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. 

15 comments:

  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. :)

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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

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  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!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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

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  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!

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  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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