie said...

Hi Becky...ME again. Thanks for the links to the blogs. I loved the "church story" on Sharon's blog and Pat...oh my goodness. She does some beautiful work. She had a pin cushion in my favorite colors with MY initial on it too! Too sad...it was for someone named Marty. :)

Thanks again for the links!
Enjoy that pretty pincushion.

fiberdoodles said...

Oh Miss Becky I am so glad you love your pincushion. And so perfectly resting next to precious Jordan. I hope your birthday was just as delightful as you are. Please know you are loved and I treasure our friendship dear friend!

xoxo
aka sneaky bugger ;0)

becky up the hill said...

Miss Becky, that is amazing. I'm so happy for you!!

Susan said...

That little pincushion is so cute!! What a nice gift!

Lululiz said...

It is truly perfect in each and every way, and such a thoughtful gift.

Maggie and Mitch said...

It's just beautiful! What a thoughtful gift!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Denise said...

Oh my...... you are blessed.... because you bless......

Pat said...

Becky, Wow! Your photos of the pincushion are wonderful....and your words so kind. I appreciate you so much for showing my work and hope you enjoy it for a very long time. Hugs to you and those cute Scottie dogs! THANK YOU...pat

sissie said...

What a beautiful special gift featuring your little scottie dog(s). What a loving thing to do for you and such a sweet gesture of friendship.

My kitties like to give everything new an extra sniff or two as well.

hugs
Sissie

Elsie said...

Oh Becky how sweet and kind of those two. It is beautiful and
so personal and if that don't
scream B-E-C-K-Y I don't know
what would. That has the WOW
factor for sure. I love when
sweet friends think of others.
:)

The Green Pea said...

What a thoughtful gift. It is adorable. Hugs, sandi

Elsie said...

Becky~ My computer broke and I
had to get another one so I have
lost your e-mail address. Please
send it to me. Thanks!!
I love all of your Christmas decorations especially your elves.

reeree1949@bellsouth.net

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh what a beautifl and hear felt gift...for an angel of a friend!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My little collection of your pillows...well..I am so glad I have them. What a sweet gift!
I hope you are doing well.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh my, so v-e-r-y cute and sweet! You are such a lucky girl. I know how long it takes to do those stitches and beading! I shall visit these ladies. That's one great friend you've got there!
Brenda

Thimbleanna said...

How perfect is that? It's just adorable -- what sweet friends you have. I chuckled at Miss Jean's comment -- as if she'd ever sneak it away LOL!

thefarmchicks said...

Merry Christmas, Becky. Hugs & kisses.
Love,
Serena

Deborah said...

Gorgeous Becky!
One can never get enough of scotties!!! :)

Deborah xoxo

Emma said...

What a divine gift! it is adorable...i also saw something else in the bowl which made me smile!!
Sending you much love,
Emma xxx

Kathleen Grace said...

What a gorgeous gift Becky! I love the colors and details. You are one lucky girl to have such sweet friends:>)

Mimi Sue said...

So precious! And perfect for you! Mimi

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wonderful gift! Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
♥, Susan