My dear friend Barbra turned 40 this week, and today she and Heather came over for a few hours of stitching and feasting!
I think Barb has the most beautiful smile. She lights up the room...
I baked a moist chocolate cake...
...and served it with vanilla cream, berry coulis and cappuccinos.
Tastebuds satisfied, we sat back and watched a couple of episodes of Kirstie's Handmade Britain while trying to stitch - I say trying because when our eyes weren't glued to the screen we were pausing the DVD to chat about all the ideas that were running through our three minds.
I think next year we're all going to have a wonderfully 'domestic' crafting adventure - but more about that when it happens!
I designed a little stitchery for Barb and embroidered it with variegated Cottage Garden Threads on cream hanky linen. With some pretty Tilda fabric for backing this became a lavender sachet. Barb spent most of today holding this near her cheek, inhaling the relaxing scent - in fact my living room smelled amazing...
One can never have enough lavender sachets, and they make lovely gifts, especially if you add a small stitchery to the front.
Perhaps you have some orphan blocks you could use to make some sachets as Christmas gifts?
Hope you have a lovely weekend,