Sunday, May 17, 2009

But it WAS a productive weekend, after all

(Although it wasn't long enough. Are they ever?) Yesterday I worked on the Happiness Is sampler - picture in yesterday's post below - and made a quick run to the grocery store. Today was our employee picnic, and I had to make my "pink stuff," also know as acini de pepe salad. It is quite tasty....pasta, a custard base, pineapple, mandarin oranges and cherries, and Cool Whip. My recipe makes a huge bowl of the stuff, and it was gone when we left the picnic! I was a little bummed that I didn't win the raffle for the collaborative quilt, but we had fun anyway. hehehe

Tonight I've been working on another Christmas sprite - because I said I would, after all! - and I might actually have her mostly finished tonight, if I get off the computer. LOL And this morning I made my first pinkeep! I used Just Nan's "Butterfly Lace" pattern, which I stitched up last year. This was actually a possibility for the Just Nan exchange, but I decided against it. I had some issues with the ribbon at the top, and I just didn't feel it was the best option. But here it is...The backing fabric is actually a plain dark green cotton, not that gold silk I used for the picture.

7 comments:

Christine said...

Your pinkeep is really pretty, Erin! I love the JN design.

Deanne J said...

Congrats on your first pinkeep. It looks great

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful pinkeep!! Ribbon looks great!!

CindyMae said...

Your pin keep turned out absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic job stitching and finishing it! Congrats!

Mel said...

Congrats!
It looks so lovely.

Sara said...

Very pretty! Great job on your first pinkeep!

Zeb said...

Very pretty pin keep! :D