Tuesday, September 13, 2016

An Awesome Gift!

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday from my friend Mary from Quilt Hollow.


It looks huge in the photo above but in actual fact, it measures only 6"x 10".

Mary knows me so well and our tastes are almost identical when it comes to fabrics and themes.  Not too many people know that I collect pineapples, the Colonial symbol of hospitality.  I have several throughout our house, including dried ones.


Mary's longarm quilting is perfection and even the binding is hand-stitched with teeny-tiny stitches.  I wouldn't have expected any less from Mary.

As soon as I'm able, I will be taking this in to be framed.  It's waaaay too precious not to be showcased in this way.

Thank you sooooooooo much, my friend.


Have a wonderful stitching kinda day!

21 comments:

Lesley said...

What a wondeful gift! Mary certainly knows you well. I love the way she quilted it. Beautiful!

Janet said...

What a lovely gift...perhaps you need to start a wall of minis...fir gifts you receive and hand stitched pieces you will now be doing 😊

Janet said...

What a lovely gift...perhaps you need to start a wall of minis...fir gifts you receive and hand stitched pieces you will now be doing 😊

Heartsdesire said...

How thoughtful of Mary to make this lovely pineapple quilt for you. The quilting looks fabulous, and so unique, and will look great framed and hung on your wall.

Ariane said...

What a wonderful gift.

Susie Hoover said...

You've got a VERY SWEET friend!!! It's beautiful!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

It is beautiful and oh so appropriate!

Quilting Babcia said...

It's beautiful, and perfect for you!

Julierose said...

Oh this is really a lovely gift! How do you dry a pineapple? I've never seen one....hugs, Julierose

Marta said...

Precioso!!! Besitos

Tracey Holzer said...

Nothing better than caring, thoughtful friends!! How nice, Kaaren. I hope each and every day is a bit better for you than the day before.

Gayle said...

How sweet! And what a great job she did on the quilting!

Judy said...

So pretty! You're right, it looked huge!

Needled Mom said...

Mary is such a sweet person and her work is impeccable. The pineapple is gorgeous.

Janet O. said...

Mary is a dear--this was so sweet of her (I miss her blog posts).
Looks like she made the perfect gift for you, Kaaren. She knows just how to quilt things, too. It will be beautiful framed!

Karen said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as a dried pineapple. Can you share a picture some day?

Jackie said...

What a sweet gift from a sweet friend! I love pineapples and what they represent too. How did you dry the real pineapples out?

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Precioso trabajo!!!!

Summer said...

Her quilting is really perfection. Very pretty ♥

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Rina said...

The cutest gift! Friends are for this!
Rina.

Lori said...

Very sweet! I treasure my gifts from my quilt friends.