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Mothers day gift and redwork lady.

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you the Mother’s day gift I have made.

My Mother loved the little Valentine bag here with the pin cushions so much that I decided to make it all again, but in her favourite colours of creams, coffee and gold. It is amazing how different it looks in a softer colour palette. I made the little bag just a bit larger than the last one, I embroidered the design free hand onto the front and made the little pillows and the bottlecap pincushion to go inside.

I have also finished my first attempt at redwork, this pattern was a freebie from here ( Needlecrafter website ) there are so many lovely emroidery designs to down load and trace for redwork or any embroidery project. I am unsure how I am going to finish this, I may make it into a quilted wall hanging but I need to buy some red fabric to complement the design.

I used a special disappearing ink pen  to trace the design but it disappeared to quick for my liking, so the next design I traced using a fine pencil.
All the blue marks have completely disappeared now.
Rebecca at Gather Ye Roses Blog is having a lovely giveaway until the 20th March, if you have never visited Rebecca’s blog then do so now as she makes some gorgeous creations, you won’t be disappointed! 
Rebecca’s blog here
I would like to welcome all of my new followers to my blog!
Happy stitching everyone!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    The pattern for your red work just reminds me of how my mother used too do her work its really nice. I love the colours you have used for the Valentine bag, so nice. Julie.C

  2. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Oh, those colors are great! Your mom lucky!

  3. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Sooo beautiful your work!!! I love the gift for your mother. 🙂

  4. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Oh What a lovely lovely gift for your mother. Are you interested in adopting another mother?
    Redwork is fun. I did a quilt this winter called Postcards from Canada and it was all in Redwork. It was great fun.

  5. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    gorgeous redwork…beautiful mothers day gift too

  6. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    The redwork lady is really beautiful, I love how delicate the flowers look. Nice job!

  7. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Bravo! What a beautiful gift you made for Mom! Very nice!

  8. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Oh my gosh, that set is gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors and all the goodies are just spectacular. GREAT job!!! Wonderful job on the redwork, too!

  9. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Hi Sweetie! This set is so lovely, your things are just beautiful!!! I love it all! xo Paulette

  10. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    I just love 'red work' and I am working on a redwork quilt!!

    Your 'Mother's DAy' gifts are lovely in these shades = very nice.

    Have a great day == Roberta

  11. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Your Mother's Day gift is amazing!!!!! Beautiful work!!!!!

    And your first redwork looks perfect!!! Great job!!!

  12. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Do you know you have 458 Followers? WOW! That says alot about you. Your gift for your Mum is beautiful! All the little details–great job. She is a very lucky mum!

  13. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Your mother is going to absolutely love that set. It's so beautiful. I love what I won on your last giveaway. It's so pretty. My daughter was ready to take off with it when she saw me open the package!

    I love your redwork too. I used to do quite a bit of it and used a fine pencil because that blue ink used to disappear so fast, especially in humid weather. I think a wall hanging or pillow would be beautiful for this. When my daughter was younger and got teenage tastes, I embroidered pillow shams for her in pink.

  14. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    OMG! You are so amazing! I just love that set you made for your mom! Just so beautiful! And your redwork is wonderful too! I'm so enjoying my bottlecap pincushion. It's just the right size for my workbox, so I'm using it all the time. Thank you again — now when I see your mom's I know how wonderful it must be in person!

  15. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Lovely set for your Mum, perfect colors, fine work indeed. Your hanging heart is very sweet:)

  16. March 12, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Hi, This is really lovely and stands out so well in red. Do you know what number this pattern is please as I have followed your link but can not find this particular one.

  17. March 12, 2010 / 10:56 am

    Your mothers day gift is so lovely! Its made me want to do it for my future-mother-in-law! Perhaps when I find the materials needed.. the local Hobbycraft is far too expensive, and I just can't afford it right now.. But soon! 🙂

    The redwork embroidery is also absolutely beautiful. I couldn't help but stare at it for a few minutes, and now my eyes are hating me for it.. Such wonderful work Lynn!

  18. March 12, 2010 / 7:29 pm

    Your Mothers Day gift is gorgeous. The redwork piece is beautiful too, your stitchwork is so perfect.

  19. March 12, 2010 / 7:30 pm

    First attempt-unbelievable
    Your redwork is beautiful !!

  20. March 12, 2010 / 8:33 pm

    Your Mother's Day Gift to your Mum is absolutely stunning. And I love the redwork too. You always stitch so perfectly.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  21. March 12, 2010 / 8:33 pm

    Your mom will be thrilled with the gifts. You put a lot of love into your work.

  22. March 12, 2010 / 8:33 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog with the number of the pattern. I have located it now. Still working my way around blogland . I have only just learn't how to do scheduled posts. Need to go back to the drawing board and see what I have missed out ticking/clicking in the setups.

  23. March 12, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    Another gorgeous set! This one looks so lovely done in those colours. Your mum is going to be so thrilled with her gift.
    The redwork is beautiful also. I use an 01 brown or red pigma pen for Redwork. Works great for me.

  24. March 13, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    Oh Lynn, you area a really artist, is a amazing job! congratulations…

  25. March 14, 2010 / 10:09 am

    I really love your work and beatifull gifts you made for your mother! Your inspire me most with your little projects!

  26. March 16, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    Los regalos para tu madre son muy hermosos, y el Redwork bordado es fantástico, felicidades.

  27. April 14, 2010 / 7:44 pm

    Very beautiful and romantic!