Sunday, 14 December 2008

Gifts all finished

Firstly I want to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post, I am so glad you all liked my cottage and my pink coat. I had 25 comments and that's the most I've ever had, it was so great to read them all.
I have managed to get all 3 of my Christmas Gifts finally finished off today. Here is Mom's compact mirror - I love this rose there is no back stitch but it looks so real. I wish it was postioned a little more to the left in the mirror but never mind.


I also put the poppies and butterfly stitching into its coaster for my MIL and I backed the Lily bookmark for my Auntie with lovely bright pink felt. I am about to go and wrap up her present now, I have bought her the Julie Walters autobiography to go with the bookmark.
Thought I'd share another piece of Christmas stitching that I made a while ago. The photo isn't very clear and doesn't show the gold thread that reads "Noel" and Joy".

I have worked on Lest We Forget a lot the last few days and will take a photo of that soon as it is nearly complete. I have also started a "stitch a star" piece from Cross Stitcher magazine of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, this will be for Julie's daughter whose 18th birthday party is next week. I won't complete it for then though so she'll just get it when it's finished!!
Next week we have several nights at the girl's school helping with the refreshments for their Christmas Production so you may not see a post from me until the end of the week. I will also try to catch up on my blog reading as I seem to have not read anyone else's recently.... so sorry.
Enjoy your week.
Ginnie x



18 comments:

Shell said...

lovely finishes,the rose looks very pretty.

stitcherw said...

They look beautiful, your mom will love the rose. Congrats on getting the gifts finished off. Have fun stitching Captain Jack, can't wait to see a progress picture.
Sue

Tammy said...

Oh, very pretty-I knew that rose would be gorgeous! Your mom will love that!

Tanja said...

I love the compact mirror, the colours of the rose are so pretty, great job Ginnie!

Theresa said...

that rose is gorgeous. well done

Shellie said...

Great rose Ginnie ur rioght it does look so real
Love the orni too

Gaynor said...

Lovely gifts....cant wait to see how captain jack turns ou...if as good as I hope I will have to give it a go lol
Closest I will get to to Mr Depp!

Wendy said...

Can't WAIT to see the Captain Jack design!! WOW! I LOVE him in those films!!
Your rose is beautiful! Roses are my fave flower, and you're so right, it does look real! Cute ornie too hun! :-)

Angelcat said...

Your Mum's compact is beautiful!

Julie said...

The rose is superb, i love it. Lovely ornie too.

Margaret said...

Your mother's rose looks really beautiful I am sure she'll love it. All the best for your busy week

Redwitch said...

Lovely rose compact, your Mum will treasure it for sure.

I missed the cottage and the pink coat somehow, both lovely! :)

Sally said...

These are both beautiful! The rose compact is just so pretty. I bet your Mum will love it.

Mylene said...

That's lovely! I am sure your mother will love it.

fireflydreams said...

Great finishes Ginnie.

Carla said...

Lovely finishes!!

Barb said...

Nice finishes. The rose is beautiful. Great job on both.

Miss 376 said...

I am sure all these gifts will be truly aprectiated, they are beautiful