Thursday, December 25, 2008

The sewing son-in-law

This is my favorite Son-in-law, John. He is also my only son-in-law so, of course, he is my favorite!
He wanted to make potholders for Nina for Christmas. He has never sewn but he was a great student. Because he is a math teacher, when I told him we had to add in a half inch seam allowance, he figured out the size really easy.
He used some fabric I already had and that I had picked out from my mom's supply. They are checks and polka dots one side and a brocade print on the other.
He wanted to use some of the fancy decorative stitches my machine makes, so he did a feather stitch on some and a star stitch on the other.
John did a great job. Nina thought I made them until he her otherwise.

Just in case you're wondering, John also gave Nina a GPS system and some other baking things she was wanting.


  1. Those are so pretty! If I were your daughter I'd treasure them. He's a cutie too!

  2. I think it's beautiful that your son-in-law made those for your daughter. They are really special!

  3. What a sweetie pie to be so thoughtful for Nina. I am POSITIVE you are his FAVORITE mother-in-law as well!!

  4. It sounds like you have a great son-in-law who obviously cares a lot about your daughter! I would guess that has something to do with him being your favorite too.


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