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 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."
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.
Friday, July 29, 2011