Thursday, September 4, 2014
Last night I was up late, tired from a long day and frustrated with my two younger daughters who simply would not fall asleep. Rather than sit upstairs and stew about it, I decided to head down to my sewing corner and make something happy. This little coaster was the result, and it definitely fits the bill for me. Sometimes I need to remember not to let circumstances dictate my emotions. Choosing joy can be such a powerful thing in our lives, and I'm often amazed at how changing my attitude can make things so much better!
The prints are a mix of favorites from my stash, all finishing at one inch square. I did a little embroidery on the front of this project, adding raindrops behind that cute little girl with her umbrella (by Alexander Henry, I believe) and underlining the message that jumped out at me when I laid eyes on this scrap of Alison Glass text print.
The back of the coaster is one of Heather Ross's sweet bee prints. I also added a little twill tape loop on the side for fun.
You girls melted my heart with all your comments on my last post. I wish I had enough money and fabric to send you each a care package, and I admit, I couldn't resist adding a few more names to my list. Brenda, Jules, Fran, Marti, and Lynne have all received emails from me this afternoon. Please get your mailing addresses to me as soon as you can!
Have I mentioned that you all bless my socks off? I could sew by myself, but it would be awfully lonely without all of you to share it with me. Thanks for keeping me company!