Hilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area. So does this blog entail the odds and ends of topics of interest, leaving more loose threads to ponder...
No Happy Birthday Giveaway Yet and One-Flower Wednesday
Encouraging words of the day:
His faithful promises are your armor and protection. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain." There is absolutely nothing to fear about tomorrow; for God is already there.
Today is my birthday and I just have to share the wonderful gift I received from my sister Ida who blogs at "My Sister Made Me Do It." One of my favorite childhood books has always been “Alice in Wonderland.” I enjoy reading all about the author, Lewis Carroll and just enjoy all the crazy antics in the book. Knowing this, my sister made this wonderful wall hanging.
The “Queen of Hearts” is standing on the face cards (Hearts suit of course) and wearing beautiful crazy quilt velvety, satiney, shiny robes, The bottom part of the wall hanging has a row of white roses which are appropriately being painted red. “We’re painting the roses red, painting the roses red . . . .“ There are rabbits and cheshire cats, mad hatters, etc all around and Ida has quilted those in a spiral so they look like rabbit holes. It is all lovely and Ida has, per her trademark, left “Hilachas” hanging off the quilting on the back This is the “perfect” birthday present, on top of the ipad cover pattern, selvage ends for the something I’m making some day from selvages, thread, and a gorgeous turquoise straw bag just waiting for the first day of spring! Thanks, Ida. You’re one in a million.
And, how appropriate that my birthday falls on the day of the week in which Karen at One Flower Wednesdayhas organized a linky for all of to share our hexagon flowers, one of my favorite days. Here are my flowers. I’m “killing two birds with one stone” today as these flowers are for my partner at the "Inchy Hexagon Flower-Swap." I’ve been so busy otherwise that I didn’t make my own hexie flower this week.
AND, I do not know how this dotted line appears nor do I know how to get rid of it. Delete does not work. I can't highlight it. Oh well. . . .
Now, about my “Happy Birthday Giveaway,” now changed to “My After Birthday Giveaway,” because I ordered something to include in my giveaway and it has not yet arrived. But, here is a preview of something that will be included.
I have made thislittle kit to take with you when you’re away from home. It’s a wonderful little take-along to hold your hand-sewing, needles, threads, all those little things you need while sitting in a doctor’s waiting room or any of those other places we find ourselves twiddling our thumbs and wishing we had remembered to bring our sewing. It has all these little ziplock bags to put your stuff in . . .
I’ve also managed to add a page called “Tutorials” to my blog and have included the tutorial for this handy little kit I’m including in “My After Birthday Giveaway,” if you don’t want to wait and see if you win the giveaway. Coming soon!