Haiku my Heart - Gratitude


trees accept the wind
grateful for its cleansing breath
rushing through the leaves

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There are more ways than one to be grateful.  Sharing here the gratitude I have for a handmade gift I received from a loving twin daughter Alecia, who received help and direction from her friend/mentor/employer    Ruby
She/they/ worked many many months on this art blanket that folds into its own pillow (shown unfolded).  I was supposed to get it for Christmas but it was not finished.  My daughter, like me, is not a sewer! But she stuck with it and between them they made this lovely piece that I am SO GRATEFUL to have.
I am SO GRATEFUL and blessed to have such a loving daughter.
I am SO GRATEFUL there are such good (patient) people in this world like Ruby.

Each applique was cut from found patterns and sewn on.
Each represents a loved pet in my life, i.e. Yellabird, Otherbird, Miss Blue, Little Blue, Simon, Roxie, etc .  The WeeWee (her nickname at home) of course is Ms. Wee 
The A+A represents my twins, one now gone.
I never, ever receive anything from Alecia unless it is signed for both of them. 
The square on the bottom is the attached pillow cover, and the blanket folds a certain way to go into that square, turn inside out, and becomes the pillow (my name is also on the inner side).
What an awesome project.  I am sooooo grateful!

Daughter Alecia and Ruby Young, now retired, former Art Director for the City of Las Vegas
working in Ruby's studio

Thank you both....so much!

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  1. I'm sooooo glad you finally got your blanket! I hope it keeps you warm in temperature and in thoughts. Xoxo xoxo
    Miss you

  2. We get plenty of wind here in the desert, although I'm not sure how cleansing it is. The other day it roiled up so much dust and grit that it was impossible to see more than a few yards. Ugh! (But I appreciate the sentiment of your haiku.)

  3. What a truly amazing gift! So thoughtful and filled with things you love. I'm sure it will be a treasure for many, many years to come.

    As for wind, we get a LOT of it here. Not sure it's very cleansing with all the dust blowing around...but I love your sentiment.

  4. Can see and hear the trees in your lovely haiku and what a wonderful gift you received ~ so creative and precious from your daughter and help from the Art Director ~ thanks ~ lovely post ~ ^_^

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  5. Judy, what an amazing gift. I am all kinds of impressed!!!

  6. A delicious haiku, a delightful gift, and the most touching tale to go with it. I love gifts with a story. They stay alive for ages...

  7. a true gift from the heart to wrap you in love forever and a day! thank you for sharing the story of such loving hands. i am deeply touched that all things come signed from both your beautiful girls-just knowing this is a deep deep well of comfort and reassurance. i am blessed to know you.

  8. Thanks for the beautiful haiku, and sooo much love.

    Have a nice Sunday

    much love...

  9. Our Spring is always the loveliest time to listen to tree song in our backyard. Yes, we can hear it all year long, but there is something about Spring that is so pure and right for tree song.


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