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Thread: A small get well gift for a stitching quilting or crafting friend.

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    Senior Member gailmitchell's Avatar
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    A small get well gift for a stitching quilting or crafting friend.

    I was searching my brain for a low-cost non-food gifty something that I could give/make for a crafty friend who was in the hospital for surgery. Since she's a quilter and stitcher, I came up with this idea.

    I traced a stitching pattern on white fabric, included an embroidery needle and a skein of red floss. I made a long home made envelope so I wouldn't have to put too many creases in the fabric. I put lots of Get Well writing on the envelope and dropped it off to her daughter to bring to her in the hospital. That was a week ago.. I just got word back that she loved it and is working on it 15 or 20 minutes at a time. It is a nice distraction from her medical troubles. She shows everyone who comes to visit!.. I'm so pleased that she is enjoying it.

    The photo shows the faint marked stitching lines of the Meg Hawley 2002 pattern called "Snow"..
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    Lovely idea!

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    What a thoughtful idea!

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    Great idea. I'm sure she is enjoying working on it while she recovers.
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    That was a wonderful idea! And I'm glad she is enjoying it. I'll have to remember this.
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    I'm sure your gift cheered up your friend immensely! You are so clever.

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    How sweet of you!

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    What a GREAT idea!! Thanks for the tip!

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    Wow! I love that Idea! What a terrific friend you are!
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    what a very thoughtful gift!!!
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    Great idea. She will love it. When I had my knee done I had hand stitching work with me. It kept me busy doing something I love.

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    Wow! What a great gift. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to squirrel this idea away for the next time I have someone in the hospital that is a crafty person.
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    Great idea and very thoughtful

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    Perfect not just for a hospitalized friend but anyone stuck in there homes for many reasons. Great idea!
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    What a fabulous idea! I'm keeping this one tucked away for future use!

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    A very good and thoughtful idea, it will be beautiful when finished.
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    What a great idea, thanks.
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    Wow, you are clever. I predict you will be seeing that panel again, finished and bound.

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    Aren't you clever! That is a perfect hospital gift and it sounds like she really appreciated it. Well done!

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    What a unique and thoughtful gift.
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    What a thoughtful idea. You are a great friend.

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    What a lovely thoughtful and creative gift!! What a nice thing to do for a friend!
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    What a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    well thought out and kind of u to help fill what can be long butt days!
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    You are a very thoughtful and caring friend!

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