Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 2 ~ Share your skills








Six months ago, I became a grandma. 


Lily brings us so much joy.

But mixed in was the sadness of missing my mom (who we lost to cancer 9 years ago)  and the quilt that she would have made to welcome her. 

Enter my friend, Becky. Becky did not know my hearts desire to give Lily a quilt, but she did know that I do not have a speck of quilting skill.

Out of the blue, she called me and asked, "Would you like to make a quilt with me for your grand baby?" My answer was, "If you mean, you do all the designing, cutting and sewing and I iron and fix you lunch ... YES."

So, Becky came and spent the night and brought

beautiful fabrics in my favorite colors


her sewing machine


her pretty hands and ALL HER SKILLS.

 
I cooked, ironed and did the really fun blanket stitch.



And here is the final product ...


My heart's desire... a beautiful quilt for Lily, designed and sewn in just a few hours, with the amazing skills of my friend, Becky. My adorable mom, Hallie would have loved this quilt. Lily loves it, too.

What skill do you have that you could share with a friend, that would make her heart dream come true?

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful story, and I love how the quilt turned out!

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  2. What a beautiful and creative gift and awesome expression of friendship!!! It is so beautiful! I love to sew (quilting and embroidery), and it is especially fun to create for others. Very relaxing and a great time to pray for the person I am creating the project for.

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  3. Teamwork makes for a beautiful product and each member is necessary for that final product. I'm looking forward to moving (whenever God decides...) and setting up my studio again. I'll teach textile arts...quilting, sewing, mending, spinning, felting, weaving, etc.

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  4. Well that was fun -- I published my comment on the last post and there you are with a new one! The quilt is beautiful and the sweet baby --how can she be 6 months-- is so very adorable. I have a friend who is a quilter, too. Right now I'm crocheting two prayer shawls. There are two ladies in the publishing company I work for that no one sees. They work their magic without much praise and have been for years and years. I thought they needed a bit of gratitude. Yesterday my oldest daughter and I "created" cookies for the grandchildren's school. Creating is definitely more fun with two.

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  5. Oh this is wonderful. That story makes me so happy. Thank you for sharing it. I think I probably have things I could share and I have friends I would love to have share with me. Such a great idea. And I love that quilt and it will be a family heirloom for sure.

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  6. What a wonderful friend! And, what a perfect time together! Perhaps Lily will save it for her own child--and the story that goes along with the making.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. Glenda, that is a wonderfully beautiful gift AND an intriguing question--what gift/skill do I have that I can give away to bless someone else?

    Your Day One post about creativity inspired me--I ordered two watercolor journals.... :-)

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  8. Hey Glenda, so happy to meet you. I am visiting via Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm.. She said I should visit you.. so, here I am.. Love your sweet blog.. I really love your story. I am a ministers wife...have three daughters, lost my Mom around 10 years ago....minister to women today....I am your newest follower.. I hope you will stop by for a visit and follow along with me.. I am going to take some time and visit several of your posts.. enjoying them! Blessings!

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  9. I'm knitting a blanket. The colors are cobalt blue, sunflower yellow, burgundy red, and lime green. Iám knitting so slow. I knit square patches. Suddenly my mother said: let me knit for you. I knit the red and blue pieces. She lives in a retirement home. And now she takes the time to knit for my blanket.

    I love you quilt. What a special, beautiful one. So bad your mother is no longer on earth. She would have enjoyed her great-grandchild. ( in Dutch: achter-kleinkind.

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  10. I love that beautiful quilt - and the story behind it. I have granddaughters who need to know some basic sewing skills to grow up to maintain their wardrobes and homes. I plan to further pursue passing those skills on to them - and maybe help them make something simple for their rooms. Perhaps help them make a special gift for their mother for Christmas.
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. Beautiful! That includes the quilt, the colors (love them), your friend, You, and that adorable baby!! What do I share, you ask. Hmmm, time? Being involved in my Grand children's lives is a gift to me, and I hope they consider it a gift to them as well 😊

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  12. Sounds like geometric levels of sharing happened in this encounter...what a sweet answer to your heart's prayers.

    I posted a quilt I made for friend's baby a few posts back...but more than sewing or gardening or cooking skills, I think encouraging friends might be the best gift.

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  13. What a beautiful quilt, Glenda - and what a sweet friend to help you with your heart's desire!

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  14. Gorgeous - and all MY fave colors, too. See, we're the same person, just different details to the story.

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  15. Oh Glenda ~ what a beautiful friend and a beautiful quilt too! Looks like Becky knows your heart. Love that this came together for you.

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