Got one day of the long weekend to finish off my latest project of Little Dresses and got them packed and ready for the mail. I am desperately trying to cut down my fabric stash so came up with making small tote bags to go with each of the dresses. I mean what little girl doesn’t like having a bag to hid her valuables in and carry around with her?
One of my good friends likes to visit and check out my latest sewing projects and then browse through my stash of completed quilts for possible holiday gifts. Love this visit as it gets me to drag out all the storage containers, refold the quilts and refresh the softener sheets I put in each one to keep them fresh.
I didn’t realize how fast time was going by until the organizer of the craft fair at our parish called to remind me that December was around the corner and was I going to have a table to sell my crafts and kitchen treats. That got me making lists and sewing. Tote bags usually sell well so I designed and sewed some new styles with pockets and one-of-a-kind appliques on them. Fortunately, the embroidery aspect of my sewing machine is in good working order so I could add some uniqueness to each tote bag.
“Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that Religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence”… The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate.
This right is in its nature an unalienable right. It is unalienable, because the opinions of men, depending only on the evidence contemplated by their own minds cannot follow the dictates of other men: It is unalienable also, because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him.”
(James Madison, Father of the Constitution)
A friend is planning a surprise for her daughter at Christmas – two bunk beds for her four, favorite dolls. She asked me if I could come up with some bedding for the pampered babies. Since my daughters are past that stage, I welcomed the chance to play house and sew up the needed items. Each of the four beds come with a bed pillow, a decorative pillow, fitted sheets, mattress, and a quilt. Because I’m an overachiever, I made two quilts for each of the four beds because, after all, dolls need some variety in their lives, too!