Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Work'in on it Wednesday - Purple Posies

Down Briarside Lane there are pots with purple posies.

This is another piece that will be in my Briarside Lane book. Several have asked if I will have kits. I will have wool and floss kits.


These are the Valdani 3 strand colorfast, handoverdyed, floss colors I used for this project. I think they are so yummy!

Speaking of yummy, I have a dinner party to go. I recently helped two really sweet people with decorating their new home. Their prior home burned to the ground and they lost everything. Their little dog, Corky, saved them. I had a wonderful time helping Ed, Carole and Corky to make a comfortable, cozy and warm home in which to make new memories for themselves and their grandchildren.


I got them a little house warming gift and I just had to share my wrapping with you. I loooooooooove to wrap presents! It's just so much fun!

So what are you work'in on this week?

xx, Michelle

20 comments:

Jeanette said...

Very pretty Michelle & using my favourite colour - purple. :) Have a fabulous evening out. Hugs,

Rabbits' Guy said...

Love purple flowers! Nice wrapping. I am working on perfecting curls in the cheap white cotton twine I tie up my presents with.

Oh - and figuring out how it got to ne Wednesday already ...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A sweet and pretty gift.

shez said...

that is gorgeous Shell,lovely colours.xx

shez said...

that is gorgeous Shell,lovely colours.xx

gail said...

Hi Shell,, Love the Purple Posies:) I love the style you are developing. So original and unique and love the colors. I love wrapping presents too. Thats the best part. This is gorgeous.
I hope you have a great day.
(()) Gail

Jessica said...

Your wrapping is so pretty I would want to leave it like that for a while!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet bunny friend!

Well, Corky is a HERO indeed. And the agenda for this week? TO TRY TO GET MY READING ASSESSMENTS DONE on 52 kids and then plug that info into the computer so I can be DONE with school on June 8!!!!!! THEN THE FUN BEGINS CHEZ MOI!

Give the two furballs a pat for me, will ya? Anita

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I always enjoy coming to see what you have been up to lately. I am working on a friendship lap quilt at the moment. I got the boys t-shirts done and my youngest wore his to show in. Have a great day. I got to go to work. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Michelle, Very Pretty design and I love the colors you picked too. You did a very creative and beautiful job of wrapping the gift. I would have a difficult time opening it. VBG Hugs Judy

Cindy said...

Oooh, you can warp packages for me any time....especially if you put one of your little quilts in it!

Sue said...

What a beautiful gift you are giving, looks great. love the littl quilt, I must get one of these table hangers...

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely gift wrap! :)) When your clients receive something so pretty, it will be difficult to open it.

Barb said...

Love the flowers and pots...

kc said...

Oh, those colors are luscious & yummy together! You really do have an eye for that (and for creating such pretty designs, too!!)

Your wrapping is much to special and gorgeous to mess up by opening. I think I'd be tempted to just lay the box on the coffee table or hearth, just as it is & admire it for months! I wish you had been with us when we had to furnish our new home!! We moved from our RV into a house, and all we had was....ummm...actually, we had nuthin! Oh, let me correct that...we had a serger & two sewing machines and a couple tote boxes full of scraps! :)

I hope you share pictures of their new home, if they let you!

Allie said...

GORGEOUS little quilt, Shell...and wow, I'm the kind of person that tapes her finger into the package, you really know how to wrap!

Jade said...

Lovely posies--and I wish you were up here so you could wrap things for me! You are so awesome at wrapping gifties and I am just gawdawful at it.

I am currently working on--what else?--a baby blanket. This one is almost done, which is good because I need to have it wrapped up (and wrapped up!) before Monday, which is when the baby shower is taking place.

Carrie P. said...

another cute mini quilt.
that is so neat that dog saved the couple. I love hearing stories like that.
I am sure it was a delightful dinner together. Much to celebrate.

Sherry said...

Your wrapping is beautiful. My sister always does a wonderful job of wrapping gifts too. I love the new designs you are creating. I have been busy with my sewing o brides maid dresses but try to sneek a little hand work in when I can.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Beautiful purples Shell ~ I love the flowers. Your wrapping is gorgeous also. I can't imagine how it must feel to have your house burn. So nice you helped them redecorate. The wrapping is so pretty, I almost wouldn't want to open it :) Have a lovely day and a great Memorial Day weekend. Sending happy hugs ~ Jenn