Thursday, May 31, 2012

90 Years Young

My mother-in-law recently celebrated her 90th birthday, which I mentioned in an earlier post.  I wanted to stitch a small gift for her, and found the perfect one in an old Leisure Arts publication (which, of course, I don't have in front of me, and is probably somewhere in the living room) called 50 Garden Minis Inspired by Scripture.

I stitched this on 28 count evenweave using DMC threads.  I didn't have some of the colors the pattern used, so I substituted close matches.

It has been a long time since I've stitched anything by Leisure Arts, and I forgot how tedious all that backstitching is!  I finished this as a flatfold and used a pretty pink and blue flat trim around the sides, which perfectly complemented the colors in the piece.


Heidi said...

Your MIL will absolutely treasure this. What a great job you did! Please wish her a very very happy birthday for me all the way from Holland!

Hugs from Holland ~

LeeAnn from NC said...

Very pretty, Ginny ! What a nice gift for your MIL .