generosity project :: fabric art for my friend Linda Schultz

I am down in Florida right now visiting my parents, but received a lovely email from Linda Schultz last night saying . . .
"I am so stunned by the beauty of the piece you created. It is so
lovely. I think I will shadow box frame it perhaps with some
little treasure or bottle that I picked up.
(I love this idea!)
When the package arrived today and it was like a tonic lifting my
spirits. Thank you! so very much. You can see a scan and a write-up
on my blog:
lindalovesgerry.blogspot.comI was so happy when Linda Schultz responded to my generosity meme! Linda and I have known each other for a long time, and having her respond to this project gave me the chance to create something special for her. Linda love all things Vintage, and in fact, has her own on-line store called: Collage Closet. You can visit her blog too! For her gift I took vintage lace and paired it with a soft burlap type fabric, to frame a silky piece of fabric which backed an ARTchix Studio image (and words) and a piece of floral/bird fabric I had that I thought Linda would like. I added puffy batting and hand sewed beads to the piece. (Frieda's influence!!) Here is a close-up - click for detail. This project has been a wonderful, creative experience for me. I have one more to create, and two more projects to be received and shared! It's been very good all around - I am so glad I did this. : ^ )

And down here in Florida, my dad is looking better than ever. We did a "drive-tour" today together to check out possible homes, and will go with our real estate friend to actually view some on Monday. Alas, no offers on our home in CT yet, but I have faith the right person will find us before too long and we'll be on our way here : ) In the meantime, I will try my best to embrace what I have!