Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sister's Birthday Celebration
My sister Marie recently celebrated her birthday which coincided with Easter this year. We met the day before to celebrate and avoid the Easter crowds. I always have such a wonderful time with Marie. She is such a sweet soul and so grateful in life. I love Marie!
Because her birthday was shared with Easter this year I stitched this little egg themed booklet for her. The cover is linen and includes a heart and beads along with my stitching of a Jenny of elefantz design. If you click this link you can visit Jenny and learn about her wonderful monthly Stitchery Club.
This is the little stitched booklet inside where I added a simple pin with an M for Marie and a Butterfly pin because Butterflies are the Bearers of 10,000 Happinesses.
And keeping with my new mug mat obsession I sewed these for Marie. No photo but I also included a bird themed mug and a nice water bottle for her to stay hydrated.
Marie loves Nature and Birds so this fabric was perfect.
I am so grateful my sister is happy with simple handmade gifts. I also gave her the blue tatted bookmark (in my previous blog post) and a new book. She is beyond an avid reader.
I had a nice time with my sister and I am grateful we live close enough to be able to get together.
We are having more rain. There can be no progress made outdoors on spiffing curb appeal. Way too wet and muddy. There will be enormous amounts of clean up and weed abatement when dry weather returns. With all this wonderful rain the plants are growing and everything is blooming. The blooms get destroyed by the pouring rain but we are so thankful for the water table. Some ski resorts are planning on staying open right through the summer with over 700 inches of snow! Quite the contrast to the last five years of "exceptional" drought.
Mr. C and I have lost a wonderful friend who lost his battle with cancer last evening. Prayers for the entire family who are grieving. His wife just passed less than three years ago after her years of battling cancer. I continue to pray a cure be found for all cancers. I just do not understand.
These days and weeks are flying by so fast I am missing my summer before it even gets here. I choose to embrace each and every day and not rush any of them. Blessings and Bliss...