But gifts of the heart are not limited quilts. They can come in many forms and sometimes from the most unexpected of sources. On Christmas, I was the recipient of one of those very precious gifts of the heart. A little background -
You will remember that I spent a good portion of 2012 working on (and keeping secret) a quilt for The Princess and her Intended as a wedding gift. (You can read the reveal post here.) When Son-in-Law (oh, how I MUST come up with a blog moniker for him) saw the photo of all the stabs to my quilting finger, he was appalled. I tried to explain that getting that 'poke' on the finger let's me know that my needle had gone through all layers of the quilt, that it's all part of the process. He wouldn't hear it!
And so I Christmas Day, I became the lucky recipient of the first ever eThimble! This thimble is to be worn on the under-the-quilt-hand with the power pack in your lap. When your needle comes into contact with the thimble there is a little buzz to let you know you are successfully through all the quilt layers. All while keeping your finger protected from the stabbing damage of that rocking stitch.
What a lucky girl I am to have such a thought-filled gift of the heart and such a Darling Yerno.