Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sittin' and stitchin'

I don't have a picture to show just yet but I spent a good part of the day hand-sewing the binding of the wedding quilt. Just stopped for the night with only part of one side left. I still have to anchor the sleeve and then sew on the label and it is finished! I'll post a finish of it tomorrow. Can't wait to wash it, lay it out on the table to dry and then mail it off!

In the meantime, I have to share a surprise gift I got in the mail yesterday. Candy, who is a friend from high school, made this wonderful plate for me.

Several months ago, Candy asked me to send her some pictures of my house. I had no idea why but  when I got this, I understood why. It is a wonderful representation of my house and she even included my dish border in the front garden. I just love it. 

The plate was actually the second replica of my house that I received. A few years ago, another friend had this basket made for me when I retired. As you can see, I had a short picket fence around my garden then. I love this gift too. The crafter of this one lives in the area and actually showed this at a craft show. She wanted others to realize she could make the house basket for townhomes too.

These are both cherished gifts. So thoughtful and since I love my house and my neighborhood, they are even more special.

I hope that you are all blessed with special friends and special gifts in your life!

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful house mementos. I have always wanted to make a quilt with my house on it.