Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pincushion excitement!!


Wow, what a great and busy weekend has just flew by! Phew. It all started on Friday when the postie dropped off a little package at my door. As I was ripped off the brown paper wrapping I had a feeling I was in for something pretty wonderful.....
This amazing pincushion was made especially for me by gorgeous Michelle of Midge & Judy. She has added some sweet touches such as the chooks and rabbit, things she knows are close to my heart. Isn't it fantastic?? I was so touched to receive this beautiful pincushion that I had a bit of a tear or two, how lovely to be given something so special.

There is such detail in this little work of art, look at the bunny! Check out those carrots!!


And the holly hocks! As I said to Michelle I will really treasure this amazing pincushion and whenever I use it I will be reminded of her generosity and how a gift made by hand can bring such joy. Thanks so much Kate too for this fantastic swap, it has really connected people, in such a simple but wonderful way.

The rest of the weekend was a happy whirl of cooking,

dancing,

..and walking. I'm really on a roll with my exercise at the moment. On Saturday I did two laps of the lake again, taking in lots of lovely outdoors action, a wedding with a string quartet! and all the while dreaming and planning, and listening to Lucy's ipod.

I'm really feeling the benefits of regular exercise, my head feels clearer, I am feeling fitter & I'm not as weepy or cranky. Sunday has been joining me for bush walks, something we love to do together.

Yesterday we walked down to see mum in Hepburn, down through the gully and across the little bridge.

And up the hill to mums.


Have you got a busy week ahead? I'm looking forward to catching up with Kate & Pepper on Wednesday, finishing off some bunny orders, two school meetings, catching up with Michelle to talk garlic tomorrow, as well as Phillippa for our Women in Small Business meeting! Yay. Next Tuesday we are heading to Ballarat to do research for our various businesses. This research will probaly lead to a few lovely shops and some great coffee. Fun! This group is a great way to get motivated to get the most out of a small business and an excellent way to workshop ideas and get feedback. Phillippa was encouraged to start a blog as a way of connecting with other creative people and promoting her fabulous fabric. Do pop over and say hi.

Hope you have a fun week sweeties, what are you up to? xo

22 comments:

Megan said...

what a gorgeous pin cushion! I received mine today and it is a little cutie too- aren't we lucky!

♥♥♥ w o o l f ♥♥♥ said...

you do live in a nice place! yesterday, as we were cruising our very pastures, sun on the wind screen, i was reminded of all the folks who live in the country; how different to living in the (very small) town. we did enjoy sun and coffee outdoors.
thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
x, n@

michelle said...

oh beck. thank you for that lovely post. my cheeks ache with the wideness of my grin. i am so glad you liked it.
cheers Michelle

Little Ted Canvas said...

That pincushion is just beautiful..all that lovely detail!! I think I must take a leaf out of your book on the exercise front, if it helps to cure this tired cranky dragonlady that I've become - I'll do it!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Wow that pincushion is just amazing! Lucky girl! Love the photos of your walks and the sound of your small business group. Very inspiring!

Bec said...

Hi Beck, thanks so much for your lovely comment =) I know I haven't posted for a while but rest assured I will get there with a new one eventually! What a cute pin cushion =) I'm teaching myself to sew and have been keeping my eye out for a cool pin cushion haha

Knicky Knacks said...

That pin cushion is something else. You can see the love that has been put into it with every little stitch. What an amazing job. Mind boggles how incredibly talented all you pin cushion ladies are. Oh, to be handy with a needle!

hester said...

The pincushion is fantastic. I would have shed a tear too, especially with those little personal touches like the bunnies.

Gorgeous photos as usual. Your life in Daylesford sounds so rich and happy. Hope the Women in Small Business "research" goes well.

Kate said...

That pin cushion just takes my breath away, it is so beautiful. Michelle's work is stunning. So looking forward to wednesday. XX

Tania said...

That is a doozy of a pincushion. And I absolutely get the tear in the eye thing - those carrots ooze heart and soul!

GardenofDaisies said...

Wonderful pincushion!!! And you have such a beautiful place to walk! LOVE it!

Cardygirl said...

The pincushion is so beautifully done!

Amanda said...

what a sweet pin cushion!

teddybearswednesday said...

WOW the pin cushion is amazing! I love it! A beautiful thing for a beautiful person xo

sue said...

What a wonderful pin cushion for such a sweet lady, you deserve it! I love the little bunny on it too, very cute. Glad your enjoying your walks, I always feel happier when I am doing something nice outside too and it does help to clear your head. Now I am off to visit your friend's blog! Have a wonderful happy day Beck.

Claire said...

Aha, finally the recipient of the beautiful pincushion from Michelle is revealed.
I have been admiring it since she posted a photo on her blog. Is there such a thing as pincushion envy?
Michelle's detailed embroidery is superb,I am sure you will enjoy using or admiring it Beck.
I received a gorgeous chooky pinchushion, it was certainly alot of fun to be a part of, thanks to Kate.

Sally said...

Beck what an awesome pin cushion. So magical and enchanting... which is the impression I get of Daylesford from all your gorgeous photographs.

running thread said...

Hi Beck
So excited to tell you that your pincushion has arrived. My daughter beat me to the punch and opened the parcel. It's lovely! Thanks so much. I haven't had a chance to photograph it and put the pics on my blog .... but I will!! Thanks again and it's been great to be part of the swap.

Karen said...

Oh that pin cushion is to die for - the stitching is gorgeous, lucky you.
Your walks sound lovely too, such a beautiful place where you live.

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

That pincushion is delectable.

running thread said...

Beck
Pop over to my blog to your your pin cushion posted. Thanks again!

Ooty said...

lucky you =) This pin cushion is soooo lovely!!!!