Monday, 14 November 2016

Gifts and Exchanges

Hi Everyone,

Today I can at last show some of the gifts that I have been working on recently as they have now been seen by their recipients.  Firstly I was asked if I would like to sew a quilt block for Shez as a secret quilt was going to be made for her birthday this Autumn and I thought this embroidery design about friends and flowers was ideal.


The pattern is by Gail Bussi and actually reads `Friends and Flowers make life bloom´ but that was not going to fit easily on my block measurements, so I shortened the phrase.


I added a few crochet flowers to add extra interest.




We then had to add a small beige surround to our work and leave a message if we wished.


I think Shez was blown over by the surprise and you can see the finished quilt and all the different and pretty individual blocks here.

My other two gifts were for a partner in The Tea Cup Exchange organised by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose and celebrated just recently.  I made my partner Eva a tea or mug rug - always handy whatever you drink.




The design is by Rita of Twinkle patchwork and I also made a small tea bag holder which might come in useful.



I loved the birdie fabric, a new acquisition, and might make another holder for myself.



Now I really must get on with some Christmas stitching.  Until next time.

Linking to Supermom no cape stitchery party.
Sheryl




33 comments:

  1. So many beautiful pretties in this post, Sheryl. Your embroidered block for Chez's quilt is delightful. It will make her day bloom, as will her amazing quilt! Your block is blooming with pretty design, colour and whimsy. Love your cute mug rug you stitched for your exchange partner and the tea bag holder is adorable...the fabric is filled with cuteness. AND...the teacup and saucer....how gorgeous! I love the pattern, the red roses are gorgeous. As always, Sheryl, your post has sprinkled a little loveliness into my day, thank you!

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  2. All such beautiful projects Sheryl! I saw Shez's fabulous quilt on her blog and your block is just gorgeous! The little mug rug and tea sachet pouch are just fabulous too! Christine x

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  3. Dear Sheryl, very nice work! Again I feel the smell of summer!
    Greetings!

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  4. Such gorgeous work Sheryl! Love all your beautiful projects!
    I saw the quilt via Pamela's blog, but couldn't see all the blocks.
    Wow, the quilt must be so amazing .... Lucky Shez!
    Hugs xx

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  5. Hello, sweetest Sheryl! My oh my, what loveliness! The quilt square is just too precious! You do such beautiful work, my friend.

    And I enjoyed seeing what you sent your partner for the exchange. The mug rug is darling and the tea cup...gorgeous!

    Lord-willing, in just a couple of weeks you should have your tea cup package as a delightful "little birdie" sent something your way {{smiles}} Love and hugs to you!

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  6. Cute quilt block and the crocheted flowers make a great addition. The whole quilt is lovely. Super mug rug and tea wallet. That is a fun idea for an exchange.

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  7. Lovely square for the quilt and the finished item is gorgeous. Beautiful tea cup and saucer, and I love the mug rug and tea holder. Both so cute and useful to boot.

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  8. Your quilt block is very beautiful !!:) I had thought of doing appliqué work or stump work on one of my big cross stitch project to make a large tree. But that crochet flower addition is a lovely idea.
    Your tea cup mat and the holder is very cute!! Love the birdie print, so cute:)
    You always amaze me with your sweet little creations. But you know when we make something for gift and plan to make one for ourselves, it doesn't work many times. I made a needle book and pincushion, my firsts, which I gifted but could never make one for myself till date:)

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  9. What lovely gifts, great finishes.
    Greetings Martina

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  10. Hi Sheryl,oh i love your block so much it is so pretty,thankyou so much my friend for taking the time to make such a gorgeous block for me,my quilt will be treasured,thankyou.
    Oh i do love your mug rug and tea bag wallet such a beautiful set,your work is so beautiful Sheryl,well done xx

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  11. Lovely gifts for your friends.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  12. I went to this Flowers Delivery lady and asked for yellow flowers. She opened the store glass windows, took out some yellow roses, a yellow calla lily, and some other yellow, pink and green flowers. She then gently arranged them together and revealed an artful, beautiful, and unique bouquet in front of me.

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  13. Your stitched block is absolutely delightful! and SO creative! What a wonderful gift for your friend! And the teacup mat and tea bag holder are lovely. I am a tea drinker myself and truly love "tea things." Beautiful work as always. Such perfect gifts!

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous gifts! I love seeing your creations.
    xxx

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  15. Sheryl, you have made lovely gifts. The crocheted flowers is great idea, they look pretty.

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  16. Lovely gifts have been made!
    The quilt block looks fantastic :)

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  17. Sherly your work is just so beautiful , whay lovely gifts.
    Have a lovely day.

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  18. Pretty tea time gifts Sheryl and a lovely block for Shez. xx

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  19. I love the block you made for Shez, how clever to add the crocheted flowers. They really add an extra dimension to the piece.
    The mug and cup exchanges are lovely too.

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  20. All your stitched gifts are wonderful, but I especially love the crochet flowers you added to the cross stitch--so pretty!!

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  21. You have been busy all of them are lovely gifts.

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  22. Wow! Sheryl, your exchange stitching is exquisite, so very pretty and that rose tea cup is gorgeous.

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  23. Oh my, Sheryl, the design you chose and changed a bit for the stitched quilt block is just gorgeous. I have that it my stash as well and have often thought about stitching it. That quilt looks fantastic. And I love the two gifts you made for the tea cup exchange. Both are so appropriate and I am sure your exchange partner was thrilled.

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  24. Such lovely things you sent and made!I love the teabag case! I never thought of one!AriadnefromGreece!

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  25. What beautiful gifts, Sheryl! I love the little crocheted flowers you added to the quilt block :) In looking at the entire quilt, I'd say your friend is a very treasured one, indeed--such a wonderful gift you all created for her!

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  26. Always you have the most beautiful finishes. Such beautiful gifts.

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  27. Beautiful projects! Love the crocheted flowers for a unique, dimensional look!

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  28. What beautiful stitching as always Sheryl. I love the block for the surprise quilt, your crochet flowers are a unique addition.
    The gifts you made for the teacup exchange are just perfect. Your partner was so lucky!

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  29. I stand amazed at the loveliness and grace of your hands. Such beauty...
    Your tea cup was beautiful and those gifts to use along wit it are gorgeous.
    So happy I popped in today.

    Have a blessed and beautiful day~~

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  30. I stand amazed at the loveliness and grace of your hands. Such beauty...
    Your tea cup was beautiful and those gifts to use along wit it are gorgeous.
    So happy I popped in today.

    Have a blessed and beautiful day~~

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  31. Muchas gracias Sheryl por enlazar mi blog, sigo encantada con tus trabajos para mi. Ha sido todo un honor tenerte de compañera de intercambio.

    Besos, Evita.

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