Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lisa's canvas and Rebecca's quilt

I gifted my pal Lisa one of the canvases I made on our Summer Song craft day...
I was wishing she could be with us, and remembering our fun times at the last two Birdsong events!
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this canvas!
I am so happy to show you this very special gift for my dear friend Rebecca, which was skillfully created by Melinda.  
Melinda just opened her Etsy shop, fancypawsquilts, and she makes these incredible fabric quilts featuring pets, from a photo you send her.
Melinda makes a lot of great fabric (and other) crafts...
but I truly believe that with her pet quilts, she has found her calling.
The photos just don't do this justice.  It is perfectly beautiful!
I wrapped the quilt up, using an art portfolio as gift wrap.
Rebecca is an artist, so I think she thought the gift might be some sort of canvas, or art supplies.
Instead, she was surprised with a keepsake of the beloved dog, Morie, who passed away a few months ago.
Many tears were shed by all!
I highly recommend one of Melinda's works of art for any pet lover!

8 comments :

Lisa said...

What a beautiful gift, Laurie!

Janet Ghio said...

I love the birdsong canvas--so much texture! And what a special gift for your friend.

Claudia Ehlers said...

Oh my, such a beautiful art quilt and such a neat way to present it! I know that your friend Lisa loved the art canvas you sent her. It's so much fun to surprise our friends.

autena said...

Such a wonderful idea and a thoughtful gift.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful canvas for a friend!

Linda said...

what a talented lady to turn out gifts that special. canvas is beautiful too.

Creative Wings Boutique said...

your canvas is fab...ive been working up the courage to make one myself
hugs

Melinda Cornish said...

Oh wow! the portfolio was the best idea ever! It made me cry seeing her face.......
Thank you for all the high praise Laurie!