On New Year's Eve Day, I enjoyed seeing these sweet little people. They are my great-niece and nephew who live in Florida and were back for a short visit. I made them some "mini quilts" that I thought they might have fun with. (These are the two who came and sewed with me back in the summer of 2018.)
Ellie's is made with some cute kids and lots of text fabric. She told me it had her favorite things on it - blueberries and kiwi and root beer!
William's is made with scraps from my Sand, Sea, and Sky hand-pieced quilt. He loves sharks and other sea creatures, so it is full of those.
I'm in the mood to clean and reorganize some places in my house right now, and the first to go is the Tupperware cupboard. A lot of my leftover containers were really old, and, of course, all plastic. I like this set of Pyrex containers of all different sizes with lids that I found at Costco this week.
I was the lucky winner of Barbara at Cat Patches recent giveaway, and my prize came in the mail earlier this week. It is an adorable little pouch with some mini scissors inside. The outside has a spot for sticking your pins and needles.
Thank you, Barbara! I use this everyday!
You can find the tutorial to make your own right HERE. I'm definitely planning to make some of these for friends!
A friend showed me this amazing cross-stitched piece that she received for Christmas. I had to take a picture of it and share it here. It's really quite amazing!
The stitches are really small!
I've continued on my book binge with these two sweet stories this week.
They make me want to visit Nantucket Island! And yes, I will take this book back to the library today! :)
And finally, I will leave you with this quote from Anne Lamott: (She was writing about whether or not we should start diets on Jan 1.)
"I can still get my jeans on, for one reason: I wear forgiving pants. The world is too hard as it is, without letting your pants have an opinion on how you are doing. I struggle with enough self-esteem issues without letting my jeans get in on the act."
Thank you, Anne!
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