Thursday, February 28, 2013

Michelle meets Michelle!

Hello dear blogging friends!  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Michelle from the UK! Michelle and her husband and son were visiting family right here in Cape Town!  Hubby and I met up with Michelle and her hubby for coffee and we had such a great time.  We have so much in common, it is actually quite weird :)

As you can imagine, when stitchers meet, stitchy gifts are exchanged!  Here is the gift I put together for Michelle - since I know she is a huge Cath Kidston fan I gave my gift in a beautiful Cath Kidston style box and I decided to stick with a pink and blue theme.



Here is a close up of some of the items - some pretty fabric, ric-rac and beads. 


I was so lucky to find a pack of Cath Kidston tissues to include with the gift :)  I also included some ribbon, overdyed thread and a little note book.


I made these counting/marking pins and scissors fob to match the sweet floral scissors.


Here are some more handmade goodies - a lavender pillow and a cute little hanging ornament - I love this sweet little design - it is a freebie by Le Chalet des Perelles!  Also included are some 'made with love' charms.


Michelle also spoilt me with a lovely red, white and blue UK themed gift, which came in a great 'London Bus' bag.  The gift included two very useful size wooden hoops (great for needle painting, etc), a book of flower motifs by Jane Greenoff (signed by the author, I might add!), a tin full of goodies and the sweetest 'sew glad we're friends' pillow!


Here is a closeup of the pillow - I love the beaded edging and look at that beautiful lace trim!


The tin was packed with stitchy goodies, including a covered tape measure, fabric, thread, ribbon and another tin.


The sweet little tin was filled with buttons - such a great idea!  Thank you Michelle for my lovely gift!


Here is a pic of the two of us - UK Michelle in the black and white and me in the blue.


It was so great meeting a fellow blogger - I do hope they come to Cape Town for another holiday in the not too distant future!  You can click on over to Michelle's blog to see her holiday pics.

That's it for now - I have a lot of catching up to do on your lovely blogs over the weekend!  I also have a new start - a lovely design by Jardin Prive - which I will share soon.

Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching!

Michelle

16 comments:

Annie said...

What fun to meet a stitcher 'live'. Looks like you both got nice gift packages in the bargain, but the best part was the cameraderie, I'm sure.

Mouse said...

Its great to meet up with new friends .... *waves hello to Michelle too ...hopefully will see her sometime this year again too :) lovely exchange goodies you both received :)
love mouse xxxxx

Loubie69 said...

What lovely gifts you exchanged and it must have been lovely to meet with another stitchy person from so far away :-)

Michelle said...

Michelle I certainly treasured our time together I enjoyed every second of it and loved how the conversation just flowed and flowed. Looking forward to our next trip to see you now. Thanks again for your beautiful gifts xx

butterfly said...

What lovely goodies given to each.
So happy for you both to become stitching friends hugs.

cucki said...

Wow very sweet goodies..
It's so nice to meet with new friends
Hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely presents!! Always fun to meet someone who share the same passion xx

Carol said...

What a fun day that must have been, Michelle... you both obviously enjoyed meeting "the other stitching Michelle" and what great gifts you each received :)

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Oh,that was a nice event and the gifts are wonderful!
Greetings from Germany,Ulla

Lynda Ruth said...

Hello Michelle, that was so nice to met a new friend in person. Love the gifts you gave away and I was wondering where you got the lavender pillow chart. I would love to stitch it. Here is my email Lynda Jasmine_Ms.Button@hotmail.com thank you and have a good weekend

Mylene said...

What a great day for you both.
Such beautiful gifts for each other.

Dani - tkdchick said...

The sttiching world is full of fantastic people! You ladies made some amazing themed gifts for each other! So clever!

Anne said...

That's amazing! I love how the two of you met up and had a blast AND are both Michelles!!! Both packages are so lovely and well thought out.

Solstitches said...

How lovely that you two met up. It's a great picture of the two of you.
Beautiful gifts both given and received.
Margaret

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