Monday, July 6, 2015

Handmade Gifts

My sister recently celebrated a milestone birthday, and I made this cute pincushion to remind her.  Writing out the word makes it seem less painful, and I figure if she ever gets upset about it she can poke some pins into that reminder ;-)  I will hand deliver her big birthday gift later this week.

Happy 50th!
My guild buddy Michele gifted these goodies for my birthday!
I love the Cotton+Steel selvage potholders, and we have a running joke with cats hence the cute pouch!

quilty goodness
This beautiful quilt was made by my friend Hope as a reminder of our NYC trip to celebrate my milestone birthday (a few years ago).
NYC skyline
She purchased the fabrics at The City Quilter....there are subway blocks and improv blocks to represent the NYC skyline.  This was definitely worth waiting for!

I received a couple of awesome, unexpected quilted "happies" from friends recently.  I shared them on Instagram at the time, but not here on the blog.

mini Peace!
 The sweet Katie made a mini version of my Peace Quilt pattern just because.  Isn't it awesome?!  She's the one who encouraged me to write the pattern, so it's me who should be thanking her.

scrappy eye candy
The ever generous Amanda Jean sent me this wonderful mini spiderweb quilt and pincushion.  Again,  it's I who should be thanking her....we spent some quality time discussing all matters quilty on her recent Orlando trip.

Aren't quilty friends the absolute best?  I think so!
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Wow, wonderful gifts you made and received! Nice to have others thinking about you enough to make such special handmade quilty goodies like this!

  2. I have always love your peace quilt the mini is darling.

  3. Yes quilty friends ARE the best! ;-)) Love the Peace quilt- it is such a cool design!

  4. So much fun! Hope your birthday was a great one! :D