30 July 2012

Presents

On Saturday night we went to Sydney with our friends Lynell and Darren, so that they could give a wedding present to Michael and Peta.  What a fabulous gift Lynell has made for the newlyweds.

Darren taking the photograph is reflected in the bottom left-hand corner.
Lynell with Michael and Peta
The colours in the first photo are more accurate.  Lynell based the design on the wedding invitations, which were black, teal and lime green.  The orange is for Peta's hair and the black embossed frame is also taken from the invitations which had black embossed/flock paper.

The second version of the jumper is a much better fit, so I was happy about that.

Yesterday was the birthday of one of our on-line group and it was my turn to make her present.  This year's theme is "Eat, Grow, Cook".  I chose one element of the theme, "Cook", and made Christine Book's recipe folder using some lovely yellow Mary Engelbreit fabric.


Photo from here
Our on-line group has been running a recipe collection so I printed them all to add to the folder.


My pile of little hexagons is taking shape


and I've cut out a second lot using all Fig Tree fabrics.  The Olympics will provide lots of stitching time.  I wonder what this cute little shape will become?

8 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Lynda..what an awesome prezzie.....the cook folder for Kez, is fantastic, great gift....go girl with the hexies...

helbel19 said...

Great gift Lynda.

Hmmmmm I think I know what it is, cause Teresa and I are making one on Tuesday.

Helen

shez said...

beautiful present the colours are so happy,and love the cookbook folder you made for Kez,well done on a lovely finish.xx

marina said...

what a lovely mirror.
Your folder is beautiful. A really pretty personal gift.
Love seeing all your hexies. You are going great guns! I bought some purse frames at the craft fair, your hexies make me want to make another one.
Fig tree fabrics will be amazing too.

Vicki said...

Great minds on that recipe folder :) Love it!! Mirror is fabulous, love the meanings behind everything - some people are very creative!Now the hexie thingy......... thinking cat on!!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful present for Michael and Peta. I love your cookbook folder and I remember those stitcheries.. It turned out so lovely. I know what your little hexie thing is he he... I'm hoping to have one of my own tomorrow with Helen xx

Chookyblue...... said...

great idea recipe folder...........and to print off all our recipes even better........

Cathy said...

You little hexi's are gorgeous!!

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