Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Sweetness of Friendship

There was good stuff in my magical mailbox this week! Pilar sent me a Yule pressie! She made me the beautiful textile bracelet with a beaded, felted heart layered on the front...

...and stitching that says "sweetness of life" beside. It's just gorgeous and feels so nice on my wrist. I love it for several reasons: it's from one of my most treasured friends; it's RED, my favourite colour; it's soft; it has tattered edges; it's a heart, which Pilar sends me as her way of letting me know I am loved and it has a beautiful glass button (I LOVE buttons!) in the center.

It totally amazes me the amount of control she has to be able to coax the words out of her sewing machine and onto the fabric so that you can read them. I am guessing that she uses a darning foot and having been a quilter for about 16+ years, I can tell you it's a testament to her skill as an artist! I couldn't do it-it would be this hideous tangled rat's nest that I would probably have to use scissors to yank out of the feed dogs. Seriously!

Pilar has an Etsy shop, which she working on restocking, so go now and bookmark it. You can click on her "sold" items and see the scrumptious goodies that have already been snapped up to get an idea of what she has to offer. I promise you, they are fabulous! Also, I want to share with you that a little birdie told me that Pilar's going to be appearing in an upcoming issue of Sew Somerset, so be sure to keep an eye out!

The sweetness in my life comes from the people I am blessed to call my friends. Each of them has their own endearing qualities and Pilar has the kindest heart and a gentle soul. She lifts me up in her own special way and every time I wear this bracelet, I am going to feel the warmth and love of our friendship wrap around me. Yes, I know that's mushy, and terribly sentimental, but it's true!

Thank you Pip. xox

1 comment:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Oh I LOVE that bracelet!!!! Pilar does amazing work and I'm in awe of how she manages to stitch words like that with her machine. That bracelet is SO you!! :)