Thursday, 16 July 2015

Gifted Gorgeous July - a very special gift

Gifted Gorgeousness is a great SAL organised and hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. It's always nice to give or receive a gift and Jo's SAL highlights just how generous stitchers are :)

I have been working on a very special gift and my previous monthly posts have been a little light, however I can now reveal my latest project. It's not been that easy to stitch, for some reason I kept miscounting and being one stitch out so Mr Frog sat permanently on my shoulder !!

The gift was for our daughter Philippa who graduated last Monday from the University of South Wales with a first degree in Sport Management and an additional Outstanding Performance Award. It was a very wet but very enjoyable day.
Lizzie Kate - Promise Me
Philippa Clare Hearnden
Special lady 
Philly and her housemates 
Hat's off !
Welsh weather !
Such a great day :) 
This year my theme  for my Christmas Tree at church is 'Joy to the World'. Thank you to everyone who's offered to stitch an ornament - when we arrived home from Wales there was a lovely parcel waiting. Nadine has stitched two beautiful ornaments, thank you Nadine. Now I have finished my big project I can get on with my own Joy stitching along with catching up with the monthly challenges on Needlecraft Haven.

Beautiful gifts from Nadine 
Thank you for calling by - have a great summer x x


  1. Beautiful pictures of the graduation. I am sure Philly was thrilled with her keepsake. She is such a beautiful young lady. I am sure both you and Nick proud as peacocks with all that she has accomplished. Well done Philly !!

  2. Congratulations to Philippa! Beautiful stitch for a beautiful young woman. I love how you personalised it with the same lettering - very clever!

  3. Congratulations to your daughter on earning her degree, a lot of hard work but well worth it now. The photos of the graduation ceremony look wonderful and you all look so happy. Your daughter is sure to treasure the lovely stitched gift you made for her. X

  4. Hello Clare,

    You chose the perfect cross stitch for Philly's graduation. The words are most inspiring.

    Happy days.

  5. Congratulations to Phillipa. And to you, of ccourse. The Lizzie Kate project is lovely. I'm sure it will become a family treasure. I do like Nadine's Joy ornaments. Such a lovely idea, a tree of joy for Christmas.

  6. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter.
    A very beautiful sampler you have stitched her.

  7. What a wonderful gift Clare. Congratulations to Philly

  8. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! What a lovely, inspiring gift to give her!

  9. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The design is perfect for your daughter and her great achievements. Looks like a lovely graduation despite the weather!

  10. Congrats to your daughter for her accomplishments, and also to you for completing such a pretty piece for her! I am sure she will cherish it! Hugs!

  11. congratulations to your daughter's accomplishment.. the stitching is just gorgeous.. :D

  12. Super keepsake, it turned out so lovely. Lovely pics of the actual day too.
    Must get a joy ornament done myself... still a bit of time to go though till you need it lol.

  13. Lovely photos from Philly's graduation. I love what you stitched for her. A wonderful keepsake.

    I would love to stitch an ornament for your Church tree if I can please.

  14. Congratulations to your daughter! What a fantastic achievement :o)
    And I love the special piece that you stitched to commemorate her day!
    Beautiful pics of a great day!
    Hugs xx

  15. Congratulations to Philippa on her achievement. And what a great gift you made her. Beautiful and very special!


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