My Grandmother’s birthday is in two weeks. Two weeks? OK, a week and a half. Like many grandmothers, she has everything, is difficult to buy for. This year, we moved her into a retirement community, and although her apartment is nice, and we did bring things from home to decorate the place, it could serve to have a few more pieces brought in to lighten it up a bit. So this year, for her birthday, I made her a gift.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I’ve recently really gotten into stitching. Hand stitching. Embroidery. It was just something I picked up and started doing. I’m a complete amateur, but I’m doing what works. It makes me feel like a medieval lady, and it’s pretty relaxing – like reading a book, but without leaving your current surroundings. So far I have only done decorative items, things that must be framed, nothing useful, and my gift to my Grandmother is no different. I can tell you all about it here because she doesn’t own a computer, much less know what a blog is.
I saw a picture at the dollar store a while back, and thought it would look nice in her place. The problem was that it was kind of static. I decided it would look nice with a bit of depth and thread. I traced over some of the image, and voilà, a pretty new picture, and it only cost me a dollar. Ok, a dollar and 8 cents. Talk about thrifty!