Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FHFS Dresden Gift and Stitching Day

I am enjoying the company of a lovely group of friends online and we have just had our first swap....a lovely Dresden Plate...
Look what the my very clever friend Christine sent me....
First the oh so pretty wrapping!
and then the contents...
A beautiful table centre with a stitchery centre and look at the gorgeous fabrics...very me! Christine popped in some extra goodies too, Lindor chocolates (Yum) some of my favourite DMC threads and a gorgeous little china tag with a pretty bluebird on it....very spoilt here folks!
My brand new table centre already has a home...
It looks so lovely with my little Birthday Bird from O'Faigh
I have also hung my cute little birdie tag in it's new home too.
The chokkie is still intact. I know AMAZING! Thank you so much Christine. I was just so delighted with my beautiful Dresden and gifts.
Today I got these pretties out.
As it was my turn to have stitching at my place. We had a lovely day...much chatting and laughing. We were a small but cheery group today. I did do a little hand quilting on this verrrrry old UFO that only needed 3 blocks quilting and a border. It is the lovely "Love Is" pattern by Rosalie Quinlan. I am now on the last block..woohoo! I only have two more really old UFO's that need seeing to before I need to think of the more recent humungus list.
I cannot get a good photo of this quilt that shows the pretty fabrics but trust me it is pretty.
Well I must dash and put my pretty teacups away as I am away out the door again tonight to go guess where? Stitching at Diane's! Mr R. will have been dreaming of being in control of the TV remote all day!
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

25 comments:

shez said...

wow Michelle what wonderful goodies you got there from our very clever Christine,love the table topper and it looks fantastic on your coffee table,what a lovely swap parcel,enjoy your stitching with friends tonight Michelle.xx

marina said...

your dresden topper looks gorgeous and you have the perfect place for all of your gifts.
happy quilting!

KERYN B said...

Michelle just beautiful and love the red. Christine did a wonderful job.

Karen said...

Love the combination of fabric dresden and embroidery in your table topper. Lovely colours. And the extra gifts are lovely, too.
Enjoy your stitching time!

Susan said...

It's a lovely Dresden, the stitchery is such a perfect finish. Enjoy your night stitching.

creations.1 said...

The Dresden table centre is beautiful - a wonderful gift!

Anthea said...

Hi Michelle - what a stunning table centre there from Christine, such fine stitching... and yes, it looks very 'Michelle' to me!
I have only just read about your darling girl Erin, & send her & all the families my love & support - it's always a worry when kids are facing health challenges... x

Sheila said...

Beautiful gifts from Christine ! Hope you enjoyed your stitching night . Hugs Sheila

Raewyn said...

Your swap gifts are gorgeous, Michelle - the dresden topper looks right at home on your little table. How nice to have a good excuse to pull out the china...a good feeling, too, to be getting through the quilting on your ufo.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your Dresden from Chritine is just so gorgeous.....hope you had a good night...

Fiona said...

I love the dresden project you got ... lots of lovely sewing happening...
Hugz

Christine M said...

I'm so glad you like it Michelle. I really enjoyed making this for you.

Val Spiers said...

What lovely gifts. The table centre piece is gorgeous with those rich, dark reds and the little birdie tag is so cute. I haven't seen one like it before. I love your tea setting. I am glad you get out the 'good' china for informal get togethers. I also like the little Easter mat I could just see in your photos.
valspierssews

Tarnyia said...

Gorgeous dresden xxx

Cheryll said...

It beautiful Michelle... and looks so pretty on your table. YOU are amazing not touching those chockies! I enjoy your lovely teacups every time I see them. Must be wonderful drinking tea from them! :)

Kaisievic said...

Christine has done such a lovely job with the Dresden plate challenge. You are very lucky.

Robyn Pidgeon said...

Hi great night last night... Thanks

kiwikid said...

Lovely swap Michelle. Very nice to get out the pretty cups and enjoy some company and stitching time.
xx

Leeanne said...

Love the china....so pretty! Oh Dresden Love.......I need a group of Dresden lovers here!

Marian said...

Beautiful dresden and such lovely china.
Thank you for your nice comment at my blog

Susan said...

Cant beat a sewing day - followed by a sewing night - extra special. Looking forward to seeing the RQ quilt.

Jindi's Cottage said...

The Dresdan is gorgeous...enjoy...now that's a good day, stitching with friends followed by stitching with friends :)

Cheryl said...

It's been such a fun swap. Your Dresden table centre from Christine is just gorgeous along with those other goodies. Sounds like you had a lovely day stitching with your friends - such pretty teacups you have

donna said...

What beautiful goodies from Christine. I love seeing everyone's dresden. So many beautiful fabrics
Hugs
donna

Barb said...

Sound like a lovely day was had by all!!!
Barb :)