The little pillow was the first gift of cross stitch from someone who now designs (I still think of the day she brought it to me...my icy front steps gave her quite a spill.) and the box was painted by a creative gal who also designs yet continues to find time to make boxes of all sorts. Believe it or not, I found this frame in the trash...yes, trash...and my "little pillow" friend stitched the piece to fit the frame. What a surprise! And Leona, I will always treasure the pillow cases...the hours of stitching are still much appreciated and yes, they are "used" every year.
This "soul sister" shares not only her love of music but her creativeness which includes presentation. When my photography becomes better, you will see the wonderful samplers she has also stitched and given to me!
Never underestimate the power of hand made gifts...treasures from and to the heart.