Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tote Swap

Way back in May I joined Lia's Tote swap. It was fun and challenging. I made a tote that I have made many times before only this time I added some English paper pieced applique. I had not done this type of star before and liked it a lot. My swap buddy said she liked bright colors and tans. So I made this with a tan that has flecks of colors and added the bright star. I also included five fat quarters but I forgot to take a picture of them and I also forgot to put a note in the bag. ( I was in a hurry to get it out to make the June 30th deadline, which I made but forgot her card, sigh) I hope she liked her tote.

This is the bag I received in the mail, all the way from England. I love it. It is roomy and has many pockets. I am using it for my embroidery.

These are all the goodies she included. I love them. This was such a treat to receive. She didn't give me an address to send a thank you , so if you see this Thank You! I love your gift.

Lia is having another bag swap in a few months. I plan on doing this again. Won't you consider joining us?


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Joyful Fourth of July

Wishing you all a wonderful Fourth of July where ever you might be. But if you are in the USA, enjoy the freedoms we have been given and thank a vet!

Thanks to both my dad and husband who are both war vets. I am so proud of you both. To all our service men and women, Thank You!


Monday, July 1, 2013

July, where has the year gone?

July first, it is hard to believe that half of this year is gone. Wow! it has gone fast. I got my June tote swap in the mail last night just in time to meet the deadline. I will have pictures up later this week to show everyone.  I am also trying to decide what to do for my Lovely Year of Finishes this month. I think finishing anything for me this month will be amazing, with a wedding in just a few weeks but I will try and finish quilting my granddaughter's quilt so it will be ready for her new bedroom. They move to their new home in August.

I hope you are all staying cool in the midst of all the heat and have time to enjoy some stitching time as well.

Scrappily for now, Susan