As March comes to an end we are currently receiving snow from the heavens. In California where our drought has been labeled "exceptional" we are desperate for any moisture. The last several days we have gotten glorious rain and welcome it with glee. Now it is snowing and so ethereally beautiful. I stepped outside just after 7 pm PST and this is my view. Stunning!
We are not supposed to get much snow. More rain is predicted. Thankfully the ski resorts above us are getting lots of snow and they are thankful even though it is late in the ski season for them. For our water table this is a real blessing.
This lovely blue fabric wallet was made by Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio. She very generously offered give-aways to celebrate her six year Blogiversary and I won this. Her sewing is amazing and this wallet is perfectly created. I feel very blessed.
Here is another view with the inside showing. Daryl has included lots of card slots, a zippered section for change and the perfect space for either checkbook or coupons or love notes. It also has a nice magnetic closure to keep everything safely contained. Thank you sew very much Daryl for sharing your Creative Bliss with me. I love the blue fabric she chose. Blues are my heartthrob.
Here are some circles I prepared for those magic folded fabric ornaments I love. I have been sending them to friends and family as little surprises. Here is the link to my post on how to make them. They are super easy to make. The blue circle is actually some muslin that I created with fabric paint. I needed just the right color and going to the fabric store was not an option. Besides, when I go to the store I spend money and get distracted by shiny things. I just might be a Magpie. Spending money and buying more supplies does not fit in with my desire to "use what I have". When you use what you have I believe it also allows you more creativity to alter or design on the fly and often times that works better.
Here is the folded fabric ornament all stitched. Who knew a square comes from a circle? I sent this to a blog friend who recently celebrated her birthday. I included an extra piece of fabric as she loves to create and makes the most amazing things. Have you guessed her name? Terri of Artful Affirmations. Tell her hello from me too when you visit please.
So as March comes to an end I am happy to say I am being a tiny bit creative. I will share my progress on the Quilts of Valor blocks very soon. Also tonight at midnight begins National Letter Writing Month of April. I have been very busy with this. I am seeing via FaceBook that this year's participants are very serious about sending and receiving mail. Yikes! I must really get busy. After my post on NLWM I have some people who want to join in the fun next year since this year was closed at 137 participants. Then along came the birthday list...and the children/grandchildren list...Oh Dear! The post office ought to honor us for supporting them so well. Alas, my local postal clerk never heard of NLWM. Boy will he be surprised when the mail volume is ramped up beginning tonight!
What are you creating? Easter is coming and I am seeing some wonderful inspirations for decorating and cooking. Do you have any special traditions you honor?
I am very grateful for all of my followers and welcome to my newest followers. I love to read your comments and they even help me in my creative journey of life. Thank you sincerely.
Joyful Creative Bliss...