Sunday, June 7, 2009

Miss Penny and my PS Exchange

Here is Miss Penny - my children gave me the kit this past Christmas and I just worked on her occasionally at the kitchen table while waiting for dinner or having my morning coffee and watching the news. She is from Olde Colonial Designs - isn't she just precious!
Here is a close up of her apron - sorry for the blurryness - I have a very old digital (one of the first to come out way back when! hoping for a new camera for B'day or Christmas)

Here is the little needlebook again a bit blurry!
Thought she might look pretty with the Hydranga's from my garden - the little green bottle is an old fashion fly catcher!
I belong to the PS exchange group and this is what I received from Gaby in Germany, isn't this beautiful - I love the colors - it is a mattress pinkeep - she also put our initials on the back, Thank you Gaby - I love it!
Below is what I sent for my PS exchange - Barbara in The Netherlands is orginally from New England and will be going back with her family for a visit - when I saw the July PS booklet, I knew this would be perfect for her.
I just love the little lobster!!
Well, off to get some more finishing done and some stitching done and some housework done!!!

Have a great day ---- Roberta


Nancy said...

A beautiful post Roberta! Miss Penny is so charming and pretty, and you did a gorgeous job of stitching and finishing her.

Both exchange pieces are lovely. I like that little lobster too! That fly catcher is pretty nifty.

Enjoy your day!

Jill said...

Hello Roberta,
I love the PS piece you did. I kind of have a fondness for lighthouses. And that Miss Penny, she is beautiful.

FYI--Do you have a Gingher "Roberta" scissors? If not, check out Carol's blog,, they have some that they are closing out. If you are lucky enough to have Gingher name a scissors after you, you really should have one! LOL!

Take care,

Brigitte said...

Oh Roberta, Miss Penny is soooo sweet. I admire your finishing skills very much. She looks so pretty next to the Hydrangeas.
What you stitched for Barbara is such a thoughtful and excellent piece. I love it.
I also love the mattress pincushion you've received from Gaby. I was sitting at her table when she was finishing it. I was sure that you would like it.

angelasweby said...

Wow Roberta,
Miss Penny is just gorgeous. What a lovely gift from your children. now she is finished they'll have to get you something else to do while dinner cooks :>)
I love her little face and the clothes and needlebook are so sweet.
The PS exchange looks like a great success especially where you and your partner were concerned.
Roberta I just had to say, I adore that wonderful box Miss Penny is leaning against :>)
Hugs Angela

mainely stitching said...

Your stitching is so beautiful! I love the wee doll! And your needlebook is a treasured item here!! :D

hazel said...

Miss Penny is so delightful Roberta and unusual. Your exchange gift is nice also the one you received. Thankyou for sharing.
Hugs, Hazel (UK)

Deb said...

I love Miss Penny - she is so sweet! You really did a great job stitching and finishing!

Nancy said...

Miss Penny is very cute. All of the stitching is really pretty.

Fran├žoise said...

OMG Miss Penny is so pretty!!!
finish perfect!!!


Siobhan said...

Miss Penny is adorable, as are all of the exchange pieces!! You do beautiful work, Roberta!

Solstitches said...

Miss Penny is quite delightful Roberta!
You did such a beautiful job of stitching her apron and needlebbok.
I love the PS gifts both given and received.
I agree, the little lobster is really cute.

Michelle said...

Miss Penny is fabulous! And I just love that PS Needlebook, that lobster is perfect!!

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Roberta,

This is my first time visiting you - what a lovely blog you have. I love your Miss Penny.

Caroline said...

Miss Penny is just adorable! I love the queen stitches (my favorite, as you know :) ) So glad you are finding time to stitch these days--it makes us girls HAPPY!

Love you and miss you,

Sassy J said...

What beautiful Hydranga's...they are my all time favorite but I have trouble growing them...I guess because I want them so BAD! That is Awesome you have been sewing since you were a child....I have just learned how to cross stich and you are right, it is so relaxing and it takes you to a quiet place. Love your blog....Jennifer