Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gift from a tea-lover friend


As much as I love to give handmade gifts, I have to tell you that I simply adore receiving handmade gifts because I so appreciate the time and effort and sheer thoughtfulness that goes into such a gift. For that reason, I was simply delighted when ParTea Lady surprised me back before Christmas with this adorable handmade sewing/crafts organizer she stitched from a Debbie Mumm teabag print fabric.

Since I am still (slowly) working on blocks for a Cathedral Window Quilt, that is what I am using this for at the moment. There are so many great pockets inside, so I can store a fabric pen, a plastic marking tool, scissors, fabric squares and completed quilt squares. And if I ever complete the quilt, this will no doubt adapt quite well to papercrafts or whatever the next project is that I take along in this classy organizer.

I was (and am) especially smitten with the design of the fabric. It just makes me smile! And so does receiving such a wonderful handmade gift!

10 comments:

Southern Touch Catering said...

What a lovely gift and jesture. Great job ParTea lady. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

comfrey cottages said...

what a simply lovely gift! thanks for sharing it with us hon. it looks like you had good use for it also! :) hugs from leslie

parTea lady said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying the organizer, Angela. I have always admired the Cathedral Window pattern (although I've never attempted it) and look forward to seeing your finished quilt.

ChaChaneen said...

That is a lovely gift and the tea bags sre sooo cute! Definitely only a tea lover could appreciate.

Steph said...

Oh, wow! That is GREAT!

Ginger said...

What a great gift! I don't know what I like better, the fabric or the organizer it's self.

ParTea Lady, you did a great job.

Carol said...

Oh, that's darling! Love the fabric and the design of organizer. Par Tea Lady gave you a high-quality, hand-crafted gift, which makes it all the more special. I can see why you're enjoying it so much, Angela!

Cottage Rose said...

What a darling little sewing kit. Love the tea bag fabric. What a great friend you have to make you such a great gift.

Hug;s
Alaura

Kathy Bo said...

I Love it!!

Deberah said...

What a wonderful gift. I love it. It gives me ideas for all sorts of organizers. It's sort of like Vera Bradley for the crafter.