For Mother’s Day, each of my daughters gave me something homemade and each had my favorite scottie motif. My youngest daughter crocheted an afghan, using a cross-stitch pattern which she adapted.
It’s perfect with the black and red against a white background. This is a large afghan – 54×68 inches.
My oldest daughter made up a wall hanging that included a page from an old cloth book, a miniature dress and a tin scottie plate.
There is a panel of a scottie purse stitched on even weave linen in the tiniest stitches imaginable.
A great Mother’s Day made even better by scotties!
Thanks to two talented daughters, I have a lot of Christmas handiwork to enjoy. Over the past couple of years the oldest daughter has made primitive Santas….
…an embroidered picture and a handpainted apron….
…a kitchen wreath with vintage cookie cutters and decorations.
The youngest daughter made some craft decorations when she was a teenager …..
…and later, an embroidered picture ….
…and just this year, an afghan that looks like rows of Christmas tinsel and snowflakes.
It’s so nice to look around the house and see all these beautiful things that the girls have spent so many hours making.
Thanks to the creative efforts of my two daughters, I have Halloween decorations all around the house – on walls, shelves, chairs – just about every surface. The oldest daughter made the wreath and the three items that are on my piano – the scottie pumpkin is new this year. Her blog at Salmagundi Express describes exactly how she carved and painted this pumpkin.
Some more of her work:
The youngest daughter made the little Dracula and pumpkin man along with the door handle piece when she was a teenager. She also made the cute candle holders.
Her main handiwork now is crocheting the most gorgeous afghans and I have one for every occasion. She also contributes a large number of these every year to the local Linus Project.
I love to look around my house and see so many beautiful things that my daughters have made for me over the years.