Sunday, 15 April 2018

A little progress

I have finally finished March's Challenge on Needlecraft Haven, although I have yet to make it up. The dedign us Christmas Joy by Cuore e Batticuore. It took a little longer than I thought as I changed the design to include two girls. This will be a gift at Christmas for someone I send something to every year; they have two girls.
Stitched but needs finishing
My other progress is on my Bouquet Sampler by Jardin Privè - I haven't worked on it for quite a while as I was busy doing the Easter Exchange, the challenge piece and another birthday bookmark but I did join everyone in The Parlour (Needlecraft Haven) on Wednesday. It is growing and there is not too much more to do..
The bookmark was for Dusty, my friend overseas. It's always a worry posting abroad especially with it being Eastertime but it did arrive in time for her birthday.

Dusty's Bookmark
Today I need to look at my projects and time as I have a few more birthdays coming up, some big ones so I need to find suitable gifts to stitch. We have two holidays as well, almost back to back so I really do need to plan ahead, always exciting.

Huge thank you to everyone who sent the link to their first posts for my blogiversary, I really enjoyed reading them and looking back to how we all began. Thanks too to everyone who posted, it's always nice to receive your comments.


  1. Great stitching Clare, I love the way you changed up the challenge piece

  2. Christmas Joy is so very sweet like that!! Love Dusty's bookmark!

  3. What a great idea to adapt your sweet March challenge piece - now you're ahead of the game for Christmas gifts! I love the muted colours of your Jardin Prive piece, it reminds me I must get back to Ciseaux et Bobines which you gifted me with last year. It's such a relaxing stitch.

  4. Christmas Joy turned out really great, Clare. And it will make a wonderful gift for Christmas.
    Nice progress on your Jardin Privé piece.

  5. Lovely stitching - I love your Christmas Joy piece! Very organised to get Christmas gifts going already x

  6. What a perfect gift that will be for your friend with two little girls, Clare! And I love your Jardin Prive piece so much--lovely, lovely colors :)

  7. I love the addition to the Christmas piece, it will make a great gift.

    Lovely progress on the Sampler and a nice blackwork bookmark too.

  8. The two girls are so sweet, they'll love it!
    Nice progress on your Bouquet Sampler and the bookmark looks great.

  9. Lovely stitching Clare! Especially love the Christmas stitchery, almost tempted to stitch this myself!
    Barbara xx

  10. I like your changes to the Challenge stitch project. The Jardin Prive and bookmark stitching projects are lovely.


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