I showed her this purple fabric combination. She loved it.
Within a couple of days, I had this blanket and ball.
After that, I decided to practice an applique on a onesie.
The onesie was a great compliment to the set and my friend loved them. She recently sent me a photo of baby Mayumi saying, "she absolutely loves the ball, and they use the blanket every day."
Isn't she sweet?
Embroidery is so much fun, but with the machine I have, it takes a long time to create a project. I'm saving up for a 6 or 10 needle machine for when I retire.
By the way, the blue blanket and ball shown above is for sale on my Etsy shop at
If you are interested in a gift like this for a little one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea and what I can do for you.