That's right. Thirteen years ago, my sisters managed each to produce a child only one day apart. At the time, Auntie Fran was in great practical demand, given that my mother couldn't actually split herself in two.
|Last year's gift |
- or something like it!
This year, she has taken up cross stitch. Never one to do things by half, she took on a sampler for her first project, and taught herself as she went along. I used to do a fair bit of cross stitch myself, although I have let this hobby lapse a little. But when packing to move house, I came across my old threads. A plan began to form ...
DMC site, which had some lovely designs, and prints out as very clear charts. To buy all the recommended threads would be very expensive, but with a bit of work, I was able to match up the suggested colours not too badly with threads I already had in stock. One problem is that the patterns don't tell you how many threads you will need, but my guesses should be close enough. I then measured out the threads for her, attached them to a numbered card, bought a square of the recommended fabric for £3.20, and there she has a very nice present indeed.
Total Expenditure (includes card) : £3.70