Tuesday, January 3, 2012

mums christmas and birthday present

Here is what I made finished for my mum as a combined christmas and birthday (30th december) present for her.  Unfortunately due to macular degeration her eyesight is failing- she started this quilt at least four years ago maybe more and it had been sitting hanging pinned to another quilt for almost that long.
As there is really not a lot she needs pressie wise I asked if I could finish this off for her - and she was delighted.  Most of the embroidery was done - just had to do a few hours worth, then I quilted it - using an allover stippled design and bound it for her.  It now has pride of place hanging in her lounge room.
Mum is also trying to clean out some areas of her home so has been giving me some fabrics, books etc.  Some of the books and magazines Ive sold for her on ebay and managed to make over $150 for her which is nice.  Some cute fabrics that she had Ive appliqued onto tea towels for her and some fabric Ive gifted to a friend who is starting out.

2 comments:

Carolina said...

Gorgeous quilt! Are those bees around the border? What a wonderful gift for your mom.

Lynne said...

What a lovely gift you gave your mum - a finished quilt and some of your precious time!