"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The key to my heart.....

.....is a handmade gift.....


I got this beatiful stitched piece from my online friend Donna in Tennessee back in the spring. I have it out now with my autumn decorations as I normally keep it on display in my hutch. I think the colors work so well with the other decorations. It also goes really well with some of my vintage keys. I used to look for these keys at markets. And if you look closely, a couple of the keys are the same as on the stitching.


Donna is one of my blessings received in blogging. She does not blog herself but we email on and off and she stops in to my blogs. I think she is one of the blessings (postage stamps) on this quilt.


Are you using many homemade items to decorate for the season???

12 comments:

Nancy said...

That is a very cute little gift and goes oh so well with you keys. I have almost nothing out of the attic for the season. I just don't want to get into that this year. My craft show and treatments are keeping me busy this year, but the craft show is over this Sat. It is really nice to make blogging friends, I agree.
Have a good day.
Love you, Mom

Kaaren said...

Home made items for me are always the best ones, Heidi...especially those made by friends.

Your x-stitch from Donna is lovely. I'm sure you will treasure it always.

mainely stitching said...

I just had my Halloween stitching out (that I've received from other people). I love what you received - very beautiful, and wonderful colors! :D

hazel said...

Hi Heidi, I love your gift from your friend and agree it is nice to get a surprise now and again. I remember seeing your collection of keys. Happy stitching, Hazel (UK)

Tam said...

Beautiful stitching from Donna!
What a treasure to enjoy for many years to come :)
Blogging friends are the best aren't they!!??

Saskia said...

Lots of old and homemade stuff in my house. (me included;-)) to decorate with.
But to talk about something new.
Look at Jo-annes blog http://teatimeweeding.blogspot.com/
The window dad was working on, is finished. And it looks great! (I think though)
'Knuffels'

In den Uylenbal said...

Hi Heidi, leuk dat je een bericht hebt achtergelaten. De winkel is inderdaad erg veranderd. Wat een ontzettend leuke blogs heb je.

groetjes Lejo & Christy

DonnaTN said...

Heidi, your comments about my little gift are so sweet. I just read your e-mail today. I'll e-mail you back this weekend and fill you in on the past few months. I'm saying prayers for you and your Mom's health.

onlymehere said...

I decorate with many handcrafted things, probably more than store bought things! I love the homey comfortable touch it adds to the room. I have been under the weather and so I haven't been working on too much lately but hopefully that will improve in the next week or so! Cindy

Brigitte said...

This is such a beautiful little gift, and it is so you. I love how you display it with the old keys on that table runner. Very harmonious.

Anonymous said...

Wat is het hier mooi geworden met nog steeds de 'huis'elijke muziek !!

Mooi boekje, lief cadeau !

marian'ne m

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I love your Home Is Best. Your color choices are so sweet, Heidi.