Friday, 4 May 2012

A Birthday Gift for Michelle :)

Yesterday was my lovely friend Michelle's birthday and having noticed her love of bluebirds :) I stitched her this:)



Blackbird Designs So Fade My Hours 

32 count evenweave ( can't remember the colour off hand!)

DMC 

Started 29th March 2012

Finished 12th April 2012

Birthday gift for Michelle.

This was a joy to stitch and I just love how it turned out. It makes me happy to know that Michelle loved it too:) Happy Birthday my dear friend xxx

I've stitched a little more on BOAF Love but, boy, has this little thing been causing me some problems! I got mixed up with two symbols and stitched the wrong colour so frogged that then I realised I'd made a mistake on the man so he's higher up than he should be. He is staying that way!!!!

Finally I treated myself to an evenweave grab bag from Polstitches the other day and it arrived today. This is what I got in it and I love them.

I also treated myself to the Joan Elliott book Bewitching after seeing some lovely WIPs and finishes on the Polstitches Facebook group. It arrived today and it's fantastic. Yes I know I'm supposed to be stitching from my stash but I am still doing that! Lol!

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my finishes the other day :) 6 Fat Men will going to the framers and I think I'll make The Journey into a pin cushion or something.

Apologies to anyone who has been unable to access my blog due to content from Shabbyblogs. Shirlee alerted me but I couldn't understand it as my blog background was not from there but I had two buttons in my sidebar so have now removed those. Thank you for the heads-up Shirlee:)

Well I'd better get myself off here and vacuum upstairs. I need to get caught up on blogs too but will do that tomorrow :)

With much love.

Sally

xxxx

28 comments:

Vickie said...

What a lovely gift for Michelle. The Love couple look cute. :)

dulcinella said...

Your gift for Michelle is so beautiful! I had a laugh at your frogging problems, been there, done that:-) I agree with you, let the man be where he is! Nice to see your grab bag from polstitches. They got some lovely fabrics! enjoy them...

Margaret said...

What a lovely gift for Michelle! Love your BOAF Love -- silly boy to cause trouble! Nice new fabric too! You're the second one I've heard to have trouble from Shabbyblogs. So weird!

Penny said...

What a sweet gift! I think the little boy being off a bit just lends depth to the piece. They still make a lovely couple. :) Pretty new fabrics!

Michelle said...

Sally I aodred your gift and thank you so much for making it for me. It will be much treasured. My picture just did not do it justice - thank you for posting your pictures which shows it off as it should be showed - its beautiful xx

Christine said...

The present you made for Michelle is gorgeous.
Nice fabrics in the grab bag

Mouse said...

ooooo very pretty gift for michelle .... think we all had the same idea of birds ..lol
and is the wee man out of place wouldn't have noticed unless pattern and magnifier was there ;)
and lovely grab bag you got and other nice stash too ;) love mouse xxxxx

Ellen said...

Beautiful gift for Michelle! Love those fabrics from Polstitches, can't wait to see what projects you are stitching on them!

Hugs,

Sarah said...

Your gift to Michelle looks lovely. I love your new fabrics, they are stunning!

Shirlee said...

What a lovely gift you made for Michelle : ) Lovely WIP too & it looks like you got some nice evenweave in your grab bag : )

Lelia said...

I stitched the love boaf
pin over one

i changed all the colors!

lovely BBD - I don't think I remember that pattern

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous gift for Michelle. Your couple are looking great, sorry to hear about your frogging though.

jane said...

Lovely gift for Michelle and belated congratulations for your finishes, I couldn't seem to comment on you previous post.
Beautiful fabrics, must pop along to Jo's site and have a look..lol

~Monique {My Mark} said...

I dind't even notice the man being off until you mentioned it... men are generally taller than their girlfriends anyway LOL

Julie said...

Super gift for Michelle.
I was lucky enough to receive a Polsitches grab bag as a birthday giftm, they are super aren't they.
Enjoy the bank hol weekend Sally, whatever your plans. x

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Lucky Michelle! Such a sweet piece. Your BOAF is just the cutest little design.
Linda

Catherine said...

What a lovely gift!! Cute stitches ~ the man looks just fine to me! What pretty fabrics ~ can't wait to see what you do with them.

Lois said...

What a lovely gift for Michelle! It is just beautiful Sally. Sorry to hear the frog called by. Hope he's gone now!

Elisa said...

A beautiful gift for Michelle Sally. I love your BOAF stitching....great fabbie stash too...enjoy!

Brigitte said...

That's a lovely gift and so neatly finished. Great idea.
I also love the fabrics you had in your grab bag. And don 't we need a little extra from time to time? I also stitch mostly from my stash but sometimes I want to treat myself to something new. And I do so, lol. Enjoy your new book.

Milly said...

Lovely finish and a great present.

Your little man looks great where he is.

Lovely grab bag from Polstitches, the fabric is great!

Jan said...

Lovely stitching!

Juls said...

Lovely stitching as always!!!! Fabric is wonderful as well !!!!

Angela said...

I love the gift you made for Michelle! That fabric is just wonderful and would work for some Joan Elliott designs? Have a great week!

Myra said...

What a lovely gift you made for Michelle. She will surely treasure it.

Fiona said...

Beautiful gift for your friend. Sorry you were having Blog problems. Your grab bag looks very nice, now you just have to figure out what to stitch on them.

Beverly said...

I always envy your finsihing, Michelle will love it!, loving the fabbie too!

Solstitches said...

The gift for Michelle is gorgeous and the new fabric stash is yummy.
Hugs,
Margaret