Monday, 2 June 2014

From the Postman

I went for a walk along the esplanade with a friend this morning-- another glorious morning with blue skies. I came home and what would be by the front door? a parcel. I opened it with great excitement! ( just shows how excited I was, I did not even take a photo of the unopened present). This is the most gorgeous bag from Margaret (, sent all the way from Spain, as a birthday present for me.

Bag from Margaret

I am delighted with the gift. I cannot get over the perfect sewing and finish. I am a very proud owner of this bag.
I have been lucky enough to get birthday gifts from my family which will keep coming over the year. I have a weekend away to the Southern Highlands later this month. There are patchwork shops and Victoria House along the way south, which hopefully will get a look in. My daughter and son in law have given me a ticket to Totem, Cirque du Soleil, and they have tickets too, so we will attend the performance together, which is even nicer. That is in November. My son has given me a subscription to Simply Vintage magazine-- and I am looking forward to the first one, which hopefully, will be here soon. We have gone out to my favourite restaurant for dinner, and I still have 1 more lunch next week with my Tuesday walking companion ( as we go out to lunch for each others birthdays). So I do feel spoilt.
I have had this on the wall for a few months, and realised that I have not put it on the blog. After all it is a craft finish and I should have shown it. I started it when I returned from our UK holiday in late October, and could not believe it when I finished it before Christmas. It is the fastest cross stitch I have ever done.
Danish flower thread Cross stitch

This is where I am up to so far re my Blue Hexagon quilt. I have umpteen small blue flowers to make, so it will be ages  before there will be progress.
Blue Hexagon quilt in progress
I am off to the shops now. Guess which bag I will be taking to the shops today!


Anonymous said...

happy birthday Yvonne and boy that bag is gorgeous,what a wonderful present to receive and your cross stitch is very pretty.xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy Birthday Yvonne...what a lovely bag! Well done on the cross stitch finish too! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy Birthday Yvonne...what a lovely bag! Well done on the cross stitch finish too! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Solstitches said...

Your quilt is a beauty Yvonne and I love the pretty cross stitch you have done.
Happy that you like the bag :)
M. x

Koala said...

Happy birthday Yvonne!!! All the best to you! I love it when the the presents keep coming :-)))) Your hexagone quilt looks very beautiful!

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful bag from Margaret! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Lucky you - great presents from the family, I love Simply Vintage magazine :)
Cross stitching and Blue Hexagon quilt both looks adorable!


Houseelf said...

Happy birthday Yvonne. What date was it? The bag is so pretty. Your other treats sound so good, especially the Cirque du Soliel. The cross stitch looks like a lot of work. I recognise a lot of the wild plants from the UK too. Lovely progress on the quilt. The blues are so pretty together.

Abby and Stephanie said...

I am a follower of Margaret's blog. Her work is so meticulous. What a lovely gift from her talented hands. Love the blue/white hexie quilt.