Saturday, 15 June 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness - June

It's a very special Gifted Gorgeousness this month - huge thanks for Jo for allowing my May post about my Mum's Afternoon Tea for her 80th birthday.

Her actual birthday was 31st May but as she was on a cruise to Canada I had to give her gift to my stepdad to smuggle on-board and keep safe until the day. I don't do very much quilting or machine sewing but as my Mum does I decided to make her a project pocket for taking away on her travels.

I stitched Jardin Privé design Ciseaux et Bobines (scissors and bobbins) which I thought was perfect for Mum as she makes quilts. Using elements of the design I also stitched a covering for a tape measure, a needlecase and a bag for scissors. Because Mum was travelling and scissors can be restricted I bought her a Clover cutter and made a stand using a bobbin.

I was very nervous putting the fabrics together and especially making the project pocket as I have trouble working out where to stitch when things have to be turned .... inside out is something I find tricky.

Mum opened her gift on board ship before spending her birthday in Corner Brook, Canada. I haven't seen her yet as they have only just arrived home but she did send a message to say how lovely the gift was.

Mum's complete 80th birthday gift  - a Project Pocket for her travels
Needlecase
Needlecase inside
Tape measure
Clover cutter, bobbin and scissor bag
The front of Mum's Project Pocket
The back of Mum's Project Pocket
The inside of the Project Pocket
Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching - on the 15th of every month we post about any item we have either gifted or had gifted or have used that was once gifted. Our posts are linked to Jo's blog so we can see each other's Gifted Gorgeousnesses. Thanks Jo for hosting this great blog link each month, and once again many thanks for allowing Mum's party for GG-May.



18 comments:

  1. What fabulous gifts for your Mum! I am positive she loves these very much Clare!

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  2. Amazing gifts for your Mum x

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  3. The most perfect gift for mum's special birthday and so useful too. She'll be asking you to make these for her quilting friends LOL

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  4. Bellissimo questo regalo per la mamma. Lo userà senz'altro . Complimenti!!

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  5. Such a lovely gift. Totally great! I am sure your mum loved it. AriadnefromGreece!

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  6. Thanks for taking part in GG this month with your incredible gift for your Mum. It's beautiful and so useful too. I am sure she will think of you every time she uses it!

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  7. Nice stitching and lovely finish for your Mum's gift. xxx

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  8. Nice stitching and lovely finish for your Mum's gift. xxx

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  9. Your Mother must have truly loved such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. It is lovely, the stitching, the fabrics chosen are just perfect for the stitch. It's a shame you missed her reaction when she opened up your lovely gift. I know you added to her special day.

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  10. As both a cross-stitcher and a quilter I am doubly impressed with the wonderful gift you have made for your mother

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  11. You did a great job Clare:-) I'm glad i'm not alone in struggling to understand where to stitch when fabrics are facing together!

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  12. What wonderful presents to open! You did a beautiful job stitching and putting everything together, I'm very impressed!

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  13. Wow! How beautiful! What a gift.

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  14. Looks amazing . Too much of hardwork

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  15. Wow, your work looks amazing! I love both the stitching and the way you put everything together =)

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  16. What a lovely gift for your special Mom, Clare. It is just gorgeous. I know she will love it. Did you have to use a heavy duty needle when stitching the bag? I'm in the middle of making one and it is so thick. I've been out of town for about five weeks and just catching up with all of my blogging friends. Hope you have a great week. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  17. Sorry to be late commenting Clare!
    Your mum must have been delighted to receive your gifts! You have used such pretty fabrics, and I love that lining material too! It certainly is tricky stitching things together, and such a worry adding the cross stitch, in case it gets spoilt.
    But you did a wonderful job putting this all together!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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