I’ve taught at Maris Stella in Durban, South Africa for the last 14 years. My daughters Erin, nine (right), and Ella, six (left), both attend my school. This year they both had teachers whom I’ve known since before they were born. Both girls have just loved these special ladies and had a wonderful year in their classes, so I wanted to gift them something special, made just for them. I put together two designs from Emma Congdon’s Summer chart book, a gift from issue 231, and used a font from another issue of for the teachers’ names. I chose a different colour scheme for each teacher to match the patterned aida I had in mind. The gifts looked beautiful when framed and both teachers were very touched by their personalised gifts!