She makes me laugh.
I knew I wanted to *make* something for her wedding gift.
My wedding was almost 10 years, and there are only a couple of wedding gifts that I can remember vividly. Two of my girlfriends each made me a quilt. I was stunned that they would put that much time into a present for little old me. I think of them almost every day when I see those beautiful blankets.
For some reason, I was determined to make a throw blanket. I knew about this wedding date for a year. I was part of the wedding as a bridesmaid, after all. I watched her plan an amazing event on her blog, and got to hear behind the scenes stories over the phone and during lunch breaks. With a month left to go, I decided to buckle down. I bought 7 yards of fun flannel and started sewing together the easiest throw blanket possible. (Google "rag quilt" if you want to learn more)
It turned out so soft and cozy! It looks pretty nice on my couch too.....but hopefully will look better on hers.
I finished it in three weeks, leaving me time to play around with the packaging. I'm not much for gift wrapping. In fact I've been know to throw a birthday present into a plastic grocery bag and toss it to the recipient. TOTALLY unacceptable for a wedding. I used fabric scraps to dress up a round box and had so much fun playing around with layering the fabrics that I may never use a plastic bag again.
I saw this poem right after the wedding weekend, and think it makes a nice wedding wish:
I wish you enough.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough 'Hellos' to get you through the final 'Good-byes.'
I think there should also be something in there about wishing for enough chocolate too.....