Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Gossips

Yesterday my mother arrived for a month long visit and I was able to give her the birthday present I made for her. One item was a vintage (1940s) knitting book which she loved. This is the second gift...


This chart was called 'The Gossips'. It is a chart from a bobbin lacemakers series. Click on the photo to enlarge it. I framed the piece and then added two vintage bobbins tied with vintage lace to the frame. Fun that we two are also the gossips as we catch up with everything while she is here.

28 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm glad to hear your mom made it safe and sound Heidi! Now the fun begins!

I love the design you stitched for her, and I'm sure she will treasure it. The bobbins and lace detail are wonderful.

Elizabethd said...

How lovely to have your mother there at last. I hope her journey was good, and that you have fun and laughter together.

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

What a lovely picture altogether! I hope you will have a wonderful month together and can't wait till next Friday!

Hugs for you and mom, Carolien

Teresa said...

Heidi,
I am so glad your mom arrived safely. Great job on the stitching and framing. I love the little cat. I noticed it first! I am looking forward to reading about your adventures with your mom! :)

Take care
Teresa

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, what a wonderful birthday present for your mother, Heidi.

It's good to know that Nancy has arrived safely. Enjoy your time together as much as you can!

Britt

TeresaB said...

So glad your mom made it safely to your home and that you are already having fun together. What a great piece you stitched for her birthday present and I love how you added the lace and bobbins.

Have a good visit!

Linda said...

Heidi,

Have a lovely visit with your Mom and tell us all you did while she was there!

Linda in VA

yellowfarmhouse said...

Heidi that gift for your Mom is just adorable and I love how you attached the older bobbin. What a sweet gift. I bet she is enjoying that fresh new guest room. WOW a whole month to spend together. Enjoy - the time will fly by I bet.

Hugs - Karen

Pondside said...

What a lovely gift - and one that will mean so much to the recipient. It was nice to be able to enlarge the photo to see the detail - I'll have to figure out how to do that too!
Enjoy your time with your special guests!

Joanne said...

I'm sure your mother loved her birthday gifts! Have a great time during her visit. We all look forward to hearing what you did and seeing pictures!
Hugs, Joanne

Nancy said...

The is a wonderful gift, I love it so much. Of course her stitching is perfect. I have it sitting in my bedroom now so I can see it while I am here too. Thanks Heidi.

Maggie Ann said...

How lovely!

Andylynne said...

What an adorable picture, and your framing is wonderful. So glad your mom arrived safely. I'm sure your going to have a wonderful visit. Your bolsters look good on the bed. I bet she never wants to leave that room.

Anonymous said...

I love it. The bobbins and lace are a great touch!!

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BittersweetPunkin said...

What a lovely gift...I hope you are enjoying each other's company...I'm sure you are....
Hugs,
robin

DaisyGirl said...

Your Mom will love it! I love the way you added the needles!
Donna

Mad about Craft said...

Soooooooooo sweet!!

Susan in SC said...

What a wonderful gift!! One she is sure to treasure! Susan in SC

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How fun!!!! Enjoy your time with your mother!!!!!! Love The Gossips piece ~ very cute!

xoxo
Becky

Dianne said...

I love your pillows, they are beautiful and I can't believe you whipped them up in an hour, wow! I would probably be all day doing it. I'm new to your blog and just stopped in to say Hi!

I hope you have an enjoyable stay with your Mom.

Dianne said...

I love to do needlework. My favorite is crewel but I am trying my hand at doing some counted cross-stitch and needlepoint. I found your blog from another site and looked you up. I love the picture you made your Mom. It is wonderful and the old bobbins and lace just finish it off nicely.

It must be wonderful to have your Mom to visit with you for a whole month. You will have so much fun sharing good conversation and working on crafts together. Enjoy!

Carolien said...

Hello Heidi,

I forgot to say: of course your stepfather is very welcome as well!!! So stupid I didn't say that earlier. I really am a silly cow sometimes. Please forgive me ...

Hugs, Carolien

Carolien said...

And Jos of course, if he's not working ...

Silly me again.

Lelia said...

Oh Heidi, that is beautiful!! What a treasure : )

Deepa said...

Hi,
First time here.Loved your blog- I mean the look and feel of it.And your name is a favorite of mine-I used to love reading 'Heidi' :)
Cheers
Deepa

Lizzie said...

This is precious! What a thoughtful gift, and you are so talented. :-)

Kristen said...

That is so cute! Very thoughtful of you! I am so glad that you are both getting time to catch up! :)