Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

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!

Christmas Handiwork

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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….

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…an embroidered picture and a handpainted apron….

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…a kitchen wreath with vintage cookie cutters and decorations.

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The youngest daughter made some craft decorations when she was a teenager …..

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…and later, an embroidered picture ….

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…and just this year, an afghan that looks like rows of Christmas tinsel and snowflakes.

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It’s so nice to look around the house and see all these beautiful things that the girls have spent so many hours making.

Halloween Around the House

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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.  

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Some more of her work:

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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.

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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.

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I love to look around my house and see so many beautiful things that my daughters have made for me over the years.