Thursday, July 25, 2013

Angela's Visit

Hi everyone,
I have probably too many pictures for one blog post so am going to split it into two this month.
I mentioned in my last post that my friend Angela would be coming to stay for ten days. The time flew and now all that's left are the happy memories.
Angela told me her suitcase was over the limit on the way here and I can see just why that was as she spoiled me with some lovely gifts some of which I will show you here.

As a belated birthday gift I received this beautifully stitched set. My birthday was way back in December but as you can imagine a LOT of work, both stitching and finishing, went into it. I love mermaids and anything to do with the ocean so I am thrilled with this gift. Good things are worth waiting for!

A few more pictures of the inside of the needlecase and the back side of the stitched pieces. I think you should be able to click on any of the pictures for a better view if you wish.

I also received some Cath Kidston goodies. Love the Stanley fabric :)

this tiny little stitched pillow and a Kelmscott seahorse needle minder

We had a tea party of course with a Queens Coronation theme this time celebrating 60 years on the throne.
I don't know what happened to the pictures I took on that day but I only seem to have these three.
On the menu - Coronation chicken (of course) salad, blueberry and raspberry pavlova and a coffee and walnut cake. All very delicious!

When Angela came last year we both stitched this design
and as neither of us had done any finishing on the piece yet the plan was to make them into flat folds this year. However, I wasn't very patient fiddling about with pieces of cardboard so Angela made mine up for me. I love the way she did the ribbon trim on the top.

The perfect backing fabric.....

Friend Hazel (no blog) stitched this sweet little Christmas ornament for me and Angela brought it over with her.

The backing fabric is just perfect. My family is into ice skating in a big way so this is just the perfect design for me.
Thank you Hazel :)

and while we are still on the Christmas theme this is a free design on this blog
I did the stitching and Angela finished it into a tag for me

Back view

Just one final thing to show you is this little pin book that Angela made for me to fit in with our Coronation themed party


How cute is the bobbin shaped card with the ribbon?

These little pin books come in a variety of designs. You can see more of them here

I think that's it for this post. I will hopefully be back with another post (of my own work this time) in a few days.
Thanks as always for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Welcome to the new followers who have joined this past month.
I'm glad you found your way here :)