Monday, December 16, 2019

Design Wall Monday - December 16, 2019

Have you been looking at the daily Christmas related blog posts these past few days from Lori's (Humble Quilts) Blog Hop?  (Lori's Post Here)  I have enjoyed it so much.....while I am s-l-o-w-l-y decorating our home.  My day to share is this Thursday and I will have to be finished by then, so I can show you my quilts that are out and about for the season.

Today is about a small thing.....but happiness in life is finding joy in lots and lots of small things, right?   Here is a picture of a child's size hanger that I think I acquired from my mother's estate - so cute but I have never used it for anything. 

But I had a small serendipity this week because of the Blog Hop.  On Dec. 10th, the pictures were shown from Katy Quilts blog. (Here)  Look at this one Katy shared of her dining area:  

Under the picture, Katy wrote....................

"I need a vintage hanger for that vintage baby dress, but I love having it out on display."

Ding! Ding! Ding!  My heart jumped when I read it because I had just seen this old hanger in my basement last week!  I knew this little hanger would have the perfect home with Katy, and I am so happy to be sending it to her.  

When you are 76, if you find someone to gift something to, and you know they will want and use it, it's a good thing!  A serendipity.  It made my week, that such a simple "match" is being made through this Holiday Favorites Blog Hop.  Thank you Lori for making me smile.  And thank you Katy, for giving this little hanger a nice home.

The icing on the cake is that Katy lives on the other side of Michigan from me - near where my Mother last lived.  I am meeting new people through this blog hop, and how nice that we both live in Michigan!

Quilting has been on the back burner this week for me - only some hand sewing on the binding for a baby quilt.  I am looking forward to seeing what you more productive people have been working on.  Thanks so much for linking up every Monday with Design Wall Mondays.....As you can see from this post, it doesn't have to always have a picture of what is on your design wall.

Please refer back to this particular blog post from somewhere within your blog post.  We are so lucky that we have our quilting to keep us peaceful in this busy month.  Hold that thought as you are having a busy week.

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Gretchen Weaver said...

How nice to find a home for the hanger. I'm looking forward to your Christmas decorating post. I don't do much decorating here anymore. I did get the nativity set out, my grandson loves playing with it. Hope you can find some time to stitch this week.

Kate said...

It's always nice when you can match up a heirloom with the next owner. In addition to stitching, decluttering is on the agenda for this week, so I'm sure to be looking for new homes for a few things.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

how nice you had a vintage hanger that you could share - hope you get a chance to work on projects this week - I'm working on binding for one

Sara said...

How perfect to be able to share this little treasure. I really appreciate the "social" aspect of these blog hops and the blogs themselves. It gives us just a glimpse of our online friends but means a lot to most of us. So even though I have nothing on my design wall to share this week, I'm still enjoying the things others are working on.

Bonnie said...

Great story. I agree with you completely... it makes sense to rehome something to someone who really wants it. I have my grandfather's christening gown... I've never thought of displaying it with a quilt. Must think on that a bit.

Nann said...

It was meant to be! And Katy will now have a connection story to tell.

Lady Locust said...

What a sweet story and so happy for all. I too love when such little things work out so perfectly.
Merry Christmas 🎄

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

A very touching gift that I'm sure will be most appreciated!

Yvonne said...

It I see so rewarding to give away something that will be cherished or make someone happy. The older I get the more pleasure it gives me. Your hanger will be perfect for that vintage dress.

QuiltGranma said...

Just a little child's antique hanger, but I love it! Thank you for sharing your memories and the little hanger. I too like to share little things that mean something to me, with others, hoping they appreciate the treasure that it really is.