Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy birthday my friend :)

My best friend is having a birthday this weekend.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her birthday, but what I didn't account for was that my munchkin saw it when I finished it up.  He is the worst surprise-giver, secret-keeper ever.  Mother's Day this year wound up being a day early, because he couldn't hold in the surprise of what he had made for me with his dad.  I figured if I didn't hurry up and give my gift to Cindy, he was totally going to spill the beans, so this year, she got her present a bit early.

Cindy's birthday miniquilt  - side view

Cindy is in the process of writing a book of her own, so I wanted to give her a shelf with her own book on it.  She and I both love the art of writing, and I'm so excited for her and proud of her writing so far.  I know that she will finish this book and it will be on shelves one day, and I can't wait to see that day come.  So, in an effort to keep her inspired and show her how much I believe in her, I decided to make her a bookshelf miniquilt, using her favorite color green, along with some blues for accent and contrast.

The quote at the bottom of the mini is from Carol Burnett (believe it or not!)...

"Words, once they are written, have a life of their own."


Cindy's birthday miniquilt

I love that!!  When I found it, I knew it was a quote she would appreciate, and I really enjoyed stitching it on here for her.  I just wish I'd used a darker embroidery thread!!  It's a bit easier to read in person, I swear!

Cindy was super excited when I gave her this mini, which made me super happy.  She's going to hang it in the room where she does her writing, which is super perfect.

Happy early birthday, Cindy!  (again!)

ETA - If you love this mini and haven't seen it before, I wrote a tutorial on how to make one of your own a while back, which you can find right here.

23 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh what a super cool not to mention very thoughtful gift!!!! I can see why she loved it!!!! Fabulous!

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  2. Such a considerate gift! Perfect quote.

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  3. What a wonderful gift - so appropriate and made with love.

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  4. Such a perfect gift! Very cool.

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  5. Who wouldn't be thrilled with such a thoughtful gift?? Lovely.

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  6. What a great idea! Of course she loved it :) Well done!

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  7. Oh!! I love it! SO pretty and a wonderful quote! My sister just got her first novel contracted (it will be published in September!!!) and I though of doing something like this for her too. I think I might! :) Great job! Happy Birthday to Cindy!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your friend! She'll love your beautiful and unique present!

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  9. Elizabeth...would you be willing to share a pattern for this? I'm a crazy avid reader and would love to hang this in my reading nook. I just love it!!

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  10. That is so cool. What a great gift.

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  11. Oh what a perfect gift for your friend - inspiring! Jxo

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  12. Love it! what a fantastic gift!

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  13. What an inspiring writer's quote and a great mini quilt.

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  14. Very cool gesture for your friend. :D Make sure you tell us when she gets published!

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  15. That's a great quote! I really love this mini quilt.

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  16. Love the quote! What a great gift :-)

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  17. What a super sweet and thoughtful gift!

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  18. Elizabeth, it is wonderful and such a special gift.

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  19. You're so sweet. : ) She will love it!

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  20. What a lovely present. *sigh* Since I have the same name as your best friend, and dearly love your bookshelf quilts, I'll be happy to supply you with the date of my birthday!

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