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Sunday, May 8, 2011

AS PROMISED......


A Friend is one that that helps you bridge the gaps
Between Loneliness and Fellowship,
Frustration and Confidence,
Despair and Hope,
Setbacks and Success.



Love yourself, but love others more.



Side by side or miles apart,
Friendship doesn't count miles,
It's measured by the heart.



A friend is one who knows you as you are,
Understands where you've been,
Accepts who you've become.
And still gently invites you to grow.




Good friends are like stars,
You can't always see them,
But you know they're always there.

 


This was truly a fun stitch and finish.  The colors were so fun to work with, I had a hard time giving this one away.  But......I made this as a gift to give my sweet friend Loraine for part of her 40th Birthday.  She is such an inspiring, cheerful, bursting with energy kind of girl.  She is an amazing stitcher, quilter, decorator, gardener, Mom and friend.  I am so glad I can call her "my friend".

P.S.  Happy "late night" Mother's Day to all you awesome mothers!  I hope you were all treated like Queens and received lots of pampering!  You are all worth it.

May you always find a reason to smile.....

Jolene



30 comments:

Gabi said...

Ohhhh....this is a true beauty. LOVE it. I can see why you're having a bit of a hard time to give it away. But I'm sure it will be much loved in it's new home. It makes a fantastic gift.
Love the poem as well. It describes the importance of friends so very true.

Andrea said...

Such a sweet gift for Loraine :)
You are a sweetie pie!

xoxo

katica said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful gift for such a special friend!

Dovilė said...

perfect work:)

Chris said...

Lovely stitching and beautiful finishing!

Margaret said...

Jolene, this is absolutely stunning! The little strawberry adds the perfect touch to a beautiful piece. I bet Loraine is thrilled to receive such a lovely token of your friendship.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very pretty job there, friend!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Jolene!! Congrats!! :)

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous piece of work. The colors are wonderful. And what a lovely gift to mark a special birthday.

marly said...

What a beautiful stitch! I love the beading trim and the strawberry is so sweet. I'm not a pink girl - but this is certainly an exception! Oh.. to back up to 40!

Melody said...

What a beautiful stitched finish!! I'm sure your friend will love it.

Hope you had a good Mother's Day also.

Catherine said...

What a lovely finish! A treasure for sure! Loved the sentiment as well!

Pumpkin said...

Oh my Jolene! It's just stunning! You did such a lovely job finishing it :o)

Deb said...

Loraine is going to love it Jolene. It's beautiful.

Theresa said...

Beautiful!!!Beautiful!!!Beautiful!!!
What a great gift to a great friend~~

Myra said...

That is just gorgeous Jolene. I know your friend is going to love and treasure it.

April Mechelle said...

So sweet of a gift !! I love that fabric color!!

Katrina said...

Oh it's so gorgeous and I love how you finished. I want to get mine out now and stitch it :-).

Loraine said...

I can't believe I am just barley seeing your post! You are the sweetest, Jolene. Thank you so much for your fabulous gift from the heart. It will always be something I treasure. I am very lucky to have you in my life too. We will grow together as the years go on.
Thank you a million times for everything.
Looking forward to our Friday stitch in. :)
Hugs.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. I love how you have finished this piece and the little strawberry is adorable.

Carin said...

What a beautiful gift !

Siobhan said...

Jolene, that is such a gorgeous gift! I am sure Loraine will treasure it.

Robin said...

Really like this. Looking at the earlier posts my lack of imagination new thought of a finish like you did. Love it! Nice work.

Carolyn NC said...

Jolene, this is just gorgeous - wonderful job!

jackie said...

Jolene
good work
in chinese this is called “ shi zi xiu(十字绣)”

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The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh that is just lovely! I love your fabric choice for this one. I just know your friend must love it too.

♥marylin♥ said...

Que de merveilles !
bises

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