Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Gifts & New Projects


Blogging has become an important part of my life.  My blog was born almost 2 years ago and I have made so many wonderful friends.  Some I have met and some I am soon to meet.  Whatever did I do before I blogged?  One of my dear friends is Jo.  She lives around 20 minutes from me and we regularly meet up for coffeee, stitching and sometimes just a chat.  Yesterday we had lunch together and exchanged christmas gifts.  Look what she made for me - It is so nice when you receive a gift that is "so you" I just adore it Jo.  I believe that she designed it herself isn't she a clever girl.



She also made me this lovely bookmark which I will use very soon when Santa brings me the new Tess Gerritsen book.  And a lovely card with a beautiful friendship sentiment.


 Remember in my last post I told you about playing with my bolt of linen and some new designs - Well here is a peek of a corner block of my new quilt.


I can't resist stitching it even though I should be finishing off a few gifts.  I am going to have to be strong over the next few days and finish my list first.  I hope you are not getting too snowed under with christmas shopping and baking.  Until next time.....



14 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely gifts from Jo....I do like what you are working on Fee...

Christine said...

Lovely present and how great for you to be able to catch up and even stitch together, we would love to move to Tassie...
Not sure how the kids would take it?

Love the linen stitchery.

cheers
Christine

Jo in TAS said...

We'd probably never have met if blogging didn't exist, I'm so glad it does and we've become close friends.
Luv
Jo
PS Your new design looks scrumptious in those colours

Maree: said...

Lovely that you have JO so close & You can catch up whenever...that's Precious!
As are the Gifts..Gorgeous...
As is your new Quilt you are working on...hope that it will be a Paper Pattern so I can sell it in My Shop....
happy stitching...

my verification word is 'supplies'think they might know something..lol

Maria said...

What beautiful gifts Jo has made for you Fee.
Love the new stitchery you are doing on the linen.

Pauline said...

oh Fee, what a gorgeous gift......how lucky are you????

Chookyblue...... said...

great gifts exchanged.......I have made some wonderful friends blogging......nice new design too.......

Isabella said...

Your new stitching looks really nice Fiona, and isnt Jo just a gem Jo was the first blogger I met in person we met for lunch one day when I was down in Hobart to see my specialist and I felt so wellcomed by her, I too have gifts from Jo which I treasure one is hanging on my tree now

KaHolly said...

Lovely gifts from Jo. I'm sure you made her something very special, too! Your new design looks interesting! Can't wait to see ALL of it! ~karen

Cubby House Crafts said...

Lovely gift from Jo! Can't wait to see the rest of your quilt, looks so pretty!
Lisa

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Beautiful gift & new design...luv the look of the linen fabric.
Merry Christmas Fiona!!
Cheers....Jane.

Dawn said...

Lovely!... you and Jo spoilt each other...
hugs Dawn x x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Fee...how lovely that you live so close to Jo and have become friends...how very special is that!!! Lovely gifts from Jo...Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas...HUgs, Dzintra♥x

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Jo is such a talent! What a beautiful hanger and bookmark!
Fee, that sneak peek is delicious..
Hugs
Jenny
xxx