Thursday, 17 September 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL September 2020 update

Hello Friends,

It's that time of the month when we show what gifts we have been working on or/and what crafty gifts we have received. If you don't know what I'm talking about , check Jo's blog for more info. This is an easy SAL where you have a choice to stitch any designer, color or pattern, just that it should be a gift for someone or gift from someone.

After a month of no cross stitching, here I am presenting a small gift I made for my mother's birthday which is today.
Pattern name :All My Love
Designer : Lesley Teare
Pattern source: Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine, Mar 2016

My mom visited us in January and liked the basket of cross stitch ornaments I had on display. Since then , she has expressed her desire to make some for herself but she didn't have the supplies. So I thought what better idea gift than something she wanted to make herself.
She liked the gift and hinted that she would like some more. That should give me some more entries for GG posts .😀 
As its her birthday today, I would like to share something about my mother. My mom married at an early age of 21, moved to live in a state the language of which she didn't speak. She learned the language, changed her dressing style ,learned the cuisine of the new state along with other challenges of married life . For those unaware, language , cuisine and attire changes across every state of India.
My mother has been the main force behind my brother's and my education and career. She wanted us to do best in our fields even if it meant defying the norms for young girls specially.
Every craft I know has been taught by mother. She knows knitting, macrame, crochet, cross stitch, Indian embroidery, sewing to name a few.
She is an amazing cook and loves to feed people. Even with limited income of my father, she helps needy now and then with food and paying the school fees.
She is protective of family, is always there to support them thru tough times. She  encourages me to pursue hobbies when I get busy with job and life.
She inspires me to be a better person everyday.I know she won't read this, but I felt like sharing it with you ladies.

Also, a very happy birthday to our wonderful GG SAL host Jo, who amazes me the amount of stitching she gets done with work and family, hosting SALs and blog hops.

Wishing you a great stitchy year ahead Jo.

Hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy.


  1. What a lovely gift! Joyeux Anniversaire Maman ! Happy Birthday and hugs to your Mum. Amitiés xxx

  2. Happy Birthday to your mom and Jo! Your mother sounds like a wonderful person :) I love the little pillow you made her. A great start on her own bowl of pillows!

  3. I so enjoyed reading about your mother--she sounds like such a loving and supportive mom in every way. You've made a gorgeous gift for her and I hope to see more stitching from you in the future. Happy Birthday to your mom and to Jo :)

  4. The Ornament has turned out so good. Especially the coloured fabric is adding to the beauty.
    Happy birthday to Mommy ji 😁

  5. Happy Birthday to your Mum, Mini! It was very interesting to learn about her, what a lovely clever lady she is! A lovely post Mini!
    I’m sure she will be delighted with your gift, it’s so very pretty!
    Barbara xx

  6. Thank you for your lovely post, sounds like you have a lovely relationship with your mother, who sounds like a strong lady who wants her daughters to be strong like her. Hope she loves her gift

  7. Thanks for taking part in GG this month and thanks for the Birthday wishes too! How nice to discover I share a special day with your Mum. She sounds like a wonderful person. I love that little pillow and hopefully she does too.

  8. Happy Birthday to your Mother, she sounds like an amazing woman who is willing to share her talents and love of life, it must be wonderful and make her feel good to help others, my Mother was like yours, you are very lucky to have her still with you.
    The pin pillow is lovely.


  9. Your mum sounds like an amazing woman! I'm glad she liked your beautiful gift.

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