Sunday, December 23, 2012
Two Way Gift for Christmas
A few weeks ago I asked my granddaughter Natalie what she wanted for Christmas. She said "fabric." I was surprised and charmed by her request. And I knew immediately where to find some glorious goods.
Kathy is my lifelong friend who lives in a very old, enormous Victorian home. It's the kind of place that has flocked wallpaper, inlaid wood floors and an organ. The grounds include a coach house and yard with a gazebo. More important for this story: that house is filled with everything! Kathy knows that someday she will be able to use or share whatever comes her way. Nothing is discarded. So, when I mentioned "fabric", I knew that little snatches of silk, cotton, velvet, prints, solids, feathers, and more, would appear.
We made our selections for Natalie carefully. Could she handle silk? No, too young. This animal print is perfect! Yes, it goes on the pile. Oh look, here are some bells. Pink? Definitely.
Two old friends having a ball putting it all together. What a gift to us.