October 6 is
my our 15 year wedding anniversary!
(wow, that's a long time)
Kevin surprised me with a trip to Boston.
He arranged everything, even farmed the kids out.
There's only one problem.......
fear of flying!
Thank goodness for Valium.
I've tried to keep my mind off things by staying busy.
The cover & pages Beth made for our round robin,
'Her Life in Stitches'.
Aren't they beautiful?
I spent almost a month staring at them & deciding how I would continue 'her' story.
My jump off point was this card I've been saving for just the right project.
My page is about a girl named May, she is a dressmaker.
The little crocheted bag has been in my collection awhile too.
I think Beth will like this old velvet button.
I adore the silhouette Beth made for the cover.
I imagine this is May as young girl, perhaps the picture used for the silhouette.
Because May is a dressmaker, I used a piece from an old doll skirt as the base of the page.
All done in Beth's 'low color' style.
This project is so fun, I can't wait to see my book when it's done!
Last week I got some great news.
I won Diane Knotts give-away!
Diane's hand work is perfection!
I had to examine my wonderful pincushion heart up close, under a magnifying glass.
Such lovely detail.
I didn't expect so many goodies along with my prize.
My favorite are the Diane Knotts originals for my collection!
(she really is a star)
Love these cool pod thingies.
A bundle of sweet laces.
And some vintage papers.
Thank you for spoiling me sweet friend!
All of it will be put to good use, I promise.
I finished up a project for a new class.
Playing with beeswax.
I experimented with some stenciling, & used some cool fabric designed by Tracie Lynn Huskamp.
You can find them in her on-line shop here.
Well, please pray for good weather & a smooth flight for me!