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.
Linking to Supermom no cape stitchery party.