Making art for friends is wonderful. Before I moved to Washington I had to say goodbye to a very close friend who I knew I would not see for a long time, if ever again. I made a special hand stitched ZEN cloth for her. Here is an image of it:
This piece was made with a side panel and wrapped around a stretcher bar. The backing and batting provided a padding against the hard edge of the wood. The bars were sealed prior to prevent acid damage.
Needless to say, my friend loved this piece.