Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Another Christmas Make

I almost forgot to post details of this final thing I made for Christmas. This little cross stitch lavender sachet was a kit I bought when we visited Ely cathedral (I think! Although it could have been from another cathedral ..... I forget!). The design just appealed to me and I couldn't think of a better reason to buy it!

I started it when we were on holiday back in July as a little project to do in odd moments. It was so small it fitted just right in my handbag.
In the run-up to Christmas, it suddenly occurred to me that it would make a nice additional present for my Mum. Mum has made some lovely things for me over the years and I really treasure them. I thought it was about time I made something for her. I personalised the back using the same free back-stitch lettering that I used on the heart sachets.
What you can't tell is how wonderfully pungent is the lavender that came with the kit. It smells fantastic and she loved it!


joy said...

what a beautiful gift elaine, I'll bet your mum was thrilled with it. one of my best friends is a cross-stitcher and I have all sorts of lovely items she has sent me, including a lavendar bag, a couple of bookmarks and several cards. as a skill I think its probably a bit to delicate for me, so I admire anyone who can do it.
joy xx

Elaine said...

Thank you Joy :)

She was! This is the first Christmas for a long time (since I was a little girl!) that I have made several things for Christmas presents.

I have got as much of a thrill seeing people's reactions ..... which might sound a bit 'wet' but it's true :)

Elaine said...

Also ..... it's funny what people think is easy to do or not!

Hand sewing I have always found easy. However, I would love to be able to knit! Several times I have tried to teach myself but for some reason I just can't 'get' it! I just don't seem to have the patience which is odd, I guess, when I think of some of the really large sewing projects I have done.

Perhaps we can get together sometime ..... I'll teach you cross stitch if you teach me to knit :)

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