Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HALLOWEEN HAT AND GIFT




The Halloween hat I was making I said was for a friend.  It was actually for my DIL in Minneapolis but I wanted to surprise her.  She reads my blog and so does my son so they can keep up with what is happening with us down in IL.  It was her birthday Oct. 20 so the hat was finished, packed in a box and ready to ship Tues. afternoon when I went out.  Well Tues. morning I get a call from Kim (my DIL) and she is coming to Chicago on Tues. night to work with Motorola for 2 days.  Well the Motorola head office is about 1/2 mile from our house.  The last time she was there she came for dinner.  This time she just said she couldn't do dinner but had something her Mother had given her and she was giving it to me and would drop by on the Wed. night after she left M.  Well I took the hat out of the carton with her card and birthday check and kept it for her.  When she came in Wed. she saw it and said I saw that on your web and said I wanted one like it.  Well surprise it was for her.  She was happy with it.  She bought me the present which was a beautiful Irish linen tablecloth covered in lace complete with 6 napkins.  I believe it is a luncheon set from the size.  She said I could cut it up and make things with it but now that I look at it it would be very hard for me to cut it. Her Mom was just going to give it to Goodwill if I didn't want it.  I am going to take it to Florida and see if I can use it down there,  Forgive me but I forgot to take a pic of the hat but it was the same almost as the one I made last year for my daughter.  Just small differences.

6 comments:

deanna7trees said...

my grandmother did this kind of work on linen cloth. it's beautiful.

Debra Spincic said...

You attract linens like no one I have ever seen! (and pretty ones too!)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I certainly can understand you not wanting to cut into that beautiful linen - I am slowly overcoming my horror of doing that and have (almost) managed to convince myself that it's much better to actually use it for something than it is to store it in a drawer.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

What fun and such a nice surprise for your DIL!

Gina E. said...

What synchronicity was at work with you and your DIL for her to come to your home when she did!
I would never have forgiven you if you cut up that beautiful linen! (Not that I would have known, but you know what I mean, lol).
A lady came to my exhibition last month and showed me a boxed linen cloth she'd had for over 50 years, but never taken out of the box. The linen had tears in the fabric where it had been folded for so long. The lesson here is to get those linens out of their packaging and USE them!

Maggi said...

What beautiful pieces. Glad she liked the hat too.