08 March 2010

A Gift for Mary


Gift Bag, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

This past week, my friend Mary (whom I've known for over 40 years!) stayed with me for a few days while she took a class here in town. What a wonderful gift it is to have a friend with whom, no matter how much time has passed since we last saw each other, we are able to pick up right where we left off as though no time at all has passed! I wanted to send her off with a little something, a small token for our years of friendship.

Gift for Mary
The little gift bag was made using fabric from my stash. Using a Tilda pattern from the book "Sew Pretty Homestyle", I made the fabric rose adorning it.

CQ Floral Art piece
Inside the bag, I placed a crazy quilted postcard, inspired by the quote,

Friends are Flowers in the Garden of Life

The rich tones of deep brown and spring greens gave birth to a colorful garden of flowers. I'm certain that Mary's garden is lush with many wonderful friends and I know that my life also is deeply enriched by her friendship!

Mary ~ Thank you so much for your visit! It was a treasure!

Mary and her husband Winston have a youth camp in the mountains of southern Colorado called Sonlight. What a marvelous ministry they have, sharing the love of God and the beauty of creation with kids!

7 comments:

Gillie said...

How beautiful, thank you for sharing with us via photographs!

Joan said...

That is beautiful work. A very very special gift to give and to receive.

Plays with Needles said...

What a great idea...i love the idea of a keepsake...

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful treasure for your friend. Beautiful work and choice of colors.

Zinaida said...

Your gift is amazing! That is beautiful work!

Linda said...

Your friend is so fortunate to receive such a beautiful gift from you!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Lisa, Your wee bag and Springy PC is very lovely and I am sure your friend will love it. What wonderful camp they have. Hugs Judy

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