I have the best friends in the world. Really! Yesterday my friend Shannon (who has just moved an hour away...boo hoo for me) turned up at my house with a present she made for me - two quilted pillows! They were tied up so beautifully, and just the presentation of them made me feel special and loved.
Look - she even made the most adorable little felt flower to tie them up with...
Shannon made them out of extra quilt blocks she had. She wasn't in love with them but knew I would be. She was right! And especially impressive was that she added needleturn appliqued flowers. This was extra meaningful to me because she said she added them because I taught her how to needleturn. Be still my heart!
It gives me so much joy to see someone make beautiful things using skills I've helped them learn. And then to benefit from them myself is amazing! Nobody ever makes me things because they probably figure if there's anything I want I can make it myself, or they're afraid that it wouldn't be good enough. In fact, the opposite is true. I'm sure all of you who craft/sew/quilt appreciate hand made things more than anyone because you know and appreciate the time and love put into them by the maker!
So thank you Shannon - you KNOW I love them :)
Shannon also has posted about the making of them, so you can go read about that here.
BTW - for those of you who asked where I got yesterday's bag, it is from Joann's Fabrics - $1.99! If you change your email preferences then I can email you directly :)