Feb 5, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Friends

Today I want to share my little craft gift for a dear friend's birthday. First, let me say that she is a Seamstress and only those that love to sew would appreciate such a gift.  I wanted to do something different for her birthday than the usual box of candy, bottle of perfume or good book to read. I saw this cute idea on none other than Pinterest but decided to tweak it up a bit to fit her style.

A Memo Board.......LOL! Doesn't look like anything special does it?

Just a cute memo board from Target but enough room that she could place her little memo's on. (Actually she needs a huge one because she stays so busy with her sewing for others) 

Then my next item for the agenda was sewing items to place on the board. The idea that I saw showed different colors of thread on spools glued all around the memo board. Loved that idea so I pulled out my sewing stash and a plea to some friends that if they had any items they did not want I would take them. Several friends responded. I began to open my bag and box of goodies from friends and oh I was ever in love with the vintage items I was given! 
 From that point on I knew I wanted to do vintage as much as possible and I wanted different items...not just thread. 

The gift making began......Does anyone remember these? Years ago different companies would give these tidy little packs which held sewing needles inside to their customers. This particular company started in 1940 with their thank you to customers with this handy pack of sewing needles. 

The stash of goodies I had encountered was going on the memo board...one by one!

Oh I had so much to pick from...Old buttons and snaps, tons of thread on wooden spools and well, the eye candy was about more than I could take....I LOVE ME SOME VINTAGE TOO! 

Loved all the different colors.....and look at the cute little button with the star in the center????

My friend from church, Gail, said that the majority of the items that she gave to me belonged to her mother and that her mother would be proud that someone that treasured sewing would love them. 

There was even a snippet of elastic in the mix!

 What really made this fun for me to craft up this gift was not only the fact that it was different than the usual birthday gift nor because most every single thing used was vintage. The reason this brought such joy to me was because I know my friend Vicky prays over what she sews! For every person that she makes something for they are covered in prayer. Every stitch that is placed whether by hand or machine is prayed over. 

What if we all held true to the Word of God that says, : And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Col. 3:17
WOW! How better would our life be and those around us? 

The final outcome: 


C.S. Lewis Said.............

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

Happy Birthday to my friend Vicky!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. That is just plain AWESOME!!! What a wonderful friend you are to so many. I know she will treasure it...cause it's full of LOVE!!! You are so precious, my friend!!! HOPE you have a great day!

  2. Oh, Cindy, this is sooo cute! When you first said it was just a plain memo board I thought, "But I love it just as it is!" (I love teal!) but your touch was perfect! I just know she's going to love it!

    And thanks so much for your sweet comment on my winter china cabinet. I really love it when you stop in! :)

    Have a great day! ~Zuni

  3. Oh, Cindy! This is adorable and so well thought out for your sewing friend. I sew too so I can see why this is such a treasure. How refreshing knowing she prays over everything she sews. I've been known to do that, but mainly when I'd get in a fix! :)
    I appreciate your blog friendship and I would love to see your friend's face when she opens this gift!
    You're always the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Awe Cindy, what a sweet gift! I love things that my friends make for me or even the simple things that would not mean anything to anyone else but to me. I think the memo board turned out adorable and I couldn't help but grin as I looked at the wooden spools of thread...brought back memories of my grandmother sewing! Love this thoughtful post today.
    Connie Royals

  5. it turned out super sensational Cindy!! thanks for sharing I know your friend Viki will love it and everytime she sees it she'll remember how much you love her too.the best gifts in life are those that are made for us from people who love us. Love you and all you do for the Lord and your friends. Gail

  6. such a cute, thoughtful gift for your friend! she will love it and you, cindy!

  7. That is sooooo cute! A wonderful gift for your dear friend!

  8. Cindy, your friend is going to treasure this gift forever. I can feel the love through the computer!! Thank you for your awesome blog my friend, it touches my heart and many times it says what I need to hear at the moment I need to hear it!! Love you!! Johnna

  9. What a thoughtful gift! It turned out really cute. Happy birthday to your friend, Cindy...Christine

  10. I love this! Really, it is so pretty and I loved looking at the all the details unfolding and couldn't wait to get to the finished product. Well done!

  11. How beautiful! I'm in awe of your creativity, Cindy. And what a lovely gift to serve as a reminder of your wonderful friendship. Well done!

  12. I loved the idea of using old vintage sewing materials for this, it turned out beautifully. I try to stay away from Pinterst but you have inspired me to take another look...maybe I can get some cute valentines ideas

  13. Love it!! I love vintage sewing items and this is the best gift ever for a seamstress.

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by!! Love this great idea!!


  15. This is so unique, I bet your friend was thrilled to receive it! Special to get something homemade, and even more special to have the vintage sewing notions displayed.


  16. Oh, WOW! I just love this! My imagination is all over the place just now with ideas! The board is perfect for your friend to affix the names of those she's praying for as she sews. Just beautiful!!


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy