Thursday, December 22, 2011

Little by Little

I only meet with one quilting group anymore - back in the day I think I belonged to three different very organized guilds. But this group is different - we meet in each other's homes once a month. At one time there were probably 14 of us, but the numbers have dwindled in recent years and now there are only five of us. At our last meeting we met at a restaurant for dinner and exchanged small gifts. I tried my had at using the metal letter stamps I've owned for years an never used. The name of our group is Little by Little cuz 15+ years ago when we started, our focus was on making miniature quilts. Anyway, I stamped our group name on flattened spoons from the thrift store and glued on a few embellishments, plus added a hanging ribbon.

I tucked each of them into a small woolen mitten that I bought at a local gift shop.

And then slid them into a little package that I stitched up on my sewing machine.

I think they will be a fun little addition to the sewing rooms of my friends!


Cathy G. said...


Those are the cutest darn things I've seen all season!! Way to go..... those girls are gonna lOVE them! The details you've thought of right down to the packaging!
Those mittens are wonderful!!
Merry Christmas Gayle to you and yours!!
Cathy G

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Gayle, What a sweet idea, they are so adorable, great job. Thanks so much for joining me on my blog, look forward to getting to know you. Have a great Christmas. Vicky

Mugwump Woolies said...

How lucky your group is to have such a talented and generous friend!

Merry Christmas!

The Wool Cupboard said...

You give the best gifts, Gayle!! Just adorable.

Merry Christmas!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What a wonderful and meaningful gift. I'll bet they will love them. All the embellishments are great! You are one thoughtful gal!
Merry Christmas!

Janet O. said...

Gayle, that is such a clever idea. I didn't know there were metal stamp sets. You have done a wonderful job on these. Lucky recipients!!

Laurel said...

So cute! I love that you have "groups."

Joanne said...

What great little gifts - you always go "all the way" with packaging too! Love it! Lucky group!

patijane's primitives said...

What beautiful gifts for your quilt group!!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What fun! Your spoons came out too cute! What kind of glue did you use?
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Pug hugs :)

Lori said...

I bet they loved them!! Merry Christmas!

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea! I have one of those alphabet sets too but haven't done anything with it. Hope your Christmas was delightful. Mimi

frontporchprims said...

What fun gifts. They are so cute. Especially the mittens. I bet those ladies loved them. -STeph-

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Aw Gayle, those are adorable! I know your quilting group LOVED these! I think I see a little Pinterest inspiration in them =] I love how you made the presentation as much a part of the gift as the gift itself, very cute... I wouldn't want to open it, hehe!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

AWESOME! Everything about your gift is incredible. The concept, the execution, the presentation - - and I'm sure the reception was as well.

I love the look of things that are stamped, but I think this is my favouritest thing ever! Wish I were in the group.

Sara Casol said...

Your sewing friends are so lucky, Gayle! They love your beautiful gift for sure. Good job!
Sara in northern Italy

TheCrankyCrow said...

Running way behind in blogging and fear this is how it will be for a while - but wanted to check in and catch up on a few blogs at least - and see I've missed on lot on yours. These are absolutely adorable! I bet each member of your group adored them - and such sweet packaging to boot. You're so dang creative! Hope your holidays were happy and merry - and wishing you a wonderful new year filled with blessings ahead....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin