My mom’s birthday was this week. Since she can buy whatever she needs and wants she seems to enjoy receiving something that I made just for her. For Mother’s Day this year I made her one of my “Mother” lap quilts.
It’s a pattern from my “Best Friends” book.
Speaking of my Best Friends book, guess what I found made up last weekend while on a trip to Branson with my family???
That will be my next post…
Anyway, after some family conferencing, I decided to take Chloe’s suggestion and make my mom some new kitchen towels. I have not made her any in several years and thought they would be a nice gift.
Although it sounds like an easy task, and although I have a nice selection of cotton towels in my basement, the hardest part is trying to decide what to put on the towels. If I make them too detailed mom will not use them. I’ve made her so many towels it’s hard to think of something new…
After thumbing through some old sketches I decided to make these:
It actually took longer to decided what to make than to actually make them! Ever have one of those days???
I used my favorite stitch (buttonhole by machine) with my favorite thread (Sulky’s 12 wt. cotton) in black, ahhh!
My mom loved them and I know she’ll use them too.
Do you have a favorite little gift to make?
Perhaps you can borrow my idea next time you need a little gift.
Happy birthday Mom!
Until next time,