Thursday, May 19, 2011

Giving Back

My girls have been taking violin lessons for about 2 1/2 years. They have the cutest little teacher who is amazingly talented. She's in her 70's and has taught music most of her adult life. Every week we spend 1 1/2 hours with her. Through that time we've gotten to know her pretty well. She's spunky and full of life with her feet deeply grounded in her faith. She's such a positive role model for our family.

The month of May is winding down and soon violin lessons will stop for the summer. The girls and I wanted to give Mrs. Lizanne a little something to show her how much she means to us.

I made this little quilt to match the pillows I made for her for Christmas. If you look closely at the fabric you'll see music notes, composer's names, etc

One day in class as we talked about sewing (we do manage to get music lessons in among all our visiting!), she mentioned something her grandmother made. The grandmother would sew tiny strawberries from fabric and place them in a strawberry basket to decorate her kitchen. Mrs. Lizanne said she loved seeing these at her grandmother's and even now it was such a pleasant memory. Shortly after our conversation I came across this tutorial. I knew I had to make them.

I know without a doubt that Mrs. Lizanne will love her gifts. She's such a dear person. It's just a small thing we can do for her after all she does for us.

(updated May 21, 2011) She loved her gifts!

1 comment:

Pomona said...

What beautiful presents you have made - really thoughtful and kind! She must be so pleased with them.

Pomona x