I love that quite often at family birthday parties in my family there are handmade gifts being given. Not only that, but being given and really appreciated! This past weekend I finally got to give my mom her Birdie Sling (I suspect that she coordinated her outfit ahead of time)
and she finally got to give my Uncle the quilt she has been working on for ages to commemorate his recently published book. He is a civil war historian and of course needed a quilt made out of reproduction civil war era fabrics. I think it turned out great! The quilting on it is just lovely, but I'm afraid you can't tell from my picture. Great gift mom!