Happy Spring…Happy Easter

Girl with UmbrellaHappy Spring…Happy Easter to all. On Sunday, my daughter, son-in-law and their two children, and my son and his wife and their two children will be coming for dinner. I am happy to have them and have been already preparing for the day. It is good to be busy with things I love.

Fabric BoxMy two days off were most enjoyable. I spent the first day with my two good friends, Joan and Pat. They are the kind of friends that support you…no matter what! We attended a workshop given by Barb Pelowski on making small boxes from fabric. The boxes are made with mat board inside and out. The mat board is covered with thin batting and fabric. The box was easy and fun to make. And best of all, it was simply fun to be with Joan and Pat all day long. I know now that I need more time with my friends and will have to fit it into my schedule somehow.
Fabric Box Inside

Cute little box…yes? Perhaps for jewelry, a sewing box, little desk items, etc.

Yvette giftsJust wanted to share with you a surprise gift from my friend Yvette, who lives in Switzerland. It came in the mail totally unexpected. She is such a lovely artist. She painted the beautiful handmade card and knit the lovely socks for me. She included a box of special sharp pins and a pretty calendar of gorgeous mountains. There were also two DELICIOUS chocolate bars (they were gone before I could take a photo.) Thank you again Yvette. What a delight!

Can’t help but take a moment today to reflect on how important friendship is in people’s lives. I know I cannot do without my friends and I treasure them and their friendship. A special thank you to all my friends. I am so LUCKY. Amicalement, Averyclaire


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane
    Apr 11, 2009 @ 09:12:03

    What a lovely box, a great momento of good day


  2. Nicole DAVET
    Apr 11, 2009 @ 11:44:45

    Lovely boxes, really ! Did you make one ?

    I am sure you are able to make suchbeautifull box.

    I am glad you spent alovely day whith your friends



  3. virtualquilter
    Apr 11, 2009 @ 19:49:36

    Happy Easter!
    Judy B


  4. Thomas
    Apr 11, 2009 @ 23:49:15

    Happy Easter to you and your dear ones Avery.


  5. Philip
    Apr 13, 2009 @ 07:42:36

    And a happy easter to you πŸ™‚ nice to see some posts comming from you πŸ™‚ Avery I hope you are giving yourself some “myself Time” as well you deserve it


  6. Lea
    Apr 15, 2009 @ 00:17:23

    What a lovely little box. Very charming… πŸ™‚
    and you got a wonderful gift from your friend. I specially like IRIS pins. πŸ™‚


  7. Anne Prunet
    Apr 19, 2009 @ 12:32:00

    Dear Karen,

    I am pleased to read that you decided to take some days off…and enjoy being with your friends! This is highly necessary. I am part of this ‘never-say-no’ club!!!
    Just stay far from the burn out…We need you to be smiling behind your computer.
    This fabric box is gorgeous!
    Hugs, Anne


  8. Marilyn
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 14:03:44

    Your fabric box is beautiful! When use your new box you will always remember the fun time you had with your friends.


  9. colour du jour
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 21:17:15

    I am loving your box…so sweet. I am glad you got some time off and that it was restful for you. don’t give up your blog entirely, I’ m, just getting to know you!


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