Friday, April 23, 2010

Thank You Sherri and Dawn

While we were at our quilt retreat last week, I received some handmade gifts.
These "work't by hand" gifts are always such a labor of love. I know how much time and effort go into making these projects and I am so appreciative when I am the lucky recipient.
Thank you Sherri and Dawn!

Dawn (Piece and Love) made these cute linen bags. Fully lined and filled with quilt note cards and treats.

I love the little piece of teacup fabric on the side.

This cute potholder was a gift from Sherri (A Quilting Life).
Sherri did a blog post about making these potholders called Alexander In The Kitchen.
Willow Orchard by Alexander Henry.
As a side note: I had the opportunity of visiting Alexander Henry Fabrics in Burbank, California (see post August 3, 2008) and fell in love the minute I walked into their design studio.
Their artists sit at easels in a beautiful room full of books and art, and hand sketch, and then watercolor each drawing. No computer aided design in the creative process.
If you ever have an opportunity to go on a tour at Alexander Henry, I would highly recommend it. I have no formal training in art, but the environment was so inviting I was ready to ask for a job, even if it was just to hover and sharpen pencils.
Toad stools, birds and birdhouses in bright, cheery colors. Takes me back to the 1960's.

Willow Orchard at Fat Quarter Shop


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh such fun gifts! I love Willow Orchard!! Super cute!!!

Material Mary said...

What fun adorable gifts!! Just love quilters, don't you?

Rae Ann said...

Yes... thanks to all of the girls we came home with some wonderful gifts!
Sounds like we all need to come and take a tour of Alexander Herny!
I LOVE that fabric line...I think I may be in trouble! LOL!

Janet said...

Aren't the gifts fantastic, our group would have trouble doing more than the xmas exchange, lol. You had the best time at retreat and it looks like you didn't starve either.

em's scrapbag said...

The design studio sounds like heaven. What a wonderful job that would be.
Looks like you recieved some wonderful heartfelt gifts. Sounds like a wonderful time.

Dawn said...

Just got back in town from a weekend get-away and catching up on blogs. You are welcome and thanks again for inviting me to the retreat. I hope we will be able to do it again. oo