Thursday, October 20, 2011

No postpak required :)

Blessings come in many forms, and I can honestly say that my mother-in-law is one of mine :)

When her birthday rolls around each year, I'm always at a loss at what to send her. There is no point sending her a gift that has no purpose...she is the most practical woman I have ever met. Forget ornamental. Forget decorative. Forget pretty. Ma likes practical...something she can use. Which is all very well until you have to place the item into a Postpak to send from one side of Australia to the other...then things get a bit more difficult :)

This year, to celebrate a milestone birthday, I decided to make her a gift that (hopefully) she will find useful...an embroidered doily.
I chose fabrics to match the birthday bag I made several months ago (remember the Sweetwater Label Crew one?), so that my children could pop some handmade gifts/cards/drawings in there as well :)
I used a pattern by Leanne Beasley called Butterflies and Blossom...I really like the jumbo ricrac edging! A name label leftover from another Label Crew project for the back of the doily finished the back off perfectly.
This little gift won't have to travel by Postpak though...my husband is going to personally deliver it to her when he arrives on her doorstep late tonight after a long long day of travelling :) Happy Birthday Ma!

TTFN xxx

6 comments:

Cardygirl said...

She will love it!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

That is gorgeous, I am sure she will love it! x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

She is going to love it Susan! It is so sweet - and your label finishes it off perfectly :)

Linda said...

Stunning Susan i am sure your MIL will love it and find a use for it as well.
xx

Kristyne said...

Absolutely adorable! And I don't mean to be a Flower Sugar Fabric enabler ... ok, maybe I do. :) Thanks for the comment(s). Really appreciate them. hugs, k

Lisa Leggett said...

What a beautiful gift! I know I'm late in getting to this post, so you've already given it too her... what'd she think? Did she totally love it? How could she not? I can't get over your stitching, it's always so perfect. oxo.