September 15, 2011

A Gift From The Heart...

I spent the day working on a special gift for a special friend.
It's finished now, but I can't show you the whole
piece because I don't want to spoil the surprise.
Tiny silk roses, buds and hand stitched leaves. 
Needlework ruffles and colonial knots for good measure.
A small token of friendship from my heart to hers. 

It seems I always choose something made with my own two hands when I want to express appreciation, friendship or love. In a day and age when everything seems expendable, I choose to give a token that I hope will be held and remembered a long time from now...and that it will evoke
warmth in the heart of the person to whom the gift was given. Something that will be tucked away and saved, rather than tossed. 

This weekend is going to be so much fun. I'll be telling you all about it after the fact, but I promise that I won't make you wait too long. Perhaps I'll just drop hints until then...

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

This is beautiful, Donna. Your friend will be deeply touched by this. It obviously has a lot of meaning to you and came from your beautiful heart. She's lucky to have you. : )
Have a wonderful time on your wild adventure...wherever it may be!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

There is nothing more special than a gift from the heart. :) Yesterday, my penpal of twenty years, who lives in Texas, sent me some magazines that she knows I enjoy, but also a beautiful patchwork apron that she made especially for me, and I will treasure it forever! :)

Carol said...

You are so right. A handmade gift is so special. Your stitching, of course, is perfection.

Can't wait to hear what the heck you are doing this weekend.

We are going to the Apple Festival...guess we'll be eating apple stuff ~lol~

But there will also be lots of great needlework to see in Nappannee Indiana, an Amish town.

Have a great weekend.

Sherri said...

Just gorgeous needlework Donna! Your friend must be really special.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

She'll love it! Wish I was there!!!
xx, shell

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, your work is beautiful! Handmade gifts are so special because you also give a part of your heart and soul. Whatever you are doing this weekend I hope it is lots of fun! Twyla

Jan M said...

Gorgeous, and so very special!
Have a wonderful weekend! Cannot wait to hear how you spent it.

GerryART said...

Truly Lovely.
One look and we know it's from the Heart.

Kris said...

Oh, Donna!! Whatever this little pressie is going to be, it looks gorgeous!! I always love peach with pink. Can't wait to see it!! And I am like you, when I want a special gift it is always made with my hands from my heart!! Kris

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This looks gorgeous, Donna!!! I know your friend will cherish it. I hope you have a great weekend - sounds like you really have something fun in store!

MosaicMagpie said...

A gift from the heart is always the perfect gift! I too will make something when I want something special to give. I have a young friend that I make things for once ask me, "Why didn't you make --- something, like you always do for me?" I replied, "I make things for those, that I truly love."
I will be looking forward to seeing your gift from the heart!

Sharon said...

What a special gift, Donna! I will treasure it forever and will be reminded of all the fun and laughter we shared today! You are such a beautiful person, inside and out, and I'm so glad you're my friend.

Jennifer M. said...

Love the closeups of your needlework. I too enjoy giving handmade gifts if I can. They just have more meaning and really tell the recipient that you thought hard about the perfect thing to give them.

Gorgeous ribbonwork embroidery. I wanna learn now!

Jen :)

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely ribbon embroidery and I have just seen the final cushion. A very lucky friend. If you would like to join in wiht the knitted cakes then you can either get in contqact with Gina or feel free to send them to me and I will pass them on.
Many thanks for visiting.


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