Category Archives: PIF

Results after a stitchy weekend!

I spent most of my weekend on my couch with my stitching in my hands. And I did manage to get a lot done. On Friday, three women from my Icelandic stitching group came over and we stitched and chatted throughout the evening. Thank you Aisté, Sissú and Guðbjörg for a great evening!
On Saturday I went to the mall for about an hour and bought myself two new shoes. One are pink, the others are green. They are adorable! Then I came home and then another woman from my stitching group, Hafrún, came over and we stitched. Then Aisté showed up again and the three of us ended up having dinner together that I cooked and after dinner we sat down again and stitched some more. I gave Hafrún the small set I finished some time ago as her PIF gift. So now I only have two PIF left to do, one for Guðbjörg and one for Sveina. I finished ‘The Rain Fell’ on Saturday and started another project.

The Rain Fell
The Rain Fell
‘The Rain Fell’ by Little House Needleworks – Finished July 12th.
Stitched with Crescent Colors and DMC threads on 30ct Americana Blend Linen from R&R Reproductions.

The other project I started after finishing The Rain Fell I managed to finish last night. It is a scissor case and a scissor fob for my friend Brenda. I have been making her lots of biscornus because she loves them, but I was getting a little bored and running out of ideas (now I have lots of new patterns for them, haha!) so I asked if it would be OK to make her some other things as well. She said yes and since then I have made her a pinkeep and now this scissor case and fob.

Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda

Front of fob and scissor case. The pattern is a freebie found here (Thanks Nina for pointing me in the right dirrection!)
Threads: DMC #3750 and #932
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan Forget-me-not blue

Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda
The back of the scissor case.
Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda
Open view. I used regular cotton quilting fabric for the inside.

Hope you like it Brenda!

I have this week off from work so I plan on having fun with my daughters, even go camping if it stops raining, do some stitching, and a little cleaning. Just try to enjoy the little vacation I get this summer 🙂 I hope you all had a great weekend!


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First tin finish, and second PIF gift.

I have wanted to do a tin finish forever. I got some tins from Becky so I have been building up courage to give this finishing technique a try for a long time now. So yesterday I just went for it. I had stitched the perfect little design and wanted to make it one of my PIF gifts. This one is for Aiste. And I know how much Aiste loves these tins so I had the perfect gift.

This was a little harder than I thought it would be, but since it was my first time making a tin, I am sure it will get easier. I sure learned a whole lot from it.

Top of tin

Top of tin.
Pattern: ‘All You Need Is Love’ freebie from The Drawn Thread
Fabric: 40ct White Linen
Threads: Kreinik Silk Mori
Buttons and pins from my stash

Side of tin

Side view

Inside of tin
Open view – I put two magnets on the inside of the lid to store needles on.

I already have lots of ideas for more tins. Now to get to them!

And Aiste, I will call you soon and we will figure out a way to get this little PIF gift to you. I am staying home tomorrow since Sumarrós is sick, so you could come by if you are around. If not, we will figure something out 🙂 I hope you like your PIF gift sweetie!


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First PIF gift.

I finished the first PIF gift. This is for Ásdís :o)

This is also my first finish for 2008 so it is a double happy dance! I had a lot of fun stitching this one and it turned out pretty cool I think. I have been wanting to do this scissor fob for a while so it seemed to be a good one to make for Ásdís. And I decided to make the ribbon purple since Ásdís’s favorite color is purple.

PIF - for Ásds

Pattern: The Spring Keeper by The Drawn Thread (freebie found here (.pdf file))
Threads: DMC
Fabric: some 32ct linen from my stash
Mill Hill beads and purple ribbon. The fob was filled with rice.

Ásdís, you can expect this one in your mailbox next week sometime. I hope you like it!


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PIF – Pay It Forward

The first five of you that leave a comment here on this post requesting to participate will receive a handmade item from me. I will send it to you sometime this year 🙂 In return, you will have to post in your blog that you are taking five names and you will gift those people in return. Interested?? Then leave a comment with your e-mail addy and I will contact you shortly!

 I am so excited, this will be my first PIF and I can’t wait! I love making stuff for people. First come, first served. Please sign up!

Happy New Year to all of you. I have been really busy with work/family/friends etc and I am super happy! I will update soon with my goal list for 2008 and my completed works for 2007. But now, back to work!


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