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Friday, December 14, 2018

Stitching friendships...

For all of us who share the love of anything that includes needle and thread, fabric, yarn or canvas...receiving a handmade gift means that it is not only a reflection of the stitcher’s time but that it also comes with a treasured message of friendship.
Our group of Liberty Ladies, (where we study quilt-related topics and often focus on women who have made an impact in the history of our country, ) includes those who love to quilt, knit and/or cross stitch. My interests revolve around the first two needle arts but I never could grasp the technique of cross stitch. One of our members who does wonderful cross stitching has gifted each of us with a special Santa for a number of years. 2017 was my year to receive this delightful Santa from Joanne.

I love that he stands next to a treadle sewing machine - so like my Grammy’s...
Wanting to thank Joanne, I thought a little quilt was in order...what to do? Then a lightbulb moment...ah ha! I had finished Lori’s QAL (over at Humble Quilts) a while back - her Palmateer Point quilt. It just needed binding...


Done!
I hope Joanne likes it and knows that it comes with that special message of friendship...just as her Santa did for me...
Happy Holiday stitching everyone...10 days and counting down...
Pat

4 comments:

  1. What a delightful exchange for a special friendship.

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  2. What a sweet little Santa, a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Your version of Palmateer Point is also perfect for the season. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  3. Friends are great, aren't they. Love both of those projects.

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  4. What a sweet gift. I'm sure she will treasure your little quilt every bit as much. Merry Christmas to you!

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