Monday, May 24, 2010

The Gift

Every once in awhile we are lucky enough to receive a gift that is so thoughtful, generous, and perfect, it just blows you away. Saturday, I was the recipient of such a gift. P, over at The Way I Sew It, has been participating in the The Dresden Plate Party over at So Happy. She made three lovely Dresden plates and blogged about them. On her blog she noted that two of them had been made into pillows for her daughter. I made the comment that if her daughter didn't want them, I certainly did. Although my comment was very true, I never expected anything. I've made that beg quite frequently to various quilters, but it's never worked. Until now. P surprised me when she wrote that she was sending the third plate to me. It came with the instructions to do with it whatever I'd like. WOW!

Not only did P, share her beautiful work with me, she shared it in such a way that I can add my own bit of creativeness to the project. I must say, it really got my creative juices flowing--which was sorely needed as my temperamental shoulder has had me in a quilting funk. So far, I've decided the Dresden will become the center medallion to a wall-hanging. My mind is all a swirl with what borders to add to best do her lovely work justice. It just doesn't get any better than that!

For those of you participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I now return to your regularly scheduled viewing.


  1. That is a really gorgeous Dresden! Lucky girl :D! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Aw, aren't you nice! So glad you like it!

  3. Awwww - what a sweet gift. I am just a little bit jealous! :)

  4. Awesome- what a great surprise. You're so sweet P.


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