This past week I made a heart for a friend…I won’t say who, because she has not received it yet, and I surely don’t want to let the cat out of the bag and spoil the surprise. The heart is backed with felted wool and has a hanger made of silk ribbon so it can be used as a door knob hanger or a pincushion.
One of the crazy quilting groups I belong to had a secret sister swap recently. Unfortunately everyone who signed up did not keep their commitment so there were ladies who gave and did not receive. I did not take part in the swap, but I felt compelled to step up and send a package to someone who was left out as a random act of kindness. There were guidelines for the swap, and one thing that was supposed to be included in the package was something handmade. For this I also made a heart door knob hanger/pincushion. I wish I had taken a picture of the heart only, but I did not think to do it. The recipient told me she chose to use the heart as a door knob hanger and would think of me when she saw it. She did not want to stick holes in it. I felt very blessed to be able to do this for someone who did their part but got left out. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive.
Until next time…
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15