A Pretty Present for a Stitching Friend


My Gifted Gorgeousness post for this month will be a surprise for you all as the recipient is a reader (Hi, Karen!) so I have been making it in secret! She has received it now so I can make my reveal!

Oh this was so pretty to make! It is a free pattern from The Little Stitcher which you can find here: Little Lady Prim Sewing Set. I picked my own flosses.

The backing fabric is very special to me. It is from my mother-in-law’s craft supplies. My dear MIL died suddenly in 2005. She and Karen had been lifelong friends so that is how I met Karen back when my husband and I got married. Karen taught both my husband and his sister how to stitch when they were kids (my sister-in-law still stitches but not my husband!) and made numerous pictures and things that are still around their family house where they grew up. And she also has made lovely baby gifts for each of my children! I am very happy to finally make something for her!

If you want to see more “Gifted Gorgeousness” head over to Jo’s blog at Serendipitous Stitching.

13 Responses

  1. These are gifted gorgeousness items indeed, and finished so beautifully. I especially like the long stitch on the spools of cotton; very realistic. 🙂

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month with such a special project. How lovely that Karen is still part of your life and a lovely reminder of the friendship she had with your Mum.
    I am sure my Mum had a dress made of that fabric, or a very similar one in the 1970s. She made my doll a dress which is how I remember it so well!

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