Saturday, 27 July 2013

Summer Blog Hop and more gifts

Jo who's blog is Serendipitous Stitching is organising a Summer Post Card Blog Hop. I've received a beautiful postcard from Lynn - Kearnel's Korner 

Pop by and visit both Jo and Lynn - don't forget to leave a comment too.
 

Lynn's message: 

This design is called Peace Inside by Midsummer Night Designs. I loved this from the first moment I spotted it. Our home is out in a country village and we love to sit and watch the birds each morning. Our door is always open to friends and family and we do love to entertain. Being a cat lover, I was thrilled to see a little cat stitched in the piece as well. I've yet to have this one framed but it sits very nicely on a tabletop easel.

This little piece just seems to embody our home and I'm very proud to display it.


And now for my news - here are a few more of the gifts I stitched for colleagues at work.

Dee - who collects headgehogs and I had no idea
Rav & Kat - two close friends
Nadine & Steve - Mr & Mrs
Annabel - who got married last year
The girls in the Office - reply for student questions
 
My gift for the Staffroom - it hangs next to the clock !!
I had a great last day at school - no cover lessons which made a lovely change. Allthe students left at lunchtime and all the staff went to the main hall for speeches and presentations, not something I find easy but it went ok. Altogether there were 16 people leaving so the presents took a while. Quite a few people were retiring (like me, but they were slightly older hee hee) and some moving onto pastures new. A few tears all round but it was a great atmosphere and lovely to see everyone to say goodbye.
 
I was overwhelmed with gifts from individual members of staff; the cleaners had also bought me a gorgeous scarf and Sue had made a beautiful card. here is the mantle full of my cards - I have to keep re-reading as there is too much to take in.
 
Nick gave me a card too - so sweet of him.
 
School had had a collection as had the English Department - I couldn't believe how much people had given as my gifts were amazing; Lots of Cath Kidston items as well as a huge french sign, I'm not sure where it will go but it is beautiful.
 
All my gorgeous gifts
Huge french sign
Straight after school Nick and I caught the train from Nuneaton to London Euston and on to St Pancras as Nick had booked us on the Eurostar for a 3 day trip to Brussels. It was amazing - the whole day was very emotional added to by Eurostar who just finihsed it off perfectly - I have blogged about our travels on my other blog Aimetu's
 
Thanks for popping by - I should have some more exciting stitching news soon - if you'd like to see all the gifts I stitched for my school colleagues they are in my Flickr Album.
 

10 comments:

  1. It looks like they must really be going to miss you at work, you got so many wonderful cards and gifts.
    I love the postcard too

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  2. Such beautiful stitching Clare and some lovely presents for you and the stitching you gave... all wonderful. I know the tears of leaving a school, over the years it becomes like a home. My last school choir sang 'We can't smile without you' Words changed to fit... and I cried buckets!
    Have a wonderful time now you're home and make time for youself, it soon gets gobbled up by other things
    Love Chris xxx

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  3. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your postcard! Thanks for posting it.

    Congrats on your retirement. I love all the gifts which you stitched for your friends.You received some lovely gifts yourself! I hope you enjoy your retirement as much as I'm enjoying mine. Two years already!

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  4. Wonderful gifts from school and on many pretty cards.
    Lovely postcard in the bloghop

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  5. I am just amazed at all those stitched gifts you created for your colleagues--how very special! You were obviously a very beloved co-worker looking at all the goodies they showered you with. Enjoy your retirement--I'm thinking mine will be coming within a few years, too :)

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  6. Your stitched gifts are beautiful Clare.

    Wow you received lots of lovely gifts from your colleagues. Enjoy your retirement :)

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  7. Lovely gifts for your colleagues, lovely that they have been so generous in gifting you too. Love the sound of your Eurostar trip.

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  8. What a nice Blog Hop piece by Lynn in the home theme! All your stitched gifts to your coworkers are so nice! They will be treasured forever.

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  9. very nice ...all very nice.

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  10. Congratulations on your retirement. Now your days will be filled by things that you want to do whenever you want to do them. Enjoy!

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