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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I love to give!

I crocheted a white flower for the red scarf as I felt it needed something. It is now ready to be sent out to the winner. I just love giving gifts to people so a giveaway is great fun for me.

And the winner is...Catherine. I hope you will email me as soon as possible with your address so I can mail the red scarf to you. I would love you to have it in time for Christmas.

My mother and step father are back on American soil. They landed in Detroit about an hour and half ago so are awaiting their flight home now. On Monday, I made this crazy quilt heart for my mother just in time for her to pack it in her suitcase.

She wanted my heart I made this summer. We happened to find one last metal heart when we went to the shop where I purchased it while she was here so I got it for her. Now she has her own unique crazy quilt heart too. The photo looks dark with the black metal on my table. If you click on the link, you can see my heart hanging on my quilt studio door which shows it better. The metal heart is beautiful with its lacy cut edge.

19 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I used to crochet a very long time ago and made so many baby quilts using granny squares. It has been so long I've seem to forgotten how so I treated myself to a crochet How-to book! Now I've just got to get some yarn. :-) That scarf is so cheerful..congrats to your winner!

Deborah said...

Beautiful heart that you made for your Mother. Congrats to Catherine.

DonnaTN said...

Both the scarf and the heart are lovely. How nice that your Mom & Step-Dad got to come for a visit and had safe travel back and forth.

mainely stitching said...

That is SO sweet, Heidi!

Jenny said...

Congratulations to Catherine. The red scarf is beautiful and perfect for this time of year. The crazy quilt heart is great too. I am so glad your mom has one of her own now and that they have arrived back to the U.S. safetly. Hugs from CA>

Catherine said...

Oh Heidi, I am so excited and I just love the extra touch you added to the scarf! Happy to hear that your Mother had a safe journey ~ and her heart is so pretty. How fun that you each have one now! Thanks again and I'm off to email you now!

Lida said...

It looks likelace, very nice! Love the complete picture! Greetings
Lida

Christine said...

Congratulations Catherine!
The crazy heart is just lovely

handmade said...

Nice scarf and flower !! lovely blog

reginascottage said...

dear heidi,
both the scarf and the heart are lovely.i like the red and white flower.congrats to your winner!!!
have a nice time,
love regina

Nancy said...

I wrote a very long comment and then checked and it was not there. Hum.
Okay one more time. Thank you for the beautiful heart and also for the love in your very own heart.
We had a wonderful time and you are a great cook. Thank you to you, Jos and yes, Dagi too. Your B&B serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, not many do that.
The time went so quickly. I hope you have a great Christmas party tonight with your quilt group. Now, I have to unpack suitcases. I was too tired last night.
Congrats to your winners of the scarves too.
Love you, Mom

Annie said...

Your mother takes home a beautiful heart ! a charming Christmas gift !

Linda said...

I love those hearts Heidi!

Glad to hear your Mom and Dad are back on US soil - safe and sound!

Linda in VA

Rhonda said...

Pretty scarf! The red is cheerful. :)

Vicki said...

What a lovely scarf. Lucky winner! I think to be able to crochet or knit is an enviable skill. My mother was so good at it, but rheumatoid arthritis damaged her finger joints and she had to quit those handicrafts as well as playing the piano. Life sometimes seems awfully unfair. And I do think of that, how the past few months must be for you when you are not feeling well and there's the concern for your eyes. The wonderful thing about we humans is how we can adapt and compensate. We have power of will and hope. We are brave and smart. I know you will keep on doing the things that bring you joy, in one form or another. It's very heartwarming, how you reach out to us with your blog and share your beautiful things for us to see. I really enjoy coming here. You make me remember to face life with a positive outlook. Sending best thoughts to you for a comforting and healing 2012.

Ginny said...

The flower made a wonderful addition to the scarf. Catherine will love her gift, I'm sure. I remember you sharing your crazy quilt heart, and the one you made for your mom is no less spectacular. What a special gift.

angelasweby said...

Heidi, the scarf looks beautiful with the white flower. Congratulations to Catherine. The heart is lovely too :-)
Angela xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely scarf and it's in my favorite colour!

That heart is just lovely!

MarianneD said...

Lovely heart Heidi!
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2012!