Thursday, 26 August 2021

Listen Honey

 Hello Everyone,

My stitching mojo is at the moment as elusive as  our summer weather – About six sunny days during the whole of the month of August and  sewingwise I can only boast of having made a skirt for my daughter from a pretty dress she disliked and taken up the hem of another skirt.

I´m  doing a bit of redecorating and that includes throwing things out that we don´t need or which are rather old and I came across two embroidered holders made years ago.  Here is one of them.

A “Listen Honey” cartoon by Emerson Quillin.  I love these cartoons and have stitched quite a few  different patterns for my friends.

I lightly padded the flower on the lady´s hat and gave her a beaded necklace and 

gave her shoes some tiny laces.

Then a backing was added to the embroidery and a pretty piece of lace trim stitched  all around the holder.  Can you now guess what type of holder this is?

Yes, clever people,  you guessed rightly…… a holder for toilet rolls.  I will post about the second holder I have sewn when I get some photos taken, it´s even older than this one here.

This week I have received two delightful surprise gifts which I must show everyone.  A pretty embroidery to be treasured from Lynda Ruth of  Purple Pixie Dust.  Thank you Lynda, I really love the colours.

And along with a gorgeous French kitchen cloth, floss and thread holder ........ 

......... an amazingly clever card of a kitchen made by Nadine of Jocodine.blogspot. - I couldn´t get a link to work, and will try again later -

She makes really wonderful miniatures and this little card has so many  precious details perfectly constructed. (on doing this post I notice that a tiny knife is missing from the photo – but it is not lost, just escaped the photo session)  Thank you so much Nadine.

Until next week.




  1. El portarrollos se ve original con ése bordado tan coqueto.
    Bonitos regalitos, disfrútalos mucho y BESICOS.

  2. Such lovely gifts you received, Sheryl. Nadine's card is amazing! So lifelike and so much detail. Love the apron. Your 'Listen Honey is fun. Great 'she' is now out in the open.

  3. First your older stitch made me laugh what a fun stitch .
    Lovely gifts sent to you , Lynda is such a sweetie .
    Enjoy your gifts and wishing you a lovely weekend , your Mojo will come back soon , It's been one of those years , same here with the weather .

  4. What delightful added details!

  5. Love the holder for your toilet paper holder. I am glad you like my little gift. Hope you get lots of sunny days ahead. big hugs Lynda Ruth

  6. That holder is great! I have never seen one constructed like that before. I always enjoy the "Listen Honey" designs. What great gifts you received from your friends. That card is magnificent! All the details and even a magazine! She is a great miniaturist, We used to have a competition
    show on TV for miniatures and I always found it fascinating.

    Have a great week!

  7. Takie prezenty zawsze cieszą :) ale etui na papier z damą mnie rozbawiło.

  8. I laughed out loud when I saw what you had done with that old "Listen Honey" piece, Sheryl! You are so clever. I have to say I've never seen anything like that card--it is just fascinating and I love all the little details she added. Hope September's weather is better and your stitching mojo returns ♥

  9. YOur older stitch is hysterical and too funny that it is a roll holder! I never saw that before but I'm sure everyone that sees it has a good laugh! That homemade card is incredible! I make cards and know how much more went into that. Beautiful gifts!! I hope you find your stitching mojo again. We went into Sept with a horrid storm but it's beautiful now!! My kind of cool, crisp weather that is energizing! HOpe you have a lovely weekend.

  10. A toilet paper holder, what a wonderful idea! Your gifts are really precious too, what a great card.


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