Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Combined Effort

I put the final stitches into this piece just last week. I started this back in August when we were on vacation in the Philippines. I knew at that time that it would be for Justine's boyfriend's family. They enjoy skiing and what more of an excuse did I need to stitch the 2010 annual Prairie Scooler Santa?

Last night, Justine and her boyfriend stopped by for dinner. He's been visiting in the area but is soon on his way back to Southern California to join his family for the holidays. The time was NOW to do the finishing on my gift.

Justine is much better at sewing than I am and she wanted part of the gift to be her effort, so she did the finishing on it. By the time she was done I was already in bed, but she knew that I would want a picture of the finish. Here it is for you to enjoy too.


(click the picture for a closer view)
Thanks so much for visiting.

15 comments:

Nicola said...

It's gorgeous Julianne. A great combined effort.

Natalia said...

I love your Santa and the finish too !! I need to get this chart as I love to ski too !

Mylene said...

Beautiful!!! You both did a great job!

Myra said...

That is beautiful! I love the plaid fabric with that Santa. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

Katrina said...

It's really sweet and how nice that your DD helped too :-).

Carol said...

Your pillow turned out just beautifully, Julianne and Justine! You are a great team :)

Robin - Samplerbird said...

What a beautiful gift! Justine's finishing is perfect too!

connie said...

perfect stitching and perfect finishing..

Roberta said...

Just got to love those PS designs. Nice job by both of you.

Wishing your and yours a Merry Christmas.

pat said...

very good pillow !
Merry Christmas
Pat

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow its beautiful!!! Great job on behalf of both of you!

Vaida said...

That's a lovely present, dear Julianne! And so sweet that you both contributed to it.
Whishing you and your family all the best in the coming year - and have a special, warm, joyful Christmas!

Solstitches said...

How lovely it is!
A beautiful job on both the stitching and finishing.

Margaret

Julie said...

A very special gift.

You've made 2 beautiful gifts for your friend in the post below, the skate is amazing too!

Suzanne said...

Lovely gifts you made and received.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year.