Monday 12 February 2018

Another bookmark and a bit of progress

This week's catch up is short as I haven't actually done much stitching. Friday night our friends came for dinner and it was so nice to feel back to normal after 10 months of upturned lifestyle. I love entertaining and was very pleased with how the table looked this time. 

Ready for our dinner guests
It was Justine's birthday last week and I stitched her a bookmark using Weeks Dye Works Begonia. I am really enjoying blackwork, it's very therapeutic
Bookmark for Justine
I have finished another gift but that is still secret for a few more days ssshhhhhh!

Wednesday night I joined the lovely ladies at Needlework Haven in The Parlour - it's our get together in cyber space each week hahaha. Sampler Bouquet is coming along nicely and I'm hoping to get a little more completed tonight or tomorrow as we're then away for a couple of days.  

Sampler Bouquet
That's all from me for now - thank you again for all the lovely messages last week when I was Blogger of the Week - what a lovely way to meet new bloggers, have you popped along to meet this week's Blogger?


Justine said...

Thank you again for my lovely bookmark, it's so pretty and your blackwork is very neat! Your table looks beautiful. You're off on holiday again already?! Bet DH wishes he'd retired years ago! Hope you have a lovely time.

Kate said...

Your stitched bookmark is so lovely. I'm always hesitant to make one for a gift nowadays since so many people read on a device - it's a bit disconcerting to give a gift of a bookmark and be told 'I don't read books' - I'm never sure whether to apologize, take the bookmark back or just ignore it. :)

Brigitte said...

A beautiful bookmark you made for Justine. And such nice progress on Sampler Bouquet.

Julie said...

Your dinner table looks very inviting. I'm sure you whipped up something wonderful for your friends, you're a whizz in the kitchen - I bet they have missed your special evenings too.
Justine bookmark is lovely, blackwork always looks so elegant.
Sampler Bouquet is growing really well.
Enjoy your few days away.

Christine said...

That bookmark is lovely Clare, and Sampler bouquet is looking gorgeous

Vickie said...

Yes Justine's bookmark is fabulous! Have a super time!!

RJ said...

Such a pretty bookmark for a lovely lady Justine. Love your sampler bouquet. Have a great week. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your dinner table looked inviting. Another lovely blackwork bookmark.

Bethan said...

Such a beautiful bookmark x