Every year for Christmas from DH's grandma, my SIL and I get matching teapots and knitted teapot covers. We don't even drink tea. I think I have 3 teapots now?
For my birthday from her I got a coffee mug. She also sends us tea towels that she embroiders the edges of. At least the mug and tea towels are useful, I suppose.
My aunty once gave me a packet of expired bikkies on my birthday... just as well that i happened to glance at the date! it was nov 2001. HAHAHA.. gross.
For my 21st my Nonna gave me a clock, kinda shaped like a cuckoo clock, but instead of the cuckoo part, it had a big sculpture of Jesus leaning out of the top. Bless her
Mil always comes up with goods.. Best one would have to be a pair of pillowcases, each one having half a love heart on it, so that when they are put together make a heart.
She was adamant that we put them on our bed as newlyweds. Hmmm matches my Sheridan quilt cover... Not!
lol some of these are hilarious! I'm usually pretty lucky, I don't get many gifts at xmas and bday, usually only from mum, dad and my MIL, but they are usually pretty decent. But my grandmother used to knit me jumpers when I was in my early 20's, hardly what a 21 year old night clubbing going uni student would wear but the worst thing? they were literally 5 sizes too small (and I was tiny back then, a size 6-8) and would of fit a 10 yo, had ugly stripes and colours and they were all falling apart at the seams lol I would open the present, shudder at the sky blue and brown spotted jumper with the gaping arms and turf it in the vinnies bag.
The same gm went thru the doily type knitted coat hangers too *double shudder*
Last edited by delirium; 02-04-2012 at 19:12.
This is the funniest thread I've read in ages. Thanks for the laugh ladies!
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