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30 March 2011

Birthdays

I've been reading Stitch Bitch blog for a while now and her stories of her grandmother, Maggie, have always amused me. So, when she put out a call for birthday cards to be sent to Maggie on her 89th birthday, how could I say no? After all, this is a lady whom I hope to emulate when I'm her age ^.^
Two weeks before the big day, I put on my thinking cap. Once again, I went on my trusted Stitching Cards website for inspiration and made this.
I really love this design. The basket is stitched with metallic gold thread and gold beads are added to the flowers for that extra sparkle.
I think the card arrived a couple days late but at least it didn't go missing which I'm grateful for.
22nd March was once again my best friend, Adeline's birthday. As with years past, I had a kitty design stitched and framed for her.
I, for one, think it would be perfect in the baby's room but that's for her to decide, of course.
Dede, another good friend of mine's birthday is also coming up in April. Remember my Passione Ricamo piece I had stitched? It was first intended for her birthday last year and then postponed to Christmas... It is now framed too and finally ready to be presented to her.
Other than that, I've also been working on New Birth of Spring sporadically and this is where it stands at the moment.
However, it has now been put on hold while I try to catch up on Romantique Sampler. Part 2 stitched.
First month is now complete.
Working on the second month. Here is Part 3.
Onwards to Part 4... But I have a Birthday Exchange due in May...
Talk about a full plate! I have only myself to blame but I'm enjoying every single minute of it :D

13 comments:

Michael said...

Wow nice lol, Great work on the Card and the gifts look amazing. Very nice frames. I really hope they like them =)

Mouse said...

lovely card :0 and well done on the framed finishes ... come on girl catch up with the Romantique SAL ... part 6 is a killer ..lol its a huge bit of lace .. I have almost got there ... love mouse xxxx

Anna van Schurman said...

It is a beautiful card. I wonder if her reply has been lost in the mail. She was very excited to thank you all. I deeply appreciate it!

Joysze said...

Those are such wonderful gifts, Veronica!! I'm sure they will be treasured for years to come.

WIPs are looking great too.

Blu said...

Um, wow! That card is pretty!
Nice progress on the WIPs.

zarina said...

I love your stitching, esp the first one in metallic thread. I hope to get started on that hand embroidery exchange item soon but I have two gifts that need to be done (and one almost done but need to do blocking first).

Carolyn NC said...

How cool - love the great card and stitching!

Carin said...

What a great gifts. I love your romatique sampler with those colors.

Carol said...

I'm sure your card was a huge hit with Maggie! I also stitched the Just Nan "High Hopes" and gave it to my sister for her new house. Such a pretty piece...

Shelley said...

The card is beautiful!!

Love your stitching work. You make such gorgeous pieces :)

Virpi R. said...

The new birth of spring looks really nice. I like that a lot!

Siobhan said...

What wonderful stitching! Great job on the card.

Pumpkin said...

That is one stunning card Veronica! Well done!

I'm sure your friends will be delighted with those framed gifts. Lovely finishes :o)

Your WIPs are coming along nicely.