Several months ago I accepted an invitation from Nina Lise on Mrs. Moen's blog to participate in a Pay It Forward handmade gift exchange. I don't know if you have checked out Mrs. Moen's blog (you can get to her from my favorites list on the side of my blog) but she has a fascinating blog where she posts some amazing, thought provoking, creative projects that she makes. I couldn't refuse to join in the fun! Last night when I came home from work I found this large envelope with Norwegian stamps in the corner and knew that I was the lucky recipient of a Nina Lise original!!!
First I found this delightful card that I am sure was made with the help of her grandson. Lots of bold and bright brush strokes of vivid paint.
Then I pulled out this one-of-a-kind, delightful, amazing, wonderful, creative piece of artwork. It says "Put on a Happy face" on the top. The dress of this beauty is handmade "Make a smile" fabric (made by Nina Lise). The background is a vintage bed sheet. Nina Lise machine quilted wavy lines down the background. The arms and legs are left loose from the background and the head is held on with beautiful buttons. I have never seen such a perfectly sewn down binding. I am so delighted with my gift and can hardly wait to add my gifts to this Pay It Forward challenge. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, Nina Lise!
Now comes your opportunity to participate! I just need 3 people who are willing to accept the challenge. If you are willing to join in the fun just let me know. The challenge is that I have 1 year (365 days) to make a handmade gift for you and if you accept, you have 1 year from the time you receive my gift to pass a gift on to 3 other bloggers. Isn't that fun??? You never know what exciting thing you will receive in the mail from me but I've been thinking about what to send for several months now. Come on.....Join the fun....Accept the challenge.
Happy Quilting! Lynda