Hand-sewing during my lunch break at work...
...and receiving hand-crafted buttons from my husband's cousin who moved down here last week.
She was an art major in college and makes all kinds of gorgeous jewelry and buttons. Look at the precious wee Scottie! She's incredibly sweet, and has been such a blessing to our family since she's been here. Yesterday she brought me two bags full of fresh blueberries she picked on the Northshore that afternoon, and I'm itchin' to make a tasty pie for us this weekend. I need a little warmth after the two weeks of straight rain we've had.
Can't wait to show you all the custom buttons she's making for my bags! I'm trying to convince her to get her Etsy shop up and running :)
And thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all your well-wishes and prayers...reading through your comments has been a ray of sunshine in the gloom. The more I get to know you all, the more I wish we lived close enough to sit around and chat and sew together. Sometimes I get nostalgic for the old days of sewing bees, don't you? It might seem crazy to continue with the Quilt Along amidst all the chaos, but I'm honestly looking forward to it. Quilting is therapy for me, and it sure as heck beats sittin' around feeling sorry for myself ;) Things have been rough, but it's getting better each day, and I believe there's always a positive that comes out of every negative. God is good, and I know one day our family will be able to look back on this time, and be thankful for the ways in which this situation made us grow and strengthen. It doesn't feel that way now...more like a kick to the gut, lol...but we'll get there some day :) In the meantime, I appreciate each and every one of you and I'm looking forward to meeting many of you at the Sewing Summit more than ever!
Have a lovely weekend, and keep an eye out for the next step in the Quilt Along on Saturday :)