|A handmade quilt!|
He put so much thought into his gift, it is amazing. He had two of my favorite quotes from chapters of Kahlil Gibran's book-length poem, "The Prophet", embroidered and added them to the water and a cloud:
Each of the plants uses a different patterned fabric and he used light and dark green thread to create shadows and depth... and the cattail heads are even fuzzy!
He used silvery yarn that picks up on the silver flecks in the water fabric to create circular ripples coming out from the quote like concentric rings:
He chose a flannel backing in my favorite blue-green color with a neat woven look to it:
And finally, because he knows I'm a stickler about this stuff, he made sure to use only 100% cotton fabrics and natural cotton batting! I'm certainly a lucky girl. Even though I'm a knitter and a spinner, I can't imagine having the patience to carefully and meticulously cut out strips of fabric of the correct size, iron them, pin them, zig-zag stitch them, add batting, put a back on, and quilt the whole thing together. I just can't, I'd quit at the first mention of 'iron', honestly, so it inspires me tremendously that he doesn't... that he continues on and makes something beautiful just for me!
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