However, I did finish. Then I wrapped it. Then I sent it. Sooooo.... what was this fabulous mystery gift that I sent to Laurie at the fabulous blog, Magpie Ethel??
This! I started out creating an embroidered dish towel in my favorite color combo. That went smoothly. Then I embellished it with rickrack and pompom trim. That went smoothly. Well, then I decided that this towel just wasn't enough, so I decided to make the little house shown above in the left corner. This little house was going to be a pincushion. Yes, the roof was going to be a brilliant pincushion. It was going to be the pincushion of all pincushions, so cute that you would see it, gasp, and say, "Ohmygosh, that is the cutest pincushion I've ever seen. Jill is amazing." Well, you might not say the "Jill is amazing" part, but you get my drift.
Anyway, the brilliant project did not go as planned. Plan A did not work. Neither did Plan B. What you see is Plan E. I'm not joking here, friends. (I counted the attempts when I was cleaning up the debris.) After many attempts, resorting to the use of duct tape-- and yes, some bloodshed (darn those new scissors!)-- this is the result. It's not a pincushion, but it's cute. It's a .... doo-dad, knick-knacky thing. Yep, that's what it is.
Poor Laurie-- she waited so patiently as I worked on this project-- and then walked away from this project-- then worked on this project. She endured sneak peak teasing, and even lame excuses. Thankfully, Laurie is a sweetie... click on over and check out her post.
Thanks so much for being the sweetie you are, Laurie. Next giveaway, I really should have the prize ready prior to the drawing, with photo to prove it's existence.
However, it wouldn't be a Fabulous Mystery Gift-- and I love surprises.