In the South, where Megan lives, a small gift is called a "happy." It's always a good day when someone shows up at the door bearing a happy: flowers cut from a friend's yard, a candle, a jar of home-made muscadine jelly. Here, we want to give a happy to our fellow Sunday Women. These are things that make us happy, and we hope they'll make you happy, too. Enjoy!
Because I knew I would have lots of waiting time during my husband's surgery, I came prepared with instructions and materials to make these cheerful flower pins. I taught my friend, who was there supporting me, and several women that I met in the waiting room that day about making the pins. My interaction with others in this way gave me an opportunity to share the hope I have in Christ even in trying circumstances.
I plan to give the flower pins to women in my church who were especially thoughtful of me in a difficult time. These ladies organized prayer, a shower of cards and goody bags filled with many items to pamper me as I waited. In my version of the pin, I used printed felt, which I didn't know about before. If you make some, please share the photos of your own flower "gardens."