This is a very old quilted envelope that I've had for many moons. I bought it in a knitting shop to keep needlepoint projects in. Now that I cross stitch, I keep my current project in it.
Several months ago, my dear friend Mieke, who, due to failing eyesight can no longer quilt, gave me a blue plastic box. This was in it.
It sat here in my sewing room, closed and unsure of it's fate. Until I was cleaning out the room this past weekend, re-discovering my precious fabrics, WIP's and UFO's. Mieke is undergoing a stressfull move, due to health reasons. I wanted to cheer her up a bit in a little way. So this is what I did:
I made her an envelope just like mine. She's always liked it, so hopefully this will cheer her up a bit. She can keep her cross stitch work in here, and still enjoy the fabrics she loves, but had to give away. My daughter came up with the idea of placing the heart the front flap.
Now Mieke has given me all her fabrics to do with as I please. It saddens us both that she can no longer quilt, and there are many unfinished quilts lurking in those boxes now stacked up in my room. You know I'll be working up something special for her. It would be nice if at least she could enjoy the fabrics she spent time collecting in her home. But shhh...mum's the word, ok?
EDIT: Mieke was very, very happy with her envelope!