Friday, 3 August 2018

The gift revealed!

Thank you for your comments and suggestions in my last post.
I guess few of you thought that I was asking about the swirls in the background of flowers which I was anyways going to stitch. It were the single crosses within the flower bunch that I was not sure about and I am still not, even now. I will stitch everything and then will sample one bunch with the crosses and see the difference. There are total three bunches.

I have another finish to share which is again from the twelve new starts this year.

This is my first ever card for my mother :)


I call my mother 'Aai' as in my mother tongue Marathi (a regional language from the state of Maharashtra). I don't remember making any card for my mother when I was a kid or even when I was a grownup. I however did cook for her when I was in college.


The design is by Angela Poole from the magazine Cross Stitch Collection, March 2012. I changed the original word 'Mum' to 'Aai' with my own font design to fit in.

I had mentioned about it as a secret stitching gift in this post. I thought I would send her before my visit in April this year but I could not complete it. While at her home, I couldn't secretly stitch and then, back home, I got busy preparing for family vacation so it got dragged again. I completed the stitching last month and instead of turning into just a card, I framed it. I finished just in time, a night before when Raj was about to fly next day to the same city to attend a family event. She was very happy and surprised to receive it:)


It is better I do not speak about vacation photos. I just hope I won't give up posting those after dragging so long.

I am also working on a crochet table runner which is almost done and could make an appearance in my next post.

Have a nice weekend !
Preeti

26 comments:

  1. What a lovely finish Preeti. I'm sure your Mother was thrilled with it

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  2. Beautiful card !!!
    Your Mother will love it ! I'm sure !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  3. Lovely card preeti. Beautifully framed. What is that dotted background, fabric or card stock paper?

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  4. A lovely little finish for your mum.

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  5. Lovely card! A special gift to a special mother from a soecial daughter :-)

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  6. wow that is such a lovely creation, I am sure your mother would be delighted!

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  7. The card for your mother is beautiful!

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  8. Congrats on the beautiful card finish for your Mom Preeti.

    Linda

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  9. Dear Preeti, the mother's card is beautiful! I like calling you mother - Aai - wonderful!
    Hugs!

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  10. What a lovely card for your mom!

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  11. I think it's a good idea to try out the confetti stitches in a small section of the flowers.Then you can see the difference and if you like it this way.
    The framed card for your mother looks wonderful, Preeti. A great gift for your mother.

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  12. What a lovely gift for your Mum, I'm sure she will treasure it.

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  13. This is such a beautiful gift for your Aai. I love the colors, you have a great eye for colors. Just the other day I was complaining that I wish there were designs for Diwali, Holi etc so I didn't had to stitch flowers so many times ;)

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  14. Your mom will love your card, Preeti! It is so pretty and I love the pretty dotted paper and flowers that you added :)

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  15. Aww, what a sweet gift! I love the dotted paper and it's amazing you found flowers to accent the piece that match the stitched ones! I like the font you designed too. I'm sure she was pleased to receive such a beautiful stitch~ :D

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  16. It is always a pleasure to see your lovely work, Preeti, and to learn about your busy life. I am glad you were able to travel this year. In answer to your past post question about the stitches you were concerned about, I think they enhance the design, but you are right that the colors you use may make a difference. I will be interested to see what you choose to do :)

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  17. A lovely card Preeti which I´m sure your mum loved. Must make more cards I think.

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  18. It is lovely, your font is a great fit. Jo x

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  19. Preeti: It is lovely, farming it was a lovely idea.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you are up to next.
    I can sometimes post a comment and sometimes not.

    Catherine.

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  20. How special! After all that work it must feel good to finish it and gift it. Handmade gifts are the best in my opinion. ♥
    xx Beca

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  21. I'm just back from my summer vacation, I hope you enjoyed yours, dear Preeti. And I agree with Beca - handmade gifts rule!
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. wow... that’s nice. I love the font you used.

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