I was incredibly lucky with Christmas gifts this year – thank you everyone – but special mention has to go to one amazing handmade gift that I received from my wonderfully talented mum.
She made me this beautiful sewing purse. Both sides are embroidered (mainly done during the many hours she has recently spent in hospital waiting rooms) and not only is there a zipped compartment in the middle (which was filled with sewing goodies) but there are also flaps on either side to provide space for pins and needles.
And as if this all wasn't amazing enough, she also managed to make an identical one for my sister. Thank you mum! With all my sewing stuff now in such a fantastically useful purse I really have no excuse for not having everything to hand when I (finally) get round to starting my next project.
And for anyone who's interested, and if I've got the story correct, my mum saw one of these originally as something my Godmother had either bought or made at her local embroidery group up in Northumberland. My mum then had one (and here I'm a bit vague) which she either bought from my Godmother or made herself. My sister and I both admired it and hey presto two little bags (handmade of course) were waiting with LMC's stocking on Christmas morning containing them. Lucky girls we are!