Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A lovely day!

We had a lovely day yesterday. Jo and Pete came to visit! We started off with trips to the embroidery and model stores for the girls and boys respectively, and then we all went back to our house for a long chat and a BBQ and beer and wine. We had a great time, I hope they did too! We kept them up quite late so I hope you both slept well and had a good flight down south today!

Jo had brought me gifts...

Yummy chocolates! But the larger tin isn't what it seems. Look at the absolutely gorgeous little sewing set inside! It's so cute. I think it'll stay on the table by my lamp so I can see it and don't lose my needles! Thank you again so much.

I had stitched Jo a little something too. And the really funny thing is that I did it over the weekend - at the same time as Anne and Karen. So we all had a SAL without realising it! Did anyone else join us unknowingly?!

It's Winter's Eve by Country Cottage Needleworks, from the 2006 JCS ornament issue and stitched on 32ct Eucalyptus from Countrystitch. I didn't have the variegated threads so I substituted with a couple of Crescent Colors from my stash.


  1. Beautiful ornie you stitched up for Jo. I think it's too funny that several of you were stitching the same ornament at the same time. :) I'm so glad that you got to meet up with Jo and Pete and I'm equally glad that that tin full of over one goodies was for the one and only over one queen! ;)

  2. Anonymous2:34 pm

    How wonderful that you got to spend a day with Jo while she was on her trip! She is just a sweetie isn't she...I know I enjoy getting to stitch with her:) What lovely gifts you stitched for each other.

  3. Funny because I was working on this ornie too! I have to finish the border and then it is done.

    How sweet of Jo to stitch the stitching accessories for you!

  4. Anonymous8:38 pm

    Great ornament ;)

    Glad you had a good time with Jo - that Whitman tin and accessories are gorgeous!

  5. Anonymous10:35 pm

    Did you get any piccies of you and Jo?

    What a wonderful gift she gave you and your ornament for her is beautiful.

    It sounds like you had a brilliant day.

  6. Aha, now we know what mystery person the 'tin set' was for - woohoo, lucky you :D And I'm still chuckling over our unofficial SAL for that ornie LOL - I really love how you've finished yours :D

  7. Anonymous4:38 am

    Sounds like a lovely day. The tin looks great and the stitching acccessories are wonderful.
    Too funny about the ornament.

  8. Sounds like you had a great time with Jo! Both your gifts are precious!

  9. Glad you had a great time together :) Both your pieces are gorgeous!

  10. Anonymous8:09 am

    We had an awesome time Nicki! Thank you so much for all the food, drink, and hospitality. Sorry I kind of conked out towards the end of the evening! We made it to Dunedin OK and it's sunny but a wee tad chilly here this morning. Mum's computer needs some attention from Pete and we're going to switch her over to broadband so hopefully I'll be able to blog soon.

  11. Anonymous1:57 pm

    I haven't stitched that ornament yet, but I love it and it's on my list! Sounds like you had a wonderful time :)