At our April event we chose to stitch a coaster on the theme of our partner's birthday month; flower, gemstone, weather, wording; anything really. Everyone wrote their name and address on a postcard along with their birthday month and favourite chocolate, the cards are shuffled and held so no detail can be seen and we each pick one to find out who our partner is.
I picked Gill's card and her birthday is in January. I know Gill likes flowers and as carnations are the flower for January I stitched this lovely design by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. It was a free design from her Flower of the Month series.
As Gill had put buttons for her chocolate choice I included two little bags of treats.
|Carnation coaster for Gill|
|Exchange goodies (Gill's photo)|
My other stitching is also for a Needlecraft Haven activity - Four Season's SAL. Throughout the year we have three months to stitch any design for a season with the Gallery opening in the final month.
Spring - 1st January to 30th March - Gallery 1st March.
Summer - 1st April to 29th June - Gallery 1st June.
Autumn - 1st July to 29th September - Gallery 1st September.
Winter - 1st October to 30th December - Gallery 1st December.
|Four Season SAL - summer|
|Four Season's SAL - spring|