Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Gifting handmade : the reveal

It was my mom-in-law's birthday yesterday so I can finally post a pic of her latest gift.

She travels a lot for work - well, she did when the gift was still just an idea. South Africa has not escaped the credit freeze and my mom-in-law will be taking a package and finally retiring at the end of this year. This is not a bad thing, despite forced retirement not being part of her plan. So she'll have to find other uses for the travel bags and compact mirror with monogrammed "E" that winged their way south for her birthday. I made them in some of her favourite colours and she seemed quite chuffed with them.

I'm also posting a pic of a gift that my mom made for me last year: an embroidered paisley cushion.

It's a shame not to show her work, because she really is so talented (and I need to show that I'm not biased). But she'd much rather be stitching than in front of a computer - fair enough.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Handmade is the absolute best gift because it is always made with love. I'm sure your MIL will find a great use for it even if she does stop travelling so much.

Cele said...

Your Mums needlework is fabulous. I can see that she must have influenced your interest in sewing.
Handmade gifts are the best. Love the monogramed mirror.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog so I could follow your comment back to yours.
How lovely that you and your mom both stitch! Beautiful work, too.

Christine said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Still haven't made up my mind which log cabin setting to use. Will do another post when I reach a decision.

Lil D said...

What a great gift. The compact reminds me of a mirror that my mum has - it belonged to her grandmother, I think, and has embroidery on it.

As for your mum's stitching, it's beautiful.