I mailed a package today. The door it is headed for will most likely take 10 to 14 days as they had wave after wave of typhoons (no pun intended) hit their island. So naturally mail is a bit delayed lately while they do some recovering/repairing/regrouping.
Are you curious as to what was in the package? Well it turns out I can tell you because they saw pictures ahead of time.
You write your budget allocation on the white rectangle
They all ended up with snap closures.
This is a cash budget envelope system for my niece who lives for the next few years in Okinawa, Japan. She’ll be able to allocate her cash and reduce overspending with these envelopes. She is to be credited with sending me Pinterest ideas to create this pretty cool idea. And of course, she knew her aunt has plenty of scraps. So in return……….
I get a few door posts. (not that I wouldn’t have made these for her anyway) 🙂
One of her favorite places to eat. I believe they serve familiar food there.
For your shopping convenience, this is the Japanese equivalent to Target called ‘Nitori’ according to my niece.
A door at the bottom of the hill of Hacksaw Ridge.
A gorgeous view from the top of Hacksaw Ridge looking out over the ocean. Forgive me for not knowing which direction this faces. But it definitely gives you an idea of how crowded the island is.
Glad to see this historical area is given some honor. A beautiful spot for reflection.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this Thursday Doors post and will take time to visit Norm 2.0 where he will direct you to many many more wonderful door posts from all over.
I searched and searched this house for a pineapple (other than the can in the pantry). An Instagram daily photo prompt is the source of this distress. I knew I wouldn’t be venturing out on the town today so it was up to me to get creative. And since the last Sunday Sampler was in March before the April AtoZ Blog Challenge, it’s definitely past time for a new one!
Grabbed the tools, the fabric and a little inspiration from Pinterest — not necessarily in that order.
Tools and a 2 1/4 inch square
Cut enough squares to make 3 of these quilt squares. I don’t think they’ll be used together but you never know?
From the Green Stash
Squares with extras, just in case.
After a few minor adjustments – like increasing the size of the squares that were to become 1/2 square triangle blocks – I think I accomplished what I set out to do.
Without the sashing
A little batting, backing ,basting and it’ll be quilting time! My plan? A wall hanger will be the final outcome of this symbol of hospitality. Thanks for visiting!
It’s been awhile since I posted a crochet post. However, I’ve not been neglecting my creative duties. I finished the 2018 A to Z Challenge with a quilt top, began the Season of Yardwork and Gardening, did plenty of mending, got contacted to do some custom items, and finished the following little number for my Etsy shop. There’s never a dull moment at my house.
Just going to make one more of these in Pink and white before I dive into some other projects.
What’s next? With the heat of summer, I will most likely stick with small projects that won’t raise my temperature in Missouri’s humid months. Here are some Pinterest ideas I find enticing.
I highly encourage these motif centered ideas for my crochet friends along with a tall glass of lemonade while sitting on your porch. Don’t forget the fan!
So it was rainy today and I was able to ignore the gardening/mowing and simply ‘indulge’ in sewing. Pinterest got me hooked again and I found a lil tutorial. I decided to try to ammend a personal attempt from earlier and ended up with basically a hot mess. (See largest photo in this collage)
The leftover fabric from Rachel’s t-shirt quilt came in handy for my second attempt. It’s not perfect either, but it’ll help a certain someone keep track of their ear buds better. ahem!! Inserting momma-attention-please throat clearing.
This collage is the beginning of the stocking creations for the upcoming Christmas season. Using up trim and various fabrics before I hit the upholstery section in the stores. In case you wondered, these are said fabrics. I highly recommend checking out these gorgeous options. They give your mantle a more posh appearance than calico or even silk stockings.
Someone on Facebook reminded us this is the 6 month mark til Christmas.
With so many colors to choose from, the possibilities are pretty endless for the project mother brought by this week.
Here is the framed view of her table runner she’d like me to add a crocheted border to. I only have to decide on the thread size and color and the pattern choice. No pressure. I’ll probably stick with white though. Be on the lookout for it in completed form in a future Sunday Sampler.
And speaking of thread color, I’m lovin’ this cotton thread the hubby was unswayable about in his preference on the shelf. I’m so glad he influenced my purchase.
I invite you to link here with your handmade creations. I’d love to see what you’ve made!
This is the person inspiring my next quilt. She’s my grandmother and I am positively certain the quilt block would have had her approval. She nicknamed everyone and mine was “Sugar”. I don’t hear many people call me that anymore. I’m now Steph, Stephie, Stuff, Teffie, Nini, and any other way a young child can pronounce my 9 Letter name. Thanks mom 🙂
But here are a few options for that sugar bowl pattern from Pinterest.
This one would be too obvious.
This one just doesn’t do it for me.
Titled ‘shellsbrokensugarbowl’ respectively but not into much broken things right now. Currently listening to a dripping faucet that may become more “broken” (with a sledge hammer) in the very near future.
Another broken one.
And finally we come to the one I feel fits the bill. (from Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks).
So now we wait on the dryer to finish with the chosen fabrics……..