Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gift for a friend.


Last week I had coffee with an instructor with whom I work.  Gosh, I hope that was a properly constructed sentence, since she teaches English.  Anyway, her mother had passed away and left behind some quilt blocks and fabric scraps. My friend is a non-stitch oriented person, so she passed the items along to me.
As I looked them over again on Sunday, I thought they really needed to be preserved in a manner in which her daughter could enjoy them.  So I put the two finished log cabin blocks on the back, and the 4 little just-started blocks on the back.  Now I know the African fabric, which is also on the front, is from fabric my friend brought back from Africa.  So unknowingly I had put her and her mother together in this bolster pillow. She loves it.  You know, sometimes something just has to be made.  I love when that happens.

5 comments:

katie said...

How thoughtful of you .

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful pillow and finishing. I need to make some for my couch.

Debbie

oldgreymare said...

Karmen,

What a good friend you are!

That feeling of doing for others- if only everyone everywhere did just one thing per day for someone outside their own family- what a wonderful world it could be...it should be...
z

Deb said...

You did a wonderful job of making that pillow and incorporating remembrances of both mother and daughter into it.

Ginny Worden said...

What a lucky friend, wonderful ways to remember her mom.