Thursday, January 05, 2012

Friends Count

A little gift for my friend (and hairdresser) Sue for her birthday, which is in a couple of weeks.  She doesn't use a computer so I know I won't spoil the surprise by posting this now.  Sue has been my hairdresser for 30 years, so when I move to Dubai in a few weeks time I'm going to really miss our monthly girlie chats while she does my hair! 




The design is 'Friends Count', a freebie from The Victoria Sampler which can be found on the website.  I've used the listed DMC threads and 28ct cream Cashel linen and finished it as a bookmark, but the design can also be finished framed by omitting the Nun's Stitch edging.  

This is the second time now that I've stitched this for a friend and I expect it won't be the last - I think it's a lovely gift to give, and as well as being enjoyable to stitch, it stitches up nice and quickly too!  :o)

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21 comments:

Terri said...

That is lovely! I must print that one out for my freebie folder!

Love your stitching!!

Jeanne said...

It's lovely Carol - what a nice gift.

It's exciting moving to Dubai for awhile, please let us know all about it when you settle in. It seems like an incredible place with lots of luxury from what we see in the news.

Solstitches said...

The bookmark is lovely Carol.
I think your friend will be delighted with her gift.
Your stitching is always so perfect.
Margaret

Carol said...

What an elegant bookmark, Carol--your friend will surely love it :)

mollycaff said...

Lovely Carol. I seem to remember making this for someone back in around 2005 ;-)

Erna said...

Beautiful stitching Carol, I love the colours you used..

Lee said...

Love your bookmark Carol. have made a note of wheren to find the design as I know who it would be perfect to stitch for. Thanks for sharing.

wiewiórka said...

lovely bookmark! I'm sure your friend will be delighted.

Elisa said...

What a beautiful gift Carol, perfectly finished too

Tatkis said...

Beautiful bookmark! I'm sure your friend would be happy to receive such a gift!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Blu said...

What a lovely bookmark! So elegant. Sue'll love it.

dixiesamplar said...

What a lovely momento and your stitching is spectacular!

Laurita Hall said...

Wow Carol. So delicate! Congrats on your work!

Hugs,
Laurita

Sally said...

What a beautiful gift for your hairdresser. I bet she will love it.

Carol R said...

A very pretty bookmark Carol - so delicate!
Best of luck with your move to Dubai!

Julie said...

Beautiful gift and keepsake for your friend Carol to remind her of the fun times you have shared over the years.

I too have stitched this a few times for friends

pat said...

this job is very beautiful....
Pat

Sharon said...

How lovely!

Cristina said...

It's a nice lovely gift! I am sure she liked very much.
Hugs!

Barb said...

Pretty piece. I love the colors in it.

Veronica said...

it's a beautiful and delicate keepsake

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