After starting the job, I went 'back to school' to get a qualification. I was thrown completely in the deep end while working and studying at the same time, but with some gentle guidance, I got through. The team I work with are amazing. I feel that they all supported me (and each other) 100% and I wanted to make a gift for them so that I could say 'thank you', without commercialism or being over the top.
Here's what they received - hand-stitched cross stitch bookmarks, with Australian Natives on them.
|Dampiera, Wattle,Wax Lip Orchid and Isotoma|
|Grevillea, Flannel Flower, Emu and Rhododendron|
One present I didn't take a photo of is the hand-made bottle opener made from bicycle chain which I gave to the 'cool dude' of the team. He received a different present because a cross-stitched bookmark for a 21 year old footy player would be a little too weird.
** Patterns for the bookmarks are from Danico Designs, Australia.