Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Action Jackson

Hullo Everyone~
Ready for some serious cuteness? I finally was able to get some shots worthy of sharing, to show with you guys the awesome surprise that Jacquie sent me a little while back. She is such a doll, I tell you. I know this for a fact because I got to meet her in person. This package came out of the blue, and put a super happy ending on what had otherwise been a very "bla" work day afternoon. Jacquie had said she was cooking something up for me, but I had no idea it was going to be so great!

Something to hang in my new craft room!
Isn't it great!! It the most sublime mix of vintage funk and straight-up sweet! Oh, I love it so much! These circles are cut from the soft, vintage flannel, then stitched on to the pink fabric which is wrapped around an artists canvas. Sew~sew pretty.

And teacups, eeep!
Do you see what I see? Yes folks, that's metallic floss, and if you've worked with it, you already know it can be a booger, but Jacquie is the "metallic floss whisperer". No really, she is. Click here for additional proof.

And lookie there! This trim is vintage ribbon pulled from Jacquie's stash. I feel honored, I know the torture of cutting into a treasured bit of stash. It goes so perfectly with this piece, for a minute I thought she embroidered that too!

So here's a little peek at a developing corner of my craft room. You can see the stitched monogram I talked about last week, as well as the corner of my chair covered in the first quilt I ever made. Soon this corner will fill up with many more embroidered pieces, some of which I've made, and some of which I've received from stitchy pals, and in swaps.  It will be a wall of happiness to be sure!

This wasn't all the package had in it, oh no. Jackson (you can call her that, it's cool.) also sent me two notebooks she made herself, crafted from the cardboard packaging of a of beer we both dig (Lagunitas IPA, yo!), a very awesome biography of Jerry Garcia that I didn't have (woo!) and lovely, ready-to-stitch, stamped, embroidery set. So much goodness in one box!

I should have blogged about this a long time ago, I hung the embroidered piece on the wall the very night I opened the box! It's so perfect for me. Jackson isn't just a metallic floss wizard, she's a mind reader. Fact.

Allrighty then, I better hit the hay. Being a night owl and having an early morning schedule are the banes of my existance. Tomorrow will be a good day though, know how I know? It's only supposed to be in the high 70's and I'm riding the Vespa to work, yeehaw! That's a good start to any day.

See ya on the flip side!


Margie said...

oh that's so cute!!! she did a lovely job ... and the trim is just perfect! i agree with you completely about metallic thread ... i hate working with it and avoid it whenever possible! :)

kittykill said...

That is just too cute for words! Everything looks wonderful

MafiosaGrrl said...

Ha- Metallic floss whisperer... I love it :) Ironically, I was using some rayon floss yesterday and almost lost it. It had been on the bobbin too long and was too wrinkly so it kept getting tangled. I gave up on using it for this piece until I can get some new skeins that aren't so troublesome.

parTea lady said...

That was a wonderful package from Jackson. I love the wall art - such pretty colors and cute teacups.

My hubby uses metallic floss in a lot of his cross-stitch pieces and I know from some of his reactions while stitching that it can be tricky. ;-)