Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A thank you gift...




Today I put together a gift for a friend as a thank you to her. An avid horsewoman, I thought she might appreciate a decorated horseshoe to hang on a wall or use as a paperweight or accent decoration for a small table or shelf. I used an old horseshoe (actually a small one meant for a pony) and a vintage rhinestone earring, which I thought reminded me of a horse show ribbon in shape. I calligraphed a quote from Shakespeare, "Your heart's desires be with you," and attached it to the horseshoe along with some vintage seam binding and the earring. A quick gift, but one that I hope is a blessing to my friend. I know that she cherishes her time spent riding her horses and the peace and pleasure she finds while doing so.

3 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is very thoughtfully done...what a nice gift you made for your friend. The earring is a nice touch.

Helen Lewis said...

Thank you for the encouraging comment, Lisa! Thank you for stopping by...

Blessings to you,
Helen

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Oh, I love this! I just got a lovely comment from you and wanted to pop on over...and what a nice surprise to find such a beautiful post with a great idea.

Thanks for sharing your talent :-))

Big hug
Elizabeth