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« on: July 06, 2010 11:12:12 PM »

So, I recently made a quilt for my nephew's first birthday.  Since it was only my 1st quilt and it was quite an undertaking, my boyfriend of a year's mother offered to help me.  She basically let me take over her entire dining room, leave boxes and boxes of supplies at her house and stayed up several nights until the wee hours of the morning helping me cut, offering ideas, and generally making my job a lot easier.

I want to do something nice for her that shows how much I appreciated her help.  She enjoys sewing, quilting, and other crafts.  I'm a recent college grad that is still looking for work, so money is kind of an issue.  However, I do have a lot of crafty materials that I've collected over the years at my disposal including polymer clay, tons of fabric, a sewing machine, lots of paints, and some jewelry making material. However, she doesn't wear a lot of jewelry (really just her wedding ring) so I'm not sure anything down that path would work.

She was just such a big help and I want to show her how much it means to me.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010 12:00:25 PM »

What about making a thankyou card? Or if you can get ahold of printable fabric, a pillow with a pic of her son on it? I think there are methods to print on regular fabric if you google it.

I can make that...
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010 10:46:54 AM »

I'm definitely planning on making her a thank you card, but i'd like to do a little something extra too.  if i did the pillow idea, i think i'd want all of her kids on it (there's 4), but i don't know if there is a recent picture of all of them and one is out of town at camp all summer.

it's a cute idea though. thanks for the suggestion!  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010 01:52:51 PM »

What about collaging on seperate photos of each?

I can make that...
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010 10:26:08 PM »

Make her something small using the same pattern (and fabric if you have any left) as the quilt you made. Maybe a potholder? Or a sew a strip of quilted fabric on the edge of some towels? That way she can remember what she helped you with and know that you're willing to spend time on her, too. Smiley

Good luck!
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010 10:15:36 PM »

i know it sounds a little cheesy, but the best gift was probably spending time with her.  every mom wants to know and love the girl their son is with and it sounds like you two have a great relationship, congrats on that! maybe take her out to lunch/dinner/a special event.  is there an art gallery in your town?  maybe a craft festival and buy her something from a vendor there that she expressed interest in.  have her and your boyfriend over for a nice homecooked meal.  just give your wonderful company to her!

« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010 11:05:17 AM »

You could hunt around some thrift shops and pick up 2 or 3 vintage craft books or magazines for her then make a nice bookmark to go with them.

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