One of our members, Debbie, had a great idea for us to keep the leftovers from each monthly kit and in September, we create a card from these remaining items.
What to do, what to do...many ideas floated through my mind over the months as I stashed my goodies away. But then, when it came time to make the card my other life took over and I was pressured, and late to meet our Dueling Deadline (cards should be posted by the 15th).
I really got myself into a tizzy about being late, but then I just thought about how special each of these women have become in my life. Then it came to me! Make a quilt using strips of each of their papers (well, the ones that I had left anyway) and make a big heart!
Card base is ivory, a navy blue panel, then the pink doily paper panel, trimmed with two different ribbons along the bottom and left side.
The heart is made of 1/2" strips of DP, woven and glued onto white CS. Then I hand cut the heart, mounted it on navy CS and hand cut the border. Some light blue ribbon was tied in a bow and fixed to the heart.
The sentiment is from one of the kits during the past months and says it all:
"A friend is what the heart needs all the time".
Here's the inside, which used up some more of the lovely papers that I had gathered through the months.
I cut out half of the Irish Blessing from March's kit and included it on the inside.
Today I had a meeting at church led by a dear friend, Carolyn. I gave her the card, explaining it's origin and purpose and that I wanted it to go to another special friend, so now it belongs to her!
Thanks to all of the Dueling Darlings - for inviting me into your group, for tolerating me when I am late to post - for being caring and supportive of each other - and for sharing your talents with others!
Each of you has a special place in my heart!