Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Giving and receiving.....

I love to give gifts to my friends. I think there is no better way to say someone is special to you than making a gift for them too. So when my friend Sonja was having a birthday coming up, I decided to buy her this pretty tapestry tote while in Brugge for her stitching. I wanted to do something personal to it for her and made a zipper fob. Since the tote is sunflowers (a favorite of hers), I made a fob using the colors in the bag and a butterfly. I filled the bag with a few handwork goodies too. Happy birthday again Sonja and thanks for the wonderful high tea yesterday afternoon!


I wanted to share a few of the fabulous things I was given as gifts when we held our stitching get together here in Holland. Joni made me a scissor fob with these beautiful warm, earthy tones and a brass key charm, Angela made me a tulip pinkeep with the date 2008 as a remembrance and Hazel made a pinkeep with a potted tulip sampler motif...


...and on the back are all our names including Jos' and the year. Thank you so much ladies for the wonderful gifts to remember you by!


Isn't this sampler so beautiful?!? It was also a gift from dear Hazel. I was so touched and will cherish it forever. I love samplers and knowing the time and care she put into this one for me, makes it all the more special. I am so proud to hang this sampler in my home Hazel. Thank you very much!



Note ~ Can the person who asked me for help in how to make scissor fobs in the comments from my last post please email me so I can tell you about making them? You can find my contact on my profile page. I am sorry I cannot address you by name as you did not sign your comment.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The gifts are very beautiful Heidi and the ladies were very cosy!
Are you busy making the next border for the Quilt of our Life? I am very curious to know how it turns out.
Groetjes and hugs, Elly

Nancy said...

I also received some of the same gifts. They were wonderful and I too thank everyone again.
Happy Birthday Sonja. I heard about the wonderful tea you planned.
Love you, Mom

Nancy said...

Gorgeous gifts both given and received. The sampler from Hazel is just amazing! I love the pattern and the colors, and since it is stitched by her it is even more special!

Elizabethd said...

how very pretty Heidi. It's lovely to have keepsakes..you will have memories every time you use them, or look at them. The sampler is so pretty.

Jo said...

What lovely gifts you gave and recieved.The sampler is stunning,lots of lovely keepsakes.

Carolien said...

What a lovely gifts, Heidi! Very, very beautiful. See you tomorrow!

Hugs, Carolien

Anonymous said...

Thank you for responding to my post asking for help in making fobs. Unfortunately my computer is not set up for anything other than yahoo email.