Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Last Gifts to Arrive!

Hello my dear stitching friends and a warm welcome to my new followers!  The last of my Christmas packages finally arrived in the new year!  This gift was sent to Lee in Brazil and included quite a few handmade gifts, as well as some Christmas labels, Christmas themed mini pegs, a souvenir teaspoon of South Africa and a Christmas card: 
 

I stitched this Christmas tree for Lee - it is a segment from 'Vintage Christmas' by Country Cottage Needleworks and finished as a hanging pillow ornament (also shown in a previous post):


The design for this needle painted pinkeep is from Trish Burr's book Needle Painting Embroidery: Fresh Ideas for Beginners and is backed with the pictured fabric (also shown in a previous post):


This gorgeous beaded doily was made by my mom especially for Lee!  The work is so delicate and I just love the 'pink-gold' colour of the beads!  Thank you mom for making this gift for my friend!


Here is a pic of all the handmade gifts:


I also included a little gift for Larissa.  She is a student at Lee's embroidery school and was kind enough to send me a gift last year.  Larissa also received some handmade gifts, Christmas labels, Christmas themed mini pegs and a Christmas card:


This sweet little 'Prancer' is by JBW designs and is stitched on 28ct blue linen and finished as a hanging pillow ornament - such a cutie!


I also made these counting/marking pins and matching scissors fob for Larissa - I hope she likes them!


Well, that 'wraps up' the Christmas gifts for last year - I am always so relieved when all the packages arrive safely at their new homes :)

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!

 Michelle

17 comments:

Eila said...

I like very much your Advent Calender, and your other christmas stitches too:)

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, I love all the goodies you sent out to your friends! So precious, well done to you (and your mum) :)

Carol said...

I'm sure Lee and Larissa were both very pleased with your thoughtful gifts, Michelle...

Hope 2013 is a wonderful year filled with lots of stitching time for you!

Lee Albrecht said...

Michelle, nós ficamos tão contente com os seus presentes... eu e Larissa. Desejo a voce um ano de 2013 maravilhoso e por favor um carinhoso abraço em sua mãe. Grande beijo

cucki said...

Wow very sweet goodies you sent out to your friends...
Well done to you and your mom xxx

Mylene said...

wow! Such beauties you've sent out for friends! I am sure they'll love it!!

butterfly said...

Beautiful gifts for your friends , love the pins what
talent you and also your mother have.
Bet your friend was over the moon.

Christina said...

What a talented pair you and your mum are! You sent Lee & Larissa beautiful gifts. Your counting pins are gorgeous.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Anyone would be so happy to get a package of goodies like that! All so beautiful!

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching wow love the pins xx

Cisca said...

Wow, I see so many nice things on your blog, Michelle!

Have a nice day, Cisca

Tatkis said...

So many lovely handmade gifts!
I love your embroidered flower and your mom's doily!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Janet P said...

Hi Michelle,I am a new follower of your. I am having problems uploading photos onto my blog, Vickie suggested I ask you hor advice, as you have had this problem. Hope you can help.

Michelle said...

Hi Janet! Sorry to hear that you are having problems uploading your photos - fortunately I have not had any problems, but you can check with Michelle over at StitchCraft Place (http://stitchcraftplace.blogspot.com/) - she had some photo problems and managed to sort them out. Hope this helps and that we can see your pics soon :)

angel said...

Hello

What lovely gifts you made for both ladies.
Your stitching is beautiful.

Meg said...

Hello

Thank you for your comment on my blog.
You have a lovely blog.

Amarins said...

You have a lovely blog. I'm following you.