Saturday, 8 May 2010

Gifts for some very special visitors!

I embroidered these little brooches for two very special visitors this week. Lesley and Sally are two members of our family I discovered through a family history website about 5 years ago. This week was the first time we have all been able to meet as the girls are both frequent globe trotters with very busy schedules - and Sally lives in Australia!

I found the pattern for these little hearts on Maggie's blog here and adapted them to suit my idea. I used some vintage linen cut from a half completed embroidered picture abandoned by someone about 50 years ago. I added some buttons and up-cycled two acetate boxes I've been saving for just this project! Two little notecards and chocolate completes my gift.

So we've had a lovely time this week. I've enjoyed showing the girls some of Wales and some old ancestoral places. Sadly I wasn't able to arrange the weather and we didn't see much of the sun - but this didn't spoil things too much. There are bound to be some digital scrapbook pages to follow soon!


  1. Oh Ann what an adorable set of gifts, so beautifully made and presented. I bet they were chuffed with them, what treasures for them to keep.

  2. What a lovely gift set you have made! Such a nice remembrance of your getting together with them.

  3. How gorgeous those brooches are! I am sure they will be well-listed. :) They are just too pretty! :) Theresa

  4. These are lovely and many thanks for
    your kind comments left on our blog.

  5. What lovely gift sets you made! The brooches are just wonderful and I'm sure they will be treasured for years to come. I'm getting excited about seeing your digital scrapbook!


  6. What a lovely tale, and such beautiful gift sets too! Funnily enough, I'm putting together a family tree at the moment, using an on-line ancestry site too. I wonder if we too will be visiting far flung relatives in the future? How exiting...

  7. Love your hearts and pretty flowers - what wonderful gifts for your 'new' relatives - looks like they had a very welcoming visit with you!!

  8. Love love love your hearts!!!
    Oh, there must have been a lot of talking and memories sharing...

  9. Love your heart brooches! They are beautiful gifts.

  10. Oh gracious what goodness I see before me here...all these little tags and wonderful littlies which are so beloved by anyone who appreciates art. You can start lace knitting imemdiately - it shouldn't be a problem to a person with your skills.


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