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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I have a dear friend turning 75 next week and would like to make her something special.

    I have already made her several quilts, she wouldn't use mug rugs, or the bow tucks purse so that's out.

    I also embroider. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

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    I just purchased 7 tea towels made from flour sacking & will hand embroider some vintage designs on them for a friend for Xmas, maybe something like that would work for her?

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    A lovely, puffy quilt for her dog or cat?
    An embroidered scarf, small enough and light enough to be worn summer or winter?
    An embroidered or patch worked cover for her sewing machine or toaster?
    A quilted tea pot cover?
    Is she one who loves embroidered hankies? I'm 77 and love my Grandma and Mom's hankies and will use them till one of us wear out totally.

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    My grandmother is 75 and has been dropping hints that she needs a new cover for her toaster! So, I echo Ramona Byrd's suggestion...something cheery she can see every day in her kitchen!

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    What a about a light and feminine quilt smaller enough to throw over her shoulders for in bed or whilst sitting in her favourite chair?

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    I have seen some of the prayer shawl quilts that would be nice to have, but honestly I would try to do a back flip if someone gave me a set of dish towels emb. would love that...

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    Maybe a friendship wall hanging?

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    Does she go to church? How about an embroidered cover for her bible? Or a poem you find or write and then embroider and put in a frame?

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    How about an apron?

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    Pillowcases with embroidery/momogram ?
    Friendship saying/poem on throw pillow ?
    Mongramed towels ?

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    how about reservations for lunch??

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    decorate some kitchen towels for her, make her a bag, or a tote bag


    does she read, make some bookmarks


    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I have a dear friend turning 75 next week and would like to make her something special.

    I have already made her several quilts, she wouldn't use mug rugs, or the bow tucks purse so that's out.

    I also embroider. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

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    Good suggestions everyone, thanks.

    Well, she is a widow, & doesn't really cook anymore. She has several quilts of different sizes I have made. I made her some dish towels but says they are too pretty to mess up.

    I don't know about the hankies, and doesn't have any animals.

    She does go to the gym and is in the pool a lot there, so maybe an embroidered gym towel???

    I also thought of pillows for her couch.

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    Since she goes to the gym, how about a nice quilted bag? Your idea of a embroidered towel is also a nice idea.

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    How about a potholder saying "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house"?

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    The quilted shawl on the moda bake shop website is a great gift for older ladies if they are cold natured.It is a free pattern.

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    If you embroider how about personalilzing a sweatshirt of jacket depending on her style.

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    How about a pretty reusable grocery bag with groceries it it, like bread, eggs, jelly!

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    Howw about a bag for when she goes to the gym.

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    How about a table cloth or runner? or pot holders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Well, she is a widow, & doesn't really cook anymore.
    I think you have answered your own question ...... cook for her!!

    How about making her some homemade frozen entrees? Then she can pop it into the microwave/oven as she wishes. Or give her a "gift certificate" that you will deliver her a dinner once a month? Or that she comes to dine at your place once a month? (or set a different number?)

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    Ok, I have decided to make her some throw pillows for her couch. She loves my machine embroidery.

    THANK YOU EVERYONE for your suggestions!!

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    Food or flowers. Can be used and enjoyed and does not clutter. I know several older people who have enough 'things'. "Don't want anymore things!"

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