About Us

Our Inspiration

We would like to let you know how we came up with our business name of Heavenly Gifts.

Back in June 2003 my mother was in intensive care. Early every morning I would call to speak with my mother’s nurse to see how she was. One morning I called and had to wait a while before the nurse came to the line. The nurse said to me,“ your mother is so sweet, can I adopt her?” She told me that she had sat with my mom all night and prayed with her.

One day when I went to see my mom, she was going to be moved to a regular room. When I got there, my mom said to me, “I don’t know if I was dreaming or if this was real”.

She proceeded to tell me that a nice lady had come to see her and this lady patted her face, sat with her, and prayed with her. My mom said she wanted to thank her.  I told my mom it was not a dream and that I had talked to this nurse. The nurse on duty that day heard us talking and said that she would check to see who it was. So the nurse checked the computer in my mom’s room and she could not find anything. Then she said that she would go out to the desk and check. The nurse came back and said that she could not find any record of who it was. I told my mom that this lady was her guardian angel.

Unfortunately, my mom never was able to come home. She passed away in the hospital. When we were called to the hospital to be with her, she passed away at 11:00 a.m. I was sitting in the waiting room all by myself and I knew before anyone came to inform me that she had passed. I believe her guardian angel was with her.

- Debra & Russell Studler

Hi, I’m Deb. My grandma was very instrumental in my love of arts and crafts. She taught me how to crochet at a very young age.

I remember watching my grandma make Vienna rye bread, sewing, tatting, crocheting, knitting and rug making. She was a very talented woman whom I respected and loved.

My mom would help me with my arts and craft projects when I was young. She encouraged me and we would take what I made to craft shows. We would have so much fun doing this together. I loved my mom very much.

My dad would help me also. He would make me a display stand if I needed one. We made nativity sets one year. He cut the wood and I did the wood burning and painting. He was such a kind, gentle and sensitive man. I miss him terribly.

Things I love to do:
  • Bead
  • Crochet
  • Needle tatting
  • Knitting
  • Scrap booking
  • Reading
  • Meditating
  • Fellowship
  • Trying new projects

- Debra Studler

Hi, I’m Russell. I’ve had an interest in music since I was a young boy. I learned to play the guitar by ear from records and tapes. Most of the songs I listened to were Johnny Cash songs; but all were of the country western genre.

I remember going over to my grandma’s house for the weekend and playing my guitar for her while she would crochet. After a while of watching I asked her if she would show me how to do that. So I learned how to crochet at a rather young age.

It wasn’t until after I was married that I learned how to tat. Deb's grandma was very good at tatting. I asked her if she would show me how. It came to me rather quickly. I guess because of the finger dexterity from playing guitar. I think she enjoyed having someone to pass the tradition to.

I have since discovered that it is a dying art, but one that is very rewarding if you take the time. It can be very satisfying and I certainly enjoy it.

I acquired a lot of woodworking tools from my father-in-law and use these along with the knowledge he passed on to me to build the small furniture. He was a good inspiration and I miss him immensely.

Things I love to do:

  • Tatting
  • Music
  • Fellowship
  • Woodworking
  • Metalworking
  • Crocheting

- Russell Studler
Heavenly Gifts
1239 Flicker Circle   
Eagan, MN  55123