These are the things that I thank God for everyday. Sometimes, though, it is easy to forget some of the little things. I am so thankful for the extras. And there are many. I have internet service every month. I can watch my favorite programs when I want, not on the network schedule. We have a new puppy.
These are some of the things that were not possible for me just a few years ago. These are the things I am thinking about today. I may not have all of the things that I want but I certainly have more than I need.
I have been on a quest to not just keep gathering stuff. I'm notorious for that. I have really been trying to use up some of what I already have. It is gratifying to make something out of all this stuff and not have to buy.
This is one of those projects. I started with the embroidered "S" (from this lovely book, which was one of those have-to-have items for me). I made the "S" on a swatch of French Linen. Lovely color, I think. And it was my first attempt at following a design. It was quick and fun and I like it.
The dupioni silk I purchased in Atlanta many years ago. The blue rose fabric I got last summer at garage sale. The book is from my youngest sister. And the vintage pink silk twist is another garage/estate sale find. It came together quick. And I happen to know someone who likes covered books. With embroidery on them. Who has a first initial "S".
I'll be linking to Fabric Tuesday with this project. I've been looking there today and there are some wonderful ideas for gifts. I just love the quilts! Cant get enough of those!
More craftiness and holiday stuff soon!