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    My Friend's Bday is Friday I am going to do a "gift a day" for her birthday week. I want to make her something special (not a large quilt) for her Thursday gift. Any easy ideas that would mean something special?

    Thanks for the help
    Anna

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    Does she like chocolate, or a candle with a nice mat to set a jar candle on? A night at the movies with her best friend (you). Don't know what you want to spend, a pedicure? Or do you want to make her something? What do you have planned so far?

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    Maybe a fun bag for grocery shopping, or a pretty table runner, or a nice chenille scarf for this winter. Just some ideas, but they can all be made fairly quickly. (I think)


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    Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend. All good suggestions here.

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    "Mini Vacation"

    Wrap up a nice candle, a tea bag or nice loose-leaf tea, and some chocolate with this poem . . .

    "This mini vacation is just for you
    For when you are stressed
    or for when you are blue.
    A candle-lit bath, a nice cup of ea,
    And the swee touch of chocolate
    for you, from me!"

    You could get a wonderfully soft wool or fleece fabric to make a shawl and give it to her as a "comfort shawl" or "prayer shawl" to let her know she is in your thoughts and prayers.

    Get her out . . . treat her to lunch, dinner or a movie.

    You're a good friend!

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    You're a great friend -- :D


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    A separate note every day of the week telling her something that you think is special about her?

    Monday - I love the way you laugh and cheer me up
    Tuesday - I admire the way you take care of your family

    etc etc

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    Quilted cell phone holder, placemats or a candle mat, or maybe some homemade cookies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkrose4664
    My Friend's Bday is Friday I am going to do a "gift a day" for her birthday week. I want to make her something special (not a large quilt) for her Thursday gift. Any easy ideas that would mean something special?

    Thanks for the help
    Anna
    actually, it's very funny that you ask!
    I just copied your avatar pic, before reading, to make a small, maybe 16" square, for a friend. I have been looking for months, for something that would go with her living room decor. She has one of those magazine living rooms...a little country/feminine shabby chic. This is perfect, bc she has some stars hanging from a coat rack. This can go on the back of a nearby chair, she kind of suggested it. thanks!
    Maybe it would be good for your friend? :D

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    That is funny in a another way. She loved the wallhanging that I made (the picture of which is my avatar) so I made her one in her colors for Christmas last year.

    By the way, the pattern is on the McCalls website http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patte....html?idx=8875

    Anna

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    I just made myself a long wool scarf. Joanns has wool on sale this week. i am going to make them for everyone for Christmas.
    If you live where it gets cold you can never have to many scarves and mittens.
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    your gift week is a nice idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkrose4664
    That is funny in a another way. She loved the wallhanging that I made (the picture of which is my avatar) so I made her one in her colors for Christmas last year.

    By the way, the pattern is on the McCalls website http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patte....html?idx=8875

    Anna
    oh, I am so glad I came back! thanks for the link, pinkrose! :D

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