Saturday, December 11, 2010

What Happens at Grandma's...

We just returned from a several days visit to see my mother. The day before we left home I got a call that the Christmas present I made for my youngest sister was framed and ready to go. Sometimes I worry that I am not being fair to all my friends and family when it comes to homemade gifts. But, I love to see and make something for someone that really just makes me think of them specifically. It's so much more personal. I guess it will work out evenly, eventually.

I made my sister this cross stitch by Waxing Moon Designs called "What Happens at Grandma's". My sister has one grandchild who turns 4 years old soon and other daughters who have not begun their famlies yet. When I saw it, I just had to make it for her.The cross stitch has tiny wooden buttons sewn on it (chocolate chip cookie, ice cream, jelly beans, cupcake, etc.)  I stitched it on 28 count pale yellow linen.  I would think she would hang it near the kitchen table. My sister's kitchen cabinets are white and so is the frame. The frame has tiny blue borders that pick up the blue in the design. I sure hope she likes it.


Anonymous said...

I love it! Don't know if it will go in the kitchen since I have very little wall space there. It may go in the sewing room since I hope to be able to spend alot more time in there this year myself. Then I would be able to see it lots. Maybe I can sew more and cook and eat less. Don't know how you managed to embroider on cloth that is not evenweave. Don't think I could. Thank you. Love always, Karen

Prima Donna said...

This was a very loose weave linen. So, that was the most difficult part. Glad you liked it.

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