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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thanks And A Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks & Happy Mother's Day!
In Japan today is a mother's day, and so I stitched "Mum's the word..." © Primrose Samplers this year for my mum and my "Surrogate Mother in Law"
Carol R.
You might thought what is or who is my "Surrogate MIL" on the last post...
She is my dear friend Carol R. !

Why "Surrogate MIL" ??
If you read my blog regularly, you might know about my real MIL, so Carol R. offered me to be my SMIL!
I can't explain well as my English ability is not good enough, so please visit her blog (
here) and please read the reason why, lol

Anyways, here are some photos of framed piece of "Mum's the word..."
Isn't this beautiful?! I love this and also my mum fell in love again as always (lol)
There was another antiqued beautiful frame, and I was going to choose that one, but when the mat was made and set the stitched piece, this frame was more beautiful than the antiqued one!
Just simply beautiful, I thought and decided!

Here is a close up photo of the frame.
Now I still have been stitching for my mum this design, but she also will choose this mat and frame for this design!
So my SMIL and mum would have the same piece, how nice!

Here is another present for Mother's day from my hubby and me for my mum.
This is preserved flower, and so these flowers keeps their beauty for about 2-3 years.
Every year we send flower, in Japan carnation is the symbol of mother's day, so this also has carnation in the vase.

Isn't this beautiful?! I fell in love with this and decided to send this to my mum.
I also sent the flower for my real MIL... just token of ... what? LOL

I chatted with Carol R. last night and it was SO fun!! We chatted for a long time and she made me happy with her warm and thoughtful words, thanks SMIL!

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day for all mum in the world!!

Take care + have a lovely weekend!
Happy Stitching!






Design : "Mum's the word... (Chrysanthemums)" © Primrose Needleworks
Fabric : 32ct Witchelt Linen (Sandstone)
Thread : GAST, CC, and DMC (I changed some colours)


23 comments:

Theresa said...

Yuko, you are such a sweet girl~~ How thoughtful of you to make this present!!! It is absolutely beautiful~~~~
Those flowers are beautiful, too!!! Hope you have a wonderful mother's day~

Melissa said...

As I said on Carol's blog, your stitching AND your framing are both wonderful. You are fortunate to have found each other!

Your flowers for your mom are very beautiful too. Have a happy Mother's day yourself!

valerie said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Yuko! Love the gift you made and sent to Carol. That's a very touching gift. The preserved flowers are also very beautiful!

Nancy said...

Your stitching looks lovely framed, and the frame is so beautiful! Your stitching is always beautiful Yuko. The flowers are so sweet!

Happy Mother's Day Yuko! I know your little sweetie thinks you are the best mom ever!

Carla said...

Happy Mother's Day! The pattern you have emboidered is realy beautiful and the nice frame just turned it more beautiful than it still was.

I love the idea of preserved flowers. Beautiful and practical. I do hope that it comes to Brazil soon.

Now, I'll pay a visit to Carol's just for understand better this MIL thing. *lol*

Márti said...

Beautiful present for your Mum!
Congrats!

Carol R said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Yuko and to your mum too! I am very happy to be your SMILe and to receive such a beautiful gift from you for Japanese Mother's Day was a wonderful surprise and I cannot thank you enough. And I was right - your photos are so much better than mine!

The preserved flowers are gorgeous and I know your mum must love them,

It was lovely to talk to you yesterday - what fun! We must do it again really soon.

[[[much hugs]]]
SMILe

Jane said...

You always do such lovely framed stitching for your mother. She must be thrilled with this one. Happy Mother's Day, Yuko!

Teresa McNamara said...

I've come to your blog via Carol's blog and I'd just like to say that you do beautiful work. I'm a primary teacher and I think your English is just great too.

Margaret said...

How beautiful! And how wonderful of CarolR to be your SMIL! Happy Mother's Day to you too.

staci said...

A really beautiful and thoughtful gift Yuko!!!

VALIE said...

Hello Yuko - I have just discovered your blog through Carol's, you stitch beautifully and finish your pieces just as wonderfully. I will add your blog to my list. Your little boy looks very sweet (and he has a very pretty Mummy too !)

Anita said...

What a nice gift. Have a great Mother's day.

Marie-P said...

What a beautiful gift for your mother and SMIL :D ~
The flowers that you received are very pretty. Happy Mother's Day Yuko!

Sally said...

Yuko, your Mother's Day gifts for your Mum and SMIL are absolutely beautiful. They must both be delighted with them:)

Doris said...

beautiful stitching,i love the frame.

lovely and sweet gift to your Mum, is beautiful.

Angela said...

Yuko, Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mum (happy grandmother's day for her :>)
Your gift to Carol is beautiful , no wonder she is thrilled with it. You could not have chosen a nicer SMIL :>)
What a lovely present you chose for your mum. Mum's are the most precious things in the world. I still miss mine very much.
Hope you are keeping well.
Warm hugs Angela

Deb said...

Such a beautiful piece you made for Carol. As always, your stitching and finishing is beautiful!

Von said...

How nice of Carol to stand in as your SMIL! You gave her a grand gift, one she's sure to treasure. :)

Jennifer/OH said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I wait until the first weekend of June when my parents visit here to celebrate both Mother's Day and Father's Day with them. Then I can make a nice meal and a cake, since I can not mail such items to them 600 miles away!

Susana de Argentina said...

Yuko! happy mother´s day! although behind late! and I send you a sweet hug! Kisses from Argentina!

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