Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It pays to be a mom

I recently became a Floss Mom for the first time. I have a lovely daughter in the Netherlands to whom I sent her first shipment of floss a couple of weeks ago. As a thank you, she sent me a package of her gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics in ornament-cut size. They are very beautiful as you can see below.



One piece in particular is of a type I've never seen before. It's Aida, but in two different thread counts laid out in a checkerboard fashion. Have to figure out a good use for this one.



The enclosed card is lovely too. It's made with a quilted motif on top. Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but it's puffy, like a little raised pillow. I think it was made by my daughter's sister (who in real life would qualify as my daughter as well, but this is stitch-ville):



You can see more samples of my daughter's work on her blog, Miek. It's in Dutch, but pictures are the same in any language

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, that's so cool!!!

patternnuts said...

Oooh so pretty!! You're a very lucky mom. :)

Sandra said...

Wow that is lovely!!! It sure pays to be a mom! The colors are outstanding and that checkerboard fabric is stunning!

Estela said...

Realy nice fabric, and I like the colors, congratulations, Estela

Anonymous said...

Please forgive me Annie for my very late answer.
Yes indeed I make the card with a Origami folded star from quilt fabric. And I added some fiberfill underneath the fabric.
I am very pleased you like it and that my sister is your daughter... LOL!!
You have a very nice Blog Annie,
greetz and love from .....Hetti

Sandra said...

Annie I just went to Miek's blog. Art runs in the family for what I saw. Loved the pieces with buttons, specially the lilac, I love to see a work where materials are used in an original way. Congrats to Miek! And to her proud mom.