I am overwhelmed by the birthday wishes left for my kids.
Your comments truly touched my heart, & made me bawl harder than ever.
I thank God everyday for bringing so many beautiful friends
my our life.
My sweet girl Dawn sent the greatest package yesterday.
Goodies for me, & the kids.
Dawn always finds the most inspirational quotes.
I will cherish this little book forever!
And she sent the teeny tiny shoes she made for my upcoming class.
What a friend!
Can you imagine stitching all of these?
(Don't say anything, but I think Clara made them)
Now the kids.
Actually these gifts came from Dawn's youngest son Noah.
He knows the kids are crazy for super-hero's & gifted each of them with treasures from his personal stash!
Plus some cool soap from Shop Fun Soap.
I guess this is 2nd generation blogging. Little hoarders.
What a sweetheart Noah is!
He takes after his Mom, huh?!
While I'm on the subject of friends....
I did a swap last month with another special person, Diane Knotts.
Diane is seriously one of the most generous people I know.
Generous in spirit.
She will always share anything from art techniques to copyright information.
I was happy but a little intimidated to swap with her.
I'm not sure how it went down,
but somehow it became a pillow swap!!
I say this because Diane is a creative & flawless seamstress.
Have you seen the pillows in her shop??
There are so many beautiful elements in her pillow.
Touches of nature.
I love this handmade pin,
tons of seed beads & a silver charm.
Now here's the one I made for Diane.
I made the pillow from a scrap of canvas drop cloth covered in lace.
A tiny suitcase pocket holds an antique cabinet card.
I'm loving this combination of colors.
Or should I say 'non-colors'.
Since the sewing machine was already set up I whipped up a new bag.
In the same tones.
Cream, grey & black.
The cream quilted fabric is one of my favorites.
The ruffles are sewn from fat quarters I've had for quite a while.
I'm now obsessed with handbags, made 2 more today.
It's still in the triple digits here, I cannot wait for Fall!
Hope your having a cooler week.