Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Two gifts at the start of June

The start of June sees us on holiday in France, all our trips and visits are in my 'Aimetu's - wine, food and travels' blog, but before we left I had two birthday gifts to finish.

This year seems to be full of special birthdays for my friends - birthdays are always nice but zeros are the best! This year already there has been a 40th and two 60th - there are two more 60th, a 30th and a wedding so my 2018 is full of gifty stitching.

The first gift was for my friend who is recovering from a back operation, although she isn't celebrating a significant birthday I wanted yo stitch her a gift. This is a freebie chart from Victoria Sampler  I have stitched it many times, it us quick and enjoyable to do.


My other gift was for my very good wine friend who is celebrating the big 60. I wanted something wine related and remembered this chart on an old magazine. The label names were originally in Italian but my friend loves Spanish wine so I changed the lettering.




As we're on holiday I have of course brought some stitching, another gift hee hee as there is another 60 birthday at the end of June. I don't stitch a huge amount when we're away and this being a little something it was ideal to bring. I'm nearly done too which means I might have time to make a start on another project I brought with me, especially as the forecast is unsettled for the next few days.

I hope your June started well, hard to believe we are nearly halfway through 2016 and it will soon be the longest day of the year!

11 comments:

  1. Lovely stitching Clare! Fantastic bookmark, and I love the idea that it was a teaching sampler ..... very suitable! Thanks for the link.
    The bottle labels are such a great gift too! What a kind friend you are!
    I hope you are having a super holiday despite the weather.
    This year seems to be going faster than ever! So much to do, and so little time!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  2. There is a lot of gift stitching ahead, Clare. But the first two gifts are already finished and they re so pretty.

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  3. Hello Clare,

    I can bet your friends really look forward to receiving gifts from you. Love the coloured tassels on the bookmark. Enjoy your holiday.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  4. Lovely gifts for your friends, especially the wine labels.

    I hate to break it to you but we are way past June 2016!! Time flies when you are having fun.

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    1. Haha Jo nust proves you read to the end - blame it on too much french wine - I think I'll leave it as is as it's quite funny 😉

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  5. You always give the loveliest of gifts. My super stitched 50th pressie got so many wonderful comments from visitors here. xx

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    1. Thank you Julie, it was a pleasure to stitch it for you

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  6. Wonderful gifts for your friends. I like the way the bookmark tassels look. And the little wine tags are so great!

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  7. Cute bookmark and I really love the wine labels.

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  8. Clare such lovely gifts...they are lucky friends. I am so happy to be visiting with you tonight. I have missed so much the past two months and have a lot of posts to catch up on. A trip to France sounds so wonderful. I will definitely catch your other blog to see where you went. Have a lovely weekend. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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