Saturday, 17 April 2010

A gift with a rescued bunny!


I can post a picture of this little rascal now that he has arrived safely in The Netherlands.  I so enjoyed stitching him but as I mentioned in a previous post when I cut the fabric to finish him off I got a bit too excited with my scissors and cut close to the edge.  I was nearly in tears as I thought I was going to have to bin him. Thankfully I was able to rescue him.

 

I had a great time making up this gift package for my dear friend Erna.  As you can see it has a bit of a Scottish theme.
Erna has been to Scotland many times and is just mad about everything Scottish. Her stitching is just beautiful and she stitches the most stunning Samplers.  She has recently mentioned to me that she is not very happy with her finishing skills so I couldn't resist putting a little challenge in her package.  I reckoned if I have to suffer with my finishing woes then so does she..lol. Along with all the items needed to make up a pillow, I enclosed this little rhyme inside the tartan fabric.

Tartan Jimmy is my name
Making me a pillow
Is your aim
Make me square or make me round
Stuff my fabric, sew me down
Add my trim, stitch my heart
Glue us together, never to part
Oh so Bonny I will be
Thank you Erna for making me

Thankfully Erna gets my scottish humour and thought it funny and has told me that she will take up the challenge.  I am also very excited as Erna is hoping to visit Scotland later this year. How amazing will it be that we will get to meet in person.
Thank you so much to everyone who left all those lovely comments on my daughter Heathers stitching and the birthday wishes for my Mum.  They were both delighted when I told them about my post.  I have asked Heather what will she be stitching next.. but as I thought she just looked at me and said Oh Mum I knew you were going to say that..lol.
I have been stitching quite a bit the past few days but I have no photos as my camera needs charged.  I finished stitching my Spring SAL piece and I have been working on my Happy Moo Cow.
Hope everyone is having a good week-end. Hugs!

28 comments:

Erna said...

Hello Lainey, thanks again for the wonderful Scottish gift, I'm just about to post it on my blog.And yes I'll take the challenge .....
Big Hugs
Er

Mylene said...

What lovely gifts for your friend, Erna. Well done on finishing the bunny, it looks great to me.

Bette said...

What a lucky friend you have. The bunny is adorable! And I think your finishing looks wonderful.

Sadie said...

What a lovely package you put together for your friend. I'm glad you were able to save your stitching :-)

Deb said...

Lainey - what a wonderful package you sent to you friend. I think I would have had heart failure if I thought I cut something too close to the edge. But I'm glad that everything went well with finishing it off. The Scottish theme is such a wonderful idea and you sent off some wonderful goodies.

Jules said...

Very cool! I think it's wonderful that you may be able to meet up in person. The poem is too cute and funny. I will be interested in seeing how she comes along in making the pillow!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely package and poem.

Shari said...

what a fun exchange you sent! And I love the idea of the challenge!!!!! Great thinking!!!
your bunny turned out adorable!!!

Brigitte said...

That's a great gift for someone who loves Scotland.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a perfect scottish gift!!!! The bunny looks great, glad you were able to rescue him.

Carol said...

Well, isn't he just the cutest little bunny--you did a wonderful job and I love that little poem. Your whole package was very creative and I'm sure Erna loved it--do hope you two will be able to meet in person this year. What fun!

Catherine said...

What a fantastic package you put together! That bunny is too cute and I'm glad you were able to rescue him! What a fun little poem - you'll have to be sure and share her finish with us!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Nothing shabby about your finishing!! Lovely bunny.

Daffycat said...

The bunny is adorable, Lainey! What a great finish! The gifts you sent to Erna are wonderful as well. You are a sweet friend to have!

Annie said...

Great gift package. Glad you managed to rescue that little guy...He's just too cute to lose!

Annette said...

What a lovely pillow, So cute

staci said...

Your bunny is adorable! Love that little challenge...that fabric is wonderful!

Ranae said...

I love the plaid bunny, fabulous finish

Cheryl said...

Great bunny and lovely gifts! Just found Ernas blog recenetly
Hope you are having a good weekend

MrsB said...

A fantastic package, and a gorgeous Bunny finish!

Carin said...

What a great gift for Erna. I love the thistle sampler !

Michelle said...

What lovely gifts - love the Bunny finish. Well done. Michelle x

Michelle said...

What a lovely exchange and the bunny is really cute! The Scottish theme is really great, as is your poem!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely package! And such a sweet bunny =)
Great work :)

Ingrid said...

The bunny is really cute and what a beautiful gift you have received ... enjoy it!

Siobhan said...

I burst out laughing at your daughter's comment. My two girls got into stitching long enough to argue with one another over who got to stitch... I mean hoard... which chart. Each of them started a project but neither finished. I hope that if I don't nag, they might take up the hobby on their own.

Congratulations on the adorable rabbit finish! I like the gift you put together. I bet Erna was thrilled with it!

Meari said...

The bunny turned out adorable!!

Lynn said...

I LOVE that little bunny! He's SO cute! Lucky friend of yours to be the proud owner of him! Thanks for sharing!