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.
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.
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!