Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Lovely Gift Received!

Hello dear blogging friends! Oh my, has it really been that long since my previous post?  I trust you are all keeping well!  I am slowly winding down from a very, very busy year and I'm so happy to be blogging again.

Last month I received such a wonderful surprise from my dear friend Michelle over at Michelle's Stitchcraft Place - she sent me a lovely gift for my birthday!  Look at the pretty birthday card:

She sent me a Tralala Collection chart, a piece of 32ct linen and the sweetest little notebook:

Here is a close up of the chart - it is so cute and definitely on my 'to do' list for next year!  Thank you so much Michelle, I absolutely love the gift!

Since my last blog post the seasons have been changing!  We had a very long, cold, wet winter this year, but Spring has finally arrived (despite some heavy rainfall this past weekend and more rain predicted for this week!) and the garden is coming to life.  Here is a picture of one of the first roses to bloom - in the background you can see the first sweet peas of the season:

Here is a close up of some of the sweet peas - the scent is just heavenly!

I have not been able to stitch as much as I would have liked to over the past few months, but did manage a few small finishes (and perhaps a large start!), as well as a few other projects.  I will share some pics soon!

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!



Vickie said...

Ah sweet spring flowers! It is cold here. No green about.
Lovely gifts from Michelle.

cucki said...

Sweet gift from Michelle ...
And very pretty flowers ..
Hugs x

Michelle said...

Lovely to see you blogging Michelle - the flowers are lovely. I am glad you liked your gift. We aren't coming over next year but will soon be booking flights for 2015 - shall we sort something out for Langebaan when we do? xx

butterfly said...

Lovely gifts from sweet Michelle.
Beautiful flowers.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely gifts!!! I love the Tralala charts :)

Brigitte said...

Now that we are heading towards winter and are seeing snow outside every now and then it's so great to see a post from the southern hemisphere showing signs of spring. Beuatiful flowers. And a beautiful gift from your stitching friend. Tralala is one of my favourite French designers.

Carol said...

We've missed you, Michelle! I love your gifts from the other Michelle--so lovely! I hope your Spring and Summer bring more free time for you :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely b-day gift!

Sally said...

A lovely birthday gift from Michelle. She is so sweet.

Gorgeous roses.

Lumiruusu said...

What alovely post-everything was beautifull.In the area of Finland where I live we have get snow and it is very cold too!