I am so fortunate to have wonderful friends. I really treasure their friendships and know that many of them will last a lifetime.
One of those is a young lady I used to work with in the corporate world. We also have a love of stitching and sewing, and she is also my buddy at the Friends in Stitches get-together scheduled for 2013 and Urban Stitches from 2012. I admire this woman so much, she is literally a machine. With having an extremely stressful corporate job that takes her all over the world, managing a home and three children, making costumes and taking the children here and there for dancing comps, and making two dinners everynight cause she is vegetarian, I honestly can't comprehend how she does it all. And then she comes up with these amazing handmade gifts!
This is one of the gifts I received yesterday. The others are under the tree (strict instructions not to open the other gifts until Christmas day).
I just adore this wooden bunting and it will go perfectly in my sewing room on the wall. She knows me very well considering the colour choice.
It was a little hard to photograph and apparently too hard to wrap! What a devine sewing machine.
I am so grateful for my gift Sam - thank you. I just love it!
(I will show you what I made her in a later post as its currently still wrapped up under Sam's tree).
So I picked up a recent copy of 'The World of Cross Stitching' recently as I just adored this little kit that came with it. I'm making it for my daughter for Christmas. You just pop it in a little card.
I have now decided I really enjoy cross stitching. oh dear........
Its very relaxing although you don't get very far after an evening's work.
I also have my eye on this project next......
I am not sure I should be taking up another craft hobby - I have too many as it is. Am I the only one that does this?
Have a lovely weekend. We are having a dinner at our place tomorrow with my girlfriend from kindergarten. Now that is also a long friendship!
Forgive me for the forthcoming picture overload and the lapse in blog posts. Well, in truth I discovered I had exceeded my web album limit for blogger and needed to resize most of my photos to within the free limit. I didn't really have a clue how to tackle it other than purchasing storage space, however, a long story shortened - sorted for the moment.
Anyway, I haven't been idle during this silly season. I've been rather busy. Here is the makings of a new bath mat. I will be selling these on my Etsy site shortly for AUD29.95 (plus p/h) but if you are interested in purchasing for a gift or for yourself, please message me and I can show you snippets of the alternative colourway I am working on.
This bathmat has been made in the gorgeous MoMo fabric 'oh deer' by Moda. Its so vibrant and really brings life to a dull bathroom (not to mention takes the attention away from those areas you would rather not look at!). I love the birds and deer scattered throughout.
I still have loads more to share with you but will upload the additional photos next time.
In the meantime, happy stitching everyone! (and enjoy the silly season!)