I have a very sweet friend. She has been a friend of our family for over 20 years. Mrs. D. is a lively Southern belle who loves to bake goodies for my family. She will invite me over for lunch and we visit for the whole afternoon. Mrs. D's hubby died about 4 years ago, and it has been a lonely time for her. Her children and grandchildren live in different states, so it is hard for them to come very often.
Last year I made this little quilt for her birthday. I made it from a fat quarter bundle that I found at the big cloth store. Thankfully I was able to obtain some closely matching fabric for the borders.
It was a very easy pattern (Sticks and Stones) which made it quick and fun to put together.
Mrs. D loves to watch the Food Network and the Travel shows on cable. She tells me that she has traveled the world by watching these programs. And she loves the chefs that design new recipes. We often are the recipient of a new cake or cookie recipe that she has experimented with. She usually tells me she took a taste test and she did not think it was very good. When I bring the treat home, my family has it gone in no time flat. But that is her hobby now, esp since she had hip surgery a couple of years ago. It really limits her ability to walk very much. Her limited walking has not limited her heart. She can whip out a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at the sound of the doorbell.
Here's my sweet friend...............
"A faithful friend is a strong defense; and he that has found such a one, has found a treasure."
*** Update - my sweet little friend went home to be with her Lord on July 4th 2013. Truly her Independence Day! ****