We may have had a lot of snow here the past week, but today the sun is shining! Yippee!
It's amazing what a difference that can make.
I decided to squeeze in one more post. Tomorrow is my surgery to repair my foot. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. Not as much about the actually surgery, but more about dealing with being laid up the next 3 months. I cant have any weight baring at all for that entire time. (cringe).
All I can say is .. "let the stitching begin". lol No pun intended. I'm referring to stitching projects to keep me busy. I've been pre cutting so I'll have that part done, and I'll be ready to go. Since they will have to harvest bone from my pelvis, I wasn't sure how much cranking of the die cutting machine I'll be wanting to do. No worries... it's done!
I hadn't had a chance to use the adorable set of borders set, so I couldn't wait. Since I took down my string of hearts I had hanging on this chalkboard, I needed something else quick. (It being blank was driving me crazy).
Although it is felt, not paper, I didn't do a lot of stitching on this. I did stitch the flowers and petals on this banner, but that's about it. It was a quick project that I put together in just a couple of hours.
SO... if your needed a little something to brighten up a dreary February day.. a cheery banner might just do the trick!
You can find Tammy's beautiful dies here at
The Crafters Edge
and for great inspiration for ways to use Tammy's dies... check out her blog. Tammy Tutterow
Yesterday us girls got together at the Corner Cafe here in my little town. (Yes, it's on the corner and yes, it's name is actually the "Corner Cafe". lol We love meeting here. It's super cozy and quaint ... Oh, and the food is great!
It was a perfect time to celebrate Birthdays for these two kind hearts. Karen and Julie.
We always include our gem of a waitress, Monica, in our group photos.
We seem to have so much in common. Family is so important to all of us. We often share about our children and Grandchildren, and about our parents who have passed. We all care deeply about preserving memories. Which seems quite fitting since scrapbooking is how most of us met in the first place.
We often group next with eachother between our get togethers. Just silly things, recipes, memes, you name it. This past week Karen shared photos of her Granddaughters learning to hand stitch. Karen was teaching them. I remember my Aunt and my mom teaching me to embroider, and it is such a precious memory for me.
Writing about this made me think a embroidery piece I did as a kid. I wondered if I still had it, so I went to look in my keepsake bin. Sure enough.. there is was
I have many doilies, embroidered pillow cases, and quilts that my mom and Grandma made, that mean so much to me.
Karen was telling me about a project she is putting together for all of her Grandchildren. I thought it was an awesome idea and asked her if it was okay to share. It's Karen..and she's the sweetest, so of course she said yes. lol
Her mother in law has colored many of these designs ( similar to adult coloring books), while she sits with her husband at the nursing home. She literally has a stack of them.
Karen is working on framing groupings of them together as a keepsake for each child.
What a cool way to preserve this memory of their great grandmother.
I'd love to hear about a memory you have of a time in your childhood when someone took time to teach you something you enjoy. Cooking? sewing? gardening? fishing? Whatever it is. Leave a comment and share.
I will be back sharing as soon as I'm feeling up to it. Until then..... here's a hug