Saturday, 17 February 2018

A very special Gifted Gorgeousness

Today is our daughter's birthday - we have just spent two lovely days with her in Cardiff. She is spending her birthday weekend in London with her boyfriend seeing a couple of shows and eating in nice places.

I always stitch something for her birthday - this year was another Newton's Law. As a youngster she loved blowing bubbles so when I saw this chart it was perfect. I loved stitching him, he seemed to come to life with every stitch.

Newton's Law
The finished gift was her very own sewing box, I lined the inside and added the essential sewing items. She isn't a cross titcher but did needlework at school and is a dab hand with a mending needle.

Inside the box
Matching cording to finish
The Essentials
Newton's Law sewing box 
I loved stitching this, I enjoyed making it up too and finding the pieces to go inside. Philly loved him too: he now lives in Wales :)

Newton's Law is my special Gifted Gorgeousness for February - thank you Jo for organising this each month. It's lovely to read everyone's gifts both sent and received. There is a list of blogs taking part on Jo's Blog Serendipitous Stitching - here's the link to the sign up page if you want to take part each month.

My other gift this month was for Barb, a lovely member of Needlecraft Haven who looks after The Parlour, our virtual stitching haven on a Wednesday night. It was a special birthday this year for Barb. I made her a Blackwork Bookmark using Weeks Dye Works Deep Sea thread.

Bookmark for Barb
Thank you for calling by to see my Gifted Gorgeousness gifts for February. 


  1. The sewing box you made for your daughter is wonderful! What a very special, thoughtful gift. Your blackwork bookmarks are so pretty - you make me want to try making one. :)

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month with two lovely gifts.

    The sewing box is so beautifully made and Newton looks great on top. I am sure it will be treasured and well used! As will the bookmark. A keen reader can never have enough bookmarks.

  3. I saw Barb's lovely bookmark. Your sewing box for Philly is so wonderful. What a great job you did.

  4. Lovely gifts Clare. I especially love your sewing box for your daughter. I know she will love it and think of the days she was blowing bubbles! What a fun day for her birthday to see a show in London. And the bookmark for your friend is so lovely too. Happy stitching. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  5. I was greatly confused by Newton's Law, thinking it was the style of box! I haven't heard of that designer, only the physics laws haha. They're very cute patterns and your stitching is great. :D I am not brave enough to try blackwork just yet but your bookmark is just wonderful.

  6. Great gifts Clare, the sewing box you made for your DD is wonderful

  7. Two gorgeous gifts Clare. You really are so generous with your time. Your blackwork is stunning.

  8. Cute sewing box. Only one of my daughters is remotely interested in sewing,
    the other two wouldn't even consider mending or making anything lol

  9. Oh my, the sewing box is so precious! Well done...your daughter will treasure it.

  10. Wow, Clare. I bet your daughter will love her sewing box! And, oh my goodness, that blackwork looks really complicated.
    Well done, two gorgeous presents!
    Barbara xx

  11. A lovely tradition for your daughter's birthday - and a great sewing box for her! x

  12. I love the sewing box and kit you made for your daughter! And congratulations on having a daughter who can use a needle - mending is becoming a lost art!

  13. I love seeing the progression of your stitching! The stitching box is beautiful, I hope she loved it!
    The bookmark for Barb looks great.


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