Monday, January 04, 2010

Baskets of Blessings



Monday Morning --- early…I enjoyed another three day weekend…..the last one for a while.

I have a friend that just had double knee replacement surgery. She owns a florist, so something inside me just won’t let me send flowers to her. A neat lady, she’ll go to a nursing home for two weeks for extensive rehab. It’s close to work, so I plan on visiting her this evening. I spent the weekend quilting a couple of things for her.

The table runner is called Baskets of Blessings from This N That. And I used Kansas Trouble quilters, A Quilter’s Garden charm pack for the design. It’s a little darker than I would have hoped, but I think it will go well in her kitchen at home. The journal cover is made from Thimbleberrries fabric left over from another project. She’ll have something to make her lists on -- lists of projects to do when she gets home.


The label on the back is my favorite part. The fabric on the backing puckered just a bit, but no one will ever know because it is hidden under the label.

Gratitudes:

Good health over the holiday.

Warm covers at night

A Refrigerator stocked full of leftovers (No cooking after a hard day’s work…..

19 comments:

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Very nice gifts! I know she will enjoy them!
melissa

Cara said...

Very nice. The label is super sweet.

Quilt Hollow said...

This gift is better than flowers...it last much longer and made from heart and hands. Job well done!!

Stina said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend... You have done the right thing... making her something... She will be so happy!!! Take care and I want to wish you a lovely and creative 2010!! HUGS!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is just so thoughtful, your friend will be thrilled..Happy New Year

Libby said...

Such a well thought out gift - sure to lift her spirits . . . and yours, too *s*

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift...the label is the BEST!

Shasta said...

These are beautiful gifts - what a pretty label! Very sweet of you to make them for her. I wish her a speedy and complete recovery.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You are such a giver; you inspire me.

Lizzie said...

Oh, so cute!

Lizzie

Terry said...

Howdy
This was my first visit to your place today and your so sweet I love it that you quilted instead of giving flowers to your friend.
It will be with her always and her heart will rejoice each time she looks at her gift made with love from a friend.
Blessings to you .
Have a great week.
Happy Trails

Dandelion Quilts said...

That Baskets of Blessings will really bless your friend. That is wonderful.

Sandy said...

Your blog is the first of many that I read and you're the reason I started my blog. I thought, "how neat it is to know other women that enjoy quilting and their families, especiallly their children". After reading all your old posts, I felt as though we had been friends for years, you're so honest with your feelings. During 2009 I stopped blogging, I didn't think what I had to say was special, but have resumed again in 2010. The last year has been a difficult one but God will lead us through. Like you, I can count my true friends on one hand, another reason I have enjoyed your blog - it's okay to enjoy sitting at home "doing our own thing". Keep blogging, you're such a kind person.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

A double knee replacement? She sounds very brave! I am sure she will love your gifts for a long time to come! Very thoughtful and sweet of you. Also - when you are sick - the best present is company. Cheers! Evelyn

Kerrie said...

Very sweet blog, lovely pieces, I really enjoyed seeing them.

Karen said...

What a nice gift!!! I'm sure your friend will love it. Karen

Suzanne said...

Your gifts are lovely and I am sure that your friend is going to love them!

Terra said...

You and your beautiful hand crafted gifts are a great blessing to your friend, and I know it will speed up her healing when she receives them.

AndrewDietz said...

wonderful..................................................