Monday, 28 September 2009

A thoughtful act of kindness.....

A couple of Saturdays ago I went to an AGM with the Embroiderers' Guild. The current Chairperson was stepping down after her three years of service. She will continue to be a part of the committee though. I think we shall call her "M".
After the main business of the day we then all sat down to a nice lunch whereby everyone brought in a particular dish. It was lovely, especially dessert which was a homemade pavlova.
Just before we all sat down to listen to a talk on Quilting, "M" came up to me with a little parcel and thanked me for my assistance during her term. I am also on the committee, although my contribution is stunted due to my day job.

I was not able to open the parcel until I got home and inside was this stunning handmade book!!

How lucky am I? There are over 10 of us on the committee and I am sure that every one of us got a little parcel. "M" must have been making these little books for weeks. The inside is as lovely as the outside. All of the paper is handmade and the inside of the cover is hand painted.

The pages are then stitched together through the spine of the book with a thin handmade cord which is then used to wrap around the book by means of a fastening.

Each of the pieces on the front have been added, not sure if a punch may have been used, then some hand stitched stems. Each flower has a bead in the centre. This is such a thoughtful gift and I was taken aback when I opened it! I do feel that crafter's do have an extra big heart when it comes to sitting down and spending their precious time making something like this for someone else.

Thank you sooooo much.



JuliaB said...

Wow!! what a special present! xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Something to treasure, how pretty.
Twiggy x

Gina said...

What a fabulous book.

I've made a few books at a workshop so I can guess how long that took her. What are you going to do with it?

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Pomona said...

That's a beautiful present - how lovely!

Pomona x

gill said...

wow fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

inkberryblue said...

It's so beautiful ~ with such gorgeous details. What a lovely gift!

Miss Prudence said...

how very lovely, a beautiful gift.

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