I hadn’t seen her since last December but we would text and talk on the phone. I knew she wasn’t doing well when I received her last text on April 30. I wished her well and told her I’d continue to pray for her.
Her funeral was yesterday and her family knew who I was though I had only met a couple of them a few times last summer. Every day that we walked we talked about our families. I knew their names and where they lived. And when I saw them at the funeral home, it was like we were old friends.
My Walking Buddy’s mother told me she loved the hat and mittens I gave her in February.
I was hoping to get a picture of her wearing them but that didn’t happen.
I’m sending family and friends some lip balm and chocolate hearts for Valentine’s Day. I love the tinted lip balm as it is very sheer and helps protect lips from drying out. Perfect combination. I also got some “regular” lip balm for the guys since they aren’t the type to use a tint.
I used tape donuts on the backs of the wrapped chocolate hearts and attached them to the card surrounding the lip balm. Then I printed out some strips of paper with Valentine-themed images and wrapped those around the bundle sealing the strips with taps.
Want to print your own? Click here and here for the pdf. These wraps will also fit around a candy bar.
I’ve been sewing again and making a couple of small bags that remind me of Mickey Mouse in a red, white, black, and yellow theme.
I asked a friend of mine to make a wreath for me. All she wants in payment is a bottle (or two) of wine. I decided to add to her request by making these…
She is a fan(atic) of Disney World and is headed there sometime early next year. She usually travels with her sister-in-law so two bags would allow her to share one if she wants.
The red and white polka dot fabric was from iPad Aunt’s stash and made me think of Minnie Mouse. It was the perfect fabric for the outside. I also added some black blocks to one side just to make them a bit different.
The bright yellow zipper and lining really brighten up the inside. The zippers are from stash and were an inch too short. The yellow fabric ends on the zippers helped stretch them out and made them work. Did you notice my sewn-in tag inside next to the pocket?
As soon as the clip/hooks arrive by mail, I’ll make some wrist straps that can be attached to the little D-ring on the outside tab. We probably won’t see each other till after Christmas so there’s still time. I hope she likes them!
So do those fabrics remind you of a particular mouse?
Most hotels offer hairdryers in their guest rooms. But many times when staying with family or friends, a hairdryer might not be available when you need it. So when Mr. Aitch and I traveled across the country this past summer, we bought a small hairdryer to take with us for those times when we didn’t stay in a hotel.
The hairdryer was attached to the wall in some hotels but some were in a cloth bag on or under the sink area. That gave me an idea for our “travel” hairdryer.
I made a simple drawstring bag to protect it in our suitcase and make it easy to find.
Two fat-quarters and a length of cotton cord later and I called it done.
Cotton for the outside and a piece of heavy flannel for the inside. French seams keep it neat (no exposed seams). A piece of batting sandwiched between the outer and inner fabrics and/or quilting would offer more padding but I didn’t think of it at the time.
This will stay in our guest bathroom when we’re home but can go with us at a moments notice.