Monday, December 29, 2008


I met with my book club on the Friday before Christmas - it was a really good discussion on a book that many of us didn't particularly like (The Sea by John Banville - I reviewed it here). I noticed that our leader had a folio with her that she kept her papers in - but it was just one of those heavy paper folios. So I decided to make her this:

Front cover - as always, you can click on the picture to see it larger.


I worked on it over that weekend, then I took it by the library last Monday. I got to see her offices and learn a little bit about what she does at the library (other than lead our book club). And my DH came, so he got to meet her too. It was fun. The pattern for the folder-folio is by Terri Stegmiller and can be found here.


Michele Thompson said...

That is beautiful Cheryl! What a thoughtful gift!

Pam said...

What a lucky lady your book club leader is!! This is lovely. Thanks for the link. I printed it out. They will make wonderful gifts for family and friends. (Can't start too early for next Christmas!)

danielle said...

Dear Cheryl,

Thank you so much for the quilted folder, it’s beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it before and I’m touched to have an individualized piece of art. The colors flow together so harmoniously and are blended in such a way that they evoke a peaceful influence. Thank you for this very nice present.

Julie Bagamary said...

What a wonderful, selfless action. Bravo on the beautiful design and your generosity.

maggi said...

A beautiful present Cheryl. Just carrying papers around in this should brighten everyone's day

CathieG said...

Thanks so much for this! I printed it out. I plan on using a sketch I did last night at a restaurant of a stained glass window they had.