Friday, February 22, 2008

My Mom's Birthday Gift

Hello Friends! I'm so proud of this I'm just busting at the seams, so I'm sharing it before my Mom actually gets it for her birthday...but....she'll want to see it too :) So here it goes:

~~~ My Mom's Birthday Gift ~~~




Desinger: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Design: "PEACE" from the Scripture Thread Pack Series
Finished as a Box
Stitched with Crescent Colours as charted
I love it! It's just how I wanted it to turn out, vintage looking, feminine ....just like my Mom ~ *old and female*...LOL! Just kidding.....love you MOM! :) But seriously, as I was stitching this I kept thinking about how I was going to finish it...of course these designs all scream out pinkeeps to me...but I make so many of those because I love them...and then I thought - what about a nice box that my Mom can put jewelry in, remote controls, pills for old age...*geez* sorry....golly, don't know what's getting into me! LOL!
Anyway, It is just how I envisioned it and when I saw this fabric...I about did a back flip - right there in Hobby Lobby...it was perfect - just the right color and feel to it! I hope that my Mom loves it as much as I loved making it for her. Each stitch is a big hug with love from me to her on her birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! You're the best and my most treasured friend :)

69 comments:

  1. Vonna, that's simply lovely!! What a wonderful gift!!!!! My birthday is in a few weeks... (lol, j/k)!!!

    Your mom is going to be thrilled with her gift!!

    Hugs!

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  2. Anonymous4:52 PM

    I absolutely love it!.
    Love, Mom

    I forgive you for all your "old" comments because I am Old!

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  3. Lovely ! The pattern and fabric look like they were made for each other.

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  4. Wow! Wow!! WOW!!! It's stunning, Vonna. Lovely inside and out. The fabric is simply perfect. It looks like it was custom-designed for the project. You simply couldn't have made it any more perfect.

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  5. That's just so lovely, I can't stand it!! Your mom is absolutely going to FLIP when she sees it!

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  6. Beautiful gift its so pretty.

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  7. Fantastic gift Vonna, your mom is one lucky birthday girl!!!

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  8. The fabric you used for lining and mounting is just beautiful!

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  9. Wow, your Mom sure has a VERY talented daughter! Congrats on your wonderful finish! You did an amazing job on this! YEA!! Happy Dancing with you! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

    ~Kim~

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  10. What a beautiful gift to make for your Mom! I'm sure she loved your jokes too! I did! Great job!
    Donna

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  11. Both of your finishes are just beautiful. I saw the pinkeep for Becky on her blog yesterday. Just gorgeous ;)

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  12. Your mom is a lucky lady!!! that box is GORGEOUS!

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  13. What a gorgeous piece Vonna!

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  14. Excellent stitching and an inspired finish! Great Job Vonna!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! She will love it

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  16. I love the finish on this! I'm sure your mom will love to have that ... what a special gift :)

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  17. Vonna,

    It's perfect! You're right about the fabric and I can see why you almost did a back flip! LOL You must be pretty agile.

    You are so very fortunate to have a close relationship with your mother. God bless the both or you.

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  18. Wow, that fabric looks like it was made especially for this piece!!
    It looks almost vintage. I absolutely love it!! Beautiful job.
    Wish your Mom a Happy day.

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  19. It's gorgeous!! Beautiful work, Vonna!

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  20. It's a work of art, Vonna!! The colours go together so beautifully! The box itself is such a great find too.
    Now quit teasing your mum about her age and spoil her rotten on her birthday!!

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  21. It is very beautifull.

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  22. Oh, Vonna, I feel all teary reading this post and looking at the stunning gift you made your mom! You must be about the best daughter EVER!!!

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  23. Vonna, that is absolutely gorgeous! You mum is going to treasure it :)

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  24. The box is just charming. I'm sure it will make your mother smile and think of you everytime she sees it!

    Margaret

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  25. What a beautiful gift, and a great sentiment.

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  26. Vonna what a fantastic job you've done bet your Mom will be over the moon with it!

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  27. Vonna, this looks amazing! And what a perfect fabric!!! :)

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  28. Ohhhh Look at you!!!! You are so creative! This is very very nice!!!!!

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  29. This is very pretty Vonna, and like you say, the fabric is perfect for it! Lucky mom!

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  30. Oh Vonna, what a beautiful gift for your mum! Such a wonderful finish, I just love it and I'm sure your mum does too :) My mum is having her birthday next week too, actually they are celebrating this weekend but we can't go as we are all sick...

    I just love the pillow you finished for yourself, what a lovely finish! I so much enjoy seeing the photo of it on the top of your blog. Of course everything you stitch is so beautiful and I really enjoyed browsing your recent posts. Have a happy weekend dear Vonna!

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  31. What a beautiful piece you picked and stitched for your mom. Your fabric and finish are just perfect. That is a wonderful gift from a daughter who obviously cherishes her mother. Happy Birthday Vonna's Mom!!!.
    I love the fabric on the pinkeep you did for Becky and the pinkeep itself - awesome.

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  32. What a beautiful gift for your mother/best friend Vonna. I often wonder how you come up with all these amazing ideas. You are so talented.
    I've been reading your recent posts trying to catch up. They are a joy to read.
    [[[hugs}}}

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  33. Wow, Vonna, you have outdone yourself - it's spectacular! Happy Birthday to your mom :)

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  34. It's perfect, Vonna! Great finish :)

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  35. What a beautiful gift! I'm sure your mom will love it!

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  36. Your Mum must be a very special lady Vonna - this is such a beautiful gift. Happy Birthday Vonna's Mum :)

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  37. What a lovely way to finish that piece! I'm sure it is even better in person (aren't they always?)
    I'm sure you mother will treasure it!

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  38. What a thoughtful gift. Your mom is very lucky!!

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  39. Your mom is so lucky! Shhh... don't tell my mum, she'll want one for her birthday!

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  40. Dianne10:29 PM

    I'm really impressed Vonna! Your mom is going to love this box to pieces. You better stop digging about getting older, as we are too g/f! : )
    And I wanted to thank you for your kind words you left on my blog. Much appreciated.

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  41. Beautiful! Your mom is going to be thrilled!

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  42. Vonna that is just stunning!

    Happy Birthday Vonna's Mum!!!!

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  43. It is truly magnificent, Vonna. Your Mom is sure to love it.

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  44. Vonna,
    This is SO special!! Your mom is going to LOVE it!!! What a sweet daughter she has!!

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  45. It looks awesome, your mom is going to love it. I can see why you were thrilled with your find on the fabric, it matches the design perfectly.
    Sue

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  46. Vonna, your box is simply beautiful! You have such an amazing eye for colours. I bet your Mum will love it!

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  47. What a beautiful gift for your mother.

    Michelle

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  48. Wow that's a beautiful gift, your Mum will just love it, the fabric is so pretty :)

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  49. Oh my goodness, woman, you outdid yourself. Again! It's gorgeous, and I'm speechless. Sigh.

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  50. That's such a pretty finish! Congratulations Vonna, I'm sure your mom will love it.
    Happy b-day to your mom

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  51. Vonna it's amazing!!!! You did a wonderful job and I know your Mom is going to love it.

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  52. Oh, wow, Vonna, this is simply stunning, your mom is going to absolutely love it! It's so gorgeous and obviously stitched and finished with love :)

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  53. Your box finish is just beautiful, Vonna! I'm sure your mom will treasure it. And perhaps use it to store treasures?

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  54. Wow - gorgeous, Vonna, truly gorgeous! You have outdone yourself, yet again!!

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  55. Simply beautiful, Vonna! Your mom is one lucky/blessed lady. Happy Birthday to the mom of one of my fav. people. If your mom is anything like you she must be simply delightful and a true treasure :) Hugs, Kel :)

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  56. all I can say is lucky mum , stunning finish

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  57. You did a wonderful job as usual!! your pieces are always amazing.
    Tell Mom Happy Birthday for me.!!
    She will cherish that gift for sure!
    The pinkeep for Becky was lovely as well!

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  58. Hi Vonna - I doubt you actually need a 59th comment, but I can't help but to give it to you - your mom is going to be thrilled! It is awesome!! {{{HUGS}}}

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  59. Beautiful work, Vonna. And the fabric is perfect for the piece.

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  60. Hey Vonna, I just love the design you stitched for your mom and what a FABULOUS finish on this one! Whahoo :) Happy Birthday to your Mom!
    I was at Hobby Lobby today, they have those here in Texas...what an awesome store!
    Hope all is well~
    I have almost forgotten that it is still winter. Tomorrows high = 81! My fun ends 3/11 when I must return to CT. :(

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  61. Absolutely beautiful! Lisa :-)

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  62. Fantastic piece Vonna and the finishing is just gorgeous! :)

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  63. Oh wow! That is amazing. The fabric fits the design perfectly! I am sure your mother is going to adore it!

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  64. That is just the most beautiful. thoughtful and wonderful present!!! I think I might borrow that idea for my own mother as it looks like something she would just love!!!!

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  65. Vonna, this is absolutely beautiful!!!
    I'm sure your mum will treasure it!!
    I'm speechless, you are so talented, how you finish is always awesome!
    Congratulations on your wonderful finish!
    And I love your blog's top banner!

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  66. uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hermosa caja... tu mama debe estar encantada con ello. feliz cumpleaƱos a tu mama, y el regalo de Beckys es muy hermoso .... felicidades...

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  67. Oooh, it's just gorgeous! Happy birthday to your mom, and I know she will enjoy this fabulous piece! Congrats on the beauty!!

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  68. What a gorgeous, fantastic, masterpiece of a beautiful finish you have got here for your special Mum. What a Birthday she must have had !!

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