Thursday, June 21, 2012

A faithful friend

I have a very sweet friend. She has been a friend of our family for over 20 years. Mrs. D. is a lively Southern belle who loves to bake goodies for my family. She will invite me over for lunch and we visit for the whole afternoon. Mrs. D's hubby died about 8 years ago, and it has been a lonely time for her. Her children and grandchildren live in different states, so it is hard for them to come very often.

A Couple of years ago I made this little quilt for her birthday.

It was a very easy pattern (Sticks and Stones) which made it quick and fun to put together.

Mrs. D loves to watch the Food Network and the Travel shows on cable. She tells me that she has traveled the world by watching these programs. And she loves the chefs that design new recipes. We often are the recipient of a new cake or cookie recipe that she has experimented with. She usually tells me she took a taste test and she did not think it was very good. When I bring the treat home, it is gone in no time flat. But that is her hobby now, especially since she had hip surgery a few years ago. It really limits her ability to walk very much. Her limited walking has not limited her heart. She can whip out a bowl of soup, a grilled cheese sandwich and a tall glass of sweet iced tea at the sound of the doorbell.

Here's my sweet friend...............

"A faithful friend is a strong defense; and he that has found such a one, has found a treasure."


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

WOW what a sweet friend she must be to receive such a precious homemade gift!

Unknown said...

What a precious love & share, Jocelyn. She is a lovely lady & the quilt is gorgeous.

Have a great eve ~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The quilt is so pretty and I bet she gets great joy sharing her baked goodies with you.

Pearl Maple said...

Such a lovely post and dedication to a good friend. How true too that with today's technology you are able to step into other parts of the world for a few minutes to experince how the locals lives.

Natasha in Oz said...

It sounds like you are a sweet friend to Mrs D too. What a beautiful quilt to make for her. You are so kind and so clever!

Thanks so much for linking this post up to my Say G'Day Party. I hope you can join in again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

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