The lining is from the charms that I could not use as they were too white and would have blended into my white background. They made perfect linings though. Each person has a different lining.
I added colorful flower buttons to the front and back with ribbon to close the book if wished. A few colored glass beads added that last little touch. The books for Dawn and Nancy (my mother) are on their way in the mail. Carolien's is wrapped and waiting for her since I happily get to see her next week.
I got a big surprise in the mail myself. I had won Marsha's birthday giveaway and look at all the wonderful surprises. I have to make a fob for my new scissors, stitch that chart and sew the tote (she even included the fabrics!) as soon as I can! Thank you Marsha but you really spoiled me too much.
I am packing our weekend bag for Cranberry Cottage. As always, my first thoughts are what I am packing in my project bag. Here are a few peeks...
I normally stitch my blocks for Heidi's House and then sew the patchwork but I am behind and have to have block 6 done by our quilt evening on Wednesday. I sewed half the block together and a part of the remainder and will stitch it this weekend. I should be able to get the rest of the block done on Monday and Tuesday.
And here is a glimpse behind the candy cane curtains of Santa's Workshoppe. Miss Pickles the Elf has been at the drawing board and I am going to try something as part of my Christmas present for my Secret Sister in my quilt group. I cannot reveal too much yet but I will be anxious to see if I can finish this project as I have in my mind's eye. I will let you know if it works...
For that last scattered moment for now, it is the end of the month once again. Where has July gone? Jeanne and I are going to update our With My Needle SAL at the end of each month. I call mine the Emily sampler. *grins* I took Emily with me to the cottage last weekend but did not do as much stitching as I would have liked. Still, my friends, there is a little progress.