Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thank you

Recently I spent time with family in New Zealand, and upon my arrival home I pondered as to how I could thank them.  Flowers, while lovely, do not last, so I put the thinking cap on.  That hat didn't fit, but whilst aimlessly flicking through pages of a craft magazine [which is called procrastinating from 'real' work] I happened upon a set of table mats by Val Laird.  Yippeee!!!  Just the ticket.
 
The fabric stash yielded more than enough variety to begin.  I traced, and stitched, as the embroidery came along nicely.  I then received news of the hospitalisation of my cousin ... the news was not good.  My enthusiasm departed as worry about his condition occupied my mind.  Then came the news of an improvement.  I began stitching again.
This morning the four placemats were posted ... I guess it will take almost a week for them to reach their destination,  However, I am well pleased with the result.
 
Now to get on with other projects that had been left waiting in the wings.

5 comments:

shez said...

Wow Shirley these are beautiful and will make for a lovely thankyou ,l hope your cousin is okay.xx

Karen's Korner said...

The perfect thank you gift.

Maite - vitoma said...

Qué lindos!!
Bss.

Samelias Mum said...

Wow Shirl. These are stunning! I'll be bet that they'll be treasured.

Ondrea said...

I looove them!!!! They are even more beautiful as the are made with love by you.