Friday, August 10, 2007

Gift for mum.

It is mum's birthday this weekend and I am going to Shepparton along with Sofie and my siblings to take mum to lunch. She is now a resident of a high dependency home that has communal living quarters and she has one small room for herself.


Now what shall I give to her for a present? Chocolates - no, she won't eat them, clothes - no, she has "issues" in that department too! Then I remembered that a friend had given her a crocheted blue and brown rug for her reading chair. And noted that she was using a pillow for a cushion. Aha, a homemade matching cushion. It is useful, won't take up too much space (another issue) and is made with love.



In the stash I found some panne velvet blue fabric and some suede type poly fabric. I used the brown for the front and back and used the blue to add texture and interest to the front. I first quilted the blue to the brown front piece and then cut between each line of sewing so that the brown will peek through.



Also a requirement of the home is that every personal item must be labelled. I embroidered her name on the back..hope she likes it!






9 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Nice Vicki. I like how you did the two fabrics. I'm sure you mum will love it.

Shannon said...

That is so cool! I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea!

Summerset said...

What a terrific gift! It's just right in every way - aren't you glad you can sew?

Cherie said...

A perfect gift for someone in your mom's setting, totally wonderful with all the thought you put into it, and then you made it for her. That is a real gift!

Anne said...

My daughter worked in a high-care ward of a nursing home between high school and uni (she's studying to be a paramedic). One of the things she said was a great present for the residents - and marked the difference between those who were loved and visited, and those who were alone - was nice hand and body lotion. Their skin is so fragile.

A cushion is a great idea, specially one made by you!

Katharine said...

It's beautiful and so thoughtful--made with love. She will love it! I love how you made the fabric into a chenille, very creative and nice color choices. Right on Vicki xx (I'm still in Brussels now but move next weekend to Hong Kong, will meet you for shopping anytime!)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Vicki - what a thoughtful gift! I hope your mom enjoys it!

Tany said...

Your Mom must be really happy! What a great idea!

Isabelle said...

That is a very thoughtful gift, Vicki. Beautiful, too!