Thursday, December 20, 2012

A beautiful gift, new hobby and holiday project

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!

Happy Stitching


Anonymous said...

such a lovely gift,merry xmas.xx

Leanne said...

Your bunting is beautiful, such a lovely gift. I to love cross stitch, especially the All our yesterday designs,I have stitched many of those over the years. Merry Christmas

laurajane said...

The bunting is lovely,also your cross stitch.
Merry Christmas to you and your family,and a very happy new year.
Love Laura xx

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely gift and lovely stitching! Susie, there are never too many hobbies. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Cheryll said...

The bunting is gorgeous! :)