A while ago, I asked another friend who lives in Philadelphia if she could possibly make some sort of bag my friend Harriet could hang on her walker to carry odds and ends around her apartment and on her trips to the library (which is across the street from her apartment) or when she picks up a few things at the natural food store nearby. This Philadelphia friend is a demon quilter and one of the most generous people I have ever met. She made me a beautiful quilt last year out of the blue. She makes quilts for people 's babies, for newlyweds, graduations, and just for the heck of it. I call her the Quilting Addict, which I mean in only the most positive way.
Saturday, the mail brought the bag pictured on Harriet's walker. I took it over to her on Sunday and she is just delighted with it. She has already used it to fetch her mail from the post box down in the basement of her apartment building. Since it has rained everyday since she got it, she hasn't had a chance to show it off yet on one of her walks downtown.
Now the Quilting Addict does not know Harriet, but she used yellow and blue materiel, both of which are favorite colors of the recipient. (Actually it could have been orange and purple and it would still have been happily received.) I know this is not the first time my Philadelphia friend has made someone' life brighter with her handiwork, but it is a real treat to see it happen in person.