Bee's Hive

Monday, October 20, 2008

Some days are just wonderful!

I decided I couldn't stand the stink of our sewer problem so I shut myself up, upstairs in my sewing room and worked on the needle cases. I'm pretty happy with the end result with only one change to make. I need to put the decorater stitch around the edge of the first needle sheet.

I used elastic cord to close it and a button. This gives 2 pages for needles and a spot for a ripper, marker and success strips, or even a Hershey bar!

The day was looking like a good one. Then the mailman came. He wasn't too happy with me having to tote 3 large boxes around, but he made my day!

The first box I opened was from my grands in Idaho. Other then hugging your grands who live so far away, getting a box with some photo's of some of your grands is the next best thing! I can't believe so many of my babies are now pre teen or teen. The photo on the left is the baby of them all, already age 6. He tells me he doesn't want to be called Scottie anymore, just Scott.

My friend Kathy from the HGTV group sent me a huge box of strings, lots of red fabric (my favorite color) and some fancy beads. Sweet roses and butterfly's, hearts and shiny silver circles. You know I'm going to jump into the box of new love!

My friend Norma from California sent me two wonderful books on crazy quilting, some beautiful fabric's and fancy threads.

This is another item Norma sent to me for Crazy Quilting. It's on elastic, like a garter. All I could think of when I saw it was with the right high heels and sleezy dress, I could be a dancer for Halloween! All in all, today was very good!


everythingquilts said...

I'm so delighted to know you had such a great day. Holee, you deserve it . The needle cases, with the pocket for the success strips is a brilliant idea. I know what you mean about the grandchildren. I'm so happy mine live right down the road now, instead of 2 states away.

Gina said...

What a great day for you ( but not the poor postie). I love all the goodies and the photos are wonderful.

Love and hugs Gina xxx