Friday, April 3, 2015

Pink polka dot pot plus more…..

It's really sad that the place you used to go for sewing inspiration only sews once every two months now, huh?  Eikes, I'm really sorry about that, really I am!!  Good thing you peeked today though because I sewed!!  Yes, here is the mini quilt I made for my partner in the QT Mini quilt swap.  The theme was "Folk Art".  There was a tiny button in the middle of each flower.

And here is the one she sent to me:

Then, naturally, I sent off some cute envelopes to my girls and they mostly all had an Easter theme.

And then, of course, I read a few books:

ONE STEP TOO FAR (debut)                           by                         Tina Seskis
THE STRANGER                                             by                         Harlan Coben
THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET (debut)  by         Menna VanPraag

Believe it or not, I don't even remember anything about the 1st book anymore.  Duh!  Obviously it wasn't memorable so don't bother.  I was excited to read, "The Stranger" because I usually love anything by Harlan Coben, but this one didn't impress me.  "Missing You" was much better by him.  BUT, "The House at the End of Hope Street" was really neat.  It was a book unlike anything I've ever read before with a mystical, magical quality which brought me back to the joy I had as a child reading something new.  It's an older book so I'm sure your library would have it.  At 280 pages, it was a real delight that you might like too.

So, that's the news!  I hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend and enjoy the love and companionship of many friends and relatives.  Until next week………….


Mary said...

Thank you for sharing all the inspiration, both paper and fabric. Have a great week!

Createology said...

Sewing is such a wonderful way to spend time and your mini quilt is fun fabulous. I adore your artsy envelopes. Happy Easter Blessings...

kiwikid said...

Love the quilt you made and the one you received...the envelopes are wonderful too...just read The French Promise by Fiona McIntosh...was a good read.

Susan said...

Lovely pink polka dots - great to see some sewing too although I love the envelops and reading tips.

Rettabug said...

What crazy lady puts FOUR stamps on just one card???!!!!! All for decoration!!!! LOL Only YOU, Carol.

Your minis are both darling...very creative depictions from each of you gals.

I love it when you recommend a good book, esp. since my siblings bought me a Kindle. I just copied the title, opened my local library, pasted the title into the search came up avail. via Ohio e-reads & *click*, I now have a good book to start tonight. THANKS!!

Hugs & Happy Easter, Honey!

Annie said...

Your folk art flowers are a bright, cheerful sight for Spring! Those Springtime envelopes are also adorable. I especially like the bunny and bird...that is so cute.