Friday, January 7, 2011

Wendy's Gift

My sister Wendy had told me she had been working on a gift for my birthday for about 2 and 1/2 months. I knew it was some kind of needlework thing, but not what kind. Yesterday this came in the mail.
I thought it was amazingly beautiful and could tell how much work had been put into it.
Then I talked to her and found out more. Not only had she spent all the time to stitch it, but she had completely made it up. No pattern. No riff on some other thought, idea or something she had seen. Is she not amazing or what? She said people who saw her working on it over the months said they would like one too. She told them it was so much work, it was a once in a lifetime project. How kind and thoughtful of her to give it to me.

If you look at this photo, you can see a little better some of the detail and how she decided to "bling" it up. Besides outline each of the small squares she made, she did some beading along the outside rows and then added the beaded fringe.
Isn't she amazingly creative? Yeah Wendy! And Thank you!


Cynthia said...

That is an amazing amount of work !! Very pretty colors. I'm anxious to see it next time I come over. Good Job Wendy.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this! Wendy has too mush creativity, she needs to give some to me!

Karleigh said...

Ha, I watched aunt Wendy make that, it looks really good with the pillow, I never saw them together but I really like how they came together!