Friday, June 21, 2013

You've Got A Friend

Dear Melanie from Comfy House came for lunch. We are kindred spirits in many ways...except that she is craft shy! Well, I'm going to work on that. Anyone with such a creative eye, taking thrift store treasures and creating a beautiful home is hiding her light under a bushel basket.

After talking over lunch, I prepared a small project for us to complete.

Mel was so good natured, and followed my lead. We made some fabric sachets from a postcard image posted by Dawn of the Feathered Nest. Dawn is so generous and makes a beautiful sachet that can be found at her etsy, Sew Many Roses. I printed the image directly onto some drop cloth material. Then I sewed the image to a fabric backing leaving a small opening to fill with lavender and fiberfill. I also used a trick we use making sachets in our guild. I use essential oil on a cotton ball to boost the fragrance of the lavender . The polyfill will not absorb the essential oil, thus the use of the cotton ball. Mel did a great job, but she is not fond of hand sewing.
I hope she'll let me continue our craft sessions, I see she has talents that have never been tapped. What do you think Melanie? ;-)

Melanie came bearing a stack of magazines, Folk, Artful Blogging, Cottages and Bungalows and Freshstyle. So generous! She also brought me a cookbook, but not just any cookbook, The Tasha Tudor Cookbook! This girl knows the way to my heart. Mel also loves to read, and collects books by the stack. We had the most pleasant afternoon, more like old friends catching up than new friends. Not an awkward moment between us. Thanks Melanie, you are a special woman and I look forward to our next adventure.

The first day of Summer, oh how I love the longest day of the year! Take care my friends, and enjoy this beautiful day!

Love, Penny

P.S.. This week my sweet p. said, "Hi Grandma" to me. I have waited my whole life to hear those words. It was the sweetest moment, bringing this Grandma to happy tears. Seeing Penny smile everyday on our FaceTime visits is such a gift. Thank you Steve Jobs and Apple!

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Lynne said...

Crafting with a friend brings back the memory of our "first meet!".

"Hi Gramma" . . . thrilled for you and your joy . . . (I can "face time" now too . . . I am not "Little P" but it might be fun?)

Debby said...

I want to come visit you. I've that Sweet p said your name. Makes your heart happy doesn't it...

Melanie said...

You are much too kind, Penny. Crafting is just not my forte ~ except for paper crafting. I do enjoy scrapbooking, card making, and mixed media art using papers. I think I'll leave the other stuff to you. ;-)

That photo you posted of me made me groan out loud - my hair was so flat and awful-looking, maybe because of the humidity? Oh well, the point was that we had a great time together. Thank you again for opening your home up to me and giving me the gift of your friendship.

PS - Just wait until Penny says, "I love you, Grandma". I'll bring you a box of tissues!

babs said...

What a lovely day, the two of you! You do the best crafts. Love the sachets! You are certainly the most gracious jostess indeed!

Lutka And Co. said...

Oh, I love lavender - the sachet is so pretty!