What Mum sent me for my birthday (and that I opened early!) is so amazing, I'm doing two posts on it. Check tomorrow some time for part two!
I knew Mum had been doing the 39 squares and she told me she'd done a few of the square samplers, but I was not in the least expecting this:
It needs to be pressed and framed (I'm thinking some ornate frame painted white!) with protective glass... but isn't it just the most amazing thing? Am I a lucky daughter or what?
The wisteria across the top according to the note Mum sent along with this is: "wisteria growing over your front (not your personal front :) " I'll note that the stitched wisteria has more blooms than we got this year. The rose button is from Africa. (There a story there, Ma?)
A cup of tea, of course, with a teapot button. The lace is from one of grandma's hankies. The bit of doily is from one of my great-grandma's doilies. I can't believe she cut it up -- I've been thrifting rather than using my stash of Nanna's doilies!
The big flower: "found in old tin of Nanna's". I can't believe there's a tin of Nanna's I've yet to go through. We'll have to rectify that, next visit.
The white flower button up the top is also from Nanna's button box. Isn't it just the most beautiful thing ever!
And there was more .... but you'll have to wait until tomorrow :)