Here it is, my last journal on the gift-list!
And, honestly, I love it! I heart making stars because they're so durn cute and this little hand-stitching design is such a no-brainer. Plus, each of those wonky points are made from a triangle scrap. Woo-hoo!
I featured a tidbit of Miscellany in the star center and various pink-y scraps for the points. The star block background is Moda crossweave in blue/white and the dot background is a precious bit of Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party collection. The green-brown in that dot was too good of a match to the Miscellany floral for me to use anything else!
And the back. Gray and brown - an unlikely combination, right? And I always told Brandon he couldn't wear the two together. Hmm. Good thing he doesn't read my blog.
So, I'm very, very, very, tremendously excited to be done making all of these journals so that I can drop them in the mail. And, actually, I DID mail them late last week. So, now I can tell you who they're for...
And, you're thinking... What? Who? Come on.
I'll explain. Each of those names represents a woman without whom do. Good Stitches would be impossible. They are the hosts of our charity circles as of the end of September, each responsible for organizing and leading their band of 10 circle members. They field questions, handle the quilting schedule and generally keep tabs on their circle so that things keep running in the right direction. I am so blessed by their willingness to partner with me at do. Good Stitches, and to make possible the continued growth of our charity bee.
I've sent each woman a handmade journal and cover. And, I also sent along those cuts of fabric donated by Harmony Art to the ladies who have been leading circles the longest, so that they can use the fabrics in a future do. Good Stitches charity quilt! I've heard that one package arrived yesterday, so hopefully the rest will be landing real soon.
So, one last time, I'd like to thank...
Alecia of Beauty in the Details, who hosts the Faith circle benefiting local needy.
Hollie of Undercover Crafter, who hosts the Hope circle benefiting Threading Hope.
Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches, who hosts the Joy circle benefiting Canadian-based Victoria's Quilts and My Very Own Blanket.
Jenn of Jenn of all Trades, who hosts the Comfort circle benefiting local needy.
Michelle of I like Orange, who hosts the Bliss circle benefiting Wrap Them in Love.
Katie of Katie's Korner, who hosts the Peace circle benefiting My Very Own Blanket.
Holly of Bijou Lovely, who hosts the Inspire circle benefiting Project Linus.
Mary Catharine of Warmth in the North, who hosts the Grace circle benefiting My Very Own Blanket.
Leigh of Leedle Deedle Quilts who hosts the Harmony circle benefiting Project Linus.
Kay of Shocking Hocking who hosts the Cherish circle benefiting Australian-based Needy Stitches.
And, Deborah of Whipstitch who hosts the Trust circle benefiting My Very Own Blanket.
It was an absolute pleasure to make you generous souls these gifts. I hope that you enjoy plotting grand projects in them soon, both for yourself and for others. You have been such a blessing. In the same way, may you be greatly blessed!