Today I was in the book store with a friend reading a quilting magazine and there was an article in there just for me. Oh you know one of those times when you realize that you must get involved because what you were reading was meant for you! I have had 5 pillowcase dresses in my Etsy shop for months and NO SALES, for a reason I guess. I took them out of my shop and will be sending them to Phoenix, Arizona to the Dress A Girl "Hope 4 Kids International" organization. They have been doing these wonderful things since 1973 and have taught many of the women to make pillowcase dresses. I am feeling so good about this knowing that my little dresses will be loved by little girls that have NOTHING! Thank you Lord for giving me the opportunity to care and serve!
Today is Monday April 11 and I sent these little dresses to the Hope 4 Kids International organization. I felt really grateful to be doing that for them! I am planning on making some shorts for Dress A Boy.
I have the most wonderful nephew that any Auntie could have. He lives in California and sent me this card with, as you can see, $40.00 cash in it for me. The story goes this way; My sister who lives here in Texas, block away from me, flew to Indiana to visit her daughter and other son. I cared for her cats and house while she was gone for 3 weeks. Several days into her visit in Indiana the front door opens and there stands her son from California. Surprise! Surprise! and they all had a wonderful loving reunion. My nephew sent me this money as a loving gesture since I was caring for her little cat family here in Texas. Don't you all wish you had such a loving nephew like I have?
I just finished this lovely T-Shirt Quilt for a customer in New Jersey. She is a long time fan of the music star Stevie Nicks from the 80's and 90's. I made a collage block from pictures and a momento from one of the shirts along with a little crescent moon the customer wanted on the quilt. I think this quilt turned out really pretty and I hope she likes it.
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When my sisters and I were very young all three of us loved to make things. I think that was the way kids entertained themselves in those days. Our mother sat us down with old clothes and needles and thread and we made our dolls clothes.
My creativity grew from there and I found myself in high school making all of my own clothes. I did get a lot of attention with my matching outfits including hats. Since I was shy maybe that was my way of creating my own world and at the same time getting attention.
I finally did get tired of making clothes and went into quilting. The first year I quilted I made every family member quilts, quilts and more quilts.
You can only make so many quilts and so many bags before you have no space left. What is a very nutty creative person going to do about this?? Well you are going to open an ETSY shop and sell some of this stuff, right?? http://fabricartist21.etsy.com/
My neighbor asked me to make her a T-Shirt Quilt and I have been doing that for over a year now. I take special orders through my Etsy shop. I have become very busy with this business and will continue to create t-shirt quilts as long as their are customers that want them.
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