Little Lizzie

We got all of the last two weeks’ worth of mail today.

The best bit was the box with a UK postmark and stamps, from the kind and lovely Margaret of The Crafty Creek. Inside was Little Lizzie, a caravan-shaped pincushion she’d made especially for me – here’s her own post about making it.

Just look at the tiny embroidered Miz Lizzie name plate on the back! And those gorgeous huge blue buttons for her wheels, how inspired is that! I’ve already given her a load of pins, a brand new tape measure and my embroidery needle threader. Margaret thoughtfully sent me a tiny pair of blue floral scissors to match which are perfect! I took my embroidery scissors last time, and kept losing them down the side of seats, on the ground under my chair, in the depth of my work bag, and so on. This way, the scissors have a handy and permanent home right where I need them.

Margaret, you’re such a kind and creative lady, and I’m so very grateful! The best thing is that the pincushion fits exactly in the throat of Lilibet the Grumpy, my little caravan sewing machine, so it can be safely stowed away in my handwork locker while we’re travelling. Such a great idea to have everything in one place… Do go over to Margaret’s blog and take a look. Her quilting work is beautiful, her dressmaking is skilful, and her embroidery is exquisite.

Meanwhile, Little Lizzie’s sitting on the work table beside my chair so I can admire and pet her for a while longer 🙂


36 thoughts on “Little Lizzie

  1. Utterly scrumptious!!!!

  2. anne54 says:

    That is delightful, and just perfect for your travels. What a thoughtful lady she is.

  3. I think I’d keep her in the house as a reminder that another trip is soon in order and pack her with all the other essentials when you get ready to go. An indoor reminder of the freedom and joy to come. It is adorable and so well made!

  4. Debbierose says:

    Totally gorgeous. A groovy clever idea

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Its lovely to get nice post and this is as nice as it gets.

  6. Lynda says:

    This is perfect for you, Kate!

  7. kathyreeves says:

    It is one of the cutest things I have ever seen, and so perfect for Miss Lizzie. Margaret is an amazingly creative lady with the skills to match.

  8. claire93 says:

    a really lovely, thoughtful gift

  9. dayphoto says:

    What a cute and clever gift!!

  10. craftycreeky says:

    Glad it’s arrived safely, happy sewing with Miz Lizzie 🙂

  11. tialys says:

    Adorable! What a thoughtful gift. Margaret is a lady of many talents, I can’t wait to see what she’ll be adding to the Sketchbook.

  12. so completely stunning !!!!!!!

  13. magpiesue says:

    I saw little Miz Lizzie back when Margaret first posted her on her blog. She couldn’t be more perfect for you!

  14. I just want to squeeze it, it is so cute but that might be painful. Such a sweet package to receive in the mail.

  15. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    sooo cute !!!

  16. rutigt says:

    So cute!!! On Pinterest I saw a crochet caravan with inside decorations and of course I was thinking of you!!!!

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