The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Made/Done With Love



         If something is made with love... if it's handwritten or handcrafted, it gains in sentimental value exponentially.

         If something is done with love. If someone-makes-you-a-big-tub-of-potatoes-even-though-you're-trying-to-eat-more-healthily-but-you've-worked-a-thirteen-hour-day-and-are-starving-and-stressed-out, you know it was baked with the best of intentions. And then you eat so many potatoes you end up going to bed looking like a potato. 

        The above picture is a close-up of a lap quilt (the perfect sized quilt for a writer) made by Lynn. She made one for each of the WWWPs for Christmas. It's soft and colorful--much softer than any flannel I've ever caressed.

        Quilters claim when you make a quilt for someone, before you give it away, you should wrap yourself in it to collect all the love. All those warm feelings will become one with the batting and the thread and the fabric. And then, the recipient will benefit from all that friendship and affection.    

        Lynn amped it up a notch. She pieced the quilt in her writing room. If you know Lynn, you know she does so many things with love. She cooks and bakes like a Julia Child wannabe. She draws. (What until you see the book she's working on. The illustrations are a-ma-zing.) She writes letters. She gardens. She hostesses better than mostesess. 

          And she's taking a break from blogging to work on her book. Because even though she loves her followers, she loves writing as well. And I'm hoping she really believes in this WIP of hers.

         What handmade gift would you like to tell us about? Warm and cuddly minds want to know...

10 comments:

  1. My painter friend painted me a picture that was all me...an apron, a book, lacy tablecloth, a tea cup...in shades of lavendar and other soft pastels...

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    1. Claudia--That sounds like a lovely gift. One that will be cherished forever, I imagine.

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  2. Don't you feel her Karma in it? What an awesome gift.

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    1. Linda--Yes. It WAS an awesome gift.

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  3. I know this comes out of left field...but my handmade gift is a QUILT! My grandma gave it to me when I got married, and she also made a baby quilt for each of my boys. Plus she made a couple of hundred other quilts, which were beautiful, but not made especially for me.

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    1. Val--My mom made me a quilt when I got my master's. It's well-used and well-loved.

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  4. When I got married, my sorority sisters made us a quilt. Each girl created her own square. The ones who didn't know how to sew found other creative ways to decorate the square they contributed. I LOVE that quilt.

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    1. Lisa--Those friendship quilts are the best, because each square is different. I bet you're going to love that quilt forever.

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  5. There's something about quilts that give me comfort, warmth, and a true sense of security. They're beautiful.

    Lynn is such a talented and caring person. I just love her!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  6. There's something about quilts that give me comfort, warmth, and a true sense of security. They're beautiful.

    Lynn is such a talented and caring person. I just love her!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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