Friday, March 6, 2015

Mini Sampler Swap

I haven't done a lot of swapping lately but when Linda from A Swap for All Seasons graciously invited me to be part of her Mini Sampler Swap I just couldn't say no. The way the swap works is we'll make and swap a mini sampler stitched piece each month so that at the end of the year we'll have several pieces to make into a beautiful hand stitched garland. Isn't that a great idea? I think so too. My January mini sampler was stitched by Becky and I just love it! Look at all the wonderful details. She sent along a fun tag and nestled the sampler in its own stamped bag. Thank you so much Becky!

My February sampler came from Sally and it's so pretty. I love the vintage images and the sweet spring colors. Sally slipped the sampler in a decorated envelope and also included a lovely handmade card.  Thank you Sally!

Here's my January sampler sent to Joyce in Delaware...

And for the February swap I got to return the favor to Becky and made this piece for her...

This has been so much fun. I love finding bits and pieces of things I have at home and working with them to create something new. Thanks Linda for dreaming up another wonderful swap!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I love the beginning of a new year

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Sad Day

A sad day today...our Jack is gone. He was the sweetest, most big hearted dog I've known and I'll miss him dearly. He had a very peaceful passing with his tail wagging until the very end. Good boy!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Being Quiet

Reading this....

(I love Jane's distinction between domesticity and domestication)

 ...inspired me to crochet this small rug

and make this my cozy quiet place.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ready for Camp!

I'm taking a break from August Break since I've been getting ready to leave for camp this week. And what trip to camp would be complete without some friendship bracelets and camp journals? I can't wait for the fun to begin!

Thursday, August 14, 2014