Thursday, July 5, 2012

WONDERFUL GIFTS

YESTERDAY I WENT TO VISIT KATHY FOR A BIT. WE HAD
PLANNED TO GO TO AN ANTIQUES SHOW IN WISCONSIN
THIS SATURDAY AND HAVE A DAY AWAY
TOGETHER FOR A BELATED BIRTHDAY FOR ME
BECAUSE WE JUST HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET
TOGETHER WITH ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED
WITH BRIAN THIS MONTH AND KATHY WAS
TAKING HER DAD FOR SOME TREATMENTS.
WELL, IN LIGHT OF HER RECENT HEART ATTACK
SHE IS STILL GAINING HER STRENGTH BACK
AND WE AREN'T SURE WE ARE GOING TO GO SO
SHE GAVE ME MY B~DAY GIFTS YESTERDAY.
SHE MADE THIS SMALLER PENNY MAT FOR ME.
KATHY'S BUTTONHOLE STITCH IS PERFECTION!

THE COLORS ARE PERFECT! MUTED REDS
AND BLACK. SHE USED A GOLDEN SHADE OF
THREAD FOR THE STITCHING.


I PLACED IT HERE ON MY DRY SINK IN THE
LIVING ROOM AND PUT THE OLD CANDLE
HOLDER FROM JUDY ON IT. THE COLORS OF
THE PENNY MAT ARE THE SAME AS IN MY
OLDE RAG DOLLS RUG SO I LIKED HOW THEY
LOOKED NEAR EACH OTHER.

SHE ALSO GIFTED ME A HUGE PIECE OF DYED LINEN
CALLED "TIN ROOF".  YOU CAN'T REALLY
TELL FROM MY PICTURE HOW AWESOME IT IS!
AND THREE WEEKS OVER DYED FLOSSES AND
SOME FUN COTTON RICK RACK TO PLAY WITH.
KATHY SPOILS ME EVERY YEAR!!

WE HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL FOURTH OF JULY.
WE HAD SOME FRIENDS OVER AND GRILLED STEAKS.
WE REALLY ENJOYED THE DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

10 comments:

earlene said...

Lori your gift is so nice and I sure hope your friend is feeling better soon!
Well wishes for her!
Hugs
Earlene

Orange Sink said...

Lori,
Kathy's gifts are just the perfect thing for you! I hope she is making a swift recovery and you two can go on a journey sometime soon! Hope Brian is getting better each day too! Aren't days without some type of medical emergency so blissful!?
Hugs and Blessings!
Cathy G

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great candle mat, Lori...perfect colors! The linen does indeed look "awesome". Glad you enjoyed the holiday.
Take care,
Robyn

annie said...

wonderful colors!
hope both of them continue to rally & regain their health.
blessings to you & yours!

WoolenSails said...

Kathy made you a beautiful penny mat and beautiful threads, nice for your future projects.

Debbie

frontporchprims said...

It is a thing to cherish to have a friend that you can count on, love, trust, and see to over many years. I am so happy for you. The gifts are wonderful. -Steph-

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
I thought I had already commented on this!! Anyway, the gifts are wonderful and I know you cherish them AND Kathy even more since her "scare", and know they will always have a special significance for you!!
I LOVE the penny mat and have wanted to make one for forever, so now I am inspired!!
Take care and Big Hugs~~
Julie

Saundra said...

I love your dolls and especially that hooked piece hanging on the wall behind it!.

Saundra

Muhammad Atif said...

I LOVE the penny mat and have wanted to make one for forever, WONDERFUL GIFTS to, Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.

shahbaz khan said...

What type of colors did you exactly use in your gifts collection? Provide me some more suggestion so i will use it for Send gifts to Pakistan.