Monday, September 29, 2008

Fair and Square Received!

Michele emailed me on Saturday to let me know that she received my Round #9 squares and that she really liked them! (I'm so glad - I was a little nervous stitching for someone else, but now that I've seen how much fun the F&S is, I've signed up for 2 more rounds!)

This is what I sent Michele:

Manuela's Sunflower by Chatelaine Designs
Stitched over 2 on 32 ct. Bone evenweave with DMC and GAST threads
Signature Square from Bread Cloth leaflet

The original pattern called for a green border, but since Michele's favorite color is red, I had to change it. I was concerned it might look funny at first, but once it was all stitched up, I was really pleased with the color change. And the sunflowers on the signature square came from a bread cloth leaflet I had. All in all, I think the squares came out great, and I'm so glad Michele likes them!


I also sent Michele a matching scissor fob, complete with a sunflower charm. When I saw the little packet of garden charms, I knew the sunflower one would be perfect for her. I had these beads in my stash for a little while now - I was inspired by some pieces I had purchased as gifts for my 2 interns when they finished the program. I got them each a set of earrings and a matching illusion necklace, and I liked the pieces I bought so much, I ordered beads for myself. (Of course, I have yet to make any jewelry for me from them, but they sure did come in handy for this project!)

Other than that, DH and I had a busy weekend. His 96 year old grandmother was hospitalized on Friday with complications from spinal fractures and a blocked esophagus, and had a procedure done today. Needless to say she hasn't been in the best of moods and it's been tough on my MIL, so we drove home on Saturday morning to give her a little bit of a break. My BIL, SIL and the kids came in as well, so it definitely cheered Grandma up, and gave my MIL a much needed diversion. Grandma's procedure went well today, so we're hoping she will get a little better every day.

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, Jennifer, what a lovely exchange you sent!

My thoughts are with your DH's grandmother. Best wishes for you all.

Lisa said...

What beautiful squares, Jen...I love F&S. Best wishes for your DH grandma.

Sharon said...

Those squares and the fob are gorgeous! Hope your DH's grandmother does well.

Kathy A. said...

Well, for your first squares you have done a bang up job. They are beautiful It is obvious you put a great deal of thought into them. Nice work! The scissor fob and earrings are lovely. Maybe someday, you and I will be paired. I love the Fair Squares too.

Julie said...

Lovely squares, lots of work in those, how special to make a matching fob too. Hope Grandma is soon on the mend

Ruth said...

Beautiful stitching and fobbing! Congrats. I know Michele is wiggling with excitment over it. :)

Healthy thoughts for grandma and peaceful ones for MIL.

Pumpkin said...

They are just beautiful Jennifer! I love how you tied both together, along with the fob :o)

Sorry to hear about Grandma :o( I hope she recovers very soon.

Carolien said...

Hello Jennifer, you made a beautiful square ánd scissor fob, it cheers you up on such rainy days (as we have here right now)! I hope your MIL will get better soon.

Greetings & hugs, Carolien

Stephanie said...

What great squares! You're right, Fair Squares are a lot of fun - and stress free because there's no finishing LOL. Hope your DH's grandma recovers very soon.

tammie said...

squares are great and so is the scissor fob.. i am so sorry about your grandma and wish her well hope the op went well.. prayers are with her.

Sally said...

Those squares are beautiful as is the scissor fob.

Hope your DH's grandma's op went well and that she recovers well .

Andrea said...

Your square and fob are lovely.

Hope Grandma makes a speedy recovery.

Meari said...

Cute fobs, and squares. Good job!