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!


FlashinScissors said...

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!
Barbara xx

gracie said...

Wonderful gifts.

Brigitte said...

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

Bev C said...

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.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

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.

Clare-Aimetu said...

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 😉

Julie said...

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

rosey175 said...

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

Christine said...

Cute bookmark and I really love the wine labels.

Clare-Aimetu said...

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

RJ said...

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

Astrids dragon said...

Such sweet gifts for your friends, I really like the wine labels!