Tomorrow is also a sad day for my family. It is the one year anniversary of my father's passing. My mind has been heavy this week knowing where and what I was doing this time last year.
The pictures got out of order so bear with me as I share lots! The above package was received today from Carrie. Awhile back Brenda had an awesome giveaway that I posted on my blog. Carrie emailed me to say she was having a time accessing it. SO...I asked Brenda to put Carrie's name in until the problem was resolved. Carrie said she would share the FQ bundle of she won. Well, Carrie won and in the photo you see 1/2 of her winnings. She also surprised me the mitten filled with antique ric rack and buttons, chocolate and also a small little wool pincushion that I'm in desperate need of. Thanks Carrie!!!
A friend sent me this photo in an email this morning. You have to love the house on the right.
Heidi all the way in The Netherlands had a giveaway of some of her coasters. I won! Be sure to check her blog as she is having regular giveaways for her handmade coasters.
Recently I quilted the lap size quilt donated for Terry. I think Laurie is still binding it and Terry hasn't seen it yet so I can't post the quilt. But in the meantime, Terry sent me this adorable package. Thank you Terry.
The peeping beagle, Lexie is a regular visitor and it didn't help that I bought a bag of dog treats. She stops in for her treat in the morning and one on the way back home in the evening. During the day she sleeps either on my porch or yard and waits for the school bus to play with kids down the road. Lexie steals. So far found at in my yard a baseball, small plastic football, newspapers, huge car wash sponge, kid's toy walky talky (looks new) and what really flips me out is the day I saw her tossing a knife! She was real happy with that one and I managed to get it from her without neither one of us getting cut. My husband later found the leather sheath to it. My heart just aches and now I'm mad at myself for even getting involved. I put my antique sled with decor on the front porch only to find she gnawed on the wood and now moved it inside. I don't even own animals!!
The next few photos I share are pillow sham gifts that will soon be sent in the mail. The first two I made are cream on cream.
Two cute kitties.
Simple a floral basket.
This one above I did cream on cream and then a darker thread color for the rose wreath.
Then this last one is the most special to my heart. I used same cream fabric but a wee bit darker thread still in a neutral. The reason this one is special to me is the hummingbird. My dad loved to watch hummingbirds....I watched this one stitch out through tear filled eyes.
I have one rant to share about a recent purchase of four honey buns that I made online. I was charged $7.48 for shipping yet they were crammed into one of those USPS priority flimsy cardboard envelopes costing $4.95. I wish now I would have snapped a photo to show the condition that the envelope arrived in. Enough said.
It was nice having you here reading my novel today. Go get busy....just 24 days to go!