Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Birthday Treats for a dear Friend

I can finally reveal a little bit of stitching that I've been working on secretly over the past month - firstly, a gift for Kath's birthday last week.

This is Winter Lady by Primitive Hare, from the latest Gift of Stitching magazine, which I thought was a perfect choice for Kath.


 stitched on 32ct platinum linen using recommended threads

For many years now, Kath and I have exchanged an ornament at Christmas time so I decided to give my one to Kath along with her other birthday pressies. This year I chose Rejoice by Mosey 'n Me from the 2009 Just Cross Stitch ornaments magazine.


stitched on 32ct dirty linen using recommended threads


For Kath's birthday dinner she had requested fish 'n chips, as she didn't want me to go to any trouble since we'd all had a busy few days and it was midweek, but I went ahead and jazzed up our meal with some fresh salads, and then individual sticky date puddings with butterscotch sauce for our dessert. Mum made the loveliest fresh fruit salad - talk about yum!! A few glasses of bubbly wine also went down a treat!


What a lovely time we had celebrating Kath's birthday and as its been awhile, so good to have a catch up during these busy pre Christmas days.

I've got several new ornament finishes to share over the next few days - I'm very pleased to say that the last of my 2011 ornaments and gift stitching are all finished. I also started on a new project on the 1st December, Holiest of Nights by Homespun Elegance, aiming to have it stitched by Christmas Eve! Kath and I have chosen our holiday project too, the Holly & Ivy Sampler by Shepherds Bush, which we'll both be starting sometime during Christmas week.

See you soon xx

13 comments:

Ranae said...

Two wonderful ornie gifts for Kath, sounds like her birthday dinner

pinewood said...

lovely gifts, I am sure she will treasure these.

Susan said...

I always ask for fish & chips for dinner when I visit my patents in Australia.

Your gifts to Kath are lovely!

DebbieSFL said...

Isn't "Holiest of Night" just absolutely lovely? I bought that for myself this year and hope to start it on Christmas day for next year.

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous gifts for your friend. Sounds like a wonderful birthday dinner. Can't wait to see your new projects.

butterfly said...

Wonderful stitching, what a lovely gift.

StitchCat said...

The gifts you have stitched for Kath are lovely Katrina...she is very spoilt :)

Deb said...

That's so pretty. Glad Kath has her little helper there ;)

Carol said...

Kath is one lucky friend--both of your stitched gifts are just perfect Katrina!!

Sally said...

What gorgeous gifts for Kath.

Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

Tatkis said...

Such a cute sheep! Beautiful present for your friend!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lynn said...

Really lovely ornaments! I'm sure Kath was thrilled with them.
I love fish and chips and haven't had them in ages. Now I'm craving them, lol!

Suzanne said...

Such beautiful gifts, I love the sheep ornament.

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