Saturday, 24 February 2018

We have Spring ! but not for long.

Hello to all my friends , 
What a beautiful sunny day today the sun is shining the birds a singing the sweetest of songs , and boy it makes you feel good.
But yes we have winter heading back to us from Russia it is going to get very cold this week maybe even some snow with it.
I was a little late getting up today , last night we were out with some friends having a meal , and when we were about to leave some friends from the past came to talk to us , so we never got to bed until 1.00 so needed to catch up a little ha.
Well I have been stitching and playing with those paints and will show you soon.
I have also been blessed with a couple of gifts one from my sweet friend Ann we were not able to see each other till this week so I had a lovely late Christmas parcel of goodies , and this morning from my friend Titty a lovely Valentines gift arrived , I am so bless with so many lovely caring friends .
So first up I showed you my needle box in a past post.
Now I have made a pin box YES I have so many pins and wanted to put them all together .

 Stitched on 28ct linen and using a mix of threads .

 This is one of our friends Dany's charts , you know how much I love her designs. This one is called Cussin Aiguilles, I could do one now for my scissors .

This is just a few I found so now I need to gather them all to fit into my box then I can find them ! when I need too.

And now my lovely gifts from my dear friend for many years Ann ( no blog ) 

 lovely gift Ann thank you so much , I will enjoy using the materials and ribbons , they are just beautiful , and love the Christmas tree and love the candle too . I will look forward to using them the end of the year.
And look at this beautiful box Ann made for me .

 Beautiful stitching and what a lovely verse .
And wait when I opened the box look at these sweet glass bubbles , beautiful pastel colours.

Thank you Ann from the bottom of my heart.
And this morning the postman came and what a lovely gift from my lovely friend Titty from Italy (no blog) 
A Valentine's gift .

 Titty always wraps her gifts so beautifully , and inside.

 Wow lovely chocolate and beautiful heart material.
Thank you also my sweet friend for your kindness .
                Love and kisses to you both .
 Well I did say Spring was with us this week and here is a peek at my wall garden I planted .

             It's really starting to come alive .
            And here are a few flowers I picked to bring Spring inside for the weekend.

They smell so sweet.

Thank you again for such wonderful comments .
And I wish you all a wonderful stitching weekend. 


  1. So many beautiful things June. It's freezing here today with us - Edinburgh was below zero this morning when we arrived. It's beautiful sunshine though so I'm not complaining. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Oh June! Such lovely gifts you have received! I especially love that heart fabric! Your garden!! wOw!!

  3. hello, dear june! I'm happy you like the little gifts for you. try the Italian chocolates!! have a very happy week end! kisses. titty

  4. I love all your gifts from kind friends and I love your flowers in the garden. We just had some snow. hugs

  5. Your gifts are wonderful! And your garden looks so colorful and cheery!

  6. I love your pin box, the colours and design are so pretty. You do have so many special friends, all of the gifts are lovely but I especially like the friendship box. x

  7. Wow June such lovely gifts you have received. The boxes are fabulous! I love them all. Your flowers are so pretty too. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  8. Hi June, the subject looks really great, and I'm excited about your finish. I am glad that you received such magical gifts. Very beautiful.
    Your spring flowers are already farther than mine, the sun is shining here, but it's pretty cold.
    I wish you a nice week. Big Hugs, Martina

  9. Love your pin box, so pretty! They say winter will catch up on us this week... Hope they are wrong!
    Wonderful flowers you have in the garden already,
    Have a very good day

  10. Thank you for all my dear June.
    I like the little bouquet in its pretty vase.
    Big hugs and good Sunday.

  11. Hello June,
    your stitching is wonderful as always. Lovely finish.
    Nice gifts from your friends.
    Have a nice new week. Manuela

  12. Your pin box is gorgeous. Great gifts from your friends as well.
    It's so lovely to see the first signs of spring

  13. Hello there June , Well yes it is a bright day here today but brrrr it is cold. A lovely post today with the usual scrumptious gorgeousness to drool over. Loving the pin box and such lovely gifts.. The garden is really a splash of spring for the senses too with lovely scented hyacinths . Have a good week my friend ,your sheep is sitting alongside of me ,it really is lovely. Snow , hmm believe it when I see it here. Take care.xx

  14. June, I love your pin box!! The stitching, edging, fabric all work together perfectly! What lovely gifts you received. Never saw linen with hearts, how adorable and the stitch is lovely and the perfect sentiment! Your flowers are gorgeous, I can't wait for the crocus to poke their heads here...Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Mary

  15. Your flowers are beautiful. It will be quite some time before Spring comes to us. I love that pin box and the variety of pins that you have. I really like the idea of having a place to keep them all.

  16. A beautiful gift from your friend, what a nice verse she stitched too
    Your handmade pin box is delightful and filled with lovely goodies.
    The garden does look nice with some green growth, hopefully the weatherman will have made a mistake as he often does and the snow will stay away.
    Have a lovely week my friend xx

  17. Gorgeous pin box June, and pins for that matter. Lovely thoughtful gifts and I like the little embroidered verse. Bright happy flowers showing the first signs of Spring, we have been having sunny days too here in Spain but it is VERY cold, only fresias and daffodils in bloom.

  18. June: Your box is stunning, the colors are lovely and the finish wowzer it is beautiful.
    You have some very lovely gifts sent to you.
    Beautiful flower photos.


  19. It's freezing at the moment isn't it? Perfect weather to stay in and stitch!

  20. Cold and snow here in Italy too, it is nice to read you in an afetrnoon like this!

  21. I've been reading on so many blogs about the snow that hit England, June! I hope you didn't get too much!

    I absolutely love your pin box--what a great idea. I think the blue gingham is perfect for it, too. And what nice gifts from your friends. Enjoy :)

    Hope the cold weather isn't too hard on your pretty flowers! Enjoy your last day of February--on to March :)

  22. I hope your garden has survived the cold snap June! Every time they mention the South West on the weather forecast I have been thinking about your pretty flowers.
    Your gifts from Ann and Titty are beautiful, you have such clever friends.
    And oh the pin box is adorable!

  23. The pin box you created looks wonderful. A good idea to have all these pins in one place.
    We have also had a week full of extremely low temperatures, day and night. So I'm glad that from today on it has become a little bit milder.

  24. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !

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